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  • On Mar 20, 2023
    Neysa from NS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there, Im just wondering if I do the early check in for my resort stay at Disney World, will the balance be paid at that time or not until i get to the resort. Thanks

    Hi there, Neysa!

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks so much for stopping by with your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. It sounds like you're planning an exciting visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, and I'm here to help you to make the most of your experience!

    There's nothing quite like falling into bed at a cozy Disney Resort hotel at the end of a long day in the theme parks. For room-only Resort hotel reservations, you'll have paid an amount equal to your first night's stay at the time of booking, and the remaining balance will be due at the time of check-in. Neysa, even if you complete Online Check-In on the Walt Disney World Resort website ahead of your arrival, you won't be charged for the remaining balance until the day that you arrive at your Disney Resort hotel.

    I usually complete Online Check-In well in advance of my scheduled arrival, Neysa. That way, I don't have to think about it when I arrive at my Disney Resort hotel, and I'm able to dive right into the magic! If you haven't already, I encourage you to download the My Disney Experience mobile app prior to your arrival. This way, you'll be able to take advantage of Direct-to-Room service, bypass the Front Desk, and head directly to your comfortable Disney Resort hotel room when you arrive. With the mobile app, you'll receive a notification when your room is ready and you'll even be able to "magically" unlock the door to your room!

    Neysa, I hope this information has been helpful to you and I wish you a most magical stay at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have any additional vacation planning questions, please stop back by planDisney again anytime. We're here to help you make magical Disney memories!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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