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Old 02-20-2013, 11:36 PM   #286
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Yes the banquette bench with the fold-down bed is there in King Bed AB rooms too. But at present they don't have any options to allow 3 people to book one.

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Thanks for the info Maybe I'll put my Grumpy plush on it
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Buses begin running at 6:30 am for early morning ADR's.

They don't run as frequently as regular times, so give yourself plenty of time.
Thanks We will def. bus it then.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:17 AM   #288
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The bus was actually very hit or miss for us. We were there 2/7-2/15. The worst I experienced at the end of the day was the night of 2/7. It was MK after Wishes (we didn't rush out, but lingered about before heading for the bus). POR had the longest line of all of the stops under that roof. The line looped through the queue and then back past two other stops. As you headed for stop 5 (POR's stop), you didn't realize that the masses of people that you were passing starting at stop 3 were for POR. When you fought through the crowds to reach 5, you realized that all of the people you'd just fought to get through were actually in the same line you needed. Then, you had to fight to get back to 3, through the line of standing people, plus the swarm of people heading for 5 (I made a point to let people passing me know that if they were going to POR, the line was behind them - no one told me as I was headed that way). During that time, POFQ line was virtually empty yet several POFQ buses came and we saw no POR bus. I saw more than one POFQ bus leave, with no one standing. I should have just jumped on their bus and walked back to POR. I probably would have gotten back to the resort faster.

Hey - we were there that night too in that crazy line up after lingering in MK to try and avoid the bus crowds. It was our last night there and like you, EMH at AK one morning was our other long wait. Other than that the busses were great. My dh joked with all my planning if I planned the bus schedule as well becuase they just seemed to show up or be there when we got to the stops.

We too were telling people where the line started, as I was worried people were butting in way up ahead as the line was not moving at all!
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:22 AM   #289
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* Dug out my goofy looking swim googles so I can wear my contacts on the water slides. Why goggles with contacts? I always wear my contacts at the WP but no goggles. Am I not supposed to? lol

Thought I was all set to start packing, but now I have a strong urge to go out and buy new underwear. Anyone else feel like you have to have new undies anytime you go on vacation? Yes - my mom used to buy us packs of undies when we were kids every vacation, so I inherited that need to buy new undies for everyone. LOL

Can't wait to be there!

Have a great trip!
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:29 AM   #290
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Start my single digit dance tomorrow!!! Congrats to your family!
So are you and Andre going to be there the same time? Cool.

And I really really hope you of all people get all your room requests!Venomhatch.
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So are you and Andre going to be there the same time? Cool.

And I really really hope you of all people get all your room requests! Venomhatch.
I am trying to get free to slide by there now. Poly guest services has been swamped. But ill be on Vaca on March 1st for a while. Thanks for the Request wishes!
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Do any of you request specific room numbers when making room requests? I can imagine asking for one particular room would be a long shot but what about listing maybe 5 or 6 that you'd be interested in?
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Ugh. 3 days to go! I forgot to reads my building request when I switched us from room only to a package. I'm sure it's too late this close! I'll cross my fingers & hope we get a good building!
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Do any of you request specific room numbers when making room requests? I can imagine asking for one particular room would be a long shot but what about listing maybe 5 or 6 that you'd be interested in?
Yeah, I tend to suggest using room numbers as a way to reference the areas you want, rather than asking for one specific number (e.g. ask for something like "Oak Manor, Overlooking river, upper floor, e.g. 9271-9274").

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I am trying to get free to slide by there now. Poly guest services has been swamped.
You've got my US cell number I think? Give me a call when you get a chance as we're starting to run low on time for a meet as we leave on Monday morning.

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You've got my US cell number I think? Give me a call when you get a chance as we're starting to run low on time for a meet as we leave on Monday morning.

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One, PM me your number. Two, I agree we tend to like to see three to four room numbers for an idea where you'd like to be placed.
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We returned home LATE Monday night and I had to go straight back to work the next day so I am just now getting to this. We had a great visit and POR was as beautiful as ever. Thanks to Andre and Venom for all their info. We were in room 1413 RV (although they would need to trim the hedges out front to be able to actually see the river LOL) and loved the AB section. Having that extra bed was great. My 2 kids took turns and both slept comfortably on it. Weather was a little chilly and the crowds were huge but we managed. Now back to saving for the next trip.
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Yeah, I tend to suggest using room numbers as a way to reference the areas you want, rather than asking for one specific number (e.g. ask for something like "Oak Manor, Overlooking river, upper floor, e.g. 9271-9274").

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One, PM me your number. Two, I agree we tend to like to see three to four room numbers for an idea where you'd like to be placed.
Thank you both for your help.
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Three days to go and the tummy butterflies have arrived!

Checklist:
* Checked out a book from the library for on the plane and by the pool.
* Bought a new pocket sized camera.
* Actually bought a new swim suit with no tears involved!
* Went to buy healthy snacks for the plane and bought M&Ms instead.
* Dug out my goofy looking swim googles so I can wear my contacts on the water slides.
* Got a pedicure since my toes will actually see the light of day for the first time in months. My toes are as excited as I am.

Thought I was all set to start packing, but now I have a strong urge to go out and buy new underwear. Anyone else feel like you have to have new undies anytime you go on vacation?

Can't wait to be there!
That's funny, and yes I have bought new undies for my trips. Don't know why the old ones are not good enough
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That's funny, and yes I have bought new undies for my trips. Don't know why the old ones are not good enough
I do this too! I have absolutely no idea why.
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