It has been confirmed that starting 2009 Disney will be offering online check-in. Online check-in will help speed the process of checking into your destination in Disney World, FL. Online check-in will be available 10 days from arrival, and all you will need upon arrival will be a photo id. There will be a specific web address based on which resort.
I personally think that this will help speed up the check-in process. By doing this Disney may actually be able to free up a little manpower.