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Old 02-03-2011, 02:04 AM   #3811
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Interesting, when was that? The latest info I have (I forgot about the change to seperate the OKW service) was:

On 21 May 2009, the new dock for the rebuilt Treehouse Villas will open for public use. When this happens, the DVC resort boats departing from Downtown Disney will run two separate routes — one service from Pleasure Island to Old Key West (with green flags and signs) and the other from Pleasure Island to Saratoga Springs and the Treehouse Villas (with blue flags and signs). The continuing Port Orleans service from the Marketplace dock will be marked with yellow flags and signs.

I wonder if they've moved the dock for the SSR/Treehouses service now? If so, I need to update my site!

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This was in mid Oct. We were there Oct 9th-17th. The boat went directly from the dock behind Rainforest Cafe to Saratoga Springs.
The captains made a point of telling everyone that the line on the right was going to the PO resorts and the line on the left was going to Saratoga Springs.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:38 AM   #3812
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Many thanks for the ferry route updates everyone, I've now updated my Sassagoula River Cruise page, should be fully accurate now I hope!

Well, apart from the fact that I still need to get a full list of all the boat names - maybe someone here can help? I'm missing about six, so perhaps you've got a photo showing the name of one of the boats that I haven't got listed? (I've got: Cresent City Queen, Delta Lady, Louisiana Lady, Saratoga Queen, Memphis Miss, Azalea Bloom, Magnolia Blossom and Blossom Queen)

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Old 02-03-2011, 11:17 AM   #3813
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Good Morning!

Just did my online check in (10 days!!!)

However, this time it was WAY more restricted in room requests. I know I would like Bldg. 4 or 5, however 5 is just starting the refurb correct?

DH likes to be by the food/bar and I want to be close to the laundry as last time, I did several loads one day. Boy was it nice to come home and not have to be doing laundry for the next two days.

Anyone else going to be there Valentines week??
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Good Morning!

Just did my online check in (10 days!!!)

However, this time it was WAY more restricted in room requests. I know I would like Bldg. 4 or 5, however 5 is just starting the refurb correct?

DH likes to be by the food/bar and I want to be close to the laundry as last time, I did several loads one day. Boy was it nice to come home and not have to be doing laundry for the next two days.

Anyone else going to be there Valentines week??
Me!!!

I did my on-line check-in two days ago. I didn't request ANYTHING through the on-line check-in. I did, however, call Disney Travel to make sure that my requests are in their system and to verify that even if I did on-line check-in, my phone-in request would still get looked at and considered. The CM told me that if I pick up my packet at the on-line check-in desk and my requests were not honored, then I could try again at that time to have my room assignment changed. I thought that even if the CM is wrong, if I don't get a refurbished room, I will just get in the regular check-in line and see if they have anything available (which I am thinking shouldn't be a problem since I am checking in early in the day).

What is your arrival date? Mine is the 11th! We check out on Friday, the 18th. DH's birthday is Valentine's Day and our wedding anniversary is on the 16th.
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Just returned from POFQ yesterday, and loved it! We were in 4310, and the walk to the bus stop was amazingly short - which was great when carrying a sleeping kid. The referb'd room was beautiful, but the sheets were really noisy (yes, weird comment) and the comforter was a pretty stiff still. No noticeable paint smells.

Only issue with the resort was that the pool heater was broken the day we were going swimming, and the pool was frigid! They got it fixed though for swimmers later in the week.

A CM said an interesting thing to us though. As we were heading to the bus the first day (in full princess gear), she said something like "come back in 2012 - Riverside is getting princess rooms". And then she walked away. So take that with a grain of salt...

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Old 02-03-2011, 02:23 PM   #3817
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Just returned from POFQ yesterday, and loved it! We were in 4310, and the walk to the bus stop was amazingly short - which was great when carrying a sleeping kid. The referb'd room was beautiful, but the sheets were really noisy (yes, weird comment) and the comforter was a pretty stiff still. No noticeable paint smells.

Only issue with the resort was that the pool heater was broken the day we were going swimming, and the pool was frigid! They got it fixed though for swimmers later in the week.

A CM said an interesting thing to us though. As we were heading to the bus the first day (in full princess gear), she said something like "come back in 2012 - Riverside is getting princess rooms". And then she walked away. So take that with a grain of salt...

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A while back, there was concept art for Princess and Haunted Mansion themed rooms that were rumored to be at POR and/or POFQ, much like the Pirate rooms at CBR. It's possible that a portion of Riverside will contain themed rooms, though I'm willing to bet those themed rooms will be in a far-flung location and have a premium price. It'll be interesting to see if the Princess rooms really do happen!

So glad to hear you enjoyed POFQ. Sorry about the pool heater. Maybe the comforter and sheets will be less stiff with use, but as far as use goes in hotel room it's better to get new stuff. : )

Thanks for your information.
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Me!!!

I did my on-line check-in two days ago. I didn't request ANYTHING through the on-line check-in. I did, however, call Disney Travel to make sure that my requests are in their system and to verify that even if I did on-line check-in, my phone-in request would still get looked at and considered. The CM told me that if I pick up my packet at the on-line check-in desk and my requests were not honored, then I could try again at that time to have my room assignment changed. I thought that even if the CM is wrong, if I don't get a refurbished room, I will just get in the regular check-in line and see if they have anything available (which I am thinking shouldn't be a problem since I am checking in early in the day).

What is your arrival date? Mine is the 11th! We check out on Friday, the 18th. DH's birthday is Valentine's Day and our wedding anniversary is on the 16th.

How exciting and Congrats!!

DH and I get in on the 13th and leave on the 19th. If you see a couple in their mid 30's (DH has a bright red goatee), run over and say hi! I cant wait to be back.

I thought the online check in was sorely lacking in requests. When I did it in July you could type in what you wanted and were not stuck with just the 4 options. We booked a room with a king size bed, since it just the two of us. Last time we were in Bldg 5, right in the front it was glorious!

I guess I will give reservations a call and see if I can put my request for preference that way. I will try the fax also. Even if we dont get a referbed room, its not a big deal (to much).
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How exciting and Congrats!!

DH and I get in on the 13th and leave on the 19th. If you see a couple in their mid 30's (DH has a bright red goatee), run over and say hi!
Will do! I don't think we have any features that would lead you to recognize us...years ago I would have said,"Look for the crazy blonde lady with six sons following her", but four of them are adults now, so we look pretty typical with two sons ages 7 and 13.
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Just checked in! (actually sitting at the bus stop as.we speak lol). I took some photos of the refurbished room to share!



Hidden Mickey!


Close up of bed


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Really enjoying our time here so far, off to Fantasmic!
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:16 PM   #3821
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they look really nice!! we booked por for september 2011. now im wondering if we should switch to french quarter
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