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Old 06-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by PeterPanic View Post
It's not quite that easy and they probably do have contingency plans in place, but part of that plan could include waiting an appropriate amount of time in the thought that things could possibly move again quickly.

Also, if you are at a resort and going to MK, you can take a bus and you will not be going through TTC, but, straight to the park via the roadway. Even if you had to go through TTC, it isn't like that all the time. Only when the occasional mishap occurs. Again, it could happen anytime but after 30 years (42 visits) I have never been held up even once. It is an unusual thing, not to be expected every time. I never take the monorail over to MK at opening, there are way to many people attempting to ride it all at once. I always take the ferry and if I leave at a slower time of the day, I might hop on the train for the return trip to the TTC.
I think you misunderstood me. I realize resort buses don't stop at the TTC. I was suggesting that after a resort bus drops off its passengers at the MK, they change their sign to out of service, don't pick up any guests at MK, go back to TTC/GF and pick up some people to take them to MK. Then return to their regular route. Do this once with each resort/park bus and you suddenly have approximately 10 buses. Or even as you suggested they could stop by the TTC on the way to the MK and pick up some people if the bus is rather empty. I recognize these aren't ideal solutions, and really there is no perfect answer, but to me that line at the GF waiting for those small capacity boats, and a ferry line that extends to the parking lot aren't very good solutions either. And as far as their contingency plans maybe they need to reevaluate them if their plans lead to those kind of waits.

Originally Posted by chloelovesdisney View Post
On our last 3 trips the monorail has been down at least 3 times each trip when we went to use it. Since it seems like this is a regular occurance, they might as well have a handful of buses ready to go and loop around the TTC, resorts and MK.
Having standby buses shouldn't be that difficult and is a good idea. Having the drivers to staff them is the harder part. We have also had monorail issues on our last two trips. I think it is funny that people seem to think that it is exaggerated or doubt what others have seen or experienced firsthand simply because they have been there sooooooo many times and have been lucky enough to NEVER have an issue.
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