Grand Floridian Pool
  • On Apr 30, 2023
    Arina from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Would we be able to use the resort pool if we arrive early on a check-in day? Is there somewhere we could change and are there lockers to store our clothing/things?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    On your arrival day, regardless of when you get to your Disney resort hotel, you definitely can use the resort pool. In fact, my family always plans an afternoon at the pool on our arrival day. Vacation is, in part, about relaxing. What better way to start a trip than with a dip in the pool?

    As for changing rooms and lockers, some but not all the resorts have bathrooms with larger changing spaces out by their pools. They are not formal changing rooms necessarily, but they usually do the trick. Even so, typically our family just opts to change in the lobby restrooms. After we change, we simply check our luggage at the Bell Services desk. That way, whenever our room is ready, we can just collect our bags, go to our room, and prepare for a fun dinner at one of the Disney resorts.

    BONUS TIP #1
    The same rule applies on your departure day. After you check out of your room in the morning, you can leave your bags at the Bell Services desk, and then head off to the pool or the parks for that final dose of magic. Just remember to gather them up before heading off to home.

    BONUS TIP #2

    If you use the Online Check-In service, you don't even have to stop by the front desk after dropping off your bags. Instead, you will be sent a text when your room is ready, telling you the room number at that time on your My Disney Experience App.

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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