Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Sep 8, 2013
    Veronica Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! Surprising my kids & my Mom with a trip to WDW 11/21-11/26. We are staying club level at Poly. Flight gets into MCO at 11am. What are chances of Poly granting early check-in? Would love to catch a nap prior to MVMCP that night. Thank yo

    Howdy Veronica!!


    As you know, Disney's Polynesian Resort is a very popular Resort hotel and you will be travelling to Walt Disney World Resort at a very popular time.  While I cannot make any guarantees, I can tell you that if your room is available, you should be able to check-in and have access to it without issue. 

    I would suggest that you contact Disney Resort Hotel Reservations at (407) 939-1936 and ask them to make a note of your request for early check-in on your reservation.  When you are contacted by a Cast Member for your pre-arrival Walt Disney World Resort itinerary planning, be sure to mention this as well.  

    When you arrive, if your room is not available, you might spend some time touring the resort.  Possibly grab lunch at Kona Café or enjoy some time in the Club Level Lounge.  You have the option to receive a text as soon as your room is available.  If you are near your resort, you might be able to get a few minutes of rest time in before you head to the party.

    Nap or no nap, I cannot think of a better way for you to celebrate your first night of this surprise vacation than at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!!!

    What an amazing gift you have created for your mom and kids.  This will be a vacation filled with countless magical memories and I couldn't be more excited for you!! 

    Thanks so much for your question and please let me know if you need any further information as you plan your vacation!  Have a magical day!!
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