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Old 02-10-2012, 11:07 AM   #1426
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Thanks everyone! I am going to tell my friend it get the time figured out as soon as possible. I think some of the things the travel agent says is wrong so I just wanted to double check.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #1427
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A little nervous here...

Last Wednesday switched to BC from Poly. Magical Express immediately contacted by guest services regarding the switch and said no problem. Have not gotten new tags yet. ME tells me the tags were actually printed and given to post office last Friday. We are in NY. We have 3 more mail days until we go next Tuesday, early morning. I am praying that these tags show up. Today's (Wednesday) mail has come and nada zip zilch.

I have been told that if they don't come just to bring airline claims for the bags to ME desk and they will find the bags and retrieve them. I am wondering how big a hassle is this? Has anybody ever lost their luggage having it handled this way? Did it take longer to receive the luggage?

Also, not meaning to sound truly naive but we have never used ME before (we haven't been to WDW since 2004 and they didn't have it then), but do we have to be in our room when luggage is delivered or will they go ahead and just leave it for us in the room?

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Old 02-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #1428
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A little nervous here...

Last Wednesday switched to BC from Poly. Magical Express immediately contacted by guest services regarding the switch and said no problem. Have not gotten new tags yet. ME tells me the tags were actually printed and given to post office last Friday. We are in NY. We have 3 more mail days until we go next Tuesday, early morning. I am praying that these tags show up. Today's (Wednesday) mail has come and nada zip zilch.

I have been told that if they don't come just to bring airline claims for the bags to ME desk and they will find the bags and retrieve them. I am wondering how big a hassle is this? Has anybody ever lost their luggage having it handled this way? Did it take longer to receive the luggage?

Also, not meaning to sound truly naive but we have never used ME before (we haven't been to WDW since 2004 and they didn't have it then), but do we have to be in our room when luggage is delivered or will they go ahead and just leave it for us in the room?

Thanks for any answers.
I think you will be fine - I know sometimes the luggage tags do not arrive in time at all - did they tell you to use the tags you have if the new ones do not arrive? Not sure how that part works.......

You do NOT have to be in your room when the luggage is delivered. If you are there fine, if not - they just leave it in your room.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #1429
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they said not to use those tags but to bring the airline claims to the me desk and they will use those to retrieve the bags.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:02 PM   #1430
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I could be mistaken, but I thought I read that as long as your reservation number doesn't change that your old tags should be fine because the bar code contains the correct information. What I've read that you should do is carefully cross out the EP in the Mickey icon because that tells DME to send your bags to the Epcot resort area (since the Poly is in the MK resort area).
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #1431
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the magical express office are the ones that told me not to use those luggage tags. i have already thrown them out so I wouldn't use by mistake. They said to still use the vouchers for the bus.

Hopefully they will make it in time. I still have 3 more mail days. I just get nervous as each day the mailman comes and doesn't have them.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:16 PM   #1432
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the magical express office are the ones that told me not to use those luggage tags. i have already thrown them out so I wouldn't use by mistake. They said to still use the vouchers for the bus.

Hopefully they will make it in time. I still have 3 more mail days. I just get nervous as each day the mailman comes and doesn't have them.
I hope they do get there because it will ease your mind, but I think you will be fine either way. I have read of this happening before with no major problems.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:35 AM   #1433
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A little nervous here...

Last Wednesday switched to BC from Poly. Magical Express immediately contacted by guest services regarding the switch and said no problem. Have not gotten new tags yet. ME tells me the tags were actually printed and given to post office last Friday. We are in NY. We have 3 more mail days until we go next Tuesday, early morning. I am praying that these tags show up. Today's (Wednesday) mail has come and nada zip zilch.

I have been told that if they don't come just to bring airline claims for the bags to ME desk and they will find the bags and retrieve them. I am wondering how big a hassle is this? Has anybody ever lost their luggage having it handled this way? Did it take longer to receive the luggage?

Also, not meaning to sound truly naive but we have never used ME before (we haven't been to WDW since 2004 and they didn't have it then), but do we have to be in our room when luggage is delivered or will they go ahead and just leave it for us in the room?

Thanks for any answers.
Since you tossed the original tags, it's too late for this advice...but if your reservation number stayed the same, you could have used them. You could have just crossed out the original resort name. But, hopefully the new tags will get to you in time.
So...if they don't show up ontime...you have two options. You can bring your claim receipts to DME counter with you..then give them to the CM along with a description of your bags and the number of bags and they will send someone to get the bags and get them to your resort. Or....you can just head to baggage claim yourself, get your own bags and bring them to the DME bus with you. The driver can then stow your bags beneath the bus and then give them to you when you get to your reseort. You will be expected to tip the driver though.
Which one to do??? Up to you. If you allow DME CMs to get your bags and have them taken to your resort for you, you need to allow up to 3-4 hrs after resort checkin for them to get to your resort room. If that isn't an issue for you, then go with them taking care of the bags.
But, if you would rather have your bags when you get to your room, get them yourself and bring them to the bus.

My issue with allowing DME workers to get the untagged bags is that the bags make it to the public baggage claim carousels...and there is just no way to know, for sure, how long the bags are going to be untended. I hate the thought of my bags going around and around, waiting for someone to come get them. If the CMs get delayed, who knows who will have access to my checked bags.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:37 PM   #1434
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They came, they came (BC ME tags)! crisis averted. thanks for the hand holding.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:44 PM   #1435
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They came, they came (BC ME tags)! crisis averted. thanks for the hand holding.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:36 AM   #1436
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Does anyone know how to attach the luggage tags?
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:04 AM   #1437
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Does anyone know how to attach the luggage tags?
The instructions confused me the first time, too. First, don't remove the backing of the tag when you start out. What you do is slide the tag through a handle on your checked bag and then remove the backing on the ENDS of the tag and stick the ends together. The middle part of the backing remains on the tag. You basically end up with a loop where the ends are stuck together.
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Does anyone know how to attach the luggage tags?
I'm going to assume you mean the yellow DME tags, not the hard plastic tags that come as part of a pkg.
Take one long yellow strip..when you flip it over, you will see a small square on the bottom edges. These are the areas that you will reveal in order to stick the ends together. So...slip that one long tag through the luggage handle. Then, carefully peel off each end square. Then, press these two ends together. The tag loop should now be able to move freely around the bag handle. Just do NOT peel off the entire back side of the tag....no movement is going to happen then, and that is NOT the desired effect.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #1439
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I'm sorry if this has been answered as I have not gone through the past 6 years of posts....

Do we only get to check one bag per guest? We got 4 long yellow tags, one for everyone in our family. But what if one of us wants to check two bags?? When reading the back of the tag it sounds like you can tear it in the middle to make two tags out of one the long ones. Is this correct? We are hoping to pack one bag with just snacks/toiletries, etc. so our other bags don't exceed the weight limit.

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I'm sorry if this has been answered as I have not gone through the past 6 years of posts....

Do we only get to check one bag per guest? We got 4 long yellow tags, one for everyone in our family. But what if one of us wants to check two bags?? When reading the back of the tag it sounds like you can tear it in the middle to make two tags out of one the long ones. Is this correct? We are hoping to pack one bag with just snacks/toiletries, etc. so our other bags don't exceed the weight limit.

Thanks for the help!!!!
Don't cut them - just call and ask for an extra set - it is no problem and they send them right out.
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