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mum
09-06-2010, 06:40 AM
I spoke to a CM on the phone today who told me that there is a dedicated magical express bus that goes directly from the airport to the Grand Floridian without stopping at any other hotels. I can't seem to find confirmation of this anywhere so I know that someone here on the boards has the answer.
For those that have used it would you recommend it ?
How long roughly does it take to get to the GF (traffic dependant of course)?
Is the check in proceedure at the airport straightforward because we will be arriving on an international flight and so will have our luggage with us?

Thanks in advance

bitohoney
09-06-2010, 06:46 AM
When I stayed at the GF in April the ME did stop at other resorts. I don't remember which ones though.

GoofyFairie
09-06-2010, 06:55 AM
I stayed at WL in June and rode ME. It stopped at GF first, then went to the Lodge. Not very many people were on the ME. From the time we landed to the time we got to WL was about an hour.

ancestry
09-06-2010, 06:58 AM
We road DME to the GF in May. It stopped at the Poly and WL. If memory serves me correctly the first stop was the Poly, the second stop was the GF, and the 3rd stop was the WL.

Sometimes the routes (shared hotels) change but the GF doesn't have a dedicated bus to itself.

NatashaDisneyCM
09-06-2010, 06:59 AM
We road DME to the GF in May. It stopped at the Poly and WL. If memory serves me correctly the first stop was the Poly, the second stop was the GF, and the 3rd stop was the WL.

Sometimes the routes (shared hotels) change but the GF doesn't have a dedicated bus to itself.

this happened with me also.

k&a&c'smom
09-06-2010, 07:48 AM
The two times we've taken ME to the GF, we had other stops as well. It was a couple years ago, so the route was different than PPs: CR-Poly-GF. One trip, we even ended up taking guests to both PO resorts, as it was late at night and the bus wasn't full. That was a very long trip, GF was the last stop!:eek:

goofy4tink
09-06-2010, 07:55 AM
I spoke to a CM on the phone today who told me that there is a dedicated magical express bus that goes directly from the airport to the Grand Floridian without stopping at any other hotels. I can't seem to find confirmation of this anywhere so I know that someone here on the boards has the answer.
For those that have used it would you recommend it ?
How long roughly does it take to get to the GF (traffic dependant of course)?
Is the check in proceedure at the airport straightforward because we will be arriving on an international flight and so will have our luggage with us?

Thanks in advance
Untrue. There are no 'dedicated' DME buses to any WDW resort. The CM was misinformed. It should take an average of 70 mins from gate to resort using DME.

mum
09-06-2010, 08:05 AM
Thanks everyone for all your helpful replies

lilclerk
09-06-2010, 08:33 AM
I stayed at WL in June and rode ME. It stopped at GF first, then went to the Lodge. Not very many people were on the ME. From the time we landed to the time we got to WL was about an hour.

I stayed at the WL last month and we stopped at the Poly then the GF. The bus driver was telling us how the GF management always wants their hotel to be the first stop (which is understandable at those prices.) Sure enough, when we pulled up there was a manager waiting there to talk to the people checking in.

Tam1067
09-06-2010, 09:03 AM
We took ME in July to the GF and get this--we stopped at Port Orleans! The bus also stopped at the Poly and then was headed to WL after the GF.

I was a little irritated, let me tell you, because our trip ended up much longer than it should have been as a result. We spent over an hour on the bus. This was at about 6:00on a Saturday evening.