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Old 09-30-2012, 06:11 AM   #76
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Can someone tell me, if you stay at one of the farthest buildings, for example on the outskirts of AB, how long REALISTICALLY the walk from your room to the lobby would be? I've seen so many different versions. I will be there with my boyfriend only, no children, just two fairly fit adults (lol) so really is the walk that bad?
In my experience it isn't that the distance is so far, it is that the paths wind around. There is not much in the way of straight lines at POR.

For my last stay at POR my family was placed in building #34. We were in the section closest to the West Depot. It didn't look that bad of a location on the map, until you look closely and see where the paths are. It was a bit of a walk from there to the main buildings. So much so that it kept us from just popping over to fill our mugs. If I filled mine when leaving the food court it was empty by the time I got back to the room. But it was a good location because it was so close to a bus stop and a quiet pool.

If what you want is to be close to the food court, then you might want to consider paying for a preferred room.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:40 AM   #77
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I'm interested in this distance thing too. Altho we will have a car, who wants to get in it just to drive to the drink refill station? I don't want to pay for a preferred location tho, so we'll just walk and get the exercise we need!
On another note, I do wonder about "creatures" who might populate the landscape around us as we are walking back and forth, particularly at night!!
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:44 AM   #78
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Where are the bus stops in AB?

If we are kinda far back in AB does the bus stop near main building before leaving resort? Curious as to if we are far back and near a bus stop would it be quicker to hop a bus to get to food court?
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I once measured the maximum walking distances from any room at POR to a food court door using the ruler tool on Google Earth, and it came to almost exactly 500 yards from both the furthest AB and the furthest mansion building rooms. So at a decent fit walking pace (2-3 miles per hour) you could easily do it in 6-8 minutes once you've got the ideal route worked out.
Wow that's not bad at all. good to know. Although, after a long day at the parks, even a few more steps can feel like a mile
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Where are the bus stops in AB?

If we are kinda far back in AB does the bus stop near main building before leaving resort? Curious as to if we are far back and near a bus stop would it be quicker to hop a bus to get to food court?
Not always.
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You misread her question; she is asking which buildings in the mansions have king beds.
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I'm interested in this distance thing too. Altho we will have a car, who wants to get in it just to drive to the drink refill station? I don't want to pay for a preferred location tho, so we'll just walk and get the exercise we need!
On another note, I do wonder about "creatures" who might populate the landscape around us as we are walking back and forth, particularly at night!!
The only creatures we saw were plenty of geckos, a bunny on the Parterre lawn, and a butterfly in the bushes along the river. Never saw anything at night.
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The only creatures we saw were plenty of geckos, a bunny on the Parterre lawn, and a butterfly in the bushes along the river. Never saw anything at night.
Yeah I agree, I only have ever seen small lizards and tree frogs. Occasional squirrels, and birds.
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Where are the bus stops in AB?

If we are kinda far back in AB does the bus stop near main building before leaving resort? Curious as to if we are far back and near a bus stop would it be quicker to hop a bus to get to food court?
The bus does not always go to the Main stop last. You might hop on a bus and end up at a park! The loop doesn't always stay the same.
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The bus does not always go to the Main stop last. You might hop on a bus and end up at a park! The loop doesn't always stay the same.
Agreed it does change all the time. Main Depot aka South Depot is the best chance at getting on a bus. Just my opinion, I always get a bus from there in the mornings and get to where I need to be at rope drop.
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Posting again...Does anyone have information on how the TV's are bolted in the Alligator Bayou rooms?

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Hi Everyone! I've been reading this thread for a few days now because I switched our Holiday trip from POP to POR. Thanks for all of the info and the pictures! We've been staying at CSR, but we felt we needed a change this trip.

I have a question about the TV above the murphy bed in the AB rooms. And before I ask this, please note, I'm from San Francisco. How is the TV bolted to the wall? My son wants to sleep in the murphy bed. Coming from earthquake country, we never put anything above our beds, so seeing a TV (of all things) over a sleeping area makes me nervous.

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Posting again...Does anyone have information on how the TV's are bolted in the Alligator Bayou rooms?

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Hi Everyone! I've been reading this thread for a few days now because I switched our Holiday trip from POP to POR. Thanks for all of the info and the pictures! We've been staying at CSR, but we felt we needed a change this trip.

I have a question about the TV above the murphy bed in the AB rooms. And before I ask this, please note, I'm from San Francisco. How is the TV bolted to the wall? My son wants to sleep in the murphy bed. Coming from earthquake country, we never put anything above our beds, so seeing a TV (of all things) over a sleeping area makes me nervous.

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Umm nothing to worry about. These tvs are secured into 2x4s with 5" Wood Bolts and checked very well before they even open the building for guest to stay in. These have no chance of falling on top of anyone.

Hope this doesn't sway your plans to stay in the AB area. I know I would sleep under it and never have a worry.
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We are here at POR Royal Guest Room and love it. Everything is perfect except we won't be in the room much. I explored a little and found the pool and bar behind food court. My wife had the pasta for lunch and love it.
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We are here at POR Royal Guest Room and love it. Everything is perfect except we won't be in the room much. I explored a little and found the pool and bar behind food court. My wife had the pasta for lunch and love it.
Cool Nice to hear your enjoying it. Bar stocked pretty good with different choices?
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I just asked this on another thread, but does POR have only one hot tub? I guess it doesn't really matter because I'm assuming younger kids don't have much interest in it, especially not at night! Just curious, as I will be there in February!
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