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Old 01-03-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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Worried about POR and early ADR

I saw on the Allears site that it's nearly impossible to stay at POR and make a 8 AM ADR at a resort. We currently have 8:05AM at CM. Any advice? This also worries me for our CRT ADR at 8AM on a non EMH day.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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When in doubt, take a cab.

If not, you will need to be at the bus stop early to catch a MK bus and then walk or monorail to CR.

As for an 8 AM ADR at MK, we do it all the time and have never not made it on time.
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As pp stated, cab is your best bet. If you don't want to spend the $$, I personally would be at the bus stop no later than 7:00. Gives you enough time to wait for the bus and walk over without stressing about being late.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
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any estimate on the cost of a cab?
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #5
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any estimate on the cost of a cab?
$15-20
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:54 PM   #6
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We just used a few cabs for our last trip as it was a short trip and we didn't want to waste a lot of time waiting...especially since the MK deluxe resorts all share. We factored this into our budget before hand.

Just to give you an idea of fares, we generally were at $16-17 dollars from GF to HS with our largest tab from TTC to Animal Kingdom which was just over $20. That was a a little higher because the fares raise not just by mileage but by time in certain cases and there was a few minutes wait at AK gates to get in. We also do tip a few dollars extra...not sure if you need to or not, we just do. If you would also, make sure to factor that in. So basically if it was $16-17 and change, we would give a $20.

Since we do not rent a car, if I was in a bind to make an ADR, I would certainly put $20 aside to hail a cab again. It really was a lot easier and worth the money when sharing a resort bus and to not stress over making an ADR time. We had that experience once and it was not fun...and that was being at the WL boat dock at 7:30 for an 8:25 res at CRT. And we were still late cause the boat never came! We grabbed a CR boat at 8:15 and had to run from CR to CRT in August heat. My hubby still hasn't forgiven me for that one! Lesson learned!
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We stayed at POR in September and made it to an 8:05am ADR at Tusker House at AK - the furthest park from POR - and had time to spare, using Disney transportation. We got to the main bus depot about 7:10. I personally would not spend the money on a cab and I wouldn't hesitate to make an 8:05 ADR again, staying at POR.
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We had many early ADRs on our last trip. We were at French Quarter which also picked up riverside. We made all early reservations with time to spare. Didn't feel rushed at all. We were at the bus stop a 7am. No problems at all and I personally wouldn't catch a cab because I don't think you really need to.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:49 PM   #9
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I am staying at POR and have a 7:30 reservation at CM this Sunday. I am taking a cab just so I don't have to worry about it.
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