Couple at DLH; enjoying drinks
  • On Nov 20, 2023
    Woodrow from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello there, we start our Disneyland vacation this coming Saturday the 25th of November which is my birthday too! We are staying at the Disneyland Hotel in the Villas. Is there any advantage to checking in online as opposed to at the front desk?

    Well hello there, Woodrow! Welcome to planDisney. We are so thrilled you are here to ask us a planning question.

    Oh boy! I am so excited to see you will be staying at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel! The Disneyland Hotel is my favorite place on property and I have heard nothing but excellent things from some fellow panelists who have been able to stay at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel. Oh, and Happy early Birthday! I happen to really enjoy the online check-in option offered. This really is just about saving time, for example, if you arrive and want to get into the parks or have a reservation soon. If you've already done the online check-in in the Disneyland app, you can drop off your bags with Bell Services if needed and carry on about your day! You will receive a text when your room is ready.  The only upside to in-person check-in would be if you had questions or requests you wanted to add.

    Once you've arrived, head into City Hall, Chamber of Commerce, or stop by a check-out stand to grab your complimentary birthday button so you can celebrate in true Disney style! I love being able to wish and congratulate Guests donning their celebration buttons when I'm in the parks and many others do too!

    Woodrow, I hope you have the most magical birthday celebration during your visit. We are here if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, California

Well hello friend! I'm Carrie, a work-from-home mama and military wife who currently calls sunny San Diego home. We love that we are close enough to Disneyland Resort to make a last-minute trip to see the Mouse quite frequently. You'll find us in the parks braving drops and coasters to work up our appetite to take as many snack breaks as we can fit in! I love helping my friends plan memorable trips to Disneyland Resort and can't wait to help you too! Learn More About Carrie

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