• On Mar 27, 2013
    Pattie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I know that you can leave your luggage with bell services before your actual check in time. However, if you do this then go and enjoy the parks, do you then have to come all the way back to your resort at your check in time of say 3 pm?

    Hi, Pattie!  You can "check in" at whatever time you arrive at your resort, however, your room may not be available until after three in the afternoon.  You will not need to go back to check in if you arrive early.  When you get to your resort, go right to the desk to check in, and they will take your cell phone number to text you with your room number when the room becomes available.  Everything else is yours!  They will even give you your room keys at that time, as well as theme park information.  If you've purchased a package with dining plan or theme park tickets, they will be loaded onto your Key to the World Card (your room key), and you're really good to go.

    When you arrive back at your resort, you can call down to bell services to have your luggage delivered to your room.  If you choose to, you can retrieve them yourself at the same bell stand where you left them.

    I hope that helps!  You can hit the ground running and don't look back!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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