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  • On Jan 30, 2016
    Nicola from UK Asked

    We are staying for 1 night on 3rd July at All Star Music. So we can make full use of the parks can we arrive early to do a pre check in to assign our bands to our room for when we return later that day. That way we can go straight to our room on our return

    Hi Nicola! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I think that you are in for a real treat staying over the Independence Day holiday at the Walt Disney World Resort. The evening fireworks spectaculars are out of this world. In the past the Theme Parks have had later hours due to the holiday so guests are really able to get a lot of play time in! The Theme Parks are typically crowded during this holiday season so I highly recommend that you take advantage of FastPass+ to cut down on wait times. Also if you are planning on any Table-Service meals, dining reservations can be made approximately 180 days before your arrival.

    It has been my experience that you can in fact check in before 4:00 P.M. Typically I check in as soon as my Disney’s Magical Express bus arrives, and that has sometimes been as early as 9:00 A.M. If my room is not ready they take down my phone number and text me as soon as it becomes available. The text includes the building number and room number so I can bypass the lobby and just go straight to my room whenever I am ready! Any questions or concerns that you may have can be addressed at Check-In! You also may be eligible to participate in Online Resort Check-In. This service allows guests to spend less time in the Check-In line. Online Resort Check-In can be done as early as 60 days before your arrival. Once you arrive simply head to the Online Resort Check-In desk were your Welcome folder will be waiting for you!

    I hope that you have a magical time!

    ~Heather~

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess! If I am not on a Walt Disney World vacation, I am planning my next one. I have experience navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and large multigenerational groups. I love helping others plan their Walt Disney World vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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