Mobile Dining Check-In comes to My Disney Experience to eliminate podium check-in at restaurants

Jun 16, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Tuesday June 16, 2020 4:44pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

My Disney Experience will replace traditional podium check-in at Walt Disney World Resort hotel restaurants with a new contact-less Mobile Dine Check-In feature.


This is how it will work from June 22 at Walt Disney World's table service restaurants.

  • When your check-in window arrives, you’ll receive a push notification prompting you to check in via the app. Or, you can begin the check-in process by scanning a QR code located in the restaurant’s lobby. There’s no need to visit the host stand to check in.

  • From the push notification or QR code, you’ll be able to check in for your reservation—and confirm your arrival time and party details.

  • Once your table is ready, you’ll be notified to proceed to a specified location.
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wendysueJun 21, 2020

Yep... although I'm not in the 65+ group, I'm one of those. I've had the same flip phone for 9 years. Works great-is cheap-never gets hacked and I don't have to get a neck ache from looking down at it all the time. Oh, and I am always paying attention to the people I'm with instead of staring at my phone. :)

aladdin2007Jun 17, 2020

Others might just because you don't.

networkproJun 17, 2020

We frequently have seating requests at Cape May for dinner. A booth, and preferably with either Jan or Genesis as waitress/waiter.

wdwmagicJun 17, 2020

They were just off topic about another user and not helpful for people looking for useful information.

rle4lunchJun 17, 2020

Nice to see comments disappear when there was nothing inflammatory and/or slanderous said. wow.

Ravenclaw78Jun 17, 2020

That's fair. I totally get that part too. :)

NickPytlinskiJun 17, 2020

i meant this bit, but im pretty sure they were humouring the situation. 'I will also add. I live here and go to ohana at least once a month many times solo. I am not interested in conversation nor am I interested in looking at people dance nor am I interested in conversation. '

Ravenclaw78Jun 17, 2020

I think most adults know that it's unwise at best to be that demanding to the waitstaff at any restaurant, even at Disney...

Jon81ukJun 17, 2020

Will be interesting to see, its certainly possible that some of the boat services are cut back and they may only transport to the park. But we are in the middle of a pandemic, travel to WDW itself isn't really essential and moving between resorts even less so.

Jon81ukJun 17, 2020

Yes but it reduces the number of people who need to approach that podium. So instead of a swarm around it all breathing on each other, you can stand back and wait for your name to be called once you check in.

MinthorneJun 17, 2020

yeah someplace for people to all gather and crowd around

MinthorneJun 17, 2020

but how many of them travel to Disney World?

WDW862Jun 17, 2020

Most phones have fast charging these days too. Is it really too hard to find a place to sit down for 20 minutes and charge your phone?

TrainChasersJun 17, 2020

I’m aware. I have a usb charger i used to bring to the parks with me, I personally don’t like carrying it around now that I don’t take my camera bag with me but I could always buy a mophie case or something. Still, I should hope Disney’s answer won’t be “go buy a charger, it’s not Mickey’s problem”