Un-Magical express (return trip) - PassPorter Community - Boards & Forums on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel
PassPorter.com
Message Board Community
Thank you to our forum sponsor:
Home Florida - Walt Disney World Caribbean - Disney Cruise Line California - Disneyland Resort Anywhere and Everywhere! Travelers Store Community PassPorter's Club Help!
   Welcome!  |   Answers  |  Guidelines  |  Shorthands  |  Newsletters  |  Our Guides  |   Photos  | Login Problems  |  Help  |  Bookmark Us |  Follow Us on |
Search

Go Back   PassPorter Community - Boards & Forums on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel > PassPorter's Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) > Getting There (and Back!): Your Journey to Walt Disney World
Register


Welcome! We're happy you've found the PassPorter Community -- the friendliest place to plan your vacation to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and the world in general! You are now viewing the PassPorter Message Board Community as a guest, which gives you limited access. As our guest, feel free to browse our messages by selecting the forum you want to visit from the list below.

To post messages and ask questions, join our FREE community today and you'll get access to tools and resources not available to guests, such as our vacation countown timers, "living" avatars, private messaging system, database searches, downloads, and a special PassPorter discount code. Registration is fast, simple, and completely free. Just click the Join Our Community link.

If you think you've already joined, log in below now. If you don't remember your member name or password, please visit our Member Name and Password Recovery page. You are also welcome to contact us.

Forum Sponsor: Quicksilver Tours & Transportation
Learn Why PassPorter Recommends This Sponsor
 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2013, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
Community Rank: Trekker
 
Canada Amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,137
Un-Magical express (return trip)

FYI for Canadians: Disney considers us international and insists we return to MCO 4 hours before our flights!!!! yeah, so we had to get up at 3:30am for a 4am bus when our flight wasn't until 8am! then we got stuck in Montreal and didn't get to our hotel until nearly 8pm, fed our 2 little girls supper at 8:30pm, and had them to bed for 9pm - only to have to wake them again at 5am for the last flight to home!!!

My parents opted to take the later flight at 2pm, so they had until 10am to be ready for the bus to MCO. Their flights didn't get delayed and since they had confirmed seats on the last flight out, they made it home on schedule at 11:15pm that night when there weren't seats for us to switch!!!!!!!!!!!!! so note to self, might as well book a later flight next time!!!
__________________
All set for Christmas magic at the Contemporary, December 4th-14th!!
My Previous TripsPop Feb. 2012, POR Feb.2013
Canada Amy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
PassPorter's Club Passholder


What's this?

PassPorter Guide

Community Rank:
Legend Extraordinaire
 
HiddenMickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Chapel Hill, NC USA
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 31,313
I've also been up in the wee hours of the morning to catch DME to the airport. We had a 7:30 flight and the bus came for us at 4:30. Not too fun. We also don't do that anymore. It gives me a headache all day from lack of sleep and airport stress.

Sorry your flights got so bungled, making it even worse.
__________________


PassPorter Guide for the Staying in Style forum
HiddenMickey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
Asuka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Jersey
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 367
Well, technically Canada is another country from the United States which would make it international. Not to mention having to go through customs and all that. I remember when I flew to Canada and had to pick up my bag from baggage claim and run it through security before making my connection flight in Toronto.
__________________




My (Pre)Trip Reports
My First Disney Trip (WDW 2012) TR
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - PTR
My PassPorter Bookshelf
Asuka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 07:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
Community Rank: Trekker
 
Canada Amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,137
yes, but Air Canada only advises being there 2 hours early. It was 5am when we got to MCO after stopping at other resorts, but check-in wasn't even open until about 5:45am. we just won't opt for an early flight out again. that was too much after an exhausting trip. We also took an early departure and had to be up at 4:15am and didn't recover from the fatigue for two days. won't do that again, either. lessons learned!
__________________
All set for Christmas magic at the Contemporary, December 4th-14th!!
My Previous TripsPop Feb. 2012, POR Feb.2013
Canada Amy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 12:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
Community Rank: Trekker
 
Kelly66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hackettstown, NJ
Posts: 1,191
That sounds like a trying time for you all. Thanks for posting to alert others so they can 'learn the lesson' without all the grief. Even domestically, we were surprised at the limited times we could get on the ME. I think my husband wanted to get to the airport early and eat at the airport, but there were no busses leaving for a three or four hour period, so we had to leave the resort at something like either at 10 AM or 6 AM -nothing in between.
__________________
Kelly
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsDec 96-CBR, June 2000- YC (Post Card), Aug 2003- AKL, Easter 2007-Poly, October 2009- Pop Century (Audition), DCP cut short :-( Feb & March 2010, All Star Sports (convention) Nov 2011, Aug 2012 YC, WL-CL May/June 2013
Kelly66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 12:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
Community Rank: Explorer
 
CinderAbby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Eastern Massachusetts
Concierge Level: 3
Posts: 13,729
I'm sorry you had such a hard time getting home but because of all the "horror" stories I've heard about DME and returning to the airport, we've decided to drive ourselves and get there when we want to get there, not when we're told to get there.
__________________
Darlene

Lenny and Abby before dinner at 1900 PF

It's here, my 2013 Trip Report We can fly, we can fly, we can fly.....We Flew COMPLETED 10/14

Looking for all my other PTR/TR's? They are in the very first post in the above link







My Countdown Counting down to: We hadn't planned on going to Disney this year, but since we're able to we're going to do it and enjoy it
111 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes
My Previous TripsAll WDW - July 1980 off property - July 1981 FW - July 1983 FW - July 1985 FW - August 1987 FW - July 1988 Treehouse Villas - July 1990 Treehouse Villas - July 1997 FW - August 2006 AS Sports, 1st time with DH and DD - August 2008 AS Sports - August 2009 AS Sports - August 2010 AS Sports - July 2011 AS Sports - August 2013 AS Music
CinderAbby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 12:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
Pax
Community Rank: Globetrotter
 
Pax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Thompson, CT
Posts: 3,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canada Amy View Post
FYI for Canadians: Disney considers us international [...]
.... um .... you are. Not unless you want to make that "51st state" joke a reality, ha!

Quote:
note to self, might as well book a later flight next time!!!
I always aim for afternoon flights home. Not TOO late, we don't want to be on the road at 10pm or 11pm, but, not before noon either.
__________________
--Sean
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsWDW July 1985 (offsite) ;; WDW January 2001 (ASMo) ;; WDW January 2009 (POP) ;; WDW January 2014 (AoA)
Pax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 12:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
Community Rank: Trekker
 
guerns17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,139
It would be nice if they could give you an option for an early or late pick up. Some people prefer to get to the airport early just in case...and some don't mind getting their a little later. Just having an option is nice...I guess a taxi is always an option too.
__________________


My Countdown Counting down to: Emmary's First Trip To Disney
225 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsWDW May 2004, WDW March 2007, WDW March 2008, WDW December 2008, WDW July 2010
guerns17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Magical Express Return to MCO MinneyCaT Getting There (and Back!): Your Journey to Walt Disney World 8 05-05-2012 08:20 PM
Return on the Magical Express ChristyLeni Getting There (and Back!): Your Journey to Walt Disney World 16 02-27-2009 04:40 PM
Magical Express Return to the Airport Lemap760 Getting There (and Back!): Your Journey to Walt Disney World 8 04-08-2008 11:55 AM
Magical Express trip length exp626 Getting There (and Back!): Your Journey to Walt Disney World 13 09-14-2005 12:16 PM
Can only get Magical Express on the return trip Caldercup Getting There (and Back!): Your Journey to Walt Disney World 2 03-06-2005 06:52 PM

Thank you to our forum sponsor:













Please login or register to hide these ads -- it's free and easy!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 AM.



PassPorter ~ 1998-2014 ~ 16 Years of Making Dreams Come True!
Publishers of bestselling travel guidebooks and proud recipients of 13 national book awards
About PassPorter
About Us
Press
Privacy Policy
Images & Artwork
Guidebooks
About
Previews
Buy
Reviews
Updates
Features
News & Updates
Articles
Podcasts
Photos
Message Boards
Newsletter
Concierge Desk
Desktop
Trips
Books & E-Books
Tips
Settings
Customs Office
Register Books
Book Updates
Contests
Checklists
Help & Info
Finding Answers to Questions
Help Desk
Using Your PassPorter Forum
Store Customer Service
E-Mail Us
Follow Us
PassPorter.com Front Page (Updated Daily!)
PassPorter Newsletter (weekly and free)
Latest Posts
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube Channel
Questions? Please visit our Help Desk to learn how to contact us online, by e-mail, and by phone.
Please feel free to link to this page so that other vacationers can find it.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
(c) 1999-2013 PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc.
Celebrating 15 Years of Making Dreams Come True
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger