• On Jul 28, 2017
    Michael from CO 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.

    We are staying at the Riverside resort arriving by car at 9 am. I've already completed the online check in. We want to go to one of the parks right away when we arrive. Please tell me about check in procedure with bands and bag check. Thanks

    Hello, Michael!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Disney's Port Orleans Resort-Riverside is at the top of my list for Walt Disney World resorts. I absolutely love the atmosphere and the theming in the resort rooms. 

    Since you have completed online check-in, you could go straight to the parks. If you want to drop your luggage off at the resort, you can do that too. Just stop by Bell Services, and they will be happy to store your luggage for you while you enjoy the theme parks.

    Normally, resort rooms are not ready that early in the morning. Whenever your resort room is available, you'll receive a text message and email indicating your room number. Your MagicBands will be ready to open your room door whenever you make your way back to the resort. Your online check-in provides information to the Cast Members at the front desk about your room requests. No need to stop by the front desk to express those requests. 

    Once you return to your resort, you can stop by Bell Services and retrieve your luggage. Also, if you speak with a Cast Member in Bell Services when you drop off your luggage, they may be willing to take your luggage to your resort room while you're still in the parks. 

    I love, love, love online check-in, especially when we have an early arrival time. I don't have to worry about standing in line to speak with someone about my resort room. The magic begins as soon as I drive on property! 

    Enjoy your upcoming Disney vacation, Michael! If you have more questions before your trip, stop by and see us again!

    Happy planning!
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