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Old 10-06-2013, 11:40 AM   #736
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DH has always had the prime rib and said it was excellent and he's a prime rib guy.
There were a few new items added to the menu a week or so ago, including Slow-Cooked Beef Short Rib with Cheesy Grits and Red Wine Reduction, which a couple of DISers have raved about. One actually went back a couple of days later to have it again.

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I saw a post on Facebook that said boats from POR and FQ to Downtown Disney will not be running at times starting Oct 9 through Oct 19? Has anyone else seen this information?

Oct. 9- 4:15 PM- 6:45 PM
Oct. 10-17 10AM- 11 AM and 3:15- 6:45 PM
Oct. 18- 10 AM- 11 AM and 3:15 to closing
Oct. 19- 10 AM- 5:30 PM

There will be additional busses running during these times for roundtrip transportation to these resorts.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #738
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I saw a post on Facebook that said boats from POR and FQ to Downtown Disney will not be running at times starting Oct 9 through Oct 19? Has anyone else seen this information?

Oct. 9- 4:15 PM- 6:45 PM
Oct. 10-17 10AM- 11 AM and 3:15- 6:45 PM
Oct. 18- 10 AM- 11 AM and 3:15 to closing
Oct. 19- 10 AM- 5:30 PM

There will be additional busses running during these times for roundtrip transportation to these resorts.
Ah, the benefits of "off season". I also heard that the resort monorail will be down mid-day as well. So if you have ADR's at GL or Poly mid-day then you might want to add extra time to your travels.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3182288
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #739
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I am planning a stay at POR 1st week of April. I booked preferred so I can be near the main building, main pool and bus stop. Can anyone tell me the route of the buses? Is the South Depot a good bus stop? 1st p/u and drop off? Is it always the same?

Sorry if this was covered in the first 50 pages. What a popular thread!!

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Old 10-06-2013, 02:30 PM   #740
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I am planning a stay at POR 1st week of April. I booked preferred so I can be near the main building, main pool and bus stop. Can anyone tell me the route of the buses? Is the South Depot a good bus stop? 1st p/u and drop off? Is it always the same?

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From a Preferred room, the South Depot stop will be the closest for you to walk to (take the pathway alongside the parking lot opposite buildings 14/15).

Bus routes vary, but msotly the MK buses will do the outer circle route first, and then pickup/dropoff at South before heading off to the park. For the other parks, it is generally the other way around (i.e. South first, then West>North>East>themepark).

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If u hv a car then u shd hv plenty of time. It is the timing to get the bus going and returning that took the most time for us. Had to add a half hour to our transit which took away from our break time.
Thanks! We will just plan to usually take the car, then.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #742
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Andre has all of the transportation options listed out on the first page. As far as the buses go, sometimes the South (main) Depot is the first stop, sometimes the West Depot is the first stop. If you have any questions about how the boats run, you can find those answers on the first page too.

POR is a great resort! I'm going back for the 5th time in December, and I can hardly wait!
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Got our luggage tags but my discount coupons arent in there. Hmmm. I am having a forgetful moment. CAN SOMEONE let me know if that should have been in thd mailing or you get that at check in??? The discount golf coupons etc?? Anyone???
Do you mean your magical express luggage tags or the souvenir type tags sent with some package deals? We got our mag exp tags entirely separate from our package stuff. It was the package mailing that had the discounts in there.
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Do you mean your magical express luggage tags or the souvenir type tags sent with some package deals? We got our mag exp tags entirely separate from our package stuff. It was the package mailing that had the discounts in there.
Interesting. I got all my stuff in one envelope.
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Thank you Andre and Maxiesmom.
I'm really trying to make sure we get a good location for our upcoming trip. We stayed at CSR last trip, and ended up at the furthest out Ranchos building. It was great for the bus stop, but it was a 15 minute walk each way to the main building. That's when my family decided that we would be willing to pay for a better location.
It seems like the preferred buildings at POR are central to main building. pool and bus stops. I read somewhere that the furthest building at POR is still only a 7-8 minute walk to the main building.(true?) I just don't want to be disappointed.
I have requested building 14 or 15. Does this sound like a good request to be closest to everything (including bus stops)?
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I saw a post on Facebook that said boats from POR and FQ to Downtown Disney will not be running at times starting Oct 9 through Oct 19? Has anyone else seen this information?

Oct. 9- 4:15 PM- 6:45 PM
Oct. 10-17 10AM- 11 AM and 3:15- 6:45 PM
Oct. 18- 10 AM- 11 AM and 3:15 to closing
Oct. 19- 10 AM- 5:30 PM

There will be additional busses running during these times for roundtrip transportation to these resorts.
These seem like strange times, especially the ones that go into the evening dinner hours - doesn't seem like they would be dredging or doing construction at night....
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Thank you Andre and Maxiesmom.
I'm really trying to make sure we get a good location for our upcoming trip. We stayed at CSR last trip, and ended up at the furthest out Ranchos building. It was great for the bus stop, but it was a 15 minute walk each way to the main building. That's when my family decided that we would be willing to pay for a better location.
It seems like the preferred buildings at POR are central to main building. pool and bus stops. I read somewhere that the furthest building at POR is still only a 7-8 minute walk to the main building.(true?) I just don't want to be disappointed.
I have requested building 14 or 15. Does this sound like a good request to be closest to everything (including bus stops)?
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I think either 14 or 15 would be pretty perfect.

I understand completely about Ranchos at CSR. That was not my favorite location there either.

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These seem like strange times, especially the ones that go into the evening dinner hours - doesn't seem like they would be dredging or doing construction at night....
I read that there are Dragon Boat practices/races that are going to be happening?
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I read that there are Dragon Boat practices/races that are going to be happening?
Ahh, maybe they're practicing. Thanks for the heads up.
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Question about coffee- on vacation I typically go for an early morning run and stop for coffee before heading back to the room. We are on DDP. Do I need to bring my mug or can I get just coffee on the DDP plan (no breakfast) at the food court?

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