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Old 05-04-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
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Park at TTC and walk to Polynesia to Ride Monorail to MK for Earlier Start

I read this in the Disney Unofficial Guide and wanted to get some thoughts on it.

My family and I, staying outside the Disney resorts, want to get up early and be one of the first there at the parks. But the problem with getting to the MK early is that the monorail or ferry don't start taking people until 8:30AM and the park opens at 9AM.

The Guide suggested to drive to the TTC and pay to park. Then walk from the TTC to the Polynesian resort. I've read that it is really close to TTC. From the resort we can get on the monorail at an earlier time than we would be able to at the TTC.

By leaving from the Polynesian resort, we can be at the MK earlier and be one of the first in line.

I just want to make sure that we can board at the hotel and ride from there since we are not guest. I would hate to have to walk all the way back to the TTC to ride.

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Old 05-04-2010, 01:41 AM   #2
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Yes this is possible. It's not too far to walk from the one to the other if this is what you want to do.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:02 AM   #3
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I'm sort of confused. DH and I had reservations at CP last September at 8:05. The ferry wasn't running but the monorail was. This had to be around 7:30.
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The resort monorail starts running at 7am. And there are many times that the resort line doesn't stop at the TTC in the morning, early, simply because it is for the resort guests, not those boarding at the TTC.
Yes, you can park at the TTC and then walk over to the Polynesian. When you get to where the ticket booths are, at the TTC, go to the left. Walk all the way to the left, where you will see a pathway, with signage, to the Polynesian. The walk from the TTC tix booths to the monorail area at the Polynesian is about 15 mins or so.
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The resort monorail starts running at 7am. And there are many times that the resort line doesn't stop at the TTC in the morning, early, simply because it is for the resort guests, not those boarding at the TTC.
Then how do they expect off site guests to get to their early ADR's.

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Yes, you can park at the TTC and then walk over to the Polynesian. When you get to where the ticket booths are, at the TTC, go to the left. Walk all the way to the left, where you will see a pathway, with signage, to the Polynesian. The walk from the TTC tix booths to the monorail area at the Polynesian is about 15 mins or so.
If this how to get there for the early ADR's form the TTC how is someone supposed to know this. x 2
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The resort monorail starts running at 7am. And there are many times that the resort line doesn't stop at the TTC in the morning, early, simply because it is for the resort guests, not those boarding at the TTC.
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Then how do they expect off site guests to get to their early ADR's.
If this how to get there for the early ADR's form the TTC how is someone supposed to know this. x 2
DH and I were able to get on the monorail from the TTC between 7:30 and 8 AM. There was a cast member there already, maybe he radioed the monorail, but it definately topped and we made our 8 AM ADR for CP. Even if the CM wasn't there can't the monorail drivers see people waiting at the station?
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Then how do they expect off site guests to get to their early ADR's.

If this how to get there for the early ADR's form the TTC how is someone supposed to know this. x 2
The last time we stayed off site and had an ADR at Chef Mickey's, we parked at TTC and went to the Resort Monorail. A CM was posted at the entrance and we told them we had the reservation. We rode the resort line around the CR and all was good. It definitely stopped at TTC because we got on.

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Then how do they expect off site guests to get to their early ADR's.



If this how to get there for the early ADR's form the TTC how is someone supposed to know this. x 2
I can't explain it. I do know that when I've used the resort monorail, at 7am, to get from the Polynesian to CMs, I was told, by the monorail pilot, that they start the express monorail later than the resort monorail. He gave no reason.
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