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  • On Oct 2, 2019
    Neevashnee from -- Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Good day. We will be staying at a Disney Resort in December. We do not have our magic bands as yet so I would like to find out if we can store our luggage and collect our magic bands early in the morning prior to check in to have an early start at the park

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Neevashnee!

    December is my favorite time of the year to visit Walt Disney World Resort because I think that's when the Theme Parks and Resort Hotels are at their most beautiful. The weather is usually mild and clear and there are holiday decorations everywhere you look! It's really all about the food for my family so we always make the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays our first stop. I love trying new food from the Holiday Kitchens and listening to the Holiday Storytellers share about traditions from Christmas and other holidays around the world.

    You sound a lot like me because I always plan an early arrival to my Walt Disney World Resort Hotel so I can start the magic as soon as possible. When you arrive on Disney's Magical Express you can begin the check-in process and get your MagicBands right away even if it's before the 3 p.m. check-in time. You can then leave your luggage with Bell Services and head into the Theme Parks as soon as you're ready! If you plan on checking your bags at the Front Desk it's a great idea to pack a small day bag with you when you travel so you have all of your essentials with you like your sunscreen, refillable water bottle, and an extra layer in case it's chilly in the morning. I always have that bag ready to go so that I can leave everything else with Bell Services and be on my way! You can pick your bags up when you arrive back at your Resort Hotel, or you can call down and have them delivered to your room once you get there.

    Have a magical day, Neevashnee!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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