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Old 02-12-2020, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Tip for busses at large resorts.

If your staying in Saratoga...or another resort that the bus stops multiple times. Do yourself a favor. find out which is first to be picked up. I'm at SSR now at the springs stop. Which is the last stop of 5. Magic kingdom bus was 48 minutes delayed because the other stops filled the bus before arriving at the last one.

Just walk to paddock and you'll get on .
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:56 AM   #2
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If your staying in Saratoga...or another resort that the bus stops multiple times. Do yourself a favor. find out which is first to be picked up. I'm at SSR now at the springs stop. Which is the last stop of 5. Magic kingdom bus was 48 minutes delayed because the other stops filled the bus before arriving at the last one.

Just walk to paddock and you'll get on .

yup.....or in my case, I walk over to Grand Stand.



I only stayed in the Springs Section once, many years ago. The central location to main building/pool/gym and Paddock Pool is great. But being the last bus stop was maddening.....so much so, that we have never stayed in that section again.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:00 AM   #3
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Wow that bad! Even at BCV when YC would fill it up, they'd call in a bus for BC only. OKW has been good about it too with only a few extra minute wait. Someone is night doing their job.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:05 AM   #4
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Springs bus stop is the worst, for sure. I've never had bad luck at Congress Park, but the buses can indeed take awhile to move through the resort if they have to pick up two ECVs.

On returning, more than once I've gotten off at Grandstand if we had loaded ECVs at the park. I knew I'd get to Congress Park faster than the bus.

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Old 02-12-2020, 10:10 AM   #5
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A two minute delay while on the skyliner doesn’t look so bad anymore.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:15 AM   #6
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A two minute delay while on the skyliner doesn’t look so bad anymore.
Even the 10 minute delay we had was better than SSR with loaded ECVs!

I don't begrudge ECVs, but the reality is the loading slows down the process. It can take 10 minutes if there are two. Grand scheme? Not a problem. When you're already stressed about a rope drop or a reservation, frustrating.

Bus drivers have gotten much better, IMO, especially now that nearly all bases load with the ramp instead of the lift.

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Old 02-12-2020, 10:21 AM   #7
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I waited in the rain with my scooter almost three hours trying to get a bus back to AK in Dec. there were five scooter or wheel chairs in front of me . The wheel chair people refused to transfer so I was stuck . We and miserable . We to the bone . I kept longing for BC .
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:29 AM   #8
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We’ve had same issues with AKV Jambo. Bus would show from Kidani but only a handful of people could get on. So now just a normal routine in the mornings, when heading out for the day, we head to the right and walk to Kidani vs. to the left for the Jambo bus stop.
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I waited in the rain with my scooter almost three hours trying to get a bus back to AK in Dec. there were five scooter or wheel chairs in front of me . The wheel chair people refused to transfer so I was stuck . We and miserable . We to the bone . I kept longing for BC .
Wasn’t there a CM anywhere to make this right? I kept reading “three hours” and just can’t fathom that.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:33 AM   #10
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We'll be staying at Saratoga Springs for first time this May. We requested Springs for proximity to food/pool. From what I'm reading, it looks like my best bet is to walk to another location for bus transportation.Thanks for the advice!
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