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Port Orleans Riverside FAQ thread --- 2012, Part Three --- NOW FULL / CLOSED

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  1. andrewilley

    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    The problem is that they vary by park, by time of day, and even by how busy the stops are at any given time. Treat anything you read (even on my site!) as a guideline not a rule. For an 8am reservation at CRT I would personally suggest a taxi might be a safer option as the extra buses for pre-park-opening activities can be a little hit-or-miss until the main scheduled services start (which is one hour before park opening). You should be OK, but is it worth the risk over a few dollars? If you do go by taxi, take the back route past Fort Wilderness and get them to drop you off at the Contemporary parking lot and walk back.

    No, the POR main pool is quite a bit closer. I answered this exact question - in yards - right here a couple of days ago in fact. [Edit: see post www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47200152&postcount=2653, Parterre to POFQ's food court or pool are about the same distances]

    I would suggest getting to the South bus stop no later than about 8am to be safe, and maybe even a little earlier.

    Andre
     
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  3. Cinderumbrella

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    The biggest issue you will have with that ADR time isn't transportation time, but the lines you will encounter at MK since that is right after park opening. There will be lines at both security and the actual ticket gates.

    I agree with Andre, that 8am should be the latest that you are at the bus stop, but even 7:50 would be better.

    Also, just a reminder that a taxi to MK will drop you off at the TTC, not the MK front gates. Again, like Andre said, ask for a Contemporary Resort drop off (or even BLT) and then use the MK walking path.
     
  4. kayrosek

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    Hey guys. I just got the go ahead from DH to plan our next trip. Right now Im torn between two rooms at a value or one room at POR. There are five of us. So we definatley need room for everyone to sleep. The alligator Bayou rooms look so cute but I cant tell how big that murphy bed is. My kids are older (pre teens and teens) but two are really small for thier age (size of an 8 or 9 year old) so as long as those murphy beds arent toddler sized eigther of the two younger ones could sleep on it okay and be comfortable. So would you say the fold down bed is similar to a toddler bed or is it bigger than that?
     
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    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    The murphy bed is fine for up to around 5' 3", so even a small adult would fit on it. You'll have no trouble with the smaller children.

    Andre
     
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    beesauce Earning My Ears

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    Thanks all! :flower3:
     
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    The mattress is 5.5' by 2.5'.
     
  8. RubySlippers

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    YEAH...we are arriving tomorrow!:cool1: Can anyone confirm if the pool slide is under refurbishment? Thanks!!
     
  9. Cinderumbrella

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    Ruby Slippers, see above. This was posted yesterday or the day before.
     
  10. 5mouseketeersforus

    5mouseketeersforus Mouseketeer

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    Oh-oh......ordered some stuff from the disney store online and according to them, it was delivered to POR already and we don't get there for another 12 days!!!!! Do i need to call them or will it just sit there waiting for me?? Totally was not expecting such fast shipping time!
     
  11. Venomhatch

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    PMed you so hopefully you can track that down.
     
  12. RubySlippers

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    Cinderumbrella... Thanks!:)
     
  13. lucifie

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    Wanna trade? (j/k) I got an email saying the Disney Store order I placed last week was *just* shipped. I don't think it's going to get here before we leave. I considered having it shipped to POR, but I was afraid it would get there too early.

    I hope you're able to get it figured out.
     
  14. Momto2PrncChrmgs

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    Hey all, ins response to questions about the slide-were here now and it's OPEN!!! Has been open all week! The kids are enjoying it immensely!! We arrived Friday the 11h and are leaving Saturday the 19th. Hoping to catch Yee Ha Bob tonight as its too cold to swim this evening. Temp dropped about 20 degrees while we were in Sci Fi for lunch!
     
  15. ReluctantDisaholic

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    I can get the My Experience on one of our computers for some reason, but not the other. And I can see my dining reservations on both now - so there is hope :)

    Waiting for my TA to get home so I can see if she found my number - our other trips we got a confirmation number when we gave her the deposit, but this time she went through some wholesaler....
     
  16. 5mouseketeersforus

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    Oh no!! That is so unfortunate. It looks like my order was only 2 days between shipping & actually arriving so fingers crossed it arrives in time for you!!

    Thanks to Venomhatch - i was able to sort it out. He is one super helpful guy :)
     
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    Hopefully yours comes quickly!! My Disney Store orders generally arrive within 2 days of shipping because of where I live in relation to the distribution center. I hope you have the same luck!:wizard:
     
  18. RubySlippers

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    :cool1:
     
  19. Venomhatch

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    Thanks for the compliment and your very welcome!
     
  20. caa1277

    caa1277 American by birth............Grumpy by choice!

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    I booked with a TA this year for the first time. She sent me an email with that Disney sent her with our confirmation on it and it also listed all of our names. I was just able to get it linked with the My Disney Experience app on my phone. I would call/emial your TA and have them forward the email that they received from Disney. It day list our TA as being booked through though.
     
  21. cheryterese

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    I just started filling out the online check-in form and was wondering about our expected arrival time. Our flight is scheduled to arrive at 10:25am, so I'm thinking around noon? We'll be using Magical Express. Thanks!
     
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