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Old 05-14-2014, 06:02 PM   #31
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Disney made us bring everyone up to the bus desk along with their photo IDs or passports. They even made us pull every child up there to verify who was getting the bus passes and if they were listed in our cruise booklet. Hopefully others had a different experience
Why would you hope that others would be allowed to be given bus boarding passes without an ID or document check for everyone in their party?
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:21 PM   #32
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Why would you hope that others would be allowed to be given bus boarding passes without an ID or document check for everyone in their party?
Simply to utilize my time best. Hoped to check in while they finished with breakfast. Not a big deal just didn't want to go down there by myself to no avail
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:29 PM   #33
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We don't stay at the Hyatt until next month, but it was my understanding that you basically check in and get in line to board the bus. I don't think there would be any advantage to having one person check in early.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:35 PM   #34
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Yes. I booked the night of May 2, 2014 and it was sold out two months before when I booked it (I was able to get a room only because I have Hyatt Platinum status which offers a guaranteed room reservation even when sold out). I thought it was rather strange that an airport hotel would be sold out two months in advance. Upon arrival, I discovered why: there was a high school cheerleader conference of some sort that had a bunch of rooms booked at the hotel. It would not surprise me if they're pre-blocked for the same weekend next year.
A dance competition is doing the same thing to us in Jan. I'll keep checking back as we get closer to see any rooms open up. I forgot what we'er paying but it is almost double what we've paid up to now.
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Upon arrival, I discovered why: there was a high school cheerleader conference of some sort that had a bunch of rooms booked at the hotel. It would not surprise me if they're pre-blocked for the same weekend next year.
Was your stay noisy and chaotic with all of the cheerleaders? I don't know if want to stay there if there's going to be alot of screaming teenagers.

I was able to reserve a standard king room @ $199/night. I may have to look into a less expensive option than the Hyatt if discounted rooms don't open up.
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:26 AM   #36
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We don't stay at the Hyatt until next month, but it was my understanding that you basically check in and get in line to board the bus. I don't think there would be any advantage to having one person check in early.
Yes this is exactly right! They also count the people in the lines and then as they go out to get on the busses so they know when they are full (and then have to wait for the next bus).

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Was your stay noisy and chaotic with all of the cheerleaders? I don't know if want to stay there if there's going to be alot of screaming teenagers.
Other than seeing a few small groups of teenagers without adults in the public areas of the hotel upon arrival, there was nothing unusual. They were not rowdy or noisy at all. In the morning, they were all assembled in a big group in the lobby, but again it caused nothing that would make me not want to stay there.

I always stay at the MCO Hyatt prior to a DCL cruise. The benefits of being able to walk from baggage claim right to the room, and being able to get up in the morning and have it be 20 minutes from alarm clock to when I'm in line for the bus, without having to mess with shuttles in either direction, makes everything so much easier.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:31 PM   #38
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When we checked into the dcl bus in August everyone in our party had to be there and have id .... We had to wait a few minutes for our son and daughter to catch up to us (both are adults so u don't think I just randomly left my kids running around mco lol) before we could check in and get in line for the bus
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:11 PM   #39
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Why would you hope that others would be allowed to be given bus boarding passes without an ID or document check for everyone in their party?
I agree with checking all documents. I was only suggesting it would be easier for people with youngsters if they didn't actually have to walk them up to the podium.
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