• On Apr 18, 2017
    Gina 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.

    What is the difference between checking in early or when we arrive at the resort?

    Hi Gina,

    Online check-in
    makes it faster to get to the fun of your vacation! By going online 60 days prior to your arrival, Disney can start preparing the magic for you!

    Online check-in allows you to upload your preferences for rooms, confirm all of your guests,  link your credit card to your account and establish a PIN for your MagicBand. When you arrive at your resort, they only need to verify your identity and test your MagicBands. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, they will activate your meals.

    If your room is ready, you can head to your room. If not, they will let you know and you can head to the pool, a park or Disney Springs!

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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