Dolphin Resort Pool
  • On Jan 11, 2022
    Kelly from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm staying at the Dolphin on my next trip. I know I can't check in online but if I get there early, will they keep my luggage? Also, will they give me a key to the world card to get into the parks and use Genie plus?

    Hi Kelly! Welcome to planDisney and thanks so much for sending us this question! How exciting that you have a vacation in less than one month to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth during The World's Most Magical Celebration

    I just stayed at Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel a couple of weeks ago and I'm happy to help you feel prepared for your stay! If you have never stayed at this property before, you are going to love this beautiful resort! You are correct that you cannot check-in online through the Walt Disney World Website, however, you can check in through the Marriott Bonvoy app. If you do not have a Marriott account, you will need to create one and then you can check-in before you arrive. Once you arrive at the hotel, you can check with the front desk to see if your room is ready. If it is not ready, you can provide a mobile number to receive a text notification and you can check your luggage with bell services. Our family did this when we arrived and headed to Cabana Bar and Beach Club for drinks and appetizers poolside while we waited for our room to be ready. If you prefer to head straight to the theme parks, you can take complimentary transportation via boat to EPCOT or Disney's Hollywood Studios. These theme parks are also within a short walking distance if you prefer to get some extra steps in. My best advice is to be sure to make a theme park reservation for each day that you would like to visit a theme park as it is required for entry.

    While there are some magical benefits extended to guests of the Dolphin, this hotel does not utilize Key to the World cards or MagicBands for charging privileges or unlocking your hotel room door. As a guest of this hotel, you are eligible for Early Theme Park Entry each morning of your stay and Extended Evening Theme Park Hours at select theme parks on select nights. Having just used these benefits, I can tell you that this extra time in the theme parks is extremely valuable! As a guest staying at the Dolphin, you can also purchase Disney Genie+ Service for your theme park days! 

    I especially love the location of the Dolphin for its proximity to EPCOT! I noticed that the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will still be taking place on your arrival date! If you haven't experienced a festival before, plan to go hungry because the food choices are absolutely amazing! 

    I'm so excited for you and wish you a very magical vacation! Please visit us again at planDisney if we can answer other questions!

    Happy Planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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