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01-12-2012, 02:58 PM
My husband just found out he is going to a conference at the end of March. I am thinking of tagging along if it's not too much of a hassle. The conference is at Rosen Shingle Creek. Does anyone know what the options are for transportation. I will rent a car if I have to but I've always been in the Disney bubble so it freaks me out a little bit. I guess I will go to the parks by myself during the day. Does anyone have advice on doing Disney Solo. I'm used to having three kids with me so this is a big change!
Renting a car would be easiest. The other choices are a taxi or public transportation. Taxi would be pretty expensive. I don't see a shuttle mentioned on the resort website and I'm guessing the conference won't be renting buses to transport people to the Parks?
You are actually staying right across from where I live as pictured here:
You can take the Shingle Creek Bus to the Destination Parkway Superstop. It's route 58: http://www.golynx.com/plan-trip/2011/12/4/SHINGLE-CREEK.stml It is about a 15 minute ride.
The problem is that it only runs during certain times of day. It would take you to Destination Parkway, where you would get on the 111 bus to Disney World. That ride takes about 35 minutes.
It's certainly doable and I could tell you more about it if you're interested. But you're looking at an hour-plus of transportation time each way.
01-12-2012, 04:06 PM
Thank you Josh! As far as I know they aren't doing that, it would be awesome if they did though. I guess I will go for renting a car because I plan on going to the parks during the day, then come back to the hotel in the afternoon and pick up the husband. I already booked meals for all the nights we will be there. I couldn't help myself. I don't think he would be down with the public transportation option. He loathes the Disney buses as it is. I guess as long as I have a GPS I will figure it all out...guess that means no drinking at Epcot by myself. That's a bummer.
The good news is you have a nice Publix grocery store right across the street. :RpS_laugh: The NYPD Pizza place in there is pretty good too. But there isn't a whole lot in the immediate area other than that. A ton to see and do on International Drive though.
01-12-2012, 04:19 PM
Yay for Publix! It's always one of my favorite things to do when we do our summer beach trips for some strange reason.
01-13-2012, 08:57 PM
Hi, Rosen Shingle Creek has daily complimentary transportation to Sea World and Universal. Maybe you want to try one of those parks? They have about three pick up times in the morning and three return times later in the day. You just need to make a reservation, but it's free. Also, they can schedule a shuttle or transportation for you to Disney, however, there is a charge. But they will help you with this. There is also a lot of great shopping within minutes -- Premium Outlets, Mall at Millenia. Finally, which I think is huge, they have a 24-hour marketplace/deli with all sorts of hot and cold food items, salads, sandwiches, as well as food and drink items similar to those that you might purchase at a convenience store. There's a spa, too, and four outdoor swimming pools if you just want to hang out and relax.
01-13-2012, 09:59 PM
Mall at Millennia - drool - my favorite mall in Florida.
01-15-2012, 12:34 PM
Thank you for the info! I will have to check out that Mall, can't wait!
03-13-2012, 03:42 PM
Hi Josh, just giving you an update because I know you were curious and just had to know! I am getting a rental and we leave in exactly two weeks. I am super nervous about driving to Disney by myself, but hundreds of people do it everyday so it can't be that hard. Most excited about drinking around the world on the 31st, I've been reading your info to refresh my memory on it. We're doing only your most recommended days while were there because I know the crowds are intense. Anyway thanks for your great disney knowledge!
I wouldn't be too nervous. It isn't a bad trip at all, especially if you avoid the 5pm to 7pm rush hour. You're basically looking at a 20 minute drive that is almost entirely freeway/Disney property.
03-13-2012, 05:02 PM
You're basically looking at a 20 minute drive that is almost entirely freeway/Disney property.
Maybe less than that after drinking around the world.:RpS_rolleyes:
03-13-2012, 05:14 PM
Yeah, I was going to mention that: personally, if I'm having two (or more) BEvERageS in World Showcase, I let someone else do the driving. For that one day, you should probably take a cab.
03-13-2012, 07:08 PM
We're stating at POFQ the last two days of the trip, I'm always thinking ahead! So I will have no worries, just fun.
03-13-2012, 07:21 PM
03-14-2012, 07:51 AM
Then enjoy! (PS: If you are a bourbon fan, the Red Stag Lemonade in the US Pavilion is really quite good.)
03-14-2012, 07:17 PM
I'm a margarita lover but I told the husband and he said he's trying it for sure, thanks!
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