Wilderness Lodge Resort Pool
  • On Jun 19, 2023
    Florie alyson from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Trying to get a better chance of getting our room request granted, what is the best day of the week to arrive at a Disney resort, meaning more people checking out than checking in?

    Hey there, Florie Alyson! Welcome back to planDisney. We're happy you're here!

    It sounds like you're putting the finishing touches of pixie dust on your magical plans to visit Walt Disney World Resort! You're going to love your stay at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, where you'll be greeted by a soaring fireplace, delectable dining, and even a creek that runs through the lobby! I know you're hoping to ask for a few room requests, and I have a few tips that can help with this process:
    • Since so many factors play into every Guest's vacation (such as the season, holidays, celebrations, and events), there isn't a consistent rule of thumb for when more Guests are checking out of a resort than in. However, I've noticed that many Guests seem to plan their vacations by arriving and leaving on the weekends. I like to plan for my arrival and departure days to fall mid-week for this reason, though your mileage may vary!
    • Some requests can be made online! For example, if you're hoping for a King Bed, this is a specific room type that can be booked when making your reservation. All you need to do is select a room that says "King Bed" in the name! 
    • There are a few additional requests that can be made online if you opt into online check-in, too. To check this out, log into your account, hover your mouse over the My Disney Experience tab, and click My Plans. Scroll down until you see your reservation, then click "Start Check-in." Here, you can toggle down the "Show Details" arrow, then edit the Room Requests. You may see options such as Near Lobby or Near Elevator.
    • If you have a more specific request, you can make this room request in a few different ways. First, you can reach out to a Cast Member to add a request to your reservation. While these are never guaranteed, Cast Members will always try to accommodate your requests when available! I like to use the Chat feature on the My Disney Experience app, personally. All you need to do is leave your request, along with any helpful information (like your reservation number), and a Cast Member will respond as soon as they're able to! You can also call a Cast Member and make your request via phone, as well.
    • Additionally, you can speak to a Cast Member at the front desk of your resort and mention your request when checking in. Again, there are no guarantees when making a request, but you can always trust that a Cast Member will do what they can to help!
    Florie Alyson, I want you to know that no matter what room you call "home" during your visit, you're sure to have a delightful stay! When making room requests, sometimes my request has been accommodated, and sometimes it hasn't. What I can tell you from my personal experience is that I have never had a room that wasn't wonderful! And as you continue planning, please write to us with any other questions you have. We're happy to help!

    You've got a friend in me,
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Hello from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, also known as Pittsburgh! My husband and I live in a little town that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. where we often find ourselves seeking out ice cream, finding new adventures, and having lightsaber battles in our backyard. While we love to travel to galaxies far, far away, we consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I can't wait to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacations! Learn More About Michelle

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