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Old 08-07-2012, 10:07 PM   #556
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I have not been to the one at DTD, but I have been to others and have no idea why I keep getting talked into going back. They have always been very blah, especially for the cost. Loud, not that great of food, and bad service.
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I haven't eaten there since 2007, but it was one of our favorite meals that trip.. most people would be shocked by that since its a hit or miss! I do think taking the boat is easier to get there.. I love having that option at Port Orleans!
Thanks for te responses! Taking the boat is definitely a perk!! We were looking for something a little different and it has a varied menu. Decisions... Decisions
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Thanks for te responses! Taking the boat is definitely a perk!! We were looking for something a little different and it has a varied menu. Decisions... Decisions
There are several options in DTD that get my vote. Rainforest Cafe has a wide menu and I love the atmosphere!! I wish Disney gave a 15.00 voucher there instead of PH.

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Thanks for te responses! Taking the boat is definitely a perk!! We were looking for something a little different and it has a varied menu. Decisions... Decisions
Raglan Road is a must do for us every trip. I can not even contemplate being at Disney and not going to Raglan Road.

And the boat is one of the main reasons we stay at POFQ!
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Since the boat to DTD doesn't start running till 10am, are there buses that run earlier?
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Hi everyone! This is the first time I am staying at POFQ. How is the transportation? How long does it take to get to Epcot? I am hoping I can make my tight ADR the day I fly in. My plane arrives from Buffalo @ 12:45pm. My ADR @ Epcot is 2:35pm. I really hope I can make it to the resort by 2:00pm and take a cab over to Epcot in time for my ADR.
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Hi everyone! This is the first time I am staying at POFQ. How is the transportation? How long does it take to get to Epcot? I am hoping I can make my tight ADR the day I fly in. My plane arrives from Buffalo @ 12:45pm. My ADR @ Epcot is 2:35pm. I really hope I can make it to the resort by 2:00pm and take a cab over to Epcot in time for my ADR.
Wow that's cutting it really close there. How do you plan to get to the POFQ from the airport?
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Hi everyone! This is the first time I am staying at POFQ. How is the transportation? How long does it take to get to Epcot? I am hoping I can make my tight ADR the day I fly in. My plane arrives from Buffalo @ 12:45pm. My ADR @ Epcot is 2:35pm. I really hope I can make it to the resort by 2:00pm and take a cab over to Epcot in time for my ADR.
I'm sure some of the resort vets will chime in here, but I think you're cutting things WAY too close. First of all you're assuming that your plane will arrive on time. Then you are hoping to get from the plane, through the airport, onto the bus and to the resort in less than 90 min. Then you hope to get through the waiting line, check in, drop off your carryon bags, get on a bus, get to Epcot, and walk through to WS(?) in half an hour????? Very unlikely.

If you can, see if you can change your ADR to a Dinner reservation.
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Hi everyone! This is the first time I am staying at POFQ. How is the transportation? How long does it take to get to Epcot? I am hoping I can make my tight ADR the day I fly in. My plane arrives from Buffalo @ 12:45pm. My ADR @ Epcot is 2:35pm. I really hope I can make it to the resort by 2:00pm and take a cab over to Epcot in time for my ADR.
It is suggested that if you are taking DME (are you taking DME?) to allow 70-90 minutes from plane to hotel.

Do you have to check in to get your tickets or dining plan? If so, add 15ish minutes there give or take. There could also be a line so that could take longer.

What is the reservation? Does it have a CC hold on it? If it does, I would NOT be risking that amount of time.

Too many things can go wrong and hold you up. You are already going to be cutting it super close as it is... one little delay anywhere in the process could mean missing the ADR completely.
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I tend to agree with the OP's - I would try to adjust the time of your ADR. You just never know when TIME decides to take over and stress you out. Hope everything works out, do not want you to get a stressful start.

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Wow that's cutting it really close there. How do you plan to get to the POFQ from the airport?
I figure I would take a taxi which I've read can take 30 minutes or so to get to POFQ. I imagine I would also get a taxi to Epcot as well.

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I'm sure some of the resort vets will chime in here, but I think you're cutting things WAY too close. First of all you're assuming that your plane will arrive on time. Then you are hoping to get from the plane, through the airport, onto the bus and to the resort in less than 90 min. Then you hope to get through the waiting line, check in, drop off your carryon bags, get on a bus, get to Epcot, and walk through to WS(?) in half an hour????? Very unlikely.

If you can, see if you can change your ADR to a Dinner reservation.
Yeah, I know it is super tight but the ADR is for Le Cellier which I had been trying in vain to get an ADR for since I started planning at 90 days. I am still trying to get a later time but no luck so far.

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It is suggested that if you are taking DME (are you taking DME?) to allow 70-90 minutes from plane to hotel.

Do you have to check in to get your tickets or dining plan? If so, add 15ish minutes there give or take. There could also be a line so that could take longer.

What is the reservation? Does it have a CC hold on it? If it does, I would NOT be risking that amount of time.

Too many things can go wrong and hold you up. You are already going to be cutting it super close as it is... one little delay anywhere in the process could mean missing the ADR completely.
I am on the dining plan and yes, there is a CC hold on Le Cellier.

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I tend to agree with the OP's - I would try to adjust the time of your ADR. You just never know when TIME decides to take over and stress you out. Hope everything works out, do not want you to get a stressful start.

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I will continue to try on the system to get a later time. I hope one opens up soon or I will just need to let it go.

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If you absolutely can't get a later ADR, I would suggest taking a taxi to either Boardwalk or Beach Club (Beach Club will be closer) and entering through the International Gateway. You'll have less security and lines to get into the park from there and it'll be closer to the restaurant. It'll probably also be faster for the taxi to get to the resort than into the park where they'll drop you off in the parking lot. Just my thoughts.
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Has anyone eaten at Planet Hollywood? Is it good and what is the best way to get there from POFQ? The boat or bus? How long does it take?
We ate there last year while staying to POFQ. We took the boat. But be aware that Plant Hollywood is on the otherside of DTD. So it was a bit of a walk. we arrived very early so we shopped on the way to dinner and had a very nice time. We could not take the boat back because it has started to rain and the boats stopped running.
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I figure I would take a taxi which I've read can take 30 minutes or so to get to POFQ. I imagine I would also get a taxi to Epcot as well.
If you find yourself running very short on time, why not take a taxi to POFQ, quickly drop your bags at Bell Services (right by the kerbside) and then get the taxi to take you straight over to the Beach Club for the quickest entrance to Epcot via the International Gateway (which is very close to the Canada pavilion).

Or try a couple of days before you're due to leave to get an evening ADR at LE Cellier, they are actually much easier to get now that the dining plan people are taking up all the lunch slots (as dinner is two credits).

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We ate there last year while staying to POFQ. We took the boat. But be aware that Plant Hollywood is on the otherside of DTD. So it was a bit of a walk. we arrived very early so we shopped on the way to dinner and had a very nice time. We could not take the boat back because it has started to rain and the boats stopped running.
We think we are going to take our chances even though there are mixed reviews on the food. The $15 voucher is definitely an incentive!
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We ate there last year while staying to POFQ. We took the boat. But be aware that Plant Hollywood is on the otherside of DTD. So it was a bit of a walk. we arrived very early so we shopped on the way to dinner and had a very nice time. We could not take the boat back because it has started to rain and the boats stopped running.
I enjoy PH. The food is fine with me. But, I'd forgotten that it's a good hike once you get off the boat.
Andre said you could get another boat at DTD and go over to the other part of DTD...would that put you closer to PH??
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