• On Aug 21, 2018
    Samantha from VA 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.

    Staying at the Boardwalk Inn, did online checkin already, how much time should I allocate to the checkin process/luggage storage? We arrive around 8:30am & want to hit HS for Slinky Dog Dash & of course couldn't get fp so worried about lines.

    Hey there, Samantha!

    Using My Disney Experience to do online check-in has saved my family so much time. I love that we can get to Walt Disney World and pretty much begin the magic right away.

    If you included a phone number or email address doing online check-in, your resort will contact you directly when your resort room is ready. They will even send you the room number, so as long as you have your MagicBands, you won't even have to stop at the front desk. You can go right to your resort room.

    Now, if you want to check luggage prior to running to the park, you can head to your resort, and drop your bags off with bell services. I'd give yourself about 10 minutes to do that.

    If it doesn't work out that you get to Toy Story Land first thing in the morning, try to hit it right before the park closes at night. I have found that if you go right at the end of the evening, the lines are a bit shorter and they seem to move faster. I've had great luck with this method so far.

    Have an absolutely amazing visit, Samantha!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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