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Even better mr. M , had not seen that one. Those dare things are so controversial it's ridiculous. They go state by state here and the federal government should just say yay or nay to them and be done with it.

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I hope you 2 realise you have just totally lost me now!!!!!! if someone could explain it as if they were speaking to a 5 year old that would be great!!!!!!! haha

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Sorry Amy, the state of Florida enacted a law last January making all international travelers to get an International Drivers permit from your home origin. That is what I posted the link for.

MrFerret then posted a link where they dismissed that law in April, no longer needing that permit.

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MrHub wrote:
Sorry Amy, the state of Florida enacted a law last January making all international travelers to get an International Drivers permit from your home origin. That is what I posted the link for.

MrFerret then posted a link where they dismissed that law in April, no longer needing that permit.

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Thanks guys!!! This Is the way to explain it to a girl!!!

I just looked at them both and my face kinda looked like this eek haha

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How come no one has stated the obvious????

I could try to wrangle a few days away to come chauffeur you around (oh a a couple Disney days!!!!) biggrin

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Come on down JMed we need all the help we can get!!! Hope you don't mind shopping and universal aswell?!

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of course I love shopping and I am a big HP DORK!!!!!! Wish I could manage the time off!!!!! waiting

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You asked about transportation from the car care center. This is what I found:

The Care Center offers complimentary shuttle service to the Transportation and Ticket Center at Walt Disney World Resort, which offers complimentary transportation to the theme parks and Resort hotels. Depending on availability, transportation to and from select Walt Disney World Resort hotels may also be arranged.

Your best bet is to take the shuttle to the Transportation and Ticket Center, aka TTC (something you might not see if you are going straight from a Disney resort to one of the parks. You might have to pass through there if you are going somewhere else, such as a water park). From there you can take a shuttle to one of the parks. If you are going to the Magic Kingdom from the TTC, you can take the monorail or the ferry over. The monorail also goes to Epcot from the TTC.

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JMed wrote:
of course I love shopping and I am a big HP DORK!!!!!! Wish I could manage the time off!!!!! waiting

If you tell them how important it is surely they will let you off?! haha unfortunately the real world doesn't understand how important Disney is sad

cincan19 wrote:
You asked about transportation from the car care center. This is what I found:

The Care Center offers complimentary shuttle service to the Transportation and Ticket Center at Walt Disney World Resort, which offers complimentary transportation to the theme parks and Resort hotels. Depending on availability, transportation to and from select Walt Disney World Resort hotels may also be arranged.

Your best bet is to take the shuttle to the Transportation and Ticket Center, aka TTC (something you might not see if you are going straight from a Disney resort to one of the parks. You might have to pass through there if you are going somewhere else, such as a water park). From there you can take a shuttle to one of the parks. If you are going to the Magic Kingdom from the TTC, you can take the monorail or the ferry over. The monorail also goes to Epcot from the TTC.

Thanks!!! we need to be at EPCOT for Teppan Edo I wonder if they would drop us off at say the Boardwalk or Beach Club then go in through international gateway?! It's worth a try I'll see what I can get and report back in my Trip Report!!!

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Hi Amy,
I have taken my driving test in the Uk and Florida and had licences in both places. The main things that are different.

1. If it rains and you put on your window screen wipers you also have to put your headlights on (or it is classed as a driving offence)
2. You can turn right on a red traffic light unless there is a specific sign that says you can't.
3. You can't have open alcohol in your car. Open can mean a pack of six beers where you have taken one out and disposed of the empty can previously even if the other five cans are closed and you have no intention of drinking them that day.

It is easier to drive in the USA because there are no roundabouts. Everything is just stop and go. Take care changing lanes and when you first start driving over there watch that you are not too close to the curb. Driving on the other side plays havoc with your spacial awareness.

You will be fine awesome

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Miss Mikki wrote:

It is easier to drive in the USA because there are no roundabouts.

Miss Mikki, we have plenty of roundabouts. You just must not have come across one yet.

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It is easier to drive in the USA because there are no roundabouts.

Miss Mikki, we have plenty of roundabouts. You just must not have come across one yet.

I have never come across one in the USA yet - I must have been lucky! (I have driven in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, New York and Delaware but mainly on highways)

I don't think Amy will encounter any roundabouts in Central Florida?

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I found one on my second trip.whilst looking for the outlet malls laugh

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gaah Michigan has jumped on the bandwagon of roundabouts ... they see it as a fix all for traffic interesections...
they are popping up all over the place.....

not a fan.....

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Magic Mirror wrote:
gaah Michigan has jumped on the bandwagon of roundabouts ... they see it as a fix all for traffic interesections...
they are popping up all over the place.....

not a fan.....

Mythbusters recently 'proved' that roundabouts are more efficient that 4-way stop junctions...but I have to admit, I've never found one in my travels on the road in America, but have only driven in Vegas, LA (and a little bit of SF) and Orlando

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Miss Mikki wrote:
Hi Amy,
I have taken my driving test in the Uk and Florida and had licences in both places. The main things that are different.

1. If it rains and you put on your window screen wipers you also have to put your headlights on (or it is classed as a driving offence)
2. You can turn right on a red traffic light unless there is a specific sign that says you can't.
3. You can't have open alcohol in your car. Open can mean a pack of six beers where you have taken one out and disposed of the empty can previously even if the other five cans are closed and you have no intention of drinking them that day.

It is easier to drive in the USA because there are no roundabouts. Everything is just stop and go. Take care changing lanes and when you first start driving over there watch that you are not too close to the curb. Driving on the other side plays havoc with your spacial awareness.

You will be fine awesome

Wow that info is great Miss Mikki thanks so much! after my mam read this post she said "oh yeah I knew about the windscreen but I wouldn't have been able to remember it to tell you!!!"

I did know about the open alcohol but I didn't know that having 5 cans out of a 6 pack was classed as open so thank you

Also in all the years of driving around on buses and in taxis I haven't come across a roundabout nor do I want to we have enough in England you don't want any in the US!!!

Thanks everybody for all this info its really helping and I'm more excited than scared now!!!!

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MrHub wrote:
Miss Mikki wrote:

It is easier to drive in the USA because there are no roundabouts.

Miss Mikki, we have plenty of roundabouts. You just must not have come across one yet.

Yep! I go through one several times a day Smile There just aren't many of them. The one I travel has only been there about 2 years now and people are STILL freaking out over it. I personally LOVE it! The traffic at the intersection that it replaced used to be so backed up and I'd have to wait through two or three lights. Now the most I wait is maybe, maybe 30 seconds. It's brilliant.

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Miss Mikki wrote:

I have never come across one in the USA yet - I must have been lucky! (I have driven in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, New York and Delaware but mainly on highways)

I don't think Amy will encounter any roundabouts in Central Florida?

I'm from Delaware and was shocked to see you've even traveled through my little state but we do have a couple round abouts, I remember when they were built/created it was such a huge deal. Now they're so convenient, I can't picture the intersections without them.. Ours are nothing like the ones in Europe though. Over there you guys have them everywhere.

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Sid Man wrote:
Magic Mirror wrote:
gaah Michigan has jumped on the bandwagon of roundabouts ... they see it as a fix all for traffic interesections...
they are popping up all over the place.....

not a fan.....

Mythbusters recently 'proved' that roundabouts are more efficient that 4-way stop junctions...but I have to admit, I've never found one in my travels on the road in America, but have only driven in Vegas, LA (and a little bit of SF) and Orlando

Interesting fact, Sid Man. I've not encountered one in Florida yet, but there are 5 within 10 minutes of my house in PA. We've had them forever here, so most people know the appropriate yielding patterns and they operate fairly efficiently. Should anyone ever attempt to drive through Washington, DC, heaven help you if you intend to avoid roundabouts there!! Dupont Circle is the most insane place I've ever driven in my life! laugh

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If you haven't been to the outlet store in the mall on Vineland, it can be a pain to find the store. We went around to the parking deck and the store was just to the left of the mall entrance across the way.

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Figments Girl wrote:
If you haven't been to the outlet store in the mall on Vineland, it can be a pain to find the store. We went around to the parking deck and the store was just to the left of the mall entrance across the way.

I have never driven to the outlets but we have been many times in a taxi so I'm familiar with the turn ins etc (I think!!!!) but thanks for the tip!

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There a lot of roundabouts near Disney, they are just on the back roads that most tourist don't use. I travel through two rounadbouts to get to work each day.