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Cinderelly117 08-19-2013 09:38 PM

Getting back to resort after late ADR
My husband & I are taking our first trip to WDW next month and he really wants to do a good seafood dinner. We were originally going to do Flying Fish but it's looking too tough to work out logistically. Anyways, now we're looking at Narcoossee's but the only available ADR is at 9:30pm. We don't mind the late time however we'd be concerned about how to get back to our resort (Port Orleans French Quarter) afterwards since busses from MK will only run until 11 that night. Any alternatives?

Sorry if this question should be posted on a different forum!

JimmyV 08-19-2013 09:44 PM

Taxi. Money well spent compared to trying to navigate the bus system after park closing. Add up what your total costs will be for your vacation. Now, add a couple of $15 cab rides. They won't break the bank and you will appreciate the convenience when your head hits the pillow before midnight.

TaraPA 08-19-2013 09:49 PM

If you don't want to take a cab (I recommend it!) you can take the bus to whichever park is still open, then transfer to your resort bus. If no parks are still open, take the bus to DTD, then transfer to your resort bus.

Hopefully 08-20-2013 07:44 AM

I agree with the PP, a taxi from the front of the GF is worth it. I always save and budget for a few taxi rides for resort to resort meals on our trips. I save a bit on lunch at work over time and it is easy.
If you still want to use Disney transportation, plan on a bus to DTD and transfer to a bus for POGQ. This is a very slow trip
Good Luck

MedicGoofy 08-20-2013 10:42 AM

I would plan it one of two ways.....

1) get a taxi. the easiest and quickest way to get back to your resort after dinner. busses aren't going to work from the parks for that night.

2) bus it to DTD, and then either spend a little time there, and then get a bus back to POFQ OR use the boat back to the resort....which is much nicer than using the bus.

POOHsie 08-20-2013 10:57 AM

I agree with other PPs. Lots of WDW experience among us. Taxi back to POFQ. Since a taxi would be necessary for Narcoosee's, why don't you re-consider Flying Fish. Maybe your logistics means you would need to taxi one or both ways, but Flying Fish is totally worth it. Plus the Boardwalk-Swan-Dolphin-Beach Club area is a nice place to spend an entire evening. Bluezoo at the Dolphin is great for fish/seafood, too.

I would not take the bus to DTD. By the time you're done with your 9:30 dinner at GF, wait for bus, arrive at DTD, it could be well after midnight. First, it's a long bus trip. Then, DTD Shops would be closed. The DTD boat to POFQ/POR stops at 11pm, so that's a no-go. You'd be standing, waiting at DTD for the bus to POFQ, when you could have already been in bed if you took the taxi from GF. Some other time, though, I would highly recommend the boat from POFQ to DTD and spend an evening there with a nice dinner, maybe Raglan Road or Wolfgang Puck's. The boat to DTD is one of the best perks about staying at POR/POFQ.

TDC Nala 08-20-2013 01:10 PM

The taxi will be by far the quickest and easiest.

If MK closes at 10, buses will run until 11. If they close at 11, buses will run until 12.

Unless every other park is closed (Epcot and AK will be closed and you'd need to check the times for DHS) and you really do not want to pay for a taxi, I would not recommend using DTD as a bus hub. It works OK if you are good with it potentially taking well over an hour to get where you are going. I also believe the boat to Port Orleans from DTD stops running at 11 so it probably will not help you for this.

Cinderelly117 08-20-2013 03:02 PM

Thanks for all the input! Will definitely look into a taxi for that evening.

POOHsie, we are spending another evening at DTD and dining at Raglan Road so we'll be sure to check out the boat to/from POFQ!

nkereina 08-21-2013 07:09 PM

If you opt to take the bus to DTD, I highly recommend the boat as well. From DTD to POFQ, the boat is much faster than waiting for the bus.

JCMHutch 08-21-2013 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by nkereina (Post 49351733)
If you opt to take the bus to DTD, I highly recommend the boat as well. From DTD to POFQ, the boat is much faster than waiting for the bus.

This is definitely the way to travel from POFQ to DTD. We do that each time we stay at either Port Orleans. The boat ride in the evening is nice and not crowded.

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