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Old 12-23-2012, 02:41 PM   #16
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We stayed at Riverside earlier this month, during what is considered to be a slow time. We very rarely shared a bus with FQ. The buses for Riverside were always packed, and there was always a long line. While the rest of the resort was lovely, the buses killed it for us. I'd never stay there again. We ended up taking the FQ buses and walking back to Riverside during our last few days because we were so fed up with our buses :\
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:47 PM   #17
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I've stayed at POR twice in September, which is low crowd value season, and they only shared with POFQ on some days in the middle of the day, and the bus was not crowded. It was only during the slowest time of day that they shared. The rest of the times we took the bus at night and in the morning, each resort had their own bus. I wouldn't be too concerned about it.
We have stayed at POFQ in mid-Nov. the last 4 years and this has been our experience too
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #18
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We just got back from POR and had a similar experience. We rarely shared service with FQ but our buses were always extremely packed. We always waited no less than 30 minutes at the resort for a bus to pick us up. At the parks, the queue for the bus was always completely full and backed up. At the MK they even had two bays for us and were still had a line longer than the queue. We stayed at POR a year ago at the same time of year, and we found the buses pretty awesome then, so we were very surprised this year with all the waits. We love the POR resort itself but because of the bus issue I don't think we'll be staying there again for awhile.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:08 PM   #19
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I was there 12/11-12/18 and we didn't share with POFQ. We only rode the bus once, and that was more than enough. We didn't wait long to be picked up for the Magic Kingdom, but the way back to POR was slow waiting (frustrating watching multiple buses pick up for POFQ but none for POR) and, without going into too many details, was frustrating.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:55 PM   #20
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We were at POR the week of Thanksgiving, and on the way to the parks we always shared a bus with POFQ, and they were always crowded. Each night on the way home from the parks we didn't share a bus, but there was always a line (2 to 4 buses full lines) for POR while there was no line or a very short line for POFQ. We learned to take the POFQ bus, then when we got off at FQ we hopped on the next bus to DTD and they would drop us off at POR.

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Old 12-26-2012, 04:09 PM   #21
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We've stayed at POR 3 times, and always had decent bus service. We stay in the mansion section so use either the North or East Depot. Busses in morning weren't crowded. Always got a seat. Busses at park closing no mater what resort are crowded.
At POR I avoid the Main bus depot. it seems the most crowded.
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