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Old 03-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #16
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You can check in as early as 7:00 am (might even be 6:00), so you can grab a cab early, go check in, leave your luggage with bell services if your room isn't ready, and head off to a park .
This is what we do, and can be at a park for rope drop. I've never used Disney to transfer, although I hear most times it goes well, and usually people are prepared & pack a day bag with stuff they'll need for the day until luggage arrives.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:26 AM   #17
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We did a split stay 2 weeks ago with 1 night at POR, then the rest of the time at BLT.

1. We packed a carry on with what we needed the first day so we weren't pulling everything out of the big stuff;

2. We took a bus to the MK, then walked to BLT. This was actually unexpectedly frustrating as the bus was slammed (of course, luggage free as that was with Disney transfer);

3. In the end, my DH wished we'd spent that first night at a monorail resort for easier transport. He didn't want to mess with a taxi, but he also said we should have done that. We liked POR, though.

4. We had no real problems with bag transfer at all.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:44 AM   #18
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We have been doing split stays and luggage transfers for years and never had a problem.
Same with us -- maybe we've just been lucky? I wouldn't want my luggage missing for 24 hours, although I don't think that happens frequently.

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Thank you for all of your quick replies ! I guess we should either take a cab or make sure we have everything we will need for the day. Now that I'm really thinking about it a taxi maybe the easiest quickest way going about it! Thank you so much!!
We've taken a cab at times as well (like when checking into the YC and going to Epcot for the day) when it was convenient to do so. When not convenient for our park plans, we let Disney do the transfer.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:19 PM   #19
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Just go out front and have bell services call one for you. With tip included our taxi from AKL to AoA was $20
Thank you!! Does it take awhile for a taxi to arrive? $20 with tip isn't bad! In my opinion definitely worth the $$$ for the piece of mind alone knowing your luggage is at the resort if you need it.
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Thank you!! Does it take awhile for a taxi to arrive? $20 with tip isn't bad! In my opinion definitely worth the $$$ for the piece of mind alone knowing your luggage is at the resort if you need it.
Nope, bell services can have one there for you in minutes.
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Although you have an 90% chance or better that the transfer will go as planned the cost of a cab is a small price for piece of mind. The added plus is that you can get to your bags if you need them.
I've only had one long wait (about 5pm), never had anything lost.
I agree completely
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Nope, bell services can have one there for you in minutes.
Thank you so much!!!
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