• On Aug 19, 2018
    Jeffrey 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.

    Can you explain how the early check in process works?

    Hi Jeffrey!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is JUST around the corner! You must be getting so excited. Fall is a great time to visit: you can still enjoy all of the treats of summer while taking in the beauty of the season. Make sure to visit the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

    I've participated in Disney's Online Check-In a few times, and it's pretty great. You'll follow the prompts which will confirm your arrival time, your method of payment, and the four-digit PIN number you'd like to use when charging purchases and Disney Dining Plan entitlements to your MagicBand. You might also be asked for any room requests, based on the type of room you reserved. The really awesome part of online check-in is that you'll get a text message on your arrival day with your room information when your room is ready. If you received your MagicBands ahead of your vacation you'll be able to bypass the front desk completely!

    If you're picking up your MagicBands upon arrival, or you have another need like a late check-out request or you'd like to turn off or add a credit card for charging privileges on a fellow travelers band, then you'll be happy to know that there is a dedicated Online Check-In queue at your resorts Front Desk. (These lines are usually much shorter than regular check-in lines.)

    We'll See You Real Soon, Jeffrey!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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