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Old 09-20-2009, 11:50 AM   #631
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Does every room at Riverside have a privacy curtain in the bathroom?

I saw a pic on allearsnet in Alligator Bayou that didn't look like it had a curtain.
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:14 PM   #632
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Does every room at Riverside have a privacy curtain in the bathroom?

I saw a pic on allearsnet in Alligator Bayou that didn't look like it had a curtain.
I think so. We were in AB and there was one there.....very handy!
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:09 PM   #633
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Riverside pre check in question

We're heading to POR 1 week from today. We have a waterview room reservation and at the time of booking I requested a Magnolia Bend room. Should I call ahead and make sure we got this or will waiting till we get there be ok? Anyone else had experience requesting one side of the resort over another?

I'm so excited, I don't know how they expect me to work this week!
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:05 PM   #634
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We were newbies to POR many years ago, didn't even request a specific room, BUT, we did land up not far from the main hub (restaurants, pool, bus stop, etc.). Water view at that resort really wouldn't bother me, I rather be closed to all. I would request top floor, always better to not have anyone above you (noise).
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:11 AM   #635
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We're heading to POR 1 week from today. We have a waterview room reservation and at the time of booking I requested a Magnolia Bend room. Should I call ahead and make sure we got this or will waiting till we get there be ok? Anyone else had experience requesting one side of the resort over another?
As far as contacting the resort in advance, first put your requests in your original reservation, and then maybe fax or call the day before you arrive to ask again (or a few days before if you have multiple rooms).

Room location requests can be a little bit hit-or-miss at POR lately - but then it's a very large resort with quite a high occupancy rate. You tend to either get what you asked for, or something completely opposite! (Last month, for example, we asked for Alligator Bayou 14, or Parterre or Oak mansions near to the bridge... and we were offered all the way over in Acadian House, nowhere near a bridge)

However, if you're not happy with what you've been allocated when you get to checkin, ask if they can change you (which may need a supervisor to check for any other rooms which may become available later in the day). I'd suggest a location on the river side of the mansion buildings or close to the main building in Alligator Bayou would be best. See the maps on my website for an idea of the layout.

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Old 09-21-2009, 07:09 AM   #636
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We're heading to POR 1 week from today. We have a waterview room reservation and at the time of booking I requested a Magnolia Bend room. Should I call ahead and make sure we got this or will waiting till we get there be ok? Anyone else had experience requesting one side of the resort over another?

I'm so excited, I don't know how they expect me to work this week!
See you there! We're arriving the 28th! We've stayed at POR many times, and have only ever had our room requests in our reservation & have always gotten what we've asked for. There are no guarantees, of course, but they will accommodate you if they can. Like PP said, if they don't have you in a room you like, ask to move. If they can, they will.

I know the resort is pretty full next week, but I'm hoping to be where I ask (in Oak Manor...I'll be pretty miserable carrying my kids & all their stuff up the stairs in AB at the end of the day if they put me over there. But a room at the far side of the resort is still MUCH MUCH closer to where I want to be than here at home!!)
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:27 AM   #637
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Does anyone know if all the rooms in AB have the read/blue bedspread above or are there some that have this one below?

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Old 09-26-2009, 10:57 AM   #638
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Does anyone know if all the rooms in AB have the read/blue bedspread above or are there some that have this one below?

All AB rooms have the Blue/Red bedspreads since the last refurb, the photo above is very out of date. Mind you, that didn't stop Disney using it on their brand new WDW website earlier in the year though.

Oh, and don't expect a small palm tree in your room either. LOL

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Thanks for the quick response!

MIL doesn't like the AB "look" so I think we are going to request and pray for a room in the mansions.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:13 PM   #640
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Can you print Southwest boarding passes at POR? If so, where?
Or, what about at Guest Services in the parks - do they do it there?
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:07 AM   #641
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Can you print Southwest boarding passes at POR? If so, where?
Concierge desk should be able to help you if they are not too busy, not sure whether it's an official service though.

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Old 09-27-2009, 07:46 AM   #642
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Woo Hoo we will be there in November, Cant wait.....
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:26 PM   #643
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I just booked 2 nights at POR in December for a quick holiday trip. I am so excited!!!

I have only stayed at POR once with a friend and it was only one night and we were at the resort for a total of about 10 hours so this is like my first stay there and it will be my family's first stay there.

I want a room in Alligator Bayou - what building should we request? We will be driving so location of the bus stops is not important and we will be eating at the Food Court a lot. Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:16 PM   #644
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I just booked 2 nights at POR in December for a quick holiday trip. I am so excited!!!

I have only stayed at POR once with a friend and it was only one night and we were at the resort for a total of about 10 hours so this is like my first stay there and it will be my family's first stay there.

I want a room in Alligator Bayou - what building should we request? We will be driving so location of the bus stops is not important and we will be eating at the Food Court a lot. Thanks in advance!!!
I think we'll be there at the same time! We arrive Dec 11 for 3 nights.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:05 AM   #645
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Can you print Southwest boarding passes at POR? If so, where?
Or, what about at Guest Services in the parks - do they do it there?
Concierge printed passes for me at POR. The staff at the resort is extremely helpful

Boarding passes can be printed at Guest Services in the parks
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