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Walking from Disney Springs

Since we found a great deal on flights for our fall trip, we will not be driving and therefore won't have a car. Our first night is at Saratoga Springs and I was wondering if anyone knows if we can walk to places from Disney Springs. Specifically, Sweet Tomatoes on Vineland and the Vineland Premium outlets. I googled them and it says they are 1.3 miles and 3.2 miles respectively,from Disney Springs. The distance sounds doable, however, I have no idea if there are sidewalks and it's a safe walk.

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I've never tried, but I can't visualize a safe pedestrian route from DS to Rt. 535 attractions because you'd have to get under or over I-4. Did you take a look at Google Earth? It's detailed enough that you should be able to see where there are sidewalks and where there are none.

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alicemouse wrote:
I've never tried, but I can't visualize a safe pedestrian route from DS to Rt. 535 attractions because you'd have to get under or over I-4. Did you take a look at Google Earth? It's detailed enough that you should be able to see where there are sidewalks and where there are none.

I had a feeling that walking may not be possible. I'll check out google earth though. Thanks mickey

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I don't have any advice for you but congrats on getting a deal on flights! clapping yay awesome

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JanJ wrote:
I don't have any advice for you but congrats on getting a deal on flights! clapping yay awesome

Thanks! $587 return ( that's total for the two of us!) with sunwing

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Spook wrote:
JanJ wrote:
I don't have any advice for you but congrats on getting a deal on flights! clapping yay awesome

Thanks! $587 return ( that's total for the two of us!) with sunwing

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Wow! That is awesome! We're flying down just after you and I just priced it at $961 return for both of us. You got a great deal there. I've never seen the price so low!

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Spook wrote:
JanJ wrote:
I don't have any advice for you but congrats on getting a deal on flights! clapping yay awesome

Thanks! $587 return ( that's total for the two of us!) with sunwing

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Wow! That is awesome! We're flying down just after you and I just priced it at $961 return for both of us. You got a great deal there. I've never seen the price so low!

I've never seen a price that low before either! I had to keep checking to make sure it was for two people laugh westjet was around $1200 for the same dates eek

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Walking might not be recommended, but Uber would be a great option for your ground transportation. I've used it several times in and around the world and its fast and easy. It's also a great alternative to the bus transport system, unless you like waiting and crowded buses that is! cool

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A taxi would be an idea too.

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I second the taxi. I know a lot of people are all about uber but insurance is a gray area and I wouldn't want to be hurt in an accident with uber. Nobody seems to think of or care about that kind of stuff anymore, but I do.

Definitely don't recommend walking, even if possible. You'll likely be accosted by people holding an alternator belt claiming they need cash because their car broke and so are they.

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KenJ wrote:
I second the taxi. I know a lot of people are all about uber but insurance is a gray area and I wouldn't want to be hurt in an accident with uber. Nobody seems to think of or care about that kind of stuff anymore, but I do.

Definitely don't recommend walking, even if possible. You'll likely be accosted by people holding an alternator belt claiming they need cash because their car broke and so are they.

rolling Was that you and Jan with us when that happened? rolling "excuse me, you are on vacation and paying Disney prices but you can't afford a $20.00 to 25.00 belt?" Yeah, okay!

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I second the taxi. I know a lot of people are all about uber but insurance is a gray area and I wouldn't want to be hurt in an accident with uber. Nobody seems to think of or care about that kind of stuff anymore, but I do.

Definitely don't recommend walking, even if possible. You'll likely be accosted by people holding an alternator belt claiming they need cash because their car broke and so are they.

rolling Was that you and Jan with us when that happened? rolling "excuse me, you are on vacation and paying Disney prices but you can't afford a $20.00 to 25.00 belt?" Yeah, okay!

LOL... yep! That was when we went offsite to the Olive Garden. laugh

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KenJ wrote:
I second the taxi. I know a lot of people are all about uber but insurance is a gray area and I wouldn't want to be hurt in an accident with uber. Nobody seems to think of or care about that kind of stuff anymore, but I do.

Definitely don't recommend walking, even if possible. You'll likely be accosted by people holding an alternator belt claiming they need cash because their car broke and so are they.

Haha that's what I meant by is it a "safe" walk. I don't even like walking in Toronto! I'd also get a taxi over an uber too. They seem sketchy to me

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LOL... yep! That was when we went offsite to the Olive Garden

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Offsite? What's that? Leave the BUBBLE ?? ? ?

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Okay, I'm curious. I have used Uber numerous times in many cities in the US without any issues. I find it significantly cheaper than conventional taxis. Is there something I need to know / understand about why this is a bad thing? I'm not challenging your opinions but am seriously interested in knowing what the issues are. Convince me. Full disclosure I do not drive for Uber! muchlove

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Mad Hatter wrote:
Okay, I'm curious. I have used Uber numerous times in many cities in the US without any issues. I find it significantly cheaper than conventional taxis. Is there something I need to know / understand about why this is a bad thing? I'm not challenging your opinions but am seriously interested in knowing what the issues are. Convince me. Full disclosure I do not drive for Uber! muchlove

The whole Uber thing has been very controversial here in Canada and especially Toronto. We drive everywhere due to where we live but my understanding is that the Uber drivers are not regulated like the taxi drivers are. Taxi drivers were protesting quite loudly and for quite some time last year due to Uber coming in. I think they have now decided to regulate them, but I'm really not sure. You can still get both in Toronto.

For me personally I would want an Uber driver to go through all the checks that a taxi driver does and I don't know if that's the case currently.

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JanJ wrote:
Mad Hatter wrote:
I'm not challenging your opinions but am seriously interested in knowing what the issues are.

The whole Uber thing has been very controversial ... Uber drivers are not regulated like the taxi drivers are.

Uber has been blasted by its own investors for fostering a "toxic" culture of discrimination, sexual harassment, serious ethics issues, and an annual turn-over driver rate of 50%.

In addition Uber collects and records data about passengers both before and after the rides, where you go, who you go with, how you pay, how long you stay (length between uses). It can use this data to determine some really interesting things - in fact they once wrote a blog post on the company website about the data used to track users that use the service for one night stands. They call them "Rides of Glory" and it's pretty skeezy that this is the sort of thing they are spending their time and money figuring out.

Uber's has a policy of not being responsible for anything that goes wrong, because it's ride sharing and each operator is independent. This means that if anything at all "bad" happens, like a car accident, or a robbery, Uber has no responsibility what so ever to you the rider. Do you give your Uber Driver's Insurance Policy a once over when you climb in? I dusre don't. And - per the terms of service on your app, you are forced into moderation if you do have a bad experience, you can't sue.

It also has a practice of identifying passengers through their phone (oh - an hey - Uber has access to pretty much everyone on your phone - you agreed to that when you downloaded the app) enabling drivers to find out who the passenger is first. This makes some women scared to use Uber.

Oh! And hey - guess what! Uber shares that information with the US government all the time.

Check out this website, which is a collection of links to years of news stories about the things that Uber has done.
https://stallman.org/uber.html

This being said - I've used Uber several times and had no problems what so ever.

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Wow, I had no idea Uber was THAT controversial! eek I'll stick to taxis.

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Yeah, I'll stick to taxis thanks.