• On Nov 13, 2018
    Antonio from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are arriving early in the morning the day after our check-in day. Will our room be immediately available to use that morning to rest after our long flight? Also when and how does luggage arrive at our room? Thank you!

    Hello Antonio, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am over the moon excited to hear that you are doing the single digit countdown dance until your magical vacation begins. It sounds like you will be using Disney’s Magical Express complimentary transportation from Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort Hotel. You will tag your luggage at your point of departure with the special yellow luggage tags sent to you by the Magical Express team. This will allow you will skip baggage claim and proceed to Disney’s Magical Express Welcome Center to check-in with a Cast Member.

    Check-in time is officially at 3:00 PM for most Disney Resort Hotels and 4:00 PM for Disney Deluxe Villas. Once you arrive at your resort hotel, you can stop by the front desk to see if your room is available. It’s not guaranteed that your room will be available when you arrive, but you can always ask. Disney’s Magical Express will deliver your luggage directly to your room, once your room is available. Typically, your luggage arrives approximately 3-4 hours after your arrival.

    Please note that it is important that you pack everything you will need upon your arrival in your carry-on luggage. This includes your MagicBands! You will need them to unlock the door to your resort hotel room, enter a theme park when you arrive or even charge food and merchandise to your room. If you plan to head straight to Disney Springs or a Disney Theme Park when you arrive, Bell Services would be happy to hold any of your carry on items for you. Once you return to your room, give them a call and they will be happy to deliver them to you. Have a wonderful trip.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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