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Geoffrey Carman
01-Jul-2014, 22:35
I hear there is a mouse that roared around somewhere.

How close are the Disney parks? What are all the Disney parks? I get
confused by Epcot vs magic kingdom vs Shlitterbahn...

ab
02-Jul-2014, 03:38
On 07/01/2014 03:35 PM, Geoffrey Carman wrote:> I hear there is a mouse
that roared around somewhere.
>
> How close are the Disney parks? What are all the Disney parks? I get
> confused by Epcot vs magic kingdom vs Shlitterbahn...

Corondado Springs was the venue last year, and I think a Hyatt is this
year's hotel. To answer your question, though Coronado Springs is a
Disney property within Disney World as I understand it, and Disney World
includes multiple parks such as Epcot (international stuff, the big dome
which is one ride that talks about the history of the earth, etc), Magic
Kingdom (Disneyland, but bigger I think), Animal Kingdom (a big zoo with
animals), etc.

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malcolmlewis
02-Jul-2014, 03:48
Hi
Don't forget Hollywood Studios... this was my favorite!! Plus it was the first place we got to meet for the first time ;)

smflood
02-Jul-2014, 09:51
On 02/07/2014 03:38, ab wrote:

> Corondado Springs was the venue last year, and I think a Hyatt is this
> year's hotel.

Yes, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is this year's hotel.

> To answer your question, though Coronado Springs is a
> Disney property within Disney World as I understand it, and Disney World
> includes multiple parks such as Epcot (international stuff, the big dome
> which is one ride that talks about the history of the earth, etc), Magic
> Kingdom (Disneyland, but bigger I think), Animal Kingdom (a big zoo with
> animals), etc.

.... unlike last year, it's not a Disney hotel so you won't be able to
get reduced, conference rate Disney passes or early/late admission.

I'm expecting this year to be more like the first SUSECon in 2013 which
was held at the Caribe Royale hotel, another non-Disney hotel. That year
the evening entertainment was dinner and the Blue Man Group at the
Universal Resort.

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SUSE Knowledge Partner

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Geoffrey Carman
02-Jul-2014, 12:19
On 7/2/2014 4:51 AM, Simon Flood wrote:
> On 02/07/2014 03:38, ab wrote:
>
>> Corondado Springs was the venue last year, and I think a Hyatt is this
>> year's hotel.
>
> Yes, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is this year's hotel.

Oops.

How far is it from Disney? As the mouse flies of course.

ab
02-Jul-2014, 12:35
The SUSEcon website has a way to find the hotel on Google Maps:

http://www.susecon.com/

From there, put in your desired destination. Alternatively, zoom out a
couple of times and notice the Disney properties all around, within about
ten minutes or so (driving), so just a few miles for everything (closer
for some).

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kgroneman
02-Jul-2014, 15:41
Hey Geoffrey Carman:

>What are all the Disney parks? I get confused by Epcot vs magic
>kingdom vs Shlitterbahn...

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/ should be able to answer that
question. If you scroll down. On the left side there is a section
titled "Parks and Tickets". It lists the major parks that make up
DisneyWorld. Clicking on each one of those gives you information about
that specific park.

Like others have said, this year the Hyatt Hotel is our venue but it's
not part of Disney. There are other things to do besides visit Mickey
and Minni. There is Universal Orlando:
https://www.universalorlando.com/ If you rent a car and are willing to
drive a little way, there is the Kennedy Space Center
https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/ and Cocoa Beach:
http://www.visitspacecoast.com/

Based on what I saw the last couple of years, there are quite a few
SUSEcon attendees that add a few days at one end of the conference or
another to take in some of the local attractions.

To answer your question about how far the Hyatt is from Disney, here's
a google map showing it's a 15 minute drive from the hotel to Epcot:
http://bit.ly/hyatt_epcot

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Kim - 7/2/2014 8:31:18 AM

Geoffrey Carman
02-Jul-2014, 19:11
> If you rent a car and are willing to
> drive a little way, there is the Kennedy Space Center
> https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/ and Cocoa Beach:
> http://www.visitspacecoast.com/

On that note, should a launch be on the schedule, if you want to watch,
I hear the new best place is:
http://www.portcanaveral.com/welcomecenter/

A tall building with a rooftop specific viewing zone.

kwimmer
02-Jul-2014, 20:19
Lots of great attractions in Orlando! Of course, you'll be so enthralled by the technical sessions that you'll only want to stay on site in classes!!
But for the kiddies, there are amusement parks galore. And the SUSECon hotel room block rates are available for three days before the conference through three days after. So you could make it affordable to stay and do the vacation thing...

To make it easy, the Hyatt does provide regular shuttle service to DisneyWorld parks, Universal Studios park and SeaWorld. You just need to check with the front desk.

And if you don't want to do the parks, the hotel itself is actually a destination resort. I read one review where a parent commented that the kids liked the hotel so much they didn't want to go to the amusement parks one day! Check out all of the resort amenities (that come with your SUSECon room block reservation) here:

http://www.grandcypress.hyatt.com/en/hotel/activities.html

They offer the use of resort activities and amenities at no additional charge, including unlimited use of the Heath Club, 9-hole Pitch & Putt course, golf driving range access, court time at the Racquet Club, basketball, volleyball, rock climbing wall, swimming pool, and all water sports including non-motorized boats (Hydro bikes, sail boats, paddle boats and canoes), as well as resort bicycles and quadricycles.

Sounds like fun!!

kgroneman
02-Jul-2014, 20:39
They offer the use of resort activities and amenities at no additional charge, including unlimited use of the Heath Club, 9-hole Pitch & Putt course, golf driving range access, court time at the Racquet Club, basketball, volleyball, rock climbing wall, swimming pool, and all water sports including non-motorized boats (Hydro bikes, sail boats, paddle boats and canoes), as well as resort bicycles and quadricycles.

Oh now that will be cool! I need someone to ride a quadricycle with me.

Geoffrey Carman
02-Jul-2014, 21:46
On 7/2/2014 3:44 PM, kgroneman wrote:
>
>> They offer the use of resort activities and amenities at no additional
>> charge, including unlimited use of the Heath Club, 9-hole Pitch & Putt
>> course, golf driving range access, court time at the Racquet Club,
>> basketball, volleyball, rock climbing wall, swimming pool, and all water
>> sports including non-motorized boats (Hydro bikes, sail boats, paddle
>> boats and canoes), as well as resort bicycles and quadricycles.
>
> Oh now that will be cool! I need someone to ride a quadricycle with
> me.

Are they on a lake? Neat. But no inhouse water park. Sheesh. :)

smflood
03-Jul-2014, 11:13
On 02/07/2014 20:44, kgroneman wrote:

> Oh now that will be cool! I need someone to ride a quadricycle with
> me.

Count me in!
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Geoffrey Carman
03-Jul-2014, 12:28
On 7/3/2014 6:13 AM, Simon Flood wrote:
> On 02/07/2014 20:44, kgroneman wrote:
>
>> Oh now that will be cool! I need someone to ride a quadricycle with
>> me.
>
> Count me in!

One of the beer companies in Canada, as sponsorship for the Toronto Indy
car race had a 9 person pedal 'racing car' that we put a team together
to race around a short track. That was fun.