• On Jul 22, 2017
    Monica from NY 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.

    Is there somewhere I can leave my carry-on luggage if I arrive at my resort before check in and I want to get a head start on visiting the parks?

    Hi Monica, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    The short answer to your question is "Absolutely!"  In the event your hotel room is not available upon your arrival at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you will certainly be able to leave your carry-on luggage and belongings with Bell Services and enjoy the amenities at your Resort, take a dip in the pool, or even make a trip to the Theme Parks or Disney Springs.

    While official check-in time at Walt Disney World Resort hotels is 3 p.m., (or 4 p.m. at Disney Vacation Club Resorts), sometimes when I have arrived before official check-in time, my room has been ready and waiting. Therefore, upon arrival at your Resort hotel, I suggest you check with the front desk to see if a room might be available. Better yet, you may wish to complete Disney Online Check-In using your My Disney Experience account. When completing online check-in, you will be able to notify Disney of your expected arrival time, and even provide your mobile phone number so you can receive a text message with your room number once your room is ready. Provided you have your MagicBand, which should be mailed to you shortly before your trip, you will then be able to go directly to your room without having to stop at the front desk.

    I hope this information is helpful Monica. Should you have any other questions, please let us know. We are here to help and want you to have the best possible upcoming Disney vacation!

    Magically Yours,

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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