Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Sep 11, 2022
    Emily 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.

    How early can I leave my luggage at Animal Kingdom Lodge the day of check in? I am arriving on a very early flight and would like to go to a park!

    Welcome to planDisney, Emily. 

    You've made a great choice to stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is my favorite hotel at Walt Disney World Resort. Everything about it—the décor, the music, the ambiance, even the smell—immerses you into a whole new world. 

    One of the benefits of staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel is being able to leave your luggage with Bell Services. I often do this myself whenever I visit Walt Disney World. If you're arriving early, and your room is not ready, then simply visit Bell Services and ask them to hold your luggage. They'll give you a tag, which you can present to them when you pick up your luggage later in the day. In the meantime, you can head to a theme park and have some Disney fun!

    Emily, make sure you enjoy some "scran" (that's what my fellow Liverpudlians call "food") at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. You have to try the famous Indian bread service at Sanaa. Also, Boma - Flavors of Africa is probably my favorite buffet-style restaurant in the world. And if you really want to sprinkle some extra pixie dust on your trip, Jiko - The Cooking Place is the way to go.

    Have a wonderful trip, Emily. See ya real soon!

    Mike
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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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