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Old 12-02-2012, 06:38 PM   #31
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Ok I have an official update. I went right to the source, and called DCL this morning. They confirmed there will be no change. After speaking to a regular DCL rep, they then gave me the number for the embarkation dept themselves to confirm even further. They too confirmed they are continuing the airport service as is. She had no idea why a random date of December rumor would have even started. There is no such thing. I mean, think about it. DCL would have contacted all Dec. and Jan. cruisers by now if such a change would be occurring. None of it makes sense. So rest assured everyone, DCL is still and will be, checking guests in at the airport.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:44 PM   #32
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Ok I have an official update. I went right to the source, and called DCL this morning. They confirmed there will be no change. After speaking to a regular DCL rep, they then gave me the number for the embarkation dept themselves to confirm even further. They too confirmed they are continuing the airport service as is. She had no idea why a random date of December rumor would have even started. There is no such thing. I mean, think about it. DCL would have contacted all Dec. and Jan. cruisers by now if such a change would be occurring. None of it makes sense. So rest assured everyone, DCL is still and will be, checking guests in at the airport.


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Thank you for checking this out and getting the official word from the "horse's mouth"
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:02 PM   #33
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Don't you mean the "mouse's mouth"? Lol
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #34
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Don't you mean the "mouse's mouth"? Lol
good one.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:05 PM   #35
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This is disappointing if true that MCO will no longer check-in you or your family. Itís a great service for those who are staying at the airport hotel or flying in. I hope Disney is preparing the terminal for even more passengers checking-in and managing the long lines that will happen at PC. Fingers crossed that this is a myth.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:25 PM   #36
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This is disappointing if true that MCO will no longer check-in you or your family. Itís a great service for those who are staying at the airport hotel or flying in. I hope Disney is preparing the terminal for even more passengers checking-in and managing the long lines that will happen at PC. Fingers crossed that this is a myth.
See pg. 2 post # 28. No worries.
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See pg. 2 post # 28. No worries.
Sorry, I must have missed your post. Thanks for the good news update.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #38
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Ok I have an official update. I went right to the source, and called DCL this morning. They confirmed there will be no change. After speaking to a regular DCL rep, they then gave me the number for the embarkation dept themselves to confirm even further. They too confirmed they are continuing the airport service as is. She had no idea why a random date of December rumor would have even started. There is no such thing. I mean, think about it. DCL would have contacted all Dec. and Jan. cruisers by now if such a change would be occurring. None of it makes sense. So rest assured everyone, DCL is still and will be, checking guests in at the airport.
Hopefully your CMs had better info than the OP's CM.
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Don't you mean the "mouse's mouth"? Lol
I stand corrected...thank you
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:45 AM   #40
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As I said in thepast you will always get two different answers when you speak to cms. I called dcl for another question and while I had her on the phone I asked her this as well. She said she has heard this and cant confirm or deny, so I said standard corparate answer and she laughed and said yes. So no one knows the real deal til it happens
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In terms of the possible lack of security issue mentioned early in the thread. We just did airport check-in last week and the process went like this...

At 8:30 Those waiting to check in went up in family groups to a check-in cast member behind a desk just like at the terminal. Passports and documents are shown. The cast member verifies photos are on file, (we were all returning cruisers) they present KTTW cards and lanyards, health questionaires are completed, they staple a card for the first bus (Mickey) to the document book. Your document book has a barcode that they scan to verify your name and that you purchased transfers so even if you do online check-in you will need your document book that they send in the mail.

At 9:20 They call those with cards for the Mickey bus to line up. Everyone lines up and a cast member proceeds to check passports again and scans the barcode in the document again, matching up person with documents, that cast member also hands out Boarding Group Cards, everyone on the first bus got Boarding Group 2.

At 9:30 We proceed to board the bus and they scan the barcode in the docs again to link us to the bus and confirm again that we paid for transfers.

At 10:30 We arrive at the port, go through security and proceed upstairs to wait in the terminal. No further checks of documents were done at the terminal.


So there are additional checks done at the airport after check-in to ensure the person checked in is the same person boarding the bus.

This was our first time using DCL transfers and airport check in and it was great. Hopefully they will not discontinue this.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #42
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Hi-thanks for the great info. Do you recall if the bus was handicapped accessible (Did it have a lift on it?)? Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:06 PM   #43
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What if I (gasp) don't want to be there at 8:30 to check in? Does the line get long? If I'm ok with arriving downstairs to check in at airport at 9:00 will we still get to port at decent time?
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #44
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as i am another canadian, this would not matter to us in the least. if it does happen and it effects anyone i am sorry. i will say its not that big a deal to have to do the check in at the port. we just get our bus pass, get on the bus and do the line up at the port instead of at the airport. from watching both lines, theres not much of a difference in time. you have to do it here or there. if your sitting at the port anyways why not check in there?
what i'm trying to say is don't let this bother you if it does happen, your still going to be on the happiest ship in the world in time for lunch.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #45
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Maybe they are going to do a mobile Check in... Making it even more convenient!
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