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Old 06-04-2011, 05:24 PM   #1231
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Im going to disney in july and using DME..when should i get my packet
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:13 PM   #1232
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Im going to disney in july and using DME..when should i get my packet
We leave July 12 and just got our packet 2 days ago.....................
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:20 AM   #1233
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:34 PM   #1234
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Number of luggage tags?

I received my tags in the mail today however, I think I only received one tag per person. Is each yellow "strip" one tag or two? If it is only one can a request more?
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:42 PM   #1235
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I received my tags in the mail today however, I think I only received one tag per person. Is each yellow "strip" one tag or two? If it is only one can a request more?
That is correct, they are sending one tag per person, and each yellow strip is one tag (you fold it around the handle and stick it together at the ends).

If you need more you will need to call and request them.

(They used to send more tags per person by default, but it changed to one per person.)
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #1236
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That is correct, they are sending one tag per person, and each yellow strip is one tag (you fold it around the handle and stick it together at the ends).

If you need more you will need to call and request them.

(They used to send more tags per person by default, but it changed to one per person.)
I booked thru AAA, can I call them direct for extra luggage tags? Or will I hve to have AAA call them??
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:25 PM   #1237
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I booked thru AAA, can I call them direct for extra luggage tags? Or will I hve to have AAA call them??
Not sure, but I would try calling directly. I don't think that would be an issue since it's not related to changes to your package.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:44 PM   #1238
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That is correct, they are sending one tag per person, and each yellow strip is one tag (you fold it around the handle and stick it together at the ends).

If you need more you will need to call and request them.

(They used to send more tags per person by default, but it changed to one per person.)
Spoke with Disney at (407) 939-6244 they informed us that each person gets ONE yellow luggage tag for the Disney Magical Express. We were a bit confused because we get two luggage tags for our cruise but I guess the cruise and the WDW resorts are two different animals. If you want another DME luggage tag, you will have to request it at the DME Welcome Center when you arrive at MCO. Once you get the extra DME tags, you have to hunt down your luggage at baggage claim and attach the yellow DME tags to those bags that are sans yellow tags. No real explanation as to why they only give you one, just that this is how they handle additional requests for DME luggage tags. Big time shoulder shrug
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Spoke with Disney at (407) 939-6244 they informed us that each person gets ONE yellow luggage tag for the Disney Magical Express. We were a bit confused because we get two luggage tags for our cruise but I guess the cruise and the WDW resorts are two different animals. If you want another DME luggage tag, you will have to request it at the DME Welcome Center when you arrive at MCO. Once you get the extra DME tags, you have to hunt down your luggage at baggage claim and attach the yellow DME tags to those bags that are sans yellow tags. No real explanation as to why they only give you one, just that this is how they handle additional requests for DME luggage tags. Big time shoulder shrug
Um, that's pretty much incorrect. You only get one tag now because the airlines started charging for bags and guests started bringing much fewer bags. The second tag was getting tossed in many cases. So, DME started sending just the one tag...that seems to be sufficient for the majority of guests. If you do need addtl tags, you just call DME (phone number is in the booklet)..they will send you addtl tags in the mail as long as you let them know far enough in advance.

I can't imagine why anyone would be told that they would have to go to DME checkin, get a new tag and then go back to baggage claim to tag their bag. If you have an untagged bag, this is the proceedure. You go to DME checkin. You let them know that you have untagged checked baggage. They will ask you for the number of bags, the description of the bags (will show you photo sheet of types of bags), and ask for the baggage claim receipts to make copies. They will then send a DME CM to baggage claim to get your bag(s), and that person will get the bags to the DME baggage area for transport to the appropriate resort.
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you have to hunt down your luggage at baggage claim and attach the yellow DME tags to those bags that are sans yellow tags.
If you are retrieving your own bags anyway, there's no point in attaching the yellow tags. Where do they go next? You might as well take them with you on the bus, as you are allowed to do. You aren't required to tag your bags unless you want to skip baggage claim -- that is what the tags are for.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:22 PM   #1241
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Um, that's pretty much incorrect. You only get one tag now because the airlines started charging for bags and guests started bringing much fewer bags. The second tag was getting tossed in many cases. So, DME started sending just the one tag...that seems to be sufficient for the majority of guests. If you do need addtl tags, you just call DME (phone number is in the booklet)..they will send you addtl tags in the mail as long as you let them know far enough in advance.

I can't imagine why anyone would be told that they would have to go to DME checkin, get a new tag and then go back to baggage claim to tag their bag. If you have an untagged bag, this is the proceedure. You go to DME checkin. You let them know that you have untagged checked baggage. They will ask you for the number of bags, the description of the bags (will show you photo sheet of types of bags), and ask for the baggage claim receipts to make copies. They will then send a DME CM to baggage claim to get your bag(s), and that person will get the bags to the DME baggage area for transport to the appropriate resort.
Thanks for the clarification. It could have been because we were a month out from our arrival date that they wouldn't send us additional tags but they did not tell us that when we called them. They just said any additional tags, we would need to get them from the DME Welcome Center.

That is such a relief that we don't have to track our bags down ourselves especially since we have little ones and elderly parents in our group. I thought how pointless it would be if we had to go through all that hassle. This is our first time using DME so this is awesome info. THANKS!
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:47 PM   #1242
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Thanks for the clarification. It could have been because we were a month out from our arrival date that they wouldn't send us additional tags but they did not tell us that when we called them. They just said any additional tags, we would need to get them from the DME Welcome Center.

That is such a relief that we don't have to track our bags down ourselves especially since we have little ones and elderly parents in our group. I thought how pointless it would be if we had to go through all that hassle. This is our first time using DME so this is awesome info. THANKS!
If I were you, I would call back and simply request additional tags. I did this 2 weeks ago, and the new tags arrived within days. Perhaps, the person who answered the phone was new.......
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Thanks for the clarification. It could have been because we were a month out from our arrival date that they wouldn't send us additional tags but they did not tell us that when we called them. They just said any additional tags, we would need to get them from the DME Welcome Center.

That is such a relief that we don't have to track our bags down ourselves especially since we have little ones and elderly parents in our group. I thought how pointless it would be if we had to go through all that hassle. This is our first time using DME so this is awesome info. THANKS!
Did you talk to DME directly or to a WDW reservations person?? I have read many, many reports of people calling DME up to 10 days before they traveled and getting addtl luggage tags. Some even got them a bit closer than that. Usually, they just need the 10 day window to print and get stuff to you.

Someone was handing out bad info. In fact, you can make a brand new DME reservation up to 10 days before travel and get the entire info packet. Incorrect info like this, being given out by CMs, just drives me nutty!!!
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:44 AM   #1244
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Please forgive me if this has already been asked. I know I have 4 luggage tickets and I know I let the DME desk know if I have untagged bags and they will get them(I have 6 bags). What I'd like to know is if it is possible to cut 2 of the tags in half since they have the same information on both sides. I don't want to break any rules but I thought it seemed like a good solution to my problem. Oh...by the way...we leave on Monday!!!. In two days!!!
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Please forgive me if this has already been asked. I know I have 4 luggage tickets and I know I let the DME desk know if I have untagged bags and they will get them(I have 6 bags). What I'd like to know is if it is possible to cut 2 of the tags in half since they have the same information on both sides. I don't want to break any rules but I thought it seemed like a good solution to my problem. Oh...by the way...we leave on Monday!!!. In two days!!!
I do believe some people have done that. Just be careful if you decide to do that.....the info needs to be easily seen so they can scan it upon arrival. Be sure that all info is readily seen before you cut it in half.
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