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Old 05-11-2012, 09:29 AM   #2176
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They do! I believe they have to be folded up prior to boarding. Maybe someone else can confirm
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Guess we can't take the ferry. DD cannot transfer and wheelchair doesn't fold.....oh well!! Monorail and bus for us!!!
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:45 AM   #2178
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Thats the path that leads to the ferry boat and the pool. I do love the Poly in the early am when there aren't many people walking around
I do as well! My mom and I make a point of getting up early to go for a walk so I can take pictures when nobody else is around
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Guess we can't take the ferry. DD cannot transfer and wheelchair doesn't fold.....oh well!! Monorail and bus for us!!!
Hi and thank you for the compliment on the picture!!

I am pretty sure that if you wanted to have a boat ride experience, the bigger ferry, that you can take from the Transportation and Ticket Center to the Magic Kingdom, can accommodate wheelchairs on the lower level of the boat.

If you were to take the smaller boat (motor boat) from the Polynesian to the MK, than you would have to fold up the wheelchair.

Enjoy your visit!!!
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:50 AM   #2180
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Guess we can't take the ferry. DD cannot transfer and wheelchair doesn't fold.....oh well!! Monorail and bus for us!!!
I'm not positive that's why I wanted someone else to confirm this. I read it somewhere a while ago so things could have changed since then.

Here is where I read it:
http://allears.net/pl/transveh.htm
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I do as well! My mom and I make a point of getting up early to go for a walk so I can take pictures when nobody else is around
That's great! I think I will bring sneakers this time and do early morning jogs since I'm training for the ToT 10 miler
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Just find your wallet before we get to the Poly!!!!! xoxo
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:23 AM   #2183
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That's great! I think I will bring sneakers this time and do early morning jogs since I'm training for the ToT 10 miler
Good luck!!!! That should be an awesome experience!!

I find that the time we go out in the morning (6:30am) there are quite a few people taking jogs from the Poly to the GF and back.
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Good luck!!!! That should be an awesome experience!!

I find that the time we go out in the morning (6:30am) there are quite a few people taking jogs from the Poly to the GF and back.
Thank you! Do you have any idea what the distance on that is?
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Thank you! Do you have any idea what the distance on that is?
I did some research, and I am unfortunately not good with measurements, but online a person said that the distance between the TTC and the Grand Floridian is 2 miles (including using the walkway between the GF and Poly). So I would presume that just the walkway between the GF and the Poly would be less than a mile or close to a mile (like 0.7).
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I did some research, and I am unfortunately not good with measurements, but online a person said that the distance between the TTC and the Grand Floridian is 2 miles (including using the walkway between the GF and Poly). So I would presume that just the walkway between the GF and the Poly would be less than a mile or close to a mile (like 0.7).
This is very helpful! Thank you so much!!
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Thanks for the info. Do you know if they allow wheelchairs on ferries at any time of day?
They only allow wheelchairs on the TTC boat. No wheelchairs on the Poly launch.
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They do! I believe they have to be folded up prior to boarding. Maybe someone else can confirm
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Guess we can't take the ferry. DD cannot transfer and wheelchair doesn't fold.....oh well!! Monorail and bus for us!!!
You can take the TTC ferry. But not the Poly ferry. I would not suggest taking the TTC ferry at opening or closing of MK. The lines are long and the people are miserable!
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my bet is DVC. There are rumours of something big coming to the Poly. That is a part of the property where they potentially have room and a larger structure wouldn't block the views of the existing longhouses. They could take over the area of the luau and only have to sacrifice one or two longhouses. It's also close in proximity to the GF construction site, so they could essentially just slide on over once they are done over there.
When is GF DVC construction scheduled to be complete?
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Yikes I hope they don't start anything until AFTER our trip!!!
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I don't think they would start construction on any DVC until they are a little further along with the GF construction. My more immediate concern is about the rumours of a hot tub installation for "the end of the year." We are waiting to book a cabana for the last week of October and so far IPO is telling us that "for some reason" those dates haven't been released yet for reservations (normally it's 180 days & we're 2 weeks past) Hoping it's just a bad coincidence!
This one is really a concern for me, we'll really be there at the end of the year.

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How about this for a thought... I've read they need to address the building code and other issues with the GCH but given it would be a serious disruption to the resort to put it our of commission during construction maybe they will build a new GCH over in that spot so that everything can stay open while they work on it? A new GCH could incorporate a new Luau stage into the design and then once it's built they could use the real estate of the current GCH to build the DVC addition. Just running off an idea here - pure speculation.
You have excellent vision. I would have never come up with that theory but hearing it from you I can totally see it!
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