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loinsley 11-20-2012 05:02 PM

Online resort check in?? Yes or no?
 
Should I check on line for this coming weekend, or have you found better success just checking in at the resort??

dansdad 11-20-2012 05:08 PM

Not sure what exactly you mean by success.:confused3

If you mean success in getting your requests granted, how you check in has no bearing on whether or not you get your requests. BUT, if you didn't get your requests granted it is a bit easier to remedy that if you are at the normal check-in window.

If by success you mean getting your packet quickly, we have found great success with that doing online check-in for our last 3 visits.

MinnesotaMouseketeers 11-20-2012 05:15 PM

We have always taken a flight that gets us to WDW earlier than the official check in time and each time that we did on-line check-in we have always had a room ready for us when we arrived at our resort.

I don't know if we were just lucky, or if by doing the on-line check-in typically gives you priority over those that do not utilize it.

loinsley 11-20-2012 05:35 PM

By success I guess I meant......QUICKER! :-). Thanks for asking dansdad.

Missytara 11-20-2012 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by loinsley
By success I guess I meant......QUICKER! :-). Thanks for asking dansdad.

If you do not have requests and you want to just pick up your packet, by all means do it.

davedmaine 11-20-2012 05:42 PM

You know, for about 10 trips in a row, I found that using online check in wasn't any faster. In fact, a couple of times, it was slower, as the person had trouble hunting down our packet. So I used to rant & rave about the myth of online check in. Then, during our stay at BWV a couple of months ago, a CM met us as we were getting off ME. He asked our name and took off like a bullet. By the time we reached the building he was back with our packet. Honest to God, about 20 seconds. He checked my ID and sent me on my way. So I guess for us, about 10% of the time it's been faster..

MinnesotaMouseketeers 11-20-2012 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by loinsley (Post 46754961)
By success I guess I meant......QUICKER! :-). Thanks for asking dansdad.

One thing I DON'T think doing on-line check-in does; is get you through the line faster. When we have done the on-line check-in I have seen people at the other counter move faster than we were. On our last trip to POR we only had one person behind the counter helping the on-line check-in people.

We were the the only people on line and the person checking in had a be-zillion questions hold US up.

Finally someone from the other counter came to the on-line check-in, helped us and got us out before the person with a be-zillion questions was finished.

WillAustin 11-20-2012 06:48 PM

Our experiences with online check-in over the last 3 years have been good. Every time we got our requests that were on our reservation, and we didn't have to wait in a line.

ncc1701 11-20-2012 10:25 PM

We have done Online Checkin the last 4 trips.Since we have no special request it works for us. On 2 trips the room was ready when we got to POFQ.On one trip it was ready within an hour (we have gotten to the resort no later than noon on either a Friday or Saturday on all of our trips).
This year it wasn't ready and when we got back to POFQ around 2:30 it still wasn't ready when we checked at the desk. However we went to the foodcourt to get our mugs & we got the text we had a room within 5 mins of stopping at the desk .I think the delay this time was due to the resort being fully booked, their forgetting to send the text & not the Online Check-in.

markay714 11-21-2012 03:21 AM

I have a bad knee and had requested somewhere close to the bus. We checked in online with that note on our All Star Sports and they could not have possibly put us any further away. It was obvious not a good room situation for us but they wouldn't change it at check in. If I thought it mattered I've never checked in online again. If you don't have some reason to try to check in with human communication I'd definitely check in online. It is faster.

markay714 11-21-2012 03:24 AM

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Originally Posted by davedmaine (Post 46754998)
You know, for about 10 trips in a row, I found that using online check in wasn't any faster. In fact, a couple of times, it was slower, as the person had trouble hunting down our packet. So I used to rant & rave about the myth of online check in. Then, during our stay at BWV a couple of months ago, a CM met us as we were getting off ME. He asked our name and took off like a bullet. By the time we reached the building he was back with our packet. Honest to God, about 20 seconds. He checked my ID and sent me on my way. So I guess for us, about 10% of the time it's been faster..

This FAST walk in the door getting your stuff was our experience at the Beach Club last fall. That was pretty amazing!


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