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Old 05-28-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Thinking of switching from ASM to moderate to avoid bus lines?

Hello,

Looking for some advice. I know us as a family, I know how we travel. We will NOT be spending a lot of time in our hotel room, or on the resort for that matter. So with that in mind, I booked a room at ASM. However, after reading about the incredibly long tram lines to the All star resorts I am concerned. I don't want to spend all our time waiting for busses. So I am thinking of switching to a moderate resort to try to avoid this a bit. Would it be worth it? I know the way to go is a monorail resort, but not sure I want to fork over that much cash... Which moderate would have the shortest bus lines? Would it be worth the extra money to shorten our bus rides?

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:47 PM   #2
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After multiple stays at the All Stars, POR, POFQ and CBR we have found no difference in wait times for buses. There are other differences like having multiple covered bus stops at CBR and POR, but that's it. If you are not going to be spending a lot of time at the resort, then IMHO it would not be worth the extra $$ to upgrade to a moderate. It's only worth it if you are going to use/enjoy the extra amenities.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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Renting a carshould be $20 a day and keep you from the bus issue and also allow you to shop for water and other essentials.

I start to flip out when i get to the bus stop and more than seven seconds go by.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:59 PM   #4
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Hello,

Thanks for the replies! I thought of renting a car, but what about the additional cost of parking at the parks?
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:04 AM   #5
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Hello,

Thanks for the replies! I thought of renting a car, but what about the additional cost of parking at the parks?
If you're staying on site, parking is free at the parks. You will get a parking pass when you check in at your resort. Just remember, when driving to MK you will have to park at the TTC, take a tram from the parking and take either the monorail or ferry to the MK entrance.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:07 AM   #6
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I much prefer the bus service from value resorts over bus service from the moderates. I really dislike the multiple bus stops within the resort.

The monorails aren't all that fast either.

The best is a resort where you can walk to a park like CR to walk to MK or Epcot resorts to walk to Epcot & DHS. But if you aren't going to spend any time enjoying the resort it isn't worth the premium to pay for those resorts.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:30 AM   #7
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There is no guarantee in regards to bus waiting times, whether staying Value on up through Deluxe. You do not get better bus times at the more exspensive resorts. To avoid the real heavy lines from the parks you have to leave before the fireworks/last show or wait til an about an hour after.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:32 AM   #8
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Switch to pop century bc you don't share buses with all stars..
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There are bus lines for all the resorts. No differentiation between wait times at Value, Moderate or Deluxe resort levels - the bus is the great equalizer.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:29 AM   #10
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I much prefer the bus service from value resorts over bus service from the moderates. I really dislike the multiple bus stops within the resort.
doesn't the all-star bus stop at all 3?
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:55 AM   #11
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The AS buses only stop at all 3 at off peak times-first thing in the morning and last thing at night its one bus, one resort.
What ticked us off about the mods is that theres no queueing system-at the Values there is a link fence to create a line, whereas at POFQ its every man for himself when the bus rolls up-the number of times we saw the people who'd been there the longest (often with kids or seniors) being practically flattened by someone who came sprinting up as the bus pulled in...
I say stick with the AS-which one was it BTW? ASM can mean Movies or Music!
If its Music, then depending on where you are you may well be able to jump on a Movies or Sports bus to go home anyway.
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But if you are set on swapping to a Mod then go with POFQ-smallest resort=smallest lines!
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doesn't the all-star bus stop at all 3?
Not normally. Sometimes during the slow parts of the day they will share. For example during a 7 night stay at Sports, only one time in the middle of the day did we share. And there were only 7 people total on the bus.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:59 AM   #14
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I actually prefer the bus lines at values over moderates. I don't like how at the moderates (and deluxes, for that matter), there is no actual queue. People just stand around and wait for the bus. Problem is, people don't care who got there first and will push right in before you, even if they were the last one at the stop. No common courtesy. At least at values, your place in line is established.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:04 AM   #15
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I agree, the bus "issue" at the Values isn't really an "issue". I've stayed at the Poly and waited 45 minutes for a bus, and paid $400+ per night.

At ASMo, we only had 2 "bad" experiences with a long wait time. But we had more experiences with waiting under 5 minutes for a bus, and often there was a bus just pulling up at the bus was pulling in.
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