As I had mentioned, we landed in the rain and from what I heard from other people, it had been raining all day long. By the time we got to the resort, it was about 7:30pm. The game plan was to get settled in the room, hop on a bus to DTD to renew my annual pass and get Earl of Sandwich. Well, with Mom’s arthritis and her recently having knee replacement surgery, she had a scooter with her the entire trip. She was very concerned about bringing it out in the rain, so she stayed in the room (enjoying watching the animals) and ds and myself hopped on the bus to DTD, took care of the pass and brought back Earl of Sandwich to the room. So here we are having a little picnic in our room, when I mention to Mom “Where did you put our suitcases when they delivered them?” Mom said, what suitcases? No one has shown yet. Okay, four hours later is not normal for luggage to show. So, I call Bell Services and offer to go down and pick them up if they are that back logged. When you hear a CM on the other end say that she’s going to be putting me through to the supervisor, you think Oh Ohhhhh. Somethings up! And, it was. I was then told that they did not have our suitcases, that nothing was delivered from the airport for our party. Went through the normal questions. Yes we had the yellow tags on. Yes we told the Magical Express checkin guy how many. She said she would call back. Now, my ds and myself are looking at each other, trying not to show any emotions in front of Mom. You see, we have a surprise planned for her the next morning. We made reservations at Cinderella’s Castle for breakfast to celebrate her 75th birthday. We told her that I wanted them to see rope drop at the Magic Kingdom so we had to get there early to get front row seats. Wouldn’t be too much fun, showing up in winter clothes that were slept in the night before. Fifteen minutes later, its the supervisor calling back, saying that our luggage was found, still at the airport and is it okay for them to be delivered tomorrow. No, so sorry, but need them tonight, but can’t explain why because Mom is sitting right there. She said that’s okay, this happened to two other families on our flight, and a bell man is already staying late to deliever their luggage also. So, it’s now 11:00pm and we have no clue when the luggage will arrive. Don’t remember the exact time, but around 1:30am it gets there. The bell man was so apologetic, even though it wasn’t his fault. Then the sentence that had us freeze in our steps…“You may want to open your luggage right away, as all the bags are wet.” What??? Yes they were, not only wet, SOAKED!!! What he figured was there must have been lightening when they were unloading the luggage on the tarmack, and that the employees got told to go inside. So, there sat our luggage outside in the rain, and then they forgot about it. I guess our bags were out in the rain for over five hours. Everything inside my Moms and my bags were wet. All clothes with the exception of maybe one outfit on the bottom, all packed breakfast food, MUUUUSH. Yuck! Everything was wet. DS bag must have been under ours, as only one pair of pants in the corner were wet. So, here it is 2am and I am telling Mom I still want to do rope drop, and she is giving me this “you are nuts, I’m not getting up this early in the morning” look. So, DS and myself ended up telling her the real reason why we had to be at Magic Kingdom so early. She was still happy about it, but this incident really did mess up our surprise.