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ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 02:51 PM
i know you can visit the resorts during th eday, but can you visit in the evenings to have a looky round? as we want to go visit some to see what the resorts are like as we have never set foot on property before

Slowhand
10-09-2008, 02:58 PM
You sure can Mick. In fact personally I feel that the evenings are the best time to visit the resorts.
You will have to pay to park your car though if you are staying off site.

Dorothy
10-09-2008, 03:02 PM
Don't you only have to pay at the resorts if you use valet parking??

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 03:05 PM
ok thanks terry...thats the reasoning behind the evening visits, as i prefer the parks at night too all lit up and they look awesome in my view.

how much is the parking do you know?

Slowhand
10-09-2008, 03:07 PM
Don't you only have to pay at the resorts if you use valet parking??
Very true Dorothy, I was just testing to see if you were on your toes! :lol:
Yep the security guard will give you a parking pass which is valid for around 3 hours or so.

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 03:13 PM
do they have disabled parking facilites onsite?

MystikPiglit
10-09-2008, 03:16 PM
Mick, maybe you could write a brief review of the ones that you visit. That would be very interesting. :thumbs_up:

Watchinherskip
10-09-2008, 03:17 PM
We love visiting the other resorts during our trips. So much to see. Grab a tea or coffee and sit in the lobby of the GF, get a nice tropical drink and enjoy the Poly. If you were visiting a park you can take the Disney transportation. We took the monorail to the TTC then switch monorails and stopped at the GF and the Contemp.

Slowhand
10-09-2008, 03:18 PM
do they have disabled parking facilites onsite?
I do recall seeing some parking bays for disabled motorists Mick.

Johnie
10-09-2008, 03:18 PM
I believe you get free valet parking with the handicapped tag.

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 03:20 PM
Mick, maybe you could write a brief review of the ones that you visit. That would be very interesting. :thumbs_up:

i would definately do that as a newbie to onsite visiting :D


We love visiting the other resorts during our trips. So much to see. Grab a tea or coffee and sit in the lobby of the GF, get a nice tropical drink and enjoy the Poly. If you were visiting a park you can take the Disney transportation. We took the monorail to the TTC then switch monorails and stopped at the GF and the Contemp.

sounds really nice, thats mt thinking of the visits dan :)


I do recall seeing some parking bays for disabled motorists Mick.

ok thanks terry :)

Watchinherskip
10-09-2008, 03:24 PM
I am getting jeleous mate!:p015:

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 03:28 PM
I am getting jeleous mate!:p015:

:lol:

how many times you been since 04.......my 1st since then so.......... :lol:

Watchinherskip
10-09-2008, 03:33 PM
Gee I can still be jeleous and wish a buddy a great trip. That is multitasking.:p015:

Johnie
10-09-2008, 03:38 PM
Ok valet parking IS free for people with the handicapped tag/badge

Nicked from another board

Handicapped Parking for the WDW parks/resorts
To use handicapped parking lots at the parks, have your parking permit visible and show it to each CM (Cast Member) you come to.
Sometimes, especially at Epcot, the regular handicapped area is full or they have moved Handicapped Parking temporarily, so it is best to go where the CMs direct you, rather than just following the pavement markings that you followed before.
All of the parks have handicapped parking available. This is the closest parking area to the park entrance, but may still mean a fairly long walk.
Handicapped parking lots are very large and if you are on the end of a row or the back row, you will have a fairly long walk to the park entry. If you don't have a wheelchair or ECV with you, there are some courtesy wheelchairs available in the handicapped lots. There is no guarantee there will be one available when you get there though.

The regular parking lots are served by parking lot trams; the handicapped parking lots are not. Parking lot trams are not wheelchair or ECV accessible (folding wheelchair or special needs stroller can be folded and held on the tram, if you are able).
If you don't have a wheelchair or ECV with you, Disney actually recommends parking in the regular lot and using the parking trams if you are able to step up onto the tram and ride it. Trams drop guests off as close as possible to the park turnstiles.
Parking lot CMs save spots on the end of the row closest to the tram stops for people with mobility disabilities.
When going to MK from a WDW resort, the bus is the best way to get there.
If you are staying at a WDW resort, you will have the least walking by taking the bus when going to MK. The MK bus drops you off at the park, close to the entry turnstiles.
If you park at MK, you will need to get from the parking area to the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC). From there, you either take a boat or a monorail. The boat is a longer walk, but is more level. Using the monorail at TTC and MK involves going up a long steep ramp to get to the monorail boarding area at the TTC and down one at MK.
Handicapped parking lots are patrolled by County police and they will ticket cars not displaying a valid handicapped parking permit.
Some of the handicapped parking spots are labeled "Van Accessible" or have a wide cross-hatched spot next to them so that a lift or ramp can be put down from the van. If you don't need this feature, please don't park in those spots, if possible. Someone with a ramp or lift van is not able to use a regular handicapped parking spot.
Valet parking at the deluxe and DVC resorts is free for people with Handicapped Parking permits, although tips are appreciated.
This is not really a 'perk', it is so that the resort doesn't have to have as much handicapped parking right near the door.

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 03:40 PM
Gee I can still be jeleous and wish a buddy a great trip. That is multitasking.:p015:

i know mate :lol:

hey i thought only woman can multi task, well thats what they tell us :lol:

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 03:46 PM
ooooo thx for that info johnie :hug2:

Watchinherskip
10-09-2008, 03:46 PM
:shocked025:What are you trying to say mate?

Jazmine
10-09-2008, 03:47 PM
i know mate :lol:

hey i thought only woman can milti task, well thats what they tell us :lol:

Well that`s not a very hard multi tasking task if you get my meaning :lol:and it`s a known Fact men are hopeless at multi tasking :gy:

On another note Mick if you`re going to the parks too just leave the car there and jump on the monorail or the boat etc it`s lovely going into all the resorts, just chill out and have a nice beer or two we did that in the summer it was fun people watching in the hotels ;)
Jacqui xxx

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 03:47 PM
:shocked025:What are you trying to say mate?

ermmmmm nothing at all ;) :lol:

Rosie0610
10-09-2008, 05:36 PM
Thanks for the info Johnie. When I go next Easter my dad may have a handicapped parking tag due to knee replacement.

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 05:49 PM
Well that`s not a very hard multi tasking task if you get my meaning :lol:and it`s a known Fact men are hopeless at multi tasking :gy:

On another note Mick if you`re going to the parks too just leave the car there and jump on the monorail or the boat etc it`s lovely going into all the resorts, just chill out and have a nice beer or two we did that in the summer it was fun people watching in the hotels ;)
Jacqui xxx

Jacqui we are more than likely to be visiting in the evenings after going back to the villa and after dinner so wont be able to do that, also im not allowed to have a beer no more :lol:

im really looking forward to visiting a few resorts tho :D

Jazmine
10-09-2008, 05:52 PM
Oh sorry Mick i forgot your`e a non drinker now,:hug2:
Jacqui ;)xxx

Jazmine
10-09-2008, 05:54 PM
Ooh just checked your timer Mick can`t believe it`s come round so quick !
Jacqui ;)xxx

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 05:55 PM
Oh sorry Mick i forgot your`e a non drinker now,:hug2:
Jacqui ;)xxx

:lol: if i was allowed i would down a pint or 4 ;) im a non everything now i think :lol:

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 05:56 PM
Ooh just checked your timer Mick can`t believe it`s come round so quick !
Jacqui ;)xxx

i know 36 days and counting WOOHOO :D

Jazmine
10-09-2008, 06:04 PM
Aww im sooo jealous i want to go back NOW :( we`re trying to move house so i cant even book anything at the moment :rolleyes008:) I didnt really have much to drink when we were there in the summer, i used to like a nice glass of wine or five, but it doesnt really agree with me anymore, i find myself giggling after 1 drink, DH & DD say i`m bad enough without alcohol :shocked025:
Jacqui ;)xxx

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 06:06 PM
Aww im sooo jealous i want to go back NOW :( we`re trying to move house so i cant even book anything at the moment :rolleyes008:) I didnt really have much to drink when we were there in the summer, i used to like a nice glass of wine or five, but it doesnt really agree with me anymore, i find myself giggling after 1 drink, DH & DD say i`m bad enough without alcohol :shocked025:
Jacqui ;)xxx

:lol: too funny

ive never had a drink out there, well and alchy drink, im fired up and excited enough without that too :lol:

Jazmine
10-09-2008, 06:10 PM
Yep i agree you dont need alcohol out there there`s enough magic to make you dizzy:fun50::excited001:
Jacqui :lol:xxx

ukwdwnut
10-09-2008, 06:18 PM
Yep i agree you dont need alcohol out there there`s enough magic to make you dizzy:fun50::excited001:
Jacqui :lol:xxx

:lol: ok rub the coasters in why dont ya ;)....i cant ride those anymore either :lol:

Taja
11-09-2008, 12:25 AM
Mick, don't forget you have to apply for a Florida disabled/handicapped permit now--no longer able to use UK permit.

I don't recall all of the details--just that it's required. Not sure what the fee is--guessing $25 or so.

If you haven't already done so, you might want to check to see what you'll need to bring to be granted the permit.

ukwdwnut
11-09-2008, 12:31 AM
Mick, don't forget you have to apply for a Florida disabled/handicapped permit now--no longer able to use UK permit.

I don't recall all of the details--just that it's required. Not sure what the fee is--guessing $25 or so.

If you haven't already done so, you might want to check to see what you'll need to bring to be granted the permit.

hi taja

thx, there is a sticky in the special needs forum with an email address :)

the fee is $15 only

yes everyone is saying that but its still accepted there, catherine used connahs there a few weeks back and never got challenged at all

ive sent off scans of my badge and passport to them today to apply for one :D

Taja
11-09-2008, 12:38 AM
Excellent!

I just remember really strange things at really weird times!

Must be that senior stuff I've heard about! :lol:

ukwdwnut
11-09-2008, 12:49 AM
Excellent!

I just remember really strange things at really weird times!

Must be that senior stuff I've heard about! :lol:

:lol: an age thing again then ;) :lol: