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Old 04-09-2013, 10:02 AM   #2311
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I'm sure this has been answered over 1000 times! But, I can't find it & I'm on my commute.... Will bell service deliver Items from Garden Grocer to your room??? I will tip for sure.
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I'm sure this has been answered over 1000 times! But, I can't find it & I'm on my commute.... Will bell service deliver Items from Garden Grocer to your room??? I will tip for sure.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:11 AM   #2313
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I would be at the bus stop 1.5 hours before park opens myself. We love the extra time in MK in the morning when no one is there. We take lots of photos and take to CM. I have not done an early AK day but its the longest bus rise too.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #2315
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Does anyone know if the set up of the fridge is like the Poly? Do you have to leave the cabinet doirs open of the fridge gets too hot?

Also if we want to be at the parks for rope drop (not emh) 9 am openings. What time should we plan to be at the bus stop? 8, 815? What about DHS since they don't do rope drop.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:12 AM   #2316
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So I was just wondering if milk was sold at the POR convenience store? Is it a gallon or half gallon and about how much does it cost (probably a small fortune, but it is Disney so I expect that!!)
Bell Services do have refrigerated storage should you need it, but otherwise the hotel store sells milk up to half-gallon cartons, and water up to gallon cartons. And yes, it's not cheap - but I guess in the grand scheme of Disney Vacation prices, a dollar or two here and there really isn't that big an issue when you think about it.


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Question though...if we want to fill our little fridge with things like milk (for me and hubs), beer ( for the kids!!)(kidding, really just kidding!) and some snacks to have around, is it best to a) cab it to grocery store and pick up those things, b) Graden grocer or c) POR convenience store?
Cost wise, Garden Grocer would be your best bet (a cab wouldn't pay for itself for just a few groceries). The hotel shop is very convenient, but a little pricey and only a limited range.

All that said, a trip out to a local WalMart by cab would more than pay for itself if you also buy some Disney tee-shirts/souvenirs/etc there too. They have a massive range, which OK are a bit different to the in-park items, but are the kids really going to be worried? (they'll probably still be too drunk from all the beer to notice anyway )


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I'm sure this has been answered over 1000 times! But, I can't find it & I'm on my commute.... Will bell service deliver Items from Garden Grocer to your room??? I will tip for sure.
Yes, but you need to request them to do it, and you also need to be in your room to receive it (they won't leave it for you while you are out).


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Does anyone know if the set up of the fridge is like the Poly? Do you have to leave the cabinet doirs open of the fridge gets too hot?

Also if we want to be at the parks for rope drop (not emh) 9 am openings. What time should we plan to be at the bus stop? 8, 815? What about DHS since they don't do rope drop.
No need to leave the front cabinet door open, unless there's a fault anyway.

I'd suggest allowing a good hour before the time you actually want to be at the rope. Getting to the bus stop at 8:15am might work, but if you just miss one bus and have to wait 20 mins for the next, you might be cutting it fine to walk from the bus, get through bag-check, ticket entrance, etc.

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Old 04-09-2013, 02:35 PM   #2317
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:51 PM   #2318
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What time should we plan to be at the bus stop? 8, 815? What about DHS since they don't do rope drop.
Just in case you have any little hopeful Jedi in your party, DHS does an informal opening at who knows WHAT time; I read the other day that they opened the gates at 8:15 (for a 9am opening) some time last week, and they start the Jedi signups very early. So if you get there right before opening, you might lose out on a decent Jedi time or ANY Jedi time. Just to make sure you know that.

Of course you could also end up standing around for half an hour, but if the Jedi Academy is important to anyone in your party, it still might be worth it.
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Just in case you have any little hopeful Jedi in your party, DHS does an informal opening at who knows WHAT time; I read the other day that they opened the gates at 8:15 (for a 9am opening) some time last week, and they start the Jedi signups very early. So if you get there right before opening, you might lose out on a decent Jedi time or ANY Jedi time. Just to make sure you know that.

Of course you could also end up standing around for half an hour, but if the Jedi Academy is important to anyone in your party, it still might be worth it.
Don't think we will be doing it this trip my younger DD is the one who really wanted to do it but unfortunately she won't turn 4 until 4 or 5 days after we are at HS. But we do want to ride and FP TSM so we do want to be there at 830 I take it.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #2320
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I will tip too but not doing the envelope decorating thing!
We normally tip a dollar a day per person so for us it 3 a day. As far as the envelopes go, we use regular envelopes and decorate them with the stickers they mail out for the Disney movie club.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:45 PM   #2321
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I totally do the cute envelope thing!
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #2322
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Just got back this afternoon from an amazing 3 day stay at POR & DH & I are hooked. We hadn't been there in about 10+ years and decided to try it once more.

We got a preferred room in AB, Building 18, First floor. Everything was great, room clean & ready when we arrived at 11:30am & online check in had made everything a breeze. The room was actually bigger than we remembered. Met with concierge and scheduled a carriage ride for that same night and it was magical. We were lucky enough to get Lori and her horse, Tom. Lori had been highlighted in an article in allears.net & we talked about that. We opted to go through the FQ since we'd never stayed there. Glad we did it because we decided it wasn't for us & we're glad we chose Riverside.

The resort wasn't very full at all. The only crowds we saw was on Monday morning trying to catch the bus to the MK so we could take the boat to WL for breakfast reservations. Guess everyone decided they wanted to be there for rope drop, although with the size of the crowd when we arrived at the MK I don't think they could have made it through bag check in time for rope drop & we got there at 8:15 to wait for a bus.

Did the boat ride to DTD twice this trip, and it was relaxing. Spent last night just wandering around the resort and relaxing. Only thing we didn't wander over to was the mansions to take in the movies. It was Alice in Wonderland last night & we weren't interested in that. We didn't find the quiet pool behind our building until later last night, but now know what we'll enjoy next time. I'm already trying to talk him into another 3 day trip in September as soon as the AP rates are released.

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Cost wise, Garden Grocer would be your best bet (a cab wouldn't pay for itself for just a few groceries). The hotel shop is very convenient, but a little pricey and only a limited range.

All that said, a trip out to a local WalMart by cab would more than pay for itself if you also buy some Disney tee-shirts/souvenirs/etc there too. They have a massive range, which OK are a bit different to the in-park items, but are the kids really going to be worried? (they'll probably still be too drunk from all the beer to notice anyway )


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Baaahhhhaaaa!!!! Good call on the Disney souvenirs!!! Thanks! So do you know which wal mart would be closest if we go from DTD?
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:29 PM   #2324
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OK POR experts...what's your fave meal at Boatwright's...or do you just prefer the food court? Thanks!
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I totally do the cute envelope thing!
Me too! We don't make a lot of ADRs, so it's one of the few things I can do to plan leading up to the trip
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