• On Oct 29, 2020
    Ralph from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I park in the hotel parking lot of the day of my reservations so I can take the bus to the park before my room is ready?

    Welcome to planDisney, Ralph!

    In just a couple of days, you will be making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort. I usually arrive earlier than the official check-in time at my Disney Resort hotel – as a registered Guest, I love letting the magic begin as soon as possible on arrival day!

    You are welcome to park your car at your Disney Resort hotel early in the morning on check-in day and use Disney transportation to head to the theme parks to have fun! Here are a couple of things to remember: be sure to download the latest version of the My Disney Experience app to your mobile device and use Online Check-in service prior to your arrival. This will be important in order to provide the hotel with contact information and the time you expect to arrive at your Disney Resort hotel, as well as use Direct-to-Room service and aid in distancing efforts. You will receive real-time reservation updates, see you room number once it is assigned to you, unlock your room door using the app as a digital key and more!

    Upon arriving at your Disney Resort hotel, check the app to see if a room has been assigned to you. Cast Members will do their best to accommodate you at your arrival time, but that is not always possible. If that is the case, you are welcome to leave your luggage with Bell Services and use Disney Transportation to travel to your destination for the day. When you go back to the hotel in the evening, stop by Bell Services to pick up your belongings and go straight to your room without stopping at Front Desk. Bell Services can also deliver luggage to your room.

    planDisney tip: Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel can enjoy pixie-dusted benefits including complimentary standard theme park parking. If you decide to drive your car to the parks, be sure to bring your MagicBand with you to present it to the Cast Members at the parking plaza, as well as a government-issued photo ID.

    It was a pleasure answering your question, Ralph. I hope this helps you while planning and that you get to enjoy a spooktacular Disney Halloween!

    Best magical wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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