Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jan 3, 2011
    Sharon 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.

    Love the panel! How is security at the WDW hotels? My kids (8 & 5) have Nintendo DSIs and I would like to bring them for the plane and airport wait. I might bring my laptop as well. Is it safe to keep them in our on-sight hotel room? Thanks!

    Thanks for your kind words! It's wonderful being able to share our experiences to help families enjoy all that WDW has to offer.

    I have been staying at on-site hotels for over 20 years. I've stayed in value, moderate and deluxe accommodations. My family doesn't know how to travel light so we bring our laptops, gaming systems, cellphones, etc. My son's DSi is a lifesaver for entertaining him in airports!

    In your room, you will find a small safe which will hold most of your devices with the exception of a normal size laptop. Usually my laptop is left inside a bag and then "hidden" under a jacket or at the bottom of a closet. It's not high tech security, by any means. There are a few resort hotels that have pedestal safes that fit some mid-size laptops.

    I've read of guests locking their laptops inside their luggage. Other travelers feel safer leaving their laptop in the safe deposit box at the Front Desk. I know many WDW guests who just leave their laptop sitting out on the desk in their room, however I would recommend practicing at least some small security measures as mentioned above.

    Of course, you should practice caution and make sure your hotel door(s) are locked when leaving the room. Many of the doors need to be pulled hard to latch securely.

    You might also consider purchasing a laptop lock that will allow you to secure your valuable to the desk in your room.  Safe travels!
thumbnail image for Kimberly

Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.