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Old 09-03-2012, 06:37 PM   #121
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Park the Car - Head to the Terminal - Security - Gate - Check in - Fly!



Wow...that is longer then any departure day we've ever dealt with.

I think this is why we've always sprung for non-stop direct.


Was the Rochester Airport as easy as "Park the Car - Head to the Terminal - Security - Gate - Check in - Fly!
"? Curious, I've thought about flying out of Rochester. When we flew out of Flint, it really WAS that quick.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:39 PM   #123
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Wow...that is longer then any departure day we've ever dealt with.

I think this is why we've always sprung for non-stop direct.


Was the Rochester Airport as easy as "Park the Car - Head to the Terminal - Security - Gate - Check in - Fly!
"? Curious, I've thought about flying out of Rochester. When we flew out of Flint, it really WAS that quick.
Oh yeah... small airport, completely hassle free.

And for what it's worth, Buffalo is as well.

We just chose Rochester this time as we waited a bit to long to book, and when we were ready Buffalo was about $200 more.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:42 PM   #124
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Wow...that is longer then any departure day we've ever dealt with.

I think this is why we've always sprung for non-stop direct.


Was the Rochester Airport as easy as "Park the Car - Head to the Terminal - Security - Gate - Check in - Fly!
"? Curious, I've thought about flying out of Rochester. When we flew out of Flint, it really WAS that quick.
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Oh yeah... small airport, completely hassle free.

And for what it's worth, Buffalo is as well.

We just chose Rochester this time as we waited a bit to long to book, and when we were ready Buffalo was about $200 more.
And parking also turned out to be cheaper at Rochester - $50 for 8 days.

Buffalo I believe is about $80.

We did see a lot across the road from the airport, it was a private lot. It said "Parking $15/week". But as my wife pointed out, it will likely also cost you your stereo, your tires, etc...
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Nice...I really hope the free dining plan next year works, I so want to try Riverside. Still hoping they offer up this year like they did last. We've crossed our fingers since last year (they are really hurting now).

Magnolia's nice, I like the planation feeling, but I think we're more set on the Alligator Bayou.

Should have waited till 3am, the check-in line might have thinned out by then.
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And parking also turned out to be cheaper at Rochester - $50 for 8 days.

Buffalo I believe is about $80.

We did see a lot across the road from the airport, it was a private lot. It said "Parking $15/week". But as my wife pointed out, it will likely also cost you your stereo, your tires, etc...
Sounds alot like Flint (minus the park-at-own-risk lot). Very good to know. Flint was a viable option to us last year cause it was close to our in-laws making them an ideal launching point. But i'd rather be closer to home next time, plus flight options were lessened this year.
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I like the pictures of the resort so far....I have never seen that one before. Is this the one that was formerly Dixie Landing or something like that years ago?
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #128
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I like the pictures of the resort so far....I have never seen that one before. Is this the one that was formerly Dixie Landing or something like that years ago?


It is a HUGE resort...
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nice pics brian!!! we stayed at dixie landings about 14 years ago. we havnt been back over to check it out. maybe this trip.
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Subbing also! I am from BC and we are heading down to POR in Nov/Dec with free dining. This will be my 5th (out of 6 visits) staying at POR. I have never stayed in the mansion sections as we are a family of 5 but now our family is grown and I am going with my 2 sisters. I am gonna have to check out Magnolia Terrace. Waiting for the next installment....
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Hi, I am enjoying your report. Glad you like POR, I saw your post over on Andre's thread
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I love the Hidden Mickeys in the room. We are always on the lookout for them and even the kids get into it. Great Pix!!

This is starting to get exciting. I have a feeling that the next day will be great with perhaps a meetup with another DIS Dad??? The suspense is killing me...
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Long travel day! yuck!

Great pics of the resort Brian...definitely my style. I love the southern feel it has.
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nice pics brian!!! we stayed at dixie landings about 14 years ago. we havnt been back over to check it out. maybe this trip.
Thanks Dave...
Never been to the original Dixie Landings, but as often as you go... a quick visit wouldn't hurt.

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Subbing also! I am from BC and we are heading down to POR in Nov/Dec with free dining. This will be my 5th (out of 6 visits) staying at POR. I have never stayed in the mansion sections as we are a family of 5 but now our family is grown and I am going with my 2 sisters. I am gonna have to check out Magnolia Terrace. Waiting for the next installment....
deanie... I quickly walked through the AB section, seemed nice as well. A lot more rustic.

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The anticipation is killing me, it's just like the build up to the vacation.

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Great pics of the resort Brian...definitely my style. I love the southern feel it has.
I highly recommend you go Scott... the further you are from me, maybe the smog and stench will clear up.

No really Scott, thanks... it's a very spacious and relaxed feel to the resort. And as always with anywhere WDW, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Which reminds me... I need to continue on with the next chapter of the check-in, aka The Continuing Reservation ...

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