• On Jun 26, 2017
    Jennifer from AL 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 will be driving to WDW and staying at PO Riverside. Is it possible to check in online ahead of time and go straight to the bus to get to the park, or do we need to unload luggage & check in at the desk first? Can our luggage be taken to our rooms?

    Hi Jennifer!

    I can completely relate to how excited you will be to get straight to the park when you arrive at Walt Disney World. You can definitely check-in online beginning 60 days prior to your vacation. When you arrive, you can head straight to the online check-in desk. You can have bell services hold your bags while you are at the parks. When you check the bags in with the Bell Hop, they will tag your luggage and give you a ticket. When you arrive back to the resort at the end of the day, you can call down to Bell Services and have them bring your luggage up to the room.

    Since you are driving, you can also just drive straight to the park and leave your luggage in your car. Then you can go to the resort after a day of fun at the park and check-in.

    If you buy your tickets ahead of time, you will get your MagicBand in the mail and you can use it on the first day of your vacation. You'll be all set when you arrive! 

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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