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Old 01-12-2013, 06:31 PM   #16
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By all means look into POFQ if that resort appeals to you. None of the buildings are far from the bus stop or food court.

But if it's only a matter of walking, then you also have the choice of booking a preferred room at any of the other mod resorts, since they are the closest buildings to the main building.

Honestly, I think that the last room we stayed in at AKL was further from the lobby than our CBR room in Jamaica . Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but not much. Some of the outer rooms at the Deluxes are pretty long walks, too.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #17
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Agree with the others. CBR is long whereas CSR is round. So, the walking seems worse at CBR. Also, CBR is the only resort with an internal bus system to take you from building to building so that should tell you how big it is.
Well, not exactly. Any resort with multiple stops has an internal bus system. CSR (just like CBR) has one stop for each section of the resort. POR has two sections, but four stops. SSR also has one stop for each section, while OKW has several stops but isn't really broken up into sections.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #18
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Since she's spoiled, maybe go "moderate plus" and book business class at CSR? It guarantees you an excellent room location, building 9B located close to both the main building and feature pool, and gives you access to a club level lounge with snacks and beverages as well as a few extra features in the room (DVD player, "deluxe" level toiletries, turn-down service). I can't give a personal review yet but for our upcoming trip the price difference was less than $40/nt over CSR standard view so I jumped at the chance to try it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:25 AM   #19
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Well, not exactly. Any resort with multiple stops has an internal bus system. CSR (just like CBR) has one stop for each section of the resort. POR has two sections, but four stops. SSR also has one stop for each section, while OKW has several stops but isn't really broken up into sections.
I think she is referring to the bus that just makes the rounds at the resort itself at CBR. That is called the Internal Shuttle, and says so on it's marquee. CBR is the only resort that has that, due to its being extra large.

The Internal Shuttle bus is separate from the buses that pick up at the stops and then go to the parks.

Look at the size this way: If I stay at POR and get on at the first stop, I have 3 more stops to sit through before heading to the parks. If I get on the first stop at CBR I have 6 more stops. That is big!
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Well, not exactly. Any resort with multiple stops has an internal bus system. CSR (just like CBR) has one stop for each section of the resort. POR has two sections, but four stops. SSR also has one stop for each section, while OKW has several stops but isn't really broken up into sections.
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I think she is referring to the bus that just makes the rounds at the resort itself at CBR. That is called the Internal Shuttle, and says so on it's marquee. CBR is the only resort that has that, due to its being extra large.

The Internal Shuttle bus is separate from the buses that pick up at the stops and then go to the parks.

Look at the size this way: If I stay at POR and get on at the first stop, I have 3 more stops to sit through before heading to the parks. If I get on the first stop at CBR I have 6 more stops. That is big!
Yes, exactly that maxiesmom
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:58 AM   #21
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We also loved POFQ, in addition to the shorter walking distance, it just seemed quieter and more peaceful that any other resort we have stayed at including deluxe. For our May trip, we couldn't get the discount code for POFQ and are trying POR, I hope we like it as well!
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:32 PM   #22
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In addition to shorter walks. The resort itself holds far fewer guests, which usually means shorter waits for buses when leaving parks at more crowded times.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:34 PM   #23
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You definitely want Port Orleans French Quarter.

At the others, you have options. You can pay for a "preferred" room which is closer to food court/main buildings. You can make a request to be near the food court or near transportation (this is not guaranteed).

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I think she is referring to the bus that just makes the rounds at the resort itself at CBR. That is called the Internal Shuttle, and says so on it's marquee. CBR is the only resort that has that, due to its being extra large.
CSR, OKW and SSR also have an internal shuttle.
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My mom is coming with this time, and she is freaking out after reading reviews on very long walk times to transportation and food at CBR. Is it really that bad? I stayed at CSR, and I know it was a long walk there. Is there a better option? TIA!
The best Moderate Resort for your mom would be POFQ if walking is an issue. It's the smallest hotel on property and nothing is that far away.
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You definitely want Port Orleans French Quarter.

At the others, you have options. You can pay for a "preferred" room which is closer to food court/main buildings. You can make a request to be near the food court or near transportation (this is not guaranteed).



CSR, OKW and SSR also have an internal shuttle.
I thought they discontinued the internal shuttle at CSR. Never saw one during our stay last March and I thought someone had posted it was stopped. I didn't realize OKW and SSR had them. But it makes sense they look huge too!
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I thought they discontinued the internal shuttle at CSR. Never saw one during our stay last March and I thought someone had posted it was stopped. I didn't realize OKW and SSR had them. But it makes sense they look huge too!
Yeah, I'm not recalling the CSR one either. They offered guests rides on golf carts last time we visited. I vaguely remember hearing about OKW and SSR - just never paid much attention to them I guess!
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Honestly, I think that the last room we stayed in at AKL was further from the lobby than our CBR room in Jamaica . Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but not much. .
This made me giggle because I've said the SAME thing! My husband and I traveled to Ocho Rios in Jamaica and stayed at AKL the following year. We were surprised how far away we felt from everything, but the view and the smile on our daughter's face was worth it.
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