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Old 11-23-2012, 11:33 AM   #1141
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we are down to single digits too 9 more day. I just finished the online check in
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #1142
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So what's the advantage of online check-in & what does it involve? We haven't been 2 WDW for 4 years so haven't ever had this option before. Thanks in advance for your replies 😊

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Old 11-23-2012, 05:20 PM   #1143
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So what's the advantage of online check-in & what does it involve? We haven't been 2 WDW for 4 years so haven't ever had this option before. Thanks in advance for your replies 😊

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It's designed to save you time so that when you get to your resort, your check in package with your room keys in, etc, are there and waiting for you.

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Old 11-24-2012, 04:17 PM   #1144
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LOL about your DISboards App on your Blackberry comment but I know what you mean. DH has a blackberry for work and is continually frustrated by the lack of Apps available, (the coy he works for only uses blackberry's as they believe they are more secure data wise). He has an iPod touch that he carries all the time so he can use the apps on it (yes it is reliant on wireless but he just uses his blackberry as a mobile hotspot when necessary). Thanks for the info about online check-in too, does anyone know if it make it any more or less likely you'll b granted a room request?

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:35 PM   #1145
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So what's the advantage of online check-in & what does it involve? We haven't been 2 WDW for 4 years so haven't ever had this option before. Thanks in advance for your replies 😊

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For me, the biggest advantage to online check-in is not having to have the front desk swipe my credit card. I add it during online check-in so it stays in my wallet when I show up at the resort.

It's a long-shot that your credit card number will be stolen, but it does happen - yes, even at WDW resorts - so I am happy for anything that will lessen the chance of that occurring!
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #1146
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For me, the biggest advantage to online check-in is not having to have the front desk swipe my credit card. I add it during online check-in so it stays in my wallet when I show up at the resort.

It's a long-shot that your credit card number will be stolen, but it does happen - yes, even at WDW resorts - so I am happy for anything that will lessen the chance of that occurring!
I have done online check-in and they still want to swipe my card even if the info is there. I have found there is no advantage whether you do online check - in as far as room assignments.

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Old 11-25-2012, 10:30 PM   #1147
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I have done online check-in and they still want to swipe my card even if the info is there. I have found there is no advantage whether you do online check - in as far as room assignments.

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Thanks 2 u both 4 your replies. Does it save you Much time at check-in? Is there a separate que?

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:37 AM   #1148
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Thanks 2 u both 4 your replies. Does it save you Much time at check-in? Is there a separate que?

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It depends. Our last trip the online Check-in line was longer. Personally I found it did not speed up the process for us. They have simply ignored our requests.

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How hard is it to get room requests met? We need first floor connecting rooms - is it likely we will get that the first week of December?
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I have done online check-in and they still want to swipe my card even if the info is there. I have found there is no advantage whether you do online check - in as far as room assignments.

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Interesting. I go to WDW 6 to 8 times a year, often doing split stays. I have been doing online check-in since they first offered it. I have never once had to have my credit card swiped.


backinoz - If the online check-in line is longer, go to the regular line. Just tell the CM you did online check-in. He/she can get the folder containing your room keys and resort information from the bin.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #1151
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How hard is it to get room requests met? We need first floor connecting rooms - is it likely we will get that the first week of December?
There is really no way to know for sure. It all comes down to occupancy levels and checkouts at that time. When you check in, make sure to ask if the rooms meet your request. If they don't, politely ask if there is anything that can be done. They may be able to switch you or they may not. Never hurts to ask.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #1152
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When we checked in at POR on August 31, 2012 the CM said they received my fax but couldn't accommodate my request. So as of that date they were still reading fax's.
what if I don't have a fax machine?
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:56 PM   #1153
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what if I don't have a fax machine?
You can also call the main reservation line and add your requests to your reservation. That's how we always add our requests and have had great success.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:01 AM   #1154
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Officially booked my room, River view! me & my sister will be there in 5 days.

I was debating between this resort & PORS. I have never stayed here before so this one won out. We stayed overnight at PORS & loved it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #1155
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Officially booked my room, River view! me & my sister will be there in 5 days.

I was debating between this resort & PORS. I have never stayed here before so this one won out. We stayed overnight at PORS & loved it.
POFQ is our resort but you can always walk up to POR , we always go up to their lounge in the evenings to see Yeeha Bob,sometimes even when he isn't there(it's a bigger lounge and has more comfortable chairs right off the lobby). Plus you can use their pools too.
POFQ pool bar has a great group of bartenders with Shelley being the best
We have only done breakfast at the FC but the Mickey Waffles are fresh & hot .Try to take the boat to DTD to shop &eat an evening or 2.
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