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  • On Sep 24, 2020
    Angelina from NY Asked

    I know you have to pick up your own luggage when using Magical Express, but can you still have the resort hold on to your luggage when you get there before check-in time?

    Hi, Angelina!  Thanks for stopping by planDisney with this great question!

    I'm so glad to hEAR that you will soon be traveling to Walt Disney World Resort!  It's a wonder-fall time for a visit!  You can enjoy all the spook-tacular Halloween festivities at Magic Kingdom Park and sip and snack your way around the world with the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

    Angelina, it sounds like you have been doing your resEARch.  You are correct that, at this time, Guests must retrieve their checked luggage from baggage claim before heading to Disney's Magical Express service.  Your luggage will ride in the motorcoach with you to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.  While many changes like this have taken place during the phased reopening process, I'm happy to tell you that Bell Services will still happily store your luggage for you if you arrive at your resort hotel before your room is ready. 

    If you want to dive right into some vacation fun, you could pack a day bag with your swimsuit and head directly to your resort hotel's swimming pool.  Perhaps you're planning to immerse yourself in some theme park magic on your arrival day.  You won't need a magic carpet to get there.  Once you've dropped off your luggage, hop aboard one of the many convenient forms of resort transportation and you'll be making magical memories in no time.

    Visiting Disney Springs is my family's favorite arrival day activity.  We like to do some souvenir shopping at World of Disney, followed by a delicious dinner.  There's no shortage of dining options at Disney Springs.  My family's current favorite Disney Springs restaurant is Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'.  The cheddar cheese biscuits are incredible!

    Be sure to complete the Online Check-In process before your arrival.  You'll receive a text message when your resort hotel room is ready.  You can skip the front desk and head straight to your room.  Once you arrive, give Bell Services a call.  They will be happy to bring your luggage to your room for you while you settle into your home away from home.

    Wishing you a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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