• On Nov 25, 2019
    Cynthia from TX 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.

    I have booked a reservation but added a waitlist reservation for the new Riviera Resort. I am 29 days out and got my email to begin online check in. If I complete online check-in, will it cancel my waitlist option?

    Good Tidings, Cynthia!

    It sounds like you have a magical Christmas coming up! We make a bi-annual pilgrimage to Walt Disney World Resort for Christmas, and I LOVE it! There is nothing that makes me happier than being at the Most Magical Place on EARth during the Most Wonderful Time of the yEAR!

    Let me see if I understand your dilemma. You have a Resort reservation for another Disney Vacation Club property (let’s say Disney’s BoardWalk Villas for the fun of it!), but are also waitlisted for Disney’s Riviera Resort. Now that you are less than a month out from your arrival, you are anxious to get the party started and check-in online? Is that correct?

    Ok, let’s talk Waitlist Reservations! Your reservation is active until seven days before your desired check-in date. If you get your desired room, you will see the reservation on your Member Dashboard at disneyvacationclub.com. You will then be able to confirm your stay at Disney’s Riviera Resort. Once you confirm your waitlisted booking, all other concurrent active reservations will be canceled. But, that only happens once you have confirmed the new reservation.

    So, go ahead and check-in online for Disney’s BoardWalk Villas (!) while you wait for your Disney’s Riviera Resort room. It will not cancel your waitlist reservation. Quick note, though, you can use Direct-to-Room and Online Check-in Services anytime in advance, including the day of your arrival. So you can wait until a week before your arrival just in case you get your desired reservation!

    I hope this helps! Regardless of whether you get to stay at Disney’s Riviera Resort, make sure to visit Topolino’s Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera. Watching the Christmas fireworks from the rooftop is the perfect way to get in the Holiday Spirit!

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