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Old 10-04-2012, 02:27 PM   #1306
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Sorry if this has already been asked before, but I just had to ask the S/D experts!

We have our first stay coming up in November at the Dolphin and I was wondering about transportation to MK. I know that you can park at MK for free with your hotel key, but we were planning on going to the Christmas party on Nov 9. Will it be possible to walk to Epcot, take the monorail to the ticket/transfer station and then the monorail/boat to MK? Likewise, after the christmas party would this still be runnning - MK monorail to transfer to Epcot via monorail?

I'm already booked and paid for this stay, but after reading this thread I was wondering if anyone knew exactly the details behind the teacher's discount - it says "teachers and support staff" (something like that). Do you have to be full time support staff. Would this rate apply if I'm a coach and show either a paystub or letter from the school?

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The bus from the Dolphin to the MK would be the most direct option- both going to the party and returning.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #1307
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Sorry if this has already been asked before, but I just had to ask the S/D experts!

We have our first stay coming up in November at the Dolphin and I was wondering about transportation to MK. I know that you can park at MK for free with your hotel key, but we were planning on going to the Christmas party on Nov 9. Will it be possible to walk to Epcot, take the monorail to the ticket/transfer station and then the monorail/boat to MK? Likewise, after the christmas party would this still be runnning - MK monorail to transfer to Epcot via monorail?

I'm already booked and paid for this stay, but after reading this thread I was wondering if anyone knew exactly the details behind the teacher's discount - it says "teachers and support staff" (something like that). Do you have to be full time support staff. Would this rate apply if I'm a coach and show either a paystub or letter from the school?

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I will be so much easier to just take the bus to MK. The monorail is at the front of Epcot. You will not be able to walk through Epcot that late at night and it is really far to go as you have stated.... much much easier to take the Disney bus for transportation.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #1308
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Not that you asked this specifically, but just want to add...if you go over to HS for the Osborne Lights, the line for the boat back can be crazy! The night we were there, Fantasmic was still running, park was still open, but the line for the boat was almost to the Christmas tree!! There is a very nice walking path along the water (opposite bank from the boat dock), and you will very likely beat the boat back. You'll be thrilled with being able to walk to two parks at value-to-moderate rates
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Not that you asked this specifically, but just want to add...if you go over to HS for the Osborne Lights, the line for the boat back can be crazy! The night we were there, Fantasmic was still running, park was still open, but the line for the boat was almost to the Christmas tree!! There is a very nice walking path along the water (opposite bank from the boat dock), and you will very likely beat the boat back. You'll be thrilled with being able to walk to two parks at value-to-moderate rates
I agree about walking back from the Studios at the end of the day.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:21 PM   #1310
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Not that you asked this specifically, but just want to add...if you go over to HS for the Osborne Lights, the line for the boat back can be crazy! The night we were there, Fantasmic was still running, park was still open, but the line for the boat was almost to the Christmas tree!! There is a very nice walking path along the water (opposite bank from the boat dock), and you will very likely beat the boat back. You'll be thrilled with being able to walk to two parks at value-to-moderate rates
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I agree about walking back from the Studios at the end of the day.
Just keep your eyes out for the snakes!!
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Just keep your eyes out for the snakes!!
Seriously? I've walked this walk maybe 20 times and never seen a snake! I have a serious snake phobia, so I guess I should be keeping an extra eye out?

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Headed to the Dolphin tomorrow morning. We cannot wait.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:22 AM   #1313
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And, we are here! Room and staff are wonderful. As expected.
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Have a great trip, Elin.

And hello to you, Nancy, Ray and SSB. Hope to see you all in a few months.
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And, we are here! Room and staff are wonderful. As expected.
I hope you have a wonderful experience at the S/D resort. Please post some details on your stay.
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Seriously? I've walked this walk maybe 20 times and never seen a snake! I have a serious snake phobia, so I guess I should be keeping an extra eye out?

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Too funny ... I have never seen either, but did see a very impressive Bald Eagle last week while walking there. We did a quick nod to one another.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #1317
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Too funny ... I have never seen either, but did see a very impressive Bald Eagle last week while walking there. We did a quick nod to one another.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #1318
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Seriously? I've walked this walk maybe 20 times and never seen a snake! I have a serious snake phobia, so I guess I should be keeping an extra eye out?

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Too funny ... I have never seen either, but did see a very impressive Bald Eagle last week while walking there. We did a quick nod to one another.
Wow! I must have the odds in my favor, then, because we've only walked it about 6-8 times and we've seen them twice. Once it was stretched along the sidewalk where we were walking, and once it was off to the side out of our path.
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Have a great trip, Elin.

And hello to you, Nancy, Ray and SSB. Hope to see you all in a few months.

Hi, Dan, Nancy, and SSB. I really would like to get together in December, if y'all are interested.
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Hi, Ray, Dan, and SSB! Ray - I am definitely interested in getting together in December!
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