Truth be told:
Disney wants to make sure you get to pack as much fun as possible into your trip, all the way from the moment you arrive until it is time to head to the airport.
But, unless you went to Disney World empty-handed, you’re going to have a lot of bags to deal with (and if you “accidentally” buy a few things, you’ll likely have more bags than when you left home).
So, that begs the question: what do you do with your luggage if you have yet to check in or have already checked out of your resort?
Options for storing luggage at Disney World
Stashing your stuff so you can get one last dose of magic is easy to do at Disney World – and most of your options are even free (aside from tipping):
Bell Services/Luggage Services
Every resort on Disney property has Bell Services (also sometimes called Luggage Services). This is where grocery items that you might have ordered from places like Amazon Prime Now or Instacart are delivered, but it is also where you can store your bags and carry-on items on your arrival and departure days.
Using Bell Services is free (aside from tipping) and is a great option for both full-sized suitcases and smaller carry-on items.
Using your car
If you have your car with you or if you have rented one for your vacation, you’ll have the option to store items in it.
This isn’t the ideal situation, but if you can get stuff hidden safely away (for example, in a trunk so it is out of sight) and you don’t have anything that could be damaged by the heat, you could just leave stuff there.
This isn’t the best option, but it might work for some people.
Finally, all the parks (and even the water parks!) have handy lockers that you can use, and, while they won’t hold full-sized pieces of luggage, if you travel light you may find that smaller carry-on sized items will fit.
By using a locker in one of the parks instead of stashing carry-on items at Bell Services you skip having to return to your resort before heading to the airport.
There are definite size limits, though, so don’t try showing up to the parks with a giant rolling suitcase; this option is more for people with backpacks and large purses, not giant pieces of luggage:
- Standard/Small (12.5″ x 10″ x 17″) –> $10/day
- Large: (15.5″ x 13″ x 17″) –> $12/day
- Extra Large/Jumbo: (17” x 22” x 26”) only available at Magic Kingdom and Epcot –> $15/day
Any questions on what to do with your luggage on travel days? Let us know in the comments!
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