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Old 04-08-2013, 12:51 PM   #16
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We use car services and cabs exclusively. DME just takes way too long for DH and I, but we don't check luggage and that might change your opinion.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:52 PM   #17
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We always use a towncar service..We like that they meet us and luggage claim, take our bags and off we go.We also get a 30 min grocery stop thrown in..We use Tiffany Towncar every visit..IIRC it is $115 RT
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #18
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We always use a towncar service..We like that they meet us and luggage claim, take our bags and off we go.We also get a 30 min grocery stop thrown in..We use Tiffany Towncar every visit..IIRC it is $115 RT
We use Tiffany Towncar as well. We come down the escalator, they there, waiting for us. They grab our bags we are off. Very fast!
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:43 PM   #19
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I know it is rude to ask how much something costs...but how much is the car service? It doesn't say on their site.

While the free service is nice I hate that somehow my hotel is always the last stop. It drives me crazy and kind of starts my vacation off wrong. This year everyone else in my party will already be there so I want to get there as soon as possible (:
Not rude at all. If you email Michael, the owner, he will be happy to send you a quote. w2wings@gmail.com

Our last visit was Nov 2011. We are a family of 6 and have to have the larger Cadillac SUV. A town car would be cheaper. I believe our total was $250 including tip. ($195 for the service plus tip. We tipped very generously, lil more than 20%) Again this is a 2011 price quote. Not sure of price now.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:30 AM   #20
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For us, DME has always added to the vacation. I love the excitement of getting on the bus, watching the old cartoons, and seeing the excitement on kids' faces.
I agree with this. Watching the movie just adds to the anticipation. We had a car service last June and will have one next month because of Swan/Dolphin stays. The whole thing is much quicker...at your resort around 30 minutes after getting your luggage, but it feels like I'm missing that little extra bit of anticipatory excitement.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:53 AM   #21
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I've used DME about 5 times. I've always received my luggage 1-1 1/2 hours after checking in.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:59 AM   #22
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We use Tiffany Towncar as well. We come down the escalator, they there, waiting for us. They grab our bags we are off. Very fast!
Totally agree tiffany town Car service is great. Had the same experience you had I wasn't waiting around at all swift service!

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:08 AM   #23
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We've always had good experiences with ME - short wait times, love the video, etc. We tend to arrive in the evening and grab our own luggage, but I've never heard of problems from a luggage perspective (and we plan to use the luggage service on our next trip).
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:24 PM   #24
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It's so nice not to have to claim your own luggage. I like letting DME get my bags for me. They have always gotten to my room within 2 hours.

Then when you leave use the resort RAC desk to send your bags back to the airport for you and take the DME back.

People will say you are not suppose to do this but ppl do it every day and I have done it too. I let DME take my bags then I go rent a car and drive myself to the resort. We always have a car on vacation and drive ourselves around.

Ppl say you really have to ride the bus yourself for them to take your bags. No you don't. Put the yellow tags on your bags and wait for them to show up. Since we rent a car and make a Walmart run before going to our room our bags are there before we ever get there.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:01 AM   #25
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DME for me personally
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:11 AM   #26
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We always hire a driver- only did DME once. We love that our driver is waiting for us at baggage claim, takes our bags for us and then whisks us off to WDW in a tinted window Escalade. 30min airport to hotel!

However if money is an issue I would not hesitate to use DME! Good luck with whatever you decide!
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:36 AM   #27
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What I fine works best for me is using ME, using yellow tags for checked bags, letting Disney handle my luggage and ordering from Garden Grocer. I find this to be the most relaxing and less stress. (might not be everyone's choice).

I have done both ME & Car Service with and w/out grocery stops.

I do not find Car Service to be that much faster than ME. You greet your driver, go to the luggage carousel, wait for your luggage, pick up your luggage move it to the car and get in the car and drive to the resort.

With ME you go to the ME counter, check in, short wait for the bus, and your off. At times you will have to stop at one to two resorts before yours. But your not having the hassle of dealing with your luggage at the airport. So I find car service to be slightly faster, somewhat depends on how fast luggage comes off plane to carousal.

My yellow tagged checked bags have always been delivered in less than three hours after arriving and usually they are waiting on me in the room or at the resort before the room is ready for before I am ready to go to my room.

I have also done car service with grocery stop, which in my mind negates any time savings. I do prefer to use Garden Grocer. As your order is delivered right to your room. No hassle of stopping at a store, while family waits in car. You pay a delivery fee and prices are probably higher than Wal-Mart. I also dislike grocery shopping and to not see a Wal-Mart, Publix etc. on vacation is worth the $14 delivery fee.

I might be the odd ball, but I actually like seeing what other resorts look like when dropping off other ME guests. For example the only time I have seen the Pop Century was when it was a stop on the ME.

I also love the convenience of checking bags in lobby and checking in for your airline when departing right at the resort. Although I think you can do this even if you do not use ME.

There is something Magical about landing at MCO, knowing you are at your place of leaving the real world and starting your Disney Vacation by being greeted by ME staff, boarding the ME bus, watching the cartoons and park videos...etc.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:57 AM   #28
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We took our carry on luggage with us, and had them take the rest. ME is awesome. We were at our hotel within 90 minutes, maybe a bit less. Our room was not ready, but when it was and we got up there, our luggage was there waiting for us.
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My yellow tagged checked bags have always been delivered in less than three hours after arriving and usually they are waiting on me in the room or at the resort before the room is ready for before I am ready to go to my room.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I was under the impression that the no longer deliver to your room. is that correct?
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:40 AM   #29
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We have done both, but I think we will be doing car service this trip. We are staying at AoA for 10 days and the car service gives you a free stop at the grocery store. So we get in at 6.25pm. We can hopefully get groceries and get to the resort pretty quick. Price was $110 roundtrip ( plus tip, of course) we have used them 3 other times and it was wonderful.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I was under the impression that the no longer deliver to your room. is that correct?
If you mean ME, no, that is not correct. They deliver the bags to your room.
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