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Old 02-22-2013, 01:01 PM   #3511
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As this is our first trip to WDW I have lots of planning questions. Just curious....to those of you that fly to WDW and choose to use Disney transportation how happy are you with the ME airport shuttle service? Our Southwest flight arrives @4:30 pm. Should we let Disney gather our luggage and bring it to our room at a later time, or should we collect it ourselves? What are your experiences? Should I just look into hiring private transportation from the airport?

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As this is our first trip to WDW I have lots of planning questions. Just curious....to those of you that fly to WDW and choose to use Disney transportation how happy are you with the ME airport shuttle service? Our Southwest flight arrives @4:30 pm. Should we let Disney gather our luggage and bring it to our room at a later time, or should we collect it ourselves? What are your experiences? Should I just look into hiring private transportation from the airport?

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We used ME once before and it was very convenient. Our flight landed late and our stuff was to our room within an hour of us checking in. We plan to use ME again in May and we land around 4:45pm this time. Other on here say to expect to arrive at BC about 2 hrs after you land, so I think we will get our bags plenty early enough to get ready for bed.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #3513
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As this is our first trip to WDW I have lots of planning questions. Just curious....to those of you that fly to WDW and choose to use Disney transportation how happy are you with the ME airport shuttle service? Our Southwest flight arrives @4:30 pm. Should we let Disney gather our luggage and bring it to our room at a later time, or should we collect it ourselves? What are your experiences? Should I just look into hiring private transportation from the airport?

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We have never had a bad experience in using magical express. We may have had to have waited about 10 minutes or so for everyone to board, but we didn't have to worry about anything. As far as luggage, we just let them bring it to our room. Most of the time we get it within a half hour of arrival into our room. I have heard that people have waited much longer. That hasn't been our case. We like the services, but i have had stories that were not the same.
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As this is our first trip to WDW I have lots of planning questions. Just curious....to those of you that fly to WDW and choose to use Disney transportation how happy are you with the ME airport shuttle service? Our Southwest flight arrives @4:30 pm. Should we let Disney gather our luggage and bring it to our room at a later time, or should we collect it ourselves? What are your experiences? Should I just look into hiring private transportation from the airport?

Thank you

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We use ME every time as we like the convenience. It can take, in our experience, anywhere from 1-2 hours to get to the resort. It is nice to not have to worry about picking up your luggage. Plus, the ride is relaxing, watching the Disney video. Usually, our bags were delivered within a few hours. We just pack anything we need immediately, like medicine and a change of clothes, in our carry-ones.

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Old 02-22-2013, 01:35 PM   #3515
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When we visited the BC last December to have dinner, we saw people in a surrey bike. Has anyone rented one of these? My sons would like to do this when we stay at BC in June. Do you rent these at the BoardWalk? Can you reserve them, or is it first come/first served? How much do they cost?
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When we visited the BC last December to have dinner, we saw people in a surrey bike. Has anyone rented one of these? My sons would like to do this when we stay at BC in June. Do you rent these at the BoardWalk? Can you reserve them, or is it first come/first served? How much do they cost?
We rented one a couple of years ago. Prepare for a huge workout!! I wouldn't recommend if you have little ones. Our oldest was 13 and youngest was 9. The 9 yo couldn't help much at all can't remember if he could even reach. It was really hard for me and 13 yo. I think we returned it early.

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:28 PM   #3517
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We used ME once before and it was very convenient. Our flight landed late and our stuff was to our room within an hour of us checking in. We plan to use ME again in May and we land around 4:45pm this time. Other on here say to expect to arrive at BC about 2 hrs after you land, so I think we will get our bags plenty early enough to get ready for bed.
Thank you for the info. We actually have reservations at Cape May 3 hours after we land....hopefully that will be enough time since Cape May is a CC guarantee reservation.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #3518
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We have never had a bad experience in using magical express. We may have had to have waited about 10 minutes or so for everyone to board, but we didn't have to worry about anything. As far as luggage, we just let them bring it to our room. Most of the time we get it within a half hour of arrival into our room. I have heard that people have waited much longer. That hasn't been our case. We like the services, but i have had stories that were not the same.
Thanks for the input. I don't mind waiting for my luggage as long as it eventually does get delivered.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #3519
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We use ME every time as we like the convenience. It can take, in our experience, anywhere from 1-2 hours to get to the resort. It is nice to not have to worry about picking up your luggage. Plus, the ride is relaxing, watching the Disney video. Usually, our bags were delivered within a few hours. We just pack anything we need immediately, like medicine and a change of clothes, in our carry-ones.

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Great...sounds good. Guess I will need to find something else to worry about!
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I have scrolled through pages of this thread trying to find pics of the "new" Hurricane Hanna's but I cannot find any. Does anyone know where I can find some pics? Or if it's within this thread, a page number? Thanks!!
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I have scrolled through pages of this thread trying to find pics of the "new" Hurricane Hanna's but I cannot find any. Does anyone know where I can find some pics? Or if it's within this thread, a page number? Thanks!!
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Just letting you all know I am back in the country. Atlanta airport. I was able to find a bartender in mexico to make me a sunken treasure. Boarding soon. Talk to you all tomorrow.
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Just letting you all know I am back in the country. Atlanta airport. I was able to find a bartender in mexico to make me a sunken treasure. Boarding soon. Talk to you all tomorrow.
Welcome back! We missed you.
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