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KirstenMB
04-13-2011, 01:07 AM
So I'm seeing a lot of people going down the night before they check in, but I'm planning on flying in on the day of check in since I don't want to spend money on a hotel for the night. Everyone seems to have mixed ideas about check in day, is it bad to fly in the day of? And will I not get much of a choice apartment wise?

elphie101
04-13-2011, 02:17 AM
From everything that I've read, if you don't care about what complex or apartment size you're placed in and you aren't trying to fill an apartment with people you've met on the internet (the exception being a roommate match you might've made in advance through Disney's system for the person you'll share your bedroom with) then as long as you arrive during the check-in hours you're fine. That doesn't mean that you definitely won't get your number #1 choice complex, just that the chances are less likely the later in the day you check in.

Again, this is all based on what I've read from former CPs.

WDW_lover_in_SC
04-13-2011, 07:24 AM
My room mate flew in the day of check in but we were already having to live in Vista anyways

beautybutafunnygirl
04-13-2011, 07:52 PM
Also keep in mind that the wait will be much longer the later on you arrive since the lines get backed up!

KirstenMB
04-21-2011, 03:34 PM
Well I think I'll be fine, I'm flying into Orlando and get in about 6 am. Its going to be a bit of waiting around but I'm thinking its fine, since I'll get there early. Its just with everyone talking about how they're flying in the night before, its got me a little worried:)

WDW_lover_in_SC
04-21-2011, 04:29 PM
Well I think I'll be fine, I'm flying into Orlando and get in about 6 am. Its going to be a bit of waiting around but I'm thinking its fine, since I'll get there early. Its just with everyone talking about how they're flying in the night before, its got me a little worried:)

You should be fine. My friend didn't get there until 9am (Orlando) and still got to room with us like he wanted easily.

Scully12
04-22-2011, 07:42 PM
I flew the day of check in with my mom. Our flight go in at 7:30am I think and went straight to Vista. Check-in didn't take long at all and I got a 3 bedroom at Chatham just like I wanted. We dropped my stuff off, met my roommates, and left as soon as we could for breakfast (but mainly to get away from my roommates parents who were all a little nuts haha)

swverausc214
04-22-2011, 08:56 PM
If you care about where you're living or want to live with a certain person, I wouldn't advise it. I along with a few hundred people I know in the group for summer alumni on Facebook are planning on being in line around 2 am. But if you don't care where you live, you should be fine flying in.

Kilayi
04-22-2011, 09:09 PM
...wow. 2am is extreme. Doesn't check in START at 9? not END at 9? If everyone just showed up at the time we were supposed to, or a reasonable amount of time early (like 8am for a 9am check in), there would be no need for everyone to freak out and try to line up at ridiculous times.

I don't meant to sound harsh, but this sort of thing peeves me off with everything where people have to line up, like movies, game releases, ticket sales, etc

OCgirl
04-22-2011, 09:25 PM
How many people arrive on each check in day?

swverausc214
04-22-2011, 10:20 PM
...wow. 2am is extreme. Doesn't check in START at 9? not END at 9? If everyone just showed up at the time we were supposed to, or a reasonable amount of time early (like 8am for a 9am check in), there would be no need for everyone to freak out and try to line up at ridiculous times.

I don't meant to sound harsh, but this sort of thing peeves me off with everything where people have to line up, like movies, game releases, ticket sales, etc

No one's required to line up that early, but if we're willing to, I don't see why not. And we're not really freaking out. We're going to hang out and talk and eat. This is the May 16 check in I'm referring to, btw.

swverausc214
04-23-2011, 02:35 AM
I didn't mean to sound snitty in that earlier post. Turns out, I might be sleeping that night. But just want to let you know, there's a good chance people will be there really early.

Dreamstuff
04-23-2011, 07:10 AM
I haven't decided if I'm flying in or not although spending the night at sunspree so far seems the best option. And geez at 2am! Lol I'd be tired the rest of the day. 8 A.M. for me, 7:30 the earliest lol.

Brent13
04-24-2011, 03:02 AM
If you care about where you're living or want to live with a certain person, I wouldn't advise it. I along with a few hundred people I know in the group for summer alumni on Facebook are planning on being in line around 2 am. But if you don't care where you live, you should be fine flying in.

I have a feeling security will ask you to disperse if you arrive at 2am, but good luck with that.

Practically.Perfect
04-25-2011, 10:37 AM
I got there just after 9am for check in for my first program and had no problems. I actually think this is better then getting there so early. If there are a ton of people, even if you are there before they open, you are likely to have to wait a while. By the time I got there the big crowd had already gone through and check in was incredably fast and I still got the appartment complex/size I wanted.

plus everyone wants different things so getting there early doesn't totally help. and even if you do get there early, they might not even have anything open that is exactally what you were hoping for.

Practically.Perfect
04-25-2011, 10:39 AM
Well I think I'll be fine, I'm flying into Orlando and get in about 6 am. Its going to be a bit of waiting around but I'm thinking its fine, since I'll get there early. Its just with everyone talking about how they're flying in the night before, its got me a little worried:)

you will be fine flying in that day (maybe a little tired), but you'll probally even be early.

iingardPR
04-25-2011, 05:34 PM
Ok well Im planning on flying same day too.. arriving like at 8 am... and I was wonering: is there any bus or something that takes me directly from the airport to the location? I am from Puerto Rico and I dont have any idea of where I'm headed to (plus i just found out that I got accepted). If I had to take a taxi, how much would it cost me.. and from which airport?

I was wondering if on that day of check-in .. do we keep carrying our bags and lots of stuff until when?

Practically.Perfect
04-25-2011, 07:41 PM
Ok well Im planning on flying same day too.. arriving like at 8 am... and I was wonering: is there any bus or something that takes me directly from the airport to the location? I am from Puerto Rico and I dont have any idea of where I'm headed to (plus i just found out that I got accepted). If I had to take a taxi, how much would it cost me.. and from which airport?

I was wondering if on that day of check-in .. do we keep carrying our bags and lots of stuff until when?

the closest airport is the Orlando airport (MCO). They don't provide any way for you to get there, it's all up to you. I think once you log in to the CP website after you accept your invitation, there is a coupon for the mears shuttle.

There will be a place for you to keep your bags while you go through the check in process. they will also have a special bus to take you to your apartment (If you live at Chatham or Patterson) since check in is at Vista.

iingardPR
04-25-2011, 08:09 PM
Ohh ok thanx! Well I already accept my invitation but I havent seen any coupon or anything like that.

Dreamstuff
04-26-2011, 07:23 AM
Ohh ok thanx! Well I already accept my invitation but I havent seen any coupon or anything like that.

Log in and go to the transportation part of the site it's somewhere in there.

duffietc
04-27-2011, 10:44 AM
I'm flying in the day before because the flight times on the day of check-in would have me arriving to Vista Way after the required movie-in timeframe. I'm not sitting in line for 4 hours or more before 9am like some people do. :eek: I value my sleep more. If I get it, I get it.

autie689
04-27-2011, 08:39 PM
...wow. 2am is extreme. Doesn't check in START at 9? not END at 9? If everyone just showed up at the time we were supposed to, or a reasonable amount of time early (like 8am for a 9am check in), there would be no need for everyone to freak out and try to line up at ridiculous times.

I don't meant to sound harsh, but this sort of thing peeves me off with everything where people have to line up, like movies, game releases, ticket sales, etc

Fine then. You aren't invited to our 2AM check in party! We were going to have bacon cheese fries and coke too! Your loss!!!!!

KirstenMB
05-08-2011, 05:08 AM
Thanks everyone, you've all been really helpful. I'm not picky roommate wise but I do want to live in Chatham. Unfortunately I only have two options for flights, one that I get in at 6 am and one that I get in at 9:30. And I'm just a worry wart so I'm stressing about it a little bit:)

iingardPR: Under transportation they recommend a bus and give you a $5 coupon off:)