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Old 04-26-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Should I book the hotel for Friday or Saturday??

We are in the planning stages for our Disney trip since we can't yet book a package online We are planning on leaving on a Friday evening after my mom gets off of work (my daughter, me, and my mom are making the trip). I feel like me and my daughter will be too excited to sleep well that night and she will only have a half day at school that Friday, so its perfect for us to come home, get the car packed up and drive to Disney after my mom gets off work! I'm estimating that we'll arrive at Disney World about 2 am on Saturday morning. My only question is, should we book the hotel starting on Saturday or for Friday. We are taking a free day on Saturday and not using park passes so that we can sleep in and do Disney fun outside of the park (last time we went we didn't have time for any of it and we were so exhausted after the drive!), get a good night's sleep and start bright and early Sunday morning.

Thanks for any advice!!
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You will need to book it for Friday night, but tell them you will have a late check in. Otherwise, you won't be able to get into the room until around 2pm on Saturday and you will all be exhausted. You could get a cheap off site room for Friday night to cut cost. Sleep in, check out late, lunch at DTD then go check in at your Disney hotel.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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Last time we got there about 7 am and they checked us into our room immediately! Did we just get lucky?
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:43 PM   #4
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Last time we got there about 7 am and they checked us into our room immediately! Did we just get lucky?
Yes there is no guarantee that you will be able to get in that early.
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You could get a cheap off site room for Friday night to cut cost.
This is what I was thinking, too!!
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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Last time we got there about 7 am and they checked us into our room immediately! Did we just get lucky?
Yes, you got lucky. They don't guarantee rooms to be ready until 3:00. When we were there in Feb. we arrived around 8 and our room was ready around 12. We were very thankful as after a red eye we could not last much longer!
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:26 PM   #7
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Ok Thank you everyone. I thought I'd need to book Friday but I was really hoping I might be able to save a bit and not. I will just go ahead and do so
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