POR Carriage ride

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  1. smileymomof3

    smileymomof3 Mouseketeer

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    As anyone ever done this? Was it fun? We're going early December so thought it MIT be fun as the day ended..thanks for any thoughts :)
     
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  3. smileymomof3

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    Oops sorry lots of auto correct mistakes in that post! I thought it MIGHT be fun!
     
  4. boltfan

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    We went when the kids were younger and they loved it. It would also be a nice romantic trip for a couple on their own. Our last trip and our next one they decided they didn't want to do it...parasailing instead!
     
  5. Nairnyn

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    My husband and I did the carriage ride on our honeymoon in December, on our arrival day. It was very relaxing, and very romantic. After a long day of traveling, it was nice to just sit and enjoy the ride through the resort. It was a little chilly, but they gave us a nice thick blanket to cuddle under, which made it even more romantic!! :love:
     
  6. Gorechick

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    I just booked this last night as an added surprise on our arrival night next week. We're staying at POR in a Royal Room. DH and I had done the carriage ride at FW on our honeymoon 10 years ago. I think this will be fun for our first family trip.
     
  7. socalduo

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    I searched the Disney site, is there a place to make a reservation for this online or does it need to be done over the phone. Also, is it prepaid or pay on arrival. Thanks. Didn't want to clutter the forums with a new post so I figured I'd ask in here.
     
  8. FantasiaMagic

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    I never knew they offered this! It sounds like a lot of fun though!!:goodvibes
     
  9. Nairnyn

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    To make the reservation, you just call the Disney recreation line. (407) 939-8687

    And you pay on arrival at the carriage the night of your ride. I can't remember if you could use a normal credit card or not, but I know that we just paid on our room tab. They had a little receipt book that they just wrote down your room info on so they could charge it.
     
  10. socalduo

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    thank you very much, I'll call tomorrow. Going to surprise the new wife ;)
     
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    We did this during our stay there in 2010 and We really enjoyed it. It went all through both resorts and is supposed to be about 30 minutes but ours was about 45 or more. We just went up and asked if they were available and 1 was. There are 2 of them and the 2nd one was waiting for a reserved party.


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  12. jamnich314

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    Anybody know what hours the rides run? We are getting in around 7 p.m. and would love to do it the night of the arrival.
     
  13. Nairnyn

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    When we did ours in December, it was at 9pm (though they tell you to show up 15 minutes early). I believe there was one more slot after us, at 9:30.
     
  14. soulmates

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    is it $45 per person, or for the carriage? I plan to take my DP, this coming trip. After a day of traveling, some drinks and a relaxing stroll around the grounds sound amazing.:cloud9:
     
  15. dansdad

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    It's $45 for the carriage ride and fits up to 4 adults. Here's more details from Andre's awesome site.

    http://portorleans.org/recreation.php
     
  16. soulmates

    soulmates traveling through life, with the one I love

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    Thanks for that QUICK response!!;)
     
  17. Gupbrat

    Gupbrat Earning My Ears

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    DH booked one on Valentine' s Day at the POR desk like 4 years ago! It was nice to see both resorts and our horse was one they used for the Headless Horseman in the MNSSHP! I thought that was very cool!
     
  18. retlaw_yensid

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    I had read on the WDW site that this was $45 per person, not per carriage ride. Do people know that to be true?

    Also...I see that we are able to reserve carriage rides well in advance (like ADRs), but my question is - are reservations that far in advance really necessary? Unlike restaurant ADRs, I was hoping the horse-drawn carriage around POR could be something we check into no earlier than the day of our arrival. Do most people on these forums actually reserve these far in advance, or keep it to more of a spur-of-moment delight?
     
  19. Eeyore's My Favorite

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    We just did the carriage ride in April for DH's birthday & we reserved it when we checked in. No problem got the time for that same might. We paid $45 for the 2 of us not per person for the half hour ride. We were staying at POR. We had the option of touring POR or POFQ & chose to see POFQ. The ride was amazing & Laurie was a fountain of information. Would do it again in a heartbeat!
     
  20. Angieandsteve

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    We just did the carriage ride a little over a week ago. It was definitely $45 for the whole ride. We charged it to our room. I reserved ours a little over a month before we arrived and the times were open however we heard multiple people asking if times were available when we were there and they were all booked. Of course we were there during a super busy time so I suppose depending on when you are going that could change. To be safe I would book something in advance if it is something you really want to do. It was very relaxing and the grounds are beautiful.
     
  21. retlaw_yensid

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    Thank you for the replies! It helps!
     

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