• On Jul 20, 2017
    Sarah from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family is using the Disney Magical Express to get to our hotel, but our check in at the hotel isn't until 3pm. What do we do with our carry on luggage since our room isn't available until after 3pm?

    Hi Sarah, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    It sounds like you are getting excited for your Walt Disney World vacation to start, and I definitely don't blame you! I love that you are starting your trip off in true Disney style by using Disney's Magical Express complimentary motorcoach transportation from the Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort hotel. It's my family's favorite way to kick-start our vacation, as there is nothing better than passing through the main gates to Walt Disney World with a bus full of excited families about to start their Disney holiday!

    Sarah, while official check-in time at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel is 3 p.m., it is possible that your room might be available early. I suggest that you check with the front desk upon arrival to see if a room might be available. Better yet, you may wish to complete Disney Online Check-In using your My Disney Experience account. When completing online check-in, you will be able to notify Disney of your expected arrival time, and even provide your mobile phone number so you can receive a text message with your room number once your room is ready. Provided you have your MagicBand, which should be mailed to you shortly before your trip, you will then be able to go directly to your room without having to stop at the front desk.

    In the event your hotel room is not available upon your arrival at the Resort, you will certainly be able to leave your carry-on luggage and belongings with Bell Services and enjoy the amenities at your Resort, take a dip in the pool, or even make a trip to the Theme Parks or Disney Springs.

    Wishing you a magical upcoming stay and a terrific Disney vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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