• On May 23, 2018
    Chad from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How far out do you recommend doing online check-in when staying on property?

    Hello Chad!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    One of my favorite benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel is being able to check in online. When you use online check-in you can arrive with the MagicBands that were sent to your home prior to your trip, skip front desk, and simply go directly to your room if it is already available. You can also choose to leave your luggage at the hotel and go straight to the parks to enjoy your day. You will be notified once your room is ready, and you can also check your Guest room number using the My Disney Experience mobile app.

    Online check-in is available up to 60 days in advance, and you can modify it anytime before arrival. I usually like to check in as soon as possible to try and secure certain requests, like room location, but please note that these requests may or may not be granted. If you prefer, you are welcome to stop by front desk when you arrive and head to the Online Check-in Desk. To check in online log in to your Disney account or use the My Disney Experience mobile app.

    Thank you for stopping by once again! I hope this helps you while planning.

    Best magical wishes,
    Thiana
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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