• On Dec 4, 2018
    Marissa from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi. What do we do with our luggage if we arrive before our resort's check-in time? Also, what if we have to check-out at 11am and have an evening flight? Can we enter a park on both of those days, and what do we do with our luggage in those times?

    Hi Marissa,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Your Walt Disney World vacation will be here before you know it! Are you getting excited for all the magic that awaits you?

    When we visit Walt Disney World, we frequently book air travel for flights that have us arriving at our Resort hotel early in the morning, and for flights that depart late at night on check-out day. The great news is that the Bell Services Cast Members at your Resort hotel can help you store your luggage safely and securely.

    When we arrive and step off Disney's Magical Express, we stop at Bell Services where they take our carry-on luggage and hand us a claim ticket. Remember that if you use Disney's Magical Express luggage tags, your bags will be delivered to your room. We keep a small backpack with us for any essentials. We then head straight off to get the magic started at a restaurant or theme park. Later, we pick up our carry-on bags from Bell Services. On check-out day, we store our carry-on bags at Bell Services and go have fun. We return for Disney's Magical Express and retrieve our carry-on bags. If your theme park tickets are valid for admission on the days you arrive and depart, you can certainly enjoy that time in the parks.
    It's worth sharing that if you take advantage of the convenient Online Check-In service, you can arrange to receive a text message when your Resort hotel room is ready for you, and you can go straightaway to your room without needing to stop at the Front Desk. You simply use your MagicBand or your My Disney Experience Mobile App to unlock your Resort hotel room door. On check-out day, depending on which airline you're flying, you can take advantage of Resort Airline Check-In Service to check your luggage.

    Marissa, here's wishing you a wonderful Walt Disney World vacation.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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