• On Nov 7, 2016
    Julie from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Staying at OKW from Dec. 16-23. Flight arrives at 1:14 p.m. Check-in isn't until 4. I have requested an early check-in. Is it likely that I will receive an early check-in? Would love to stop by the room before hitting the park if possible.

    Hi Julie!

    Thanks for joining us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I definitely understand that it can be helpful to have a moment to rest and refresh after a long afternoon of travel before beginning a theme park adventure! For your best opportunity for your Disney Vacation Club Villa to be ready early is to check the small box that prioritizes an early Villa higher than your specific location or amenity requests during Online Check-In. While this cannot be guaranteed, I am happy to share with you that I have consistently had great luck with this method. 

    Just in case, be sure to pack a change of clothes in your carry-on luggage. That way, if your luggage is traveling on Disney's Magical Express and you are using those convenient yellow tags that allow you to check your suitcase at your home airport and then see it for the next time in your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can at least change from your traveling clothes and get comfortable even without the tranqulity of your Villa. 

    Good luck!

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Sally, Texas

"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince and a stay-at-home mom to two bold and brilliant little girls; one a Jedi Padawan and the other a Princess. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation. Learn More About Sally

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