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Old 11-13-2012, 12:16 PM   #1006
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felt so prepared MONTHS ago now that the trip is less than a month away I dont know where to start. we've paid for preferred room. so what/where can I request/send my fax in for our family of 5 (three little ones w/us). we'll probalby have a rental double stroller and would think being closest to a bus stop would be best. any other thoughts or suggestions for me? This is our first time staying at POR! Not sure if hope to be in a quite not super high traffic area. suggestions? As always, thanks for your help!
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Rental car, bus, or taxi. That I know of.
Is there a direct bus to DtD or do we have to take a bus to the parks first?
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:16 PM   #1008
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Rental car, bus, or taxi. That I know of.
You forgot the obvious one- swim!
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #1009
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Is there a direct bus to DtD or do we have to take a bus to the parks first?
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You forgot the obvious one- swim!
Well you know Disney might frown upon that not to mention you would still need dry clothes once down there lol.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #1010
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felt so prepared MONTHS ago now that the trip is less than a month away I dont know where to start. we've paid for preferred room. so what/where can I request/send my fax in for our family of 5 (three little ones w/us). we'll probalby have a rental double stroller and would think being closest to a bus stop would be best. any other thoughts or suggestions for me? This is our first time staying at POR! Not sure if hope to be in a quite not super high traffic area. suggestions? As always, thanks for your help!
I'll PM you and we can see what we can do.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:03 PM   #1011
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Is steak one of the items available for the POR CS make your own salad?
Yes, steak and chicken are both available for the Make-Your-Own-Salads. See www.portorleans.org/riversidemill.php for menu info.

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The food court opens at 7, but the bakery opens at 6. They have cappuccino, espresso, cinnamon rolls, bagels, etc.
Plus the Grab and Go area, and hot/cold drinks of course, those are all available from 6am too. It's just the hot food sections which don't start until 7am. Oh, and the bakery may well have some pre-made Yogurt Parfaits hidden away in the fridge - but shhh, don't tell everyone.

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Since the boats don't start running until 11, what is the best way to make it to DTD by 10 am?
The boat service starts at 10am now, but that still won't get you there by 10am of course.

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Is there a direct bus to DtD or do we have to take a bus to the parks first?
Yes, there are direct buses from the resorts to DTD (you can't get directly from the parks to DTD though). Although it is quite close to POR, still allow a fair bit of time as the journey can be longer than the boat trip (the bus often stops at Typhoon Lagoon too).

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Old 11-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #1012
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Anyone tried the make your own yogurt/cereal?

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #1013
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I'll PM you and we can see what we can do.
As always, super helpful!! THANK you so much for the VERY, VERY helpful PMs :D

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:15 PM   #1014
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As always, super helpful!! THANK you so much for the very helpful PM :D
No problem. Glad to be of help.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #1015
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we are a party of 5 and have stayed at POR in the past. this trip everyone is over age 18. Can we still book POR?
DH wants to spend his evenings at the port with Yeehaw Bob and Elliot at FQ. It would sure make getting back to the room at night easier if we could stay at PO and not have to travel to another hotel after an evening of music.

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Unless someone is very petite, you most likely won't fit comfortably in an Alligator Bayou room that fits 5. Actually, it's doubtful that they will let you book the room based on the ages of those in the room. The extra Murphy bed is recommended for ages 11 and under due to the height and weight capacity. Your only option for POR would be to book 2 rooms.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:13 PM   #1017
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We did 4 adults in the mansions a few years ago, but we were lucky because we were all very organized. You can technically book 5 in AB, but there is not nearly the storage area for 5 adults.

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:13 PM   #1018
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we are a party of 5 and have stayed at POR in the past. this trip everyone is over age 18. Can we still book POR?
DH wants to spend his evenings at the port with Yeehaw Bob and Elliot at FQ. It would sure make getting back to the room at night easier if we could stay at PO and not have to travel to another hotel after an evening of music.

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Unless someone is very petite, you most likely won't fit comfortably in an Alligator Bayou room that fits 5. Actually, it's doubtful that they will let you book the room based on the ages of those in the room. The extra Murphy bed is recommended for ages 11 and under due to the height and weight capacity. Your only option for POR would be to book 2 rooms.
Yes I agree with this it is almost 5 ft long fold out bed to work with.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #1019
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Just checked out today. Currently at the airport. We had a fantastic time. We didn't make a room request and loved our room. Magnolia Terrace room 8778. It had two windows and the location couldn't have been better. I will post more later in the week
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #1020
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I'm thinking of booking a Royal Room, Standard View. I'll be a solo adult (DH may join me for the last night). Any requests I should make?
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