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Old 02-26-2013, 06:26 PM   #31
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If he actually tries to walk it and Disney lets him on their roads since there are few sidewalks, I bet he doesn't walk back to the hotel.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #32
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Yowza! I don't think people have a concept of what Disney is like until they get there. I had no idea the first time we went that you had to take buses to each separate park. I also (don't make fun of me now) thought that Harry Potter was there! Oops. Luckily my parents schooled me. By the next year I was schooling them on all the ways it is better to do Disney from all the research I did. I was convinced there were better ways to do Disney than to keep crossing the parks and such. I was right. There are much better ways.

Obviously with the wife having gone as a child, things have changed repeatedly, so she has no idea what it will be like! They are in for a rude awakening!!!
Up until a couple of months ago, I thought Harry Potter was there too. Thank God for DisBoards and all the great people on here who have helped me plan... Our first trip would have been a mess!
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:45 PM   #33
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Up until a couple of months ago, I thought Harry Potter was there too. Thank God for DisBoards and all the great people on here who have helped me plan... Our first trip would have been a mess!
Tru dat. Between the DIS, Allears, Touringplans, Mousesavers, and the actual Disney website, I researched my butt off for the second trip, and it was wonderful! The first trip I sat down and cried the second day in b/c my parents didn't understand the fastpass system even after two trips and did not use them properly. I have bad feet and I was in so much pain from crisscrossing the parks. I'm a pro now! Everyone looks to me for trip planning now!!!
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Can you imagine how early they would have to get up for ropedrop? It's not like it is just walking a straight 2 miles like we would at home. With all the traffic and buses, not to mention crossing the street in that, it will take a long time. If they have young kids, a stroller, and a bunch of junk to carry, it will take even longer. I'm sorry, I exercise a lot, but I would never want to work that hard on my vacation in the heat. I want to sit in the air conditioning and let someone else drive me.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #34
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. I've never added up the prices like that. For our upcoming trip, we are there for 17 nights. That would be over $200! Just on parking!
It does sound crazy when you start adding up the cost. It would make it worth it for one family member to get an annual pass just to get free parking.

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In 80 degree+ heat?
More like 100+ degrees since they are going this summer.

This guy is a cheapskate and a bully! I hope his wife straightens him out. There are very few sidewalks in FL, and none in WDW. A guy just got hit and killed here this past Saturday picking up cans on the side of the road. He would putting his entire family's life at risk to even try this stunt.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:53 PM   #35
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OP, if you decide to help this "teacher" at all, I suggest you have the "help" come from your parents. Just a quick email mentioning his comment and setting him straight should do it. You might also consider attaching a photo mapping out the distance from I-4 to the MK.

He may not want to take advice from students, but might listen up if it came from another adult. For the sake of his family, I'd think I'd at least try and set him straight.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:36 PM   #36
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Personally, I think he is probably going to Disneyland, but is amongst the many that don't know the difference especially if he has never been before. At Disneyland he can usually walk to the parks. If not, it won't take long before he realizes his mistake. If he stays on 192 it's a twelve mile walk to MK alone.

On a different comment, I'm sure that Disney was concerned about the loss of income because of people parking in the DTD lot, but I think the biggest problem came from the retailers in DTD complaining about the prime parking spots being taken up by the freebie seekers. The parks open up earlier then the stores in DTD so the parking spaces would be filled with park people. I don't think it would take a sane person more than one time to realize that that free parking has a big cost in lost time now.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #37
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And this guy is teaching our young people.

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I laugh at the sheer cheapskatedness of the guy, but I pity his poor kids. They're the ones that will pay the price. And I hope his wife slaps him upside the back of his head and says "Stick a crowbar in your wallet and pry out $14 x 6 days = $84 to park."

Luckily one of the few things we do not make our teachers responsible for is teaching the students all about Disney World.
He will figure it out and I am sure it will be before he tries to walk. The hotel will let the know what a horrid idea it is or his wife will talk sense in to him.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:51 PM   #38
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Oh my gosh! They're probably going to get about a half a mile down the street then run out of sidewalk and be left standing around confused. Can you imagine looking out the window of your resort bus to the parks and seeing a exhausted family traipsing through the grass by the side of the road?? *laughing*
and who knows what could be slithering in that grass.....
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #39
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:13 PM   #40
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hope he was joking.....
you cant walk in anyway...where, along the parkway/road????
dont think so...
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #41
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He is probably (hopefully??) going to Disneyland.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #42
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poohies >>>>
OMG! What time was this... I wonder how long it took them to get that far... And how long it will take then to get to the gate?
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #43
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ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Literally, this is the funniest thing ever!! I can see it now, they're staying at one of the Good Neighbor Hotels and make it to DTD...imagine if they go into a store and ask "How much further to the MK?"
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I'm sure he plans to use Disney's transportation for resort guests and not pay for that either. SMH!

Disney Transportation is not just for resort guests, it's provided for anyone who visits WDW.
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OMG! What time was this... I wonder how long it took them to get that far... And how long it will take then to get to the gate?
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