On Saturday, I checked into Disney's All Star Music Resort... online. You see, you can check into your Walt Disney World resort up to ten days in advance of your arrival. This is supposed to streamline the actual, physical check-in process. Saturday was my first time doing online check-in, but from what I understand, instead of arriving and having to get everything settled, you do that online instead. Then, when you arrive, everything is all set up for you, and you simply take your folder and room keys and get on your merry way.
Overall, I thought the online check-in process was very nice. Granted, I haven't gotten to the other end of the process, which is why this post is a part one. However, the actual check-in process was simple and easy to understand... if you know about online check-in and where to find it, which I'm not sure your average guest would. Once you navigate to the page on which you begin your online check-in, you enter your confirmation number, last name, the name of the resort at which you're staying, and your arrival date. Then it takes you to a different page where you do the actual online check-in. You enter a credit card number, cell phone number at which you can be reached on your trip, basic room requests, etc. Essentially, you give them all the information that you would give them in person once you arrived at your resort. And that's it! Then you're done! To be honest, I was expecting it to be much more, well, headache-y than it was. It was simple, and it means my trip is right around the corner!
Have you ever done online check-in? What did you think of it? Do you prefer to do it in person? Let me know in a comment, a tweet (@discollegeblog), or on Facebook! And look out for the second part of this post when I return from my trip!
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