Check in at Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort
  • On May 12, 2022
    Narelle from Western Australia Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello again. I am wondering that if my flight arrived in Orlando early, can one check in early even though they may not be able to go to their room. Perhaps secure luggage and then start at a theme park until Our room would be ready.

    Hiya Narelle - welcome back to planDisney!

    I'm so glad you stopped by with another question for our team of panelists. Keep them coming - we love to help Guests like you perfectly plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Mickey knows that his friends don't want to waste any time getting to the Theme Parks, and Disney Resorts Collection hotels have you covered if you arrive before your room is ready. Bell Services at your Resort will gladly store your luggage for you until your room is ready. You can even use the Mobile Check-in service in the My Disney Experience Mobile App - you'll be notified when your room is ready and can skip the Front Desk altogether. Just retrieve your bags when you're ready and head directly to your room!

    My crew usually arrives and leaves late, so we tend to use Bell Services to store our luggage on check-out day. We'll pack up, drop off our bags, and then have a great day at the Theme Parks. We just swing by our Resort in the evening for our luggage, hop in a Lyft, and we're on our way to the airport!

    Did you know that you can enjoy the benefits offered to registered Guests of Disney Resorts Collection hotels even before your room is ready? For instance, if you're staying at a Resort qualifying for Early Theme Park Entry, you can take advantage of this perk on check-in day before your room is ready. Similarly, if you're a registered Guest of a Resort qualifying for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, you'll still be eligible to take advantage of this perk on the day you've checked out of your Resort!

    We look forward to answering any other questions that pop up as you continue your planning, Narelle!

    Ryan J.
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