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Old 11-12-2011, 11:44 PM   #1336
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Help! Panic mode!

I made reservations for my family and my inlaws for our trip (we are here now!) we (my family of 7) drove from VA today. My inlaws are flying in from TX tomorrow morning ... And I forgot to schedule Magical Express!!! Is there anything I can do? Has this happened to anyone before?
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I made reservations for my family and my inlaws for our trip (we are here now!) we (my family of 7) drove from VA today. My inlaws are flying in from TX tomorrow morning ... And I forgot to schedule Magical Express!!! Is there anything I can do? Has this happened to anyone before?
You can try calling DME first thing this morning and getting them added..otherwise they won't be able to get on the bus.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:10 AM   #1338
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Question #1
We have a party of 4. Three of us are arriving on one day and the fourth person is arrivng a day later. We are all listed on the room and have the magic your way tickets and dining plan like we are all arriving on the same day (Disney policy). Will be using Magical Express for the first three arriivng. Can the fourth person use Magical Express arriving a day later? How would I book that since Disney believes we are arriving on the same day.

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Will be returning to the airport via Magical Express to get a rental car and swittch hotels. I would like to stay at the park as long as I can. Can I make up a flight time or do I actually need to do research and try and find a flight that looks like it is leaving at 4 am so I can get picked up at 12 am when the park closes.

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Old 11-17-2011, 01:26 AM   #1339
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Question #1
We have a party of 4. Three of us are arriving on one day and the fourth person is arrivng a day later. We are all listed on the room and have the magic your way tickets and dining plan like we are all arriving on the same day (Disney policy). Will be using Magical Express for the first three arriivng. Can the fourth person use Magical Express arriving a day later? How would I book that since Disney believes we are arriving on the same day.
Disney's Magical Express (DME) is set up to allow guests in the same room to arrive on different flights and even on different days -- as long as the inbound day is on or after check-in day.

You would make one DME reservation for 3 guests and one for 1 guest, providing DME with the correct arrival date and time for each guest.

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Will be returning to the airport via Magical Express to get a rental car and swittch hotels. I would like to stay at the park as long as I can. Can I make up a flight time or do I actually need to do research and try and find a flight that looks like it is leaving at 4 am so I can get picked up at 12 am when the park closes.
You can simply tell DME approximately when you want to depart from your resort to the airport. You don't have to provide flight details. (I've done this when we were going to stay at an airport hotel before flying home the next morning.) Some travel agents or Disney reservation agents may not know they can do this, which is why some people on this board recommend providing bogus flight details.

Instead of providing false information, I would recommend making your DME reservations through the DME specialists at DME Guest Services (1-866-599-0951). Then it won't be a problem (and nobody will try to check you in for a flight that you're not really taking).

You may want to look at renting the car on WDW property (Alamo and National) or near WDW property (all major car rental brands) with pick-up at your WDW resort. You could save a lot of time.

Also, whether you're taking DME to the airport to rent a car or using a car rental service on/near WDW property, only one person needs to go to the car rental. Everyone else can still have fun at WDW. Be sure to get a parking pass when you check in at your resort; it will still be good on your check-out day for parking at your resort and for free parking at WDW theme park lots.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:22 AM   #1340
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Jet Blue flying with lap child

We are flying jet blue with a lap child. What does it mean that we need to go to JetBlue for checkin on the way home? I am confused. We have had the resorts print out our boarding passes before, not using DME. Can we still have our boarding passes printed but not our luggage checked? Can we still use DME?
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We are flying jet blue with a lap child. What does it mean that we need to go to JetBlue for checkin on the way home? I am confused. We have had the resorts print out our boarding passes before, not using DME. Can we still have our boarding passes printed but not our luggage checked? Can we still use DME?
The issue isn't with either DME or RAC. It is with JB...if you are flying with a lap baby, you must checkin at the airport in order to prove the age of the child. There is no way around it that I know of.
Can you use DME? Absolutely. But you can't use RAC. Your entire group has to be able to checkin at the same time....so,no you can't check bags or get boarding passes at the resort. You can take the DME bus back to MCO, with your bags stowed beneath it, and then take your bags with you to the JB counter to be checked in and given boarding passes.
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #1342
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Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. What is definitely puzzling to me is that we have flown Jwt Blue with a lap child and have always been able to print out our boarding passes the day before. I am concerned because I know that our flight is overbooked. Only way to get return seats was to pay the extra. I wonder if we do not take ME on the way home if we can still get our boarding passes printed as before or if this is something new.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:36 PM   #1343
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I know that this question has probably been asked and answer many times but i went through about 75 pages and either i am missing something or i am just being stupid. Last time we used DME we only had carryons so i had no concerns this year we are flying with one bag.

we booked everything directly through disney. first question do i need to go to the us air website 24 hours in advance and check in for our flight home like i do before we leave (our seats are already assigned for both flights) or do i do this at the RAC counter in the morning?

we have a flight departing MCO @ 7:35pm, we are just going to spend our last day checking out the holiday decorations and finish shopping at DTD, so if i am correct i can leave our carryons and laptop with the resort.

with regards to our checked luggage do i need to call bags at a certain time to pay for our bag (when we used this service with carnival we werent required to pay for the bag and they didnt check it for weight, we were flying continental though) or just as long as i do it before i go to the RAC counter.

i think i am stressing more than i need to, but i just want to make sure that i dont forget something that needs to be done.

thanks for all your help, the disboards rock!!!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:20 PM   #1344
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Dme & air canada question

I just want to make sure I understand. I have a friend flying in from Canada on Air Canada. If I have read correctly she can utilize her luggage tags to have the bags picked up and taken to her room. Is this correct? What I don't understand is who checks the Air Canada baggage claim area for DME bags if they aren't part of the program?
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:01 PM   #1345
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I just want to make sure I understand. I have a friend flying in from Canada on Air Canada. If I have read correctly she can utilize her luggage tags to have the bags picked up and taken to her room. Is this correct? What I don't understand is who checks the Air Canada baggage claim area for DME bags if they aren't part of the program?
Air Canada doesn't have their own private luggage carosel. They might have their own employees that unload the plane but MCO has staff that pulls all bags with Disney yellow tags so they don't even go out onto the conveyor to the public. For incoming flights to Orlando, it truly doesn't matter what airline one is flying. If it has a yellow tag, it will be pulled.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:05 PM   #1346
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Air Canada doesn't have their own private luggage carosel. They might have their own employees that unload the plane but MCO has staff that pulls all bags with Disney yellow tags so they don't even go out onto the conveyor to the public. For incoming flights to Orlando, it truly doesn't matter what airline one is flying. If it has a yellow tag, it will be pulled.
Thank you so much for clarifying.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:23 PM   #1347
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To maximize our time at Disney World we will be spending the first and last night at the Orlando Airport Hyatt (yes it is actually inside the airport). We do not want to use the express at the time our plane arrives and departs. Can we just request to be picked up at 9:00 AM the morning after our flight and ask for the Magic Express to take us to the airport our last night at 7:30 (we are flying out early the next morning)? I don't think there is anything wrong with what we are doing since we are staying at a DW resort. The main reason we are doing this is we live on the west coast so getting into the east coast is always late in the day. I don't want to waste a day that we could be enjoying the parks.
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To maximize our time at Disney World we will be spending the first and last night at the Orlando Airport Hyatt (yes it is actually inside the airport). We do not want to use the express at the time our plane arrives and departs. Can we just request to be picked up at 9:00 AM the morning after our flight and ask for the Magic Express to take us to the airport our last night at 7:30 (we are flying out early the next morning)? I don't think there is anything wrong with what we are doing since we are staying at a DW resort. The main reason we are doing this is we live on the west coast so getting into the east coast is always late in the day. I don't want to waste a day that we could be enjoying the parks.
That's fine.

Disney's Magical Express (DME) is a function of your WDW resort stay, not of your flights. You don't have to go directly from your flight to the DME coach, and you don't have to fly home on the day when you take the DME coach back to the airport.

You must have a DME reservation tied to your WDW resort reservation to use DME. In your case, the flight details do not matter. However, you may run into a Disney reservationist who insists on flight information.

Your best bet is to call Disney's Magical Express Guest Services at 1-866-599-0951. Just tell them approximately when you want to leave the airport for your WDW resort and approximately when you want to leave your WDW resort to return to the airport.

Instead of using DME luggage transfers on arrival and Resort Airline Check-in (RAC) when you check out, plan on taking your own luggage to the DME coach.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:24 AM   #1349
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To maximize our time at Disney World we will be spending the first and last night at the Orlando Airport Hyatt (yes it is actually inside the airport). We do not want to use the express at the time our plane arrives and departs. Can we just request to be picked up at 9:00 AM the morning after our flight and ask for the Magic Express to take us to the airport our last night at 7:30 (we are flying out early the next morning)? I don't think there is anything wrong with what we are doing since we are staying at a DW resort. The main reason we are doing this is we live on the west coast so getting into the east coast is always late in the day. I don't want to waste a day that we could be enjoying the parks.
As HH already told you, it's absolutely no problem to do this. In fact, many people do it, for exactly the same reason.
HH's advice is sound. My only issue is that, while you shouldn't need to give DME flight info, it sometimes confuses the CM on the phone if you don't. The thing that you can do is to tell them that your flights haven't been booked yet, so no flight info. But that you will let them know when you have it. They will say ok and be done with it.
The thing that you will have to do is give them info for your return to MCO. So, when you get to MCO, you may be asked about your return trip plans. Give them the time you need to be back at MCO and let them tell you the time. Or, just book your return trip when you get to your resort. You can do that the day you checkin if you want, or a day or two later. Just don't leave it to too late in your stay. It should be done 48 hrs prior to departure.
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To maximize our time at Disney World we will be spending the first and last night at the Orlando Airport Hyatt (yes it is actually inside the airport). We do not want to use the express at the time our plane arrives and departs. Can we just request to be picked up at 9:00 AM the morning after our flight and ask for the Magic Express to take us to the airport our last night at 7:30 (we are flying out early the next morning)? I don't think there is anything wrong with what we are doing since we are staying at a DW resort. The main reason we are doing this is we live on the west coast so getting into the east coast is always late in the day. I don't want to waste a day that we could be enjoying the parks.
I did this exact thing on my last trip. I called DME directly and they were great about it.
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