• On Jul 23, 2018
    Shaun from PA 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.

    Do any of the WDW resorts offer an early check-in? We are arriving in Florida right before nap time and need a quiet space!

    Hi Shaun,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Nap times are important!

    If you check the Terms and Conditions, you will see specific information on check-in times for resort hotels. Although standard check-in at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels is typically between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., we have often been able to check-in to our room before that time. We always do online check-in prior to arrival. On several occasions, we have received a text message that our room is ready before by noon. Yet on other occasions, we have waited until closer to 2:00 p.m. Room availability at any given time can vary. Cast members, however, have always done their best to accommodate our needs!

    I suggest that you do online check-in prior to arrival. If your room is not ready when you arrive, there are lounge areas in the resort hotels. You may be able to find a quieter space while you wait. If you want to head to the parks, there are Baby Care Centers in the parks that do offer quiet spaces for you to take a break with little ones. When our girls were younger and still needed a nap, we always took a break from the parks in the afternoon. Inevitably, naptime was later than it should have been because we were so busy in the parks. 

    Shaun, I am sending pixie dust hoping that you can stick to that nap schedule!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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