We arrive in FL on Dec 18th, staying at a cheaper off-site hotel, then our CSR ressie begins Dec 19th including the dining plan. My intention was to do online check in and head straight to the parks for RD on the 19th. My concern is with the meal plan. I have read I have to physically check in with the hotel in order for our meal plan to be active on the MB.....this is my first time staying onsite with the dining plan, so I am trying to figure it all out.
Any advise on what to do for arrival day would be great. Trying to avoid the detour of stopping by the hotel prior to park opening.