[QUOTE=IckleHelen;992755]Sorry to revive an old thread. We are travelling from Canada on WestJet and staying at Pop in December too! Though if it makes any difference we are British living in Canada as Permanent Residents.
I’ve just read the FAQs on Disney’s official site regarding this FAQ | Complimentary Airport Service | Walt Disney World Resort and it says international guest (which would include us) need to pick up there luggage and then give it to the Cast Member at the Disney Welcome Centre. I really don’t want to wait all night for my luggage (I get paraniod about stuff like that, and won’t be able to relax until I have it). Disney’s site says nothing about being able to keep you’re baggage and asking the ME driver to store it under the bus and collect it immediately when get to the resort - Can I still do that? I’m assuming Disney don’t mention it because it’s better for them to transport it the same way as the rest, but could be wrong.[/QUOTE]
ATTENTION CANADIAN TRAVELLERS***
As an international flight, toss out the ME luggage tags…you won’t need them.
Once you land at Orlando International, you are required to pick up your bags and head towards customs/security. On your way there, the airport security will take your bags from you and send them through another security check. You continue through customs youself without your bags, then through a security check, then you head out to pick up your luggage at baggage claim.
At that point you head down to the Magical Express counter where you will be directed to your appropriate bus. The Magical Express driver will store your luggage under the bus and unload it when you are dropped off at your resort. Bell services will deliver you and your luggage together to your room.
There is a lot of confusion towards Canadian/International flyers and the ME system. Even when I had called prior to our trip this Spring I was receiving different answers from different CM’s.
We flew WestJet this spring direct to Orlando, it was by far the best airline we have ever flown. Have a great trip!!