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Old 09-19-2012, 02:27 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by cruisingkat View Post
We found the GPS to be easier than the following the road signs. If a large SUV is next to you, you may not see the sign. That happened to us everytime before we got our GPS. We missed the signs for the turns because they were blocked by some SUV's in the right lane.
We had no problem setting our GPS (it is a Garmin Nuvi) and it found all the right locations. Plus it gives us a heads up as to which way we will turn next so we can be in the correct lane.
Okay, understood. But the signage is really great, with advance notice - not just one "Oops, hey, turn HERE!" . Especially if there's a chance a driver may meet to turn or exit, regularly pacing large vehicles that are in the lane the turning driver should be in may not be the best idea; and if a driver misses a turn, there's always more than one way to get somewhere.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #17
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Not sure what website it's on anymore - but there is a driving map of WDW available online. It was very helpful in understanding the lay of land before we got there. Then - following the signs "made sense" because we knew what things we close together, in the opposite direction, etc. Google Earth is also useful this way.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:38 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Donna M View Post
I find it is also helpful to know something about Disney, like which area your hotel is in; are your staying in a DTD resort, EPCOT etc.
Yes! This is very true. If you don't know what area your resort is in (generally speaking, like MK resorts, or Epcot resorts), and you're far enough "out", the signs don't specifically say the name of the resort. You have to be close enough for the resort names to be on the signs.

For example, if you're staying at the Contemporary, you initially need to follow the MK area signs.

As was mentioned, study a map, to get an idea of where everything is located. It helps!
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