It looks like Disney's Art of Animation Resort will be handling the checking in of guests in an updated, re-thought way when it opens in May. Gone is the long desk staffed by multiple cast members and in is a more personal check-in experience.
The resort has installed a series of small tables to serve as a check-in point for guests. Guests will be greeted individually by cast members who will assist them in getting settled into the resort.
In addition, guests will find the lobby filled to the brim with, appropriately enough, animation art from Disney movies.
The Art of Animation Resort is also the first Walt Disney World resort to utilize RFID scanners and chips in the room keys. Guests heading to their room will simply lift their room key, complete with an RFID chip in it, up to the lock where it will be scanned.