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  • On Oct 10, 2023
    Andrea from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family has an afternoon flight home, and we'd like to maximize our time in Epcot by leaving straight from there. We heard there are carry-on lockers inside the gate. What's the procedure for bringing them into the park? Just go through security?

    Howdy Andrea!

    I love it when a fellow Texan stops by planDisney with their question for us!

    Being a World (Showcase) traveler is my favorite! EPCOT is where I like to spend most of my time while visiting Walt Disney World Resort. From trying tasty treats like School Bread from Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe found in the Norway Pavilion to rocking out on an intergalactic chase on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, this theme park is full of magic and adventure! As someone who is constantly trying to figure out how to maximize time at this extraordinary theme park, I understand your ordeal entirely. 

    Before I get carried away about my love for EPCOT, let’s discuss your carry-on bags! EPCOT offers jumbo locker rentals. These lockers are roughly 17” x 22” x 26” and are only available at EPCOT and Magic Kingdom Park. To be able to store your carry-on bags in the locker area, you will have to go through the security checkpoint. If your luggage makes the sensor go off, you must unpack your items with a security officer and then repack. 

    Also, a friendly reminder that if you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, Cast Members at Bell Services are happy to hold your luggage while you enjoy your time at EPCOT. Since you’re trying to maximize your time, perhaps using a ride service to pick you up at the end of the afternoon and take you back to your Disney Resort hotel for your luggage could be a time saver. Services such as Uber or Lyft are usually speedy to get you back. 

    Additionally, if you are a Disney Resort hotel Guest, even on the day you check out, you can take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry! This means you can enter EPCOT 30 minutes earlier than regular operating hours! Yippie!

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Andrea!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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