How does the new ONLINE check in work..and Boardwalk recommendations?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by njmomboys2, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. njmomboys2

    njmomboys2 Mouseketeer

    Feb 21, 2006
    Hi has been about 3 years since we have been to WDW...going in July to celebrate our son's high school graduation/college departure :(

    We will be staying at the Boardwalk..standard room view. Party of 4...Me, DH and 2 DS..ages 18 & 13.

    1) How does the new online check in work? Does it save get any room requests?
    2) Any particular rooms we should try for? We have only stayed at Boardwalk through maybe a slightly bigger room....good view.....bigger balcony??

  2. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

    Apr 3, 2009
    On line check-in allows you to place a time of arrival and a credit card on your account, so your package will be ready when you arrive. Depending on the time of day and how busy it is, they may or may not be able to met your requests. You could reiterate your requests, and ask for a room that is available later in the day, and they would have to re-do your package.

    IMHO, if you have requests and you hope to have them granted, doing online check-in defeats the purpose of picking up your package right away and whisking off to the parks.
  3. DVCMikey

    DVCMikey DIS Veteran

    Sep 5, 2009
    we actually stayed here and did online check in. for us it didn't really help or speed things up. However when you are going is more of a busy time so it might be worth it.
  4. davedmaine

    davedmaine DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2011
    Maybe one time out of ten, online check-in made things quicker for us. A couple of times we actually had to wait longer than if we just walked up to the counter and checked in.

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