Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Dec 13, 2023
    Sarah from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi we've got a resort (All Star) reservation and theme park (EPCOT) reservation Dec 27, and want to know if we can go straight to the park and spend the day there and check in at the resort late that night when the park closes?

    Hey there, Sarah! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    How exciting that your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth is so soon! I love celebrating the holiday season at Walt Disney World and since your plans include EPCOT, don't miss the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. I love the Holiday Storytellers representing difficult cultures around World Showcase and of course, the holiday-themed sweets!

    Now, Sarah, I'm happy to tell you that you can get a jumpstart on your day at EPCOT by waiting to check into your Disney Resort Hotel until later in the evening. When you complete the Online Check-In, you can select what time you're planning to arrive at the resort. In your case, you'll select a late arrival time. Make sure that you have your notifications turned on in your My Disney Experience Mobile App so that you'll be alerted to your room number when assigned. You don't even need to stop by the Front Desk! With Online Check-In, you can go straight to your room.

    Sarah, I hope this helps as you're looking ahead to your visit. If you have any additional questions, I hope you'll come on back to planDisney. We love to see a returning guest!

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