Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 24, 2013
    Charlene 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.

    We have a trip planned for may 3 thru the 9th, If check in isnt until 3 pm can we get into a park if we arrive earlier than the check in time?

    Hi Charlene!

    I love traveling to Walt Disney World in early May because the spring break crowd will be gone and the summer vacation crowd will still be a few weeks away. That doesn't necessarily mean that the theme parks will be empty, but the crowd levels shouldn't be as high as they typically are during peak seasons.

    You asked a great question about the check-in process and how it relates to your access to the theme parks. My first thought is that you might get lucky and be able to get into your room prior to the 3:00pm check-in time if the resort isn't too crowded during that week. It's certainly no guarantee, but it's a possibility.

    Secondly, if you arrive at your resort hotel prior to 3:00pm, and your room isn't ready yet, then you will be able head over to the theme parks (assuming you booked a vacation that includes theme park admission). The significance of 3:00pm really only applies to the availability of your room, not your access to the theme parks that day.  

    So, if your room isn't ready after you arrive at your resort hotel, you can definitely plan to go have some fun in the theme parks while you wait.

    I hope that helps! If you should have any further questions as you continue to prepare for your vacation, please feel free to let me know and I'll be happy to help in any way that I can!

    Best regards,

thumbnail image for Derek

Meet the Panelist: Derek, Virginia

Whether you're traveling with infants or preschoolers, planning a family reunion, taking a romantic trip for two, or even traveling solo - I've been in your shoes.  I'd love to help you make the most out of your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Derek

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.