In my past Where in Walt Disney World Can I Find? articles, I talked about food, food and more food! There was The Drinks & Snacks: Park Edition, The Counter Service Parks Edition, The Table Service Parks Edition and, in honor of National Ice Cream Month, I posted The Cool Treats Edition.
While I know that finding a good restaurant and a delicious snack are very important parts of any vacation, in today’s edition of my Where in Walt Disney World Can I Find? series, I’m doing a 180 and taking a different course. Today, I’m going to answer the question Where in Walt Disney World Can I Find? A Place to Put my Stuff?
As is always the case, I need to post some basic information before I continue. The intent of my Where in Walt Disney World Can I Find? series is to help make your trip to Walt Disney World Resort go as smoothly and be as enjoyable as possible. The team here at Magical DIStractions is dedicated to providing our readers with the most accurate and up-to-date information we can. However, as we all know, Walt Disney World is a work in progress and is constantly expanding and changing. There is a possiblity that the pricing and/or policies may change after this article is written and before your trip.
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Should I Rent a Locker?
It is a well known fact that most people have a tendency to overpack, or at least I do. Anne F. shared some wonderful packing tips in her “Let’s Talk about Packing” article. For many, overpacking doesn’t just include what we take in our luggage and keep in our resort room. It also carries over to what we take into the parks. For those traveling with little ones, you may feel the need to pack a little of everything. Kristi R.’s article includes lots of great information on traveling with infants and Kelly M. gave readers the scoop on the Baby Care Centers in her April article.
But it is not just those with kids that take a bunch of “stuff” into the parks with them. You look at the forecast and it predicts rain. In go the ponchos or umbrellas or possibly both. Or the forecast calls for sunshine all day long. Toss in the big tube of sunscreen. You’re planning on riding Kali River Rapids or Splash Mountain so you bring extra clothes, socks and maybe even shoes. You have tickets to the Candlelight Processional or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and it is going to be chilly during the evening hours. Everyone’s gloves go in your park bag. Then there are those that are like me. Those that take a little of this and a little of that and the park bag becomes a bit heavy.
Many of the more thrill-type attractions such as Expedition Everest, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Rock n Roller Coaster and Mission Space have either a small net pocket or bin in which to place your things. However, these storage areas are pretty small. At other attractions such as Soarin’ and Star Tours, the net-type storage areas are underneath the seats and they may not be large enough to hold your bag.
Disney, being the smart, all-knowing, think-ahead people that they are, knew that Guests would want a place to put their things while they enjoy themselves in the parks. There are lockers located in all four theme parks, in the two water parks, at the miniature golf courses as well as at the golf courses.
Where are the lockers located?
At the Magic Kingdom, all lockers are located underneath the Main Street U.S.A. Train Station. There are three locker rental locations at Epcot: 1) The Bus Stop; 2) International Gateway in World Showcase; and, 3) Near the Camera Center. For those visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can find locker rentals in two locations: 1) The Bus Stop; and, 2) Crossroads of the World. Disney’s Animal Kingdom park has two locations with the first being the Expedition Storage Lockers near the park entrance and the other located near Kali River Rapids.
Accessible lockers are also available. As you may notice from my pictures, most locker rental locations also have public telephones, and phone card and SIM card machines.
Guests spending time at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will find two locker locations: High ‘N Dry Rentals and Singapore Sal’s, not far from the park’s entrance. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Guests have two locations to choose from, Beach Haus locker rentals is near the park entrance and Snowless Joe’s is a little further into the park.
DIStracted Tip: When we go to Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach, I take a change of clothes for each of us as well as towels, sunscreen and a few toiletries so I rent a large locker. My bag fits easily in the large lockers with a bit of extra room.
For more information regarding locker rentals at the four Disney golf courses, you can find it here.
Locker Rental Information and Prices
The following information comes directly from the Walt Disney World Resort website.
Multi-use, key-operated lockers can be opened and closed as often as you like.
A $5 refundable deposit is required for each locker key. You must return your locker key no later than one hour after park closing to receive the deposit refund.
17.5″h x 12″w x 16″ deep
11″h x 9″w x 16″ deep
$10/day + key deposit
$8/day + key deposit
Multi-Park Locker Rentals
When visiting more than one park per day, simply return your locker key to receive your original $5 deposit. Then, present your receipt (plus the deposit) at the second theme park to gain access to another locker for the remainder of the day at no additional cost.
Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Single-use, coin-operated lockers are located near and Disney’s Hollywood Studios bus Information booths. The cost is one dollar. Quarters must be inserted each time the locker is locked.
Additionally, larger-sized luggage lockers (23″h x 16″w x 29″ deep) are also available for rent outside the Main Gate of Epcot.
All lockers are subject to availability on first-come basis.
DIStracted Tip: The lockers are cleaned out every evening. Should you forget to retrieve your items from a locker and the Park has already closed, your items can be claimed late the following day at Central Lost and Found. While each Park has its own Lost and Found, the Central Lost and Found is located in the southeast corner of the Ticket & Transportation Center.
I hope that I’ve answered all of your questions regarding Where in Walt Disney World Can I Find? A Place to Put my Stuff? As you can see, there are plenty of locker rentals on Walt Disney World Resort property!
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