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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jpinkcMar 08, 2024

Ok thanks for the clarification. They want to do this trip solo. First one solo to Disney in 7 or 8 years.

Fido ChuckwagonMar 08, 2024

They don't have to. There are still podiums at every restaurant. This just offers a quicker/easier solution (and you can check in when you are on your way to the restaurant to reduce your post-check in wait time).

ToTBellHopMar 08, 2024


jpinkcMar 08, 2024

My 80 Year old parents are not going to be able to handle this on there Fall trip.

nickysMar 08, 2024

This has now been announced.

JoeCamelMar 08, 2024

Like the cashiers at your grocery one less position to staff....

Chip ChippersonMar 07, 2024

That will be nice whenever it rolls out. Being able to check for availability across the length of a stay will be a big time-saver when trying to book for the busier restaurants.

BrianMar 07, 2024

An update is coming "soon" to the My Disney Experience app allowing guests to search for reservations for a range of dates.

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. :)