• On Nov 11, 2021
    Owen from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Disney Cast Member, We have reservations at the Disneyland Hotel and see we can check in online 5 days early. What is the advantage of early online check in? We are excited and looking forward to our Disneyland visit! Sincerely, Owen S

    Hello Owen! 

    A very warm welcome to planDisney! I would be happy to answer your great question! But first, a fun fact! planDisney panelists, like me, are not Cast Members. We’re real Disney Guests, just like you! 

    And, as a Guest, I am especially equipped to answer your question. That's because I just stayed at the Disneyland Hotel last weekend! I am so happy to hEAR that you are planning a stay at the Disneyland Hotel too! I think you’ll love staying there as much as I did! Don’t forget to check out the magical headboards that light up for a bit of extra pixie dust at the flip of a switch!

    If you complete online check-in prior to arrival, you can use your digital key to bypass the Front Desk and go straight to your room! Once your room is assigned and ready, locate your hotel room number within the digital key feature on the Disneyland Mobile App. Then you can access your room by tapping the “Unlock Door” button and holding your Bluetooth-enabled device against the door lock. Just make sure you have the latest version of the Disneyland Mobile App to use this feature. 

    Lastly, I always recommend linking your hotel reservations to your Disneyland Account. Let me walk you through the steps. First, log in to your Disneyland Account on the website and click My Disneyland then select My Hotel Reservations. From there you’ll be able to input your confirmation number, the last name on the reservation and your arrival date. Once the reservation is linked to your Disneyland account, it should show in the Disneyland Mobile App as well.

    I hope this helps! Enjoy your magical stay at the original Disneyland Resort Hotel! 

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Meet the Panelist: Tiffanie, California

Greetings from San Diego, CA! I'm a wife, cat mom and Disney-loving "childfree millennial." I've traveled all around the world, but my favorite place to visit is "The Happiest Place on Earth!" I've been going to the Disneyland Resort for over 25 years. Each time I step through the turnstiles to enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy, I feel the magic of Walt Disney's original park. I can't wait to answer your questions and help you experience all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer! Learn More About Tiffanie

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