MAPS: by Robo. WDW places & how to get there.

Robo

1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
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Nov 18, 2001
robo, do you know if they actually can use the emporium side bypass anymore? last night was about as packed as you can get without phased closing and I was surprised they were telling people to walk into casey's and through the store (it was a mad house). The entrance looks like it might have been tweaked once the walls went up on the other bypass.
I don't know anything more about it.
They have always been so inconsistent with what and when they open the back pathway(s.)
 

Koz

DIS Veteran
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Aug 11, 2011
Good morning. Is there a map somewhere which shows the list of all self service kiosks for SDFP?
 

Robo

1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
Joined
Nov 18, 2001
Good morning. Is there a map somewhere which shows the list of all self service kiosks for SDFP?
The locations are too changable for me to make reliable maps.
Check the "real" Disney park maps.
 
  • Accident

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 13, 2015
    Good morning. Is there a map somewhere which shows the list of all self service kiosks for SDFP?
    if you didn't know the app allows you to do this without a kiosk now. most of the kiosks I think have been removed already.. as robo says, grab the paper map if you need to know where they are on a given day but they aren't spread out like they originally were.
     

    NashvilleMama

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jan 18, 2013
    I'm 100% sure I've seen a robo map :) of how best to walk from RD to 7DMT and can't find it anywhere (I'm sure it's right under my nose...) Any ideas?
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    I'm 100% sure I've seen a robo map :) of how best to walk from RD to 7DMT and can't find it anywhere (I'm sure it's right under my nose...) Any ideas?
    I'd not thought to post this one.
    I've added it to the MK section at the top of this thread.

    Thanks for asking, Mama! ;)


     
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  • psac

    DIS Veteran
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    Jan 2, 2009
    Sorry if I missed it, is there a preferred viewing area for Illuminations? We're staying at the BW, so near the IG would be better. We do have a FP, but don't know if it's best to use it or not. We tried to see it once years back, but ended up in a bad spot where we couldn't see the globe. Thanks!

    Ps -- overall your maps have always been fantastic!!!
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    Sorry if I missed it, is there a preferred viewing area for Illuminations?
    No reason to use a FP unless its an outstandingly busy night (like NYE.)
    And, I don't have a map, as there are so many places to view IllumiNations at Epcot's World Showcase that are great in each of its own way that its futile to try to list them... so I will. ;)

    • Bridge between UK and France
    • Norway area
    • Upper level (outside front terrace) of the Matsu No Ma Lounge in Japan
    • Italy, near the Gondolas
    • Mexico, at the new Cantina
    • Mexico, bridge to the right of the Cantina (as you face the lagoon.)
    • UK, the Rose & Crown outdoor dining area (ressies required.)
    • UK, just to the left of the Rose & Crown (as you face the lagoon.)
    • Many, many more great spots.

    Be sure to avoid any tree branches that block your overhead view,
    and watch out for any "islands" in the water
    that block your view of the "center" of the lagoon.

    On a busy evening, arrive at your chosen spot 45-60 min. before show time.

    Most Important Tip:

    Don't stand down-wind of the fireworks.
    Their SMOKE will ruin the show.


    So, If the wind is blowing into your face as you look towards the Lagoon, you are in the wrong spot.
    ;)
     

    psac

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 2, 2009
    No reason to use a FP unless its an outstandingly busy night (like NYE.)
    And, I don't have a map, as there are so many places to view IllumiNations at Epcot's World Showcase that are great in each of its own way that its futile to try to list them... so I will. ;)

    • Bridge between UK and France
    • Norway area
    • Upper level (outside front terrace) of the Matsu No Ma Lounge in Japan
    • Italy, near the Gondolas
    • Mexico, at the new Cantina
    • Mexico, bridge to the right of the Cantina (as you face the lagoon.)
    • UK, the Rose & Crown outdoor dining area (ressies required.)
    • UK, just to the left of the Rose & Crown (as you face the lagoon.)
    • Many, many more great spots.

    Be sure to avoid any tree branches that block your overhead view,
    and watch out for any "islands" in the water
    that block your view of the "center" of the lagoon.

    On a busy evening, arrive at your chosen spot 45-60 min. before show time.

    Most Important Tip:

    Don't stand down-wind of the fireworks.
    Their SMOKE will ruin the show.


    So, If the wind is blowing into your face as you look towards the Lagoon, you are in the wrong spot.
    ;)
    Great tips, thank you!!
     

    Tormania

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 16, 2012
    Always enjoy these maps. Been 3 years since our last WDW visit (Dec 2013) and getting ready to plan our Dec 2017 trip so I'm back again on DisBoards to see all that is new since our last trip. Always a fun time prepping for a WDW trip. :)
     
  • JJsmama

    WDW addict
    Joined
    Oct 28, 2003
    Thanks so much for the info. Where are they holding the RD line from International Gateway these days? I can't decide whether to rush to Soarin or FEA. TT just seems too far to get there (before the crowd builds up) from IG. Are they walking the crowd up from IG before opening or holding back at the IG gates? TIA
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    Thanks so much for the info. Where are they holding the RD line from International Gateway these days? I can't decide whether to rush to Soarin or FEA. TT just seems too far to get there (before the crowd builds up) from IG. Are they walking the crowd up from IG before opening or holding back at the IG gates? TIA
    I'm sorry, but I can't keep up with that info, as it seems to be a moving target.
    It may even change daily, depending on how many (and which) CMs are staffing Epcot that day.

    Just be ready to head to whichever attraction looks to be advantageous on the morning you are there.
    If you want to pick an advance FP+ based on this, I don't have much that can help you.
     

    JJsmama

    WDW addict
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    Oct 28, 2003
    I'm sorry, but I can't keep up with that info, as it seems to be a moving target.
    It may even change daily, depending on how many (and which) CMs are staffing Epcot that day.

    Just be ready to head to whichever attraction looks to be advantageous on the morning you are there.
    If you want to pick an advance FP+ based on this, I don't have much that can help you.
    Thanks anyway. I will watch the boards for news as it gets closer
     

    pampam

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 13, 2003
    I'm looking for a map of Disney Springs. With all the changes, I'd like to see the parking lots, not just Disney Busses but Lynx as well, please.
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    I'm looking for a map of Disney Springs. With all the changes, I'd like to see the parking lots, not just Disney Busses but Lynx as well, please.
    I haven't built one, as it is still changing,
    but HERE is the Disney version.
     

    drusba

    I went to Iowa once, and it was closed.
    Joined
    Aug 19, 1999
    There are photomaps, road maps, air maps, topographical maps, thematic maps, and even bitmaps, and now we have a new map to add to the English language: the Robomap. Great work.
     

    jkthorstad

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Apr 18, 2008
    I apologize if this is somewhere else, but I have not found a post with a preferred route to FEA at rope drop. Does anyone have a suggestion?
     

    mustinjourney

    DIS Veteran
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    May 8, 2016
    I apologize if this is somewhere else, but I have not found a post with a preferred route to FEA at rope drop. Does anyone have a suggestion?
    There's really only two options. You can either take the left route by test track or go straight up the gut and then toward Mexico.

    I would guess they're about the same either way.
     

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