Online check in a good idea for first timers?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Jewel3k, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Jewel3k

    Jewel3k Mouseketeer

    Feb 20, 2012
    Trying to decide between online check in and regular check in. Is there anything great about the regular check in experience that is not to be missed for a first time family checking in? I like the idea of getting it done and over with so the dh 6, 4 and 2 year old aren't hanging around the lobby for to long with nothing to do, but I don't want to miss any important info I might need.
  2. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

    Feb 11, 2009
    Not really but online check-in depends on what is most important to you. If you are arriving early before check-in time and its important to you to get a room that's ready if you can, do online check-in. If you are arriving when it's peak crowds and/or a busy day and/or busy time, do online check-in. If room requests are important to you, do not do online check in. We prefer to get our room request and don't mind waiting, so we always stick to regular check-in. We've discussed with CMs in conversation how it's their priority to get people into rooms that are ready for online check-in, so room requests aren't necessarily always taken into consideration.
  3. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Jul 6, 2004
    I think first timers should do regular check in, just to hear the whole spiel. Plus, all of the lobbies have things in them to entertain your kids==movies or games and such, so they won't be standing there bored.

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