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  • On May 5, 2009
    Christina Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi we are staying at Caribbean beach resort in June. Since check in time isnt until 3pm and out flight arrives around 10. will the resort give us our tickets early or our dining cards? Has anyone else ever ran into this issue? What did you do for 4 hours?

    You are welcome to check in prior to 3 pm.   At that time, you will be given your park tickets and all other other parts of your package as well as a phone number for you to call later in the day which will provide you with your room number and room availability (they are sometimes ready before 3:00).  

    Also, if you have your luggage with you, you can simply leave them with Bell Services who will store them with you until you are ready to have them delivered to your room.  If you are using Magical Express, then they will magically appear in your room later in the day!!

    So, you can then go and begin your vacation by visiting one of the parks, shopping at Downtown Disney, or maybe exploring any of the resorts.  You won't need to check back in at Guest Services since you will already have your room keys.  

    We have done this many times without any problems.  And the best times were when the room was available early!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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