Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 3, 2011
    Elaine from NL 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.

    Hi I will be staying at the Movies Resoprt in Sept and I was thinking about doing the online checkin now. What are the benefits of online checkin? I am not quite understanding how it works and what benefit it would be.

    Hi Elaine, The check-in online process basically gives you the option to give all of your information such as your arrival time, address, name, credit card information, etc... (all of the same information you would give in person when checking in except you do this online) and when you arrive all of your documents are printed and ready for you and you can bypass the normal check-in line and get started on your vacation quicker. Sometimes the regular check-in line can be very long and the online check-in desk should give you a way shorter line so you can be on your way much quicker instead of wasting your precious vacation time standing in line. I personally love the normal check-in process (especially with children in tow) and the special treatment they receive such as stickers and extra little goodies that really start the vacation off on a magical note. With that said, I always arrive very late at night and don't usually have a long line at that time in the evening and I am not in a hurry to go anywhere other than my room because everything is closed. The online check-in process will not necessarily get you your room any quicker when you arrive earlier than normal check-in time and you will not receive special preferences you have noted for room location, etc....any more than you would if you checked in in person. You can do the online check-in 10 days in advance of your arrival date and it is basically to save you time with the line-up you may possibly face upon arrival. It is great if you arrive and your room is not ready, they will send you a message on your cell phone if you like when it's ready including your room number and you will be able to get your package (room key, park tickets, etc..) and head out right away to get the most out of your arrival day whether it's going to a Park, shopping or even swimming. I hope this helps! Best wishes, Brigitta
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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