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Old 02-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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First Timer, Online Check In?

What is this?

Should I do it?

Why should I do it?

When can I do it?

This will be my first time, so I am new to all of this. Staying at ALL STAR Music. Thanks for any help in advance!
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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It's just as the name implies, you can check in for your resort reservation online before arrival. I think it opens something like 10 days ahead.

Lots of folks really like it, as it speeds up the check-in process somewhat, but I hate it.

I like to see what room is assigned, and ask for a change if I don't like the location - which, if you have checked in online, means getting in the check-in line anyway. I also like talking to the CMs and don't mind the process. To me the extra 10-20 minutes or so is worth it. Others see this as a waste of time.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:39 AM   #3
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I don't see any benefit to doing online check in more than a week in advance. I heard that they don't assign rooms until about five days out. We never did online check in.
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I have always done on-line check-in and found no issues with it. When you arrive at the resort, there are two sets of check-in lines, for those who did on-line and those who did not.

I have found it very speedy. When the CMs hands you your packet, they will show you on a map where your room is in the resort. If you are not happy with that location, they can change it for you at that time. I have been lucky and very happy with where I have been placed.

It will be on how you want to really experience your check-in process. Some like it, some don't.

And I think now, you can do it at the 60 day mark! I think that is part of the new website. I am at 63 days at this point for my next trip, so I will see soon!
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you can actually sign in at 60 days now, not 10.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #6
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i do not do online check in at the deluxes as when you pull up they greet you and walk you right to the check in desk. I like to make sure my room requests were met or as close to it so I do not do online check in for that reason either.
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We are staying at ASMu. From the sounds of it, online check-in asks you for your room preferences. Is this true... and if you used it and entered preferences, were they met?
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Originally Posted by msujd164 View Post
What is this?

Should I do it?

Why should I do it?

When can I do it?

This will be my first time, so I am new to all of this. Staying at ALL STAR Music. Thanks for any help in advance!
If you are a first-timer, I would advise against the on-line check in. This service was designed to have someone come up in the on-line check in line, show an ID, get their packet of information and then leave the front desk area.

It's not designed for people who have a lot of questions or who want a specific room. On-line check in, just like at any hotel, is supposed to be quick and easy. Takes me less than a minute to do it but I don't have special requests, I don't need tickets, I have stayed at the resort before so have no questions.

OP - I wouldn't do the online check-in since it's your first trip.
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