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  • On Mar 16, 2023
    Abegaie from IL 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 wondering if I can check in early on the Disney hotel because online it stated that check in starts at 3 pm? Can I check in before that and safely leave my luggage at the hotel while we go to Disney Springs/Parks?

    Welcome to planDisney, Abegaie!

    Thank you for taking the time to send us your very first question. We are thrilled to be part of your Disney vacation planning journey and cannot wait for you to enjoy all the magic that awaits you at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I am happy to share that you can use Online Check-In service via the My Disney Experience mobile app weeks before your visit to simplify your arrival. Your Guest room will be assigned on your arrival day using the information provided during the Online Check-In process, and it will likely be ready beginning at 3:00 p.m.

    When you arrive at your Disney Resorts Collection hotel on the first day of your vacation, if a room has not been assigned to you yet, you can leave your luggage with Bell Services and go enjoy Disney Springs and the theme parks. The nice thing about checking in online in advance is that you can check the My Disney Experience mobile app for real-time resort reservation updates, including a notification when your room is ready. After being notified your room is ready, you can stop by Bell Services later in the day when you return to your resort to pick up your luggage and go straight to your room using the Unlock Door feature in the My Disney Experience app.

    It was a pleasure answering your question, Abegaie. Come back to visit us real soon if you have additional questions, and keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for news and updates as you plan your Disney getaway!

    Best magical wishes,
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