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Old 09-11-2006, 11:36 AM   #16
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I guess I'm in the same situation for our trip in November.

We are flying American Airlines which arrives on side "A". We then have to pick up our luggage (we are arriving late) level 2, side A. Then go back up to level 3, side A then cross over to side B to head down to level 1, side B for magical express.

Is that correct?
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:51 AM   #17
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Thanks so much for that confirmation. I guess we will experience what the other people used to have to do before they make this change.

Last time we used DME, we arrived at MCO at an early time so it was no problem for Disney to handle our luggage. This time we are arriving late as I previously stated.
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Old 09-13-2006, 12:21 PM   #18
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After you get off the airport monorail in the main terminal, and after you exit security look to one side and you will see a big (like 2 foot) neon A on the wall not too high up. Look to the other side and you will see a neon B. Walk over to and under the neon letter to find the escalators going down.
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Old 09-13-2006, 12:45 PM   #19
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After you get off the airport monorail in the main terminal, and after you exit security look to one side and you will see a big (like 2 foot) neon A on the wall not too high up. Look to the other side and you will see a neon B. Walk over to and under the neon letter to find the escalators going down.
It is actually very simple, isn't it. Too many people put too much thought into side A and B (not picking on anyone in particular). All you have to do is follow signs. MCO is very easy to navigate, IMO. One trip, I hustled to the A side to check National's selection on the EA over there. I then met my family at baggage on the B side as our bags came out. We then went on to National's area on the B side to pick our car. I did some walking, but no biggie...

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Old 09-17-2006, 11:29 AM   #20
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The problem is too many people, incorrectly, think there are actually two seperate terminals or that the A and B side are far apart.

When you get off the tram you are only a few feet from the imaginary line that seperates the A and B side of the terminal. A passenger arriving on an A airline will basically be walking to the B side INSTEAD of walking to the A side. The only issue will be with those passengers who claim their own baggage.



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It is actually very simple, isn't it. Too many people put too much thought into side A and B (not picking on anyone in particular). All you have to do is follow signs. MCO is very easy to navigate, IMO. One trip, I hustled to the A side to check National's selection on the EA over there. I then met my family at baggage on the B side as our bags came out. We then went on to National's area on the B side to pick our car. I did some walking, but no biggie...

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Old 10-02-2006, 09:20 PM   #21
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I am now confused

Sorry, I am now confused by some of the posts here.

We arrive (hopefully) Nov 9th around 11:30 am on Airtran. I know I come out of the monorail, and walk left. Do I have to stop on Level 2 for baggage claim, or do I go directly to level 1 to check in for ME? I have luggage tags and I plan on using them. Disney still picks up the luggage, right?
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Sorry, I am now confused by some of the posts here.

We arrive (hopefully) Nov 9th around 11:30 am on Airtran. I know I come out of the monorail, and walk left. Do I have to stop on Level 2 for baggage claim, or do I go directly to level 1 to check in for ME? I have luggage tags and I plan on using them. Disney still picks up the luggage, right?
Proceed to Terminal B, Level 1.
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:53 AM   #23
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Sorry, I am now confused by some of the posts here.

We arrive (hopefully) Nov 9th around 11:30 am on Airtran. I know I come out of the monorail, and walk left. Do I have to stop on Level 2 for baggage claim, or do I go directly to level 1 to check in for ME? I have luggage tags and I plan on using them. Disney still picks up the luggage, right?
Yes, Disney will still automatically deliver all checked luggage with a DME luggage tag on it. Skip baggage claim and follow Tyler's directions.
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Old 10-03-2006, 10:12 PM   #24
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Here you go, this is the map on the inside of the DME booklet.

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Old 10-04-2006, 08:02 PM   #25
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Thanks for the handy dandy map! Makes things easier to see.

For those coming from gates 60-129, it may look like a long walk, but it really isn't. And if you go through the Mall/Food Court area, they have moving sidewalks to make it easier.
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:38 PM   #26
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Can anyone who's arrived using DME since Tues 10/3 (when the Welcome Center switch from A to B was scheduled to happen) actually confirm that yes, the DME Welcome Center is now in Terminal B?

We'll be in the World in less than 48 hrs!
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Yes it's moved to Side B....if Tyler says it's so, it's so. Have a great trip!!!
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:14 PM   #28
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Here you go, this is the map on the inside of the DME booklet.

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Thank you!!! Looks like we won't be getting our Magical Express package in time for our departure so I'm going to print that map so we know where we're going. Very helpful!
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Old 10-16-2006, 04:15 PM   #29
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The current DME desk is right below SW baggage claim. Should be go directly to level one and then walk or would it be faster to walk on level three to a specific escalator/elevator and then go to level one?.
Makes no difference time wise. The total distance is about the same.

If you are at the Hyatt Hotel end (end further from ME) and want to use the moving sidewalks you would need to traverse the terminal on Level 3 and then find the neon B and the escalator down.
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:13 PM   #30
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We are staying overnight at an airport hotel on Thursday night and then having the hotel shuttle bring us back to the airport REALLY early on Friday. To get as close as possible to the ME desk, where should we tell the shuttle service to drop us off at? I am totally confused with the map.

Sorry if this has already been posted somewhere.
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