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Old 02-03-2009, 11:58 AM   #511
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Does anyone know if there are blowdryers in the rooms, or do I need to bring one? We are going tomorrow....
Yes there are hairdyers in the rooms. Have a great time! (Jealous)

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:01 PM   #512
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We leave in 8 days ( ) for our very first stay at POR. I'm enjoying seeing all these pictures...some of them are absolutely breathtaking!!!
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:05 PM   #514
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I was there last week--great place! We were actually accidentally booked here (had intended to book FQ), but I was very happy with the "mistake"!

Main building with the lobby and all restaurants:



Our building, Acadian House in the Magnolia Bend section:



Room interior. Only complaint, pillows are very soft/squishy, so if you like firm pillows, you may want to bring your own.



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Old 02-03-2009, 04:05 PM   #515
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Ahh, these beautiful Magnolia Bend rooms are more my style; I'm not a big fan of the Alligator Bayou quilts! But that is where we will be since we need the trundle bed for our 3rd child. It's doable!

When we heard the pool was going to be closed, we considered re-locating with added expense... but as I look at the pictures of this campus, I can't get over all this natural beauty! It's amazing!!

This thread has helped me get even more excited for our trip, thanks for the pics! I'm really looking forward to being at POR!

See you there!!
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:08 PM   #516
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When we heard the pool was going to be closed, we considered re-locating with added expense... but as I look at the pictures of this campus, I can't get over all this natural beauty!
Luckily there are five other pools, plus the big one at FQ. And the quiet pools are not super-quiet--there were certainly kids splashing and playing in them while I was there.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:45 AM   #517
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We leave in 8 days ( ) for our very first stay at POR. I'm enjoying seeing all these pictures...some of them are absolutely breathtaking!!!
Could I ask if the folks who are going to POR imminently [not jealous, honest...] could maybe pop back here when they return to update us? Or the main POR FAQ Thread. Things like info on the main pool and/or possible Alligator Bayou pool closures, the Boatwright's breakfast situation, and especially whether Disney have temporarily closed some of the accommodation buildings during this quiet period (and which ones).

Many thanks, and have a great time!

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We leave for POR in 2 days and will be there until the 14th....I'll try to come here and update when I get back.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:01 PM   #519
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This is a great thread! I have just sit and read the whole thing! We are going to Riverside for the first time in May abd this has got me so excited!

Have shown my DH all the pictures and he wants to stay in a mansion . . . does anyone know which ones are nearest to the food court?

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Have shown my DH all the pictures and he wants to stay in a mansion . . . does anyone know which ones are nearest to the food court?
I think it's Magnolia Terrace and Oak Manor, but the difference would only be a couple minutes. Also, within those buildings, certain rooms would be much closer than others, so I'm not sure of the best room #s. The Unofficial Guide has listings of the most convenient rooms.
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I see your going to the World in Nov. Just a suggestion, but you should definitely do Mickeys Christmas Party and do NOT miss the Christmas Castle lights!!
What is HDR'ing pictures???????????
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What is HDR'ing pictures???????????

HDR is High Dynamic Range photography. You take multiple exposures of the same image, some overexposed, some underexposed and some properly exposed. You then combine the images with software like Photomatix or DynamicPhotoHDR.

What happens is that it picks up the highlights from the underexposed images and the shadow details from the overexposed images.

BTW a tripod is almost a requirement for HDR.

There is also pseudo HDR which is from a single image. It is also best to shoot in RAW mode as this has much more data captured then what a Jpeg does.

some sites
http://www.hdrsoft.com/
http://www.mediachance.com/hdri/index.html

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Old 02-09-2009, 02:18 PM   #523
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Have shown my DH all the pictures and he wants to stay in a mansion . . . does anyone know which ones are nearest to the food court?
Probably the very end water-view rooms in Oak Manor or Parterre Place, just cross over the bridge and turn right and you're at the food court area. Or the other end of Magnolia Terrace and across two bridges via Ol' Man Island. There's not a lot in it to be honest, but all of the mansion buildings are quite large and the furthest rooms can be quite a trek back.

There's a room-by-room layout plan of all the Mansion Buildings at www.portorleans.org/magnolia-bend.htm if that helps.

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Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14

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We are booked at POR next month and I can't decide. We have a request in for the mansions but now after looking at pictures I am not sure. AB looks neat too...
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