My husband and I have vacationed at WDW for the last 20 years. We have never taken the free transportation from the airport to the resort, but figured, what the heck, it would take us to the resort and back to the airport without us having to rent a car.
We could also get our luggage taken care of as well as our boarding passses.So NOT a good idea. I called the evening before out departure for our boarding passes. The guy on the telephone took care of that, they were supposed to be in our room at 7:45 the next morning. I inquired about our baggage, and was told I would have to call another number to schedule for baggage pick up.
So, I called them right away and they told me they would pick up our bags at 10:30 the next morning. Sweet, or so I thought. I got a wakeup call at 7:00 so I would be ready to take care of our boarding passes. At 7:30, the room phone rang, and the lady on the phone said that they were fixin' to come to our room and get our bags!!!
I explained that I was told that we were scheduled tor 7:3- for boarding passes and 10:30 for our luggage. She informed me THEN that everything takes place at the same time!!!!!My husband wasn't even awake yet, not to mention PACKED!!! So, the lady was gracious enough to give us until 8:45 to get rolling and get packed. I had to get hubby up and about and pack his bags.They showed up promptly at 8:45, and luckily we were finished, but it was VERY misleading the way the information was presented.
Fast forward to the "magical express" ride to the airport. The driver was a hoot, and icked us up about 20 minutes late. No biggie, or so I though. Our flight was scheduled for a 2:08 departure, and we were scheduled for an 11:00 departure.
It went downhill from there. We had to make THREE additional stops. And of course, we were departing from terminal B, so we were the second stop at the airport. Additionally, the resort could only give us boarding passes for the first leg of our flight, but not the second.
So we had to go to the ticket counter to get our boarding passes straight. Additionally, we weren't even scheduled to sit together! So, after the debacle with our luggage, the boarding passes, and our trip that seemed to take forever to get to the airport, we finally got everything straight, but had no time for even a cup of coffee. The lines at the security checkpoint were horrendous, and we made it to the gate about 5 minutes before they started boarding.
Still no time for breakfast.Needless to say, we will never use the "magical express" service again.
We will drive ourselves from the airport.