• On Apr 2, 2019
    Lauren from NJ 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.

    Hi, If I did online check-in, do I need to go to the front desk of the hotel? We are staying at POR and will need to drop our bags at bag-check and pop over to AK for the day. Can we drop bags and leave, or do we need to head to the front desk first? thx!

    Hi Lauren! Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love your question! It looks like you are truly trying to maximize your time at Walt Disney World Resort!

    I know you must be busy putting last minute touches on your plans with your vacation beginning in three short days! I'm so excited for you!

    With online check-in, you absolutely can skip the front desk. Simply take your items to Bell Services and they will hold them for you until you are ready to check-in to your room.

    This will enable you to go and enjoy Walt Disney World Resort from the moment you arrive! Plus, now, more than ever is such a special time to be at the Disney Parks! Be sure to check out the limited-time experiences occurring throughout Walt Disney World Resort! From surprise Character visits to themed food and limited-time special edition merchandise, it's a truly magical time to be at Walt Disney World Resort! You can experience some limited time magic your very first day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! The Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party is just one example of super fun limited time magic! Head over to the Discovery Island Stage for a family-friendly dance party featuring popular Disney hits and some of your favorite Disney friends such as Timon and Rafiki! It's so fun! 

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let me know if you need any other information as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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