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Old 10-11-2010, 09:43 AM   #31
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Okay, since I'm the first one here, I might as well just ask the question I'm sure is on everyone's mind...

What is the best way to get to O'hana's for breakfast from Port Orleans Riverside? I have a 7:30 am ressie, and I'm not scared to get up early

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FWIW another option and by far the fastest would be to take a taxi, approx a $10-$12 fare and a 10 minute trip at most. And you won't have to get up early.
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:38 AM   #32
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I want to get from DTD Westside to DHS without a huge amount of stress and time. Taxi? If so, how much? I'm still deciding if I can do this trip without a car - I would like to save the almost $300 it would cost for a minivan.
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I want to get from DTD Westside to DHS without a huge amount of stress and time. Taxi? If so, how much? I'm still deciding if I can do this trip without a car - I would like to save the almost $300 it would cost for a minivan.
Bus to Dolphin/Swan, walk or boat to DHS.

Or, yes, taxi. See the Popular Transportation Links sticky for the [Mears] taxi fare estimator, but it's not far - maybe $10?
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:09 AM   #34
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FWIW another option and by far the fastest would be to take a taxi, approx a $10-$12 fare and a 10 minute trip at most. And you won't have to get up early.
Mm... I checked my original response. I did suggest "or take a taxi" as the alternative. The WDW option was offered first because the person asking doesn't mind getting up early. It always makes sense to tailor recommendations to the specific person, one's own preferences notwithstanding.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:17 AM   #35
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We are thinking about a quick trip in December, staying at the Beach Club to try it. I use an ECV and the monorail is so easy for us, so I am a bit leery of the BC with its more limited monorail access. We love to eat at the Wave in the Contemporary, and a few of the GF restaurants. I assume if the World Showcase is closed the International Gateway is closed also which means we can't get to the Epcot monorail? In that case, is the best route to take a bus to MK and walk or use the resort monorail?
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:31 AM   #36
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If EPCOT is open then the IG is open, you can still cut thru EPCOT to get to the monorail.
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Mm... I checked my original response. I did suggest "or take a taxi" as the alternative. The WDW option was offered first because the person asking doesn't mind getting up early. It always makes sense to tailor recommendations to the specific person, one's own preferences notwithstanding.
I did see that you had mentioned taking a taxi, I simply was letting the poster know what the approx cost and time required for that option would be so that he/she would have a little more information to make their decision.
I believe the more information you have the easier it becomes to decide what's best for you.
That's supposed to be what this thread is all about.
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I want to get from DTD Westside to DHS without a huge amount of stress and time. Taxi? If so, how much? I'm still deciding if I can do this trip without a car - I would like to save the almost $300 it would cost for a minivan.
Make life easy. Allocate some of the savings toward taxis.

DTD--DHS Either walk to SSR and take the bus to DHS or take the bus to S/D then walk. I'd probably get on the first bus to any of the EPCOT resorts.
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We are thinking about a quick trip in December, staying at the Beach Club to try it. I use an ECV and the monorail is so easy for us, so I am a bit leery of the BC with its more limited monorail access. We love to eat at the Wave in the Contemporary, and a few of the GF restaurants. I assume if the World Showcase is closed the International Gateway is closed also which means we can't get to the Epcot monorail? In that case, is the best route to take a bus to MK and walk or use the resort monorail?
You will be able to get into Epcot via the IG as official park opening time....9 on regular days, 8 for EMH days. You can then just go through WS and to FutureWorld and then out of the park onto the monorail.
Or just take the bus to MK from BC and then use the sidewalk over to the CR. My issue with using the monorail from Epcot would be the 15 or so mins you are going to need to get from IG to the front of the park, then wait for the monorail to TTC, then transfer to the Resort monorail and go directly to CR or the Express monorail and go to MK..either way you are making a transfer..which can take time.
The bus may be much shorter timewise.
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We are thinking about a quick trip in December, staying at the Beach Club to try it. I use an ECV and the monorail is so easy for us, so I am a bit leery of the BC with its more limited monorail access. We love to eat at the Wave in the Contemporary, and a few of the GF restaurants. I assume if the World Showcase is closed the International Gateway is closed also which means we can't get to the Epcot monorail? In that case, is the best route to take a bus to MK and walk or use the resort monorail?
Monorail works better for you then other modes of transportation. You like to eat in restaurants located in monorail resorts.

I like the EPCOT resorts but if I was in your situation I'd stay in a monorail resort.
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Or, yes, taxi. See the Popular Transportation Links sticky for the [Mears] taxi fare estimator, but it's not far - maybe $10?
I tried the Mears estimator, but DTD Westside and DHS were not 2 of the options on the pull-down. Maybe I was doing something wrong?


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Make life easy. Allocate some of the savings toward taxis.
I'm definitely leaning in that direction! $10 or so is worth not wasting an hour of our vacation.
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[QUOTE=Lewisc;I like the EPCOT resorts but if I was in your situation I'd stay in a monorail resort.[/QUOTE]

We agree with you but none of the monorail resorts have any availability (other than some fancy rooms for $10,000+ for the trip!) so we thought we'd branch out and try an Epcot resort. We've eaten around the Epcot resort area and the hotels are lovely. I should not let transportation issues bother me, but freely admit I have a bus phobia! Also, I know that depending on water levels, some boats are not always ECV accessible.
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I'm definitely leaning in that direction! $10 or so is worth not wasting an hour of our vacation.
I couldn't agree more, vacations are 2 things, to short and to expensive. $10 is a tiny portion of the cost of a vacation the hour or more of my families time is far more valuable to me. The $10 I'll have again the time is gone forever.

I like Lewisc comment about allocating some of the money not used for renting toward the use of taxis to save as much of your vacation time as possible.

I hope you have a great vacation.
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Question 2 Seperate Resort to Resort A to B's

Hi All:

I have 2 back to back breakfast buffets, on consecutive days, during my vacation. I had resided myself to taking cabs. But if anyone can give me a better way, I'd appreciate it.

1) Port Orleans Riverside to the Polynesian for a 7:40am breakfast at Kona

2) Port Orleans Riverside to the Animal Kingdom Lodge for a 9:20am breakfast at Boma

Any tips would be appreciated.
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There are obviously other ways via Disney Transportation, but the operative word here is "better" it depends on what you would consider "better".

If not having to pay for your transportation then Disney Transportation is better.

If saving as much time as you can and getting there as quickly as you can then taxis are better.

Only you can decide which is "better" for you.

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