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Old 05-04-2013, 02:31 PM   #3091
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I would suggest the bus to mk... If you drive you park at the Trans and ticket center and then take the monorail or ferry over. You may also need a tram to and from your car depending on how far you awsy you park. Those lines can be allot longer and more tedious than the bus wait.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:18 PM   #3093
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Woo Hoo! I was able to connect to Disney's internet again. I didn't spend any extra time at the resort yesterday since I decided to be not so smart and stayed in Epcot from 9am to 10pm yesterday.

It turned out to be a gorgeous day until about 7pm in Epcot when the skies opened up, the wind started and wow, did it get wet fast. Illuminations was still great though.

Today I spent in AK and then had some swimming time at the resort. I love the main pool and the weather was perfect once the rain showers passed this morning. Don't expect to just be able to lay on your back and float in the main pool though. Lots and lots of people decided to go to the pool when I did. LOL I also spent 15 minutes at the quiet pool near my building which was perfect for just floating on my back in the pool.

I saw a child and father fishing this morning at the fishing hole. I'd never seen that before so it was cool. It looked like a long bamboo type fishing pole from the angle I was at when I went by.

Package Pickup today was quick and easy. The CM had me double check to be sure everything was in the package which is great. I had a couple of pins in there and they were still there when I picked up the package along with the Delicious Desserts cookbook. Yum.

Time to finish my hair and head to Hollywood Studios for the evening. I'm looking forward to the special fireworks.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:02 PM   #3094
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Looks like you picked a good week! It is clearing here today, I think the rains have finally found their way AWAY!! BRING LOTS OF SUNSCREEN though!

POR is beautiful - we just checked in today and have a beautiful corner room in AB- it is a little far out but I don't mind, we have a car so not a big deal (I like it quieter we'll see how that goes). Off to do some restaurant reviews!!
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #3095
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I would suggest the bus to mk... If you drive you park at the Trans and ticket center and then take the monorail or ferry over. You may also need a tram to and from your car depending on how far you awsy you park. Those lines can be allot longer and more tedious than the bus wait.

I was thinking the other three are easy to drive to but the mk is a pain bc of the ferry/monorail then tram. DH is saying though if we have a car why take a stroller on a crazy bus. Wanted to show him others agree.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #3096
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Good question.. I need it, too... the only time I have been able to get it was when I was staying at concierge level at AKL.

I've just ended up using bottle water. (I need it for my cpap)
I need it for my CPAP too.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:19 AM   #3097
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DH is saying though if we have a car why take a stroller on a crazy bus. Wanted to show him others agree.
Just tell him that even if he drives to the MK, he'll still have to take the stroller on the crazy parking lot tram, and then on the crazy monorail, so he might as well cut his loses and just use the one crazy bus.

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Does anyone know if they sell distilled water in the gift shop?
99.9999% of me says YES. I am almost entirely sure that I asked about it and it was pointed out to me (I want to say it's on a bottom shelf nearish the cash registers). We didn't get any because we were about to go on a cruise where they would have distilled water for us, and we were already over halfway done with our very short stay. We arrived via Magical Express at 1am-ish, and of course the shop isn't open at that time.
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Just tell him that even if he drives to the MK, he'll still have to take the stroller on the crazy parking lot tram, and then on the crazy monorail, so he might as well cut his loses and just use the one crazy bus.

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:15 AM   #3100
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Just returned from POR and loved it despite the rainy week. Quick question: I really WISH I remembered to purchase the $25 resort art print in the gift shop before I left. Does anyone know if there is ANY way to order this online? It's not on the Disney Store/Parks website

I will post a mini trip report soon!
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:48 AM   #3101
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Just tell him that even if he drives to the MK, he'll still have to take the stroller on the crazy parking lot tram, and then on the crazy monorail, so he might as well cut his loses and just use the one crazy bus.

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so true! We had no intention of renting a car but family decided last minute they didn't want to do buses all week, and didn't want us lugging the stroller on the plane so now we have a rental stroller and car...I think part of it is they want to be more flexible so they can do their own thing. Now we have the car DH is not thrilled taking the stroller on bus, which I never heard boo about until we reserved the car
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Just returned from POR and loved it despite the rainy week. Quick question: I really WISH I remembered to purchase the $25 resort art print in the gift shop before I left. Does anyone know if there is ANY way to order this online? It's not on the Disney Store/Parks website

I will post a mini trip report soon!

I have to look the number up on allearsnet but there is a number you can call and describe the item and they can help you find it.
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Just returned from POR and loved it despite the rainy week. Quick question: I really WISH I remembered to purchase the $25 resort art print in the gift shop before I left. Does anyone know if there is ANY way to order this online? It's not on the Disney Store/Parks website!
Contact the WDW mail order/guest services email address that's printed on all your receipts, they will be able to arrange it for you.

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I have to look the number up on allearsnet but there is a number you can call and describe the item and they can help you find it.
The phone number is 877-560-6477 (toll Free), or you can e-mail at Merchandise.Guest.Services@DisneyParks.com.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #3105
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What if we have character breakfasts at Epcot and AK for 8 am, what time should we board the busses?
We always try to make it at the bus stop between 7 & 7:15 am for 8 am ADRs. Haven't been late yet....
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