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Old 03-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #721
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hoop dee doo transportation

Hello, I am new to these boards and have found a lot of great information regarding Port Orleans Riverside. So thank you everyone for all the great posts!
I was wondering if anyone has taken the bus service from the riverside to the hoop dee doo? This is our first time staying at Disney and we made a reservation for a 6:15 show. Can we take a direct bus from the riverside or do we have to change buses? I have 2 children and if it is going to take forever or is a nightmare to get to, I just may cancel it. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #722
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Hello, I am new to these boards and have found a lot of great information regarding Port Orleans Riverside. So thank you everyone for all the great posts!
I was wondering if anyone has taken the bus service from the riverside to the hoop dee doo? This is our first time staying at Disney and we made a reservation for a 6:15 show. Can we take a direct bus from the riverside or do we have to change buses? I have 2 children and if it is going to take forever or is a nightmare to get to, I just may cancel it. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
For hoop dee Doo I would take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and then take to boat to Ft wilderness. It's not really a big deal and you and the kids will love it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #723
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Hello, I am new to these boards and have found a lot of great information regarding Port Orleans Riverside. So thank you everyone for all the great posts!
I was wondering if anyone has taken the bus service from the riverside to the hoop dee doo? This is our first time staying at Disney and we made a reservation for a 6:15 show. Can we take a direct bus from the riverside or do we have to change buses? I have 2 children and if it is going to take forever or is a nightmare to get to, I just may cancel it. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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For hoop dee Doo I would take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and then take to boat to Ft wilderness. It's not really a big deal and you and the kids will love it.
If you do take the bus to Magic Kingdom and then the boat to Ft Wilderness, pay attention as you get near the Contemporary, the boat will go right over the highway you take to get to MK.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #724
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you can always take a cab they are not very expensive. The show is great!
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:46 PM   #725
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We stayed at the Port Orleans Riverside from February 22 to March 3. our were room request was granted. I had requested a river view room in the north section of Parterre. If you are looking for a room nearest to the bridge leading to the main building, this is what you should request. It is the closest room to the bridge. Closer even then Oak manor.

One afternoon we Rented a Surrey bike for four people. Our girls loved it. You just go around the river.

The bus system was not bad. We always took the bus from the north depot nearest the main building. We also had to character breakfasts at the parks prior to park opening. There are buses running very early for the breakfast people.

Although we did not eat supper at the resort, we ate breakfast and a couple of lunches. I recommend the make your own pasta.

This is truly a nice resort Although I feel that housekeeping could have been a little better.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:02 PM   #726
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If you do take the bus to Magic Kingdom and then the boat to Ft Wilderness, pay attention as you get near the Contemporary, the boat will go right over the highway you take to get to MK.
Thanks so much that puts me at ease and thanks for the tip about the boat. I will keep my reservation. Do you know how long it should take to get there. I wouldn't want to be late.

We are getting very excited. I have stayed off site when I was little and always wanted to stay on site...can't wait! The resort looks absolultely beautiful!
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If you do take the bus to Magic Kingdom and then the boat to Ft Wilderness, pay attention as you get near the Contemporary, the boat will go right over the highway you take to get to MK.
The boat goes right over the highway ?!?!
There has to be a typo in there somewhere.....
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The boat goes right over the highway ?!?!
There has to be a typo in there somewhere.....
Nope, and to be technically correct the road goes under the water, kinda a reverse bridge
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #729
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The boat goes right over the highway ?!?!
There has to be a typo in there somewhere.....
Actually not a typo. There is a water bridge that spans the road leading from the toll plaza to the MK bus depot. You go under it on the bus and when you come out the CR is on your right.
Fyi there is also a water bridge to drive under on your way from BWI to BC. This connects Crescent Lake to the International Gateway boat dock.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #730
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Does the boat to DTD stop at Riverside first, or FQ?
POFQ is between POR and DTD, so it goes POR, POFQ, then DTD.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:14 PM   #731
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What r these magic + band trials u talk about?
It is a replacement to the RFID Keys to the world cards. Same technology, but you can wear it as an adjustable wrist band with customizable options like color, having your name on it, being able to swap the inside piece to another bracelet should you choose to change your bracelet. But they will also be coming in the form of key chains, necklace charms, and a few others. All will be waterproof and if they will be available during your stay they will have an option to add this at your My Experience Login site.
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It is a replacement to the RFID Keys to the world cards. Same technology, but you can wear it as an adjustable wrist band with customizable options like color, having your name on it, being able to swap the inside piece to another bracelet should you choose to change your bracelet. But they will also be coming in the form of key chains, necklace charms, and a few others. All will be waterproof and if they will be available during your stay they will have an option to add this at your My Experience Login site.
but there not using them until the end of this year?
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:20 PM   #733
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I know this has been asked and answered a million times, but I just booked for our may trip yesterday, and I want to be sure I am clear about something. We booked a king room- I can now request preferred and have a decent shot, right? I know there are king beds in the preferred buildings, just don't remember if those are booked as preferred with king requests, or booked as king with preferred requests...thanks!
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:28 PM   #734
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but there not using them until the end of this year?
They said perhaps summer time, but can be late spring. There is no official info about when they will be released at the moment.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:02 PM   #735
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Just wondering if people still decorate their windows in their resort rooms?

And what about Lime Green Mickey Heads?? I don't hear much talk of these either.
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