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Old 01-02-2013, 02:56 AM   #16
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Any guests are welcome to check out the Disney resorts and eat at their restaurants. They can check out the pools. But if the girls are interested in swimming at the Disney resort, you have to be a registered guest of that resort. I hope this helps.
I believe the OP meant swimming at their own hotel. The Caribe Royal has a pool and their own 75-foot water slide.
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For a nicer, but inexpensive place for dinner, I'd check out Wolfgang Puck Express in DTD.
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I believe the OP meant swimming at their own hotel. The Caribe Royal has a pool and their own 75-foot water slide.
Yes, that is exactly what I meant.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:17 AM   #19
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You can also ride the water taxis for free. I would do a loop, first going to OKW, then browse around until you get to the Marketplace stop. You can go over to SSR and catch a few appetizers on the patio at the Turf Club. Then walk back over and catch the water taxi to POFQ and POR; both have entertainment starting at 8:00 pm in their respective lounges, Wednesday through Saturday.
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I love the water taxis and concerts at DTD - Old Key West - Goods to Go - conch chowder is about $4 - plus you can often get a grilled cheese to go with that not too bad a price - it is fun to travel by water to all of them depending on how much time you have - POR, POFQ, SSR

DTD Wolfgang Puck Express IMO best value for money spent - lots of things large enough to share. Ghiradelli chocolate free samples a nice sweet ending.

MK area resorts monorail and water taxis - WL, Contemporary and GF - fun to go to Fort Wilderness - lots of places to walk. I like the pork sandwich at Captain Cooks at the Poly and take it to eat out by the pool - nice view of the lagoon and great "Hawaiian" atmosphere.

Jazz band at the GF!

Ice cream at the Boardwalk about $5 gives you a very large serving (double scoop) which is easily a size to share IMO. Water taxi from the Boardwalk resorts to HS - to Epcot - just enjoying the Boardwalk atmosphere is nice - benches and rocking chairs.

AOA resort - food court with some interesting options you don't find everywhere.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:50 PM   #21
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I believe the OP meant swimming at their own hotel. The Caribe Royal has a pool and their own 75-foot water slide.
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Yes, that is exactly what I meant.
Ah! Thanks for clarifying that. I wasn't so sure and I didn't want to lengthen my post by inquiring what you meant by that.

Sorry.. I don't have anything to add to what is already been said. I hope you enjoy your time!
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Earl of Sandwich is quite reasonable! And sharing an ice cream at Ghirardeli's would be yummy too.
Your making me hungry! I LOVE earl of sandwich!!!! - wish I could eat there right now.

Free things:
-checking out other resorts
-Boardwalk (entertainment, shopping, food)
-DTD(entertainment, shows, bowling, movies, shopping, food)
-swimming
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Ditto. I am sure I will be dining at both places when I visit this spring. You have to get ice cream on a vacation!
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:29 AM   #24
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I intend to take some free boat rides and walks during any busy times. The boat from MK to Fort Wilderness is lovely, and so are the trails there,, and I want to show hubby where I stayed 25 yrs ago and Discovery Island that used to be a rescued bird preserve 25 yrs ago. We will also take nice walk from Pop to AofA and take taxi to contemporary to walk over to MK for our early steam train tour. It's about the only way to get there at 7 am!
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