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Tam1067 12-29-2012 08:42 PM

Stuck on a bus!
 
What a nightmare! The monorail is down, so after leaving Epcot (that line was working) at the TTC, we were sent to a bus for the resort monorails and MK.

It took us 50 minutes to get from the TTC to the Contemporary. Yes, we were stuck on the bus that entire time. Add to that the 20 minutes it took for the bus to pick us up at the TTC, and you have a 70 minute trip from the TTC to the Contemprary.

NHKristy76 12-29-2012 08:47 PM

Ahh.. Disney at Christmastime.

mattsdragon 12-29-2012 08:53 PM

wouldn't it have been qujicker to get back on the monorail to EPCOT, then catch the bus to CR from there?

Tam1067 12-29-2012 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by mattsdragon
wouldn't it have been qujicker to get back on the monorail to EPCOT, then catch the bus to CR from there?

I have no idea. The monorail broke down just as we arrived at the TTC. We got the first bus to the monorail resorts, and did as the CMs told us--waited for the bus. They had to call it into service. Since the TTC is so close to the monorail resorts (and closer than Epcot) it should not have been a problem.

The waits happened at the Poly and GF. There were 3 busses ahead of us at the GF. One was stopped and not moving. We were trapped. Unbelievably messed up.

North of Mouse 12-29-2012 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by mattsdragon (Post 47024899)
wouldn't it have been qujicker to get back on the monorail to EPCOT, then catch the bus to CR from there?

Have my doubts that anything would have been quicker this week end. The lines to get back on the monorail, then the lines for the buses at Epcot. Any of it would be a nightmare now. The monorail (that was down) would have been the only *better* route, but again, nothing moves too fast with all those crowds.

I'm not envious of anyone there this season :eek: Three weeks ago it was great (crowds - or lack of, and weather).

Tam1067 12-29-2012 09:05 PM

Plus the big problem was the bus traffic jam at the Poly and more significantly the GF. I have never experienced such a thing and we have come here the last 4 years in a row at this time.

It was made worse by the standing room only crowd on the bus.

chloelovesdisney 12-29-2012 10:02 PM

Oh boy, that stinks. You would have been better taking the ferry to the MK and walking to the Contemporary. I also thought it was possible to walk from the TTC to the Contemporary but not 100% on that.

If they sent buses to pick you all up, each hotel should have had it's own bus.

DebbieB 12-29-2012 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by mattsdragon (Post 47024899)
wouldn't it have been qujicker to get back on the monorail to EPCOT, then catch the bus to CR from there?

Is there a bus from Epcot to CR when the monorail is running? They may have added them when the monorail broke down but there may have been a delay getting that going.

geenerbell 12-29-2012 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by chloelovesdisney (Post 47025544)
Oh boy, that stinks. You would have been better taking the ferry to the MK and walking to the Contemporary. I also thought it was possible to walk from the TTC to the Contemporary but not 100% on that.

If they sent buses to pick you all up, each hotel should have had it's own bus.

:thumbsup2

livndisney 12-29-2012 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by chloelovesdisney (Post 47025544)
Oh boy, that stinks. You would have been better taking the ferry to the MK and walking to the Contemporary. I also thought it was possible to walk from the TTC to the Contemporary but not 100% on that.

If they sent buses to pick you all up, each hotel should have had it's own bus.

I would not suggest walking from the TTC to CONT-narrow road without sidewalks.

stasijane 12-29-2012 11:08 PM

I would have just walked :confused3

DebbieB 12-29-2012 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by stasijane (Post 47026045)
I would have just walked :confused3

There are no sidewalks on the road between TTC & CR. You would also have to walk through the tunnel that goes under the canal by the CR, again with no sidewalk.

Robo 12-30-2012 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by DebbieB (Post 47026130)
There are no sidewalks on the road between TTC & CR. You would also have to walk through the tunnel that goes under the canal by the CR, again with no sidewalk.

There is a sidewalk that runs through the tunnel.
(West side of the road.)

Still not a good plan to walk between TTC and Contemporary, especially during busy times nor at night.

stasijane 12-30-2012 01:29 AM

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Originally Posted by DebbieB (Post 47026130)
There are no sidewalks on the road between TTC & CR. You would also have to walk through the tunnel that goes under the canal by the CR, again with no sidewalk.

I should have been more clear. I would have walked from MK.:thumbsup2 I realize that not everyone can do that, but after what I assume are massive crowds leaving the park this week not standing in anothing line would have been perfect.

Tam1067 12-30-2012 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by stasijane

I should have been more clear. I would have walked from MK.:thumbsup2 I realize that not everyone can do that, but after what I assume are massive crowds leaving the park this week not standing in anothing line would have been perfect.

First, we were told the bus was coming when we were at the TTC. We were not at MK.

A CM with a phone and clipboard was there and she was doing her best. She said it would be there soon and kept calling dispatch. It just ended up taking 20 minutes.

Second, we were on the bus for 50 minutes. We literally could not get off. It's not possible to do anything in that situation.

For some reason the bus stops at the resorts were backed up. We could not get off the bus. That's what took 50 minutes from the TTC to CR.


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