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Old 03-14-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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Can you use luggage carts at resorts?

We will be driving down in June and will be staying at BWV. Are there luggage carts we can use to take our bags to our room? I know they have bell services, but I'd rather do it myself. It could be a long walk to our room and a case of water could get heavy so if we're allowed to use the carts it would make it much easier.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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I don't know wabout BWV but we've stayed at SSR and ASMo. SSR had carts near the elevators I believe. ASMo didn't have any and bell services were the only place that had them.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:09 AM   #3
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I've never seen carts available for me (granted, I've never asked anyone - just looked for them on my own). We've stayed at Pop Century, All-star movies and sports, SSRS, BLT, AK - jambo and Kidani, OKW.

I'm gonna keep up with this thread to find out myself if there are carts - I just hate how long it takes for bell-services to get my stuff to my room. And I've been told that they won't deliver if we are not in the room (unlike Magical Express).
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:13 AM   #4
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We will be driving down in June and will be staying at BWV. Are there luggage carts we can use to take our bags to our room? I know they have bell services, but I'd rather do it myself. It could be a long walk to our room and a case of water could get heavy so if we're allowed to use the carts it would make it much easier.
We stayed at All-Start Music in January and we borrowed a cart from Bell Services. We did have to leave our driver's license though.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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I've never seen guests using carts at BWV, I don't think it is allowed.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:51 AM   #6
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I've never seen guests using carts at BWV, I don't think it is allowed.
neither have i....
are you planning on leaving everything in the car if your room isn't ready when you get there? (three words: HOT WATER YUK!!) if not, it'll all be stored with bellservices anyway. they have a fridge for items needing refrigeration - put a few water bottles in a bag to store.

it would be a lot simpler just to allow them to unload everything, bring it all to storage or directly to your room (if ready). you can then valet the car, or park it yourself (the others may get out then and check-in, or walk back with you).
btw, bellservices is accustomed to loading/unloding suitcases that weigh about 50 lbs, and owners lockers that can weigh even more. a case of bottled water would be considered feathery in comparison to our OL
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #7
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Normally, we like to do things ourselves as well. But at Disney, it's just not really possible with the size of the resorts and rules. I agree just let bell services do it for you.
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I just ask for a cart at bell services, leave my ID with them, and take a cart. No big deal.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:29 PM   #9
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I agree just let bell services do it for you.
I'm a DIY kinda girl. But twice I've let Disney bring my bags.

First time at Jambo House. We got there early to check in and really didn't expect our room to be ready, but it was. We decided to just let bellservices bring the bags. We waited an hour in our room for them to get there. We went to the front desk and they told us that bellservices could not bring the bags to our room if we weren't there. So we were stuck waiting for them since bell services already had our stuff.

Second time was at SSRS. We checked in early but our room was not ready. We did not want to leave our food and stuff in the hot car all day so we left our things with bellservices. Got back to our room late that evening and called bellservices when we were on our way back to the resort. We were hot and tired and wanted to take showers and get in the bed and still had to wait about an hour for our stuff to get there.

Before I get hate mail...I realize we are not the only guests there and they have other things to do too. That's why I'll take care of it myself. I honestly don't see why they can't just put it in our room if we are not there. If it's for a tip, just tell me up front there is a $15 charge or something like that. Don't they bring your bags to your room from Magical Express????

We will just lug our stuff on our own. I am going to see about buying a luggage cart, though. I didn't realize there was such a thing!
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #10
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Normally, we like to do things ourselves as well. But at Disney, it's just not really possible with the size of the resorts and rules. I agree just let bell services do it for you.
Another vote for Bell Services . It's your vacation, Why hassle with luggage?
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:06 AM   #11
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We will be driving down in June and will be staying at BWV. Are there luggage carts we can use to take our bags to our room? I know they have bell services, but I'd rather do it myself. It could be a long walk to our room and a case of water could get heavy so if we're allowed to use the carts it would make it much easier.
We have used the carts at the Values, but had to leave a driver's license. At the moderates and deluxes, we've always been told no. I just assumed it was because they wanted their tip, but even at the Values we always tipped the guy we returned the cart to, so they still got the tip.
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We have used the carts at the Values, but had to leave a driver's license. At the moderates and deluxes, we've always been told no. I just assumed it was because they wanted their tip, but even at the Values we always tipped the guy we returned the cart to, so they still got the tip.
We have been asked to show a license the last year or so but they haven't kept it. The manager told us this because they only want someone aged 18 or older taking carts for liability reasons. That is OUR experience. We stay at POP. I'm getting ready to check into POP for my 14th stay (I think...I have over 90 days there) on Sunday.
We still see adults though that have borrowed carts and as soon as they are out of sight of Bell services/Luggage Assistance, they let their kids 'ride' back to the room on the cart! UGH! And then people wonder why the resorts don't want to loan them out?? SMH...
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