Staying at Riverside : Show me pics, get me excited!!

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  1. dansdad

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    Yes, the actual ride on the bus is 17 minutes. However, your travel agent has a good point. If you have an ADR at one of the parks, allow an hour from your room to the ADR. Here's how/why getting to and ADR at Crystal Palace MK could take an hour

    8:15A - Leave your room
    8:20A - Arrive at bus stop just as a bus to MK is pulling away
    8:40A - Get on the bus to MK
    8:57A - Depart bus
    9:07A - Make it through the Main Gate and bag check
    9:15A - Arrive at your ADR

    And actually, they request you check-in for an ADR 15 mintues before.

    I only point this out because friends of ours were very late for an ADR one morning. We had just gotten back from a stay at CBR and they were going the next week. They asked how long the bus ride was to MK. I told them about 20 minutes. Well they didn't tell me they were asking because they had an ADR. The left their room at CBR at 8:20 for an 8:45 ADR at Crystal Palace and didn't get there until 9:15.
     
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  3. mommycal

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    ok, what is ADR? something dinner reservation? ;)
     
  4. dansdad

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    Sorry, yes Advance Dining Reservation. :)
     
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  6. Amy&Dan

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    Your travel agent might have been giving you some worst case scenario! Or as Dansdad said, trying to get you used to the idea to leave in plenty of time for any dining reservations you have.

    The trip from POR to MK (once all stops are picked up and its leaving the resort) is as someone said around 15-20 minutes. I'll add its a very pretty ride, they go the back way by Ft. Wildnerness and in the early evenings, we always see lots of deer. Its not a far ride at all since they do take that back route.

    If you drive, this route doesn't work since you bypass the whole parking area. But the busses can take it and it saves time and again, gives a scenic route.

    Epcot and DHS are even closer, AK is probably about the same as MK.
     
  7. DJFan88

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    Andre - Thanks for this awesome thread. I'm so excited to stay at this beautiful resort. Many thanks to all of the great picture takers too.

    I have booked a garden view room and absolutely love the mansions, but also love convenience. Truth be told, I really would love to stay at a mansion. However, kids also like AB.

    So, does it seem reasonable that for a room request (which I of course know how that goes, we're running 50-50 on that), I put on the first line Bldgs. 80 or 85 and on the second line I put Bldgs. 16 or 17.?
     
  8. disneysmyhappyplace

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    Do you think a six almost seven year old would fit on the Murphy bed alright?
     
  9. andrewilley

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    Sure - unless they are one of Hagrid's relatives anyway. Height might be a better gauge rather than age though.

    Andre
     
  10. Mamato3Princes

    Mamato3Princes Adventure is out there!

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    Oh yeah. My boys are big for their ages. My 4 going on 5 year old (turns 5 on Halloween) is 46in tall and weighs 44lbs and my 6 going on 7 year old (turns 7 in Dec) is 48in tall and weighs 51lbs. My 4 year old slept on it, but my 6 year old laid on it too and he fit just fine.
     
  11. disneysmyhappyplace

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    Thank you for all your responses:) I think it should work out perfectly! Can't wait to get down there now!
     
  12. Sue M

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    :thumbsup2 great pics everyone. Came by for my POR fix :good vibes
     
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  14. laura_<3

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    Great pics everyone, only 69 days to go until our first stay at POR!
     
  15. DisneyFreak06

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    Hey Andre,

    Just wanted to say thanks again. I'm re-reading this whole thread as I'm staying at POR for the first time in 5 days. I now have a larger monitor and I still enjoy looking at those! (And your whole website). Thanks again for all your hard work!
     
  16. Giselle22

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    if anyone has some, more pics of refurbished rooms pretty please! :flower3:
     
  17. MEG&MINNIE

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    Just 1 more week for myself DD16 and her friend...hoping to get a Mansion Room for us....can't wait ! Counting down the days to POR. :cool1:
     
  18. DisneyFreak06

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    We arrive tomorrow and I am hoping for a mansion room too. I like the outside of Alligator Bayou, but not so much the inside. Oh well, I'll be happy no matter what though!

    I'll take tons and tons of pictures to post on this thread, don't worry!
     
  19. heatherbynum

    heatherbynum Peace, Love, Disney & Hanson

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    does anyone have anymore of alligator bayou?
     
  20. Mamato3Princes

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    Have fun! I love POR! :goodvibes
     
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