View Full Version : When is the earliest you have checked in and gotten your room?

11-04-2011, 09:55 AM
I have shown up at 8am and had my pick of rooms at HHI and have gotten the key. Anyone this early? earlier?

11-04-2011, 10:12 AM
2 weeks ago got into BWV at 10am.

11-04-2011, 10:22 AM
I have shown up at 8am and had my pick of rooms at HHI and have gotten the key. Anyone this early? earlier?

3 weeks ago, got AKV at 10:30am. Tried to get BCV (split stay) at 10am but didn't have a room until 2pm.

11-04-2011, 10:38 AM
11am AKL in 2007, and 1pm SSR in 2009. You got me beat!

We stayed at HHI 2 months ago and our room was available at 5pm, however we could have gotten a room at 11am if we wanted a different location in the resort. We requested a 2nd floor marsh view and we were very willing to wait for it. Don't regret waiting for a second - it was fantastic!

11-04-2011, 11:21 AM
Our rooms have been ready the earliest at OKW. We've only stayed there twice, but once a studio was ready for us at 10:30, and a 1 bedroom was ready when we checked in at 9 AM! For the 9 AM one, we were coming from a Saturday night stay off site, and checked in on Sunday morning! Never ever expected to get the room that early!

11-04-2011, 11:34 AM
Just a few weeks ago. 8:30AM at the BWV for a 1 bedroom on 10/22/11. I was changing rooms and was thrilled that I didn't have to send my luggage to bell service for the day. We just rolled our bags from one room to another.

We've also gotten into our room at BLT as early as 8:30AM

Keep in mind that I often will get into my room early when using online checkin, but I seldom get any requests when using online checkin. So I have to weigh my choices. It may be just me that has this issue...:confused3

11-04-2011, 01:05 PM
When we got back from our Dream cruise, we got our AKV 2 BR right at 9am. I thought for sure we'd be storing our stuff for the day.

11-04-2011, 02:37 PM
7 AM, changing from a studio to a 1 bedroom at BC. I rolled my stuff down the hall it was great!

.. I have waited as late as 5 PM though.. which was a little less that good... I wish all were ready by 2 PM, like most resorts.

11-04-2011, 04:25 PM
Have check-in, gotten a room at 7AM, unloaded the car, and still made RD at MK; this has happened multiple times at multiple resorts.
Usually for us rooms are ready when we check-in 3 out of 5 times.

11-04-2011, 05:16 PM
The earliest I've attempted has been 8 AM at BLT and have been successful once out of two attempts.

11-04-2011, 05:34 PM
We've checked into a Disney resort 8 times and I think only 1 time was our room ready (when we switched from the Contemp over to SSR for a split stay and I checked in around 9-9:30). I think most of the other 7 times our room was available between 1:30-4:00.

11-04-2011, 09:12 PM
Earliest time, SSR, 11:00 a.m. Latest time, SSR, 6:30 p.m.!! We were not happy campers at that point.

11-04-2011, 09:24 PM
Checked into BWV at 4:30 am in June and our room was ready!!!! We made better time than we thought we would driving down and were debating getting breakfast and hanging out for awhile but then I remembered reading something on here about someone getting in early and having a room so we gave it a try and yep it was ready!!! :banana:

11-04-2011, 09:27 PM
6 & 6:30 AM but it's been a few years on both.

11-04-2011, 11:27 PM
This past June....

2BR at BCV at 10:30am

11-05-2011, 12:30 PM
A few weeks ago at OKW we checked in at 9...studio was ready at 9:36. That's been the earliest for us. We were pretty excited!

11-05-2011, 03:55 PM
A few weeks ago at OKW we checked in at 9...studio was ready at 9:36. That's been the earliest for us. We were pretty excited!

I hope the good luck at OKW comes out way next wek. :)

11-08-2011, 02:04 PM
In August we got into our two bedroom in OKW HH at 11:00 am. I couldn't believe it, because we never seem to have any luck getting in before 5:00 pm.

11-08-2011, 02:18 PM
In May we checked in at Bay Lake at 8:30am and were very surprised when our room was ready. And during other stays we have had a few ready at 11:30am. We have never had to wait longer than 2:30pm.

11-08-2011, 04:41 PM
Our earliest was about 10am at BLT. We were doing a split stay and decided to head to BLT before heading to MK so we went somewhat early and our villa was actually ready and we did not do online checkin.

11-08-2011, 06:13 PM
8AM at BWV. Loved it!

11-08-2011, 07:05 PM
I'm hoping when we stay at BCV in late January that we have the same luck some of you have had! Last year when we stayed at GF, we had to wait until around 10am, which wasn't bad.

I'd love to have an open room for us as we take a red-eye flight from Seattle, and last year I was pretty exhausted until I was able to take a 2 hour nap. :lmao:

This year we are going in prepared, flying first-class so we can get some rest, so if our room isn't ready, we can go play in Epcot until it is ready and I won't have a meltdown like I did last time. :rotfl:

On the other hand, if we have to wait a few hours for our room so we can be higher up and facing the quiet pool, that might not be a bad thing. :goodvibes

11-08-2011, 11:43 PM
I hope the good luck at OKW comes out way next wek. :)

:thumbsup2 hopefully!

11-10-2011, 02:17 AM
Our rooms have always been ready at check in, but we never have requests.

11-10-2011, 04:39 AM
Before 7am at OKW, as soon as the computers were ready for the new day

11-10-2011, 06:36 AM
Our standard view studio at BLT was ready at 9 am in September.

11-10-2011, 07:04 AM
Many years ago OKW before 9 am.

We just got back and had three studios at BCV. One was ready before 11 am - the second one before we left the resort (for AK) around 11:30 and I received my text at 1:30 - not bad for BCV during F & W.

11-10-2011, 02:03 PM
We checked in at noon to a 1 br at BCV and our room was ready on October 30th.

11-10-2011, 04:46 PM
It's been hit or miss with us. This past October we checked in at 12:30 at the Boardwalk and our room was ready. In June I checked into Saratoga Springs around 11:30 and had to wait until 4:00.

11-14-2011, 06:41 AM
Yes,back in may this year we had this same kind of good luck at BWV checking in at 8: 00 am and the room was ready .

11-14-2011, 08:42 AM
7:30am for an OKW GV Christmas week a number of years ago. I think it was because we requested a non smoking room (back before they were all non smoking) and they had had to do a special cleaning to desmoke it since it was technically a smoking allowed villa. Out latest checkins have been at BCV - hope that isn't true in a couple of weeks but we do have the day planned somewhat if it is a late check in. I had hoped to be able to get into the room before the rest of the group arrives so I can put out some surprises for DGD(4) to find when she gets there.

11-14-2011, 09:17 AM
in recent years, our BWV rooms have been ready upon check-in at 10-11am. just 1 of our 2 requests might be met, but we are fine with that.
years prior, at varying resorts, we had waits up to 8pm, so we're thrilled with the new system :banana:

11-14-2011, 02:51 PM
Checking into VWL on Thanksgiving Day. We have a 1-BR. Arriving at airport at 12:50 p.m. I just want the room ready when we arrive. I'm hoping for some Pixie Dust!:wizard:

Waited at BCV until 5:30 p.m. once.

11-20-2011, 10:25 AM
after debating pros and cons of driving 12 hours straight through we decided to go for it. Drive was great minimal traffic just set the cruise and drive. Not sure what we would have done without room, especially if we had to wait until 4 pm. Thought was room could be ready since off season. It's been like getting an extra day of vacation vs stopping at hotel and not getting in till1 or 2

11-20-2011, 12:42 PM
We usually checkin between 7:00 and 8:00 am. The earliest we have gotten a room was at BWV at 11:15 AM. Many have been around 2:30 to 3:30 and once as late as 4:30 PM at BLT.

The closest we got a room at check in was during our last trip, we didn't check into OKW until noon and before we walked out of the lobby we received a text indicating that our room was ready.