Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jun 1, 2011
    Ashley from FL 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.

    DH and I are visiting DW July 16-20. We will be driving down on the 15th and will not make it to our hotel until 12am or after on the 16th. Will we have to pay for an extra night or will DW work with us on checking in early? Our reservation starts on 16th.

    Hi Ashley,

    If Disney can accommodate you with an early check-in, they certainly will but don't count on it.  I have many times flown in using the red eye flights and arriving around 7am, they have tried many times to check me in early, but it has never happened.  It all depends on how busy they are and do they have your room available (maybe the previous guest has not even checked-out yet and they have no substitute rooms available....there are many varying factors here to consider).  Normal check-in time is anytime after 3pm and check-out is at 11am.  If you arrive early and your room happens to not be ready, you can leave your luggage with Bell Services and enjoy your day. When you return to the Resort you can either return to check-in or call the number they gave you to find out your room number.

    Best wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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