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Old 02-24-2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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Walking to DTD from hotel...please explain!...

Sorry, but I just want to clarify what people are talking about when walking from Hilton and Holiday Inn Downtown....

Are there safe walkways, or sidewalks? My mom uses a walker, and I just want to know that slow walkers can also walk safely before considering it a real option!

Thanks for any help!
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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Sorry, but I just want to clarify what people are talking about when walking from Hilton and Holiday Inn Downtown....

Are there safe walkways, or sidewalks? My mom uses a walker, and I just want to know that slow walkers can also walk safely before considering it a real option!

Thanks for any help!
There is a sidewalk and crosswalk from Holiday Inn and Hilton. You do have to cross a rather busy intersection, but there is a light and a crosswalk with timer.

http://www.mapquest.com
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Thank you livndisney!
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #4
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I use a cane, and I would be very afraid to try and cross. The cars move very quickly and don't always pay attention. I would take a cab over. I know my DH gets tried of taking cabs to places he can walk easily to, but when you are having a hard time walking, it is worth the piece of mind the cab will bring.
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The walk is about 10 minutes, and the traffic lights are green long enough to cross. I would never waste my money on a cab for such a short walk. The sidewalks are clean, safe and wide and the area is beautiful. It is made for walking.

Basically the walk from the Marketplace entrance of DTD to Holiday Inn DTD is much shorter than the walk from Marketplace to West Side.

Have a great trip, and enjoy your walking.
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Please don't attempt to have a person that uses a walker cross the street from the Hilton or Holiday Inn to Disney Marketplace! Your Mom will be doing enough walking while at DD. Get a cab!
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The walk is about 10 minutes, and the traffic lights are green long enough to cross. I would never waste my money on a cab for such a short walk. The sidewalks are clean, safe and wide and the area is beautiful. It is made for walking.

Basically the walk from the Marketplace entrance of DTD to Holiday Inn DTD is much shorter than the walk from Marketplace to West Side.

Have a great trip, and enjoy your walking.
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