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Old 02-04-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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Florida Dolphin Tours

Hi all,

over the last few days I have noticed this tour company come up in posts.
Just wondering if anyone has done the shopping extravagnaza tour with them?

I was thinking it might be an option for us, as we will not be renting a car and it seems to hit all the main places but of course looking for reviews of this if possible
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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Florida Dolphin Tours are really good...but I wouldn't do this excursion as you don't get very long in the locations. You'd be far better off in terms of time and money doing it yourself. Depending where you are staying you can pick up the Lynx bus for next to no money and really have a good look around the stores without having to clock watch. Also if you are anywhere near to DTD you can pick up a free shuttle to LBV factory outlets from the hotels there. (its not the best outlet but has a few good stores).

From Disney you can pick up the 50 to Seaworld (TTC or DTD) and transfer to Lynx 111 straight to the Florida Mall or pick up the Lynx 8 from Seaworld to either of the Premium Outlets (Int'l drive or Vineland)...you just need to ask for transfer when you get on the first bus.

For Walmart you can catch the 56 Bus from TTC and it will drop you right outside..just ask the driver.

I am only assuming that there are two of you and at $45 each thats a lot just for a bus..the Lynx is only $2 each way and you could get a weekly ticket for only $16 or you could have a ride all day ticket for $4.50
I know brunch is included but why waste so much time on a tour when you are really there for the shopping?!! You can pick up some cheap lunch in the foodcourts at the outlets/florida mall/walmart.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:17 AM   #3
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Vanda thank you so much!!!!

Im literally adding every morsel of that information to my planner! Yes you speak sense I just dont have up to date experience of getting to places with out a car so I was thinking it might be an option but $2dollars vs $45 i think ill stick with getting the lynx. I will admit to being nervous of missing the transfer etc but im sure there will be plenty of people in the same boat on the buses coming from dtd.
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Vanda thank you so much!!!!

Im literally adding every morsel of that information to my planner! Yes you speak sense I just dont have up to date experience of getting to places with out a car so I was thinking it might be an option but $2dollars vs $45 i think ill stick with getting the lynx. I will admit to being nervous of missing the transfer etc but im sure there will be plenty of people in the same boat on the buses coming from dtd.
That 50 lynx is VERY popular! When it stops outside Seaworld (where nearly everybody will get off) you stay on the same side of the road to catch the lynx 8 to Premium outlets at the top of I-drive or the 111 to Florida Mall. You cross the road to the bus stop opposite for the 8 to Premium Outlets on Vineland..they are every 20 mins so its never a long wait and you just swipe your transfer ticket when you get on..simple and cheap oh and you need the correct fare as they don't give change.
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The last time I went to the Florida mall I got a bus straight there from the Ticket & Transportation Centre in Disney. I'm sure it was actually the 111, but might be wrong.
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The last time I went to the Florida mall I got a bus straight there from the Ticket & Transportation Centre in Disney. I'm sure it was actually the 111, but might be wrong.
no your not wrong but unfortunately they have stopped doing it now..gutted to say the least! But thankfully you can still pick it up at Seaworld as before the 111 it was a right pain
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