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tinkerbell1967
08-23-2007, 12:24 PM
Anyone have any comments on this resort? Staying in December! Do the rooms have fridges or do you have to rent them, hairdryers? What is the best location to stay in?

lilyv
08-23-2007, 12:33 PM
Friendly, family atmosphere, nicely decorated rooms, very peaceful. The rooms come with a little frig, hair dryer, coffee maker, iron and ironing board.

We were in Alligator Bayou, and very happy with that. We just left it up to the room assigner to decide where we'd be. Only said we were looking forward to a peaceful, relaxing vacation.

Have a wonderful time at POR!

Mickiethepooh
08-23-2007, 12:42 PM
Best location depends on what you are looking for. It is a beautiful resort.
Do you need to be near food court? pools, River, parking lot, bus stops?

beroh2253
08-23-2007, 12:43 PM
Best resort in mine and DW's opinion. Love it there. Big and spread out. Make sure you arrive in the daytime to orient yourself. :thumbsup2

Tink's Pixieduster
08-23-2007, 01:03 PM
Check the FAQ thread for some good information. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=396424

We stayed there in 2005 and enjoyed it. We were near a quiet pool, and had it almost to ourselves. We were also not terribly far from the food court which had a good selection. It was refurbished earlier this year and the atmosphere is even better than it was during our stay there (we always walk over at least once when we stay at POFQ).

And at least once take the boat to DTD. We NEVER take the bus there anymore. The boat takes a little longer, and even with a full boat it never feels crowded and the ride is very relaxing.

NowaSki
08-23-2007, 01:10 PM
We stayed there just a few weeks ago. We really liked it. Yes to Fridge and Hairdrier.

One thing that bothered me. We are a family of five, so we had to book Riverside for the trundle bed. But, we were part of a Grand Gathering so they put us all in four rooms right next to each other. We were in Magnolia Bend (Parterre Place), no trundle bed. The trundle beds are only in Alligator Bayou.

I guess I did not specifically request a room with a trundle bed, but Disney required us to book in POR to accomodate a family of five. I guess I shouldn't have assumed I was getting the trundle bed.

But, overall we did enjoy the resort and would stay there again, but in Aligator Bayou ;) .

PrincessPaczki
08-23-2007, 01:11 PM
The POR is a beautiful resort. We just love the lush landscaping. Our room was across from a quiet pool and it was a great location. We were in building 39, on the second floor, with a corner room.

Jaymie
08-23-2007, 01:21 PM
We took a last minute trip in July and got a mansion room in Magnolia Bend. Nice location, close to a quiet pool, bus stop and not too far from the main pool & food court. If you are travelling with a stroller, I don't think Aligator Bayou has elevators, so you might was to request a main floor room or a room in one of the mansions, where they do have elevators.

We stayed at the Poly in Jan and thought we might be a little disappointed with the POR, but we loved it!

N2THRILLRIDES
08-23-2007, 01:24 PM
We stayed there just a few weeks ago. We really liked it. Yes to Fridge and Hairdrier.

One thing that bothered me. We are a family of five, so we had to book Riverside for the trundle bed. But, we were part of a Grand Gathering so they put us all in four rooms right next to each other. We were in Magnolia Bend (Parterre Place), no trundle bed. The trundle beds are only in Alligator Bayou.

I guess I did not specifically request a room with a trundle bed, but Disney required us to book in POR to accomodate a family of five. I guess I shouldn't have assumed I was getting the trundle bed.

But, overall we did enjoy the resort and would stay there again, but in Aligator Bayou ;) .

That is correct about the trundle beds only being available in the Alligator Bayou section of the resort. I do not see how CM overlooked the fact that you needed an additional bed for your stay at PO.

All the rooms have a privacy curtain, 2 pedestal sinks, coffee pot, and a hair dryer

rebecca06261
08-23-2007, 04:45 PM
Here's a dumb question for ya! Are the coffee makers the standard small hotel-types or would a coffee lover be better off bringing a full size coffee maker???

Jaymie
08-23-2007, 05:09 PM
Here's a dumb question for ya! Are the coffee makers the standard small hotel-types or would a coffee lover be better off bringing a full size coffee maker???

It is the standard small hotel type coffee maker. I hate the hotel type coffee, so I brought my own filters & coffee but I did just use the little one. 2mugs of coffee in the AM is enough for me, but DH doesn't drink coffee.

Welcome to the disboards Rebecca!! :wave2:

SHAYMARAYSMOM
08-23-2007, 05:15 PM
DH and are our going in oct. for our 25th wedding anv. What I would like to know is there a nice quite room I should ask for?

momtothree3
08-23-2007, 05:18 PM
We will be there in 10 days. I wonder if I should call and request a room with a trundle? I assumed I would be put in one because we are a party of 5. I they can bring in a roll away bed then how come I could not stay any where I wanted to????? I was told POR, a suite(without a discount) or fort wilderness or 2 rooms?????? :confused3 Chrsi

Barbi
08-23-2007, 06:52 PM
We just returned from a 10 day stay. This is a great resort to kick back and relax. We were in AB building 18, close to everything. Have a great time!!! I miss it already.

dydo2424
08-23-2007, 09:16 PM
The rooms were very nice, the property decorated nicely for the holidays and it was quiet. I was just at POP and really enjoyed it also, but I missed the boat ride to DTD!! We rode the boat several times while at POR last year. POR is HUGE! It was quite a walk for us to the food court and about 70 yards to the bus stop through parking lots and paths through trees and shrubs. It was okay except for those middle of the night walk back to the room carrying a sleeping 6 year old. I don't remember what section we were in but it looked like a huge antebellum home. Rooms 91?? & another. I loved having a ceiling fan in the room and the decor, but I am a girl of the south and it was definitely styled that way. You really can't go wrong at this resort. :flower3:

rebecca06261
08-23-2007, 09:20 PM
It is the standard small hotel type coffee maker. I hate the hotel type coffee, so I brought my own filters & coffee but I did just use the little one. 2mugs of coffee in the AM is enough for me, but DH doesn't drink coffee.

Welcome to the disboards Rebecca!! :wave2:

Thanks for the info and love, Jaymie! Lord knows that my mom and I will need our coffee!!! :coffee:

Jajone
08-23-2007, 09:30 PM
We stayed there just a few weeks ago. We really liked it. Yes to Fridge and Hairdrier.

One thing that bothered me. We are a family of five, so we had to book Riverside for the trundle bed. But, we were part of a Grand Gathering so they put us all in four rooms right next to each other. We were in Magnolia Bend (Parterre Place), no trundle bed. The trundle beds are only in Alligator Bayou.

I guess I did not specifically request a room with a trundle bed, but Disney required us to book in POR to accomodate a family of five. I guess I shouldn't have assumed I was getting the trundle bed.

But, overall we did enjoy the resort and would stay there again, but in Aligator Bayou ;) .
I'm curious, how did they accomodate you? We're 2 families of 5 and booked there because we "had to". Do we have other options at the mods?

Thinktinknpixiedust
08-23-2007, 09:42 PM
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z308/thinktinknpixiedust/DSCF3966.jpg


This is the quite pool that we were across from in Alligator Bayou last year... building 25... loved it! we spent more time at this pool than the main one. never crowded, and usually looked just like this and it was free dining! you'll love the resort, great to walk around in first thing in the morning.

2mickeys1minnie
08-23-2007, 10:06 PM
OMG that pool looks gorgeous!!! We are arriving at POR on Saturday....I CAN'T WAIT!!! I did request bldg 14 but now I am a little nervous I'm not going to get put in AB....uh oh! We are a family of 5 and really want the trundle for my DD3. I'd be afraid she would fall out of the roll away bed....:confused3

Disneymaddness
08-23-2007, 10:29 PM
We just returned last week from POR. Two families went, a family of 5 and a family of 3. We wanted connecting rooms in AB, not a problem, we were in building 15. It is a great resort, I wish I was there now!:goodvibes

NowaSki
08-24-2007, 07:59 AM
I'm curious, how did they accomodate you? We're 2 families of 5 and booked there because we "had to". Do we have other options at the mods?

Luckily our kids are young (and small) so they were able to sleep in one bed. We also "had to" book POR, because we were a family of five. Altogther we had 4 rooms between the members of our party, and all 4 rooms were next to each other. We were the only ones with 5 in our room. We figured if we did request a room change it would have caused all kinds of trouble getting us four rooms near each other again. So, we just lived with it, and made the most of our time at the resort.

If you really need the trundle bed, then I would call ahead of time and make sure they have that noted on your reservation.

Jaymie
08-24-2007, 09:32 AM
DH and are our going in oct. for our 25th wedding anv. What I would like to know is there a nice quite room I should ask for?

When we were there in July, the resort was completely booked. We had a room in the Mansions and only saw other guests around the rooms, maybe twice. We never heard anything from outside while in our room. It was oddly very quiet. We went to the quiet pool once and there was just 2 kids swimming plus us, so we practically had the pool to ourselves. I don't know if the Aligator bayou rooms would be as quiet, I haven't stayed there in 10 years.

eeyore_is#1
08-24-2007, 11:04 AM
Anyone have any comments on this resort? What is the best location to stay in?

Some other resort. *Any* other.

Yes, a serious grudge from 10 years ago when they were still Dixie Landings.

Groovee
08-24-2007, 11:12 AM
We stayed here in July. We had a corner room in Building 14. We had requested the mansions but it worked out well being here. The kids loved it there and we weren't far from anything. We were there for 2 weeks and it was only the last 2 nights that we got inconsiderate neighbours who thought nothing of shouting and bawling at one another and slamming doors alot. I got them back at 4am one morning by banging loudly on the connecting door like they'd done to me while I was asleep. Bet they won't do that again.

kinggoofy
08-24-2007, 11:23 AM
We have been to POR too many times to list here. BUT, you must try and go see Piano Man Bob in the River Roost. You will enjoy his Xmas music. What a blast. Its for all ages. :cool1:

As far as room location, we perfer the AB section. Its actually is closer to the food court. BUT, the mansion side is very nice too.

Princessbaby
08-24-2007, 01:43 PM
We just returned from POR on Sunday and we miss it already! We asked for a waterview room and requested building 14 or 18 , but we were put into 16 and we really loved it! We overlooked a quiet pool and we had a corner room! It was great!! I was not in the least bit disappointed in POR!

Harvest02
08-24-2007, 02:12 PM
OK, I want my trip to be RIGHT NOW!!!:yay: We leave in 59 days for POR, and we can't wait! I love any of the posts about POR because it gets me even more excited than I already am(and I really don't know how that is possible!:confused3 ). How has the bus situation been recently for anyone that has been there? That is the only thing concerning me!

amyy
08-24-2007, 02:36 PM
Just back early this morning. I had never used the Disney transportation before so I can't compare it to before. Now I don't know why I haven't used the bus system before. We did have to stand twice (after Fantasmic and once on the way to the MK for P & P).

There was one morning (Sun) when we ate breakfast around 9:45 and did have trouble finding a table. I was very pleased with the food (especially the make your own oatmeal thing and pasta thing).

We had first booked to stay at PO FQ and then got switched to POR because of a code. I had my heart set on a river view room at FQ. I was going to ask for one at POR but the CM who checked us in wasn't very helpful with some other questions so I didn't even bother. We ended up with a corner room with a view of the pool in Oak Manor. Now we are so thrilled it worked out that way. I loved being a few steps away from the pool. It was well worth the extra money. (My BF wants to do the Poly or even the GF next time and I have been trying to talk him out of it because of the pool situation)

My third stay here and the first time I have enjoyed the pool. We also rented a Sea Ray. Love the boat system. All of you that are leaving soon must be so excited!! I could go on and on but you all know how great it is here.

NowaSki
08-24-2007, 04:51 PM
OK, I want my trip to be RIGHT NOW!!!:yay: We leave in 59 days for POR, and we can't wait! I love any of the posts about POR because it gets me even more excited than I already am(and I really don't know how that is possible!:confused3 ). How has the bus situation been recently for anyone that has been there? That is the only thing concerning me!

We always used the Main Bus station by the lobby, and had almost no issues. The one major issue we had was on the Friday night we were there, we stayed for the Magical Extra hours at MK. We headed out for the bus at around Midnight. As we got to the line a bus had just left. We were the third family on line. We ended up waiting about 30 minutes for another bus. During this time I counted six empty busses pull into the loop and leave empty. As the crowd grew and busses kept coming and going (empty or to other resorts), the crowd started to get ungly. Finally a supervisor came over, to which several people voiced their opinions on how Disney Transportation was operated. It was not a pretty sight. Another person said they had a similar problem the night before at AK, and waited 1 hour for a bus, after the park closed.

But, on a positive note, one morning we had early reservations (7:45) for Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary. We caught a 6:45 am bus to MK. There was us and another family headed to Poly for an early breakfast, too. The bus drive dropped us of at Contemporary, and then took the other family right to the Poly. Very nice of her to do this for us.