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Old 10-06-2012, 01:29 PM   #31
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There is?? Holy crap. On my last trip we went from AK ti MK but i think we took a bus to the TC first then hopped on the monorail. You mean i could have taken a bus directly to MK??
I'll be honest here and say that TTC is as much a part of MK as the castle is, as far as I am concerned. That is how I originally entered MK in the days of long ago and that is how I prefer to enter it now. I always feel that something is missing if I don't get to take the Ferry or the Monorail. Why is everyone in so much of a hurry that they actually miss some of the best stuff there?
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #32
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:15 PM   #33
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I'll be honest here and say that TTC is as much a part of MK as the castle is, as far as I am concerned. That is how I originally entered MK in the days of long ago and that is how I prefer to enter it now. I always feel that something is missing if I don't get to take the Ferry or the Monorail. Why is everyone in so much of a hurry that they actually miss some of the best stuff there?
It gets a lot less magical when it's crowded. I remember once getting off at the TTC and being floored by the massive numbers of people trying to get onto the boat and the "Express" monorail to the Magic Kingdom. They had the extended ropes out and there were CMs shouting to people, trying to herd them along.

I almost turned around, but then it occurred to me that I could just take the resort monorail instead. After all, it stops at the Magic Kingdom, too. So I walked up the empty ramp and joined the three people standing there. A father with his small sons asked the CM, "Is this allowed?" The CM grinned, put his finger to his lips, and said, "Shhh, it's a Disney secret."
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I just got back, previous I swore we rode a bus from AK to MK or Epcot? This trip we had two options, take bus to Contemporary and walk, or the bus to transportation center and monorail to MK.
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I just got back, previous I swore we rode a bus from AK to MK or Epcot? This trip we had two options, take bus to Contemporary and walk, or the bus to transportation center and monorail to MK.
There is a direct bus from AK to Epcot. All park to park buses to or from MK transfer through the TTC.
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no resort to resort?

We have a late dinner ressie at Ohana and are staying at BI. What bus will we take when all the parks are closed?
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We have a late dinner ressie at Ohana and are staying at BI. What bus will we take when all the parks are closed?
If all the parks are closed, you can take a bus to DTD.
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I'll be honest here and say that TTC is as much a part of MK as the castle is, as far as I am concerned. That is how I originally entered MK in the days of long ago and that is how I prefer to enter it now. I always feel that something is missing if I don't get to take the Ferry or the Monorail. Why is everyone in so much of a hurry that they actually miss some of the best stuff there?
I'm with you. It was also the way Walt wanted it designed, to ramp up the anticipation as you approach the MK from afar, getting more excited as it comes into view as you approach it.
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If all the parks are closed, you can take a bus to DTD.
Or you could save yourself and take a cab. It should cost around $20, plus tip.
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Or you could save yourself and take a cab. It should cost around $20, plus tip.
Yes, this, absolutely. For some reason, the resort-DTD buses are notoriously painful.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:22 PM   #45
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Their has always been park to park travel, whether bus, boat or monorail. What they need is resort to resort buses. for those that have dinning reservations at other resorts than their own.
Will never happen....not unless guests want to start paying double for their room rates. Each resort pays for it's bus service, out of their budget. There is no way you would be able to run buses, efficiently and cheaply, between resorts.

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I'll be honest here and say that TTC is as much a part of MK as the castle is, as far as I am concerned. That is how I originally entered MK in the days of long ago and that is how I prefer to enter it now. I always feel that something is missing if I don't get to take the Ferry or the Monorail. Why is everyone in so much of a hurry that they actually miss some of the best stuff there?
I have to agree. It's the parking lot for MK. If you are planning on taking a bus from another park, and it will be a busy time of day, I would suggest just taking the bus to the CR. Then walk over to MK...takes under 10 mins. Or bus to the Polynesian and take the boat or monorail over.
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