• On May 12, 2016
    Karen from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Staying at Caribbean Beach-will online check in help or hinder us getting our room requests? Thanks!

    Hi Karen!

    Thank you for bringing this question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. In my experience, online check-in expedites and simplifies the check-in process; I love it!

    To answer your question, online check-in certainly does not hinder you from having your room request honored! Room requests are never guaranteed, but in my experience, Cast Members will do their best to accommodate requests if it is possible to do so. In the past, the majority of our room requests made via online check-in have been honored, except when it has been more important for us to have our room ready a little bit early. You can designate on the online check-in form whether it's more important for your room request to be honored or whether it's more important to have your room ready when you arrive. (Again, while Walt Disney World Resort does not guarantee early room availability, Cast Members will try to accommodate an early check-in upon request.)

    If you choose to check-in online, you will have the option to be notified via text message when your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room is ready. With this option, you can even bypass the Front Desk and head straight to your room; your MagicBand will serve as your room key. Remember, you can begin the online check-in process 60 days before your arrival.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Karen! Please stop back again soon and let me know if you have any additional questions about your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

    Wishing you many magical memories!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, Pennsylvania

I'm a wife, mom to three amazing girls (ages 10, 8 and 5) and lover of all-things-Disney! For our family of five, there is nothing more magical than a Walt Disney World Resort vacation (except, perhaps, the unforgettable memories that accompany those vacations!). I enjoy planning our Walt Disney World vacations almost as much as I love taking them, and I would love to share my tips and experiences with you so that you can get the most out of your next Walt Disney World vacation!  Learn More About Erin

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