Disney's Magical Express is a great way get from Orlando International Airport to a Walt Disney World resort. Not only does it provide a little of the 'Disney Magic' immediately after arrival but it's also free! DME riders can either claim their luggage at the airport or have it transferred immediately to the resort. The only drawback to the automatic transfer is that bags may not arrive until sometime later in the evening.
When using DME, do you typically claim your own luggage or allow Disney to transport?
On a side note, my son and family flew into MCO but rented a car vs use DME. However, on their check out day my son was able to get his boarding passes AND check his luggage at the resort. They handled everything, just as if he'd be hopping on the DME bus later that day.
Only issue we ran into was that our luggage was transported separately to AK so the first set was delivered to our room minus mine. A quick call to bell services and they found my luggage in the back and brought it up.
I really wish we could use it on the way back to MCO but that apparently does make a difference for international flights.
Most of the time we fly and use carry-on luggage. One time we were going to use the DME luggage delivery I tossed the tags out of habit so we waited for our Luggage. Whenever we've used the service it worked well. My son did have a circumstance where the luggage wasn't delivered until very late and the were stuck because they didn't pack any carry-on.
It's rock star level details that make you go immediately into vacation mode. Now that you get a text with your room number linked to your magic band....it's far too easy to start vacations