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Old 11-12-2012, 08:30 AM   #16
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As you can tell just by reading this thread, there is no rhyme or reason to the bus patterns. Some days, South gets picked up first, some days its last, etc. It's up to the driver's discretion and the needs of the resort depending on crowd levels, time of day, etc.

Bus service can be awful or amazing at any resort at any time. Drivers don't stay with the same resort so how can it stay it bad? Its always changing.

We used the South depot last year at POR most times and although its the most crowded, it receives buses most frequently. An MK bus will come to south depot and fill up, and then another MK bus will be dispatched to hit the other depots (during busy times).
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:28 AM   #17
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This last trip we did a couple of nights catch the bus from the park to POFQ and walked to riverside cause the bus lines were so long. I don't recommend. It wasn't the longest walk but after a long day it seemed eternal.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:43 PM   #18
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No bus issues here at all. We stay in AB section of POR & use the South Depot. There was never a problem - and this was in April & again in August.

Going back again right after Thanksgiving. We are excited!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:28 AM   #19
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This is why we drive to the parks ourselves (with the exception of EMH at MK)......but of course if you don't have a car you can't do that.......
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:47 PM   #20
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We have stayed at the different levels of resorts and have had good and bad bus days at each. I still pick disney's transportation over me driving to the parks.
First; we never try to leave a park right after fireworks, you are going to wait no matter what resort you are at and it will be standing room only. Also; we have jumped onto the POFQ bus from a park and just walked or took the boat to POR. For us it's a nice relaxing walk next to the river. But, we do not have an issue with walking at the resort even after a full day at the parks, we enjoy it
It will be nice once all the bus stops get computerized, I saw an article on it and it said that the bus stops will have a computerized screen and it will tell you which bus is coming next, with an estimated time.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:44 PM   #21
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I was at POR the 3rd week of October and to my relief, I did not experience any major issues with the bus transportation. I had a preferred room so used the south depot and never had any problems with boarding a bus there. There were a few times where I had to stand on a bus. One night when returning from the MK after it closed, the bus stopped at the west depot first and the south depot was last.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:30 PM   #22
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I am also very lucky. I mostly go solo and use the buses at off times.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #23
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In my last trip, I waited 30+ minutes for a bus at the north depot (which I also never managed to successfully find as I would swear the arrows on the signs all pointed the wrong way...) to MK one afternoon
Glad im not the only one who kept getting lost.

We love POR and usually used the North depot. If the bus was extra packed on the way back we'd get off at West and walk. I definitely prefer the Alligator Bayou but it can be a but confusing on the walkways between the buildings.
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