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Old 11-13-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Tables in Wonderland- VENT! and Questions?

We leave for Disney tomorrow and go straight to the AKL. We are interested in purchasing TIW- but I was told you can ONLY purchase this at the Parks or DTD.
I find this extremely frustrating and annoying, due to the fact we are eating at BOMA tomorrow night and I'd like to use the discount card there. I won't have time (or the energy) to take a bus to a park to get the pass (we don't have a car). This is so annoying and a waste of time.

Why can't we buy them at our hotels, online, or anywhere else that is more convenient?????????
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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Because those are the rules Disney has set up.

And you used to have to order by phone or snail mail as the only methods and it would take several weeks to get the card in the mail.

And the cards are on special stock and only available at the GR ticket printing machines.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #3
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um run to ak and get it before you go to akl
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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Yeah!

You do not need to enter the park. Maybe as soon as you get checked-in you can catch a bus to AK & go to the guest relations window. It's a hassle but worth it in the long run.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #5
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You can buy TIW at guest relations outside the gate without entering the park. If you don't have a car and you are not staying at AKL you will be changing buses at the park anyway. If you are staying at AKL you can use a bus or taxi to run over to AK. Make sure you bring your qualifying documentation (annual pass, proof of Florida residency or DVC membership card, depending on which you are using).
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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I was in the same situation two years ago...we checked in to AKL, settled my mom in (who was 85 at the time) and DH and I took a cab to AK. We had the cab wait, it took about 5 mins and went back to AKL to enjoy our dinner at Sanaa that night.

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #7
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Drats... I thought you all would say that.

What a pain in Mickey's rear. Last thing I want to do after traveling all with a cranky husband a 20 month old is go back out, hop on a bus and go to AK and back.

Bah humbug.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:14 PM   #8
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Drats... I thought you all would say that.

What a pain in Mickey's rear. Last thing I want to do after traveling all with a cranky husband a 20 month old is go back out, hop on a bus and go to AK and back.

Bah humbug.
Then don't. Without looking prices up I would guess you would save about $15 on the meal at Boma. Would I go to a theme park and back for that much after traveling - most likely not. Don't worry about the discount, enjoy your meal at Boma, and rest and relax afterwards. You're on Vacation !
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Drats... I thought you all would say that.

What a pain in Mickey's rear. Last thing I want to do after traveling all with a cranky husband a 20 month old is go back out, hop on a bus and go to AK and back.

Bah humbug.
Eh. If the husband is that cranky, leave him and the 20 month old at the resort, by the pool, perhaps with a cold beverage for the husband, while you get some alone time (albeit on a bus), and pick up the card to save the bucks. That could be 30 minutes of blessed solitude at that point.
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Eh. If the husband is that cranky, leave him and the 20 month old at the resort, by the pool, perhaps with a cold beverage for the husband, while you get some alone time (albeit on a bus), and pick up the card to save the bucks. That could be 30 minutes of blessed solitude at that point.
Exactly what I was thinking.
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Eh. If the husband is that cranky, leave him and the 20 month old at the resort, by the pool, perhaps with a cold beverage for the husband, while you get some alone time (albeit on a bus), and pick up the card to save the bucks. That could be 30 minutes of blessed solitude at that point.


Rules are rules. Sometimes they don't make sense. We have to pick up our DVC renewal passes at the park. Can't do it at the resort. Not really a big deal.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:13 PM   #12
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Just FYI- you are more fortunate now that years ago when you could ONLY get TiW at DTD guest relations or via snail mail. I got mine renewed at AK last year and it took less than 5 minutes.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:45 PM   #13
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Then don't. Without looking prices up I would guess you would save about $15 on the meal at Boma. Would I go to a theme park and back for that much after traveling - most likely not. Don't worry about the discount, enjoy your meal at Boma, and rest and relax afterwards. You're on Vacation !
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:21 PM   #14
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I faxed in the form about a month before we left for our October trip and had the card in about ten days. A bonus to this method is that you receive a laminated card instead of the crappy paper version used at the parks. This is a pretty convenient way to to get the card.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #15
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Ok what's a TIW?
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