• On Mar 10, 2016
    Samantha from Lancs 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.

    Last yr we stayed at GF i didn't check in online and when we arrived we were upgraded to club level I can now check in on the MDE but I was wondering if I check in & make requests could that limited chances of possibly being upgraded?

    Hi Samantha,

    Firstly, what an amazing upgrade you received upon arrival at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa last year - I am always daydreaming about staying in a Club-Level room! 

    I wish I knew what the secret formula was for increasing your chances of being offered an upgrade. In all of my stays at various Deluxe, Moderate and Value Resort hotels over the years, I have never once been upgraded.

    I honestly do not know if by checking-in online you would be lowering your chances of being upgraded on arrival. According to the Online Check-in - Frequently Asked Questions, room assignments are not provided when you use Online Check-In.

    The main benefit of completing Online Check-In is that you begin your check-in process in advance of your arrival and therefore, should experience reduced registration time upon arrival at your Disney Resort hotel.

    If this is not a primary concern and you do not have any specific room requests to make, I might pass on completing online check-in in the hopes that you will receive the same luck that you did last year.

    Wishing you a magical holiday filled with memories which will last a lifetime!

thumbnail image for Emma

Meet the Panelist: Emma, United Kingdom

Hi! I'm Emma from England and I love all things Disney. I am very proud to be representing England on the panel and can't wait to help other families, especially international visitors, to plan their trips to the Walt Disney World Resort and create some lifelong magical memories. Learn More About Emma

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.