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Old 03-28-2014, 01:06 PM   #451
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I have used it...don't always follow their advice and not always accurate. Where are you thinking, specifically...we all have our short cuts and methods! LOL
Mainly thinking about what time I need to leave POR to make it to a 9:00 Harmony Barber Shop appt. thinking we'll just grab breakfast at the bakery after the haircut so we wouldn't need to wake up too early for lunch.
I'm mainly just confused bc most things I see say that it takes no more than 30 minutes to bus anywhere (for the most part), but then Disney says to allow 1.5 hours travel time??
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:33 PM   #452
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Mainly thinking about what time I need to leave POR to make it to a 9:00 Harmony Barber Shop appt. thinking we'll just grab breakfast at the bakery after the haircut so we wouldn't need to wake up too early for lunch.
I'm mainly just confused bc most things I see say that it takes no more than 30 minutes to bus anywhere (for the most part), but then Disney says to allow 1.5 hours travel time??
All of my journey times from POR to any of the parks were under 30 minutes.

But that doesn't include how long you have to wait for your bus to show up.

Also, there's always a bit of a walk from where the bus drops you off to the park entrance. Then you have to wait in line at bag check.

1.5 hrs travel would be safe estimate for TOTAL travel time. So from the time you leave POR to the time you are arriving at the Barber Shop.

I can't remember exactly how long our journeys were. But what I can tell you is that we had family staying at the contemporary who we met in the parks every day at a predetermined time.

Each day I was convinced we were running late and would start to panic. But we ALWAYS made it to the park with about 30 minutes to spare.

Most of the bus journeys were only 10-15 minutes. The real wait is how long you wait for your bus to show up.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:36 PM   #453
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Mainly thinking about what time I need to leave POR to make it to a 9:00 Harmony Barber Shop appt. thinking we'll just grab breakfast at the bakery after the haircut so we wouldn't need to wake up too early for lunch. I'm mainly just confused bc most things I see say that it takes no more than 30 minutes to bus anywhere (for the most part), but then Disney says to allow 1.5 hours travel time??
From POR, the LONGEST it was to get to MK was 20 minutes for US. If you get on the bus at 8:15, I will allege you will get to MK in plenty of time for your appt. Obviously, this will vary for the day/week and time/year. Travel time and bus time aren't the same at Disney. While it may take 15 minutes to bus to MK, it may take 15 minutes to get the bus, another 5-10 minutes to load/unload, walk to the gate, get in the gate, etc. barring no traffic issues. Does that makes sense? Plus some buses make more than one stop. For example, the bus from DHS to AKL stops at the water park first before going to AKL, so you have to figure that into it.

I also don't like their advice on Hoop de doo Revue - ie., taking the bus to Epcot, then hopping the bus to Fort Wilderness. We took the bus to MK then the boat to FW. One other time we went to DTD and took that bus to FW (from there you have to take another internal bus) Everybody has their own way. However, and oddly enough, it was faster to take the bus to MK, then the boat to FW than the bus to DTD, then the bus to FW. weird...
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I like it...really like. It seems to be more user friendly to me. Thank you!
Well as everyone seemed 100% happy, and I've found no further issues during testing - in fact, I think it works a lot better on various browsers than the old layout did, even on mobile devices which is a plus as it's not yet optimised for them - I've now made the whole site live in the new layout.

If anyone wants to give it a try, pop over to www.portorleans.org and let me know if you have any problems on whatever esoteric browsers you normally use.

I know about the overlap issue with embedded YouTube videos (for some reason the normal fix for this problem doesn't seem to be working) and a very minor menu-text formatting issue in Internet Explorer when you refresh the forums page (it loses the white shadows in the header text) but otherwise it seems to be working well.

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Well as everyone seemed 100% happy, and I've found no further issues during testing - in fact, I think it works a lot better on various browsers than the old layout did, even on mobile devices which is a plus as it's not yet optimised for them - I've now made the whole site live in the new layout. If anyone wants to give it a try, pop over to www.portorleans.org and let me know if you have any problems on whatever esoteric browsers you normally use. I know about the overlap issue with embedded YouTube videos (for some reason the normal fix for this problem doesn't seem to be working) and a very minor menu-text formatting issue in Internet Explorer when you refresh the forums page (it loses the white shadows in the header text) but otherwise it seems to be working well. Andre
Oh no! I love your site but can't read it! It only allows me to click on the home button on top. None of the other buttons work. I got into the news by clinking a red link on the right under port orleans news. None of the other buttons on the top bar work. Only the home one. I love the little I can see though. I am on my iPad mini using safari browser. I never have trouble using websites on it. Other than the TRex site bc of flash.
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I like it!! Very easy to use/see on my iPhone. I like the menu bar across the top! Very nice
Could you do me a favour and try again on the finished site using your iPhone, as I'm getting some comments from iPhone/iPad users saying that the menus are not working for them.

If it does work, could you let me know the phone type, and the browser and IOS versions that you use? Thanks.

As a temporary solution for now, IOS users should still be able to get to the whole site via the sitemap at www.portorleans.org/sitemap.php.

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Could you do me a favour and try again on the finished site using your iPhone, as I'm getting some comments from iPhone/iPad users saying that the menus are not working for them. If it does work, could you let me know the phone type, and the browser and IOS versions that you use? Thanks. As a temporary solution for now, IOS users should still be able to get to the whole site via the sitemap at
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I'm on an iPhone 5 and the buttons at the top aren't working. All other links are.

I went on the site through the disboards app and safari. I don't have the latest iOS (not enough memory) I have 7.0.4.
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I'm on an iPhone 5 and the buttons at the top aren't working. All other links are. I went on the site through the disboards app and safari. I don't have the latest iOS (not enough memory) I have 7.0.4.
I have iOS 7.1 on my iPad mini. I have the same issue in Safari and if I click through the disboard app. Hope that helps. I can open the links on my galaxy phone....looks amazing btw. I want to read it on my ipad bc it is so small on my phone. Hope you can get it to work! Also tried it with chrome browser on iPad mini and it doesn't work.
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I have iOS 7.1 on my iPad mini. I have the same issue in Safari and if I click through the disboard app. Hope that helps. I can open the links on my galaxy phone....looks amazing btw. I want to read it on my ipad bc it is so small on my phone. Hope you can get it to work! Also tried it with chrome browser on iPad mini and it doesn't work.
I posted the other day, but had been using android and laptop, but today tried from IPodTouch with latest IOS and couldn't get the menu top tabs to work, only the home button, but could access links within text. FYI
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Do you really need an ADR for Boatwright's? What are the odds of me being able to walk-in on a Saturday evening in May? I want to try it, but I don't want to be tied to an ADR that day because it's going to kind of be a go with the flow day.

You can try but don't be suprised if they don't have anything for an hour or so. It is Saturday night even though any night at Disney can be busy. I wouldn't chance it unless it doesn't mean that much to you if you don't get in. There is always the food court.
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On my iPad and also confirming the menu buttons are not working. IOS 7.1 on Safari.
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I made my ADR's yesterday and got everything we wanted, including 'Ohana dinner for 11! We're keeping this trip a surprise, so when DD woke up at 6:00 and saw me on the computer, I had to tell her I was paying bills! Hopefully there will be free dining again this year and POR will be included so I can get it added to our package. Either way, we'll be headed back in 179 days!!!! Not only is the trip a surprise, but once DD figures out where we're going, we still won't tell her we'll be spending time with my BFF and her family, my MIL, and close friends who now live in NJ!
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I'm mainly just confused bc most things I see say that it takes no more than 30 minutes to bus anywhere (for the most part), but then Disney says to allow 1.5 hours travel time??
I've only heard to allow 1.5 hours travel time with regards to traveling from one resort to another since there isn't direct resort to resort transportation; you usually have to travel from the first resort to a park or DTD, then from there to the second resort. This allows plenty of time for not only the travel times, but the wait times.
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Could you do me a favour and try again on the finished site using your iPhone, as I'm getting some comments from iPhone/iPad users saying that the menus are not working for them.

If it does work, could you let me know the phone type, and the browser and IOS versions that you use? Thanks.

As a temporary solution for now, IOS users should still be able to get to the whole site via the sitemap at www.portorleans.org/sitemap.php.

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Just checked in! I think we were upgraded

We booked standard and we are in building 16. Room 1644. It's a corner view and so close to the pool! Also, they gave my three year old balloons and a call from Mickey was on the voicemail! The room is so nice! I am so happy. It's storming, but who cares!
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