Checking in early

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by jessiangel, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. jessiangel

    jessiangel Mouseketeer

    May 7, 2004
    Anyone have any idea how strict Disney is about check-in? We will be arriving at POFQ on June 25th around noon or 1:00. We are driving and will be very tired and were wondering if they have earlier check-in than 3:00. I read that we could store our luggage and go to the pool until check-in, but was wondering if we could get in our room earlier for a nap.
  2. CharlesandCamilla

    CharlesandCamilla Mouseketeer

    Apr 21, 2004
    If it's ready. Why not?
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  4. ILoveWDW2003

    ILoveWDW2003 DIS Veteran

    Feb 3, 2004
    You can check-in whenever you arrive, get your park tickets, stow your luggage with bell services, and then be on your way - to the parks or the pool.

    Your room is not guaranteed to be ready until after 3pm - but who knows - it may be ready.
  5. CoolDisneyCat

    CoolDisneyCat North Carolina

    Apr 7, 2003
    You can tell them you will take any room that is ready that meets your needs (ie non smoking). They will probably be able to find you a room, unless they are really full.

    We usually check in early and only once have they not been able to find us a room. That was at AKL and they were 100% full that day.
  6. TLinden16

    TLinden16 Scotty and Ray at Jelly Rolls are the best!

    Dec 20, 2002
    As ILoveWDW2003 said, your room is not guaranteed ready until 3:00pm. But go ahead and try to get a room earlier. In all my stays over the years, I have only not been able to get a room early once. So, it's worth stopping over and trying. If you aren't too particular about what you are looking for in a room, hopefully they will be able to accomodate you.

  7. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

    Mar 20, 2000
    Even if your room wasn't ready, you could relax out by the pool or at DTD or a water park if you didn't want to hit the parks. Sometimes we will go eat at another resort while we are waiting for our room to be ready.

    Our room has been ready as early as 8AM, but then again as late as 4:30PM.
  8. Sirius

    Sirius Don't let the Muggles get you down.

    May 11, 2004
    We've been very lucky and have always been able to check in early. Depending on when our flight arrived at MCO, we've checked in between 11:00am and 1:00pm.

    Good Luck!
  9. Aisling

    Aisling <font color=darkorchid>Where your mind goes, your

    Sep 17, 2002
    Our 2 times at WDW, at BC and ASSp, we checked in at about 9 am, and our rooms were ready.

    This trip, we'll be checking in about 10 am, and when we transfer over to CR, I plan on being thee as early as 7 am, just so I can increase my chances of an MK view.

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