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Discussion in 'Transportation & Travel' started by keith, Dec 17, 2008.

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    ok, someone tell me about this virgin downtown disney checkin service I've never used it before :unsure:

    I usually just do online checkin the day before but this time we'll be at Mickeys christmas party so I was thinking, ok, just wait till the day and go to downtown disney with the cases and do the checkin.

    Anything Im missing or need to know? how long is it open for and why does everyone seem to get there really early :/ is it just to have more day free or is it crazy busy later?
     
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    We have done it... It's by Circue De Soleil and you ALL have to be present to check your bags in. It's just like normal check in at the airport procedure. I think people get there early because they not open long? Think but don't quote me on it that they shut shop around noon??????? Hopefully someone else will know more.
     
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    Keith, I`ve never used this service myself but I think that PE passengers have a separate line instead of facing a huge queue.
     
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    I have used it and it's great. PE does have a different line. Go for it Keith.
     
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    You do your airport check in there and get your boarding passes. All you need to do at the airport is allow time to get through security and get to your gate.
     
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    Definitely a different line for PE - I remember looking at it longingly :lol:

    Before we have got there early and faced a massive queue waiting for it to open - last time we went there from Port Canaveral after the cruise so we were later (probably around 9.30 - 10am) and there was hardly any queue.
     
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    Is it time for you to go home already?
     
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    Oooh we'd better tidy up if Keith will be back soon. :unsure:
     
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    :lol: ....I can just leave my mess, I won't be around when he gets back. Although that doesn't mean you can all blame everything on me as I won't be here to defend myself! :unimpressed:
     
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    hey all round to Isafari's on Friday :taunt: party on :yes:
     
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    yep tidy up, wont be long now :D

    I dont need to take carry on bags to downtown disney do I?
     
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    We did. I believe you're supposed to take everything you will be taking on board (although you'll probably have bought a few extras by the time you go to the airport :D )
    PE does have a separate line.
    We always get there early to ensure we get the seats we want. It does get very busy later.
     
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    You have to take all your bags so they can check the size and ask the usual questions. We would then just chuck the carry-on bags in the rental car that you don't have so you have to carry them. :point:
     
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    ah yeah sorta a problem because we'd have to get a taxi there hmmm well I guess we could keep them with us afterwards
     
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    Keep your carry-on minimalist and don't go shopping after you've done check-in. :D
     
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    yeah youre right... its just with laptop + large cameras... minimalist doesnt quite happen :lol:
     
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    Take a cab number with you because if you go too early like we did there are no cabs and no buses from DTD and you'll be stranded.... er like we were :( and several others.
     

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