Sorry so late in replying Ellen. But the girls did an awesome job performing. Both at DTD and MK. I loved seeing them march in the band down Main Street USA.
Advice for staying at SSR. Don't let them put you in the Paddock. No bus stop there from the constructing of the new pool they are doing. We love the Grandstand area. Plus it is the first bus stop to get on and off, and there is a great pool there with a bar during the day. Or if you really like to go to DTD try to stay at Congress Park. The Turf Club is excellent for dinner. They had great prime rib. For us the crowds were kinda big. But we would get to the parks early for EMH then go back to the resort and swim/lounge around the pool in the afternoon, then back to the parks in the evenings. So we tried to avoid the big crowds at the parks.
Busses, well, they are busses. We didn't have to tough of a time getting them. I never did have to stand while riding one this trip. Thank goodness.
Hope you get this before getting to SSR. Have a great time with your boys, which I know you will. Can't wait to read about it.
Thanks, Chris- just wanted you to know I did get this- and I requested Springs, CP, or GS when I booked- NO PADDOCK or CAROUSEL!!! I am expecting big crowds- and planning to do what you suggested (we are not used to them either! Always travel on the off times). TTYS, and thanks for the tips!!!