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Old 04-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #151
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I am the PP who called twice and arrived to find it canceled. Thank goodness for DIS so that I at least had an indication that it would be canceled. I certainly would have had a far less calm reaction if I had shown up with no idea!
I had called those two times based on the threads here and each time, the CM said that I was still confirmed and scheduled but both seemed to hint that at least some of the tours had been canceled.
I double checked that I had the correct contact info listed on the reservation and had been checking my voicemail/answering machine religiously leading up to it, so I have no idea why I was "skipped" in the cancellation process.
I am glad the the CM at EPCOT were helpful and allowed us to have a great day but I am VERY glad I went into it pretty much knowing it was canceled anyways. Thanks DIS!
From an overall perspective though, it wasn't handled properly...I should have been aware and had a refund far before I reached the gate.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:42 PM   #152
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From an overall perspective though, it wasn't handled properly...I should have been aware and had a refund far before I reached the gate.
I totally agree. I don't want to cancel if there's any chance it's still on. But if it is cancelled, I want my money back. And I have the pre-park opening tour, so I really don't want to show up a early with nothing to do.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:46 PM   #153
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I totally agree. I don't want to cancel if there's any chance it's still on. But if it is cancelled, I want my money back. And I have the pre-park opening tour, so I really don't want to show up a early with nothing to do.
Thank goodness it was early EMH (I hadn't been aware) that morning and even though we weren't resort guests, they escorted us into the park. THAT really would have gotten me going if we had had to wait around for an hour for the park to open. Then they might have seen me at my not so friendly.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #154
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Just called to change some stuff on my resort reservation and figured I would check in on our segway tour in July. The lady said so far they've only cancelled up to mid-May so here's to hoping...
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:53 PM   #155
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I have one scheduled for May 9th and have not heard anything from them yet about cancelling.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #156
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I have a tour scheduled for May 5th. Nobody has called me.

ETA: I called Disney Tours -- May tours are cancelled. Again, the CM had no idea why and said she didn't know if they were ever coming back. How unfortunate.

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Old 04-03-2013, 06:03 PM   #157
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Mine is May 3. I was expecting they would cancel about now, but still nothing.

Has anyone with a May tour had their trip actually cancelled?
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:13 PM   #158
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I must say that recently I returned from a trip to Miami Beach and indeed took a SEGWAY tour. Never again, enough said. At one point, my vehicle grazed the sand and spun around and flipped me off into the sand. Luckily, I only had a very, very small bruise on my elbow.

The next night, on our way to dinner, we saw an ambulance and the gal we remember renting the SEGWAYS from talking to a police officer. From what I gathered, someone was riding and ran into one of those small poles that are supposed to stop cars from driving into the promenade. She was flipped off and hit her head on the concrete.

Needless to say, I'm not taking another one of those tours. Something tells me they're more of a liability than one might assume.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #159
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I've done the Epcot one twice, with no issues. And if I recall correctly, they require you sign a doc at the beginning waiving them from responsibility in the event you are injured.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:40 AM   #160
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I must say that recently I returned from a trip to Miami Beach and indeed took a SEGWAY tour. Never again, enough said. At one point, my vehicle grazed the sand and spun around and flipped me off into the sand. Luckily, I only had a very, very small bruise on my elbow.

The next night, on our way to dinner, we saw an ambulance and the gal we remember renting the SEGWAYS from talking to a police officer. From what I gathered, someone was riding and ran into one of those small poles that are supposed to stop cars from driving into the promenade. She was flipped off and hit her head on the concrete.

Needless to say, I'm not taking another one of those tours. Something tells me they're more of a liability than one might assume.
Segways are perfectly safe if used properly. Using them anywhere near sand does not sound like a proper use to me. Or where there are motor vehicles and pedestrians. So, I'm not sure that the tour you went on was a good one.

Maybe Disney is looking at how they can offer this tour safely away from crowds and other obstacles.

That was my first hunch...that with the early opening of WS now for the bakery, there are more crowds to contend with. We shall see.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #161
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I just called about my 5/3 your an was told that it was still confirmed for now....?????
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #162
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Segways are perfectly safe if used properly. Using them anywhere near sand does not sound like a proper use to me. Or where there are motor vehicles and pedestrians. So, I'm not sure that the tour you went on was a good one.

Maybe Disney is looking at how they can offer this tour safely away from crowds and other obstacles.

That was my first hunch...that with the early opening of WS now for the bakery, there are more crowds to contend with. We shall see.
Well, call me a daredevil, but we were literally told how they work and told we have an hour to use them. No training or pamphlets about where to ride them was given so I agree this was probably not the best choice.

The reason you mentioned though may be the reason that they've suspended them, but I don't know if they do them before park opening or what.

Regardless, they just aren't my thing. Honestly, it was not the highlight of the trip.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #163
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Somebody has sued Disney several years ago, wanting to bring their own Segway into the park (they had a disability). Perhaps this is connected somehow.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:04 AM   #164
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Well, call me a daredevil, but we were literally told how they work and told we have an hour to use them. No training or pamphlets about where to ride them was given so I agree this was probably not the best choice.

The reason you mentioned though may be the reason that they've suspended them, but I don't know if they do them before park opening or what.

Regardless, they just aren't my thing. Honestly, it was not the highlight of the trip.
The Disney tours didn't work like that at all. You were given a safety demonstration and you were taught how to ride properly. You were also never left alone to ride; the guide was always with you. The Epcot tour that went through World Showcase did happen before the WS section of the park was open so there were very low crowds.
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Somebody has sued Disney several years ago, wanting to bring their own Segway into the park (they had a disability). Perhaps this is connected somehow.
Thats one of the rumors floating around in this thread.
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