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Old 03-23-2013, 06:10 PM   #16
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Some view it as a negative that the Allstars sometimes share buses during the slower part of the day.
Okay, but in your experience, are the wait times for the buses shorter at POP, and do you get to and from the parks faster?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #17
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I'm also pretty sure they try to keep Pop as group-free as possible (class trips, competitions, etc.). At least they did for awhile when it first opened.
On Feb. 8-11 there were many many tour groups. And some were very ill behaved, throwing stuff in the food court.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #18
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On Feb. 8-11 there were many many tour groups. And some were very ill behaved, throwing stuff in the food court.
ask for the phone number at the front desk of security - then call them if you see this happen again.

they can be thrown out of Pop for that silly stuff.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:42 PM   #19
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Okay, but in your experience, are the wait times for the buses shorter at POP, and do you get to and from the parks faster?
for me the wait times were definitely the less of any WDW resorts and have stayed at most of them (except GF don't like it).

WDW is strange - they don't always have their buses going the most direct route.

hoping they have changed.

Pop should be able to get to Studio in less than 3-5 minutes. to epcot in around 5-8 minutes - but with WDW picking the routes don't know. MK should be around 8-15 minutes. AK is not far either - about 5-8 minutes.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:44 PM   #20
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the manager say he would do everything possible to discourage this.

have been told repeated that if any group cheers, shouts or just makes a fuss - to call them.

they will send security immediately. All stars will ignore these calls - they need the groups to make money. Pop does not.

big difference.

after 10 pm is quiet time and think it goes to 8 am - not sure about the morning hours just ask when you check in.
I think quiet hours are 11pm to 7am. I could be wrong. But I'm pretty sure those are the hours.
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I think quiet hours are 11pm to 7am. I could be wrong. But I'm pretty sure those are the hours.
got told by the night manager 10 pm - now it was Sept - so maybe in the summer it is later.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:24 PM   #22
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Bus intervals are approximately every 20 minutes - at any resort.

Some possible reasons for the perception wait times are shorter at one property than another:
Unexpected traffic delay - plain old heavy traffic, an accident, etc.
Bad/good timing - regularly arriving at a bus stop a minute or so after a bus just left for your destination results in about an 18 minute wait each time; getting there a minute or two before your bus arrives makes it seem like buses are 'better' here than there.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:50 PM   #23
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for me the wait times were definitely the less of any WDW resorts and have stayed at most of them (except GF don't like it).

WDW is strange - they don't always have their buses going the most direct route.

hoping they have changed.

Pop should be able to get to Studio in less than 3-5 minutes. to epcot in around 5-8 minutes - but with WDW picking the routes don't know. MK should be around 8-15 minutes. AK is not far either - about 5-8 minutes.
Thanks for the info, Spicey.
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Bus intervals are approximately every 20 minutes - at any resort.

Some possible reasons for the perception wait times are shorter at one property than another:
Unexpected traffic delay - plain old heavy traffic, an accident, etc.
Bad/good timing - regularly arriving at a bus stop a minute or so after a bus just left for your destination results in about an 18 minute wait each time; getting there a minute or two before your bus arrives makes it seem like buses are 'better' here than there.
Well I was at the Springs bus stop at Saratoga Springs twice (on 2 different days) and I decided to time how long I waited for my bus. I was waiting for one to the studios both times. I waited 46 minutes for a bus!!! Two AK, two Epcot, one MK, two treehouse villas, & a DTD bus all came before ONE studios bus. The second time I waited for one to the studios, it was 39 minutes! I also decided to time the MK bus which was 33 minutes. There were quite a few people at the bus stop who were getting annoyed because the buses there weren't anywhere close to 20 min. You were LUCKY if they are 30 minutes apart!! Another reason why I don't think DVC is for me...their bus service is VERY POOR, IMO!
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Well I was at the Springs bus stop at Saratoga Springs twice (on 2 different days) and I decided to time how long I waited for my bus. I was waiting for one to the studios both times. I waited 46 minutes for a bus!!! Two AK, two Epcot, one MK, two treehouse villas, & a DTD bus all came before ONE studios bus. The second time I waited for one to the studios, it was 39 minutes! I also decided to time the MK bus which was 33 minutes. There were quite a few people at the bus stop who were getting annoyed because the buses there weren't anywhere close to 20 min. You were LUCKY if they are 30 minutes apart!! Another reason why I don't think DVC is for me...their bus service is VERY POOR, IMO!
This is why I always drive myself.
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This is why I always drive myself.
I NEVER have problems with the buses at POP...
Or should I say it is a VERY RARE exception...
None this trip...
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I NEVER have problems with the buses at POP...
Or should I say it is a VERY RARE exception...
None this trip...
You're lucky. The last time I depended on Disney Transport was at Pop. One time we waited for an Epcot bus for over 40 minutes. We watched 3 MK buses, 2 AK buses and 2 MGM buses (yes it was that long ago) go by before we saw an Epcot bus. And that wasn't the only time that week that we waited more than 20 minutes for buses.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:31 PM   #28
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You're lucky. The last time I depended on Disney Transport was at Pop. One time we waited for an Epcot bus for over 40 minutes. We watched 3 MK buses, 2 AK buses and 2 MGM buses (yes it was that long ago) go by before we saw an Epcot bus. And that wasn't the only time that week that we waited more than 20 minutes for buses.
I think you would find that to be a rarity at POP now. When I am a solo traveler, I need to utilize the buses because even if I had a car, I really couldn't lift my ECV by myself and I can't depend on there to be someone at the other side to help me. So I really need to use Disney's transportation service. So I really pay attention to the waits when I visit other resorts.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:40 PM   #29
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While the MK is their most popular park, the number of buses going there often seems out of proportion. Sometimes you'll see three or more MK buses before the one that's going to your park, even when there are not that many people waiting to go to the Kingdom. I think Disney needs eyes on the ground who can redirect buses as needed.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:05 PM   #30
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I wads there end of feb. The busses was great
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