Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ticket and Transportation Center

If you're not staying on Disney property, you'll become familiar with the TTC. It's the gateway to the Magic Kingdom.

One of the things Walt hated about Disneyland was that it wasn't separated enough from the rest of the "world." It is said that Walt used WDW to fix all of the things about DL that he didn't like. And the fact that you drove right up, parked, and then entered Disneyland made it a little less magical. So, when he built the Magic Kingdom, he decided to put a big lagoon around the park. What that means for visitors is that you can't park and walk right up to the gates of the Magic Kingdom. You park, and instead walk right up to the gates of the TTC (Ticket and Transportation Center).

From here, you get a choice of a ride on a ferry or a ride on the monorail. Both will take you across the lagoon and up to gates of the Magic Kingdom. Both have fabulous breathtaking views of the lagoon and the surrounding Disney properties.

If you stay on Disney property, and you don't driveto the parks every day, your bus takes you right to the Magic Kingdom, and you'll skip the TTC.

Sounds great, right? You can get in and get to the parks even earlier! But hear me out, on your very first day to the Magic Kingdom, especially if it is your very first trip, take the bus to the TTC, and hop on the ferry. There is nothing in the world like getting on that ferry and rounding the corner to see the castle far in the distance. The excitement you'll feel building as you get closer and closer to the dock--nothing compares. It will start your trip out with the perfect touch of magic.

So, carve out a few extra minutes in your schedule to hop on the ferry on your first visit to the mouse. You'll be glad you did!

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