Originally Posted by tigerfan2012
"who may not like the room they are assigned by the system in advance of arrival (although again, our family has never had an issue with this)."
So if you check in 60 days out you will know your room assignment at that time?
We knew you could do online check in at 60 days out, but we finally just got around to doing it Monday - we arrive in 15 days. We've always done online check-in (except for our 1st onsite stay when we were newbies and didn't know all the ins and outs.) It makes the check-in process so much smoother and quicker.
Originally Posted by maxiesmom
I've had such horrible room locations when I've done on line check in that I won't do it anymore! Forget getting any requests met! Heck I've even been downgraded when using on line check in!
Disney will pre-assign you a room. However, if someone shows up before you and wants the room type you have, the CMs can still take it away from you and give it to the person in front of them. Your room is not your room until you are standing in it.
On line check in holds no value for me at all.
Not everyone's experience. We've used online check-in nearly every trip and we've always had our requests met. I know it's still possible to NOT have them met, but that's been our experience.