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Port Orleans Riverside Q&A Thread 2013, Part One [Thread now FULL and closed]

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by andrewilley, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. Supermom3

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    Thanks so much for the replies!!! We are going on May 29th with a 9am MK opening, so we'll take the car for sure. You all have been a big help!
     
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  3. Patience

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    We have an 8:15 am reservation at Hollywood and Vine. Will we have any problem catching a bus to DHS from POR to make our reservation? How early do the buses start running? Thanks!
     
  4. webstah

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    Well, if you figure 20 to 30 minutes travel by bus and then by boat, plus the fact you're supposed to check in 15 minutes before your reservation, plus wait times for the bus and the boats, I wouldn't leave any later than 4:30 and probably before that. You can always explore the area around the BBQ while you wait. If you have younger kids, there is a playground on the way to the BBQ so if you get there a little too early, the kids can be entertained.
     
  5. drinkme

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    Me too! We leave in 26 days & I wanted to do online checking & request a section.

    I've stayed at both before but can't decide which one would be better this trip.

    I'm thinking since we'll be there in June maybe I should request closer to the pool. I have a garden view reservation. Which bldg should I request?
     
  6. awfullybigadventure

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    The concierge at POR told us to allow 90 minutes from POR to the Hoop-Dee-Doo, so I would imagine it would be the same for the Barbecue.
     
  7. BrentSD

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    Thanks again!
     
  8. lillykat

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    Have a great trip! We leave romorrow. Looks like a nice week.

    We have 2 friends who did the bbq within the past year and both really enjoyed it. The only negative they mentioned was it was hot. Their kids want to do it again.
     
  9. lillykat

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    We leave tomorrow. Does anyone need us to try and check on anything for them if we get a chance? Would love to help someone else since everyone here was so helpful. We will have a royal guest room.

    Also does anyone know if the gift shop at POR carries those small metal crowns they use at BBB. Last time my older DD wasn't three, so I got one in the poly gift shop that she wore all week. Would like to get them for the girls to wear during the week.
     
  10. LisaTC

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    That seems like MORE than enough time. We really must've lucked out because it was a quick bus ride to MK from POR and the boat was like, at most 20min. We had a lot of time to hang around FW. But is is better to be safe than sorry. Like somebody else mentioned, the buses go under the Lagoon and you can see that from the boats! Pretty cool. Also, take mosquito spray!

    Fairly sure they have those crowns. Most all the shops do and POR has a nice shop. We got a really nice crown for DD in Germany at the crystal store. It was beautiful and I think it was like 30.00, which seems like a lot, but it is all metal and will last.
     
  11. Patience

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    Anyone?
     
  12. monicajonathan

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    We had an 8:15 res at dhs last trip and we caught the bus as early as a little bit before 7am. We got there in plenty of time.
     
  13. Cobern

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    I think we are going to be near each other! We leave tomorrow too and have a Royal room Riverview.
     
  14. LisaTC

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    Buses start running around 7.
     
  15. lillykat

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    We have garden view. Hope you have a great trip!
     
  16. Dixiemom

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    I would love to do this but "someone" in our party is a penny pincher.....I think it would be a perfect thing to do on our arrival day after all that driving......thoughts????
     
  17. Patience

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    Thank you!
     
  18. Coconuts

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    Bump.

    Someone answered about the storage but any comment on the Murphy bed?
     
  19. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    The info is on page 1 of this thread.
     
  20. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    Do what - you did not refer to what you wanted to do.
     
  21. quietgirll

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    It was in her post title... The carriage rides. We did it once way back in the day once when we were staying at POFQ... I'd like to try it again and see what we think....
     
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