• On Jul 29, 2019
    Laureen from TX 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.

    Do you really start your check in now 4 mos before you go.

    Hi Laureen,

    I hope your question means that you have a vacation booked to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" already! If so, it's time to start counting down the days until all of the magic and fun!

    Yes, you are actually able to begin the online check-in process as soon as your Disney Resort hotel stay shows up in your My Disney Experience account. If it didn't link automagically, please feel free to link your reservation here, then click the blue "Start Check-In" underneath "Want to skip the Front Desk?" While it's fun to complete the online check-in process, you don't have to do so that early. The online check-in service will be available any time prior to the day you check in. Do know, though, that if you complete the process early and something changes - your credit card, contact information, or even room requests, you can always edit your completed fields. I admit...I put off using the online check-in service for way too long because I felt like I might miss something, but I'm now a die-hard fan of the online check-in service! I can complete everything before I even arrive, skip the front desk, and hit the ground running! When you provide an email address and/or cell phone number, you can even receive an email and/or text with your room number once your Disney Resort hotel room is ready. It's easy peasy!

    I'm so glad you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question, Laureen, and hope you'll come see us again if we can help with anything else as you're planning your visit. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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