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Old 11-13-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Tables in Wonderland- VENT! and Questions?

We leave for Disney tomorrow and go straight to the AKL. We are interested in purchasing TIW- but I was told you can ONLY purchase this at the Parks or DTD.
I find this extremely frustrating and annoying, due to the fact we are eating at BOMA tomorrow night and I'd like to use the discount card there. I won't have time (or the energy) to take a bus to a park to get the pass (we don't have a car). This is so annoying and a waste of time.

Why can't we buy them at our hotels, online, or anywhere else that is more convenient?????????
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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Because those are the rules Disney has set up.

And you used to have to order by phone or snail mail as the only methods and it would take several weeks to get the card in the mail.

And the cards are on special stock and only available at the GR ticket printing machines.
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um run to ak and get it before you go to akl
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You do not need to enter the park. Maybe as soon as you get checked-in you can catch a bus to AK & go to the guest relations window. It's a hassle but worth it in the long run.
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You can buy TIW at guest relations outside the gate without entering the park. If you don't have a car and you are not staying at AKL you will be changing buses at the park anyway. If you are staying at AKL you can use a bus or taxi to run over to AK. Make sure you bring your qualifying documentation (annual pass, proof of Florida residency or DVC membership card, depending on which you are using).
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I was in the same situation two years ago...we checked in to AKL, settled my mom in (who was 85 at the time) and DH and I took a cab to AK. We had the cab wait, it took about 5 mins and went back to AKL to enjoy our dinner at Sanaa that night.

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Ok what's a TIW?
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Ok what's a TIW?
Tables in Wonderland. A discount dining card for AP holders, DVC members and FL residents. Www.tablesinwonderland.com.
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Kind of the same thing but different. We ordered photo pass plus and you have to exchange the piece of paper you get in the mail at a shop just inside the park. I made ADR's for Tuskar House at 8:00, the shop doesn't open until 9:30. I was told I could get the picture taken, go get the card, bring it back to Tuskar and have it put on the card. Really? Why are they not at Guest Relations? Sometimes Disney just makes things such a pain in the butt. I just wanted you to know I know where you're coming from.

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Originally Posted by DEA View Post
Eh. If the husband is that cranky, leave him and the 20 month old at the resort, by the pool, perhaps with a cold beverage for the husband, while you get some alone time (albeit on a bus), and pick up the card to save the bucks. That could be 30 minutes of blessed solitude at that point.
My exact thought as well. I seldom book any ADR for within 6 hrs of my planned arrival..way too many things can go wrong that would prevent me from getting to that ADR.
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