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Old 08-22-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Early Checkin

What is the earliest you have checked in and been able to get a room? My husband just found out he will be able to leave work early, making arrival in the morning instead of in the evening:-) . We will probably be tired after driving for 15ish hours.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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What is the earliest you have checked in and been able to get a room? My husband just found out he will be able to leave work early, making arrival in the morning instead of in the evening:-) . We will probably be tired after driving for 15ish hours.
Check in is 3:00pm EST. If you get there earlier you can head to the front desk and check in. If your room is ready they will let you into it, but there are no guarantees before 3p that your room will be available.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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Check in is 3:00pm EST. If you get there earlier you can head to the front desk and check in. If your room is ready they will let you into it, but there are no guarantees before 3p that your room will be available.
I would look at doing online check in since you can put an anticipated arrival time in that document. However, I totally agree with the bolded sentence above. I also highly suggest you don,t have any other room requests like a certain floor or building.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:31 PM   #4
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I would look at doing online check in since you can put an anticipated arrival time in that document. However, I totally agree with the bolded sentence above. I also highly suggest you don,t have any other room requests like a certain floor or building.
I'd agree with this. We usually do the same and put an hour before we'll actually be arriving
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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I'd agree with this. We usually do the same and put an hour before we'll actually be arriving
We do the same! It's hit or miss. Sometimes our room is ready when get there (around 11am) and sometimes we've had to wait a hour or so. There's only been once in all of the times we've been to WDW that our room wasn't ready until the actual checkin time (3pm). Not sure if we're lucky or not, but I think they do try to do their best to accommodate those guests they know are waiting for their rooms.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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For most of my stays, I have usually checked in before 3 pm. All, but one of those I was able to get into my room right then. The earliest was 9 am. More than half of those trips were before the online check-in option.

The one time my room was not ready until after 4 pm, but that was a HA roll-in shower at FW so it wasn't like they could just give me another room that was already ready. If we had not needed the HA roll-in shower, they would have had us in right away when we checked in at 1 pm that trip.
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Last time we had 10 rooms. We checked in at 11am. Out of the 10 7 were ready. That was nice. And within 20 minutes of getting to the rooms luggage was there. The 3 that were not ready we just put there luggage in our room.
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We were just there a few weeks ago. When I did Early Check-In online, I stated what time I thought we would be arriving. When we got to POR, our room was ready when we arrived. I was shocked because we checked in around 9:30 am. They will do their best to accomodate the time that you requested, but there is no guarantee. It was so nice because we were up extremely early for our flight and had some time to rest. On our previous trips, our room wasn't ready until the afternoon because I didn't state our arrival time.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:22 PM   #9
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I routinely get into my room well before official room ready check in time. But.....that doesn't happen often at DVC resorts. So it depends on the resort, the time of year, and day of the week.
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