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Old 10-24-2008, 10:16 AM   #1
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Walk from offsite to onsite hotel bus?

Maybe I'm totally off-base here - I am staying at the Days Hotel on Black Lake road, by Animal Kingdom. Would it be possible to walk to AKL, then hop on the internal bus system?
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I would say no. There are no sidewalks, and Disney hugely frowns on people walking on the road, with no sidewalks. Besides, it's going to be a pretty hefty walk I would think.
You may want to look into a rental car if your hotel doesn't offer decent service to the parks.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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the walk is far no sidewalks and heavy traffic area at night it is very dark not to mention the buses are for resort guest use
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:47 AM   #4
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I didn't think so. I don't mind the couple mile walk, but I have no idea what the area is like, and no sidewalks kind of make it an issue.

I have another question about the busses though - if it is for resort guests only, does that mean I can't use the bus (or monorail or boat) if I am at a resort restaurant and want to go to a park (or vice versa)? Do I have to drive my car everywhere?
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:52 AM   #5
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the walk is far no sidewalks and heavy traffic area at night it is very dark not to mention the buses are for resort guest use

The buses are for the use of any guest is that is on property. Meaning, offsite guests can use a bus to get to any Disney park or resort.

I can't help you with the walking part.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:53 AM   #6
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I didn't think so. I don't mind the couple mile walk, but I have no idea what the area is like, and no sidewalks kind of make it an issue.

I have another question about the busses though - if it is for resort guests only, does that mean I can't use the bus (or monorail or boat) if I am at a resort restaurant and want to go to a park (or vice versa)? Do I have to drive my car everywhere?

You may certainly use the buses, monorail, or boats to get anywhere on property. You will only have to use your car to get to Disney property (ie: the Ticket and Transportation Center, or the parking lots of Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom)
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Technically, anyone can use any WDW transportation. That means the resort buses, the monorail, the boats...whatever. It is a rare occasion that a bus driver would check for resort ID before allowing someone on a bus.

But, still...walking down a busy road, with no sidewalks, is a supremely bad idea. It is something Disney does not want people doing.
While I can understand your wanting to get to a resort in order to be able to get to a park easily, that is really a perk of staying on-site. That's why so many stay on-site and spend more for their rooms. And, it's one reason those off-site places can charge so much less for a room...they do not have great transportation to the parks.

Again, I would not recommend trying this. Way too dangerous. Don't forget....although you are in DisneyWorld, bad things still happen. Walking down a busy roadway, by yourself, opens you up to all sorts of 'stuff'. Don't do it.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:22 PM   #8
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Thanks all for the advice. A rental car it is. I would much prefer to stay on property, but I cannot get a room in my price range the first 2 nights I'm there, and since I'm leaving early in the morning after the 4th night, it doesn't make much sense to switch hotels for the other 2 nights, it would only benefit me for 1 day.

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Thanks all for the advice. A rental car it is. I would much prefer to stay on property, but I cannot get a room in my price range the first 2 nights I'm there, and since I'm leaving early in the morning after the 4th night, it doesn't make much sense to switch hotels for the other 2 nights, it would only benefit me for 1 day.

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Thanks!!! Now I can rest easier....I hate worrying about fellow DISers!! A rental car will be a great thing..you'll see!!
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:03 PM   #10
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I'm glad you decided to rent a car. You would of had to show photo ID and a room key for the guard at the the entrance to let you by.
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I'm glad you decided to rent a car. You would of had to show photo ID and a room key for the guard at the the entrance to let you by.
Huh? I thought off site guest can visit any resort, is that not true
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No, anyone can visit. But, the folks in the guard shack might take a special interest in someone walking in.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:19 PM   #13
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If you take a bus in it would drop you off at the bus stop and you could take another bus to where you want to go. If you walk in or drive in even in a taxi the guard asks for id and what is the reason for your visit.
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If you take a bus in it would drop you off at the bus stop and you could take another bus to where you want to go. If you walk in or drive in even in a taxi the guard asks for id and what is the reason for your visit.
Oh ok, thanks for the clarification....makes sense
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If you walk in or drive in even in a taxi the guard asks for id and what is the reason for your visit.
I've been asked why I was visiting---usually either to check in or for dining. I can't recall being asked for ID.
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