Walt Disney World – No More Hotel Check-in!

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In the coming weeks, eligible Walt Disney World® Resort hotel Guests will have the option to go directly to your hotel room once it’s ready, without stopping at the Front Desk.

This optional new service will streamline your check-in process and allows you to have more control over your arrival experience.

In order to be eligible for this option, you must complete the following steps:

  • After customizing your MagicBands for your current stay, you must choose to have them shipped to your home
  • Then, you must complete the following Online Check-In Process steps:
    • Pay for your reservation in full, or put a credit card and PIN on file.
    • Choose a preferred method of communication (i.e. text or email)

Once you have received your MagicBands at home, you will receive an email explaining the direct-to-room arrival service, including eligibility and next steps.

If you have completed all the necessary steps, you will receive an email and/or text prior to your arrival notifying you of your room number and reminding them of the option of going directly to your room.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a Cast Member who will give you the option to go experience a traditional check-in, or go directly to your room once it is ready.

This new optional service will be rolled out in phases over the course of the next several weeks. As more information is released, we will update this post here on Mouseketrips. At this point, it is not clear whether or not you will be able to go straight to the parks upon arrival, or if you will still have to stop by the resorts to activate your park passes. Hopefully more information will be made available soon.

2 responses to “Walt Disney World – No More Hotel Check-in!”

  1. Jerry Woods Avatar
    Jerry Woods

    It will be great if they can get it to work but nothing can beat the interaction and feel of having a live person to talk with upon check in. A little to much technology and less interaction with a Disney cast member upon check in is not a good thing.

  2. Kenneth Avatar

    I wonder how this will work with DVC members at the villas?

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