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Does online check in = room ready earlier?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by 100acreHiker, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Dug720

    Dug720 SQUIRREL!!

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    Before online check-in, I think there was MAYBE one time out of a LOT of visits where my room wasn't ready when I got there well before the stated check-in time. (Ok, there was one time when they assigned me a room, and when I got up there I used the key no problem, opened the door, and could CLEARLY see that whoever was in there the night before hadn't left yet. Quick call using the public guest services phone in the building and within a few minutes, someone came and got me on a cart to get my new card at the desk. But I don't count that as "not ready" as the person WAS supposed to be out - and my newly assigned room was ready.)

    I've done online check-in twice now - once I arrived early in the morning and not only was my originally assigned room ready (they "upgraded" me to a pirate room, which I didn't want), my requested "downgraded" room to what I had booked (though I think they gave me preferred, still better than a pirate room) was also ready. When I got to POP it was well after check-in time so clearly the room was ready.
     
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  3. Lp427

    Lp427 Earning My Ears

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    I have only gone twice, and both times my room was ready and my requests were met. Last year, we arrived on a Sat early June by noon at POR, but my packet wasn't ready, and I still had to do everything all over again. I blame it on being our first visit and having to setup pins, etc. This year, we arrived on the Tue after July 4th weekend around 10am at POP, and it was a very quick and streamlined process - less than 2 mins to pull my packet and explain where my room was located.
     
  4. tinkerbella16

    tinkerbella16 DIS Veteran

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    This is what we do. We go the 2nd week of November every year and arrive on a Wednesday morning. :)
     
  5. Clamesa

    Clamesa Mouseketeer

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    Sorry, but I cannot find how to delete a post.
     
  6. Clamesa

    Clamesa Mouseketeer

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    :rolleyes1 double post.
     
  7. Clamesa

    Clamesa Mouseketeer

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    Yes, we use ME. About request I like upper floor in the farther building of the resort and it is always granted. I believe they don't get a lot of people asking to walk more.;)
     
  8. gtpoohbear

    gtpoohbear DIS Veteran

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    We always do online check-in and so far, have always been able to get our room upon arrival, even when it was early.

    At both AKL and AoA, the CM showed us the rooms on a map which were ready and at least came close to meeting our other requests, and let us choose. I know a lot of people have worried that with online check in, you won't be able to get a different room if you don't like what was assigned, but that definitely wasn't the case for us. It didn't even seem like anything was assigned already, or if it was, it was no big deal to change it.
     
  9. thelobstershanty

    thelobstershanty Parrotteer

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    The more requests you have, the less likely it is that your room will be ready early; ESPECIALLY if the request is "close to lobby/elevators"! Do you know how common of a request that is, in relation to the low # of rooms that meet this? Come on people...this is Disney, it requires walking, might as well get used to it, from the home base on!!! LOL! JK!
    WDW resort check in times are: 3pm for regular rooms and 4pm for villas--any thing before that is pixie dust, imo! :banana::yay:
     
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  11. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    I do too!!!! Or else every day I have checked in using OLCI has been opposite day!
     
  12. goddessmommy

    goddessmommy Earning My Ears

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    What is the earliest you can check in? We are arriving Thurs (non park day) and staying at All Star Music, but checking into AoA on Friday. I was hoping we could go to AoA at 7 am to check in and then head to Hollywood Studios-I don't even care about getting into our room, we drove so our bags can stay in the car, I just want to check in and be able to get the text when the room is ready. We don't plan to take a break til the afternoon around 3 anyway, but if we decide to NOT take a break, we want to be able to spend the whole day at the park and still get into our room that night. Is that possible? Or make sense? We did do online check in, don't have any special requests except close to transportation (LK suite)
     
  13. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    Their computers roll over at 6 am, so you will be allowed to check in at 7 am. They will even hold your bags for you, if you are driving to the parks and don't want to leave your bags in your trunk. Of if you have stuff that may melt in the heat.
     
  14. mevelandry

    mevelandry DIS Veteran

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    Always checked-in online, always got my requests... Maybe I've been lucky. ;)
     
  15. thelobstershanty

    thelobstershanty Parrotteer

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    Computers roll over at 6 am, you can check in at 6am.
     
  16. goddessmommy

    goddessmommy Earning My Ears

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    Awesome, thank you!!! maybe we will go a little earlier then! I have a feeling my 5 year old will be up before the sun that first day for her very first trip!
     

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