• On Jan 23, 2018
    Julie from SC 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 have a villa room Nov.5th at Animal Kingdom Lodge. I know usual check in is 4pm but we may leave our bags with the bell hop. Will they bring these bags to our room once it's assigned if we are in the park? Or if we get back late will they be in?

    Hi, Julie! Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of my home resorts and definitely in the top three on my list of Disney resort favorites. 

    You can absolutely leave your luggage with bell services at your resort when you arrive. When your room is ready, you can call down to bell services and the bags will be delivered to your room. The amount of time it takes for them to get the bags to you may vary, but I have never personally waited longer than 30 minutes.

    Did you know that you can do online check-in before you ever arrive at your Walt Disney World resort? I love this option. We can arrive at the resort, leave our bags with bell services, and go head out to have some fun. When our resort room is ready, we get a text message to our cell phone with our resort room number. We don't even have to go to the front desk. I especially love it when our room is ready early and I get that message while I'm still on the road to Orlando. 

    If you opt not to do online check-in, you can still go to the front desk when you arrive and check in. You never know, your room might be ready early. If it's not, they'll text you as soon as it is.

    Enjoy a wonderful trip home, Julie! Thanks so much for your question.
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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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