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Old 09-03-2009, 10:33 PM   #1471
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Opposite perspective for us -- We drive down and after driving for sixteen hours, dh is more than happy to leave the rest of the driving to them. We view the buses as part of the Disney experience. We get to chat with people, find out where they are from, impart some DIS wisdom to first timers, etc. If I recall correctly, the only long wait we had on our last trip was leaving AKL after lunch. We waited forever for a bus to come while we watched at least three of every other resort's buses come and go.
That sounds like us. I'll choose the bus over driving any time. For me and my family its part of the relaxation of the trip. When driving (we flew on our last trip) I enjoy parking the van and not seeing it again until checkout time.

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Jeany, part of bldg 4 is next to the lobby, but not all of bldg 4....some of that bldg is farther away.

Bldg 5 is a very good location! Close to the lobby, food court, bus, pool and boat to Downtown Disney!
We were in bldg 5, about two doors from the food court side. I never knew there could be such a convenient location at a WDW resort! Food court as right outside the door; pool was just around the corner; boat dock was only a few steps away.

Now about those buses... let's just hope the system was having a bad week/month.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:30 AM   #1472
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Hey summersalt-I think I met you in May at BTMR!! We stayed at POFQ that week ( & 2 other times besides) & have NEVER had issues with the bus service there. It is our favorite resort & lets just say I am very fussy!! Granted we have not stayed at a deluxe yet but just love POFQ!!
Hey Girl! It's so good to hear from you. Thanks for your posting your opinion of FQ. I am really looking forward to staying there. We visited there on our last visit and I really fell in love with it! I see by your ticker that you have another trip planned. Where are you staying? Hope you have a fabulous trip!
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:55 AM   #1473
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Bus and ADR

All of this bus talk has me thinking. If you have an early ADR (8 ish) is it better to take your own car or do the buses get you there in time? I would hate to miss a much anticipated ADR due to buses.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:29 AM   #1474
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All of this bus talk has me thinking. If you have an early ADR (8 ish) is it better to take your own car or do the buses get you there in time? I would hate to miss a much anticipated ADR due to buses.
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Yeah me too! We are going to taking the bus and I wonder the same question too!
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:50 PM   #1475
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All of this bus talk has me thinking. If you have an early ADR (8 ish) is it better to take your own car or do the buses get you there in time? I would hate to miss a much anticipated ADR due to buses.
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I did a behind the scene tour of AKL which was an 8:15 meet at the entrance. I was advised to maybe take a cab, since I didn't have a car, to be there on time. I took a 7am bus from POFQ and made it in plenty of time.
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thanks for the info! Does the POFQ has Coffee makers because I needed to know!
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Are you in Fairfield?
Nope, further west on Rt. 30, near Caledonia.
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Nope, further west on Rt. 30, near Caledonia.
We lived in the Gettysburg area a LONG time ago, and had land outside of Fairfield. I just drove through there on my way to MagicMeets2009 last month and was surprised at all the changes. I found the downtown area to be a madhouse, so I understand why you don't go there in the summer!
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thanks for the info! Does the POFQ has Coffee makers because I needed to know!
jeany - all the rooms at POFQ have a coffee pot in them. There are lots of things in the room that make it a great place to be. Look on page one: Andrew has listed everything that is in the room there. And keep asking questions about the things you don't already know!
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I am a bus person too. My DH drives for a living so I refuse to rent a car at Disney. Granted, we are at that point in our lives where needing to rush takes a backseat to just getting there . I consider the ride and the wait as part of my vacation, take a Sudoku book with me and do the puzzles while waiting.

One thing we did do was take a cab back to POFQ from the Beach Club and the Yacht Club on the evenings that we had dinner planned at those resorts. It was worth the $12 bucks to get back in less than 15 minutes.

Jeany- I never used the coffee makers in the room, we bought the mugs at the food court. We were there during the Holiday season and the coffee cups left in the room were Christmas ones so many times I just used one of them for coffee. I liked the mug for water and I never felt like I could get that coffee taste out of the plastic! Anyway, I liked the walk to the food court to get coffee in the morning while the rest of the family either slept or got ready and then I just tossed the cup.
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I know that but my mom always made coffee in the hotel! That's why! If you understand Nancyg56! and thanks for the info! Which building is closer to the lobby so Mom and I can't walk very far!
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Hi everyone! It's been fun reading through people's reviews and looking at all of the beautiful pictures. I'll be going in February with my DD and it looks like a lot of fun! I had a question about the sea serpent slide. Can you stand at the bottom to catch your children?
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Hi everyone! It's been fun reading through people's reviews and looking at all of the beautiful pictures. I'll be going in February with my DD and it looks like a lot of fun! I had a question about the sea serpent slide. Can you stand at the bottom to catch your children?
Yes you can. I did this when we were there last Dec.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:43 PM   #1484
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Hey Girl! It's so good to hear from you. Thanks for your posting your opinion of FQ. I am really looking forward to staying there. We visited there on our last visit and I really fell in love with it! I see by your ticker that you have another trip planned. Where are you staying? Hope you have a fabulous trip!
Yes my DH & I are going 4/30 to 5/7 & we are staying at the Beach Club. We decided to live it up since it will be our 25th anniv. I have ALWAYS wanted to stay there but could not see paying so much when we love POFQ. But it should be great being able to walk to Epcot or MGM. I hope I do not get too spoiled staying there. I hope your next trip is great also!!
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All of this bus talk has me thinking. If you have an early ADR (8 ish) is it better to take your own car or do the buses get you there in time? I would hate to miss a much anticipated ADR due to buses.
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Debbie, We always have early ADR's & have never had a problem getting to them. Actually we are usually early!! We love going to Crystal Palace for 8:05 & have never had a problem. You should be fine!! Have a great trip!!
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