What is the point of on-line check in 60 days ahead of time?

Discussion in 'DVC-Mousecellaneous' started by deedeetoo, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. deedeetoo

    deedeetoo DIS Veteran

    May 8, 2003
    Is there any advantage to this? I understand doing on-line check in allows them to print up your stuff ahead of time so theoretically you get through check in faster. We have done it on our prior trips. But I can't understand why there is any benefit (to them or us) of doing it more than a week ahead of time. It not like they are going to put your packet together and leave it sitting behind the counter for 2 months. Does anyone know the logic in this?
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  3. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Dec 11, 2006
    It's a Disney cash reservation thing that DVC has latched on to. Maybe Disney feels that people who check in way in advance are less likely to cancel their reservation?

    :earsboy: Bill
  4. MrBean

    MrBean Runnin' Dopey

    Apr 17, 2008
    It seems to me that if you can do this 60 days ahead, why not just get this information when the reservation is made and forgo this extra step.

    Get my CC info, room requests, etc. when I make the reservation!

    As an aside, I am definitely a fan of online check in. This past June I had my fastest check in ever. I was in a hurry to get to a lunch reservation, so I ran into the AKL, told them I was in a hurry, she circled on the map where my room was, checked the names on my room keys, grabbed the packets and was out of the door in literally less then 2 minutes :thumbsup2
  5. gdrj

    gdrj DIS Veteran

    Jan 13, 2012
    I believe it will tie in with the Fastpass + system (once it is up and running) allowing you to get fastpasses 60 days out.
  6. erionm

    erionm DIS Veteran

    Dec 6, 2008
    The 60 day on-line check-in window will be for selecting FastPass+ times once it becomes available.
  7. shortypots

    shortypots DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2003
    I agree, just add it to our DVC profile so we can add it at booking!

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