Early check in

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Teachin5th, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Teachin5th

    Teachin5th Earning My Ears

    Mar 13, 2013
    If we do online check in a few days early, will we be able to see our room? Are we better off waiting until we get to Disney? We are going to Magic Kingdom before check in, if that makes a difference. Thanks!
  2. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    You will not find out your room number until you physically check in at the resort. Online check in should really be changed to online pre-registration because that is all you are doing really.
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  4. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 Registered

    Feb 17, 2010
    That would be a fantastic change :thumbsup2
  5. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

    Apr 30, 2005
    No, unfortunately you'll only be able to see your room if it is ready.

    Online check in is basically so you don't have to wait long at the desk when you arrive and they hand you a packet with all your info already done for you. You just need to show ID.

    I've never done online check in but I've heard people say that if you have a specific request for a room then you should wait and check in at the desk.
  6. Sue M

    Sue M DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    You can check in early to your resort before you head out to the park. Your room may or may not be ready, but you'll have your Kttw cards and they will text you when your room us ready. And you can leave your luggage at resort with Bell Service.
    I'm not sure what kind of reservation you have, but from the sound of it you have room only, and bought your tickets separately. If this is the case, you can ask them at check in to put your tickets on your Kttw card.

    Another thing is if you are driving down, then you will have to pay for parking, until you do the resort check in, and can provide the gate at the parks your parking pass issued by the resort, or your Kttw card.
  7. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

    Apr 3, 2009
    You only find out your location if your room is not ready; you only find out your room number when you get to the resort, if your room is ready.

    I also agree that the wording should be changed; it is deceiving from the standpoint of those who have done it for the first time. You are not really formally checking in; you are only pre-registering.

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