Resort Airline Check-In is a complimentary service that lets all resort Guests flying on participating airlines check in for their flight, collect their boarding pass, and check their bags at the airline check-in desk located at Disney's resorts. As a reminder, some Guests might be required to check in directly at the airport.
Does "to better meet Guest demand" really mean "to save man hours and money"?
You better believe it...more like, let us save money to pay for Shanghai and laugh at stupid Americans.
Actually according to Disney web site FAQs, which apparently haven't been updated to reflect the new times yet, they note the baggage drop and check-in is available from 5am-11pm, so changing to 5am-noon is extending the hours by 1 hour. So this is not a reduction in hours. It's an increase.
Alex: Oops! You're right. Not sure how anyone can spin this as improving guest experience. Total cost savings move and nothing else. Disappointing!