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lorivegas
11-09-2009, 06:24 PM
In other words... can we just pick up our luggage from baggage claim and bring it w/us when we land in Orlando? Will Magical Express then "load it on " the bus? I know that is the "magic" of the bus... no waiting for luggage, but boy, will we WAIT for luggage when we get to our room. :confused3 Just want to have my luggage WITH me... I wish they offered this option.,.., I like the nice ride to hotel ,though , it gets you in the disney mood and then to top it off....it's free!:thumbsup2

goofy4tink
11-09-2009, 06:29 PM
Yes you can. Just do not put those yellow tags on your checked bags. You will have a wait of 15 or so minutes at baggage claim. Your bags will then be loaded underneath your bus. The driver will expect a tip for doing this. Gratuities are only included with DME if Disney moves your bags from MCO to the resort room. If you move them yourself, tipping is now your responsibility.
Hopefully not a lot of other guests will be doing the same thing. It really slows down the process when many people bring their bags with them. Many bus drivers make everyone wait on the bus while he/she takes out all the bags for each resort.
And as always, be sure to pack anything you are going to need in your carryon bag...just in case the airline misdirects your bags.

Edd
11-09-2009, 07:22 PM
Yes, you can, but keep in mind when you and everyone else with the same idea gets to the bus with your luggage you will delay your fellow guests up to 30 minutes from getting to their resort. Everyone is just as much anxious to get to their resorts. Loading your luggage aboard the bus is not a good idea as luggage delivery is very safe. You should be able to carry anything you will need for the few hours it takes for your luggage to arrive in your room.

brianm27
11-09-2009, 07:32 PM
I am a control freak and I even let ME handle the luggage. Last trip we never got our yellow tags. We still let ME pick up our luggage, just needed to stop at the desk and give them the claim checks. The bags were waiting in the room when we came back to the resort for dinner.

I have used ME 7 or 8 times and never had issues getting my luggage. On two occassions it arrived when we were getting into our room right after check in. Yes- it does happen.

maxiesmom
11-09-2009, 08:57 PM
You do realize that you don't have to be in your room for your luggage to be delivered, right? You can go to the pool or to the parks, and your luggage will magically show up in your room. To me, that is the best part of DME.

The airlines are more likely to misdirect your luggage than DME. So be sure that you have all necessities in your carry-on. A days worth of clothes is not a bad idea either, just in case.

Debbie-TN
11-10-2009, 01:02 AM
It's perfectly fine to pick up your luggage and take it on the ME yourself. My daughter does this all the time because she is afraid that the airline will lose her luggage. I would rather have them deliver it to the room so I don't have to carry it all the way across the airport. It doesn't really take that long to load the luggage. I've seen them load a lot of luggage, some small, some very large. Just be sure to tip them. We give $1 per bag. I

Alesia
11-10-2009, 07:23 AM
It's perfectly fine to pick up your luggage and take it on the ME yourself. My daughter does this all the time because she is afraid that the airline will lose her luggage.

Does she realize that if the airline loses her luggage, ME will start the process of finding it?

Missytara
11-10-2009, 09:01 AM
Alesia - I was kinda thinking that myself. And if she has already picked up her luggage at baggage claim, then the airline hasn't lost it????? Am I missing something?

I also get somewhat irritated when a whole bunch of people insist on bringing all their luggage on the bus. Especially entire families. I always wondered why families don't pack anything they would need in just one bag and let the rest go to ME. I pack all I need for the first day in my day bag, so I am ready to go the minute I get on the bus. We always seem to be the last stop and it takes forever to get to the resort.....

Darcy03231
11-10-2009, 04:12 PM
Just keep in mind that if you flight lands after 10 pm you need to collect your own luggage, unless you want to wait until the next day to get it. From Disney's website:

2. Upon landing at Orlando International Airport, skip baggage claim and proceed to the Disney's Magical Express Welcome Center in the Main Terminal Building, B side, Level 1. Disney's Magical Express service will collect your luggage and deliver it directly to your Walt Disney World hotel room within 3 hours after you check in at the resort. Luggage delivery service provided by Disney's Magical Express is available for flights arriving between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm daily. For airport arrivals after 10:00 pm, Guests may collect their luggage at Baggage Claim and transport it with them on the motor coach.

dreamergirl78
11-10-2009, 05:31 PM
We used DME one time and if we ever use them again we will have our bags with us. Our flight landed around 1pm and we did not get our bags until 3:30AM!!! Never again. I did not feel the need to pack things into a carry on because I would have never imagined it would take 14 hours to get our luggage. The worst part was getting a straight answer. I was on hold for 30 minutes at a time. Not a way to start off our trip! From then on we have just rented a car to save my sanity.
If you use DME and you do not get your own bags, I would make sure you have what you need to get you through that first night in a carry on.

goofy4tink
11-10-2009, 06:02 PM
We used DME one time and if we ever use them again we will have our bags with us. Our flight landed around 1pm and we did not get our bags until 3:30AM!!! Never again. I did not feel the need to pack things into a carry on because I would have never imagined it would take 14 hours to get our luggage. The worst part was getting a straight answer. I was on hold for 30 minutes at a time. Not a way to start off our trip! From then on we have just rented a car to save my sanity.
If you use DME and you do not get your own bags, I would make sure you have what you need to get you through that first night in a carry on.

While I completely understand your displeasure with that experience, are you 100% sure it was DME at fault??? If DME does in fact get your bags, it shouldn't take 14 hrs to find the bags in WDW...there just aren't that many places they could go to. And with the bar codes on them, and the many times they are scanned, it's not hard to track them. The airlines may have been at fault here..they could have completely misdirected your bags.
But, that is only speculation.

As far as packing a carryon, most of us who travel fairly often know to pack our carryon bags with anything we may need for that first 24 hr period...doesn't matter where we are going. Airlines misdirect bags all the time. If a bag goes to Dallas but you are going to NYC, then you will have what you need for the night at least.


The vast majority of people get their bags, delivered to their resort rooms, within 4 hours of resort checkin. I had a wait of much longer one time. We arrived at 11ish, at POP, and I didn't get my bags until after 5pm. And it was either DME or POP's fault. I'm thinking probably POP...their luggage dept leaves much to be desired. But it was partly my fault as well. My party didn't pack their carryon as I instructed them to do...so, we had to sit around and wait for the checked bags to arrive.

rosiep
11-10-2009, 06:10 PM
Just keep in mind that if you flight lands after 10 pm you need to collect your own luggage, unless you want to wait until the next day to get it. From Disney's website:

2. Upon landing at Orlando International Airport, skip baggage claim and proceed to the Disney's Magical Express Welcome Center in the Main Terminal Building, B side, Level 1. Disney's Magical Express service will collect your luggage and deliver it directly to your Walt Disney World hotel room within 3 hours after you check in at the resort. Luggage delivery service provided by Disney's Magical Express is available for flights arriving between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm daily. For airport arrivals after 10:00 pm, Guests may collect their luggage at Baggage Claim and transport it with them on the motor coach.

My flight is due to arrive at 9:40 pm and I am having panic attacks over whether or not DME will handle it. I suppose I can ask when I check in whether I've made the deadline or not.

dreamergirl78
11-10-2009, 06:16 PM
While I completely understand your displeasure with that experience, are you 100% sure it was DME at fault??? If DME does in fact get your bags, it shouldn't take 14 hrs to find the bags in WDW...there just aren't that many places they could go to. And with the bar codes on them, and the many times they are scanned, it's not hard to track them. The airlines may have been at fault here..they could have completely misdirected your bags.
But, that is only speculation.


Yes, I am sure. 100% sure. It was a nightmare. For me, I would rather just have my stuff with me. That way I don't have to worry about it.

rosiep
11-10-2009, 06:24 PM
Just keep in mind that if you flight lands after 10 pm you need to collect your own luggage, unless you want to wait until the next day to get it. From Disney's website:

2. Upon landing at Orlando International Airport, skip baggage claim and proceed to the Disney's Magical Express Welcome Center in the Main Terminal Building, B side, Level 1. Disney's Magical Express service will collect your luggage and deliver it directly to your Walt Disney World hotel room within 3 hours after you check in at the resort. Luggage delivery service provided by Disney's Magical Express is available for flights arriving between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm daily. For airport arrivals after 10:00 pm, Guests may collect their luggage at Baggage Claim and transport it with them on the motor coach.

Is this true? If you arrive after 10pm and do not collect your luggage will DME deliver it the next day?

Tozzie
11-10-2009, 08:56 PM
Is this true? If you arrive after 10pm and do not collect your luggage will DME deliver it the next day?

No it will most likely go to your airlines lost luggage dept and DME won't be looking for it and I doubt the airline will give it to DME in the morning.

Edd
11-10-2009, 09:34 PM
That answer is completely false. If you do not pick up your luggage that night it will remain in the airlines office until the next morning early, at which time a Disney castmember will come by and pick it up for delivery to Disney. Airlines do not like to hold your luggage any longer than they have to. The em0ployees will see the yellow Disney tags and call DME to assure of the pick up early so it will be in Disney around 0700.

It would be better if those who do not know what is happening would hold back on such false comments.

Sawhiskey
11-10-2009, 09:42 PM
DME IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! It made my life soo much easier... Gotta love it..

Alesia
11-10-2009, 09:54 PM
No it will most likely go to your airlines lost luggage dept and DME won't be looking for it and I doubt the airline will give it to DME in the morning.

I am almost certain that that isn't the case...

rosiep
11-11-2009, 12:17 AM
That answer is completely false. If you do not pick up your luggage that night it will remain in the airlines office until the next morning early, at which time a Disney castmember will come by and pick it up for delivery to Disney. Airlines do not like to hold your luggage any longer than they have to. The em0ployees will see the yellow Disney tags and call DME to assure of the pick up early so it will be in Disney around 0700.

It would be better if those who do not know what is happening would hold back on such false comments.

Thank you. This is good to know. Looks like I'll be backing pj's in my carry on!

dburg30
11-11-2009, 06:48 AM
Yes, I am sure. 100% sure. It was a nightmare. For me, I would rather just have my stuff with me. That way I don't have to worry about it.

Can you enlighten us on what happened? You'll hear some a very few reports of luggage taking forever to get to the room, but most folks have no idea where the breakdown happened at. I'm just curious how you found out it was actually DME's fault?

Tozzie
11-11-2009, 06:52 AM
That answer is completely false. If you do not pick up your luggage that night it will remain in the airlines office until the next morning early, at which time a Disney castmember will come by and pick it up for delivery to Disney. Airlines do not like to hold your luggage any longer than they have to. The em0ployees will see the yellow Disney tags and call DME to assure of the pick up early so it will be in Disney around 0700.

It would be better if those who do not know what is happening would hold back on such false comments.

I did not post false comments I asked this question of DME myself when this policy took effect and that is what I was told and unless you actually have it in writting as a policy of DME to deliver your luggage the next day I would love to see it. Other wise stop accusing people of posting false information.

tinkbyday
11-11-2009, 07:02 AM
If you would like your luggage with you, then that should be fine. I have let DME handle it previously, but this time I will be waiting for it as well.

I realize everyone, including myself, is anxious to arrive at their destination, but I'm not sure a few minute delay, if any, should irritate folks. I'm not sure what the difference is between having strollers and carryons loaded versus luggage....

goofy4tink
11-11-2009, 07:23 AM
Is this true? If you arrive after 10pm and do not collect your luggage will DME deliver it the next day?

I did not post false comments I asked this question of DME myself when this policy took effect and that is what I was told and unless you actually have it in writting as a policy of DME to deliver your luggage the next day I would love to see it. Other wise stop accusing people of posting false information.
Edd is correct in this case. Any bag that comes through, with those yellow tags on them, will be taken to one place. DME CMs will get them first thing in the morning, and deliver them to the resorts. Where those bags end up, for the night? I have no idea, but DME CMs do collect them in the morning and deliver them. Can you imagine the angst if everyone had to trek back to MCO to get their luggage??? Nope, that just isn't going to happen.
And yes, this is what I've been told, both on the phone and in person at the DME counter.

Edd
11-11-2009, 08:50 AM
According to the current policy the poster's statement was not right and never has been. I personally pursued this subject at OIA when the policy to shut down DME luggage after 2200 hours was announced. I was told by the DME station manager and several of the airline offices the policy that was going to be followed. You got it in the above thread. I cannot imagine the uproar that would come about if the poster's statement was true.

So the moral of the story is don't post what you don't know (gossip). There is always someone that can check it out.

Darcy03231
11-11-2009, 10:04 AM
Is this true? If you arrive after 10pm and do not collect your luggage will DME deliver it the next day?

My flight arrives at 10:21 pm so I called. I was told on the phone that if I didn't want to collect my luggage and carry it on the bus with me it would be delivered the next day. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do. I've used the luggage service before (when I had a flight that landed earlier) and absolutely love it. Luggage was delivered within three hours (actually it was closer to two hours) just as promised. I just don't know if I want to wait until the next day for my luggage.

Lewisc
11-11-2009, 10:58 AM
I have absolutely no doubt you're correct. Unclaimed luggage goes to the unclaimed luggage office. DME CMS pick up luggage from the unclaimed luggage office. Passengers luggage sometimes comes on a later flight. Tight connections. Mistake. Some luggage left behind for weight reasons. There has to be a system to get those bags to WDW. Bags from passengers who "forget" to pick up their bags should be treated the same.

That said I don't think Disney is allowed to publicly suggest a system where passengers bags are deliberately not picked up at baggage claim and are intentionally abandoned overnight.

It's a shame Disney can't work out something with the airlines and MCO that would allow Disney to officially give guests the option of getting their luggage delivered the next morning.





According to the current policy the poster's statement was not right and never has been. I personally pursued this subject at OIA when the policy to shut down DME luggage after 2200 hours was announced. I was told by the DME station manager and several of the airline offices the policy that was going to be followed. You got it in the above thread. I cannot imagine the uproar that would come about if the poster's statement was true.

So the moral of the story is don't post what you don't know (gossip). There is always someone that can check it out.

Edd
11-11-2009, 11:19 AM
Lewis, the Disney luggage, left behind, is not sent someplace at 0200 a.m. in the morning when there is no one around to pick it up. It is held in the airline's office until the Disney CM's come around early the next morning approximately 0500 to pick it up. Disney doesn't say anything because most of the airlines offices do not have space for a lot of luggage. I am sure they would not want wholescale luggage pick up during the closed hours. I believe there are some CM's working after 2200 and maybe they come by and pick up the luggage than.

Lewisc
11-11-2009, 11:25 AM
Disney doesn't say anything because most of the airlines offices do not have space for a lot of luggage. I am sure they would not want wholescale luggage pick up during the closed hours. I believe there are some CM's working after 2200 and maybe they come by and pick up the luggage than.

Exactly. It's a shame Disney can't have one or two CMs grab the luggage from the carousels and/or airline unclaimed offices so they can officially offer a "hold for delivery tomorrow" option.

I normally fly SW. I suspect you'd get my halfway to WDW in the length of time it would take me to schlep my bags up to level three, across to the opposite corner of MCO then down to level one. I usually stay at an airport hotel if my flight lands after 10p but I'd probably use a car service instead of DME if I was going to get my own luggage and go directly to WDW. My luck I'd just miss a bus and discover DME decided to hold my bus until a later flight arrived.

Tozzie
11-11-2009, 01:01 PM
According to the current policy the poster's statement was not right and never has been. I personally pursued this subject at OIA when the policy to shut down DME luggage after 2200 hours was announced. I was told by the DME station manager and several of the airline offices the policy that was going to be followed. You got it in the above thread. I cannot imagine the uproar that would come about if the poster's statement was true.

So the moral of the story is don't post what you don't know (gossip). There is always someone that can check it out.

I don't know why you think you are the final authority when it comes to all things DME but I Did not post gossip I posted what I know to be true based on what I was told by DME and you posted what you know to be true based on what you were told by DME. Please stop with the holier than though attitude.

rosiep
11-11-2009, 01:42 PM
My flight arrives at 10:21 pm so I called. I was told on the phone that if I didn't want to collect my luggage and carry it on the bus with me it would be delivered the next day. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do. I've used the luggage service before (when I had a flight that landed earlier) and absolutely love it. Luggage was delivered within three hours (actually it was closer to two hours) just as promised. I just don't know if I want to wait until the next day for my luggage.

I, too, used DME before and loved how easy it was. My daughter and I are sleepyheads and we usually do not start touring early; if our bags came the next morning that would work for us.

bumbershoot
11-11-2009, 02:02 PM
I don't know why you think you are the final authority when it comes to all things DME but I Did not post gossip I posted what I know to be true based on what I was told by DME and you posted what you know to be true based on what you were told by DME. Please stop with the holier than though attitude.

FYI, from what I know from being here for a couple years, Edd is involved, in some way, with transportation between MCO and WDW. I don't think he works for disney, but I do remember when he was seeking out info from the *officials* when all this overnight stuff changed.

goofy4tink
11-11-2009, 02:45 PM
I don't know why you think you are the final authority when it comes to all things DME but I Did not post gossip I posted what I know to be true based on what I was told by DME and you posted what you know to be true based on what you were told by DME. Please stop with the holier than though attitude.

There is no 'holier than thou' attitude going on here..only the offering of information as it is known. Edd is at MCO quite a bit, and he knows the in's and out's there. He is in constant contact with people there and has proven to be a valuable source of info. While we don't always see eye to eye on every issue, Edd does provide good info.
We all know that Disney can give conflicting info. There is no way that Disney is going to allow their guests checked bags to remain at MCO..it just isn't going to happen. It is delivered the next morning.

rosiep
11-11-2009, 03:02 PM
We all know that Disney can give conflicting info. .

And herein lies the problem. Naturally if a CM or DME operator gives information it is assumed that that's the truth. Fortunately being a Dis'er has it's advantages because we all know to check and double check our information...no matter where it comes from. :hug:

dburg30
11-11-2009, 03:21 PM
It's like where I work at. If someone calls in and wants to talk to the owner, I ask them if they want to talk to the owner (management) or someone who knows what's going on (the workers). I have no doubt was was told to the one person, but I tend to trust Edd's info a bit more in this case.

scuba
11-11-2009, 03:28 PM
Yes, you can, but keep in mind when you and everyone else with the same idea gets to the bus with your luggage you will delay your fellow guests up to 30 minutes from getting to their resort. Everyone is just as much anxious to get to their resorts. Loading your luggage aboard the bus is not a good idea as luggage delivery is very safe. You should be able to carry anything you will need for the few hours it takes for your luggage to arrive in your room.

Alright, It is never my intention to hack off anyone, however what obligation do I have to prevent someone from being irritated if indeed I'm following policy by lugging my own luggage to a DME bus? We chose and have always chosen to lug our luggage on our own, we travel light and we usually only have 2 suitcases for 2 adults and 2 children ages 4 and 2. seriously I'm fairly irritated about always being concerned about inconveniencing someone else. I say if it's disney policy then get hacked off at Disney, not me. In order to prepare for every possible complication with a 2 and 4 year old, My carry on would be as large as our regular suitcases. I've had success with DME but hey, if I adhere to the policy, I'm going to lug my own luggage. Maybe it's unnecessary but we also know the saying, if you want something done right then do it yourself, I prefer to have the control of my bags when it's offered and right now it is still offered , until then, I'll be the one holding up your bus.:thumbsup2

dburg30
11-11-2009, 04:05 PM
Because DME (the bus part) was set up to work with the luggage delivery to get people to their resorts as quickly as possible. It was meant to have people take their carry ons with them, and sure you'd have some people get their luggage, or have strollers etc etc that needed to be loaded and unloaded. It wasnt 'planned' to have lot of people take their luggage with them as, bottom line is, it does mean it takes longer for folks after the first stop to get to their resort. I'm sure the bus drivers like it because they will get more tips this way.

The 'vision' of DME was to get people to their resorts, and to the parks ASAP so they could A) start enjoying their vacation and B) to start spending money. It keeps the bell services less crowded, because I'm sure many people also just check in, and leave their bags and head to the parks anyway. So why not let WDW deliver them to your room for you? And I'd LOVE to see the stats as the the number of times luggage was delayed was actually due to WDW or the airlines. (of course we'll never know those numbers).

But to your question, there isnt anything to keep you from taking your luggage. But if you are the last stop and wonder why it takes so long to get from resort to resort, look and see how much luggage had to be offloaded at each resort...

scuba
11-11-2009, 04:41 PM
Because DME (the bus part) was set up to work with the luggage delivery to get people to their resorts as quickly as possible. It was meant to have people take their carry ons with them, and sure you'd have some people get their luggage, or have strollers etc etc that needed to be loaded and unloaded. It wasnt 'planned' to have lot of people take their luggage with them as, bottom line is, it does mean it takes longer for folks after the first stop to get to their resort. I'm sure the bus drivers like it because they will get more tips this way.

The 'vision' of DME was to get people to their resorts, and to the parks ASAP so they could A) start enjoying their vacation and B) to start spending money. It keeps the bell services less crowded, because I'm sure many people also just check in, and leave their bags and head to the parks anyway. So why not let WDW deliver them to your room for you? And I'd LOVE to see the stats as the the number of times luggage was delayed was actually due to WDW or the airlines. (of course we'll never know those numbers).

But to your question, there isnt anything to keep you from taking your luggage. But if you are the last stop and wonder why it takes so long to get from resort to resort, look and see how much luggage had to be offloaded at each resort...

Travel day 1 for me, useless, regardless of what time I arrive, so I'm not on the bus EVER thinking oh my god why is this taking so long? If it remains a policy or is allowed to continue then i'm really not that concerned if i'm hacking someone off, clearly not intended to hack someone off, however if i'm abiding by what is allowed then get irritated at someone else. It seems no one is ever concerned if i'm being hacked of or irritated, or if i'm inconvienenced. Me picking up my bags eliminates one more set of hands making a mistake. Picking my own bags up just prevents me from having to decide who is to blame the Airlines or Disney:confused3. Truth of the matter is, Disney is counting on a few picking their own bags, maybe reduces the amount of folks looking for bags and seeing that they get to the resorts on time and in the long run maybe saves money.

bluenosemickey
11-11-2009, 06:13 PM
OK, what happens when you arrive at 9:30 pm or so? When do the bags arrive? by 1:30 am? I don't think I want to be disturbed after midnight, if the bags came before that, fine. But after that, I would wait until morning.

What do I tell bell services?

Alesia
11-11-2009, 08:24 PM
What do I tell bell services?

You call them and ask them to hold your bags until the next morning.

goofy4tink
11-12-2009, 08:01 AM
People....at this time, Disney has no 'ruling' on bringing your own luggage with you to the bus. Plenty of guests arrive the night before their reservation at WDW starts and stay close to the airport so as to get an early, fresh start in the morning. They then bring their bags with them to the bus, and off they go. And that's okay with Disney.
The problem arises when the vast majority of the passengers on one bus bring all their checked bags with them. Does this happen often? No, of course not. The vast majority of us love not having to lug our luggage around the airport with them, and have no problems at all allowing DME to handle it all for us. But....when you have to sit on the bus, while the driver holds you hostage, so to speak, until he gets all that luggage unloaded, well, it's annoying. And that is what happened to me. A longish wait at MCO while all the bags had to be loaded. And it seemed that just as you thought you would be leaving the airport, another family would amble up with their 5 bags. And then it happened again...we sat there for close to 30 mins and I wasn't one of the first on that bus!!! Then, to stop at CSR, and wait 10 mins while bags were unloaded, then the guests allowed off the bus, and then wait for them to collect their bags...whilst the driver stands there with his hand out, then repeat that at AKL....another 10 mins. When we finally got to POP, there I sat on the bus, hostage while bags are unloaded. I had no bags to get, kept my tote bag with me on the bus, yet I had to sit there and cool my heels for another 8 mins. Is it any surprise that I bolted off that bus as soon as the door was opened and ran into the resort to beat the rush to checkin???
I'm not mad at the guests as much as mad at the driver. It wouldn't have been so bad if he had allowed guests off the bus, to get their bags as they were unloaded, rather than sit there and wait for everyone's bags to be off loaded.

It just doesn't happen all that often, and is no reason to get our 'panties in a twist' here, so to speak. Do what works for your family.

dburg30
11-12-2009, 08:07 AM
Travel day 1 for me, useless, regardless of what time I arrive, so I'm not on the bus EVER thinking oh my god why is this taking so long? If it remains a policy or is allowed to continue then i'm really not that concerned if i'm hacking someone off, clearly not intended to hack someone off, however if i'm abiding by what is allowed then get irritated at someone else. It seems no one is ever concerned if i'm being hacked of or irritated, or if i'm inconvienenced. Me picking up my bags eliminates one more set of hands making a mistake. Picking my own bags up just prevents me from having to decide who is to blame the Airlines or Disney:confused3. Truth of the matter is, Disney is counting on a few picking their own bags, maybe reduces the amount of folks looking for bags and seeing that they get to the resorts on time and in the long run maybe saves money.

Not a problem, was just throwing out the 'other side', those that the 1st day of travel is NOT useless, it's opposite for me, my last day is useless. I get too concerned about making sure we are where ever we need to be, at whatever time, to take whatever transportation back to MCO. Again, I'll never be 'mad' at anyone that takes their bags to the DME bus, but I may sit there looking and wishing that we didnt have to wait :)