Did you hear about the new MyMagic+ test going on at Walt Disney World? Disney’s new test allows you to go straight to your room once you arrive at your Walt Disney World resort hotel. Yes, that means you can skip the front desk! In order to take advantage of this perk, you would have to do the online check-in through your My Disney Experience account, link a credit card to your room, and consent to receive email and text message so that you can be notified once your room is ready and what room number.
The test began June 16th and is continuing through the 28th at these select resorts:
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas – Jambo House and Kidani Village
The only thing that surprises me about this test is that they are just now testing it. It seems to be a pretty obvious way MyMagic+ cut down on the time guests spend preparing to begin their magical vacation and increase the amount of time they get to enjoy their time at the resort. I am interested to see how quickly and smoothly this change occurs. They call it a “test” but I suspect it will quickly make its way to the other resorts. Do you think cutting out the front desk face-to-face interaction with cast members is a good thing in this instance? If given the option, would you opt to bypass the front desk or check-in with a cast member?
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