Christmas on Main Street
  • On Apr 21, 2022
    Ralph from HI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you need to be "checked in" or does the system know when you log into the Disney App/Experience, that you have a reservation on a Disney property and adjusts accordingly? Also does that apply to any other experiences or events?

    Hi Ralph! Welcome back to planDisney!

    I'm so excited for you to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, especially during the month of December. It is easily the most magical time of the year! The holiday decor throughout the parks will fill you with cheer, while the tasty holiday-themed treats will satisfy that "rumbly in your tumbly." I have a few personal favorite activities in December at Walt Disney World, including the Disney Very Merriest After Hours Event and the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs. Be sure to check them out to add a little extra pixie dust to an already memorable vacation!

    Ralph, if you're asking about checking into your Disney Resort Hotel, this part of the process is not automatic. You'll either need to check-in at the front desk upon arrival or use Direct-to-Room Service to check-in online using the My Disney Experience App. Direct-to-Room Service is one of my all-time favorite Walt Disney World time-saving strategies. Since it looks like you'll be traveling a long way to make these magical memories, I'd suggest checking into your Disney Resort Hotel before you even board your plane! You can check-in online days or even weeks in advance, inputting your arrival time on the app. When your room is ready, the app will send you a notification with your room number and you can head right there, bypassing the front desk!

    If your question was more geared towards checking into the theme parks during your stay, you won't have to do too much ahead of time either. The My Disney Experience App houses all your plans and knows when you'll be on property with park reservations, so as long as you have something to scan at the entrance, you're all set to go. To scan into the park, you'll need MagicBands, Admission Cards or Disney MagicMobile Service at the ready. Which you choose is a matter of preference, but I usually go with MagicBands or the Disney MagicMobile Service to avoid waiting at the ticket window for an Admission Card. You will then use your MagicBand, Admission Card or cell phone to scan into any attractions you reserve if you choose to purchase Disney Genie+

    Ralph, I hope this leads you in the right direction today to continue planning this magical stay. If I can provide any further clarification, please feel free to reach back out to me directly. I'm happy to help you with any other questions that arise!

    Hakuna Matata,

    Ashley 
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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