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We may be stuck down here Sunday night - advice?

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We are on an RCI trade into BCV - we aren't DVC members. Not sure our plane is going to make it out of MCO on Sunday - we are flying into Hartford, CT so just not sure how bad the storm will be. My worry is not only figuring out how we can get home, but also where to stay if we get stuck here. Renting the traditional way at BCV costs a small fortune, even with annual passholder discount I think. I could try to find a room at the airport (we have no car and used ME) but would be so much better to still be at Disney if we were stuck here. I am traveling with my daughter who is really worried about missing school next week (she is a HS senior and already missed on Thursday and Friday which is very difficult in our district) so it would be much worse if we were just sitting in a hotel airport versus spending more time on property.

Advice? Do you think Hartford will be okay? If not, any advice about least expensive way to stay where we are?

Thanks!!
 

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Airports " near " Hartford that are open

Watched the Buffalo news tonight - they are not getting this storm .

6 ++ hour drive to Hartford .

I am pretty sure everyone who goes to her school will be missing school if it is that much snow .
 

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Talk to the Front Desk at your hotel. See if they can get you into a room at one of the Disney Value resorts. They'll transfer your luggage for you.

Now dealing with the airline is another matter...

EDIT TO ADD: I just went on Orbitz. With the promo code BESTVACAY that they're offering now, I could get a room at any of the All-Stars for $88.06 with tax on Sunday night. If Disney can't do better than that, hop on your phone and book it yourself.

-Rob
 
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Talk to the Front Desk at your hotel. See if they can get you into a room at one of the Disney Value resorts. They'll transfer your luggage for you.

Now dealing with the airline is another matter...

EDIT TO ADD: I just went on Orbitz. With the promo code BESTVACAY that they're offering now, I could get a room at any of the All-Stars for $88.06 with tax on Sunday night. If Disney can't do better than that, hop on your phone and book it yourself.

-Rob

Great advice for possibly others too. Thanks for looking that up !
 

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I agree, switch to a rooom (or 2 rooms) @ a value resort. Art of Animation might have little mermaid rooms, otherwise, we like POP and All Stars Music. The values are actually very nice. We are DVc members and still stay at values sometimes when it is just the kids and I. They all have 2 double beds. If you need more space, you could also try the Ft. W cabins, which sleep 6, or the ARt of Animation suites, or the All Stars Music suites. But, 2 rooms is likely cheaper and would give you more beds/space bathrooms. WDW hotels would likely work with you--holding a room in case your flight is canx and not charging you the typical 5 day canx fee. You might have better luck talking in person to the front desk or concierge vs. calling the 800 #. WDW will transfer your bags to new hotel for $25 fee. You can add an extra park day at the gate for around $10, but supposedly you need to have 1 day left on your ticket to do that, so add it today, just in case. Also, it's not just Hartford, but where your plane is--for ex, flight were canx to/from DC, which means those planes are sitting somewhere else and have to fly to get back onto their routes. I would not worry about school--you'll be able to get back home in a day or two, as it looks like a fast moving storm. If you get canx, rebook ASAP. Also, if you are a family, consider splitting up to get back home. It's easier to find 2 seats than 4-5 seats. good luck. Elaine
 

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The weather forecast for Hartford for Sunday is for Sunny skies you should be OK. If your flight do gets cancelled,Albany is not having any snow at all, if you could have someone pick you up from there you would be OK!
 

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Thanks all! Have worked out the extended time with a friend who has DVC points but still hoping that our flight takes off. Hartford is already 90 minutes from home so Albany wouldn't be doable - but thanks for the suggestion!

When do flights typically cancel for weather? Would I know by tomorrow morning for an evening flight?
 

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WDW will transfer your bags to new hotel for $25 fee. You can add an extra park day at the gate for around $10, but supposedly you need to have 1 day left on your ticket to do that, so add it today, just in case.

Just a side note, there is no fee for having Disney transfer your luggage from one hotel to another. I've done it quite a few times. (Though you should factor in a tip for Bell Services on either end of the move)

But you're spot-on about adding days onto the park tickets.

-Rob
 

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I read on a disney BB that they implemented the $25 bag fee last year.
 

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I read on a disney BB that they implemented the $25 bag fee last year.

Really?
Is this just for the hotel guests or are dvc owners included in that new fee?
First I am hearing about this and I often do split stays.

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what I read was [per belldesk @ WDW hotel] "beginning sometime january 2015 WDW is going to start charging $25 to transfer luggage to another resort." I did a little further research and it seems that a number of persons as late as June 2015 reported that they were not charged the fee. Good to know.
3kids4me--did you get out? how did it work out if you had to stay over?
 

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I was under the impression that there were no charge to transfer bags within the Disney resort/hotel system.
 

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Hopefully you will get home today

So far the direct flights from Orlando looks good :).

From the Bradley flight arrival's page - http://www.bradleyairport.com/Flights/Arrivals.aspx

Airlines Flight From Estimated Status
United Airlines 8016 TORONTO 2:20 PM Arrived
United Airlines 4782 WASHINGTON 2:20 PM Cancelled
JetBlue Airways 338 ORLANDO 2:48 PM InAir
American Airlines 4877 PHILADELPHIA 2:59 PM Cancelled
Delta Air Lines 2465 ATLANTA 3:04 PM InAir
Southwest Airlines 373 TAMPA 3:10 PM InAir
United Airlines 3547 NEWARK 3:22 PM Cancelled
Southwest Airlines 844 FORT MYERS 3:25 PM InAir
American Airlines 4350 CHICAGO 3:25 PM InAir
American Airlines 5016 WASHINGTON 3:31 PM Cancelled
Delta Air Lines 1528 DETROIT 3:42 PM InAir
JetBlue Airways 1142 WEST PALM BEACH 3:48 PM InAir
Southwest Airlines 2175 ORLANDO 4:00 PM InAir
Southwest Airlines 1531 CHICAGO 4:15 PM OutGate

American Airlines 1700 CHARLOTTE 4:20 PM Delayed
Delta Air Lines 1690 ATLANTA 4:23 PM InAir
American Airlines 1581 DALLAS-FORT WORTH 4:36 PM InAir
Delta Air Lines 4125 MINNEAPOLIS 4:39 PM InAir
JetBlue Airways 904 FORT MYERS 4:48 PM InAir
United Airlines 6305 CHICAGO 5:26 PM Scheduled
Southwest Airlines 1532 BALTIMORE 5:40 PM Cancelled
Delta Air Lines 678 DETROIT 5:41 PM Scheduled
Delta Air Lines 1724 ATLANTA 5:45 PM Scheduled
JetBlue Airways 176 SAN JUAN 5:48 PM InAir
American Airlines 3270 CHICAGO 6:17 PM Scheduled
 
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