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Old 10-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #16
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To be at mK for 830am what time should we leave??

are u dropped off right at mk gate? have never stayed onsite before
You are dropped off just to the right of the Main Gate.

If you want to be at the Main Gate at 8:30, I would be at the bus stop by 7:15-7:30.

If your BBB appointment is at 8:30, I would be at the bus stop by 7-7:15.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #17
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You are dropped off just to the right of the Main Gate.

If you want to be at the Main Gate at 8:30, I would be at the bus stop by 7:15-7:30.

If your BBB appointment is at 8:30, I would be at the bus stop by 7-7:15.
Her appointment is at 8:50. I think getting to the bus stop a 75 minutes before is overkill. She should be fine if she's there by 8:00 and she'll catch the next bus which will be no more than 20 minutes after the hour, a 15 minute ride and she's there by 8:35. It will take less than 15 minutes to walk to the gate, go through and get to the castle. If she's super nervous, she could be at the bus stop by 7:45.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:18 AM   #18
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I agree on the bus departure time of just before 8.


To answer a previous question about the tram..you can walk the stroller to the parking lot instead of taking the tram....by the end of the night we are usually very tired and pushing the loaded stroller is often dreadful (stroller plus kids is almost 130lbs for us), but if the kids are awake, I usually hope on the tram with them and let dad walk with an empty stroller to the car! This usually works out for us since they would get woken up to get in seatbelts anyway...ironically - we do this more at other parks as we walk from BLT/CR or bus to MK only!!!

When you get to the main entrance and go thru bag check, you will probably want to get to the left hand side and look for reservation check in...someone will have to confirm your name to let you into the park early. You should be there by 8:30 giving you plenty of time to deal with the rope drop crowd...

There are dining reservations earlier than your BBB appt so don't worry about the resort busses if you stay at AoA!
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:29 AM   #19
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I always drive and prefer to do so. I like to know that we can leave when we want and go somewhere else quickly. I don't have to worry about catching the bus, whether I need to get off at a resort and connect to another bus etc.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:35 AM   #20
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I always drive and prefer to do so. I like to know that we can leave when we want and go somewhere else quickly. I don't have to worry about catching the bus, whether I need to get off at a resort and connect to another bus etc.
Why would you ever have to connect to another bus? Do you know how the WDW bus system works? FTR, I always have a car and I always take the bus to the MK for the reasons I stated upthread.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:34 AM   #21
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I always drive and prefer to do so. I like to know that we can leave when we want and go somewhere else quickly. I don't have to worry about catching the bus, whether I need to get off at a resort and connect to another bus etc.
Unless you are going to Dtd or a water park you shouldn't have to change busses....and it doesn't sound at all like the OP is planning to do that....

But to take a car to MK you are still essentially transferring anyway since you have to take the ferry or monorail (closes early so mostly ferry) out to the tic and then transfer to your car ( walking or tram) to leave.....
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #22
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do u mean the monorail will be closed after wishes?? how would we get back to the poly then?? that is my whole reason for booking there and if it isnt operating at night I will rethink it.
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do u mean the monorail will be closed after wishes?? how would we get back to the poly then?? that is my whole reason for booking there and if it isnt operating at night I will rethink it.
You can take the boat. And I believe they also have buses running to Poly and GF when they shut down the monorail.
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do u mean the monorail will be closed after wishes?? how would we get back to the poly then?? that is my whole reason for booking there and if it isnt operating at night I will rethink it.
The Poly? I don't remember that on your list of possibilities. There is a small boat that runs from the MK to the Poly. IIRC you need to fold strollers on it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:11 PM   #25
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I have a cars room booked for a 10/19 checkin. Here is my dilemma, i would like to add special requests for the room (1st floor, close to transportation) but i dont know if i can do this, or if this guidance is a good idea.
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I have a cars room booked for a 10/19 checkin. Here is my dilemma, i would like to add special requests for the room (1st floor, close to transportation) but i dont know if i can do this, or if this guidance is a good idea.
You sure can add those requests. Just remember they are only reqeusts, not guaranteed. Just call CRO and have them add your requests to your reservation.
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The resort monorail runs longer than the express monorail but its INSANELY crowded after wishes...this is why CR is so great because you can walk back for only about 5 minutes longer than going to the monorail y
Track. We have stayed T the poly before - the boat is the fastest and most reliable way back, alternatively we walk from the TTC after the ferry ride...

Getting to the monorail station from most rooms at the poly with a stroller can be exhausting...
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:38 PM   #28
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do u mean the monorail will be closed after wishes?? how would we get back to the poly then?? that is my whole reason for booking there and if it isnt operating at night I will rethink it.
The monorail runs an hour after the park closes. We have found that if we stay until the park closes even the resort monorail is packed so it's sometimes faster to take the boat back to the Poly.
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