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Old 09-01-2012, 02:21 PM   #1636
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I'd take the bus to DTD and the boat to POR. I think you should have plenty of time to do it that way.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:37 PM   #1637
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I'd take the bus to DTD and the boat to POR. I think you should have plenty of time to do it that way.
Thank you! I sort of thought that was the most fun route to go anyway!
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #1638
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I allow 30-40 minutes to get to parks at opening time. More if you want to get to MK for the opening show. Generally the buses will be running pretty consistently around opening time, but the wild card is always wait time. If you just missed the bus to your park of choice, you could be standing around up to 20 minutes waiting for the next one.
Thank you! Very helpful..figuring we will try to be at the bus stop by 8am. :-D
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:52 PM   #1639
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Can I just simplify my life and let one of you experts hide in my suitcase and directed me where to be and when?

Instead of asking the million and five transportation questions I have I'll ask my most important one. We are staying at AoA and have reservations at 8:10 one morning for Ohana's and another morning at MK at 8:20...what time do we need to be outside our resort to get to those places on time?
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #1640
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Sorry - can't read 100+ pages to see if my question is answered. How do we get from AK to MK? The first page (from 2010) says take bus 14. Does that mean there is currently a direct bus from AK to MK?
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #1641
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Sorry - can't read 100+ pages to see if my question is answered. How do we get from AK to MK? The first page (from 2010) says take bus 14. Does that mean there is currently a direct bus from AK to MK?
Well, I don't know if the bus stop number is still correct since those can change (at least they can for the resorts), but there is definitely a bus that goes from AK to the TTC, which is at the parking lot for MK, and you would then take the ferry or the monorail to the entrance.

ETA: I found a picture of the bus stop information sign from July and it is showing the TTC stop at #14:

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...712/#more-8691

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #1642
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Can I just simplify my life and let one of you experts hide in my suitcase and directed me where to be and when?

Instead of asking the million and five transportation questions I have I'll ask my most important one. We are staying at AoA and have reservations at 8:10 one morning for Ohana's and another morning at MK at 8:20...what time do we need to be outside our resort to get to those places on time?
To get to 'Ohana, for 8:10, take the MK bus from AoA...be out at the stop by 7am-ish. These early buses tend to come a bit less frequently, and they start by 6:30am, every day..so plan accordingly. When you get on the bus, ask the driver which is faster, monorail or boat, over to the Polynesian. The driver may very well offer to just drop you right at the Polynesian. If not, take either the monorail or small boat to the Polynesian.
To get to MK for an 8:20 ADR, be out by 7:30.

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Sorry - can't read 100+ pages to see if my question is answered. How do we get from AK to MK? The first page (from 2010) says take bus 14. Does that mean there is currently a direct bus from AK to MK?
Every park has transportation to the other parks. AK has a bus to all parks. The problem with the AK bus is that it will take you to the TTC, and then you have to either monorail or boat over to MK itself. Only resort buses go directly to MK. So, you could also take the bus to the CR and then walk over to MK...takes under 10 mins. Or just take the MK bus and then monorail or ferry over to MK proper from TTC.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #1643
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AK to MK

I recently had a similar question. Last week we travelled roundtrip taking the monorail from MK to the TTC, then walked to the Disney transportation and took the bus direct to AK. It took approximately 40 minutes total from the time we left one park and to enter the next. I was told that you could take the Comtemporary bus to and from AK, but the bus stops at one of the water parks before hand so it's not as quick.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:25 PM   #1644
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Thanks for the help!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:26 PM   #1645
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I have a ADR for MK at 8:05 from AoA. If I take a Taxi, will i need to alert them to my party of 6? and how to deal with 2 passengers who would need booster car seats? Am I just out of luck for the whole taxi thing and will need to be at a bus stop by 7am to make MK by 8:05? Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:33 PM   #1646
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I have a ADR for MK at 8:05 from AoA. If I take a Taxi, will i need to alert them to my party of 6? and how to deal with 2 passengers who would need booster car seats? Am I just out of luck for the whole taxi thing and will need to be at a bus stop by 7am to make MK by 8:05? Thanks!
You can get a taxi that holds 6, but getting 2 boosters might be tricky. Boosters are required in Florida, so I don't think that taxis generally carry them at all.

If you take a taxi, have them drop you off at the contemporary and walk to MK. Otherwise, it will have to drop you off at the TTC.

A taxi will cost you between $20 and $25 and will only save you about 15 minutes. I would just take the bus.
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I have a ADR for MK at 8:05 from AoA. If I take a Taxi, will i need to alert them to my party of 6? and how to deal with 2 passengers who would need booster car seats? Am I just out of luck for the whole taxi thing and will need to be at a bus stop by 7am to make MK by 8:05? Thanks!
If you choose the bus, be out at the stop by 7am. That will get you dropped at MK in plenty of time. You will probably be early, but that's fun.
If you choose a cab, be sure it's a van cab....a regular cab isn't going to be able to fit 6 of you, especially with booster seats. So, that may take a little bit longer. I would have a cab van called for by 7:15ish. That would get you to the Contemporary Resort by 7:35, and then you can walk over to MK along the sidewalk..takes about 10 mins, depending on pace.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #1648
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I have not decided which water park we will be at yet. I need to go from either of them to animal kingdom. What is the best way to do this? We are eating at Tuskers at 5pm. thank-you
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:06 PM   #1649
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Hi all! I apologize if this has been asked before, but we need to get from HS to MK. From what I've read it looks like we have to take a bus from HS to the TTC, then the monorail to MK, right? How long should we plan on that taking? Not sure if it matters, but this will be on Sat, Dec 1st. and we need to be at MK by like 8:15 for the Electrical Parade. Thanks for your help!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:28 PM   #1650
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Hi all! I apologize if this has been asked before, but we need to get from HS to MK. From what I've read it looks like we have to take a bus from HS to the TTC, then the monorail to MK, right?
Yes. Or you can take the ferry from the TTC.

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How long should we plan on that taking? Not sure if it matters, but this will be on Sat, Dec 1st. and we need to be at MK by like 8:15 for the Electrical Parade. Thanks for your help!!
I would leave DHS by 7:00. It probably won't take nearly that long, but better safe than sorry.
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