Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-21-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
LisaBi
DIS Veteran
 
LisaBi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,496

DME at night

Does anyone have experience with a late arrival? We usually arrive in the morning, take DME to the resort, and head to,the parks. Our luggage is there when we get back, so I have no clue what time it actually arrived. This time our flight lands at 9:00 pm. Any ideas what time the luggage may arrive if we choose not to retrieve it ourselves?
LisaBi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
Mousemommy1
DIS Veteran
 
Mousemommy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 10,678

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisaBi View Post
Does anyone have experience with a late arrival? We usually arrive in the morning, take DME to the resort, and head to,the parks. Our luggage is there when we get back, so I have no clue what time it actually arrived. This time our flight lands at 9:00 pm. Any ideas what time the luggage may arrive if we choose not to retrieve it ourselves?
It's still the average 3 hours post landing...so you should count on around midnight. We've had bell services deliver at 1:00 am before.
__________________
(DH) (ME) (DD10) (DD7) (DS Due 1/16/15!!)


PAST TRIPS:
JUL 1985 OFFSITE • JUL 1989 OFFSITE • MAR 2000 ASMO • SEP 2000 ASMU • SEP 2002 ASSP • NOV 2009 POP • FEB 2011 CBR • JUL 2012 WL CL • APR 2013 YC CL • SEP 2013 POFQ
Mousemommy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-21-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
kaytieeldr
Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - but NOT the people who make them - since 2012
 
kaytieeldr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: There is no Pixie Dust on the Transportation Board!!!
Posts: 35,743

Close. Up to three hours after you check into your resort; or you can ask to have it held until morning.
__________________
OFFICIAL 2014 Reading Challenge Participant 32/52
Phone Monkey; Phone Monkey 2; Phone Monkey Declined; The Barkeep; Ultimate Guide to Soapmaking; Brief Anecdotes from an Amusing Life; Twisted Disney; Tony Partly Cloudy; The Alternative Guide to Nursery Rhymes; Dead Woman's Shoes; South of Normal; Wal-Mart Book of Ethics; Las Vegas Cab Life; Savvy Travelers Guide: Boston Red Sox; Professor Plausible's Big Book of Baloney; Sweet Masterpiece; The President's Brain is Missing; Why Your Flight Attendant Hates You; Dirty Numbers; My Life on Craigslist; Retail Memories: When Customer Attack; The Village Idiots Cruise Club; How to Find Your Soulmate on the Internet - NOT!; The Dining Doctor; Cars & Stars; Tales in the Sky; Reader's Digest The Dumb Book; An Amazon Verified Purchase; Adventures in Casino Security; Waiter Rant; Keep the Change; Fairy Tales from the I.R.S.; now (still) reading "Hot Doug's", along with 'Match Dot C'mon', 'Cliches: A Dictionary of Recieved Ideas', 'The Chase', and 'Real Happy Family'
kaytieeldr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
Lumiere Lover
You can sleep after we leave WDW..
 
Lumiere Lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,354

Since you are arriving so late, I would suggest you pick up your luggage yourself, then head to Magical Express. Otherwise you may have to stay up late in your room, just to wait for your luggage. Better safe than sorry.
__________________

June 2014-1st Disneyland trip, December 2012 POFQ-Excited we were there 12-12-12! September 2010 POFQ, Dec 2008 PC, Wonder, CBR, Aug 2008 Swan, Dec 2006 POR, Aug 2005 Gaylord Palms, Feb 2005 CBR, FEB 2002 AS Movies, Apr 1989 Offsite, Apr 1976 Offsite


Lumiere Lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
Mom2Luci
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 197

We landed at 8:45 and our luggage was delivered at 11:30ish
__________________
Hoping for a dream trip November 2015
Mom2Luci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 06:42 PM   #6
Maleficent53
Have fun storming the castle...
 
Maleficent53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota
Posts: 733

If you are getting in late I think it is more convenient to pick up your own bags and bring to resort on the bus. Then you won't have to worry about what time they might try to deliver them to your room.

Also, if your flight gets delayed like ours did once (arrival after 10pm) then you HAVE TO pick up your luggage and bring to the bus. CM at DME check in will ask if you picked up your luggage. The pickup service at the airport stops and even the bags with yellow resort tags are dropped on the carousel.
__________________
Me Ashes

1979-1983-1988-1989-1992-1993-1995-1996-1997-1998-1999-2000---and at least once every year since!
Maleficent53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 02:19 AM   #7
stitchlovestink
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,277

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisaBi View Post
Does anyone have experience with a late arrival? We usually arrive in the morning, take DME to the resort, and head to,the parks. Our luggage is there when we get back, so I have no clue what time it actually arrived. This time our flight lands at 9:00 pm. Any ideas what time the luggage may arrive if we choose not to retrieve it ourselves?
I think it depends on where you are staying and how busy they are...
We've actually seen our luggage beat us to the resort!! We were getting off of ME and they were already unloading it from the luggage truck! I mean really! I wanted to just say "Hey, can we just claim that now??" But I knew they couldn't do it that way. So we just laughed that it was there before us and headed to the front desk to check in. They were knocking on our door about 20 minutes later with our luggage. I'm sure that's not the norm. But we usually don't have to wait 3 hours for ours... Again, I guess it depends on where you stay and how busy they are and how much luggage they have to process.
But to me, the BEST part of ME is NOT having to schlep my luggage with me. That's a big part of why I use ME!!
stitchlovestink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 07:57 AM   #8
CanadianGuy


Me and My Posse doing our New Kids on the Block moves at PI
 
CanadianGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Fort McMurray, AB
Posts: 15,506
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaytieeldr View Post
Close. Up to three hours after you check into your resort; or you can ask to have it held until morning.
If you can't pack enough immediate needs items into a carry on for your situation, or if it's just something you are going to worry about needlessly, I'd strongly suggest grabbing your bags before hopping your DME bus.

Otherwise, I generally pack any 'immediate' needs for my arrival night in a carry-on and just let the luggage arrive in it's own sweet time.
__________________
Everything You Need to Know About Discount Codes & PINS For Disney Resorts

06/1995 - All Star Music | 11/1998 - Wilderness Lodge | 10/1999 - Disneyland
06/2006 - Pop Century | 03/2007 - Pop Century | 06/2007 - Coronado Springs
12/2007 - All Star Sports | 06/2008 - Pop Century | 09/2008 - All Star Sports
06/2010 - Swan | 06/2012 - Dolphin | 01/2013 - All Star Sports


CanadianGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 08:24 AM   #9
tinkerbell313
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 536

I always pack one carry on ( the size the airline stewards use) with 2 days worth of clothing and PJs and bathing suits. I also bring travel size toiletries. That way, we have everything we need. Especially if our luggage gets misplaced which has never happened.
tinkerbell313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 08:29 AM   #10
goofy4tink
Likes little devils
I know I'm getting old...I get it, I really do
Prisoner of Toy Story Mania
 
goofy4tink's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Central Ma
Posts: 47,745
DISboards Moderator

A lot depends on the resort you'll be at. If you're at Pop, or another value resort, your luggage could take a very long time!! The value resort luggage delivery system is slow at best. So, late at night, it's downright unreliable!! If you arrive at your resort at 10-10:30, your luggage may not get to your room. The value resorts don't do a lot of luggage delivery past 10pm..if they do, it's very sporadic.
If you are at a deluxe resort, or DVC, then your bags should get to your room within 3 hrs of resort checkin...could easily be sooner rather than later.

If it were me, and I was arriving at 9pm?? I wouldn't tag my bags, and I would then go to baggage claim and get them myself. Yes, it would add about 20 mins to my overall time, but I would have them with me, and I could unpack and go to bed!!
__________________



goofy4tink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #11
marypopfan
DIS Veteran
 
marypopfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 518

I am wondering if there is someone to help you with your luggage after you get off of the ME? I would like to check-in have dinner and then go to the room to settle for the night. I'm staying at the AoA, in the Little Mermaid section.
__________________
AoA Dec 12
POP Century March 11
POFQ June 09
Allstar Sports/Caribe Royale/POP Century June-July 08
POFQ Feb 06
POP Century Mar 05
Polynesian Dec 02
Allstar Movies Feb 01
Allstar Music Nov 97
marypopfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #12
Mom2Luci
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 197

Quote:
Originally Posted by marypopfan View Post
I am wondering if there is someone to help you with your luggage after you get off of the ME? I would like to check-in have dinner and then go to the room to settle for the night. I'm staying at the AoA, in the Little Mermaid section.
Bell services was waiting to meet the ME bus when we arrived last week for our LM stay. They took our carry ons while we went to check in and grab a bite in the food court, then delivered them to our room later.
Mom2Luci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 02:08 PM   #13
marypopfan
DIS Veteran
 
marypopfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 518

Thanks !!
__________________
AoA Dec 12
POP Century March 11
POFQ June 09
Allstar Sports/Caribe Royale/POP Century June-July 08
POFQ Feb 06
POP Century Mar 05
Polynesian Dec 02
Allstar Movies Feb 01
Allstar Music Nov 97
marypopfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.