Couple questions for newbie's...

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by twinmom2bg2, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. twinmom2bg2

    twinmom2bg2 Earning My Ears

    Sep 4, 2012
    There are 9 of us going 4 moms and 5 kids - do you think it would be worth it to get the $10 early check-in from Southwest so we can all sit together?

    How far away is a walmart or grocery store? We were thinking of taking a taxi to walmart or grocery store to get some snacks and alcoholic drinks for the moms but not sure how close a place is. We are staying at Animal Kingdom.
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  3. sam_gordon

    sam_gordon DIS Veteran

    Jun 26, 2010
    Unless the kids are teens, I'd say "yes".

    Google "Grocery near Animal Kingdom Lodge". There's a publix & super target about 4miles away (less than 2 miles using a short cut, but I don't know if taxis can use that road). Winn Dixie is less than 3 miles.
  4. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

    Feb 11, 2011
    One reason to use ECBI would be that you probably won't be near a computer to check-in 24 hours before your return flight.
  5. 1stvisit0909

    1stvisit0909 DIS Veteran

    Aug 6, 2009
    You can if you have a smartphone and the app :) just giving another option :surfweb:
  6. chartle

    chartle DIS Veteran

    Jul 10, 2008
    You can also get that stuff at one of the 3 Hess stations on property.

    There is one near the boardwalk, one near DTD and one somewhat near the TTC but I don't think there is anyway to walk there.
  7. dsneprincess

    dsneprincess DIS Veteran

    Feb 3, 2009
    If someone has a smart phone or a trustworthy person at home to do check-in at the 24 hour mark, I probably wouldn't bother. If you are A or B boarding, you will get at least 2 & most likely 3 seats together in the aircraft (more likely in back). It will be difficult to get 9 seats together, but can probably get groups of 3. $180 is a lot of money to spend on seats when you don't "have" to. JMO

    I think the Hess stations are pretty convenient to walk to, esp. at DTD. Have fun

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