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Old 09-23-2012, 02:34 PM   #16
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We almost always drive in after the kids get out of school on a Friday, so it's usually around midnight almost everytime we have ever checked into our Disney resort. It's not a big deal at all, there's always a number of other people there checking in with us at that hour. You don't need to let the resort know you are checking in at that time - they will be checking a lot of other people at that hour right along with you :-)
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:21 PM   #17
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Well, I say yes, let them know you are coming in that late. They might give you some tips or ideas.
I also go with pick up your luggage and take it to ME with you.
I only came in late once, and was staying values resort, which may make a difference, but they brought my luggage after 2:30AM, I had checked in about 10:30-11PM. I was there for a race, but fortunately the next day (or actually the day the luggage was delivered) was not race day, but expo day, so I was able to get to bed uninterrupted that night.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by outahere View Post
True, but if you let them get the bags, aren't you running the risk of them knocking on your door after midnight to deliver them?

Personally, I would get my own luggage and take it to the bus with me.
All you have to do is to tell the front desk to hold you bags, and they will. No knock on the door! Then you call down the next day when you are ready for them.

I don't get why so many people would rather spend extra time at MCO getting their own bags when Disney will do it for you. Plus you also save on having to tip the bus driver for stowing and retrieving the bags.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:42 PM   #19
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We've arrived as late as 2am and didn't call and tell them we were on our way. I figured it was still considered the same night.

If you are hungry, grab a bite to eat at the airport before getting on the DME bus. You are right that the food place may be closed by the time you get there. The DME bus shares with other resorts.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:51 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by klinlin View Post
We checked at BC once after 11pm looking like something the cat dragged in! Not only were there no problems, we were upgraded from SV to CL!!

We used ME, and just brought stuff we needed for overnight in our carry on. When we woke up, our message light was flashing on the phone, from bell services. We called them, and they brought our bags up, no problems.

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We arrived at CR after 10PM last year...and we were also upgraded to CL! Made me think that we should always arrive late!

Many years ago we arrived at CSR around 3AM on our check-in day (way before check-in time). They upgraded us to a water view and got us in a room...we must have looked pretty rough and they didn't want us hanging out in the lobby!

People come and go all hours of the night and they are used to this. Since you are staying at BC, I believe Big River Grille on the boardwalk is open until at least midnight. But I think BC's room service is 24 hrs. We've never had a hard time finding some sort of food and drink somewhere!

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #21
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