• On Dec 24, 2017
    John from MO 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.

    I will be traveling down with my girlfriend and her children, arriving Jan 8 2018. We are staying at the all-star resort, I know the check-in says 3pm, but us it possible to check in any earlier? We will be coming off of a 14+ hour drive

    Hi John, 

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Your magical vacation will be here before you know it! You are correct, the official check-in time at Disney's All-Star Music Resort, All-Star Sports Resort, and All-Star Movies Resort is at 3:00 PM. However, you'll be glad to hear that depending on room availability, you may be able to check in earlier. The official check-out time is 11:00 AM and the "mousekeeping" (housekeeping) staff needs time to get the rooms ready for the arrival of new guests. The best way to increase your chances of an early check-in is to take advantage of the opportunity to use Disney's Online Check-in Service. During that process, there is a place to enter your anticipated arrival time. The front desk will then know when to expect you. While early check-in is never guaranteed, Disney does do their best to honor your request based on availability.

    When you arrive, if your room is not quite ready, you are welcome to use all of the amenities right away. After being cooped up in the car for the long drive, the kids may be anxious to jump in the swimming pool (and you and your girlfriend may be looking to relax on a lounge chair). I suggest packing swimsuits in a separate bag so that you can locate them easily. As of now, the temperature is expected to be in the 70's on your arrival day.

    I hope this helps and please do not hesitate to send me a follow-up question if I can assist you further. Drive safely. I hope you have a wonderful vacation together.

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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