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Old 05-31-2013, 09:09 AM   #2341
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Paid our trip off today, we are down to 62 days!! I cannot wait to be back "home" at POFQ
We will be there at the same time... I have never been in August so this should be interesting, lol
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:31 AM   #2342
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Could someone please tell me how late the boats run to Downtown Disney and then back again?
We have two DTD dinner ADRs, one at 7:30 and another at 8pm. Just want to make sure we can get back via boat, it sounds so relaxing ;-)

Also, do the boats make drop offs/ pick ups at both of the DTD docks, or just one ?

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Paid our balance today...we don't go until sept but it will fly by with summer fun starting up next week with the kids finishing school!!
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Following this thread...just got back from the Dolphin, did AKL in 2011 and already planning our trip for June 2014. I am thinking we may try one of the POR resorts this time

I loved AKL but really hated the bus service, wondering if I am going to have the same issues at PORFQ? We will have our car as we normally drive, so we can drive to the parks if we need to. I just like being dropped off in front of MK and wondering how long the bus ride is? Are the busses shared between resorts? Standing room only in June?

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Old 05-31-2013, 03:13 PM   #2345
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Could someone please tell me how late the boats run to Downtown Disney and then back again?
We have two DTD dinner ADRs, one at 7:30 and another at 8pm. Just want to make sure we can get back via boat, it sounds so relaxing ;-)

Also, do the boats make drop offs/ pick ups at both of the DTD docks, or just one ?

Thankyou.
The boat stops around 11:00. They will make an announcement on the boat from POFQ/POR regarding when to be back for the last boat. (buses run later and they'll give you that info)
The boat to/from DTD to POFQ has only 1 stop in DTD by Rainforest.
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:19 PM   #2346
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Could someone please tell me how late the boats run to Downtown Disney and then back again?
We have two DTD dinner ADRs, one at 7:30 and another at 8pm. Just want to make sure we can get back via boat, it sounds so relaxing ;-)

Also, do the boats make drop offs/ pick ups at both of the DTD docks, or just one ?

Thankyou.
I know for a fact the last boat leaving DTD to POFQ and POR is at 11PM because I made plenty of trips on that boat on my last visit. So probably the last boat heading that way is at 10:30PM? I'm not sure as I always used the boats around 9PM but never later than that.
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:50 PM   #2347
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Following this thread...just got back from the Dolphin, did AKL in 2011 and already planning our trip for June 2014. I am thinking we may try one of the POR resorts this time

I loved AKL but really hated the bus service, wondering if I am going to have the same issues at PORFQ? We will have our car as we normally drive, so we can drive to the parks if we need to. I just like being dropped off in front of MK and wondering how long the bus ride is? Are the busses shared between resorts? Standing room only in June?

Thanks!
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Last 2trips for us has been at POFQ... Buses stopped here first one day only before going on to POR 4 or 5 stops.... After that first day, rest of trip we didn't share buses anymore...

I looked at the time buses took, never longer than 20 minutes to any park, most less but none more... We were very pleased with the transportation ( though we had our car in the lot and never touched it)..... Boat was great to DTD for many a trip especially evening jaunts...

We wandered over to POR, way too huge to our liking, easily seen by the 4+ bus stop within... POFQ, very compact, easy to get all around..
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:03 PM   #2348
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The boat stops around 11:00. They will make an announcement on the boat from POFQ/POR regarding when to be back for the last boat. (buses run later and they'll give you that info)
The boat to/from DTD to POFQ has only 1 stop in DTD by Rainforest.
the stop is by the RFC. There is a boat running to the West Side from the Marketplace just across the dock from where you are dropped off. Of course you need to leave the West Side of DTD well before 11 PM.

My experience with buses from DTD has been less than acceptable. I would cab it, which may be a little difficult depending on the time, or take the boat.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:53 PM   #2349
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I am loving this thread. We are getting very excited about our first POFQ stay in Nov.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:40 AM   #2350
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Hi all,
Great thread!

Just reading back a few posts to those who have booked a standard room- other posters advised buildings 2 or 5 but I read somewhere that there aren't standard rooms in those buildings....

Am I getting confused? We have a standard room (I wanted at least garden but our uk TA didn't have any on their bookings) and want to request somewhere more peaceful (DD4 and I are very light sleepers, DH sleeps like a log!). Where is best to request? We are travelling Christmas week so I know requests will be hard to fill- should I just ask for quiet location and see what I get? Any advice appreciated!
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:38 AM   #2351
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Am I getting confused? We have a standard room (I wanted at least garden but our uk TA didn't have any on their bookings) and want to request somewhere more peaceful (DD4 and I are very light sleepers, DH sleeps like a log!). Where is best to request?
If you want a quieter Standard location, you'll probably find yourself in buildings 1 or 7. These are further out from the main central area, so are not as often requested so your chances of getting them are probably quite good. Don't worry too much about walking distances though, even the furthest rooms at POFQ are really not very far from anything.

I'd suggest simply requesting "a quiet location with a pleasant view" and see what they can find for you.

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69 more days 'til we go back to POFQ. I love the resort! Last time we were there, we were in building 4. Even though it was Thanksgiving week, we didn't have any issues with noise level.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:06 AM   #2353
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Good Morning!

I have a question regarding adding an adult to the room at check in. My friend will be joining us for part of our trip and doesn't need to be on our package (tickets and dining), I know that I can add her at check in but my question is can I just add her when I check in? I arrive before her and I would like to avoid having to check in twice. I would just add her now but then she needs to be added to the package which is a waste of money.

There are only two in our party so room occupancy limits do not apply. Can an extra adult fee be paid during check in?
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #2354
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There are only two in our party so room occupancy limits do not apply. Can an extra adult fee be paid during check in?
I'm sure they'll work something out for you. As you say, officially any extra pre-booked guests need to be on the same package/plans. I'd just play it by ear when you get there, and ask them what you would need to do if an extra adult might be joining you for just a couple of nights of your stay, but does not need park admission/etc.

Maybe I wouldn't mention anything about paying the third-adult charge if they don't refer to it, as it might be more hassle for them to charge it than to just let it go for a few days? I would certainly ask the question though, as there could be legal, insurance, etc repercussions which need to be considered.

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Good Morning!

I have a question regarding adding an adult to the room at check in. My friend will be joining us for part of our trip and doesn't need to be on our package (tickets and dining), I know that I can add her at check in but my question is can I just add her when I check in? I arrive before her and I would like to avoid having to check in twice. I would just add her now but then she needs to be added to the package which is a waste of money.

There are only two in our party so room occupancy limits do not apply. Can an extra adult fee be paid during check in?
I joined my family mid-trip at POFQ and it was no problem at all - my mom added me at check-in and they weren't charged any extra adult fees. I just quoted their room number at MCO to get on the Magical Express and then when I got to the resort the front desk printed me a KTTW. Super easy!
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