All Stars bus questions!

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Registered: 03-21-2007
All Stars bus questions!
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Thu, 05-03-2007 - 6:43pm

Hi all!
On our very first full day at Disney, we have early ADRs for 8:05 at Crystal Palace! Yay! Official opening time is at 9 am that day (August 8th) and we won't have a car. So is it true we can still get there on time by bus from the resort (All Stars Music) and won't need a taxi?? What time does that first bus leave the resort, and is all I need to get into the MK, my ADR#? How early can one get into the MK (at least to the Main Street area) with those ADRs? I understand the lands will be roped until 9...or is it earlier and should we be watching for that??

Same thing for our early ADR for Breakfastosaurus on August 14th...AK opens at 9 on that day but our ADRs are for 8:15!! Can I really trust that there will be a bus to get us there on time, and if so, what time should we be waiting for it??

Those are the two only before-opening ADRs we have. But we *would* like to be there early to all the parks! On THOSE days what time should we be waiting for the bus? (We want to be there at rope drops, but it wouldn't make much sense waiting outside a park longer than 20 minutes or so, at the most, I would think...or would it??) And is it true that they sometimes "drop the ropes" and start the attractions EARLIER than the stated opening time?!?

Finally (I promise, won't bother you any more after this quetion....well, for the next few days at least! LOL): On DHs birthday we want to go to the Boardwalk in the afternoon/evening...we'll be going straight from our hotel (All Stars Music) and I understand there's no direct transportation...so does that mean we should take a bus to Epcot ...then WALK THROUGH EPCOT and out through the International Gateway to get to the Boardwalk??? Or are we perhaps better off switching buses at a hub (either Epcot or MGM I guess?) to hop another bus to take us to the Boardwalk Inn ?? Or...is there ANY simpler/faster way for us to get from ASMu to the Boardwalk??

That's it for now!! :)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 05-03-2007 - 7:00pm

You will not have any problems getting to the early ADRs as long as you're at the bus stop early. We usually get there about 7:15, just to be on the safe side. The buses start running about 7:00 a.m. However, if you call Disney Dining and ask them, or if you ask at the front desk at the resort, they will tell you this is not correct. I don't know why, you would think the folks at the front desk could see the buses going by, but evidently not. The best advice I've heard for transportation questions AFTER you get to WDW is to ask someone wearing "purple pants"; the bus or monorail drivers. They have the info!

To get from ASMu to the Boardwalk, I would take a bus to a park or DTD and transfer to a Boardwalk bus there. I don't know if there is a bus from MGM to the BW or not, there is a boat from MGM to the BW though. You would get off the bus at MGM, go toward the entrance and then go to the sidewalk to the right, toward the dock and get on the boat there. It stops at the Boardwalk, Swan/Dolphin, Yacht/Beach Club, and Epcot, but it is a neat ride. You can also take the boat from the International Gateway at Epcot to these places as well.

Keep the questions coming, that's why we're all here. To ask, to help, talk about and to learn about the best place in the world!

Steph

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Registered: 03-21-2007
Thu, 05-03-2007 - 8:01pm
Ooooh BOAT to the BW, now that sounds neat!
Thanks again, very very much!