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Old 10-24-2011, 06:08 PM   #661
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I'm so psyched to be a part of this!
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A question for my fellow party goers...How far is Universal from WDW? Any guesses as to when the shuttle might start it's run? I may have made my dinner ressie too close to departure. TIA
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:14 PM   #664
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Transportation Suggestions Needed

Hi! It seems that DH & I may have an unexpected opportunity to attend DISApalooza I see that the bus transportation is full - does anyone have suggestions for getting there from WDW? We may not have access to a car - I haven't gotten that far in the planning yet since this just came up today!

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Thank you, John. This will be my first time to visit the Islands of Adventure, and I am looking forward to seeing everything in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the very first time.

And thank you for allowing bus transportation for my personal mobility scooter, and allowing accessibility for me to drive onto the bus that you are renting. I know that you didn't have to do that, and I really appreciate the extra effort. I will absolutely be punctual for the arrival and departure per your instructions on page one.

I don't think that I will be able to ride many attractions, but I hope to try to get to them with my walking cane, if possible, to see the inside of the attractions for the Harry Potter theming which I hear is really incredible.

I wish that I new more people here, but that is okay. I just don't post as much as I did ten years ago when I got to know so many people at all of the DIS Conventions. I have very fond memories not only because of all of the events, but because I got to know many people on the DIS forums for almost a year before actually getting to WDW to meet everyone that I only got to know online.
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No worries, Ray, we are all family here! Looking forward to meeting you!


Lots of good information, John. Thanks! Now is decision time. I have a 5:45pm ressie at California Grill. That may be cutting it close with the 8:00pm pick up time at POP.

Unfortunately there are slim pickings for ADRs that night. I hate to give up that reservation. We have never tried CG before.
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Lots of good information, John. Thanks! Now is decision time. I have a 5:45pm ressie at California Grill. That may be cutting it close with the 8:00pm pick up time at POP.

Unfortunately there are slim pickings for ADRs that night. I hate to give up that reservation. We have never tried CG before.
Thank you. I look forward to meeting you, too.

Maybe you could arrive early and ask to be seated earlier for a longer dinner time and then take a taxi cab back to Pop Century so you can still enjoy a great dinner. I don't know how much the taxi fare would be, but I recall a little above $10.00 or more.

Good luck.
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Thank you, John. This will be my first time to visit the Islands of Adventure, and I am looking forward to seeing everything in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the very first time.

And thank you for allowing bus transportation for my personal mobility scooter, and allowing accessibility for me to drive onto the bus that you are renting. I know that you didn't have to do that, and I really appreciate the extra effort. I will absolutely be punctual for the arrival and departure per your instructions on page one.

I don't think that I will be able to ride many attractions, but I hope to try to get to them with my walking cane, if possible, to see the inside of the attractions for the Harry Potter theming which I hear is really incredible.

I wish that I new more people here, but that is okay. I just don't post as much as I did ten years ago when I got to know so many people at all of the DIS Conventions. I have very fond memories not only because of all of the events, but because I got to know many people on the DIS forums for almost a year before actually getting to WDW to meet everyone that I only got to know online.
I'm excited I'm finally going to be able to meet you.
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Thank you, John. This will be my first time to visit the Islands of Adventure, and I am looking forward to seeing everything in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the very first time.

And thank you for allowing bus transportation for my personal mobility scooter, and allowing accessibility for me to drive onto the bus that you are renting. I know that you didn't have to do that, and I really appreciate the extra effort. I will absolutely be punctual for the arrival and departure per your instructions on page one.

I don't think that I will be able to ride many attractions, but I hope to try to get to them with my walking cane, if possible, to see the inside of the attractions for the Harry Potter theming which I hear is really incredible.

I wish that I new more people here, but that is okay. I just don't post as much as I did ten years ago when I got to know so many people at all of the DIS Conventions. I have very fond memories not only because of all of the events, but because I got to know many people on the DIS forums for almost a year before actually getting to WDW to meet everyone that I only got to know online.
Ray - I was under the impression from a correspondence you had with Kathleen that you can walk onto the bus. The bus company does not a vehicle you can 'ride onto'.

Please email Kathleen ASAP at Kathleen@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com so we can get this straightened out.

Thanks
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:25 PM   #671
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We will be coming from looking at the lights at Disney Studios. We will be third stop for pickup
Bus 1
Boardwalk - Convention Entrance
Swan/Dolphin - Dolphin Convention Entrance
Yacht/Beach Club - Yacht Convention Entrance

Any advice on when we should expect the bus that starts it pickups at 8 and what time we need to leave Disney Studios. Would we be better to walk or boat.
We have never stayed in this area before so we were always on buses.

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We will be coming from looking at the lights at Disney Studios. We will be third stop for pickup
Bus 1
Boardwalk - Convention Entrance
Swan/Dolphin - Dolphin Convention Entrance
Yacht/Beach Club - Yacht Convention Entrance

Any advice on when we should expect the bus that starts it pickups at 8 and what time we need to leave Disney Studios. Would we be better to walk or boat.
We have never stayed in this area before so we were always on buses.

Thanks,

Bill and Deb

Hi Bill and Deb:

Actually, John's updated transportation information indicates that the bus company cannot give them a time that they will be at each resort. He said we should all be ready and at our appropriate location at 8:00 p.m. I know it's alot of hurry and wait . . . but isn't that the Disney way?

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Please note that the bus company WILL NOT provide us with a guaranteed time of pick up at each hotel, just a start time and estimated time of arrival at the event. In addition, they cannot provide us with a 'route schedule' for the buses, just when the buses will start running.


As for taking the boat or walking . . . it all depends upon your timing of a boat. If the boat just left, definitely walk. If the boat just showed up, definitely take the boat. If you have no idea when the boat will arrive - I would walk just not to risk it. The boat is a pretty slow loader.
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agreed... we beat the boat back by walking a few times
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What time should we leave, assuming we walk, to get to the Y&B pickup for 8?




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Hi Bill and Deb:

Actually, John's updated transportation information indicates that the bus company cannot give them a time that they will be at each resort. He said we should all be ready and at our appropriate location at 8:00 p.m. I know it's alot of hurry and wait . . . but isn't that the Disney way?

Per John the Genuis:
Please note that the bus company WILL NOT provide us with a guaranteed time of pick up at each hotel, just a start time and estimated time of arrival at the event. In addition, they cannot provide us with a 'route schedule' for the buses, just when the buses will start running.


As for taking the boat or walking . . . it all depends upon your timing of a boat. If the boat just left, definitely walk. If the boat just showed up, definitely take the boat. If you have no idea when the boat will arrive - I would walk just not to risk it. The boat is a pretty slow loader.
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Thank you, John. This will be my first time to visit the Islands of Adventure, and I am looking forward to seeing everything in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the very first time.

And thank you for allowing bus transportation for my personal mobility scooter, and allowing accessibility for me to drive onto the bus that you are renting. I know that you didn't have to do that, and I really appreciate the extra effort. I will absolutely be punctual for the arrival and departure per your instructions on page one.

I don't think that I will be able to ride many attractions, but I hope to try to get to them with my walking cane, if possible, to see the inside of the attractions for the Harry Potter theming which I hear is really incredible.

I wish that I new more people here, but that is okay. I just don't post as much as I did ten years ago when I got to know so many people at all of the DIS Conventions. I have very fond memories not only because of all of the events, but because I got to know many people on the DIS forums for almost a year before actually getting to WDW to meet everyone that I only got to know online.
HI Ray!!! Well, you know Karen and I, so there are two people you know that are going!!!! We'll see you there. We are traveling with Masayo and my dd Kate!!
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