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  • On Jun 19, 2022
    Jeissa from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are traveling by car to our summer vacation, we probably will be there very early in the morning, can we park at the hotel? Do we need to pay an extra day for the parking? Can we do breakfast at the hotel? How early is breakfast served?

    Welcome to planDisney Jeissa!

    A road trip to Walt Disney World will be a great family adventure! Pack up the family, some snacks, your Mickey Mouse ears and off you go!

    I don't know what you consider "early" but early check-in at Walt Disney World Resort hotels starts at 7am. This is when many resort restaurants will open and you can begin booking virtual queues and Genie+ selections (remember to have your Theme Park Tickets purchased and Theme Park Reservations secured ahead of time!) This does not mean your room will be ready, but you can certainly get your day started. When doing your online check-in, it will ask for your arrival time, but normal check-in time is 3-4pm depending on your resort. Plan ahead with any day bags for swim suits, medication, or extra clothes. 

    Once your car is parked, I would stop by the front desk to let them know you have arrived. If you completed online check-in, a text will be sent when your room is ready so you will know when to pop back to your resort to settle in. Bell Services will be happy to store your luggage, then you can head out to the theme parks, or whatever your plans might be!

    With driving all night and starting early, your crew will need a mid-day break. Even if your room is not ready, you are welcome to lounge by your resort pool so plan ahead for break time. Once your room is available, take a quick rest so you can head out for a night of fun. EPCOT is a great place to be at night with Harmonious on World Showcase Lagoon. Magic Kingdom is also a wonderful option with Disney Enchantment lighting up the sky!

    Wishing you a safe journey to Walt Disney World!

    Cathy
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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