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SueM in MN

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Puffy2
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Please explain to me the Parking at MK and wheel chairs, ECVs.
Tell me, I am so confused. When I went to MK we used the monorail from the Poly and Cont. - if someone is driving to the MK - where do they park and what options do they have of getting to the park?
If they take a bus, where does the bus let them off and how do they get to the park?
Am I right in thinking that you can't "park, and walk to the MK- you have to take some sort of other transportation??"
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originally posted 04-25-01 09:55 AM
 
lisapooh
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If you drive to MK you must park in the lot at TTC and take the monorail or ferry. Ferry may not be accessible. I know the ramp is too steep for my wheelchair.
If you take a bus you are taken to a depot near MK and it is a short walk. You bypass TTC unless you are coming from Ft Wilderness or Shades of Green. Ft Widerness guests can also use the boat but it is not accessible to ECVs or power wheelchairs.
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originally posted 04-25-01 10:10 AM
 
sncbird
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If you drive, don't they have handicap parking that's close to the park so you don't have to take an additional form of transportation?

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originally posted 04-25-01 11:52 AM
 
teri
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Not at MK, sncbird. You must park at the TTC and take the transportation. Buses can go up to the front, and they are the best way to get close to the gate.

I thought there was an elevator at the monorail station at the TTC... was I wrong? It is an awful climb when you are pushing a wheelchair. I have done that. The ferry will take ECVs if the water level is not too low, but lately that has been a problem.

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originally posted 04-25-01 12:00 PM
 
SueM in MN
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The last time we rode the monorail from the TTC, there was not an elevator. Only that long, steep ramp.
According to accessibility info about ramps, a ramp needs to be 1 foot long for every 1 inch in height change. So, my ramp at home is 18 feet long for a height difference of 18 inches between the garage floor and the house floor. If the ramp is shorter than that, it will be steep and hard to get up. I would bet that the monorail ramp is steeper than that. Someone pushing a wheelchair up the ramp will notice it more
than someone who is using an ecv.
All the parking for MK requires you to use some other sort of transportation ot get to the MK front gate.
That's why we use the bus; it's much more convenient for that park, even if you drive to the other parks.

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sncbird
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OK - You can tell I'm a rookie here - What's the TTC? We're staying at the OKW. Would we be better off taking the buses to the Magic Kingdom vs driving and then taking a bus?
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originally posted 04-25-01 04:38 PM
 
Michigan
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TTC is ticket transportation center.
It would be nice if there was an elevator but can you imagine the wait to get on it. Everyone would want to use it.
originally posted 04-25-01 06:50 PM
 
SueM in MN
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We are members of DVC at OKW and we always take the bus to MK. It brings you right to the entrance of MK without needing to travel on anything else.
The Ticket and Transportation Center is a place where you can buy tickets and you can also get a monorail or boat to the MK and transportation to other parts of WDW. If you use the MK parking, you have to use the monorail or boats to get to the MK front gate.
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originally posted 04-25-01 09:04 PM
 
sncbird
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Thanks Michigan and Sue. I had no idea about the parking at the MK. I think we'll take the bus from OKW to MK.
One more question, how early do the buses start running? We want to do breakfast at Cindy's. Hopefully we'll be lucky enough to get a PS!!!

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originally posted 04-25-01 09:50 PM
 
















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