Direct-to-Room Arrivals at Walt Disney World

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

Direct-to-Room Check in

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

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

  • After customizing the 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 your 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'll receive an email and/or text prior to your arrival notifying you of your room number and reminding you 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.

If you have specific room requests, I recommend using the regular check in process. You'll be able to discuss your requests with the Cast Member. Sometimes fulfilling requests just aren't possible , but they might have overlooked your reservation notes, giving you a run of the house room. It's always better to talk with someone if you have requests. 

This new optional service will be rolled out in phases over the course of the next several weeks.

Darren Wittko is the creator of Save at Walt Disney World and a Disney Destinations Specialist at Magical Vacations Travel. Voted "best of the best Disney travel agent"  by readers of the 2015 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.