Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Dec 5, 2012
    Joseph from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What is the difference between checking in early verses checking in once we arive at WDW? Our tirp is in 32 days and online it tells me that I can check in early in 22 days.

    Hi, Joseph! Online check-in is a great time saver once you arrive at your Walt Disney World Resort. You provide some of the necessary information in advance this way, thereby shortening your time at the check-in counter upon arrival. You will still receive a welcome packet with all your pertinent information in it when you visit the online check-in counter to get your Key to the World cards (room key, park tickets, and dining plan card, if applicable).  I would encourage you to use online check-in unless you have a specific request that cannot be noted during the online check-in process.  If you need to request something special, I would definitely suggest checking in with a Cast Member upon arrival to try to secure the room you want.  Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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