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  • On Oct 17, 2022
    Ross from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    On Friday I am checking out of Art of Animation and into Disneys Dolphin. I want to rope drop Epcot. Do I need to physically be at the dolphin for check in time? Also can I leave my car at the Dolphin in the morning even though check in is at 4 pm?

    Hiya Ross! Thanks for stopping by planDisney!

    I'm excited to hEAR about your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort in the new year! I had the pleasure of spending a week at a Disney Resorts Hotel in February last year, and we really enjoyed visiting during this time of year. The weather was perfect, which led to some comfortable park days. 

    You've picked two great places to stay during your trip. Each one comes with many benefits, including easy access to both EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. When transferring to the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel on that Friday morning, you do not have to be there during check-in time. You can arrive in the morning and stop by bell services to drop off your luggage. Since you have your car with you, you can also leave everything there for when you return. Personally, I prefer to bring it to bell services, that way when we return from a busy park day we don't need to go to the car to retrieve everything. Bell services will deliver it to your room once you return back later in the day.

    After you are settled, you're only a short walk away from the International Gateway entrance into EPCOT. The walk around Crescent Lake on Disney's Boardwalk is one of the best views at Walt Disney World. You'll have a beautiful backdrop to take you to the park. 

    Ross, you are going to love Disney's Art of Animation Resort. It's incredibly themed and has some delicious quick-service food offerings. Landscape of Flavors has multiple cuisine options, so everyone in your party will be able to find something they like. You also have easy transportation options, with the Disney Skyliner just steps away. You can hop on it and be at Disney's Hollywood Studios or EPCOT in a matter of moments. 

    I hope you have a magical stay, Ross! Stop back and see us again at planDisney!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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