• On Mar 28, 2021
    Emily from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I've seen Q & A regarding hotels holding luggage if you arrive before check-in, but what about upon departure? Can we check-out early in the morning and have our luggage held while we go to the park for a few hours before our red-eye flight?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Emily. We're so happy you stopped by, and even happier to hear you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! It's the very best kind if you ask me.

     I intentionally schedule early arrivals and late departures when I book our flights for our Disney vacations. What's not to love about some extra time at "The Most Magical Place on Earth," right? To answer your question, you can absolutely have Bell Services hold your luggage for you after you check-out so that you can spend some time in the theme parks before your red-eye flight home. I did this a few years ago when I was staying at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. I had a few hours to spare between check-out and my departure, so I dropped my luggage off at Bell Services and took a quick boat ride to Magic Kingdom Park. Spending the very end of my vacation strolling down Main Street, U.S.A. was blissful! When it was time to leave, Bell Services quickly retrieved my luggage for me so that I could be on my way. 

     The Bell Services Cast Members are always super helpful and friendly. I try to make sure I have small bills on hand so that I can tip them for their assistance throughout our stay. While not required, tipping is certainly appreciated! 

     If I have extra time between check-out and departure, I like to shop for souvenirs in the theme parks. Check out the planDisney Panel Extras page for a list of our Top 10 Souvenirs. Whether it's a new set of Ears or a new coffee mug, you'll surely want something to commemorate your magical visit!

     I hope this was helpful, Emily. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! We'd love to help you plan a magical stay.

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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