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Old 01-10-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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If you're staying at a monorail resort

and the monorail breaks down and you need to get to another monorail resort (say for dinner), what do you do? Do they make some other sort of accommodation? Golf cart you from one place to the next? LOL

My Mom has a funny story from her first trip to Disney when she stayed at the Wilderness Lodge. They had reservations at The Wave and some in their party had mobility issues. They went to the front desk and asked for a cab to the Contemporary. The front desk staff looked at them funny and just grabbed a golf cart and drove them over there.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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I think they just provide more buses to get the overflow of people from one place to another.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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I think they just provide more buses to get the overflow of people from one place to another.
But those wouldn't get you from, say, the Polynesian to the Contemporary, right? You would have to bus or boat to the MK and then switch.

We have dinner reservations at the California Grill and with all the talk about monorail problems I feel like I need a contingency plan. My almost-90-year old father is coming along with us. He is not doing the parks but is coming to dinner with the adults that night. The extra walking involved in getting out and back from boat docks is not going to work for him. I think we'd probably just call a cab as silly as that might be.
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i would be curious as to this answer then too as i just assumed bus was the way to go.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:20 AM   #5
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Probably more of a Transportation Board Question, but it all depends on your starting and ending points.

You can get from Poly to GF pretty easily, they share busses. You wait at Poly for a DHS, AK, or DtD bus and when it arrives, make sure that it's stopping at GF. It probably is.

Contemporary to Poly or GF - walk to MK and take the boat.

GF or Poly to Contemporary - Take the boat to MK and walk.

GF to Poly is probably the toughest. Boat to MK then Boat to Poly
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I should add that sometimes, the Contemporary shares busses with Poly and GF too. But the order would be Contemp. -> Poly -> GF -> Destination -> Contemp.
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GF to Poly is probably the toughest. Boat to MK then Boat to Poly
Or walk straight to the Poly from GF, along the beach.
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Or walk straight to the Poly from GF, along the beach.
Is that available right now with the GF/DVC construction? That's why I didn't include it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:34 AM   #9
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I'll say when you're staying at a monorail resort and the monorail breaks down it's really annoying. I personally don't think Disney handles it very well, or at least when we've experienced it. We were staying at BLT one year, on our way to Epcot one morning via the monorail, but it had broken down. There were no signs to say what to do etc., just a rude CM standing at the elevator door very slowly telling us what we could do to get to Epcot. I would assume and expect that they would provide straight bus service from the resort to Epcot, but that's not what they do. Instead, you have to get a bus to the TTC. The bus took about 40 mins to arrive (this was early morning when ppl. were trying to get to the parks for opening) the whole crowd gets on the bus, then we had to go to MK (they had picked up ppl. from I'm assuming the other monorail resorts to get to MK) and then we go to the TTC had to get off the bus and transfer to another bus to get to Epcot. I think the whole thing was handled very poorly.

Depending on where you want to go, I'd really try to get their on your own and not rely on Disney providing buses etc. I'd either walk or boat to MK and then boat to a resort of TTC, depending on where you're trying to get to.
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Is that available right now with the GF/DVC construction? That's why I didn't include it.
Pretty sure it is. I think they divert that foot traffic onto another sidewalk that goes from the wedding pavilion area over to the rest of GF. That DVC construction occurs between the wedding pavilion and GF itself. Google Maps shows that construction right now, along with a little detour from the Poly walkway to the walkway that goes in front of GF, with a wall to separate the sidewalk from the construction.

I'm not sure what you'd see from the wedding pavilion right now, but hopefully it's not operational during the construction. I don't think I'd want to have dump trucks and backhoes in the background in my wedding photos.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:46 AM   #11
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In other words if you have a person who has mobility problems getting from the Poly to the CR is pretty difficult if the monorail is down.

I wonder if a cab would even take us from the Poly to the CR. I suppose they would. I wouldn't mind pushing him in a wheelchair but you can't get one from the Poly to the CR without going on boats and buses and having to leave it behind and not having one at your destination.

They ought to do a bus loop when the monorail breaks down. A bus that just goes around the monorail loop.
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Contemporary to Poly after MK closed

I was wonderin after MK closed for the day (so no boat or bus or monorail from MK to any of the resort) and I`d like to get to the Poly from the Contemporay...

If I grab the DD bus which( I guess is shared with Poly) can I get to the Poly straight away from the Contemporary? Which is the order of the bus stopping at the resorts?

And when I`d like to come back from the Poly to the Contemporary...
the DD bus in which resort will stop first?

I think I read somewhere that is it possible to walk from the Contemporay to the Poly? Is it true?

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Several years ago, when staying at the CR and the monorail broke down, I was told that they will add buses that mimic the monorail stops.
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I think I read somewhere that is it possible to walk from the Contemporay to the Poly? Is it true?

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Possible? Yes. But there is no walkway from Contemp to Poly-you will be walking on roads. Extremely dangerous. And maybe against rules/regulations.

You can can walk from the GF to the Poly (and vice-versa).
You can walk from the Poly to the TTC (and vice-versa).
And you can walk from the Contemp to the MK (and vice-versa).
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I was wonderin after MK closed for the day (so no boat or bus or monorail from MK to any of the resort) and I`d like to get to the Poly from the Contemporay...

If I grab the DD bus which( I guess is shared with Poly) can I get to the Poly straight away from the Contemporary? Which is the order of the bus stopping at the resorts?

And when I`d like to come back from the Poly to the Contemporary...
the DD bus in which resort will stop first?

I think I read somewhere that is it possible to walk from the Contemporay to the Poly? Is it true?

Thanks
Sorry, you can't walk between CR and Poly. They are separated by water with no pedestrian bridge between them. The underpass under the water is not meant for pedestrian traffic.

The chances of needing to go to Poly after MK is closed are pretty slim, since MK is normally open late enough that monorails, boats, etc. should still be running even for a fairly late dinner reservation at 'Ohana.

It is true that MK area resorts do often share buses going to other parks or DtD. It is also true that the order of pickup is normally CR, then Poly, then GF, then on to destination (but ask the driver to make sure - routes can change sometimes). Coming from some other destination like DtD or other parks, just get on the CR bus. Again, though, it is hard for me to imagine a scenario where this would be necessary.
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