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Old 02-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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Now this comment really takes the cake!!!

My dd gave a power point presentation in school today. The subject was Walt Disney World, of course. Afterward there was a question and answer session. The teacher told my dd that he was going to WDW this summer with his wife and 2 young children. He has never been there and his wife was there as a child. The teacher told my dd that he was staying offsite about 2 miles away and refused to pay for parking. He has decided that he and his family are going to WALK to the parks!!!! They will be dehydrated before they even get to the entrance. My dd tried to tell him how big WDW is and he insisted they were walking. Sounds like a fun time!
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Are you sure he wasn't kidding around? If he wasn't, YIKES!
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
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Are you sure he wasn't kidding around? If he wasn't, YIKES!
Unfortunately he was very serious, even after another girl in classes who goes to wdw, started laughing out loud at his insisting they could walk. My dd said he used to be a gym teacher so maybe that's why he's thinking it will be easy. With heat, humidity, thunderstorms and traffic... Not so much.
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Unfortunately he was very serious, even after another girl in classes who goes to wdw, started laughing out loud at his insisting they could walk. My dd said he used to be a gym teacher so maybe that's why he's thinking it will be easy. With heat, humidity, thunderstorms and traffic... Not so much.
I would be worried, too, about being plowed over by all of the busses! There isn't a sidewalk. His poor family!!! All to save a few bucks.....
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
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I can't believe how little people actually research these things! haha hopefully he has some really comfy shoes!
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Yowza! I don't think people have a concept of what Disney is like until they get there. I had no idea the first time we went that you had to take buses to each separate park. I also (don't make fun of me now) thought that Harry Potter was there! Oops. Luckily my parents schooled me. By the next year I was schooling them on all the ways it is better to do Disney from all the research I did. I was convinced there were better ways to do Disney than to keep crossing the parks and such. I was right. There are much better ways.

Obviously with the wife having gone as a child, things have changed repeatedly, so she has no idea what it will be like! They are in for a rude awakening!!!
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She may want to mention to him that WDW security won't allow them to walk along the main streets etc.
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Yowza! I don't think people have a concept of what Disney is like until they get there. I had no idea the first time we went that you had to take buses to each separate park. I also (don't make fun of me now) thought that Harry Potter was there! Oops. Luckily my parents schooled me. By the next year I was schooling them on all the ways it is better to do Disney from all the research I did. I was convinced there were better ways to do Disney than to keep crossing the parks and such. I was right. There are much better ways.

Obviously with the wife having gone as a child, things have changed repeatedly, so she has no idea what it will be like! They are in for a rude awakening!!!
Up until a couple of months ago, I thought Harry Potter was there too. Thank God for DisBoards and all the great people on here who have helped me plan... Our first trip would have been a mess!
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Up until a couple of months ago, I thought Harry Potter was there too. Thank God for DisBoards and all the great people on here who have helped me plan... Our first trip would have been a mess!
Tru dat. Between the DIS, Allears, Touringplans, Mousesavers, and the actual Disney website, I researched my butt off for the second trip, and it was wonderful! The first trip I sat down and cried the second day in b/c my parents didn't understand the fastpass system even after two trips and did not use them properly. I have bad feet and I was in so much pain from crisscrossing the parks. I'm a pro now! Everyone looks to me for trip planning now!!!
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Can you imagine how early they would have to get up for ropedrop? It's not like it is just walking a straight 2 miles like we would at home. With all the traffic and buses, not to mention crossing the street in that, it will take a long time. If they have young kids, a stroller, and a bunch of junk to carry, it will take even longer. I'm sorry, I exercise a lot, but I would never want to work that hard on my vacation in the heat. I want to sit in the air conditioning and let someone else drive me.
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OP, if you decide to help this "teacher" at all, I suggest you have the "help" come from your parents. Just a quick email mentioning his comment and setting him straight should do it. You might also consider attaching a photo mapping out the distance from I-4 to the MK.

He may not want to take advice from students, but might listen up if it came from another adult. For the sake of his family, I'd think I'd at least try and set him straight.
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. I've never added up the prices like that. For our upcoming trip, we are there for 17 nights. That would be over $200! Just on parking!
It does sound crazy when you start adding up the cost. It would make it worth it for one family member to get an annual pass just to get free parking.

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In 80 degree+ heat?
More like 100+ degrees since they are going this summer.

This guy is a cheapskate and a bully! I hope his wife straightens him out. There are very few sidewalks in FL, and none in WDW. A guy just got hit and killed here this past Saturday picking up cans on the side of the road. He would putting his entire family's life at risk to even try this stunt.
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He may walk...once!

I'm sure he plans to use Disney's transportation for resort guests and not pay for that either. SMH!
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I'm sure he plans to use Disney's transportation for resort guests and not pay for that either. SMH!
WDW Transportation is provided as open and free for any and all who visit WDW.
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WDW Transportation is provided as open and free for any and all who visit WDW.
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Are you sure/is he positive he isn't staying at Disney Land? I did this with my High School Marching Band and walking is the way to go.

Unfortunately, he could probably actually drive to DTD, leave the car there, then take a bus to the parks. It would be unfair, but probably how he'll wind up doing it.
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