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  • On Sep 15, 2022
    Betssy from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello can we do the check in early?

    Hiya Betssy - welcome to planDisney!

    During the last couple of years, Disney Resorts Collection hotels at Walt Disney World Resort have expanded their amazing Online Check-In and Direct-to-Room services! All you need to do is make sure that your Resort reservation is linked to your My Disney Experience account. About 60 days prior to your visit, you should see the option to Start Check-In, both in the My Plans area of the Walt Disney World Resort website, and in the Future Plans area in the My Disney Experience Mobile App.

    You'll be asked to provide your estimated arrival time, to make any requests, and to indicate how you'd like to receive communication about your room's availability (I usually opt for both text message and in-app notifications). On the day of your arrival, all you have to do is keep an eye on your phone! You'll be provided with updates about your room's availability, and when it's ready, you'll receive a notification and/or text message with your room number. You can go directly to your room, and either use the app or a MagicBand linked to the account of your reservation to open the door to your room like magic! If you would also like a standard Key to the World Card, you can also request that at your Resort's Front Desk.

    It looks like you're visiting at the start of the winter holiday season - how exciting! Have you looked into getting tickets for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party yet? It's a great way to add an extra dose of holiday pixie-dusted magic to your vacation!

    Ryan J.
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