I thought, I had this figured out. I was under, the erroneous assumption, DCL vs Resort ME...were equals. If, I knew then, what I know now, I would have book the parks AFTER, the boat. My original plan...take ME to the resort, roundtrip transportation (resort/port/resort) and return to the airport via ME. We have an evening flight booked, so we could enjoy ONE MORE DISNEY DAY. :rolleyes I assumed, we could use onboard airline checkin...get rid of the baggage. It was just too simple. I can't use the resort ME to return to the airport (only available day of check out) I can't do onboard check in because I didn't book airfare through Disney and I'm not using Disney transfers (only good if I'm returning to the airport). It's a mess. Why couldn't it be easy?