Now this comment really takes the cake!!!

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by Our 2 Princesses, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. ManyMinnie

    ManyMinnie DIS Veteran

    Feb 4, 2013
    There is no bus to the parks, exactly for this reason.

    You have to transfer at a resort to get to the parks from DTD.
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  3. Sandy Fisher

    Sandy Fisher DIS Veteran

    Feb 2, 2001
    Years ago there were park buses that stopped at Downtown Disney because I used them a couple times when DH was there for a convention and we ended up staying at one of the Downtown Disney area hotels. I just walked down from the hotel and caught the bus from there. I guess Disney accountants figured they were losing parking fees.
    At any rate, it continues to amaze me what people "think" when they haven't been to Disney for a long time. It has grown and expanded and surely isn't meant for even a fit person walking!!
  4. heyitsmejosh

    heyitsmejosh DIS Veteran

    Feb 9, 2012
    im sure where he is staying has a shuttle anyway he will figure it out
  5. mattsdragon

    mattsdragon <font color=red>DDC #595 <img src=http://photopost

    Sep 23, 2005
    Why not? I've run from EPCOT to MK and back.

    Plan to run to all of them next year.

    Tongue is firmly planted in cheek. . .I did the Half Marathon and want to do the full next.
  6. kerri0616

    kerri0616 DIS Veteran

    Jul 6, 2000
    He can turn the walk to the Parks into a nature walk...Hey look kids, a snake! And just up ahead, I think I see an alligator in the brush!

    Ah, nature!
  7. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Have you checked out the HydroGuy thread about WDW for DL vets? You should be able to find it through the "land" sticky threads (even though it's for world)

    And even DLR people don't walk TWO miles from their hotels. We stayed about a mile away and walked, and we were silly to do so. No one else does this.

    WDW's property is bigger than my town. This would be like walking from two miles outside of Tacoma WA and then thinking you'll keep on walking inside of it, even though at WDW the roads are highway-type roads with no sidewalks and large lizard-type creatures and snakes around.

    Someone needs to send this guy a hybrid satellite/roads map before he attempts this.
  8. Crystal824

    Crystal824 DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2008
    This is hilarious. I know it is difficut to appreciate the sheer size of WDW before going but really......??????????
  9. OklahomaTourist

    OklahomaTourist Mouseketeer

    May 3, 2008
    And this guy is teaching our young people.



    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."
  10. bababear_50

    bababear_50 DIS Veteran

    Feb 5, 2007


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  11. meggiebeth

    meggiebeth Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow

    Aug 1, 2011
    Eeeek. 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's at times like these that I am glad we are staying at a lovely Disney resort with free and wonderful transport :)

    My dad is a cheapskate, a true cheapskate. He tries to reuse teabags before my mum glares at him and throws the hanging, soggy teabag away. Lol. However even he would not contemplate walking two miles in the middle of Florida to save $14 a day.

    I can't really blame someone for not wanting to pay those high prices. However planning to walk 2 miles, much of it without a footpath, is just utterly stupid! In 80 degree+ heat? It'd be worth it to just pay the money to park. They'll spend that money on drinks keeping their panting, tired bodies hydrated on the way. ;)

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  12. lorli

    lorli Perfectly Pixieish

    Jun 17, 2005
    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.
  13. backpacktwang

    backpacktwang Mouseketeer

    Jan 19, 2013
    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!
  14. Blackbeltdisneygirl

    Blackbeltdisneygirl Disney obsessed and proud of it!!!

    Jan 6, 2011
    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!!!

    Can you imagine how early they would have to get up for ropedrop? :crazy2: 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. :faint: 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. :thumbsup2
  15. FortForever

    FortForever Disney since Day 1

    Aug 16, 2011
    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.

    More like 100+ degrees since they are going this summer. :crazy2:

    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.
  16. lroger01

    lroger01 Touring the parks one Mickey bar at a time!

    May 17, 2008
    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.
  17. PeterPanic

    PeterPanic <font color=royalblue>I hate the squeeze thingy. I

    Oct 2, 2012
    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.
  18. 3girls4me05

    3girls4me05 DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2008

    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.
  19. carrie1626

    carrie1626 DIS Veteran

    Jan 3, 2001
    and who knows what could be slithering in that grass.....:rotfl2:
  20. POOHsie

    POOHsie DIS Veteran

    May 4, 2010
  21. a1tinkfans

    a1tinkfans Spreading Some Pixie Dust Today!

    Aug 12, 2006
    whats that saying
    Ignorance is Bliss :3dglasses
    hope he was joking.....
    you cant walk in anyway...where, along the parkway/road????
    dont think so...

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