Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • On May 12, 2022
    Linda from DE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to Disney and staying at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort. I understand about the parking - but what do I need for the first day when we haven't checked into our room yet for parking at Hollywood Studios?

    Hi there, Linda - welcome back to planDisney!

    Thanks for stopping by to ask another question for our team of panelists!

    The benefits of being a registered Guest of a Disney Resort hotel, including complimentary standard parking at the Theme Parks, start on your day of check-in, even if your room isn't quite ready for you yet. There are several ways that the Cast Member at the parking booth will be able to verify that you are a registered Guest of a Disney Resort hotel.

    If you have existing MagicBands linked to your My Disney Experience account, scanning your MagicBand will do the trick. You can also set up Disney's MagicMobile service which essentially turns your compatible smartphone into a MagicBand of sorts. You can also simply show the Cast Member your reservation in the My Disney Experience Mobile App on your smartphone.

    I do have one suggestion for you to consider. If you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort before your room at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is ready, you can drop off your luggage with Bell Services at the Resort before going to Disney's Hollywood Studios. If you've never made the mistake of leaving something in a hot car that shouldn't be, don't start now! The Florida sun can cook things pretty fast in a parking lot, and it's not pretty when toiletries start leaking and melting! As an added bonus, if you don't already have MagicBands or MagicMobile set up, the Front Desk at your Resort can help you, or can provide you with a Key to the World Card to make parking at Hollywood Studios a breeze!

    I hope this information is helpful - let us know if you have more questions for us!

    Ryan J.
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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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