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Old 05-08-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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POR - booked a Royal Room but I have two boys! WWYD?

While trip planning, I looked at all the room pics at POR and POFQ and fell in love with the look of the Royal Rooms. They just look so much more opulent than the regular rooms!

the boys will be ages 7 & 2 at time of trip. Two year old won't care. Loves Sophia, princesses, etc.

I showed my 6 yr old pics of the Royal ROom and he balked at the princesses' pictures. He "accidentally" saw the Pirate rooms at CBR pictures and loved them.

I do not want to stay at CBR. The pirate rooms are so far from everything. I think the giant skull/crossbones would scare the 2 yr old (who already says 5 x a day "I'm scared of pie-wats!" (pirates).

So right now I told the 6 yr old, I'd cover up the princessses, but I"m debating if I just need to move rooms or move resorts entirely! Ugh! what would you do?
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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Your kids will probably enjoy the resort - POR has great a great theme and a fun pool. Maybe consider moving to Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou? We stayed in the Bayou right by the second bus stop and that worked out really well for us.
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Show him some pictures of the pool and the slide.

If you think the pirate room would scare your 2 year old I wouldn't move there. You can always move to a regular room at POR if you think it would be better.
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Yeah, of course I could move to a plain room. But I dont personally like them as well. and after a trip 9 years ago, we stayed at POFQ but I loved the mansions and talked myself out of them and into POFQ instead. So I'm sort of set on the mansions.

this is our first ONSITE trip in 8 years and our kids first onsite EVER. I really wanted it to be more special than just a plain-jane looking room.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:00 PM   #5
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Call me a cynic, but since my kids aren't paying for the room, they don't get a whole lot of say as to what resort that room is located in.

It sounds like you have your heart set on a Royal Room regardless, since you seem to feel that the regular Mansion rooms are too "plain Jane". I'm sure that your son will enjoy POR once he is there. The concensus on several previous "Royal Room" threads seems to be that the kids notice the decor in the room for about the first 10 minutes that they are there, and then forget about it. So you should be fine.
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Call me a cynic, but since my kids aren't paying for the room, they don't get a whole lot of say as to what resort that room is located in.

It sounds like you have your heart set on a Royal Room regardless, since you seem to feel that the regular Mansion rooms are too "plain Jane". I'm sure that your son will enjoy POR once he is there. The concensus on several previous "Royal Room" threads seems to be that the kids notice the decor in the room for about the first 10 minutes that they are there, and then forget about it. So you should be fine.

I've saved you a seat next to me on the Meanest Mother Ever bench. When I book our WDW trip I will consider other people's input but if I'm doing all the work there's a point at which I'm picking. If the OP wants a princess room, she should have it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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I'm considering staying at a RR at POR in November. I have 2 boys (10 and 6). They love all of the Disney movies (even the princess ones), so I don't think they'll care (the trip is a surprise so I don't plan on discussing it with them -- not that they get to make decisions on non-surprise trips either). I would feel bad dragging them to a princess ADR because I really don't think they'd like it -- they wouldn't complain, but why waste the money if they won't be into it -- however, I think they can indulge the lone woman of the household with a Royal Room. In fact, I think they'll actually like it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #8
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Call me a cynic, but since my kids aren't paying for the room, they don't get a whole lot of say as to what resort that room is located in.

I agree with this.

The Royal Rooms look fantastic. You have to do things for yourself sometimes, kids shouldn't get there way all the time, that's not real life.

You shouldn't have to cover up the princesses for him either.

As a child, I'm sure we've all heard the phrase "my way or the highway" right?
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Not even sure why you'd tell your 6 year old that you are going to cover up the princesses. Most everything else you do is going to be for him, he can put up with a princess room for Mom. It's not too early for him to start learning that it isn't ALL about him.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #10
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Bumbershoot, the last picture you posted made me . It looks a little Haunted Mansion like.
It really does! I have no idea why anyone took that picture...


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My 8 year old isn't a princess fan either and we stayed in a Royal Room in February. I didn't give him another option because I was taking him to Disney World and he's an 8 year old... it's not like I was asking him to sleep in a box in the parking lot.





He really liked the room, and we had a great trip.
My son liked it, too. Actually, of the 3 of us, I liked it the least. That's why we're moving to a standard room for our October trip, because I just couldn't see the need to stay in the RR again. If I'd told DH and DS that I loved the room and we would stay there again, they would have been fine with it.

DS was 8 for our trip with the RR and was totally fine with the princess pictures, and was easily able to notice the prince pictures and the aladdin stuff, etc. Just have him focus on those things, and the princesses will become invisible.


And with a nervous 2 year old, putting something over pictures might be nerve-wracking for him, too! I think that with that age difference, you're just going to have to make the rules for now. As the little one gets older, the pirate room can be done...it'll probably still be there, and everyone will be better able to make the walk from them. (we didn't find the pirate rooms to be a bad walk away from the food court, but then it was early December and about to get cold, so we weren't dealing with heat) The older one just needs to be patient as his little brother grows up. (so sayeth the oldest of 5)
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:56 AM   #11
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We booked a standard Royal Room for our last trip. Once I saw where they were located, and realized I could add park hoppers to our 7-day tickets and move to a regular Garden View for the same price we switched. Our son would have loved the room for about 20 minutes, but loved the hoppers even more. We also got our requested building of Magnolia Terrace which is so close to the main pool/lobby/bus, etc.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:06 AM   #12
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We are staying in a Royal Room in September and my husband says the Royal Rooms look nice and do not look too girlie. He was willing to stay in a Little Mermaid room too for our little girl but I think he will enjoy the Royal Room better. Can't wait to go!!!
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:02 AM   #13
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Thank you all! I sent my husband this thread... he was the one who first told me our older son would not like the princesses.

Very good advice here and I told my son (with authority) that I had decided we would stay in the fireworks rooms and he said, "Awesome mom!"

Looks like it's going to be just fine after all!

He's been to Disney four times, but all our trips have been offsite as we were traveling with other family and its just not efficient to get two-three rooms v. a pool home. So this will be a new, exciting experience for the boys. I did tell my older son that you can get Mickey wake up calls. Then, I thought, surely they still do that, but I don't know! I've not stayed onsite in 8 years! (pre kids)
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:18 AM   #14
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I wouldn't worry. The boys in our family have always done fine with the princess's so long as there was plenty of food and the activities they love. Even as older teens they don't complain. However I'm sure they would enjoy the pirates theme better.

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:24 PM   #15
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We stayed in a royal room 2 weeks ago, my boys are 12 and 7...they really liked the room... They pushed the button for the headboards over and over every night before they went to sleep! You will have fun!! Enjoy your trip!
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