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  • On Apr 26, 2012
    Christina from SC Asked

    We are driving and plan on arriving to AOA around 8 am. We have booked a res for CRT that morning and I wanted to know if it will be fine with us arriving so early since check in time is 3 pm. Will they take our bags to our room while we're at MK?

    Hi Christina,

    You're welcome to arrive as early as you like in the morning, even if it's well before the official check-in time. While your room may not be ready for a while, you can still get your Key to the World card which will be encoded with any park tickets or dining plan credits that you've purchased as part of your vacation. The front desk of the hotel can call or text you when your room is ready for occupancy.

    I typically fly to WDW and often have flights that have me arriving at my resort at around 9:00 a.m. I've never had any problems registering then, and once in a while my room is even ready at that time.

    As far as your luggage goes, the Bell Services desk at the hotel can hold bags for you, but they usually won't deliver bags to your room in your absence (in case you have a problem with the room, for example). Since you're driving, you may just want to leave your luggage in your car. The Art of Animation resort is large. It will probably be easier to leave your bags in the vehicle and drive to a parking spot near your room to unload rather than take them out of the car and have to move them.

    The only reason why you might not want to leave bags in the car is if you were traveling in the summer and had food, medical, or personal items that might be adversely impacted by high temperatures. In this case, leaving your bags with the Bell Services desk might be the smartest thing to do.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have additional questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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