Disney's Magical Express -- Luggage Tag Info

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  1. jonesephus

    jonesephus Earning My Ears

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    Small/petty question - I just got my booklet from Magical Express, it has the sticky yellow tags, but in 2010 when we went it also had "Castle" luggage tags-- are they still doing that? My kids love those, and just got new suitcases!

    Also, our flight is set to arrive at 9:17, so I know we are on the fringe for the 10pm cutoff. If the flight lands later, and the yellow tags are on the bags, will we still be able to claim them at the airport?

    And, if the plane does land on time, and DME claims our luggage, I know it takes a couple of hours-- do they really deliver it to your room at midnight? Or do they hold it until the morning?

    THANK YOU!!!
     
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  3. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

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    First, you didn't get those hard plastic 'Castle' luggage tags with DME. They come as part of a package. They were never included as part of DME..unless a mistake was made. But since they come from two entirely different areas, I can't imagine how those luggage tags would get in a DME packet.

    If your plane lands ontime at 9:17, your yellow tagged bags will be collected. But, if your flight is delayed, the bags will not be collected and should go to the regular baggage claim carousels.

    The time can vary greatly. If you're at Pop, or another value resort, you may not get your bags until the next morning...their luggage delivery service is slow at best and it does shut down late at night. On the other hand, the deluxe resorts deliver baggage all night long. So, yeah, it could be midnight when the bags arrive...possibly later. It's up to 3 hrs after resort checkin, not airport arrival. So, if you land at 9:17, you should be at your resort by 10:30-11. Which means your luggage might not arrive until past 1am!!! You can have it held until the morning. I would tell the CM at the front desk that you want your luggage held until the next morning. Then, tell Bell Services/Luggage Assistence. When you get to your room, hang out the 'privacy please' hanger on your door. That way, if everyone misses the memo to not deliver until the next day, and they show up with your stuff at 1:30am, they won't knock...they'll just turn around and take the bags back. There will be a message on your phone when you wake up telling you that your bags are ready to be delivered.
     
  4. jonesephus

    jonesephus Earning My Ears

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    Thank you!! Great advice!
     
  5. ppony

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    BTW, thanks guys for the advice. I've never used DME to go to the airport, only once to get to WDW from the airport so I wasn't sure of what was what. I'll DEFINITELY be doing room service or the contemp that last morning.
    THANKS!
     
  6. demaya12

    demaya12 Earning My Ears

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    Great advice here! I apologize if this question is a repeat. When I received my yellow tags, I too thought I could cut it and make 2 out of 1. Now I know you can't. I leave in 8 days, is it to late to call DME to get additional tags. Would it be best to just to get a claim ticket and give it to them the day we fly? Thanks
     
  7. tinkerbell60

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    I would take a chance and call - the luggage tags usually arrive really quickly. I think there is a good chance you will have them before you leave. If not, just get a claim ticket for the unmarked bags.
     
  8. rafale1

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    Hi guys

    First thanks to everyone who post answers on here it really helps

    I'm trying to figure out DME and what we should do we will have 3 suitcase, 1 stroller, 1 car seat and 1 very active little one.

    We are Canada and landing at 7h45pm going to Pop my understanding is that our plane will land at terminal A and DME is on the other side of the airport in terminal B

    Best thing for us if possible would be to have our suitcase with us on the bus so we would not have to bring extra stuff on the plane for when we get to the resort.

    Our choices are:

    1- We tag all of our suitcase with DME tag and pack extra clothes in our backpack and have are suitcase deliver to our room hopefullly before midnight. if we do this we only need to walk around the airport with our backpack stroller and car seat.

    2- We don't use the DME tag and pick up our 3 suitcases at bagage claim and walk from terminal A to terminal B with 3 suitcase a stroller and a car seat this is the scenario i'm trying to avoid...

    3- Maybe i'm mistaken but if i understand right i think i read that there's a third scenario we could do, we could not use our DME tag walk from terminal A to terminal B with only our stroller and car seat go to DME desk and with a suitcase description they could go and pick up our suitcase at bagage claim and bring them to the DME bus, is that true? did i understand right? if i understood right would we be able to take our suitcase right of the bus when we get to Pop resort?

    After reading my post i think scenario 1 sounds the best let me know if you have more idea or comments

    Thanks for you help!

    Rafale
     
  9. jcarwash

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    Your choices are really 1 and 2.

    The scenario 3 you listed I don't think is possible; I think what you have been reading about a bag description scenario is when your bag isn't tagged for some reason; they will locate it and deliver it later, not to you on the bus.

    Scenario 1 is what the DME service is intended to provide, a "magical" baggage service, if it works for you and you arrive early enough. Landing at 7:45pm should be fine. You are absolutely right that you should pack essentials into a backpack so you have them with you.

    Scenario 2 is less convenient concerning dragging bags around, but you do have your bags with you so you have everything when you check in. For cosnideration when you arrive during the day you may not need or want all your luggage. But when you arrive at night, you might.

    One thing to consider is that the terminal A and B business is not as daunting as it may sound. At MCO all the actual gates require you to take a monorail into a central building, which has two sides terminal A and terminal B. You don't pick up your bags until after you ride the monorail.
     
  10. siskaren

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    Option 3 would come into play for someone who didn't get their tags in time or who has more luggage than tags (you only get one per person). In that case, you would go to the DME desk and give them your claim ticket and a description of your luggage, but as jcarwash said, your luggage would still be delivered to your resort, not your bus.
     
  11. goofy4tink

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    Welcome to the DIS boards!!! You seem to have done your homework here. Your best bet is going to be number one. Tag your bags. You will get a luggage tag for each person listed on the room reservation..so I'm going to assume that's three people. So, tag those bags. You are correct to pack anything you may need for bed that night in a backpack. Pop has some unreliable baggage delivery, especially at night. So...if I were you, I would pack one smallish carryon with anything your little one will need for the night and first thing in the morning...same for mom and dad. Then, when you get to the resort, ask that your bags be held until the next morning. When you get to your room, hang out the 'privacy please' hanger on your doorhandle..outside the door. That way no one is going to wake you up. When you get up in the morning, just call luggage assistence and they will deliver the bags..call them as early as you can.

    So, you arrive on Side A of the terminal. It's not that big a deal.....just take the stroller, with the baby in it, carry the car seat and head to Side B..just across the middle area. Go down to level 1 (you arrived on level 3)..there are elevators just past the escalators and stairs. Take the elevator down to 1, hop off and walk down to DME. When you get to the bus, the stroller and car seat will go beneath your bus.

    Easy peasy. BUT...you can not send someone to get your untagged bags and have them brought to the bus. They can get them sent to the resort though. But, I would just tag them and let them be handled as they normally would.

    Hope this helps a bit. Any other questions, feel free to ask.
     
  12. 2boyshere

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    Hi,
    My flight arrives at 2 and I will be going to POP. Will we make a 5:30 dinner reservation at O'hanas (someone is picking us up)? Thanks!
     
  13. 2boyshere

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    Hi,
    My flight arrives at 2 and I will be going to POP. Will we make a 5:30 dinner reservation at O'hanas (someone is picking us up)? Thanks!
     
  14. rafale1

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    Thanks for the info, Siskaren,Jcarwash and Goofy4think thanls alot for your descriptions of the airport it will help

    We'll go with options ones and let our luggage be handle by DME.

    I have one last question we'll have 3 suitcase would there be any problems if we put DME tags on 2 let DME handle these 2 and for the third one i don't put a tag and pick it up myself and bring it with us to the DME bus.

    What do you guys think? i don;t think this with cause confusion or problems?

    Thanks

    Rafale
     
  15. jcarwash

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    Not a problem. You can tag whatever you want for DME handling. Your tagged bags aren't loaded onto your bus but are transported separately via truck. You can pick up your untagged bag and have it loaded underneath your bus when you get on. Make sure to tip your driver. :goodvibes
     
  16. Alesia

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    It won't cause any confusion, but the best part about letting DME handle the bags is being able to skip baggage claim. Why create more work for yourself when you don't have to?

    I would just pack everything you'll need for the first 24 hours in your carry ons (which you should always do anyway) and let DME handle all of the bags.
     
  17. happy2go2wdwmom

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    Totally agree! We always pack our 24 hour bag/bakpacks as our carry ons and this works out great. Our bags include next day outfit, sunscreen, bathing suit, goggles, toothbrush and other toiletries, pj's...plus one of our carry ons is also our park bag for the day...when we check in at the resort, we drop off our 24 hour bag and keep only the park backpack and away we go.... You may find you need less than you think. Getting your own luggage will cut into your vacationtime b/c you will have to wait for it to come off of the conveyor and then cart it to the DME bus, then pay a tip to get it on the bus, then tip bellman at resort...I say skip this if you can help it. :hippie:
     
  18. happy2go2wdwmom

    happy2go2wdwmom <font color=violet>I love that great song!<br><fon

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    Totally agree! We always pack our 24 hour bag/bakpacks as our carry ons and this works out great. Our bags include next day outfit, sunscreen, bathing suit, goggles, toothbrush and other toiletries, pj's...plus one of our carry ons is also our park bag for the day...when we check in at the resort, we drop off our 24 hour bag and keep only the park backpack and away we go.... You may find you need less than you think. Getting your own luggage will cut into your vacationtime b/c you will have to wait for it to come off of the conveyor and then cart it to the DME bus, then pay a tip to get it on the bus, then tip bellman at resort...I say skip this if you can help it. :hippie:
     
  19. Sandi

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    Are the DME vouchers and bag tags coming about 4 weeks or 45 days before your vacation? DD is anxiously awaiting something from WDW for our Spring Break trip and we're at 51 days now (yes, we're counting). I can't remember if we can be on the look-out soon or if we're really another month away. (I'm probably confusing the time for paying on resort packages -- we're doing room only.)
     
  20. emilymad

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    I didn't read the whole thread so very sorry if this was already discussed. I am helping a friend plan their Disney trip. They want to take DME back to the airport on their last day but they are staying that night at a Marriott by the airport. Their travel agent signed them up for DME but said they could call the day before their last day to tell DME what time they want to get picked up. Is this true? I have never used DME other than the traditional way.
     
  21. jcarwash

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    In my experience it's about 4 weeks or 30-35 days before, although I was never sure if that was the common timing, or if it always followed my final payment. I tend to do the final payment right before the 45 day deadline, and then about about a week later the Mickey mail arrived.
     

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