In previous years our flight has arrived around 11:00 p.m. This year, our flight lands around 1:30 p.m. We are accustomed to picking up our own luggage, bringing it aboard the DME, and the checking in at the resort. We prefer to go to the check-in desk because for us, that is when the vacation starts and the magic begins. One year we were also able to score a much better room than the one that had been assigned which was a huge bonus!
Question - if the DME gathers our luggage, are we still able to stop at the front desk to check-in and find out our room assignment? Where does the DME keep our luggage until our room is ready? Or, are we better off just gathering our own luggage and bringing it directly to the DME and then to check-in since we are familiar with how that process works?