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Old 12-17-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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I'm sorry if this is somewhere, but couldn't find it. How quickly do the PAT's fill up?? My online checkin day is 1/31/14 and I'll be in WDW (I know, rough life), but return home the next day 2/1/14 late night. I just want to know, should I do the online checkin while I'm in WDW, to get the 11AM PAT. The internet connection/speed in WDW is not the greatest, so if I don't have to deal with it and can do this about 48 hours later and still can grab the 11AM PAT, I'll do that. Also my daughter and her family will be cruising with us. If she does her online checkin and gets the 11AM PAT, will I be able to checkin with them if I don't get the 11PAT? We are listed as traveling together, but do have 2 separate cabins. Hope that's not too confusing, but it's easier to ask the cruising experts. This is my 5th Disney cruise and it will take me much more to ever consider myself an expert or even close.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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I don't think 24 hours will make a huge difference, but with anything Disney it can.
Each cabin will need to do their own check in.
Can you give your daughter all your info and have her do the check in for you? Because you have cruised before most of your info will already be in the system.

Just an FYI What ship are you sailing on? The first PAT times for the Dream and the Fantasy have been 10:30.

Once the boarding starts it goes very quickly. So if your daughter has an 11:00 and you have an 11:30 if will only be about 10 minutes (at the most) between boarding #'s.

Also the PAT's don't book up real fast because all the people arriving from Disney hotels don't get there until after 12:30ish and people who fly in that day PAT times are connected to when their plane lands.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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Thank you for the info. We will be on the dream. I didn't know it was 10:30 that's good to know. We will be driving ourselves to the port so are flexible I may have her do my check in too. I remembered last time most info was there except cc info.
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I'm sorry if this is somewhere, but couldn't find it. How quickly do the PAT's fill up?? My online checkin day is 1/31/14 and I'll be in WDW (I know, rough life), but return home the next day 2/1/14 late night. I just want to know, should I do the online checkin while I'm in WDW, to get the 11AM PAT. The internet connection/speed in WDW is not the greatest, so if I don't have to deal with it and can do this about 48 hours later and still can grab the 11AM PAT, I'll do that. Also my daughter and her family will be cruising with us. If she does her online checkin and gets the 11AM PAT, will I be able to checkin with them if I don't get the 11PAT? We are listed as traveling together, but do have 2 separate cabins. Hope that's not too confusing, but it's easier to ask the cruising experts. This is my 5th Disney cruise and it will take me much more to ever consider myself an expert or even close.
if you have linked reservations she can get your PAT scheduled for you when she does hers. She will need the reservation number and a DOB of someone in the room.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:55 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I'll do my homework before that date
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:12 AM   #6
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We are sailing the Fantasy in Feb. on what appears to be a very heavy sailing.
I am gold and did my check-in at 105 days got the 10:30 arrival time.
My daughter is silver and on the day she could check in the 10:30 was still available.
So you may not have an issue.

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Old 12-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #7
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Thanks. That's good to know. This will be my 5th cruise so I guess I move up to gold after this one.
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