Does anyone know if you can check your bags with a bellman even if you aren't staying at that hotel? Will they ask for your reservation info? I'm flying into Orlando for a convention, but staying at a Hilton near Disney. Instead of going to my hotel and checking bags there (arrival is 10 am) and then heading to Universal, I was going to head straight to a Universal hotel, tip a bellman $20 or so and have them check my bags, then go to the parks. It saves me a cab ride and probably an hour or more of time. Then, when I'm done with the parks, I go back to the Universal hotel, get my bags and grab a cab to my hotel.
Will the bellman allow that even though I'm not staying there? The parks close at 6 pm and 7 pm that night, but if I go to my real hotel first, it probably kills close to an hour of cab rides when I could cut out a leg and get to the park earlier. Anyone ever try this?