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Old 08-20-2011, 10:59 PM   #376
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Does anyone know what times the boats start running in the morning and til how late at night ? Also how long it is inbetween them? Thanks
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:59 AM   #377
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Does anyone know what times the boats start running in the morning and til how late at night ? Also how long it is inbetween them? Thanks
Not sure if this is correct, but I think they run at least an hour prior to the MK opening....and you shouldn't have to wait any more than 20 minutes. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:36 AM   #378
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Does Disney have a hurricane policy for bad weather?

Was I reading something about Disney's hurricane policy? It seems like Tropical Storm Irene is planning on joining us on our trip
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:18 PM   #379
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Not sure if this is correct, but I think they run at least an hour prior to the MK opening....and you shouldn't have to wait any more than 20 minutes. Hope this helps.
Sounds great. Thanks! We have a car but I think I will enjoy just taking the boat over a few times.

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Was I reading something about Disney's hurricane policy? It seems like Tropical Storm Irene is planning on joining us on our trip
I am curious. I dont think they usually clear out the campgrounds when its a tropical storm do they? I know they have for a hurricane. Thats my one fear over staying there. I dont want to be moved.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:12 PM   #380
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Do the cabins have Internet access? If so, is it wireless?
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Do the cabins have Internet access? If so, is it wireless?
They do have internet access but not wireless in the living room area. As of right now, there aren't any rooms on Disney property that have wireless.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:28 PM   #382
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Do the cabins have Internet access? If so, is it wireless?
Wireless isn't available for the cabins, however, high speed cable internet is.

Cabins and Preferred campsites can rent a cable modem kit to have high speed Internet access. A Local Area Network (LAN) cable is required. The necessary modem kit is rented at the Front Desk in the Outpost. A $125 refundable deposit is required and the kits should be reserved in advance or will most likely not be available. Cost is $9.95 for 24 contiguous hours.

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Does anyone know what hours the Meadow Trading Post is open? I will be there mid November!

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Old 10-14-2011, 11:59 AM   #384
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refurb?

Are there any rumours about when the cabins will next be refurbed? We would stay there in a hearbeat if they would add a queen bed like they have in some of the other moderates... even if it was a Murphy bed
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:04 PM   #385
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Lisa0620; The cabins were refurbished in 08 so not sure how long before it's done again. A queen might fit in the bedroom - but would be extremely tight. And the murphy bed would possibly require a lot of work. The bed frame, cabinets are all built-in, thus expanding might require reframing the windows.

I will be say from personal experience that between staying pre-furb 07 and post-furb 08 there wasn't a huge difference; just fabrics/some furniture - possible the carpet which appeared to look like the same wooly plaid. The walls/flooring are wood so no changes there and everything else remained the same.

Also wanted to share since we were there last week - 32" flat screens have been installed. Not sure how recent these were done, but they appeared brand new. That was a nice surprise upon returning. And the cabin was nice and clean. I'll try to post pics later.
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We have an 8:05am ADR at Crystal Palace on a day when MK opens at 9. We are planning on leaving the cabins at 7am to catch the bus to the marina but will the boats be running around 7:30am? If not, how can we get to our ADR on time?
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We have an 8:05am ADR at Crystal Palace on a day when MK opens at 9. We are planning on leaving the cabins at 7am to catch the bus to the marina but will the boats be running around 7:30am? If not, how can we get to our ADR on time?
During our trip, the boats ran 30 min prior to opening. I was a bit shocked since it used to be 1 hr.

Your only options are the internal-to-external buses or a cab.
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We have an 8:05am ADR at Crystal Palace on a day when MK opens at 9. We are planning on leaving the cabins at 7am to catch the bus to the marina but will the boats be running around 7:30am? If not, how can we get to our ADR on time?
IIRC the loop to the Contemporary starts very early, like 6:30ish. We took that one to get to an early tour at the MK. The MK boat doesn't start running until 8 or 8:30 so it isn't good for pre-park opening meals or tours, but if you don't want to take the bus you can hop the boat to the Contemporary and walk from there.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:40 PM   #389
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IIRC the loop to the Contemporary starts very early, like 6:30ish. We took that one to get to an early tour at the MK. The MK boat doesn't start running until 8 or 8:30 so it isn't good for pre-park opening meals or tours, but if you don't want to take the bus you can hop the boat to the Contemporary and walk from there.
Thanks so much- I think taking the Contemporary boat and walking to MK might beat taking the bus!
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Okay, I know these questions may hit someone as really silly/stupid - but I'm just trying to figure this out.

Has anyone ever stayed in the cabins that flew & took Magical Express to get there?

We love FW Cabins. Just love them. In the past we would drive, and bring our own golf cart with us. But my DH no longer wants to drive. I'm just curious how people that might fly in get their luggage to their cabins. Do you use the internal bus system to haul your luggage there?
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