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Deb
28-12-2009, 11:25 AM
We are booked to go to V&A one night :thumbsup: and we would like to drive there, but get a taxi back (we will have had some wine with our meal). Will we be able to leave our car there overnight and pick it up at some point the next day? The only other alternative will be to get WDW transport there, which we don't really fancy on the way to such a nice restaurant, or to get a taxi there, which seems like an unnecessary expense.

Slowhand
28-12-2009, 11:33 AM
I would suggest that you valet park at the GF.
Those staying at the resort are issued with a parking pass which they display on the dashboard so you may have a problem if you use the guest parking lot.
That said, the guest parking lot is some distance away from the main building so all in all valet parking is probably the best way to go.

keith
28-12-2009, 12:25 PM
Oh how wonderful, V&A truly a magical experience :yes:

We normally get a taxi there but if we had a car, it'd be valet parking for sure.

As an aside, if you let them know you'll be needing a taxi after your meal, they'll ensure one is called for you as you're ready so it'll be waiting for you when you get down to the ground floor.

catrancher
28-12-2009, 12:39 PM
Depending on where you're staying, there may be other options. My DW and I were staying at the WL one year and had dinner at V&A to celebrate our anniversary. We took the resort launches from the WL to the GF and back.

It was magical! :yes:

Tom (:macwave:... ready to do it again!)

Deb
28-12-2009, 03:26 PM
Thanks for the advice guys. I guess it's looking like valet parking...I think I was told to use that anyway when I booked but the line was so quiet I wasn't sure...I'm guessing the price will be a bit cheaper than a taxi anyway.


Tom, we are staying at POR, so no easy travel options that we know of. We are, however, looking forward to going to DTD on the little boat!!

I must admit, I didn't think we'd get a reservation at this late stage...we called on Boxing Day and have a booking on 23rd. They said they had availability for most nights. We are really looking forward to it as neither of us have been before in all of our previous trips :thumbsup:

Tink
28-12-2009, 03:28 PM
You could take a ferry from PO to DTD and then the bus to GF. I know you said you didn't care for those options but really, it's not that bad at all! We use WDW transportation exclusively when we are staying on property.

Being dressed to the nines wouldn't be a problem, either. You see all sorts of dress at WDW. :yes:

Just have your room key on you. Once in awhile at DTD, the bus drivers will ask to see your room key to be sure you are a registered guest. :unsure:

keith
28-12-2009, 03:32 PM
All I'd say is that wonderful though the ferry from PO to DTD is, it's pretty slow and then to follow that up with a walk through DTD to the bus stop and then a bus. It'd be a fairly long travel time. Not necessarily a problem but anyway

Tink
28-12-2009, 03:48 PM
Oh yes. :yes: You need to allow at least an hour when using WDW transport. That is so true. You could take a bus, and then just disembark and move to the GF stop and get on their bus...

It's not necessarily wicked convenient, but we alway incorporated the travel on WDW transport into our on site holiday fun. Seriously! But then we're rather odd... :D :D

keith
28-12-2009, 03:50 PM
It's not necessarily wicked convenient, but we alway incorporated the travel on WDW transport into our on site holiday fun. Seriously! But then we're rather odd... :D :D

We do too BUT V&A tends to be an exception for us. I don't want to get stressy about being late when the bus doesn't turn up or anything :lol:

Tink
28-12-2009, 03:51 PM
Yes, that would be a real factor. I'd add extra travel time, and then spend it lounging in Mizner's if arriving early.

However, the recent Mizner's experience was less than enjoyable so... maybe a taxi IS a good idea! :lol:

Beccaberry
28-12-2009, 03:56 PM
Not sure if you have the Tables in Wonderland dining card or not, but if you do, valet parking is free if you're dining at a restaurant onsite.

keith
28-12-2009, 03:57 PM
Not sure if you have the Tables in Wonderland dining card or not, but if you do, valet parking is free if you're dining at a restaurant onsite.

+ 20% off the V&A bill is rather a nice perk!

Tink
28-12-2009, 03:57 PM
Oh, good point! Do they do TIW at V&A's though? And if not, would that affect the valet bit? :unsure:

keith
28-12-2009, 03:58 PM
Oh, good point! Do they do TIW at V&A's though? And if not, would that affect the valet bit? :unsure:

they do indeed! :yes:

Tink
28-12-2009, 03:59 PM
Ooops, crossed posts! Guess that answers that. It is a nice perk. Makes for a prepaid tip and that is awesome!

Maybe we'll go there one day... :unsure: Not too keen though, especially after the horrible dinner at California Grill (and toooooo weird service).

Just cannot believe that WDW is fine dining. :sorry:

keith
28-12-2009, 04:00 PM
Just cannot believe that WDW is fine dining. :sorry:

Close as it's going to get then let's say that :lol:

I've always been impressed with it although they seem to have changed the water from Evian to something cheaper which disproportionately annoyed me last time :lol: ah well

Tink
28-12-2009, 04:02 PM
I am absolutely wrong to criticize the restaurant as I've never been. It's also totally unfair to judge it by other restaurant experiences at WDW. Having said that, less than stellar experiences make me wary. :lol:

Hey, if I can go to Tom Colicchio's Craft and be less than awed, Disney doesn't stand a chance! :lol: :eek: :embarassed: :wink:

daveann
28-12-2009, 06:54 PM
oh sounds lovely and why not use a photo pass upstairs in GF for some pictures the photgrapher has it all set up near the stairs :)

Deb
29-12-2009, 07:12 AM
Thanks all :thumbsup:

Ann, I hadn't even thought of a Photopass...I'll look into it.

I didn't get a TIW...we considered buying an AP so we could get one, but when we booked our holiday the offer was that if we bought 2 x 14 day passes we got a $550 Disney gift card, so we opted for that knowing that we probably wouldn't be going back in a 12 month period.

daveann
29-12-2009, 08:21 AM
you dont need an appointment they guys are just set up well we didnt but we had ours taken in the afternoon :)