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MEF92
09-19-2012, 01:05 PM
My flight arrives at 11 am. Do I need to let AKL know that we will be there before the 3pm check in time? Should I call? And if a room isn't available, will they be able to hold onto our luggage until one is, so we can head to the parks?

Missytara
09-19-2012, 01:14 PM
You can check-in anytime after 6:00 am when the computers roll over.

Your room may or may not be available, but your package will be ready. You can proceed to the parks and guest services will hold your luggage.

You will receive a text or phone call from Mousekeeping when your room is ready.

Disney is a bit different than a regular hotel with check-in times.

kaytieeldr
09-19-2012, 01:15 PM
You don't need to let them know you'll arrive before check-in time (which is after, not at, 3, by the way).
If your room isn't ready, Bell Services will hold your luggage until you're in your room and call for it.

MEF92
09-19-2012, 01:18 PM
Thanks Guys! :)

dansdad
09-19-2012, 01:20 PM
You don't NEED to let them know. You can arrive and check-in anytime after 6AM. You will receive your packet which will include your KTTW. The KTTW will be your room key, park tickets and dining credits if on the dining plan.

Once you receive that, you are free to use all the ammenities at AKL and head to the parks. Bell services will hold your luggage for you until your room is ready. They will text you your room number when the room is ready. When you get back to your room, call Bell Services and they will bring your luggage up to you.

At the 10 day mark prior to your arrival, you can do online check-in. With online check-in, you tell them what time you expect to arrive at AKL. That may increase you chances of your room being ready when you arrive.

dansdad
09-19-2012, 01:21 PM
Man, I took too long to write out my reply. 2 replies and a reply by the OP before I finished mine. :rotfl2:

PAcpl
09-19-2012, 01:23 PM
As the PPs have stated no, you do not need to let them know you will be checking in early. Now checking in late on the other hand, you should give them a heads up. One trip we checked in at 11pm and our reservations were a mess. The CM suggested letting them know next time if we are going to be checking in that late.

MEF92
09-19-2012, 01:24 PM
Man, I took too long to write out my reply. 2 replies and a reply by the OP before I finished mine. :rotfl2:

Lol!

Thanks for your help!!

kaytieeldr
09-19-2012, 02:35 PM
Man, I took too long to write out my reply. 2 replies and a reply by the OP before I finished mine. :rotfl2:
That's why I try to keep my initial response brief :). Get it done, get it posted :teeth: and fill in with actual information later.

dansdad
09-19-2012, 02:37 PM
That's why I try to keep my initial response brief :). Get it done, get it posted :teeth: and fill in with actual information later.

Good point. It also doesn't help when work gets in the way! Don't people here realize there's people who need answers to their WDW questions?:crazy2:

daedsgran
09-19-2012, 03:37 PM
So, we are arriving early...luggage gets stored...what about carry-on luggage that we will have meds and computers in? Do you think it would be safe to leave? Do they keep all bags in a big room? Are they checked like a "coat check"? Should we just haul the carry-on to the park we go to that first day and rent a locker?

dansdad
09-19-2012, 03:39 PM
So, we are arriving early...luggage gets stored...what about carry-on luggage that we will have meds and computers in? Do you think it would be safe to leave? Do they keep all bags in a big room? Are they checked like a "coat check"? Should we just haul the carry-on to the park we go to that first day and rent a locker?

Bell Services will securely store your valuables. We have done it many times with no issues.

Lynne M
09-19-2012, 03:53 PM
They do have a locked area for storage of valuables, just let them know which bags need to be in secure storage.

MMS1125
09-19-2012, 06:23 PM
They do have a locked area for storage of valuables, just let them know which bags need to be in secure storage.

they tag your bags and there's always an attendant at the storage area. You have to have a claim ticket type thing to get your bags so not just anybody will have access to your stuff

daedsgran
09-19-2012, 06:55 PM
Thank you so much everyone. That's exactly the information I needed! I really appreciate it!