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    Early check-in

    Does anyone happen to know what is the earliest I can check into a resort? I know they say you can check in if you get there before the normal check-in time of 3pm, but how early is early???

    Here's the deal... My mom and I are arriving at WDW on the 29th, and will be doing so early in the morning. We've only got two days to do four parks, and so we're trying to maximize our time in the parks, meaning we don't want to have to leave in the middle of the day to go check in. I know we can check in after we are done with the parks in the evening, but here's the catch... we were hoping to be able to make use of the morning Extra Magic Hours at EPCOT on the 29th, which would mean we would have to check into the hotel really early... like 7:15ish. Does anyone know if this would be a problem? I mean, I wouldn't expect them to have a room ready yet, but will they be able to check us in and give us something to prove we are staying at the resort so we could get in for the EMHs at 8am?
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    We check in before check in time on every trip. Usually before 10:00am so we can make the most of our day. The resort will hold your luggage for you. We always get our park passes and room on the one key card. We have been able to get into the parks with no problem, but they just did not give us our room number (incase someone is still in that room). I would just call the resort you are staying at to verify the procedure.

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    We always check in early, too. I think the earliest we ever got to our resort was 9:30 and it was no problem to get our keys and park tickets on the key card and then we headed off to the parks. They keep your luggage with bell services and will bring it to your room when you get back from your day. And if you are using magic express they will deliver them to your room if you get a room assignment when you are at the parks . Have fun!!!
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    We usually get there early afternoon and don't have any problems.
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    Don, we generally check into our Disney Resort around 7 AM or so. Most of the time they do not have our room ready, but in some cases they have! If the room is not ready they get us all checked in so we have our tickets for the parks and then they move our luggage to our room once it's ready. They will also give you a number to call to check in later to see if your room is ready in case you need/want to head back to the resort.

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    Ok, great! Thanks everyone! I wasn't sure if wanting to check in that early was something of an oddity, but it looks like a few of you have done it yourselves before.

    Now the only problem is going to be getting up early enough that I can be on the road from Daytona at or before 6:00am... ewww! I guess I better start going to bed earlier at night.
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