Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 23, 2009
    Cathy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the advantage to doing online check in rather than doing it in person the day you arrive?Thanks for all your help....36 more days!!!!

    Hi, Cathy!    The biggest advantage to doing on-line check in is you will save time once you arrive at your resort.   When you do on-line check in,  you will enter your credit card information, estimated arrival and departure times, names of guests in your room and all other necessary information that is usually done by a cast member.  

    Because this is all completed, your file can be printed and ready to go.   There is a designated line for those who checked in ahead of time.   I was at the All-Star Music a few weeks ago, and there were about a dozen people in the general line, and 1 or 2 in the on-line check in line.    The guests who did on-line check in showed a valid photo ID, were handed their folders, Keys to the World, and they were off to the magic!   I spoke to a cast member at the on-line check in area, and she said the whole process has been running very smoothly and has been well received by guests.

    Don't feel you have to do this.  It is just a service that is offered that many enjoy.  But if you prefer to go through all the details when you arrive, that is perfectly fine!   I hope you have a great WDW vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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