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Old 05-11-2013, 02:41 PM   #3271
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We'll be checking into POR in 13 days! We have 7:30am reservations at Ohana for breakfast. What is the best way to get there? We will have a car if driving is the best option. We will be going to MK following breakfast. Thanks so much!
Depending on what time MK opens... we always take the bus then hop on the monorail... We LOVE to ride the monorail at least once while there so this gives us our chance to fit it in! Also we go ahead and ride it to the other hotels just for a little extra "sit down" time!

If you are going on the 24 the MK website says it actually opens at 6AM!!!! SO buses from the Disney hotels start taking you an hour before the park opens! You should be GOOD! However, if you are talking about going on the 25 they don't open until 9AM so that would not work you would need to take your car.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:10 PM   #3272
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We'll be checking into POR in 13 days! We have 7:30am reservations at Ohana for breakfast. What is the best way to get there? We will have a car if driving is the best option. We will be going to MK following breakfast. Thanks so much!
Since you'll have a car, I would suggest driving to the TTC and either walking or taking the resort monorail to the Poly. Since your reservation is so early, there's a good chance you'll be close to the TTC and won't even have to take the tram from the parking lot to the TTC. I know many recommend not driving to MK because of having to park at TTC. We drove from POR to MK on our departure day (went to airport from MK) in Feb. Since we we arrived about 30 min. prior to MK opening, we were close enough to walk to the TTC. If you drive directly to the Poly, you'll have to move your vehicle after breakfast.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:39 PM   #3273
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There's a couple of ways you could go...Resort to Resort is always the most lengthy prospect, unless you are going to OKW or POFQ, of course. I'd take the boat to DTD then the bus to Beach Club. Or you could take the bus to Epcot & walk to Beach club, but that would take longer. By car, it would be 10 minutes.

Incidentally, when we went to Hoop De Doo, it was faster (for us) to take bus to MK then boat to Fort Wilderness.
We are eating at Cape May again this year too. After messing with the buses last time, I think I am going to go with paying for a taxi cab.

If you take a bus to Epcot that would drop you in front of the park, right? So you would either have to be going to Epcot that day or have a park hopper to walk through Epcot to Beach Club. I think.... someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

You can take a bus to DHS and then the boat to BC. I think this would be faster than going to DTD... we always have problems with buses from DTD.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:20 PM   #3274
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We leave for POR tomorrow morning! Can't wait to get there!

We ended up booking Mickey's Backyard BBQ for Saturday, May 18th...has anyone attended it before? If so, how was it?

Also, I've done some research and came up with the best way to get to the BBQ: take a bus to MK and then a boat Fort Wilderness Pavilion. I thought I would run that by the knowledgeable people on this forum to make sure that sounds right.

Thanks!
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We leave for POR tomorrow morning! Can't wait to get there!

We ended up booking Mickey's Backyard BBQ for Saturday, May 18th...has anyone attended it before? If so, how was it?

Also, I've done some research and came up with the best way to get to the BBQ: take a bus to MK and then a boat Fort Wilderness Pavilion. I thought I would run that by the knowledgeable people on this forum to make sure that sounds right.

Thanks!
That's how we got to the Hoop Dee Doo Review, which is right next to the BBQ.
Pay attention as you get close to the Contemporary, the waterway goes over the highway at that point
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We'll be checking into POR in 13 days! We have 7:30am reservations at Ohana for breakfast. What is the best way to get there? We will have a car if driving is the best option. We will be going to MK following breakfast. Thanks so much!
I would also drive to the TTC and just walk over to the Poly, then take the monorail to MK.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:11 PM   #3277
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:34 PM   #3278
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Two questions:

Are the new Murphy bed mattresses smaller than the trundle beds?

Is there a lot less storage/room for clothes without the TV cabinet?

We haven't stayed at POR since the renovations and were curious if we would have enough room for clothes for all 5 of us. Thanks!
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:45 PM   #3279
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Two questions:

Are the new Murphy bed mattresses smaller than the trundle beds?

Is there a lot less storage/room for clothes without the TV cabinet?

We haven't stayed at POR since the renovations and were curious if we would have enough room for clothes for all 5 of us. Thanks!
I was nervous about storage space too. It ended up not being a problem for us. Each of the girls took a drawer under the murphy bed. My husband and I had our clothes on the shelve in the "closet" and we all hung a few things. One of the girls also had some things on one of the shelves below the coffee maker and another on the shelf under the night stand. There was plenty of room under the sink and on the shelve over the sinks for toiletries. It worked out just fine, and that was with 5 people.
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That's how we got to the Hoop Dee Doo Review, which is right next to the BBQ.
Pay attention as you get close to the Contemporary, the waterway goes over the highway at that point
Thanks for the info and I will try to remember to pay attention as we go over the highway.

Dinner is at 6:30...what time should we leave POR to get there?
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Depending on what time MK opens... we always take the bus then hop on the monorail... We LOVE to ride the monorail at least once while there so this gives us our chance to fit it in! Also we go ahead and ride it to the other hotels just for a little extra "sit down" time!

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Since you'll have a car, I would suggest driving to the TTC and either walking or taking the resort monorail to the Poly. Since your reservation is so early, there's a good chance you'll be close to the TTC and won't even have to take the tram from the parking lot to the TTC. I know many recommend not driving to MK because of having to park at TTC. We drove from POR to MK on our departure day (went to airport from MK) in Feb. Since we we arrived about 30 min. prior to MK opening, we were close enough to walk to the TTC. If you drive directly to the Poly, you'll have to move your vehicle after breakfast.
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I would also drive to the TTC and just walk over to the Poly, then take the monorail to MK.
Thanks so much for the replies!!! We are going on May 29th with a 9am MK opening, so we'll take the car for sure. You all have been a big help!
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We have an 8:15 am reservation at Hollywood and Vine. Will we have any problem catching a bus to DHS from POR to make our reservation? How early do the buses start running? Thanks!

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Old 05-11-2013, 08:51 PM   #3283
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Thanks for the info and I will try to remember to pay attention as we go over the highway.

Dinner is at 6:30...what time should we leave POR to get there?
Well, if you figure 20 to 30 minutes travel by bus and then by boat, plus the fact you're supposed to check in 15 minutes before your reservation, plus wait times for the bus and the boats, I wouldn't leave any later than 4:30 and probably before that. You can always explore the area around the BBQ while you wait. If you have younger kids, there is a playground on the way to the BBQ so if you get there a little too early, the kids can be entertained.
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I can't stop obsessing about which section I would prefer... Mansions or AB... AGH!
Me too! We leave in 26 days & I wanted to do online checking & request a section.

I've stayed at both before but can't decide which one would be better this trip.

I'm thinking since we'll be there in June maybe I should request closer to the pool. I have a garden view reservation. Which bldg should I request?
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Thanks for the info and I will try to remember to pay attention as we go over the highway.

Dinner is at 6:30...what time should we leave POR to get there?
The concierge at POR told us to allow 90 minutes from POR to the Hoop-Dee-Doo, so I would imagine it would be the same for the Barbecue.
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