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  • On May 5, 2024
    David from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am staying at an on site hotel and want to arrive around 7:99 am. Can I drive straight to the hotel that early?

    Hi there David, it's great to see ya here at planDisney!

    It looks like you're gearing up to drive over to your Disney Resorts Collection hotel in just a few hours, so I figured I'd pop in and help you out as soon as I saw your question come in! From the sounds of it, you're looking at making your way to the hotel earlier which is something that folks and families from around the world take advantage of - especially if their travel plans have them arriving in the morning.

    • Be sure to have your reservation confirmation handy and ready to present to the Security Cast Member at the booth; they may also confirm whether you are checking in today and look it up based on the last name on the reservation. Guests very often head directly to their Disney Resort Hotel and take advantage of being able to park while they wait for their room to be ready.
    • We like to drop off our luggage with the friendly Bell Services team whenever we arrive a bit early - just be sure to keep any important items on you that you think you'll need. (One of my biggest tips is to take a photo of the ticket they provide you as well as all of your luggage together just in case anything happens or gets misplaced, to make it easier to track down.)
    • In the meantime, you might want to also take advantage of Direct-to-Room-Service wherein you can complete your Online Check-in ahead of time and be notified as soon as your room is ready to head there directly without needing to drop by the Front Desk
    I love being able to arrive as early as possible just to be able to enjoy the amenities and explore a little bit to gain my bearings whenever I'm staying anywhere new; this is also a great way to get your day started with a breakfast treat or even head out to the theme parks to really make the most of your stay!

    Wishing you all the best on your early-morning adventuring!
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