In his defense, the chaperone was just trying to accomplish what the kids wanted to do- get back to the pool as soon as possible after the mandated off-resort excursion. He reasoned that we wouldn't get to MK until 8, maybe ride one ride, and the earliest they would be back to the resort would be 9. I tried to explain that the ride back from DTD alone would probably take 45 mintues to an hour, but that fell on deaf ears and I still to this day don't know when they got back. Nor do I really care. Enjoy your time up north, and good luck on Monday! You are the second person today to say what a difference it makes to go to DTD during the day. You can't even imagine how happy I was on that bus. That was the third happiest I had been on the trip, after my solo lunch and romantic moment with the soldier. You are so right about the lousy timing of the storm. If the boys had been able to swim during the afternoon, I know everybody would have been more interested in going to MK or HS for Fantasmic! I hope you have a great year!!! I know this year will provide some challenges for you. We had only 3 days at the park. There was no way I wanted to spend that evening at DTD! Well, the chaperone code of conduct was clear that if I had gone to DTD I would NOT be spending any time at the margarita bar! I am certainly no fan of the DTD bus route, as many of you know! My best Disney moves so far has been to return to the Beach Club from DTD by using one of the DTD resort boats and then a bus to EPCOT. I know, right! Big Thunder Mtn had just reopened. It is one of my favorites, if not my very favorite Disney favorite. The ride just makes me smile!