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Old 08-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Driving at WDW

We will be staying onsite at CBR, but we plan to drive our own car everywhere. Are there signs that tell you where to go to get to the parks? We weren't sure if we should just plug in addresses to our GPS or print off maps before hand?

What does everyone else do?
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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The signage is very good at WDW....you shouldn't have any problems getting around property.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:03 PM   #3
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Ask at CBR for a map- the resorts have very simple ones and there are signs to follow as well.

The last time I tried using the GPS to get to Animal Kingdom, it put us onto a cast members only road and we had to turn around. (I think this is pretty common.) Then I looked at the map we got from the resort and it was ridiculously easy.

We stayed at POFQ and it was something like 6 minutes to drive to Animal Kingdom, the furthest park away. The bus was close to 30 minutes, not only because I think they take bus roads, but also because they stop at one of the water parks. So it's much, much quicker to have your own car. The only exception is Magic Kingdom, where it's better to take the bus.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:06 PM   #4
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driving around disney is easy everything is easily marked with purple & red signs the only place i take disney transportation is the magic kingdom because the bus stop is closer to the entrance than taking the monorail or boat from ticket & transportation here is a youtube video showing the signs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqgivbcDoIU
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:07 PM   #5
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Good question! I leave in 8 days and was wondering the same thing!
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:08 PM   #6
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Everything is really well marked. You shouldn't need GPS or maps.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:08 PM   #7
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The signage is very good, but the secret I used to do before I became familiar with WDW was if I got there early and had a little time to kill, I would drive around and see where everything was in relation to where I was staying. It made things much easier when I was ready to go to a specific place and took away all the anxiety of getting there.

Once you have done it with your own vehicle you will never go back to the bus system. It's so much easier and way less stressful driving yourself to the parks. It offers flexibility and, in a lot of cases, speed to the process contrary to what you may have heard or read. I found that many times the amount of time waiting for transportation would have had you at your resort and probably even in the pool by the time the bus even gets there.

In other words, don't worry. Even if you don't use my "pre-trip" procedure, it is very simple, just pay attention to the signs to be sure you are in the proper lanes. Even if you aren't, there isn't much to getting back on track again.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #8
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If I can offer 1 tip, when you see a sign that has your destination and says "Next Right" it means exit now. To me it would mean not this coming exit but the next one after that. Its probably just me. HAHA
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We rented a car for the first time on our most recent trip and LOVED it!

You will have no problems getting around, everything is very well marked. We would use our GPS to get us going in the right direction, but the signs took care of us from there!
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:35 PM   #10
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We drove last time as stayed offsite and had no problems at all getting anywhere in the World - signposting was fabulous

We had GPS as well (thankfully or would probably still be driving round MCO ) but didnt need to use it round Disney
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:38 PM   #11
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Disney is seriously one of the easiest places to drive around. The signage is great and very easy to follow. We don't use a GPS at all when we're on property.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:41 PM   #12
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Go to Mousesavers and they have a link to download custom POI and it will have anywhere you might need to go!
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #13
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Do not worry about the difficulty of driving inside of WDW. It is very easy! We stayed at CBR in 2009 and drove everywhere with ease. We used the bus once and will likely never use it again, because driving is so easy and much much quicker.

Before the trip, I used bing maps (google maps will work too) to get familiar with the area, so that helped a little. However, it is very well marked and easy to follow. In addition, If you miss an exit, there is usually another exit the will get you right back on track. Enjoy your trip!!!
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:47 PM   #14
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Yes, the signs are great. We always take our GPS and program locations in just in case.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:47 PM   #15
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Disney World is SUPER easy to drive! I dont own a GPS, and often drive around alone. All you have to do is look at the signs. Take note of which park your resort is closest to, so if you get turned around, all you have to do is aim for that park, and you'll run into your resort.
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