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Old 06-28-2013, 09:12 PM   #991
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So if we need to get to Magic Kingdom before ripe drop magic hours are at 8 am, what time should we get the transportation? Or is driving our car a better option?
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #992
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[QUOTE="nuetzels312;48808929"]So if we need to get to Magic Kingdom before ripe drop magic hours are at 8 am, what time should we get the transportation? Or is driving our car a better option?[/

I would take the bus. I would be at the south depot ( one closest to the General Store) by 7:00 am.

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Old 06-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #993
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Standard Royal Rooms are the same price as River View rooms in the regular sections of the resort, so there wouldn't be any cost change to ask for a 'sidewards' move, if they have capacity available of course.
I didn't read that they would be switching to Riverview, just switching to AB.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:21 AM   #994
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I didn't read that they would be switching to Riverview, just switching to AB.
I don't know what switch they'll try for, all I'm saying is that River View rooms are the same price that they've already paid, so might be an idea to try for that as a switch.

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Old 06-29-2013, 06:29 AM   #995
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Are there bike racks at POR and POFQ? We're thinking of bringing our bikes, but need a place to lock them up.

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Are there bike racks at POR and POFQ? We're thinking of bringing our bikes, but need a place to lock them up.
Only for the rental bikes, by the marina. There are some legacy ones over at POFQ by the waterside too (from when they did rentals there too).

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Old 06-29-2013, 02:34 PM   #997
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46 days until we're here at POR!!! I can not wait to see our Royal Room! What time do you suggest getting on a bus to arrive for rope drop at a park?? Would one hour before open be enough time to travel? Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:42 PM   #998
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46 days until we're here at POR!!! I can not wait to see our Royal Room! What time do you suggest getting on a bus to arrive for rope drop at a park?? Would one hour before open be enough time to travel? Thanks!
Yes. If you are staying at POR and you get on the bus at 7 for early park opening at 8 for MK, you'll be there in about 10-15 minutes, unless the bus is completely jammed and you have to wait for another. Nonetheless, you are almost assuredly going to make rope drop being at the bus stop an hour before park opening. Unlike others, we've always made it to MK in 10-15 minutes, maybe we are lucky, who knows? Now we always drive to the other parks. However, I still think leaving an hour is sufficient.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:45 PM   #999
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Here now! Just got to our room. Had sent in a fax earlier this week and had requested ground floor, close to main pool and close to main building. Got pixie dust and were upgraded to preferred! In building 27. It's quite a walk from the parking but we're very close to one of the quiet pools so that's very nice. However, something must have either bit me several times while walking to the room or I've had a reaction to something. I have these bumps/bites all on my forearms. Maybe even heat rash?
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #1000
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46 days until we're here at POR!!! I can not wait to see our Royal Room! What time do you suggest getting on a bus to arrive for rope drop at a park?? Would one hour before open be enough time to travel? Thanks!
We stayed in a Royal Room a few weeks ago! You are going to LOVE it! They are so lush and beautiful! It's just my husband and I (no kids) and we adored it. The view from our room (and when we walked out our door) was also incredible and we really felt like we were staying in a Moderate+. Not a moderate, but not quite a deluxe

As for the buses.....others have said you should be fine getting there an hour early, but what we experienced during our trip was nothing short of mayhem. I have given my feedback in the survey they sent me with some suggestions. Here's what we experienced on our days trying to go to Magic Kingdom in the morning. It's sort of hard to explain if you haven't been there and don't understand the way the South Depot is laid out, but I'll try my best.

The park opened at 9, so we arrived at the bus stop at 8 (South Depot.) Upon arriving, there were already huge mobs of people. And I am using the term mob literally. The two depots are so close together. One is for 2 parks and the other is for the other 2 (just detailing the 4 major parks.) The two depots were so crowded that you couldn't tell which people were waiting for which park, and you couldn't even get through the crowd at the first depot to get to the second one. We walked up to a line that went all the way through both depots and people told us they were in line for the Magic Kingdom, so we waited...further than two depots back from where the bus actually comes. A MK bus pulled up to the MK depot and loaded a full load and left (it was already at least half full with people from POFQ and the other POR stops so they didn't take many more.) The rest of us moved up and were now in a line that went to a spot one and a half depots back. On top of all this, people were coming up the path from the Alligator Bayou rooms which brings you between the two depots and they were just standing and waiting there in the middle, when there was a LONG line behind us in line for that bus. We then waited 30 minutes for another bus (so now it's about 8:35.) A bus for DHS pulled up (it shares a depot with MK,) so people were going through our line and trying to weave around to get on that bus (imagine, strollers, toddlers walking, wheelchairs, ECVs, the works.) Meanwhile, a MK bus pulls up behind the DHS bus, and now all of us at the end of the MK line (between the depots) are now first, and the people who were first are now last. It was mayhem, people were really angry. We tried to be polite and let the people who were first go first, but the driver was telling people to get on and they were. After having waited through a couple full buses, and seeing that this one was pretty full too, people were annoyed. Especially because they were all trying to make Rope Drop. By the time we finally got to MK it was 9:10. By the time we got off the bus and into the park is was about 9:20. Missed RD, still a decent/early time frame and we still got to do everything we wanted, but it was NO fun to have that bus situation.

They really need to have people there in the mornings directing and making sure there are defined lines so people know where to stand. It seemed like MK was the only park in which the South Depot was the last stop, so if you're going to MK for RD, avoid getting on at the South Depot.

Disclaimer: This is just my opinion after one stay. I'm not sure if this is the norm, but it was our experience on two occasions during our stay.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:13 PM   #1001
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Gluten free dining questions

We will be staying at Riverside for 9 days in October. We have stayed at the resort before so I am familiar with the food court but this will be our first stay with my DD needing a GF diet. If you have experience eating GF at the riverside food court please give me advice. Do they have GF waffles or pancakes? What about GF pasta, pizza or chicken nuggets? GF muffins or desserts? Any personal experience will be appreciated. This is my first trip planning for GF and I would love any advice to make this easier for my DD. She loves the mickey waffles so really hoping they have GF!
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Gluten free dining questions

We will be staying at Riverside for 9 days in October. We have stayed at the resort before so I am familiar with the food court but this will be our first stay with my DD needing a GF diet. If you have experience eating GF at the riverside food court please give me advice. Do they have GF waffles or pancakes? What about GF pasta, pizza or chicken nuggets? GF muffins or desserts? Any personal experience will be appreciated. This is my first trip planning for GF and I would love any advice to make this easier for my DD. She loves the mickey waffles so really hoping they have GF!
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:28 PM   #1003
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Just wondering, can you make a request for a room that is classified as a pool view if you are just booking standard? I am guessing they will not allow that now since they created the room categories?
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:32 PM   #1004
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We will be staying at Riverside for 9 days in October. We have stayed at the resort before so I am familiar with the food court but this will be our first stay with my DD needing a GF diet. If you have experience eating GF at the riverside food court please give me advice. Do they have GF waffles or pancakes? What about GF pasta, pizza or chicken nuggets? GF muffins or desserts? Any personal experience will be appreciated. This is my first trip planning for GF and I would love any advice to make this easier for my DD. She loves the mickey waffles so really hoping they have GF!
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:59 PM   #1005
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Wanted to amend my comment about building 27 being far from parking. It wasn't too bad after all. We just misunderstood the map and went the long way around. LOL
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