DME Issues?

PolyRob

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 8, 2016
Does anyone know of anything going on with DME today, 12/8?

The line is very backed up in the airport and took over 20 minutes to just get scanned. The lines to the resort are also crazy. Took about an hour to just get on a bus.

I’ve never seen it this backed up!
 

Jimsig

DIS Veteran
Joined
Nov 23, 2012
Someone else mentioned it on another site as well. They opted for a cab as they had their bags.
 

MinnieMSue

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 27, 2012
Twice we experienced huge ME backups. Once early in Thanksgiving week there were accidents on all routes to Disney world. The busses took forever to come pick up guests because it took them forever to get to the resorts and back. I stacked our suitcases into a seat for us to sit on. Last summer when we arrived in late June, the herd to check in was unbelievable. Seemingly mobs of people. It wasn’t too bad once we got through the check in people that time. Just took a long time to get into the individual bus lines.
 
  • maxiesmom

    The Mean Squinty Eye Works
    Joined
    Jul 6, 2004
    Just saw a post on Facebook that one large group of conference goers arrived today. And Pop Warner is still in effect.
     

    Donna M

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 8, 2008
    It was a not so magical express for us on Dec. 1st. Super long line just to checkin. Never again! The trip home yesterday, the 8th was fine. I wonder if part of it has to do with the cost of resort parking and lots of people not renting cars anymore. We usually rent, and this confirms that's the way to go for us, free parking for us too with DVC.
     

    Huff

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 2, 2007
    We were there a week ago. No line for check in. Waited about 15 minutes to board the bus then another 20 minutes before we were on our way. Thats about average for our trips.
     
  • PolyRob

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 8, 2016
    Checking back in for the first time since the trip started. The whole ME experience took over 2.5 hours! I usually figure 90 minutes from the time I land until the time I arrive at my resort and have never gone over that. First time for everything!

    It did not look like there were that many buses queued up to go. 1 or 2 at most at a time. Lines were getting re-routed and routes adjusted. Definitely not the norm. I will have to take a peak at the crowds when I head home next week.
     

    cassie58

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 7, 2009
    Had friends check in Nov 28th and head out on Dec 4th, first experience with DME, and went perfectly both ways - they were very pleased.
     

    Shelly F - Ohio

    Disney Extraordinaire
    Joined
    Feb 22, 2004
    It's because of the annual Pop Warner football Superbowl and the national cheerleading competition both being held at Disney. This is always a very busy time at Disney.
     

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