Disney's Magical Express -- Luggage Tag Info

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  1. diskids2

    diskids2 <font color=CC66CC>Not above grovelling for a tag

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    I just was wondering....If my flight lands at 10:30 and I use the magical express when will I arrive at my hotel? AllStar Sports?
     
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  3. CleveRocks

    CleveRocks <font color=red>Rock 'n' Roller Coaster worshipper

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    The average reported time between landing and resort drop-off is 70 minutes. So figure you'll be there by midnight.

    A few months ago, I arrived around 10:00 p.m. and I was at my resort 56 minutes later.
     
  4. tdcmoore

    tdcmoore Earning My Ears

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    If the average time for us to arrive at resort is about 70 minutes, what is the average time for our bags to arrive? We hit the airport mid-day on one of the Spring Break Saturdays. Thanks!
     
  5. MAGICX2

    MAGICX2 DIS Veteran

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    My mother and stepfather are going on there first Disney trip without us. They are not very airport savy at all. They have purchased a WDW vacation package thru Southwest Airlines Vacations. It gave them the ME transportation option(no charge) when purchasing the package. Will they get their ME tags in the mail or do they need to call the ME phone # and reqest them. Also, they leave on 2/13. Will they receive them before they leave?
     
  6. CleveRocks

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    They will probably need to get the tags from SWA Vacations, since DME materials are shipped by Disney to the travel agent, if there is one. In this case, SWA vacations is their travel agent.

    That being said, they could always try to call DME (866-599-0951) and ask, although it's possible DME might not talk to them because SWA vacactions "owns" the reservation.

    If they don't receive the DME mailing in time, never fear. They don't 100% need that stuff.

    Tell them to go to the DME Welcome Center just like normal (in other words, skip baggage claim). When there, one of the questions the CM will ask is whether they put DME tags on their checked luggage. When they answer "No," the CM will ask for their luggage claim ticket numbers, as well as a physical description of each bag. A CM will be dispatched to claim those bags at baggage claim, and then bring the bags back behind-the-scenes and put then with the rest of the DME luggage that will be delivered to the resorts.

    There is never a charge for DME no matter who books the trip, or whether it is a package or not.
     
  7. dreams4disney

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    I just got my magical express luggage tags but they are for the wrong resort. We changed a few days after we booked. I was told that they would send new ones but they never have. Last night I called and was told they never updated my info the first time and that they would and to just cross out Pop on the tags and write in PO FQ. Will this work? It has that it is a AK resort in the Mickey Ear, but isn't PO FQ an DTD resort? Is this goig to work? I don't want to not get my luggage.

    Thanks!

    Bobbie Ann
     
  8. CleveRocks

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    No worries. These tags will work just fine. Cross out Pop (and also the "AK"), but leave everything else alone, especially the barcode.

    The barcode is what's used to sort the baggage. The barcode doesn't "say" Pop Century, the barcode will tell them your resort reservation info that's in the database. Since your reservation info is now for POFQ, then that is what DME's computers/scanners will tell them to do, route those bags to POFQ.

    The main reason to cross out the old info, I guess, is so that a well-meaning person doesn't override the system and manually move your bags from the Pop/AK area to the POFQ/DD area, thinking they did their good deed for the day.
     
  9. KimAshton

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    I have a quick question. I have one friend that is flying in the day after I am. I have the booklet but what should I sent her?? The question is the disney tags have my arrival date on them and not hers. Is that going to be a problem or should I tell her just to get her bags and bring them to DME. :)

    Thanks
     
  10. CleveRocks

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    First of all, call DME and make sure they know that your friend is arriving the day after you're arriving, that's the most important part. While you're doing that, ask them your question. I'll bet the answer is to just use the tags as-is

    Even if she doesn;t have the tags, she can still get the automatic luggage delivery (again, if she has a proper reservation). At the DME counter, they will ask her if she tagged her bags. If she says No, they'll ask for her baggage claim ticket numbers and a physical description of the bags. They will dispatch a CM to go to baggage claim, claim her bags for her, then bring them back behind the scenes with the rest of the DME luggage set for delivery.
     
  11. goofy4tink

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

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    Last May I flew into MCO on a Monday morning, used DME to take me to POP. My dh and dd flew down the next day, Tuesday, late evening. I had made reservations for all three of us. They had no trouble using the bus service. As for the bags and the correct date on them, they didn't use them because I had taken their stuff with me. I would think that it would be fine, but if there is any doubt about the tags, I would have your friend just get them and bring them to the DME checkin desk and have them put underneath the bus. Peace of mind I guess.
     
  12. KimAshton

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    Thanks Eric. they do have someone in our group arriving on the 15th.
     
  13. constanze

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    I'm having a heck of a time finding some good flight prices on the day we were suppose to arrive. I'm thinking of staying at an airport hotel the day before, and then taking the DME the next morning when we were suppose to arrive to our Disney Resort. Do I just let them know what I'm doing when I make my reservation? and of course I will pick up my own bags. Has anyone done this before? Does this even make sense?
     
  14. goofy4tink

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

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    Yes, people have done exactly that. What they do is to find a flight that arrives into MCO at about the time they will be needing DME...say you want to head out at about 9 am...you need to find a flight that is arriving around 8-9 am that morning. Give that flight number to DME as 'your flight number'...they don't care that you aren't actually on that flight. Then, that morning, grab your bags, head over to MCO, down to DME and checkin!! Have a terrific trip.
     
  15. constanze

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    Thank you so miuch for your help! Flying in the day before is going to save me quite a bit, plus give us an entire extra day (since we won't be taking up one of our days flying for the entire time).
     
  16. Goldfrapplol

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    We've received our booklet(very strange that it arrived more than twenty-one days before our trip).
    It has our old reservation number on it. Could we still use the vouchers and baggage tags?
     
  17. Chip 'n Dale Express

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    Call DME Guest Services... they will give you the best answer.
     
  18. bicker

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    My understanding (from when I called DME about errors on our tags) is that if the reservation number is wrong, the tags won't work for you.
     
  19. Indy's Girl

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    This question was sort of answered early on in this thread, but I wanted to make sure the info is still valid. My worry with using DME is that there is a 4 hour window from landing to report lost luggage (according to my airline website). Since I will not be retrieving my luggage, I will most likely not know whether all my luggage has made it until more than 4 hours has passed. Will DME report any lost luggage to my airline? That is, will the realize that they do not have all the bags for my reservation and then tell SWA (my airline) that there are bags missing? I know most likely my bags won't be missing anyway, but I would hate to not report it in that 4 hour window and be out of luck. Thanks!
     
  20. goofy4tink

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

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    when you check in at the DME desk, they will ask you how many bags you checked. Then, when they scan them, they call tell that they don't have enough bags for you. They will then 'search' for them for you. Disney will take the responsibility for finding any lost luggage.
     
  21. bicker

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    How much responsibility?
     

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