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Old 11-09-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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Checkout Question

We are staying in a 2 bedroom villa next month and taking my in-laws with us. Here's my question, our flight leaves at 10am, theirs at 5pm. Since DH and I are the members that the reservation is booked under will my in-laws need to check out of the room with us early in the morning, or will they be able to check out at regular check out time instead? How would this even work since they are guests on our reservation?

Just trying to prepare everyone. If they need to wake up early and leave the room with us when we get on the ME to the airport I might make a breakfast reservation for them so that they have something to do while waiting for their flight.

This is our first trip on points so I don't know if checkout differs from cash stays.
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You have the room until regular DVC checkout time. So, even though you will be leaving to catch your flight earlier, they can stay until 11AM.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:59 AM   #3
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But can we checkout and settle room charges etc while they are still staying in the room for a few hours?
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:02 AM   #4
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If you give a CC# for room charges, there's no need to go to the front desk to checkout. If you do go to the front desk, just let them know that some of your group is leaving separately and give them their estimated departure time.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:20 AM   #5
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There's no need to formally check out of the room at a Disney resort. Early on the morning of your check out day, a statement listing all the charges against your room will be placed in an envelope and hung on your doorknob. If you don't see any problem with the charges, there's no reason to go to the desk. Your credit card is automatically charged. You just leave whenever you're ready to go. You have the room up until the official check out time.

I think it's been about 20 years since I've gone to the front desk and checked out of a Disney resort.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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We've always done it that way too, but last July the night before checkout I saw we had the room charges pending on our bank account - normal right? Then a few days later they were gone. Then we get an invoice in the mail from Disney with the amount due. It turns out they had hit our account with the charges twice and although there was enough to cover the room charges, when it hit the second time it came back as non-sufficient funds so they canceled both transactions.
Dh was on R&R from Afghanistan at the time and I had made sure there was enough money in the bank and all bills were paid so that we didn't have to look/worry about bills or anything like that during those 2 weeks, so I never even noticed the room charges hadn't come out.
Anyway, I ended up calling the bank who could see what happened but it was a shocker to get an invoice in the mail for room charges when I had assumed they had already been paid. So from now on I just want to go down to front desk to settle it all just for peace of mind.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:25 PM   #7
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There's no need to formally check out of the room at a Disney resort. Early on the morning of your check out day, a statement listing all the charges against your room will be placed in an envelope and hung on your doorknob. If you don't see any problem with the charges, there's no reason to go to the desk. Your credit card is automatically charged. You just leave whenever you're ready to go. You have the room up until the official check out time.

I think it's been about 20 years since I've gone to the front desk and checked out of a Disney resort.
In October 2012 at BLT, we got our "day of departure" statement via email, and nothing appeared on our door. I don't remember if they asked which way I wanted it when we checked in, but it sure was nice to get it via email on my smartphone.
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