OK…so last year, we took an outbound flight from JFK around 8 PM and with all our delays on the runway, we didn’t get to MCO until after midnight. Although we always use magical express, I was unsure if my luggage would make it to us since it was so late at night, so we grabbed all of it and brought it onboard the bus with us. Mind you, checking into a hotel at 130 AM with a sleeping toddler (who we rented a stroller for, so we didn’t have one with us at arrival and had to carry her) and me being 8 months pregnant along with all our luggage was NOT fun.
So, this year, it ends up we are scheduled to arrive MCO around 11 PM and fall into a similar timing of check in. The difference is now we’ll have a sleeping 4 year old AND a sleeping 10 month old in arms (although thanks to price increase in stroller rental, we will be bringing our own stroller this time). I am worried that our luggage may not make it to our room with us that night and we will be stuck with nothing in the morning. I know, it probably sounds paranoid. I never have any issues with ME when we are arriving at a reasonable time, but I have some reservations about the late night transfer. Obviously, I would pack all our immediate necessities in our carry on and I already planned on putting the kids in PJ’s before the flight. So, my question is to ME or not to ME? Anybody have experience coming in this late?