Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Oct 22, 2008
    Summer Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How do the bags for the ME get pulled before they reach baggage claim, and how will they know which hotel to take our bags to? Has anyone ever not recieved their bags? Also, what will the weather treat us December 14-19?

    A few weeks prior to your departure date, WDW will send you a Magical Express kit that will contain bright yellow luggage tags to place on your bags.  Each tag is clearly labeled with your resort destination and a bar code (that I imagine contains information about each guest to probably track each piece).  Somewhere behind the scenes, the luggage is taken and delivered to the resorts.  I've never heard of anyone not receiving their bags as a result of Magical Express.  When you check in at the ME desk, they will ask how much luggage you checked to probably confirm they retrieved all of your bags.  I'll admit it is weird just leaving your bags behind, but it was great to save the time and hassle of not retrieving them. 

    It is difficult to say what the weather will be like.  Most likely it will be pleasant during the day while more brisk in the evening and early morning.  However, we've had December trips that were both unseasonably cold (I once slipped on a patch of ice) and unseasonably warm.  I'd recommend following the weather at a website such as to get a feel for the temperatures.  

    Have a great trip!  December is so magical at WDW!

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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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