Changing ME pickup time?


#1

I am sure this has been discussed in another thread and I tried searching the forums for it but came up with nothing so I apologize for rehashing old things…

Anyway, has anyone ever changed their assigned Magical Express pick up time on their departure day? Is that even possible? I have always just gone with the 3 hours before pick up but I have always also ended up sitting around the airport for what felt like days. Since I am on a shorter trip this time around, I was kind of hoping to squeeze any extra minutes I can out of my last day!


#2

I wondered this same thing as asked a cm when I checked in for ME and again at my resort when I recieved my pick-up time. That is your pick-up. If you miss it, they do not guarantee anyother bus that will get you there in enough time for check-in etc. You have to remember that they stop at multiple resorts and you have to get through scurity check in…summary of all this babble, they won’t change your time.


#3

My brother tried to do the same thing last time he took the ME . . . they wouldn’t let him! It’s prob, because they don’t want to be “blamed” if you miss your flight! :huh:


#4

You cannot change your pickup time. You either have to leave the scheduled 3 hours before your flight or take your own method of transportation to the airport if you really don’t want to leave that early.


#5

Well, in the peak season that may well be true, and I’d be leery of abandoning your confirmed pick-up time for a later pickup in any case.

That said, never say never! Our family had a late flight in early February, and our pickup time wasn’t until 5PM on a Monday afternoon. We had checked out of the hotel hours earlier due to a late morning Chef Mickey’s DR, then gotten on the monorail to visit the GF just out of curiosity.
We got back to our resort (SSR) with a couple of hours to kill still before our pickup time, but the kids were tired and cold, and we thought we’d be better off just going to the airport.
I called ME and they said it was up to the driver. The 4PM driver said - sure, come on! Of course, we were also the last stop before heading to the airport, but it was still a relief to be on our way.


#6

You have a better chance of getting on an early one than a later one. There is no guarantee that you will get to the airport on time if you take a later bus. Better still, who would want to take the chance? What is the later bus if full and you can’t get on???


#7

Oh, well. I figured it was worth trying. I totally understand why they don’t really let you change it because people would totally turn around and unfairly blame WDW if they missed their flight by taking the later bus ( I work in visitor services, so I know the name of that tune!)

It just always seems like we have so much time at the airport that I figured I’d look into it just in case. Guess I’ll be on that bust at 1:30ish on 8/29!

Thanks everyone for the info!


#8

You do have the option of just taking a cab back to the airport. At least you are only doing it one way and not round trip. you can get one of those easily.