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Old 05-11-2013, 09:57 PM   #3286
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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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Old 05-12-2013, 05:20 AM   #3287
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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.

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Have a great trip! We leave romorrow. Looks like a nice week.

We have 2 friends who did the bbq within the past year and both really enjoyed it. The only negative they mentioned was it was hot. Their kids want to do it again.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:28 AM   #3288
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We leave tomorrow. Does anyone need us to try and check on anything for them if we get a chance? Would love to help someone else since everyone here was so helpful. We will have a royal guest room.

Also does anyone know if the gift shop at POR carries those small metal crowns they use at BBB. Last time my older DD wasn't three, so I got one in the poly gift shop that she wore all week. Would like to get them for the girls to wear during the week.
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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.
That seems like MORE than enough time. We really must've lucked out because it was a quick bus ride to MK from POR and the boat was like, at most 20min. We had a lot of time to hang around FW. But is is better to be safe than sorry. Like somebody else mentioned, the buses go under the Lagoon and you can see that from the boats! Pretty cool. Also, take mosquito spray!

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We leave tomorrow. Does anyone need us to try and check on anything for them if we get a chance? Would love to help someone else since everyone here was so helpful. We will have a royal guest room.

Also does anyone know if the gift shop at POR carries those small metal crowns they use at BBB. Last time my older DD wasn't three, so I got one in the poly gift shop that she wore all week. Would like to get them for the girls to wear during the week.
Fairly sure they have those crowns. Most all the shops do and POR has a nice shop. We got a really nice crown for DD in Germany at the crystal store. It was beautiful and I think it was like 30.00, which seems like a lot, but it is all metal and will last.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:39 AM   #3290
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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 05-12-2013, 06:49 AM   #3291
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We had an 8:15 res at dhs last trip and we caught the bus as early as a little bit before 7am. We got there in plenty of time.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:51 AM   #3292
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We leave tomorrow. Does anyone need us to try and check on anything for them if we get a chance? Would love to help someone else since everyone here was so helpful. We will have a royal guest room.

Also does anyone know if the gift shop at POR carries those small metal crowns they use at BBB. Last time my older DD wasn't three, so I got one in the poly gift shop that she wore all week. Would like to get them for the girls to wear during the week.
I think we are going to be near each other! We leave tomorrow too and have a Royal room Riverview.
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Buses start running around 7.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:56 AM   #3294
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I think we are going to be near each other! We leave tomorrow too and have a Royal room Riverview.
We have garden view. Hope you have a great trip!
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Carriage Rides....Worth The $45 Price?

I would love to do this but "someone" in our party is a penny pincher.....I think it would be a perfect thing to do on our arrival day after all that driving......thoughts????
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:18 AM   #3296
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We had an 8:15 res at dhs last trip and we caught the bus as early as a little bit before 7am. We got there in plenty of time.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:22 AM   #3297
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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!
Bump.

Someone answered about the storage but any comment on the Murphy bed?
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:52 AM   #3298
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Someone answered about the storage but any comment on the Murphy bed?
The info is on page 1 of this thread.
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I would love to do this but "someone" in our party is a penny pincher.....I think it would be a perfect thing to do on our arrival day after all that driving......thoughts????
Do what - you did not refer to what you wanted to do.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:55 AM   #3300
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Do what - you did not refer to what you wanted to do.
It was in her post title... The carriage rides. We did it once way back in the day once when we were staying at POFQ... I'd like to try it again and see what we think....
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