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Old 07-14-2012, 03:07 AM   #16
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Well, apparently turnout was so bad, they have already returned the GU&GPW to going through DCA park. I called the front desk today, and they confirmed. One thing that was slightly confusing is that they told me it was 7:30am every day, year round. As you know, through at least August 24th, DCA opens to the general public at 8am every day, and has EMH or APEE at 7am every day. So it's not clear how the power walkers avoid the crowds. Possibly, there is a slight chance the CM was mistaken, and it's actually at 6:30am?

Personally I'd never do the power walk at the expense of valuable early entry ride time. Luckily, we are going in January, when the parks traditionally open at 10am and 9am for Early Entry, so a 7:30am GU&GPW through DCA is perfect.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:06 AM   #17
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Has anyone tried this since June 15th?
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #18
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #19
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Bumpity bump also. Going in September and wondering if anyone has done this?
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:37 PM   #20
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I am going next month and interested to know if anyone has done this recently and the information!
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:07 PM   #21
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I don't know specifics because I didn't do the walk, but for what it's worth when I was walking through Downtown Disney this past Sunday morning around 8am (towards the parks) i saw a group of four people (the guide and three guests) heading back towards the DLH.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:14 AM   #22
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I don't know specifics because I didn't do the walk, but for what it's worth when I was walking through Downtown Disney this past Sunday morning around 8am (towards the parks) i saw a group of four people (the guide and three guests) heading back towards the DLH.
Thanks for the report. I would guess that on days when DCA opens early, the Power Walk starts at the DLH and goes through Downtown Disney. And then on days when DCA opens later, they'll meet in the GCH and go into DCA.
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Has anyone done this walk since September??? I am curious how it is currently working.
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Has anyone done this walk since September??? I am curious how it is currently working.
Curious as well...headed to DL in 15 days and would love to do the morning walks, espeically since park openings aren't until 10 am!
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:11 AM   #25
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Has anyone done this walk since September??? I am curious how it is currently working.
We didn't DO the walk in October, but we were planning to - until we got the details. They told me that the walk was still through DTD rather than the parks, and it started at the same time as EMH. So we would have had to choose between EMH and the walk, and of course EMH won out. It's possible that when the parks open a little later that they won't overlap, but they said that it was probably going to stay in DTD from now on.

Bummer.
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We didn't DO the walk in October, but we were planning to - until we got the details. They told me that the walk was still through DTD rather than the parks, and it started at the same time as EMH. So we would have had to choose between EMH and the walk, and of course EMH won out. It's possible that when the parks open a little later that they won't overlap, but they said that it was probably going to stay in DTD from now on.

Bummer.
Uh, yeah, if still through DTD AND at the expense of EMH, that makes it a pretty easy decision to save my walking for the parks.
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We didn't DO the walk in October, but we were planning to - until we got the details. They told me that the walk was still through DTD rather than the parks, and it started at the same time as EMH. So we would have had to choose between EMH and the walk, and of course EMH won out. It's possible that when the parks open a little later that they won't overlap, but they said that it was probably going to stay in DTD from now on.

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Major bummer. Thanks for sharing!
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Uh, yeah, if still through DTD AND at the expense of EMH, that makes it a pretty easy decision to save my walking for the parks.
Yep. Too bad.
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I called them from the GCH I think November 1, 2012 and they also stated it only goes through Downtown Disney. I didn't try it to be sure...I actually had a free morning, but I was tired after 2 full days in the parks so I chose to sleep in. Assuming the walk really went through Downtown Disney, I believe made the right choice.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:03 PM   #30
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It's back! I just checked in to the VGC yesterday (best ... hotel ... ever, by the way), and they announced that starting this Tuesday, January 29th at 6:55am, DLR guests can meet at the Grand Californian Hotel's Grand Entrance, the one into DCA, for a Get Up & Go Power Walk through DCA.

I signed up to do it while the DW and DKids sleep in a little. Any DISers out there care to join me Tuesday morning for the first pre-opening Power Walk inside DCA since Cars Land opened? I hope they take us down Route 66.
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