Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Chip 'n Dale Express, Jun 21, 2006.
thank you so much. I am calling them right now!
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This is our family's first trip to WDW... the two things that worry me the most is the weather and Magical Express...my wife says I'm too pessimistic...
Nothing to worry about. You can't do anything about the weather and DME works very well for the vast majority of guests. I would say that only about 5% of the guests have a less than good experience with DME.
My family and I just used the ME for the first time on April 9 and it worked out BETTER than I expected. Once we left the aircraft we followed the signs to the ME counter, checked in, proceeded to the line we were assigned to, waited about 20-30 minutes for our bus and then we were on our way. Luggage came about 3 hours later and it was all there. I also worried at first but it was great not having to retrieve and lug our luggage around with us. Have a great vacation.
ME Tag question-- We've used ME many times but not since the change of hours and 10pm cutoff. Our flight lands at 9:30pm and this is the first time our tags say: DVC HOLD - BOARDWALK VILL
I'm confused about the HOLD part-- does anyone know why this is there, it has never been on our tags before?
Has ANYONE since new guidelines were put in place, had the experience of arriving just before 10pm or slightly later & HAD their luggage transported to their hotel?
If there's no one, could I beg some the more recent posters in a similar situation to post their experiences when they get back from their trip.
Ok, so we leave tomorrow...I have both suitcases tagged with the yellow DME tag but I am also checking my son's carseat. I believe I just read that I need to tag it with something bright and easy to spot and just go to the counter and let them know they need to get that as well?
I don't think I would be able to get that carseat and drag it over to the bus on my own with a toddler in tow. I just want to make sure Disney is grabbing everything and not leaving the carseat behind.
I called on Tuesday and had ME added to my reservation but there isn't anything on my reservation online that shows this addition. I also didn't get a confirmation email. Is this standard? Should I call again?
I would put a nice, identifying piece of ribbon or such on the car seat. That way, it will be easy to spot. When you get to the DME checkin counter, they will ask you how many pieces of luggage you checked. You can tell them then, about the car seat that is untagged. Give them the claim check for that piece and they should have no trouble getting it to you. Will you be renting a car while there? I'm assuming you realize that you won't be able to use the car seat on any of the buses or such while at WDW.
DME doesn't send out a confirmation email. And I can't say for sure if it will show up on your reservation if viewed online. What you can do is to call the number you booked your resort reservation at, and ask them if they can see the DME reservation. If they can, you're all set. Then, about 4-5 weeks before you travel, you should get that DME info packet in the mail.
Yes, we are renting a car and spending 4 days in Tampa after Disney, so that's why I need his seat. I did call to double check with DME tonight and they said the same thing. I just need to make sure to get a claim check
Leaving in 4 hours!
Hi.. My plane landed at 9:50pm and when we got off the plane we headed to DME and asked iff they would get our bags or if we needed too. They said that they would get them and bring them to the resort. SO we headed the rest of the way to DME and checked in. Rode the bus to our resort. Checked in to the resort and got to our room. My question at the point was were we going to receive our bags yet tonight or would they come in the morning? I had packed a change of clothes in my carryon just in case it wasn't going to be till morning but I wanted to know if we should stay awake or if we could get some sleep since we had an early morning ADR. I tried and tried calling bell services and was not getting an answer. Finally my hubby was able to get someone on the line and found out we would get our bags tonight. It was after 1am when we got the bags. So... were I to do that again I would not yellow tag the bags and would pick them up ourselves. Would have saved a lot of aggravation.
One of the ways to save yourself the aggravation would be to ask you resort's Bell Services to hold your DME bags 'til morning. Disney says to expect your DME bags to be brought to your room about 3 hours after you check into your resort. If you landed at 9:50 p.m., perhaps you checked-in at your resort around 11 p.m. You got your bags at 1 a.m., about 2 hours after you checked-in ... you actually got BETTER service than promised.
We leave in 10 days and have not yet recieved our DME pack! Hubby is calling today to find out. Typically we have gotten them mailed to us way in advance!
Anyone else gotten them last minute?
Not sure why, but I'm hearing of more and more people not getting their DME packets in time for their trips. That's a bit discouraging to say the least. Let us know what your dh finds out when he calls.
I received my pack within days of booking the trip and that was just 3-4 weeks ago.
Someone left a post that they thought the buses left 2x an hour. Has anyone recently taken the ME to an AS/POP on a Saturday morning? I'm wondering how long it will take to get from MCO to the hotel since I'm meeting the rest of my party there. They're driving in and we're trying to arrange a secret arrival since they kids don't know I'm coming! I'm flying in 5/23 @ 9:10 am. I've taken ME before but on a Monday morning. Thanks!
If you arrive ontime at 9:10, you should be at your resort by 10:30..the average time is about 70 mins. I've taken the bus to POP about 5 times now....all but one time we were the first stop, then the bus went to CSR and AKL, but routes are subject to change at any time.
The buses tend to come every 20 or so minutes at the airport..no way to know when your bus will be there since they don't really run on a set schedule.
Not sure if this has been asked yet or not.... but we already received out ME packet and after that changed the resort we're staying at. Will they send new ones or do we use the ones they originally sent us?
Your current tags should be fine...as long as you have the same resort reservation number. That is what is scanned into the bar code. If you simply changed resorts, no problem. But, if you had to cancel one whole reservation and make a new one, that would most likely mean a new reservation number..which in turn means the DME info will be incorrect.
When booking your airfare ahead of time, you must pay the baggage fee for both your departure and return flight. If you cannot produce paperwork that shows that you pre-paid the baggage fee, you cannot check your bags at your resort on your return flight home. I received a printout recently when I made my final payment. It also stated they are only sending one baggage ticket per guest now, since most people are only using one bag, due to the airlines' fees.
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