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  • On Jan 29, 2021
    Gayla from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When I arrive at my disney resort before my check in time can I give my luggage to the staff to take to my room when it becomes available while I go to the park?

    Welcome to planDisney, Gayla! You are just hours away from your magical vacation! It is clear that you are trying to maximize your park time! That is a great Disney-strategy!

    On my most recent stay, I used the My Disney Experience app to check-in to my room a few days prior to our arrival. When I did so, I was asked a few check-in questions. Answering those questions allowed the resort hotel to prepare for my arrival. One of the questions was, "When do you plan on arriving?" I answered that I planned on arriving early in the morning. On our day of check-in, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a text alert and e-mail, around 8:00AM, informing me that my resort room was ready and waiting! We dropped off our bags in our room and off we went to Magic Kingdom Park! While this can't always be promised, it sure was nice that the room was ready well before official check-in time!

    In the event that your Disney Resort Hotel room is not quite ready upon your arrival, you are welcome to leave your bags with the front desk. You can notify the desk that you would like your bags taken to your room when it is ready! I had a very smooth experience with this about a year ago at Animal Kingdom Lodge. I arrived several hours prior to check-in, but didn't want to miss out on park time! I left my bags at the desk with instructions to take them to my room when it was ready. I then headed off to Magic Kingdom Park! Upon my return to Animal Kingdom Lodge, my bags were waiting in my room. A little bit of Disney-magic to be sure!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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