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Old 10-18-2012, 07:33 AM   #16
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my adr is at 10:25.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:32 AM   #17
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If you are looking at cutting down on travel time, your best bet would be to take the boat from MK that goes to GF/Poly, GF is the 1st stop. Otherwise, if you take the resort monorail you will stop at CR, TTC, Poly, and then GF. If you want to go back to MK you can catch the monorail and the 1st stop is MK, or you could take the boat back to MK but it does stop at the Poly 1st

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Old 10-18-2012, 10:01 AM   #18
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There is no transportation between the resorts and the TTC. (Except the monorail.)
Except walking to/from the Poly and the GF
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:07 AM   #19
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With an ADR at 10:25, I would take the bus to MK and then the boat over to the GF. No need to worry about early transportation.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:30 AM   #20
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I would suggest taking the monorail from Epcot to the TTC and then walking from there to the Poly and from the Poly to the GF -- it isn't very far -- maybe 20 minutes if you are enjoying the scenery.

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:03 AM   #21
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I would suggest taking the monorail from Epcot to the TTC and then walking from there to the Poly and from the Poly to the GF -- it isn't very far -- maybe 20 minutes if you are enjoying the scenery.

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I hate to be argumentative, but really??? First you have to get to Epcot, which means entering it, using park passes. That walk will take about 10 mins. Then, enter Epcot, walk to the front...about 20 mins..then wait for the monorail, could be 2 min, could be 15 mins. Ride to the TTC 10-12 mins, then walk to the GF via the Polynesian. And that walk from the TTC to GF??? 25+ mins. Close to 75 mins total.
Much quicker to head to MK from the Dolphin....then boat to GF. Wait for the bus (maybe 2-15 mins), ride to MK (about 20 mins with other stops), walk to boat area (3 mins) boat wait (1-15 mins) ride to GF (10 mins). Maybe just under an hour, but more likely to be about 45 mins....with little walking.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #22
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I hate to be argumentative, but really??? First you have to get to Epcot, which means entering it, using park passes. That walk will take about 10 mins. Then, enter Epcot, walk to the front...about 20 mins..then wait for the monorail, could be 2 min, could be 15 mins. Ride to the TTC 10-12 mins, then walk to the GF via the Polynesian. And that walk from the TTC to GF??? 25+ mins. Close to 75 mins total.
Much quicker to head to MK from the Dolphin....then boat to GF. Wait for the bus (maybe 2-15 mins), ride to MK (about 20 mins with other stops), walk to boat area (3 mins) boat wait (1-15 mins) ride to GF (10 mins). Maybe just under an hour, but more likely to be about 45 mins....with little walking.
Pardon me, I don't recall suggesting anywhere in my post that this was the FASTEST way to get there. I believe I suggested it as an ALTERNATIVE. But, since you hate to be argumentative, I won't debate with you. I enjoy walking, I enjoy the parks and I do not enjoy buses. But thank you so much for pointing out that I apparently am incorrect.

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #23
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thanks for all the suggestions. I'm sticking with my plan of bus to MK and monorail to gf because I love the monorail, but maybe using the boat instead. I'm glad there are a lot of ways to get there, but I really just wanted to know where the bus would drop me off!
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:17 PM   #24
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we took a cab from boarwalk to grand floridian it cost about 12 dollars
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #25
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I agree with the Taxi ride. We always take a taxi to a breakfast Resort ADR. Why get up earlier to ride around Disney cranky and hungry?
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:37 PM   #26
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On our last trip at the AKL, we used taxis twice. Once was on our trip to V&A. We didn't want to ride the buses dressed up. I think it was like $20, but we were behind someone that didn't know how to drive and it wasn't the driver's fault. I think the return trip was more like $15.

Our second taxi day - we were doing the miniature golf, and again behind someone slow The round took longer than I expected, and we had to get back to the hotel for the Wanyama Safari. So we walked to the Swan to get a ride. Unfortunally for us what was a short trip was expensive because it was a town car with a set rate. I don't know if there are usually town cars instead of taxis, but the major league baseball winter meetings were going on, and I didn't have time to ask if there were any taxis available.
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Pardon me, I don't recall suggesting anywhere in my post that this was the FASTEST way to get there. I believe I suggested it as an ALTERNATIVE. But, since you hate to be argumentative, I won't debate with you. I enjoy walking, I enjoy the parks and I do not enjoy buses. But thank you so much for pointing out that I apparently am incorrect.

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That would have been good information to reveal in your original post. Not everybody does - as evidenced by the many, "What should I request to be literally on top of everything at _____ Resort so I don't have to walk one single centimeter farther than is absolutely necessary at the hotel (even though I'm thrilled to walk a dozen miles inside the parks)" threads.

Someone who hasn't been to WDW would be completely confused by your directions. The suggestion you posted makes it seem like the monorail is rightthere at the Dolphin - not a thirty minute walk that requires the use of a theme park ticket.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:28 PM   #28
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Dont argue like i wrote take a cab it will cost 12 dollars with tip you will not have to walk at all and it will take about 5 minutes depending on traffic
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:40 PM   #29
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Pardon me, I don't recall suggesting anywhere in my post that this was the FASTEST way to get there. I believe I suggested it as an ALTERNATIVE. But, since you hate to be argumentative, I won't debate with you. I enjoy walking, I enjoy the parks and I do not enjoy buses. But thank you so much for pointing out that I apparently am incorrect.

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I actually do this all the time for the reasons you posted. It also gives me a chance to grab a brew in WS along the way. Although this may not work with an early ADR.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:09 PM   #30
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I just posted this question in Transportation. Whoops. I didn't think to look here. Oh well. Glad to see we go straight to the park and not TTC.
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