Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 11, 2009
    Melissa from FL 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.

    Has been way too long since we were in WDW - We'll be driving down and I don't know if they still do this, but at one time, you could "precheck-in" the resort would hold your bag and you could hit the parks on your very first day. Still true?

    You are still able to pre-register at the WDW resort hotels. Even though the official check-in times for the resorts are in the late afternoon (this varies depending on your type of accommodations), you are welcome to arrive there in the morning. You will be able to collect your welcome packet and Key to the World cards. The Key cards will function as your room key and will also include any park tickets or dining plan credits you have purchased. If your room is not yet ready, you can leave your luggage with the bell services desk at the hotel. They will store it in a secure area for you so you can feel free to head out to explore the resort or start your theme park fun!

    The check-in process is now even easier thanks to the recent introduction of Online Check-In for the WDW hotels. You can read more about this HERE.

    I hope you have a wonderful visit to WDW!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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