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Old 09-10-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Couple questions for newbie's...

There are 9 of us going 4 moms and 5 kids - do you think it would be worth it to get the $10 early check-in from Southwest so we can all sit together?

How far away is a walmart or grocery store? We were thinking of taking a taxi to walmart or grocery store to get some snacks and alcoholic drinks for the moms but not sure how close a place is. We are staying at Animal Kingdom.
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There are 9 of us going 4 moms and 5 kids - do you think it would be worth it to get the $10 early check-in from Southwest so we can all sit together?
Unless the kids are teens, I'd say "yes".

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How far away is a walmart or grocery store? We were thinking of taking a taxi to walmart or grocery store to get some snacks and alcoholic drinks for the moms but not sure how close a place is. We are staying at Animal Kingdom.
Google "Grocery near Animal Kingdom Lodge". There's a publix & super target about 4miles away (less than 2 miles using a short cut, but I don't know if taxis can use that road). Winn Dixie is less than 3 miles.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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One reason to use ECBI would be that you probably won't be near a computer to check-in 24 hours before your return flight.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #4
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One reason to use ECBI would be that you probably won't be near a computer to check-in 24 hours before your return flight.
You can if you have a smartphone and the app just giving another option
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How far away is a walmart or grocery store? We were thinking of taking a taxi to walmart or grocery store to get some snacks and alcoholic drinks for the moms but not sure how close a place is. We are staying at Animal Kingdom.
You can also get that stuff at one of the 3 Hess stations on property.

There is one near the boardwalk, one near DTD and one somewhat near the TTC but I don't think there is anyway to walk there.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #6
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If someone has a smart phone or a trustworthy person at home to do check-in at the 24 hour mark, I probably wouldn't bother. If you are A or B boarding, you will get at least 2 & most likely 3 seats together in the aircraft (more likely in back). It will be difficult to get 9 seats together, but can probably get groups of 3. $180 is a lot of money to spend on seats when you don't "have" to. JMO

I think the Hess stations are pretty convenient to walk to, esp. at DTD. Have fun
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