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  • On Jan 16, 2020
    Dawn from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! When we arrive at Animal Kingdom Lodge via Magical Express it will be too early to check in, so we wanted to go straight to the park. Could we check a carry on bag with Bell services? Thanks!

    Hi Dawn, or as they say at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds like you have quite the adventure planned for your summertime visit to Walt Disney World Resort. I have been fortunate enough to stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge several times and am still blown away by the beauty of the resort. I will always be fascinated by the animals strolling by on the savannah. I hope you find it just as delightful as I do!

    I'm a big fan of getting my vacation started with an early flight so I have often arrived at my Walt Disney World Resort Hotel before official check-in time. Once Disney's Magical Express drops you off, Bell Services is happy to check your carry-on luggage. When you return from the park you can stop by the Bell Services desk or call from your room to retrieve your carry-on items. I will also add, even though official check-in time is later in the afternoon, I have been pleasantly surprised by my room being ready earlier in the day. 

    Dawn, thank you for visiting us with another great question! I hope you will let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions.
    Wishing you a magical vacation, 
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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