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Old 09-14-2013, 09:12 AM   #1
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Online check-in.... Yay or nay?

Any reason to do online check in, or not to do it? Just realized we are about 41 days out so we can go ahead and check in.

I did out in a room request for an Epcot facing room, would checking in online help my chances of getting my room request
Or hurt them? Thanks!
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:15 AM   #2
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Any reason to do online check in, or not to do it? Just realized we are about 41 days out so we can go ahead and check in.

I did out in a room request for an Epcot facing room, would checking in online help my chances of getting my room request
Or hurt them? Thanks!
Doing OCI is a matter of preference, IMO. We've never done it as I like to check in in person, but from what I've read, checking in online doesn't have any advantages on getting requests vs checking in at the resort once you arrive.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:17 AM   #3
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Highly recommend OLCI
Make sure to include your arrival time (estimate)
Don't overload on Special Requests (Request Room with Epcot View, Near Elevator, on 2nd Floor and ready upon arrival) Sometimes there is no such room! Just put your top one or two.
Most deluxe resorts try to get you a ready room when you arrive. By doing on-line check in, they know when your arriving, and unless you have a very specific request (Request Room # 4241), they will try to give you a ready room.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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I'm not sure what resort you are at but with all the Magicband roll outs, I found that the regular line at Pop last month took forever and did not move while the online checkin line people breezed right through.

The people who do online checkin are usually in the know about Magicbands while many of the people in the regular line didn't have a clue about Magicbands because they had not logged into MDE, causing the lines to be looooong as it was all explained to them.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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We have been using the online check-in since it became available. We usually arrive around 11am to noon, and we have always had a room ready for us. Don't know if that's just luck or not.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #6
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WE have used it only because we were arriving very early and didn't really have a room request. We only cared that room was ready at 730 am when we got there (POFQ) and it was! Checked, unpacked and made RD at MK! POFQ is small to us so every room is fine to us!
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:53 AM   #7
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I just spoke to a CM at reservations about doing on line check in and she told me I could not make any room request. Now I am reading that you can so I am going to give it a try! Thanks
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone, we will be getting there early also.... I hadn't even taken that into consideration. Makes sense that it could

Help our room be ready earlier. Great idea.
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Not sure if it has changed yet or not .... but just beware that if you have magical express transfers booked that your flight times may appear wrong when you do your online checkin (they only care about your flight numbers so this is not an issue). Perhaps this has been fixed - but I am not sure so I thought that I would warn you.
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