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Unread 9 Dec 19, 06:43 PM  
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Seems the obvious solution to this, is to create Disney MDE Fast Pass. Front of Line access to the Magical Express for the bargain price of $30 a head off peak, 50 a head peak time. I mean they do their best to rinse the pockets of most tourists !
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We had a very long wait for the Magical Express on our first trip a couple of weeks back, assumed that was usual but it didnt make us any less peeved by it. Particularly after a very long travel day already.

Of course we could have paid for an Uber direct but why should we? I expect better service as we have already paid for it.
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Seems the obvious solution to this, is to create Disney MDE Fast Pass. Front of Line access to the Magical Express for the bargain price of $30 a head off peak, 50 a head peak time. I mean they do their best to rinse the pockets of most tourists !
already exists ... it's called the "Minnie Vans" ...
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We had a very long wait for the Magical Express on our first trip a couple of weeks back, assumed that was usual but it didnt make us any less peeved by it. Particularly after a very long travel day already.

Of course we could have paid for an Uber direct but why should we? I expect better service as we have already paid for it.
Yeah agreed - it narks me when a service provider says something is free or complimentary - you are paying for everything and should expect a level of service from it.
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How on earth does having a prepaid hotel, prepaid transport, prepaid food, adequate insurance would worry an immigration officer ? That gives the officer more insurances than it does if you are saying you will DIY everything. They don't even ask you about this anyway, about all they do as is where you are staying. You are talking rubbish. Disney as a service provider have a responsibility to look after its guests. If they fail to do so, then you have your travel insurance to fall back on. There is no issue.

The default position of some people on here is only the wealthy should go to the USA, and its such a nonsense.

Everyone should consider carrying a credit card with a good limit to cover off gaps as travel insurance sometimes won't pay up front and you need to cover costs which you can reclaim. But if you get sick on holiday then you can pretty much reclaim all the costs - including taxis.

Such rubbish being said and I hope it doesn't put people off considering going.
I get asked about money by the immigration officer each time.
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I get asked about money by the immigration officer each time.
Close to 50 trips to america and I have never been asked. Where am I staying, when am I going back is pretty standard for me.

Maybe you look a bit shifty
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Close to 50 trips to america and I have never been asked. Where am I staying, when am I going back is pretty standard for me.

Maybe you look a bit shifty
It could be because I go solo. They want to know I can support myself for the time I'm there.
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It could be because I go solo. They want to know I can support myself for the time I'm there.
Im not so sure its that Andy, you and I are both a similar age and I have never been asked how much money I have with me on any trips solo or otherwise anywhere entering the US. It certainly isnt the Rolex or dripping with diamonds that stops them as I definitely dress for comfort when flying ( think scruff) rather than style
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