• On Feb 23, 2019
    Joseph from MI 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.

    Does the credit card used to reserve a Disney Resort hotel room need to be in the name of the person who reserved it? And If you are using online checkin do you need to visit the front desk? Thank Yiu!

    Hi there, Joseph! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for reaching out and allowing us to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    I don’t know about you but I am a massive fan of all the Disney Resort hotels! I seriously could spend an entire vacation simply experiencing all the amenities and activities my Disney Resort hotel has to offer. In addition, Disney Resort hotels offer world-class customer service to all Guests throughout the duration of their stay. If it’s within their power, Cast Members will truly go above and beyond to make your trip as magical as possible!

    Keeping with this trend of excellent customer service, I have found the check-in process at Disney Resort hotels to be among the most pain-free out of any place I’ve ever stayed! 

    In my own experience, I have had no problems at all utilizing a credit card with a different name on it than the name on my room reservation. This initial process tends to be either online or over the phone and is quite easy! Once you get to check-in at your Disney Resort hotel, you may have to show a government-issued ID in order to use your credit card in person. 

    However, it is completely possible to skip the front desk at your Disney Resort hotel! All Disney Resort hotels offer Online Check-In that can be filled out prior to your actual arrival. As long as you have your MagicBands or the Unlock Feature on your phone, you can completely bypass the front desk and go straight to your room!

    Hopefully this information helps make your arrival as smooth as possible!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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