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Old 02-28-2013, 07:31 PM   #211
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With all this talk about how bad the bus is from DTD back to BC/YC.. about how much would a taxi cost?? I'm thinking we will go that route then take our chances. Hmmmm
I really don't think it's bad. I've always thought the buses come at pretty regular intervals. Maybe I'm just use to it.

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For all that the downtown Disney buses DO seem to take forever to get back to...any resort we've bused from!...getting in and out of the parking lot, driving, is just as bad- ugh!
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #213
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2010 was the very first time we stayed CL. Like I said, it was our anniversary and we traveled without the kids, so we decided to splurge. I recall telling my husband before we left home, "Even though it's standard view, this is club level...it's like VIP...there won't be any bad views. These are some of the best rooms in the hotel!" Talk about eating your words!

Tell you what Mousemommy1, looks like our trips overlap. If you get the dumpster view, you can sit on my GV balcony!

But, seriously I wouldn't worry....the chances of you getting that room are probably pretty low!
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Request "close to lounge" ... All those rooms overlook the front entrance and some have a view of distant fireworks from MK. We've stayed standard there a few times, never saw a dumpster, it must be way way down at the end of the hall???? I thought all the CL rooms overlooked the entrance. Hmmmmmmm

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Leaving at 6:30 am for my long-awaited sister's getaway weekend! Super-excited, but sad that I won't be at BC/YC this trip. We'll be across the lake at BWI. I'm sure it will be great, but I will MISS BC very much! It's a short trip- just 4days/3 nights- but I'll make time to visit BC, take some pictures, and say hi to a few of my favorite CMs ...
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If you get a crappy view just hang down in the lounge

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How do I get to the main entrance of Epcot before opening? I know we discussed the International Gateway the other day, but we are scheduled to do the Back Stage Magic tour and we need to check in at guest relations outside Epcot's main entrance prior to the park's opening. Is this walkable? Is there a bus available? Will we need a taxi?

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You can enter thru IG, walk to the main entrance, physically "leave" Epcot via the front gates then meet at Guest Relations. You will have to re-scan your tickets to be re-admitted to the park for your tour. We did this last year without any hiccups.
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How do I get to the main entrance of Epcot before opening? I know we discussed the International Gateway the other day, but we are scheduled to do the Back Stage Magic tour and we need to check in at guest relations outside Epcot's main entrance prior to the park's opening. Is this walkable? Is there a bus available? Will we need a taxi?

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Yesterday, a couple of people responded that they were able to get to the front entrance of EPCOT before the park opened when they participated in special events (marathon for one, Y.E.S program for another). I am guessing that you should plan for a 25-30 minute walk- it could be less, but I wouldn't want you to be late.

There is no bus, so the other alternative is taxi.

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With all this talk about how bad the bus is from DTD back to BC/YC.. about how much would a taxi cost?? I'm thinking we will go that route then take our chances. Hmmmm
I believe I have a fare estimator in the first post on Page 1. I think the cost would be less than $20 for the trip, including the tip.
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You can enter thru IG, walk to the main entrance, physically "leave" Epcot via the front gates then meet at Guest Relations. You will have to re-scan your tickets to be re-admitted to the park for your tour. We did this last year without any hiccups.
Will this work even if we are to meet at guest relations BEFORE the actual opening of the park? (We are to meet by 8:45 and Epcot opens at 9). Did you do the Backstage Magic tour? Did you enjoy it?

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I was checking out the BOG list. There is a lot of ppl traveling the last week in August. For the life of me I can't remember what site has the crowd levels.

I thought the end of August / beginning if September the crowd level were lower because if school being in session. Am I wrong?
Here are 2 crowd calendar websites:
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I am a crazy planner and bought the "Unofficial guide to Disneyworld". They have the touringplans.com website. They have a great app for crowd levels and wait times in real time, restaurant menus- it's awesome!
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Will this work even if we are to meet at guest relations BEFORE the actual opening of the park? (We are to meet by 8:45 and Epcot opens at 9). Did you do the Backstage Magic tour? Did you enjoy it?

Thanks for the information.

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We did this before park opening for a class. I believe we met at 7:45 at the flagpole at the front entrance of Epcot. We've never done the Backstage Magic tour....only the Segway tour and KTTK. I would LOVE to do the Backstage Magic tour someday! KTTK was incredible....I highly recommend it!

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Ok you guys are making me feel better. The end of August was not my first pick of travel time. I not one who deals well when I'm dripping wet from heat. Ya I know, ya I know Hahahahaha I better get use to the idea real quick!

What was making the idea better was thinking the lines would be shorter. So waiting in the heat wouldnt be too bad. we been at the end of may b4 the lines were insane and it was HOT.

I keep thinking about SAB and now I the sunken treasure after a long day at the park. I can do this!
We always go the last 2 weeks of August. IMO, it's not that bad, love the lower crowds & lower costs. We go to the park at rope drop, then come back for mid afternoon swim break when it's the hottest out. Lounge around the pool, with a Sunken Treasure . Then later go out for dinner and maybe an evening park.

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I was checking out the BOG list. There is a lot of ppl traveling the last week in August. For the life of me I can't remember what site has the crowd levels.

I thought the end of August / beginning if September the crowd level were lower because if school being in session. Am I wrong?
Easy Disney has a free Crowd Calendar that's pretty good.
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I will be at Yacht Club NEXT MONTH!!!!!

Happy March all!
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I will be at Yacht Club NEXT MONTH!!!!!

Happy March all!
Us too!! We arrive on the 9th! So excited to be going. We've stayed at BCV twice, but decided to make our way across the hall this time!
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March movie schedule

Campfire time for March is 6:30 PM. Movie follows at 8:00 PM.


Movies by the Beach March 2013 Schedule,


Sun- A Bug's Life ( Rated G)
Mon- Hercules (G)
Tues- WALL-E (G)
Wed- Up (PG)
Thurs- Toy Story (G)
Fri- Pochahontas (G)
Sat- The Emporer's New Groove (G)

Movie will be moved inside to the Solarium in the event of inclement weather.


I love this lineup of movies!!!

I will get the full activities schedule posted later today.
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