• On Sep 20, 2013
    Sarah from GA 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.

    If I use the online check in option will I be able to use my Disney Meal Plan credits before I visit the hotel or will I have to check in at the front desk of the hotel before the credits become available?

    Hi, Sarah!  

    Doing online check in helps you to avoid some of the lines that can accumulate at the check in area of the resort.  You would still, however, have to go to the front desk to pick up your room keys/theme park passes/dining credits when you arrive.  The big difference is that you'll already have your credit card entered, your room preferences noted, and all of the other pertinent information in the system so it doesn't have to be done by a cast member when you arrive.  That means you walk up to the desk, provide your identification, receive your packet, and you are on your way.

    Enjoy your upcoming vacation!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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