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  • On Sep 19, 2023
    Ana 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.

    I am taking a 9:30am flight on the day of my arrival to a Disney resort. Can I leave the luggage at the hote in the morning and spend the rest of the day at the park? Is there a fee for checking in late?

    Hi Ana,

    Welcome to planDisney! Thanks for bringing your questions to us. It sounds like you are planning a wonderful Walt Disney World Resort vacation! I’m excited to help you get your arrival day planned!

    You are wise to arrive early in the day so you don’t waste a single second of your vacation. Ana, check-in time is 3:00 p.m. for most Disney Resort hotels and 4:00 p.m. for Disney Deluxe Villas, but did you know that you can begin your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel check-in before you leave home with the Online Check-In service either via the Walt Disney World website or the My Disney Experience app? Online Check-In service allows you to check in before arrival and then use the Direct-to-Room service when your room is ready. 

    When you arrive at your Resort hotel, you can leave your luggage with Bell Services and be on your way to the parks using complimentary Resort Transportation. You will receive real-time updates on your My Disney Experience app, so you will know when your room is ready. With Direct-to-Room service you can bypass the front desk and go straight to your room, after enjoying a day in the parks. To unlock the door, use the My Disney Experience app or your MagicBand. This is a complimentary service that is perfect for Guests like you!

    Ana, on the last day of your vacation, check-out time is 11:00 a.m., but you can leave your luggage with Bell Services until you are ready to depart for home, giving you even more time to enjoy the parks or explore other parts of Walt Disney World Resort. My family loves to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or shop for more souvenirs after we check out before we head home.

    I hope this information helps you plan your arrival day, Ana. If you have other questions or would like more tips on planning your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, please let us know. We are here to help!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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