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Old 09-13-2013, 08:49 AM   #16
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Thanks for all of your feedback. It's great to hear that this isn't a glitch, but rather something that now seems to be the norm.

I'm beginning to wonder if I should bring my airport arrival time forward half an hour to 8:30.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:11 AM   #17
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Thanks for all of your feedback. It's great to hear that this isn't a glitch, but rather something that now seems to be the norm.

I'm beginning to wonder if I should bring my airport arrival time forward half an hour to 8:30.
I would if you hope to be on the first bus. The buses run constantly, though. Judging from the number of people behind us in line and the steady stream arriving to check in, I'm guessing the second bus left MCO within 10-15 minutes of the first.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:42 AM   #18
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Thank you for the head's up!! At the 75 day mark I was only able to get an 11:30 PAT. I just changed it to 10:30...woo hoo!
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:48 AM   #19
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Does anyone know if this is only for Pc or for Miami also?
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:44 AM   #20
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Thanks for the info. We are on the DVC Member cruise on 9/29 and I had an 11:00 check-in. I just went into the system and updated it.

We are staying at the Hyatt at MCO the night before so we plan to be on the first bus out in the morning.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:46 AM   #21
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I would if you hope to be on the first bus. The buses run constantly, though. Judging from the number of people behind us in line and the steady stream arriving to check in, I'm guessing the second bus left MCO within 10-15 minutes of the first.
The busses at MCO depart when full or every 20 minutes, whichever is first.
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Thanks - I just grabbed 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM!!! I had 11:30 AM -12:00 PM. Woo-Hoo!

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Thank you! I just changed our PAT to 10:30!
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:45 PM   #24
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We were on the Dream from 9/1-5. We stayed at the Hyatt MCO the night before embarkation, and our experience was that everything happened earlier than is the "norm" (as reported here). This is what we experienced (copied and pasted from my TR):

We left our room at about 8:25 to head downstairs to the DCL transportation area. I knew we wouldn't be the only ones there, but I was surprised to see about 25 people in the seating area near the DCL desk. A couple of CMs came out and started getting things set up at around 8:40. Within a few minutes, a line had formed. By 8:50 we had checked in for the bus and moved to the waiting area. We boarded the first bus at 9:00 and pulled out by 9:05. The bus arrived at the DCL terminal at PC at 9:50, but we had to wait on the bus until about 10:10 because they were not ready for us in the terminal.

The passengers on our bus were the first to enter the terminal. When we arrived, there was a handful of people milling around outside. I'm guessing that they were let in right after us, but I'm not positive. [ETA: I have since learned that those who were waiting outside were not allowed into the terminal until 10:30.] We had no wait to check in.


Maybe they were trying out the earlier times before officially implementing the new PAT intervals?
What time did they start boarding the ship?
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:54 PM   #25
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I'm curious if they will start boarding earlier or if all these people with the 10:30 PAT will just be sitting there along with everyone that chose the 10:45, 11:00, 11:15, etc. PATs. Unless they are going to start boarding earlier it just seems like there will be a whole lot of people sitting in the terminal waiting.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #26
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I would if you hope to be on the first bus. The buses run constantly, though. Judging from the number of people behind us in line and the steady stream arriving to check in, I'm guessing the second bus left MCO within 10-15 minutes of the first.
Thanks Lisa Lisa. I will try to get to the airport earlier. Thanks also to PrincessShmoo for the extra info. (I'm on the iPad app so can't do multiple quotes).

"You're welcome", to those who managed to change their time to an earlier one. I'm so grateful for all the useful info and 'heads-ups' I have received here on the DIS, I'm pleased I could help out with some info of my own for a change.
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Not yet seeing the earlier PAT's available as an option for the Wonder's cruise from Galveston on 9/28.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:04 PM   #28
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Not yet seeing the earlier PAT's available as an option for the Wonder's cruise from Galveston on 9/28.
This may be a Port Canaveral only type thing.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:08 PM   #29
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"You're welcome", to those who managed to change their time to an earlier one. I'm so grateful for all the useful info and 'heads-ups' I have received here on the DIS, I'm pleased I could help out with some info of my own for a change.
THANKS from me too! I changed my 11 to a 10:30 for our Christmas cruise on the Dream
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #30
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No glitch!!! I know that for an absolute fact! Those PAT are only going be available for Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy right now so the Magic and Wonder will still have half an hour increments starting at 11AM.
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