WDW Maps-by Robo

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by Robo, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. beck00

    beck00 DIS Veteran

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    We have a 7:30 a.m. ADR at 'Ohana, coming from ASSp and will have our own car. From what I've read here on the Dis, it seems best to drive to the TTC, walk to the Poly and then take the monorail to MK when we are done. My question is...where do we walk? Do you walk in behind the ticket counter and walk past the monorail ramp? Are there any signs directly us to the path between the TTC and Poly? I'll be leading a group of 12 and we got a little lost last time we ate at 'Ohana and ended up walking around the resort. :confused3
     
  2. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    It depends on WHERE you can park your car.

    If you can park closer to the Poly, just walk directly toward the resort and the sidewalk that runs in front of the resort.
    Enter the Great Ceremonial House (tallest main building.) Ohana is on the second floor.

    If you are not parked close to the Poly, just take the parking lot tram to TTC, board the Resort Monorail and step off at the Poly (first stop.)
    The monorail lets you out on the same floor as, and just steps from, 'Ohana.

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  4. beck00

    beck00 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks Robo! I didn't think the resort monorail would be running that early. I guess I'll plan on strategy A but watch for monorail times closer to the trip and hope strategy B works. The map is just what I needed! :thumbsup2
     
  5. tinkpower

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    These maps are awesome and we've used them on most of our previous trips. Thank you. A couple of years ago I think I seen a map or chart of the bus area at MK I'm wondering what the order of resort pickups is. Do these change? They aren't the same at each park are they?
     
  6. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    1. Yes. So reliably mapping them would be difficult/impossible.
    2. Nope.
     
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    Thanks for the reply!
     
  8. DisFanDad

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    Robo, because you are awesome and I haven't seen one yet, can we get a map of the different viewing sections for Rivers of Light ? And can we get any indication of where the best places to sit are ? (are there better places than others ???)
     
  9. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    That's on my to-do list.
    But, I need to see how Disney shakes things out for this show.
    The theater seating areas are FAR TOO SMALL, if this show is at all "successful."

    Looks like another bottleneck and "must do via FP+."

    If so... BOO!
     
  10. DisFanDad

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    Master and Lord of maps, I thank you for your response and look forward to the blessing of the RoL seating map when you get the chance to get er done :)
     
  11. Shilyre

    Shilyre Mama Bear

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    Thank you!
     
  12. mindeola

    mindeola Mad About the Mouse!

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    These maps are really great! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Even though I feel like I know the parks very well, these are a huge help. I am so visual and it helps to confirm or look at something a new way.
     
  13. teammjs

    teammjs Earning My Ears

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    Great maps! Would it be possible to have one for the boat routes that service Epcot's International Gateway, HS, Swan/Dolphin, etc.? I can NEVER remember the routing no matter how much I try.
     
  14. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    There is already a map that shows all of the boat docks in that area.
    I've reposted it below.
    The stops, in order, (in each direction) are as follows.

    Epcot (International Gateway) >
    Boardwalk
    Yacht & Beach Club
    Swan & Dolphin
    DHS
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    DHS >
    Swan & Dolphin
    Yacht & Beach Club
    Boardwalk
    Epcot (International Gateway)

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    teammjs Earning My Ears

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    Thanks!

    That works for me, but wondering would it be maybe am improvement on this map to trace the boat route on the lake with arrows for future folks?

    Realize I feel like some mere mortal making a suggestion to Magellan, so thanks again for an amazing portfolio of maps!


     
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    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    The routes go in two different directions, so arrows wouldn't really work well.
    The routes just run directly between the red dots in the order of the lists.
    I think that I already have lots (too many) colored lines on the map, now.
    But, I'm always happy to discuss these things.
     
  17. lklasing

    lklasing Told that I need DA meetings - Disney Anonymous

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    Robo, your maps are amazing! I've used many of them many times through the years.

    I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on the possibility of going on foot from the WL to the TTC. I read on a site for runners at WDW years ago about the best way to make that connection but can't remember it now. It looks to me like it would be a very short distance of road running, with much of it being through parking lots, but I can't quite figure it out. While I know you can't run to/from the CR, it would be so great to be able to run from the GF all the way to FW via TTC to WL to the nature trail.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!
     
  18. Number Six

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    ^ There are no walking paths between the two, and I don't think it is allowed.
     
  19. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    You would have to run on (and across) the roads, which is not allowed.
    Much dangerous car, truck and bus traffic.
    That's the same reason that guests can't walk between the CR and TTC.

    Thank you for your kind words about the maps, lklasing!
     
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    CheshKAT Family <3 =Disney <3

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    These maps are amazing Robo. BUT....for some reason I always get confused in EPCOT. To me the park map is upside down. With all the park other maps, you enter from the bottom and work upwards, but with EPCOT, its from the top so you turn it around and it's all upside down. Anyone else have my affliction? (sad)
     
  21. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    That's because Epcot's entrance is on the north end, and the park is all south of that.
    MK, and DAK have entrances are on the south end.

    If you'll note, DHS has its entrance on the east side of the park, and
    it is presented in that aspect on most of my DHS maps, too.

    Since nearly all maps traditionally have the north at the top, that's the orientation I present on the preponderance of my maps,
    at least the larger overviews.
     

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