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  • On Feb 15, 2015
    Peter from NY Asked

    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!

    Missy
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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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