Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Feb 15, 2015
    Peter from NY 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.

    How does the online check in process work? Will I get my room numbers and be able to go directly to my room? I'm not sure I understand the benefit of checking in online.

    Hello, Peter!

    You have asked two great questions! Online Resort Check-In allows you to begin your Walt Disney World Resort hotel check-in process before your arrive. You will be asked to provide information that you would typically provide at the Front Desk during regular check-in process, such as a credit card for charges, room requests as well as arrival and departure times. In addition, you can create a 4-digit PIN that allows MagicBand charging privileges during your stay. Once you arrive at your resort hotel, head over to the special Online Check-in desk to pick up your arrival packet and room location. 

    I think it's important to note that just this month, select resort hotels are starting to roll-out a new Direct-to-Room arrival for Guests that have completed the Online Check-in process prior to their arrival. During my recent stay at Bay Lake Tower, I was able to participate in this new system. Before I arrived at my resort, I received a text message indicating my room was ready and the room number. Since my MagicBands were shipped to me a few weeks earlier, I was able to proceed directly to my room without having to stop at the Front Desk. Although personally I had no issues, others traveling with me had to have their MagicBands re-activated so that they could access their rooms. Keep this in mind if you are planning to arrive in the coming weeks during this new updated arrival process.    

    I hope this helps to answer your questions.  Please let me know if I can answer future planning questions that may arise.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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