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Old 10-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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Staying at AKL with an 8 a.m. CRT ressie

My CRT ressie is at 8:05 a.m. We are staying at AKL. What are my best options as far as transportation? (No rental car) I'm assuming the buses go on some kind of rotation but would I be able to request one to pick us up? Someone I spoke to mentioned grabbing a taxi if I was really concerned. Would DD (5)have to have a car seat if we did that?

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #2
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Last time I was at POR, I never had a problem taking the bus for an early ressie. Just give youself at least an hour in case you're waiting a while for a bus. Also, no car seat requirement for taxis.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:36 AM   #3
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Depending what time that day the ak opens, you could take a bus there, then hop on the cr bus, or take the bus to mk, then monorail or walk over to cr. If all else fails a cab will work, but I don't know about car seats. Good luck!
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:37 AM   #4
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We had the same reservation in may. We also stayed at AKL. We just grabbed one of the taxis outside of the lobby around 7:15 and had them take us to the Contemporary resort. The fee was around 25 dollars, and was around a 15 min ride. Worked out perfect. It's around a 5-10 min walk to the gates. They allowed us into the park around 7:45 so we had plenty of time to take photos and be second in line for our reservation.

Also my daughter was 4 at the time and we just had her sit between us on the taxi ride. Not an issue.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:45 AM   #5
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@tehSAC - why did you have the taxi drop you off at Contemporary? Is that the entrance you have to use?
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:47 AM   #6
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That is the closest the cabs can get to the MK gates. Otherwise they will take you to the TTC and you would have to grab a ferry or monorail ride over to the gates.

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Old 10-27-2012, 09:05 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:09 AM   #8
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Sure no problem! Enjoy your trip!

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Old 10-27-2012, 09:30 AM   #9
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Disney usually has bus service running to parks that have restaurants with early morning seating. We have never had a problem getting a bus from our resort to a park for a reservation before the park opens.
I would recommend being out at the bus stop as early as possible though. Even though buses are running they are not as consistent with the 20 min time frame.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:53 AM   #10
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We had an 8:05 breakfast ressie at CRT. We took the MK bus around 7:10 and arrived around 7:30. We still had to wait to get in. They let us in around 7:55. The park opened up at 9am that day.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #11
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We just had the same scenario on our last trip. We were staying at AKL and had an 8:10 ADR at CRT.

We got to the bus stop at 6:30, a bus showed up at 6:50. We were at the gates at 7:10 and they let us onto Main Street at 7:30. Worked perfectly, we had plenty of time for photos on Main Street and at the castle before breakfast.
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