We’re anxiously counting down the days until the Disney World theme parks reopen next month!
But before they do, we’ve already booked a stay at one of the Disney World’s resort hotels which will be reopening in just a matter of days!
We’re already shown you guys our attempt at trying to place a MagicBand order now that the parks have an official reopening date and now we’re back to walk you through our experience with Disney World’s online check-in system!
Disney World is encouraging all guests to use online check-in since it’s quick, easy, and perhaps most importantly — contactless! You can do this on either Disney’s website or using the My Disney Experience app. Once you begin to check-in, Disney will ask you for your contact information so they may communicate with you via text. And don’t forget — starting June 22nd, guests will be able to access a way to virtually chat with Resort Cast Members via the My Disney Experience app.
Disney World says they may send you up to two emails or text messages prior to your arrival notifying you when your room ready. If you’re already received your MagicBand in the mail, you might receive up to three additional emails so you can go straight to your room and bypass the front desk completely. You’ll be able to unlock your room via My Disney Experience’s digital key feature or using your MagicBand.
Standard check-in will still be available, and guests whose MagicBands have been shipped to the resort will be able to pick them up at the front desk. For the next step, Disney asked us what our estimated arrival time was and if we’d like to have housekeeping service every other day (or every 4th and 8th day for Disney Vacation Club members) or decline it completely.
We were told every other day housekeeping would include light cleaning services such as the emptying of trash bins, replacement of linens, replenishing bath amenities including facial tissue and toilet paper, as well as an in-room coffee supplies including cream, sugar and other sweeteners.
If you have multiple rooms reserved, your selection will be applied to all of the rooms on your reservation.
For our resort, we were still allowed to make up to two-room location requests, although not every Disney World hotel offers guests this option in the app. Based on which resort you’ve selected, you might have to make your room requests over the phone.
Once we finished our online check-in, we received this confirmation screen and were instructed to use Disney World’s Direct-to-Room service upon our arrival.
This means we’re all set to head straight to our room once Disney World texts us our room number! We can use either the app or our MagicBands to unlock our door since we bringing some MagicBands from a previous trip that are already linked with our accounts.
All in all, the check-in process couldn’t be more straight-forward or easy-peasy! Let us know if you have any questions regarding your trip to Disney World and we hope to get them answered for you while we wait for ticket sales and bookings to resume once the new reservation system is unveiled!
Do you have an upcoming stay at Disney World this month? Let us know if you’ve already completed your online check-in below!