We will be driving in from my in-laws in Tampa to start our WDW vacation and expect to get to the resort early Monday AM. Since I wouldn't expect our room to be ready, I'm hoping we can just go to the park, assuming we can go even if we haven't checked in, yet? So, I have 2 questions: 1. My in-laws will have a car, and I know that you get free parking if you are in a resort, but if we aren't checked in, yet, we won't have the free parking, right? 2. I assume we can check in at any time after and don't need to be there at 3:00pm, or whatever check-in time is, right? On the other hand, would they check us in, and just not give us a key, if the room isn't ready? Are these dumb questions, LOL? All these travel plans and arrangements and ADR's have my mind befuddled!