• On Mar 9, 2019
    Rb from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We’re arriving well before check in time for the hotels. Can we check our bags and leave our car at the Disney hotel while we use the Disney transportation system for the day so we can enjoy the park? Or should we park in the main lots?

    Hi RB!

    Arriving early for your Walt Disney World vacation is a great way to use every magical minute as you hit the ground walking, for safety, as soon as you arrive.

    You are more than welcome to leave your bags with Bell Services, park your car in the Resort hotel parking lot and head to a park.  I'm local, so we always have a car, but we choose to use Disney transportation to get around while we are there.  You can drive yourselves to the parks as you receive complimentary theme park parking as a perk to staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

    If you plan on completing online check-in for your upcoming stay, choose the the approximate time you'll be arriving.  You can choose room requests as well, but if they aren't all that important to you, you can click the box that says having your room ready is more of a priority than the room requests you have chosen.  You'll receive a text and email when your room is ready so there is no need to head back to your Resort hotel before you get the notification.

    Please stop back by if you have any additional questions.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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