Good Mornin fellow Disney Travelers!!
We are less than a week from go time here and fingers crossed all goes smoothly.
Question about the online check in feature....
what is the point???
So several years back (maybe 3) my folks took the pack of grandkids to the parks... and they told me that their experience with the online check-in was a disaster. Here's what happened, they did the online check-in, they had their magic bands and credit info connected, they thought they were good to go, they arrived at the park first thing in the morning... and BAM, the bands weren't activated, their tickets weren't linked, and no credit account. They spent however long in costumer service (or whatever that equivalency is) with what my mother describes as herds of other people in the same situation.
Now, the experience example from above was some time back... maybe things have become more streamline?
Maybe it just isn't worth the risk? Should we do both? check in online, but then also report to our resort first thing at like 7am and double check that everything is in order before we head to the parks? Can they do that at 7am in the resort if check in isn't officially until 3pm?
We are driving from west central FLA, so we will leave in the evening weds, stay at a random cheap hotel the first night, wake up Thurs and go to Epcot... we DO NOT have an onsite room until Thurs evening, after Epcot... soooooooooooo this is why I ask.
(if it's helpful, we are staying at Art of Animation and plan to drive there first morning even though we can't get into our room until 3pm to park our car on site and hop the bus to the park)
And.... as usual, thank you all for all the help you share!!