Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Oct 9, 2011
    Misty from OH 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.

    Hello, we are coming down in Nov and I am wandering about the on-line check you can do 30 days prior to arrival. Is this worth it? How does it work and can you request what room and building you want by using this service?

    Hi Misty:

    Online check in is usually available 10 days in advance of your stay.  The big benefit to online check in is that it can help speed up the check-in process at Disney Resorts. When you check-in online before arriving at the Resort, you provide your party's names, address, contact information, any room requests (based on availability), and a credit card for room charges.  Room requests are not guaranteed. If, upon checking in, you are not given your preference, it may help if you are flexible with your check in time and can wait until the right room opens up. Disney will try to accommodate any requests, but it may not be able to do so.

    When you arrive at the Resort, you will look for the signs directing you to on-line check in at the front desk. You will have to wait on line, if there is one, to pick up your welcome folder and Key to the World card (your room key with charging privileges), but theoretically, the line, if any, and the check in process should move quickly since information was already provided during the on-line check in process beforehand. My family always utilizes this service.

    Enjoy your vacation. 

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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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