We are on-site at WDW from Jan. 4 to Jan. 9. Then we have a 3 night DCL cruise (returning on Jan. 12). Planning to use Disney transport during the WDW portion of this trip.
We have a late pm flight home on Jan. 12, and would like to hit a park (maybe AK) on Jan. 12 after we get off the ship (we typically get off the ship around 8 am, back in Orlando area around 9 am, flight home is at 7:45 pm).
We think that the easiest and most cost-effective way to do all this is to rent a car. The cheapest car rental options seem to be at the airport (the car rental place at WDW is pricing out significantly higher at the moment).
Is there any reason that I couldn’t book DME to the airport on Jan. 9 based on a dummy flight, so that I could walk over to the rental car counter in the airport?
Can I manage my own bags, or does DME want to take them to ticketing/check them for me?
How early does DME pick up for a flight?