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Old 07-28-2010, 04:15 PM   #91
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You seem to be pretty concerned about this one. Any particular reason why??
Here's the thing....many, many people have tagged their bags, and then gone off to ride in a nice, cool towncar to their resort. And with no ill effects. Right or wrong, this is what is happening. So...with that in mind, we have decided to put a thread out, that explains the 'whys and wherefors' of doing this....Disney does state that DME is not a luggage delivery service and that you can not book luggage only sevice. On the other hand, Disney hasn't said that it wants guests to be bringing their checked bags to the DME bus with them...and many do just that. And that, rather than luggage going on the delivery trucks without the owner riding the bus, ties up everyone else on that bus!!!!

So yes, I guess we are picking and choosing here. BUT.....we just want to give the correct info out. No one here is advising anyone to tag their bags and then not ride the bus. Oh, I suppose some might say it is a terrific idea. But, most of us here let everyone know that it is against Disney policy, and the possible ramifications of doing it. There were so many threads about doing this, and so many nasty discussions, that we put it all here.


No one, certainly not the moderators, advocate for tagging your bags and then letting DME deliver your bags whilst you head to your resort on your own. That is not the intention of this thread. Did you actually take the time to read my first, opening post to this thread?? If so, how do you get the idea that I am trying to give ideas as to how to get around Disney policy??? Thought I made myself perfectly clear there.
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You seem to be pretty concerned about this one. Any particular reason why??
I guess it's the lack of consistency (through the boards). I've only been on the board a short time, but I've seen all kinds of posts from members complaining about other WDW guests (and CMS) who don't follow Disney policy. Now I've stumbled onto a thread that basically says "this is Disney policy, but (wink, wink) you can ignore the stated policy".

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Disney does state that DME is not a luggage delivery service and that you can not book luggage only sevice. On the other hand, Disney hasn't said that it wants guests to be bringing their checked bags to the DME bus with them...and many do just that.
I thought Disney has said you can bring bags on DME. So I don't see how those two items are mutually exclusive.

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So yes, I guess we are picking and choosing here. BUT.....we just want to give the correct info out. No one here is advising anyone to tag their bags and then not ride the bus. Oh, I suppose some might say it is a terrific idea. But, most of us here let everyone know that it is against Disney policy, and the possible ramifications of doing it. There were so many threads about doing this, and so many nasty discussions, that we put it all here.
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No one, certainly not the moderators, advocate for tagging your bags and then letting DME deliver your bags whilst you head to your resort on your own. That is not the intention of this thread. Did you actually take the time to read my first, opening post to this thread?? If so, how do you get the idea that I am trying to give ideas as to how to get around Disney policy??? Thought I made myself perfectly clear there.
Yes, I actually did read your first post. The way I read it was "here is Disney's Policy. If you don't follow it, here's the worst that can happen, but that's very rare. And that's the way it works, so don't argue it."

If someone started a thread that said "I bring my old refillable mug and have no problems refilling it on later vacations", people would be up in arms. But, for that guest, that's the way it worked.

As far as I'm concerned, we can agree to disagree. IMO, it's a strange sticky.
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And you have found the basic difference between the Transportation Board and other boards here. We are pretty even-keeled people here. We know what the policies are. We realize people are going to do what they want to do. So...rather than just say 'that's against Disney policy, you can't do it', we choose to tell people the possible consequences of their actions.
This thread does not condone using DME as a luggage delivery service....far from it. It is here solely to keep this particular discussion off the main part of the boards and the nastiness to a minimum...it's a place where people can come to find out what the story is.

Here's the way I wish Disney would handle this situation.
1. you can sign up as usual, for your DME reservation. You are expected to ride the bus. You get luggage tags...same as now.
2. when you arrive at MCO, you check in at the DME counter. Your voucher is scanned there, and again when you get on the bus. That scan shows you as there and accounted for. When your luggage is taken off the plane, your tags are scanned and put aside to be put in the appropriate resort luggage area.
3. When those bags are scanned, it will show whether or not the guest has checked in. If the guest doesn't check in, a charge is added to their resort bill....x amount per bag. IF the guest has checked in, all is good.

Will this ever happen? Probably not. Not as long as guests don't negatively impact DME by not riding the bus but letting DME take care of their bags.

But, we aren't truly suggesting anyone tag their bags and let DME take care of them without riding the bus. I know that some have posted otherwise, but that's their issue. As long as it all stays here and people are told the truth, that's all I can ask.
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Don't want to debate the fine-line of legality here, but....

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Signed up all members of our party for DME (through AAA) to insure we got the 4 luggage tags we needed.

Some members of our party rode the DME bus to the resort. Don't know which DME bus our luggage rode? Doubtful it was the same one!

And other members of our party procurred the rental car and drove to the Disney Resort.

The DME bus riders arrived about 20 minutes after the rental car riders. Room was not ready upon arrival. Went off for a late lunch and several hours later, got text that the room was ready and when we got there, all the DME luggage was there.

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Called DME to schedule a ride for 1 member of our party leaving early. Left the yellow DME tag on her bag and brought it down to resort luggage check-in area in the early morning. Left to parks. The member returned to resort in the afternoon for a 3:00pm DME pick-up.

Several days later, the remaining bags (with DME yellow tags removed) were checked-in at the resort luggage check-in early in the morning. Then, the remaining members of our party rode in the rental car to the rental car return at MCO.

Thank you to Goofy4Tink for this thread!

Why did we do this? The adults in this party are all recovering from back/neck injuries and no one is allowed to lift luggage! Without DME, we would have had to do sky-caps/bell services everywhere - adding probably an hour or two before we could get to the parks.

Why do we rent a car? We could do AK in the morning. Then WPE at DD for lunch. Then drive to Typhoon Lagoon for a quick dip. Then return to shower/change for dinner - driving to Contemporary Resort. Then end out the day with some rides at MK. Not having a car would have taken several hours longer to get anywhere. Having a car and AAA diamond up-close parking allowed us to do this every day!!

I don't understand why Disney doesn't allow luggage-only service for arrivals, since they allow it for departures.... that does not make sense!
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I don't understand why Disney doesn't allow luggage-only service for arrivals, since they allow it for departures.... that does not make sense!
DME transportation and luggage transfers are a huge business expense for Disney. Because the bags require handling at several steps, it probably costs Disney more money to provide the luggage transfers than the transportation.

There are various benefits to Disney that justify this expense of offering DME.

One of the major business benefits to Disney of offering the full DME service is that it keeps millions of guests out of rental cars. Without cars, these guests spend all their admission, dining, and shopping dollars on Disney's property. Sure, it's still possible to rent a car after arriving at WDW, but most DME guests won't bother to do so.
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One of the major business benefits to Disney of offering the full DME service is that it keeps millions of guests out of rental cars. Without cars, these guests spend all their admission, dining, and shopping dollars on Disney's property. Sure, it's still possible to rent a car after arriving at WDW, but most DME guests won't bother to do so.
I disagree with this generalization. Because I have a rental car, I can do AK, TL, MK and dine at DD and the Contemporary resort in one day. I would NOT attempt this using only Disney transportation. Therefore, I spend MORE money at Disney WITH a rental car. By the way, I never go off property to eat/play either. Why would I do that? I'm at Disney!
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I disagree with this generalization. Because I have a rental car, I can do AK, TL, MK and dine at DD and the Contemporary resort in one day. I would NOT attempt this using only Disney transportation. Therefore, I spend MORE money at Disney WITH a rental car. By the way, I never go off property to eat/play either. Why would I do that? I'm at Disney!
Clearly there are some people who rent a car, but never leave Disney property anyway.

However, guests with rental cars are in a much better position go to off-site restaurants, bars, shopping centers, and attractions than guests who use DME transportation from the airport and WDW transportation for their whole stay.
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Clearly there are some people who rent a car, but never leave Disney property anyway.

However, guests with rental cars are in a much better position go to off-site restaurants, bars, shopping centers, and attractions than guests who use DME transportation from the airport and WDW transportation for their whole stay.
I think that most WDW people rent cars for two main reasons! They want to do stuff at WDW other than just the 4 major parks - like eat at resorts every day, etc.

The 2nd top reason is with small children. You know how much easier it was to load a baby into his stroller and just walk to the park (AAA 1st-roiw diamond parking ). The AAA parking is usually closer to the park entrance than the bus stops are! You know how easy it is to exit the park, walk directly to your up-close car, put your infant / toddler in his car-seat, and drive to your hotel immediately! (No waiting for the next bus, etc, etc)! If you have ever been in charge of a hungry or tired child, this is priceless! and the main reason families rent cars!

Rental cars are the best insurance policy you can buy for your tired / hungry family at WDW!
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Don't want to debate the fine-line of legality here, but....

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Signed up all members of our party for DME (through AAA) to insure we got the 4 luggage tags we needed.

Some members of our party rode the DME bus to the resort. Don't know which DME bus our luggage rode? Doubtful it was the same one!

And other members of our party procurred the rental car and drove to the Disney Resort.

The DME bus riders arrived about 20 minutes after the rental car riders. Room was not ready upon arrival. Went off for a late lunch and several hours later, got text that the room was ready and when we got there, all the DME luggage was there.

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Called DME to schedule a ride for 1 member of our party leaving early. Left the yellow DME tag on her bag and brought it down to resort luggage check-in area in the early morning. Left to parks. The member returned to resort in the afternoon for a 3:00pm DME pick-up.

Several days later, the remaining bags (with DME yellow tags removed) were checked-in at the resort luggage check-in early in the morning. Then, the remaining members of our party rode in the rental car to the rental car return at MCO.

Thank you to Goofy4Tink for this thread!

Why did we do this? The adults in this party are all recovering from back/neck injuries and no one is allowed to lift luggage! Without DME, we would have had to do sky-caps/bell services everywhere - adding probably an hour or two before we could get to the parks.

Why do we rent a car? We could do AK in the morning. Then WPE at DD for lunch. Then drive to Typhoon Lagoon for a quick dip. Then return to shower/change for dinner - driving to Contemporary Resort. Then end out the day with some rides at MK. Not having a car would have taken several hours longer to get anywhere. Having a car and AAA diamond up-close parking allowed us to do this every day!!

I don't understand why Disney doesn't allow luggage-only service for arrivals, since they allow it for departures.... that does not make sense!
Thanks for the summary. You did what many others do...some take the bus, some go off and rent a car. Nice way to spread the group out and see what happens. I have no issue at all with renting a car. I prefer to do it at WDW but that's my choice. I've done it both ways.
I have seen guests, arriving at the DME bus line, stop and put on their yellow tags at this point. I just have to shake my head. Why in heaven's name didn't they tag the bags before checking them at home, and then not worry about them..but no, they lugged them from baggage claim and onto the bus with them. To put your tags on the bags before boarding the DME bus shows a decided lack of information. I have to wonder if people even read the DME booklet.

The one thing I will take issue with, in your report, is that DME allows luggage only service back to the airport where they don't from the airport to the resort. That's not true. RAC is an entirely different service than DME. DME doesn't provide luggage transfer from resort to airport. You take your bags with you, they are stored under your bus..that's as far as Disney goes. If you use the RAC system (checking bags at your resort for your return home flight) you are using a completely different service, not tied in with DME at all. Yes, they wear DME outfits but they aren't DME. RAC is actually curbside service...provided by various airlines.

All in all, it sounds like you took advantage of all that DME has to offer, in the correct fashion. Again, the vast majority of people don't much care if you send your bags with DME but don't take the bus. It doesn't impact anyone else. I would much rather see that happen vs people bringing all their checked luggage to the DME bus with them. That does impact others.
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I don't understand why Disney doesn't allow luggage-only service for arrivals, since they allow it for departures.... that does not make sense!
For the trip back to the airport, the luggage check stand in the resort is part of the airline system, not part of the Disney system, so the airlines are responsible for claims.

For the trip to Disney, the DME luggage handling is part of the Disney system. Of course Disney wants to deny as many claims as possible and formally disallowing non-DME guests' use of the luggage service allows a chunk of those claims to be denied quickly.
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DME transportation and luggage transfers are a huge business expense for Disney. Because the bags require handling at several steps, it probably costs Disney more money to provide the luggage transfers than the transportation.
However once the yellow tagged luggage gets to Orlando, it is easier for DME to deliver it all to the resorts instead of recull that belonging to non-DME guests and leaving it behind.
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For the trip back to the airport, the luggage check stand in the resort is part of the airline system, not part of the Disney system, so the airlines are responsible for claims.

For the trip to Disney, the DME luggage handling is part of the Disney system. Of course Disney wants to deny as many claims as possible and formally disallowing non-DME guests' use of the luggage service allows a chunk of those claims to be denied quickly.

However once the yellow tagged luggage gets to Orlando, it is easier for DME to deliver it all to the resorts instead of recull that belonging to non-DME guests and leaving it behind.
I may still need more coffee this morning, but for the life of me, I can't see what you're saying here. What in heaven's name would non-Disney guest luggage have to do with anything?
HH is correct....luggage handling for DME is going to be costly. The handling of tagged bags goes through several different areas..which means each bag gets 'touched' by several different pairs of hands..which in turn means more payroll..somewhere down the line. It takes more than one person to process the bags for up to 40+ guests (the number of guests on a bus at any given time), but only one person to drive the bus with those guests on it.

As far as claims go...sure, this is the sticking point with not riding the bus but sending your bags with DME. If you don't check in at the DME counter (or CM by the line), DME has no idea you are there, they aren't 'looking' for your bags. Yes, they will move every yellow tagged bag that comes through. Each bag is supposed to be scanned at several points. Now, when you get to DME checkin, they will ask you how many bags you checked...yes, I have been asked that when bypassing the counter line. So...you tell them you have 5 checked bags. They imput it into the system..at least that's what it looks like they're doing to me. As your bags come through the 'system', each one is scanned and it shows as arrived in the system. If only 4 bags get scanned, out of your 5, they will know that one is missing. Now....this may not happen, it is just how I have been told it works. So, now they are looking for that one missing bag.
But...if you don't check in, and your 5th bag doesn't show up..how the heck do you suppose DME is going to realize you are missing a bag??? So, the only way it will become obvious is when you get to your room, possibly many hours later, and realize you are missing a bag. If you go to the resort, checkin and then head to a park, you won't know until very late that a bag has not made it to your room.
Does this happen often? No. I think many bags are delayed due to airline handling, but the guest hangs the blame on DME being late with baggage delivery. If they get a bag or two late, they tend to think DME just didn't handle the baggage quickly enough, when it may very well have been that the airline delayed, or misdirected, those bags.
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I may still need more coffee this morning, but for the life of me, I can't see what you're saying here. What in heaven's name would non-Disney guest luggage have to do with anything? .
Arriving guests may stop at the food court or otherwise dilly dally on their way to the DME welcoming area. So, in order to get the luggage in general to the rooms more quickly, the step of verifying that each party has checked in prior to loading its yellow tagged luggage on the trucks is either complex or omitted.

Yes, it is wonderful guest relations to go ahead and deliver the luggage of non-DME guests to the rooms when it found its way into the DME luggage stream.
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I have no issue at all with renting a car. I prefer to do it at WDW but that's my choice.
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The one thing I will take issue with, in your report, is that DME allows luggage only service back to the airport where they don't from the airport to the resort. That's not true. RAC is an entirely different service than DME. DME doesn't provide luggage transfer from resort to airport. You take your bags with you, they are stored under your bus..that's as far as Disney goes. If you use the RAC system (checking bags at your resort for your return home flight) you are using a completely different service, not tied in with DME at all. Yes, they wear DME outfits but they aren't DME. RAC is actually curbside service...provided by various airlines.
So what is your main reason for renting a car? Is it the time-saving?

Yes, I realize that DME and RAC are 2 different things, but I meant it in the big-picture way. Some Disney person (outsourced or not ) takes just your luggage upon departure, but won't "officially" take just your luggage upon arrival. As a customer-service process that just doesn't make sense. It is confusing and against common-sense.
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Arriving guests may stop at the food court or otherwise dilly dally on their way to the DME welcoming area. So, in order to get the luggage in general to the rooms more quickly, the step of verifying that each party has checked in prior to loading its yellow tagged luggage on the trucks is either complex or omitted.

Yes, it is wonderful guest relations to go ahead and deliver the luggage of non-DME guests to the rooms when it found its way into the DME luggage stream.
Sorry Alan...I misunderstood, sort of anyway. Thought you were saying guests that weren't going to WDW. Really need more coffee in the morning. In any case, the baggage handlers don't wait until someone is checked in before they start handling the bags. The bags get scanned as they come along...and then get scanned several more times. Each scan, to the best of my knowledge, is logged somewhere so that CMs can tell if bags have arrived yet. Then, once the guest checks in at the DME area, and gives the number of bags checked, the system can be checked to see if all 4 of the listed bags per the guest, have arrived, later on.

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So what is your main reason for renting a car? Is it the time-saving?

Yes, I realize that DME and RAC are 2 different things, but I meant it in the big-picture way. Some Disney person (outsourced or not ) takes just your luggage upon departure, but won't "officially" take just your luggage upon arrival. As a customer-service process that just doesn't make sense. It is confusing and against common-sense.
When I say rent a car at WDW, I mean that I prefer to rent onsite at WDW vs MCO, for the most part. I don't usually rent a car unless I am heading someplace at the end of my trip, or am coming from someplace else to start the WDW stay.

DME baggage handlers will take your bags even if you aren't riding the bus. That isn't the issue. The issue is that Disney wants you, the guest, on their bus. They don't want you renting a car. I realize that some think that many, many people rent cars there and Disney doesn't care. But, they do. If you ride the bus, to your resort, there is no reason to believe you will be tempted to go off-site to US/IoA, or SW or to eat at the nearest Appleby's. And yes, that is exactly what happens when guests rent cars. They see the huge crowds at MK and say 'Oh the heck with it today. Let's head over to SW for the day.' I've seen it happen. Even I almost used the Mears shuttle last Dec to get to US/IoA rather than deal with the crowds in Dec!!! Disney doesn't want to make it easy for you to spend your vacation dollars elsewhere in Orlando. Believe me...Disney is not providing DME as a wonderful thing to be nice to it's guests. That's not the way Disney does business. They are paying for each person that uses DME. It is not free for them to run shuttle buses to and from MCO. The airport charges them to park buses there. But, that's neither here nor there regarding baggage only.
Disney/DME will move your bags even if you aren't on the bus. They would prefer you to be on the bus, but as of this moment, there isn't anything that will stop you from doing this.
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The issue is that Disney wants you, the guest, on their bus. They don't want you renting a car. I realize that some think that many, many people rent cars there and Disney doesn't care. But, they do. If you ride the bus, to your resort, there is no reason to believe you will be tempted to go off-site to US/IoA, or SW or to eat at the nearest Appleby's. And yes, that is exactly what happens when guests rent cars. They see the huge crowds at MK and say 'Oh the heck with it today. Let's head over to SW for the day.' I've seen it happen. Even I almost used the Mears shuttle last Dec to get to US/IoA rather than deal with the crowds in Dec!!! Disney doesn't want to make it easy for you to spend your vacation dollars elsewhere in Orlando.
I think I went to US in California once in the 1970's and once to SW in the 1980's. Never eaten at Appleby's. I am a Disney fan, all other parks pale in comparison and hold no interest for me. During my last trip, my husband said, Why would I eat at Steak & Shake if I can eat at Wolfgang Puck Express! And my husband is NOT a Disney fan, just a DH. I come to immerse in Disney and de-stress. My non-Disney fan DH is trying to convince me to return at Christmas. My first response was, "you do know the parks will be mobbed!" His response was, "I don't care. Couldn't we just walk around and soak in the ambience!"

Also, it was not lost on me that on my last trip, my husband's 4 day park-hopper-and-water-parks ticket was within a couple dollars of my 10 day park-hopper-and-water-parks ticket. If I already have 10 days included in my ticket why would I shell out a big bundle of money to go to US or SW for 1 day? Have you seen their tix prices!! I would prefer spending the cash on a meal at Victoria & Alberts instead.

I rent a car because it allows me to do more things at Disney, not to go off-property. I would think Disney knows there are many people like me.
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