New Quick Service Breakfast Opens at Sanaa

Disney has just opened a new quick service breakfast option at Sanaa, which is a much needed addition to Kidani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The one negative with Kidani Village is the 10-15 minute walk you must make to get to Jambo House to have a quick service meal. Disney has at least fixed the problem at breakfast by offering this new option at Kidani Village.

Once guests arrive at Sanaa they will order at a register before proceeding to a table inside the restaurant. They will also give you a decorative “animal” which will guide the cast member delivering your food to your table. The headliner menu item is the “Boere Breakfast”, which comes with two eggs any style, tomato chutney, Tanzanian hash browns, bacon, Boerewors sausage, and a Johnny Cake. Their is also the “Safari Waffle” which has berries and whipped cream on top. They also have a vegan option on the menu, the “Fruit Sosatie”, which comes with a quinoa and dried fruit salad. There are a few other items on the menu as well as some kids options.

In addition to the menu items there is also a grab and go section for items such as Yogurt Parfait, fruit plate, Boerewors sausage and egg bobotie pie, banana bread with house made African chocolate-hazelnut spread, African breakfast cereal, assorted pastries, and fruit.

Our Top Picks in Each Resort Category

Now that you have looked at all of the less fun parts of planning a Disney vacation you get to do one of the most fun parts…select a resort! Disney has resorts of many different sizes and prices, but we want to list our top resort pick in each of the Disney resort categories. There is not a Disney resort that we wouldn’t recommend, these just happen to be our current favorites here at the MouseDreams Blog.

Top Value Resort – Disney’s Pop Century Resort

pop-signThis resort happens to be our favorite resort in the value category for several factors. Pop Century is a resort that is in that lowest priced value category, but it has a few things that stand out to us when compared to the other value resorts. First, when comparing it to the newest Disney resort, Art of Animation, we know that the newer resort has some added amenities such as the family suites and themed pools, but we feel Pop Century is still a better value because Art of Animation’s standard rooms are almost always excluded from Disney room discount offers. So at a time when you may can get 15-25% off of a room at Pop Century you are not able to get the same at Art of Animation making the value not as good. The main factor we see when comparing Pop Century to the All Star Resorts, the other values on property, is that Pop Century has dedicated bus service that only serves one resort. All of the All Star resorts share bus service at most times of year. This mean Pop Century usually has shorter waits when traveling to and from theme parks. For these reasons we think Pop Century is slightly a better value than the other value resorts on property.

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Top Moderate Resort – Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside

riverside-entranceWe feel the charming theme of the Port Orleans Resort-Riverside makes it the best Disney moderate resort on property. This resort feels like you have stepped into the bayou and are staying in one of the most interesting and relaxing place that exists. From a top notch pool complex, ‘Ol Man Island, to boat service to Disney Springs we feel it is a cut above the other moderate resorts. Port Orleans has a better location than most other moderates with the proximity to Disney Springs and the Magic Kingdom. The only resort that is close in that category is Port Orleans Resort -French Quarter, but that resort is usually not included in Disney room discount offers because of its small size making Riverside resort a better value at most times of year. In addition to these things the Riverside resort also includes the new Royal Room’s to book for the little princesses out there, making it a great choice at the moderate level.

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Top Deluxe Resort – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort & Bungalows

poly-from-lakeThe top deluxe resort in our opinion is the newly re-named Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort & Bungalows. This resort is going to be one of the most expensive on property, but we feel when looking at the theming and amenities of the resort it is the best deluxe resort on property. The South Pacific theming is all around the resort making you feel like you are on an exotic island and in for a week of relaxation. The next biggest positive for this resort is its location on the monorail loop, which leaves guests just 10 minutes from the Magic Kingdom. Another thing we love about the Polynesian is the beach and the great view of the Magic Kingdom from there, especially when the fireworks are going. Finally, we think the Polynesian has some of the best dining on property. Both ‘Ohana and Kona Cafe are two of the best and most popular table service meals on property, and when you pair that with a Dole Whip bar located by the pool, you have some great food options. This resort has it all, top notch theming, top notch location and top notch dining. For those reasons we think it is the best Disney deluxe resort.

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Do you agree or not? Leave us your comments below.

Jon’s Summer Disney World Trip – Episode 15

cropped-NEW-Icon-Edit-A.jpgIn this week’s episode, for November 20, 2016, we will be discussing Jon’s most recent summer trip to Disney World.

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The Great On-Property vs. Off-Property Debate

Trip Planning Tuesday CastleOne of the most difficult decisions when it comes to planning a Disney World vacation is to decide on your hotel. Before you can decide on where you want to stay you must face the difficult question of whether to stay in a Disney World resort, which will be called “On-Property” from now on, or an “Off-Property” resort. This decision is not one that we are going to tell you an exact answer on because there are many factors that you must look at and answer based on what will be best for your family. So below we are going to give some of our top reasons to stay on-property and some of our top reasons to stay off-property. As always, make sure you comment below if you have any questions.

Top Reasons to Stay “On-Property” When Visiting Disney World

  1. Location, Location, Location! – One of our top reasons to stay on property when visiting Walt Disney World is the location and ease of getting to the theme parks. When you say off-property you have to consider the hassle of driving, parking, riding the tram, and all of the other steps involved in getting into a theme park. When you stay on-site you are just a bus, monorail, or boat ride away from the parks, and you don’t even have to walk through the parking lot. The Disney transportation system is not perfect, but for the most part the location of being on Disney property is a great positive.
  2. It’s All in the Theme – Another of our favorite reasons for staying in a Disney resort is that you get to be completely immersed in the theme of a Disney resort, known to us Disney nerds as the “Disney Bubble”. The theming of Disney resorts are above and beyond anything off-property and it just makes you feel like you are on vacation and in a completely different place.
  3. You Mean I Am Actually Saving Money – Although the price of staying in a Disney resort is often higher than staying off-site you do get some features that could actually save you some money on your vacation. First, due to the free use of Disney’s Magical Express as well as the Disney Transportation System you can save on the cost of a rental car as well as gas money while in Orlando. When staying off-site it is almost impossible to do a trip without renting a car which can cost $250 or more for the week. Add that $250 to the cost of gas while you are in Orlando as well as $20 per day to park at the theme parks you could have an expense of close to $400 for transportation which you save when staying in a Disney Resort. This is an area you must look closely at when planning a trip and see where the biggest bang for your buck is.
  4. Disney’s Magical Express – One great feature of staying at Disney World is the added feature of free use of the Disney’s Magical Express service. Read more on this service in our blog post here.
  5. Extra Magic Hours – Disney really markets the use of Extra Magic Hours when staying at their resorts. We don’t actually recommend the use of this time a whole lot because they tend to be a crowd magnet, but it is still a nice where that every day one park opens an hour early or stays open two hours late for only Disney resort guests.
  6. Use of the Dining Plan – Another benefit many people enjoy that is only available when staying on-site is the availability of the Disney Dining plan, which in effect allows you to purchase your meals as part of your vacation package. Disney will market that the dining plan saves you money and it certainly has the ability to do that, but we do urge you to make sure you consider your family’s eating habits to figure out whether or not it is right for you.
  7. Uniqueness of Repeat Trips – This final reason we love Disney resorts is that when staying in these resorts complete with their fantastic themes you can take repeat trips to Disney World, but it feels like a completely different vacation destination. You can stay in a Caribbean Beach Resort on one trip and then return the next time to a relaxing stay in the Pacific Northwest at Wilderness Lodge. We feel that repeat trips being a unique experience for a family is a great positive for Disney Resorts.

Top Reasons to Stay “Off-Property” When Visiting Disney World

  1. Saving on Hotel Cost – No doubt, the biggest reason people stay off-site when visiting Disney World is that you can get a hotel for much less cost than on-site. These hotels will not be fancy, nor will they have a theme like those on-property, but they will almost always be clean and well kept and serve your family well. It is important to see #3 above and see if you can save enough by staying on-site to make this a tough decision, but if you can pay less for your hotel, rent a car, and pay for gas and parking, and still be less expensive than a Disney resort off-site may be the best option for you. We would be the first to tell you if you can take a trip and stay off-site or not take a trip at all, by all means, take the trip and stay off-site!
  2. Different Room Sizes – A great benefit to staying off site in a hotel or rental property is the ability to get rooms suited for bigger families. Disney has a lot of hotel rooms that sleep four people, but the options get drastically smaller once your family gets larger than that. Off-site you have all kinds of options in terms of multiple bedrooms condominiums to renting a house nearby that you can find something for any type of family for a price that works. Disney prices go up at very fast rates for rooms that sleep more than four people.
  3. Added Benefits at the Hotel – Some off-site hotels may have added benefits that a Disney resort will not. The major benefit we hear people talking about is hotels that service a free hot breakfast which is a great way to jumpstart your family before a long day in the parks. Another benefit may be a short walk to things such as restaurants and shopping. These restaurants may be cheaper than what you would find in the parks and would thus save you some money on your trip budget. Finally, if you have a membership in a certain hotel chain’s customer appreciation program (i.e. Wyndham Rewards) you may get a better rate, special perks, or free nights with your points.
  4. Ease of Visiting Other Orlando Attractions – A final reason we think staying off-site can be a benefit is if you are interested in visiting other attractions in the Orlando area such as Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, or LegoLand. If you are staying off-site you are probably closer to these attractions and already have a rental car which will be easy for you to get your family to these places. If you are staying on-site you would have to purchase transportation which could eat into the budget and make a trip to those locations as easy as if you were staying off-site.

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Pepper Market Lunch Review & Other Coronado Springs Tidbits

Today we are going to be reviewing some of the services experienced during a recent stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, including a quick service lunch at Pepper Market. As always if you have any questions on this review or any other questions relating to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort feel free to post below and we’ll be happy to respond or visit us on Facebook.

Pepper Market Lunch Review

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We arrived at Pepper Market for lunch at around 12:45 and it was nice to see there was not much of a crowd.

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In fact, we rarely if ever encountered much of a crowd here throughout our stay, except for the one day we stopped in to grab a quick bite for breakfast. The atmosphere inside Pepper Market, the food court at Coronado Springs, is one that is fun and festive. The tall ceilings and murals make for a very open and inviting space that make your meal very enjoyable.

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The available selections at Pepper Market are pretty standard when compared to most Disney food courts, although there are a few standout exceptions. The restaurant does have a Mexican food station that we found especially good each time we chose something from there and the food at this station was always prepared fresh. The other station that appeared to be a cut above most food courts was the sandwich area. The sandwiches were being made in front of your eyes and were just loaded with fresh and tasty ingredients. It was far and above the typical sandwich you’d get at many quick service locations on property.

We did eat several meals here, but this review is specifically about one lunch we had after a morning of park touring. We usually eat in the park around 11 am, but for some reason on this day we just decided to finish touring and head back and eat in the Pepper Market and with the low crowds and inviting atmosphere my wife and I agreed this was the best choice.

My wife headed straight for the Mexican food area and opted for the Market Nachos – Corn Tortilla chips layered with Cheese Sauce, Salsa, Chicken or Beef, refried beans & crema for $10.59. The sheer size of this dish alone makes it a good value. It is a meal that two people can easily share. My wife very much enjoyed the meal and said the beef was extremely tasty and she liked that it wasn’t just typical cheese sauce. They had actually put some effort into making a queso that had other ingredients and was more tasty than just melted cheese that you’d find on nachos at the ballpark. Overall this dish was a big winner for us and certainly one that we’d order again.

For my entree I ordered something from the menu that I had eyeballed on someone else’s plate. I’m not one to order very many burgers while at Disney World as there are so many better options, but this one appeared to be a cut above.

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It was the Texas Bacon Burger – 1/2-lb burger, candied bacon, chipotle bacon, bacon aioli, BBQ sauce, and cheddar cheese served with garlic parmesan fries for $13.99. Not only was this burger, which is bigger than most at 1/2 lb., a large sandwich, but it was extremely tasty. The strips of chipotle bacon were big and thick, not the little thin microwaveable bacon you get on bacon cheeseburgers elsewhere on property. On top of that the candied bacon on the top was the perfect compliment to the spicy chipotle bacon strips. And, as if there is not enough bacon, the bacon aioli was a delicious sauce on this burger and was balanced nicely by the BBQ sauce. Overall this burger was by far the best one I’ve ever had on Disney property and like the nachos it was so huge it would be an easily shareable meal when combined with the delicious garlic parmesan fries.

So, to wrap things up, these are both menu items we would love to have again at the Pepper Market, although during our one week stay at Coronado Springs they were not the only great things we ate. This menu is full of great options and we think all of these options made Pepper Market our favorite resort food court on Disney property…for now at least!

The Check In Debacle
Another important part of our stay at Coronado Springs was the complete debacle the resort made of check in. Now, I say complete debacle, we’re talking getting into our room a couple of hours late. It seemed like a much bigger deal at the time, especially since we planned on not arriving at the resort until 3:00 PM knowing that was check in time. We had spent the morning and early afternoon at Disney Springs after checking out of our first resort for the trip before heading to Coronado at 3:00 PM, check in time, or so we thought.

The Disney Springs bus was surprisingly fast and we arrived at about 2:45. I hadn’t received a room ready text alert yet from My Disney Experience so I went ahead to the online check in desk. This is where I encountered what the first possible problem was as the cast member was checking my reservation and their entire computer system crashed. He was super nice, but said that had been happening all day. He went through their processes to check me in by hand, which was strange since I had done online check in, but he finally was able to check elsewhere and see our room was indeed not ready yet and he wasn’t sure how long it would be.

We proceeded to wait…and wait…and wait.

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We had plenty of time check out El Centro which was nice, but we wanted to get settled in the room and let the three year old take a nap. Finally, at about 4:00 PM I went to check again and another cast member, again very nice and helpful, said the room was not ready yet and that it would probably be about 5:00 PM. We were trying to take it in stride at this point and decided to wait a little while longer and then we would just go ahead and grab some dinner if it still wasn’t ready. Fortunately, at about 4:30 my phone buzzed and I had a room number so we headed that way, well after check in time.

Now, I will admit this debacle may have been caused in part by me because I had requested a room in building 4, which is in the Casitas section. It was close to a quiet pool and about as close to the main building as you can get without paying for a preferred or business class room. I do understand that when requesting a specific location you may risk your room not being ready early, but I have never experienced it being this late. I would also say there appeared to be a rather large convention ending and another one beginning on this day so it was probably also a factor that they were turning a large number of rooms because of that.

So, all of that to say if you are staying at Coronado keep in mind it is a convention resort which I think may affect check in times slightly, especially if you want a specific location. This is by no means a reason not to stay here, but just something minor to be aware of.

Cafe Rix
Cafe Rix is another nice little venue/restaurant that we enjoyed on property and it is located in the main building, El Centro. The reason I used it the most was to refill our mugs from the beverage machines as it was a little easier to get into and use than the stations in the food court. In addition to drinks this location serves specialty coffees in the morning as well as assorted pastries, sweet treats, and smoothies. They also serve various small dishes for lunch and dinner including salads, sandwiches, and even a few kids meals. One of my favorite reasons to stop by in the evenings was for a sweet treat as the display case if full of cookies, cupcakes, and other great little dishes. This area is just a nice easy place to swing through grab a snack or drink if you don’t want the hassle of the food court.

The Size of the Resort (Bring Your Fitbit!)
The final tidbit I’ll throw into this post about Coronado Springs Resort is bring your Fitbit! You can certainly get your steps in if you are looking to do that. We were in about as good of a location in a standard room as you can get and were still a good 6-8 minute walk from El Centro and probably an 8-10 minute walk from the main pool. The size is very similar to resorts such as Caribbean Beach and Port Orleans-Riverside. Like the check in debacle from earlier, the size of the resort is no reason not to stay here, but just make sure your expectations are in check and you might want to really consider requesting a specific room location. I can easily see how some of the far out buildings in the Ranchos section could be a 12-15 minute walk from El Centro, although they are close to the main pool.

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The resort does use the buses to allow you to ride those to El Centro. For instance, if wanting to go to El Centro you can board any theme park bus and it stops at El Centro last so you can just hop off before it leaves the resort. If going from El Centro back to your room hop on a Disney Springs bus as it goes to El Centro first, before other areas of the resort. One word of caution though, if riding the bus from your room to El Centro you might mention it to your driver. One morning of our trip we were heading to Epcot on a completely full bus. The bus driver thought the bus was so full of people heading to Epcot he skipped El Centro. He did call in another bus to the resort because his was full, but he failed to recognize that about 15 people on the bus were only riding to get to El Centro. Needless to say they weren’t very happy when they had to ride to Epcot before having their morning coffee. So, moral of the story, if using buses at any Disney resort to get somewhere else you should always touch base with the driver to make sure you can get where you want to go.

Overall, Coronado Springs was a great resort and I’ll be along later with a more in depth review of the entire resort. In the meantime I hope you’ve enjoyed these few tidbits!

Holiday Season Room Discount Released for Disney World

Contemporary from Boat DockDisney World has released a new room discount off for up to 20% off when booking a room only reservation at most resort hotels. Keep in mind these discounts must be booked by October 8, 2016. We always recommend using an authorized Disney vacation planner like our friends at Big Dreams Travel. Contact them today for a free no-obligation quote. There help costs you nothing.

The following discount levels are valid for stays from 11/6/2016 through 11/10/2016, 11/13/2016 through 11/22/2016, and 11/26/2016 through 12/23/2016. The available discount levels are as follows:

  • 20% off at Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo & Kidani, BoardWalk Villas, Old Key West, Saratoga Springs, and The Villas at Wilderness Lodge.
  • 15% off at Fort Wilderness Resort – Cabins Only, Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, and Port Orleans-Riverside.
  • 10% off at Beach Club Villas, Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Studios Only, All-Star Movies, All-Star Music, All-Star Sports, Art of Animation – Family Suites Only, and Pop Century.

The following discount levels are valid for stays from 11/6/2016 through 11/10/2016 and 11/26/2016 through 12/23/2016. The available discount levels are as follows:

  • 10% off at Animal Kingdom Lodge – Standard/Pool View Only, BoardWalk Inn, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, and Yacht Club.

Hotels of the Disneyland Resort & Good Neighbor Hotels – Episode 11

cropped-NEW-Icon-Edit-A.jpgIn this week’s episode, for July 24, 2016, Lysa will be giving us an overview of the hotels of the Disneyland Resort that she experienced on her recent travel agent education trip.

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New Late Summer Discount Offer at Disneyland

July Offer DisneylandDisneyland has announced a new late summer offer that is available for booking until September 15, 2016 and is good for stays from August 14 until September 29 of 2016. The discount includes 25% off of premium rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and the Disneyland Hotel on Sunday-Thursday nights and 10% off of rooms at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Contact our friends at Big Dreams Travel and they can help you plan a fantastic Southern California vacation!

Disneyland Offers Room Discount to Disney Visa Cardholders

In a new offer just released Disney Visa Cardholders can earn 20% off standards rooms and 25% off premium rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel or the Disneyland Hotel. In addition they will be able to save 10% at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. This offer is goon Sunday through Thursday nights from August 14 to September 29 and must be booked by September 15. To take advantage of this offer a guests Disney Visa card must be used to pay the deposit. If you have a Disney Visa and would like to take advantage of this offer our friends at Big Dreams Travel would love to help you plan your trip and get this discount applied.

Checking In and Out of Disney World Resorts

Wilderness LodgeOne of the questions many people have before embarking on their Walt Disney World vacation is what to expect from the check in and check out process at their Disney resort. The process of checking into a hotel can sometimes be stressful and time consuming, but we will give you five things to know about these processes. Throughout our discussion we will try and give you some tips for making the process a little more smooth and painless.

  1. Online Check In – The first step in a successful, stress free and speedy check in process for anyone staying in a Disney resort is to take advantage of the Online Check In system. You are able to check in for your resort stay as early as 60 days prior to your trip by going to the “My Reservations” page of your My Disney Experience account. This online check in process will ask you for many of the things you would normally be asked upon arrival at the resort such as if you have any room requests or what credit card you would like place on your room for incidentals. Just make sure and have that credit card handy. You will also be asked what time you are going to arrive at the resort. Disney just likes to know this so they can clean rooms in the appropriate order and try and have them ready for incoming guests. You will also be asked for your cell phone number which is important, but we’ll talk more about that in #4 below. If you have not previously selected a pin number to be associated with your Disney account you can do that during the check in process as well. This pin will be used when making any purchases on your Magic Band once at Disney World.
  2. Order Your Magic Bands – You will also want to make sure you visit the “MagicBands and Cards” page on your My Disney Experience account. On this page you will customize the MagicBands for each member of your traveling party. These bands will then be set up to mail to you 30 days in advances of your trip. Make sure you do this prior to the 30 day mark as they cannot be modified after that date. If you do book your trip after that mark bands can be picked up at your resort at check in time.
  3. What to Do When You Arrive – When you arrive at your Disney resort bellhops will be available to take care of your luggage if need be. They will usually keep it handy to see if your room is ready or not and then they will gladly store it for you if the room is not ready. Now, if you completed online check in and received your MagicBands ahead of time you may get a text message before you even check in if your room is ready that gives you a room number. If this is the case you do not even need to stop at the check in desk, you can go straight to the room and your MagicBand should work to open the door. If you have not gotten a text message yet with room information when you arrive head inside to the check in area. If you have done the online check in process there will be a specific line for those guests. This process will be much quicker as you have already done a lot of the tasks needed prior to arriving. There will be a few questions, but it is usually pretty quick. If you did not check in online there will be a line labeled “Check-In” or “Registration”. This line tends to move slower as there is more information to take care of once you get with a front desk cast member. Hopefully your room will be ready, but remember check in time is 3 PM (4 PM if staying on DVC points), so a room will never be guaranteed before that.
  4. Checking in before 3 PM – One of the hottest questions when it comes to checking in is what do I do if my travel schedule gets me to the resort before check in time at 3 PM? Well, Disney resorts make this a very easy situation. The first thing you need to do is during the online check in process is to know there is a box that says “I want my room ready when I arrive and this is more important than any of my other requests”. If you want your room ready early you can check this box, but keep in mind if you also wanted a 2nd floor room and there are no 2nd floor rooms available when you arrive you may be assigned a 1st floor room. You may get into your room early, but you may also lose your requests, so use this option wisely. Also, make sure you use a cell phone number during online check in that you will have with you on the trip. If your room is not ready when you check in Disney will just send you a text with the room number later that day when you room does become available. You don’t have to worry going back through the check in line to get your room number. You can check your bags with bell services and enjoy your first day and they will text you when your room is ready.
  5. Check Out Process – The checkout process is very easy for the most part. Check out time is 11:00 AM for Disney resort hotel rooms and DVC villa rooms. If you are all paid up, which you should be except for any room charges, you do not have to visit the front desk. Even if you have room charges you can let those be applied to your on-file credit card and you are good to go. If you do have room charges and you want to pay them off with a different card or a Disney gift card you can do that, but make sure you do it the night before. The room will be charged for any incidentals or anything charged to your room in the middle of the night when the computer system changes to the next day. If you wait until the day you check out your card will already have been charged. If you do need to check out, but are not leaving until later in the day you are more than welcome to leave your bags with bell services until you return from the parks or whatever you want to do until time to depart. If you are flying out of Orlando International Airport on certain airlines you can use Disney’s resort airline check in service to check in for your flight and check your bags at your hotel before even leaving. This will save on you having to transport your bags to the airport yourselves and the service is free of charge.

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