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Old 06-23-2012, 05:15 PM   #181
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We are flying Jet Jet Blue for Dec 7-9, 2012! What Number for Disney Magical Express to Art Of Animation Resort?Please! Tell me what number it is? thanks!
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:18 AM   #182
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We are flying Jet Jet Blue for Dec 7-9, 2012! What Number for Disney Magical Express to Art Of Animation Resort?Please! Tell me what number it is? thanks!
I'm not really sure what you're asking here. Are you asking which stop AoA is? If so, it varies. No way to be 100% sure.
If you're looking for the phone number to call DME, you just need to call whomever you booked your resort stay through.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #183
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We are arriving on December 12th at 6:05 pm. If we use DME, what is the earliest time can I realistically make an ADR for dinner at our resort? Thanks.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:17 AM   #184
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We are arriving on December 12th at 6:05 pm. If we use DME, what is the earliest time can I realistically make an ADR for dinner at our resort? Thanks.
8:30 would be really safe. 8:00 should be safe, if everthing works as it should. If your plane isn't late, or you don't end up on a long ME bus ride.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:20 AM   #185
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:45 PM   #186
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Any recent experience?

Has anyone sent the luggage with out riding the bus lately? Any problems doing so?
We are renting a car for the week and we have to get to MK quickly on our arrival so that we can make it to an appointment at the barbershop. We were thinking about sending our bags with DME but need to know that there likely won't be an issue in doing so. Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:03 AM   #187
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Has anyone sent the luggage with out riding the bus lately? Any problems doing so?
We are renting a car for the week and we have to get to MK quickly on our arrival so that we can make it to an appointment at the barbershop. We were thinking about sending our bags with DME but need to know that there likely won't be an issue in doing so. Thanks!
Because this sticky thread was started way back on Nov. 21, 2008, I was interested to see what Disney's current policy is regarding DME luggage delivery without riding on the DME motorcoach.

Here's what it says on Disney's official "Complimentary Airport Transportation Service - Disney's Magical Express Transportation" page, as of right now (1:00 a.m. EDT on July 24, 2012):
Please note that you cannot reserve the luggage service exclusively. You must be present on the motorcoach to have your luggage transported to a Walt Disney World hotel.
You can read this whole sticky thread to get opinions and experiences. You can decide for yourself if it's a good idea (or not) to expect Disney to deliver your bags to your room without using the transportation service, and whether it's ethical to do so.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:10 AM   #188
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Has anyone sent the luggage with out riding the bus lately? Any problems doing so?
We are renting a car for the week and we have to get to MK quickly on our arrival so that we can make it to an appointment at the barbershop. We were thinking about sending our bags with DME but need to know that there likely won't be an issue in doing so. Thanks!
We did it in February without issue.
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Can you? Yes. Is this what Disney wants you to do? No. Many have done it with no issues. The only issue I can see is if the airline misdirects a checked bag. Usually, at least for me, you are asked how many bags you checked, when you get to the bus podium/checkin area. They imput that number into the system. So, as they scan your yellow tags, as they come along, they can see that you should have 4 bags...but have only scanned 3. They will start a search for that missing bag. That's what I have been told.
But, if you tag the bags, and then arrive at MCO and head to the rental car area, DME now has no idea how many bags they are looking for. So, if a bag is misdirected? They don't know to look for it. So, you get back to your room, and find your bags, minus 1, many hours after you left the airport. And this 'could' cause an issue when filing a claim with the airline.

Now...does this happen a lot? No, I don't think so. I believe we've only heard from one or two posters who have had a missing bag experience, in the entire time that DME has been around.

So, why do I bring it up?? I want everyone to have all the info possible in order to make an informed decision. Personally I would prefer that people do this vs bringing their checked bags to the DME bus with them!!! That happens a lot and it slows down the entire process for everyone...especially at the busier times of day!!
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #190
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We are going to WDW in June 2013. Staying one day at a DVC and then checking out offsite. We get a car rental free (for pick up at MCO only) with the vacation home offsite but doesn't start until we check out of DVC. Can my DD take the DME back to MCO the day we check out and get the car and then come pick us up, or do we all have to go back to MCO with luggage and all? TIA
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:20 PM   #191
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... Staying one day at a Disney Vacation Club resort and then checking out and going offsite. We get a car rental free (for pick up at MCO only) (snip). Can my DD take the DME back to MCO the day we check out and get the car and then come back to WDW and pick us up, (snip) ?
Yes you can do that. DME may be used one way. DME may be used by just some members of the family.

Getting off the DME bus at MCO it is not necessary to be leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:10 AM   #192
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Yes you can do that. DME may be used one way. DME may be used by just some members of the family.

Getting off the DME bus at MCO it is not necessary to be leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again
Thanks, forgive my ignorance but . . . my next question? How do we go about this? Don't we have to give a flight no. or something? (Hope its not a stupid question??)
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We are going to WDW in June 2013. Staying one day at a DVC and then checking out offsite. We get a car rental free (for pick up at MCO only) with the vacation home offsite but doesn't start until we check out of DVC. Can my DD take the DME back to MCO the day we check out and get the car and then come pick us up, or do we all have to go back to MCO with luggage and all? TIA
Yes, lots of people do just that, all the time. I've done it myself. You just need to have a reservation with DME, for the return. I assume that you are taking DME to your DVC resort. So, you just need to call DME (prior to arrival since they need at least 24 hrs to get you booked), and tell them the time you need to be at MCO. Some suggest giving DME false flight details..you can do this but it gets confusing at times. Just call DME and tell them you need to be at MCO to pick up your rental car at such and such time. They should be able to schedule you easily.
Then, your dd can take the bus back to MCO, pick up the car and return to get the rest of you and the luggage...and off you go to your next stop.
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Yes, lots of people do just that, all the time. I've done it myself. You just need to have a reservation with DME, for the return. I assume that you are taking DME to your DVC resort. .....
You guys are great, just the info I needed! Thanks so much!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #195
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I will be flying into MCO on Oct. 13th on AT, scheduled landing is at 6:13 pm. My DM and DU will be flying in on a separate flight a few hours before me, and checking into AoA. We're renting a car but my DM will be using ME because the car is only in my name and she's not interested in driving. I am considering using ME for my checked bag only, because I'm hoping to make it to the resort faster, and also I'm a little worried about handling my checked bag, my carry-on bag, and my purse. But, I'm kind of worried that if my flight is late, or there are problems with my bag, that it will be lost because we're only staying one night at AoA before moving to BCV. Basically I'm looking for opinions/reassurance that using ME for my luggage only will work. Opinions?

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