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Old 10-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #226
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It is official; I'm now a resort changer. We've switched from POFQ to POR Royal Room to save money on our room only reservation. With the new promotion French Quarter was only discounted 5% but, as you know, Riverside gets a 30% discount.

Now we're sure to find a time & opportunity to stop in to catch a Yee-Haw Bob show. The only down side I see is that I have a much more active thread to keep track of over here

Thanks, Andre, for all the time and work you put into keeping both of these plus your wonderful portorleans.org loaded with great information.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:46 PM   #227
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The countdown begins...

Just booked my first ever Disney Vacation. So excited
I booked with the S/P/D deal that is out for Disney Visa holders. What a savings. Not what I was hoping for with FD, but I am definitely not complaining. Made all my table service reservations, except for one. That one will haunt me as to what to pick...lol

Happy planning everyone!!!
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #228
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Thank you, I sure will!
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #229
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WE are trying to decide on a resort for next year so thanks for this thread!
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:29 PM   #230
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I wish I had the Visa card, but its still a year or so away before Canada gets it

So, there will be some sort of discount coming soon for non-card holders.....even if you book directly through Disney and not a TA? Right now we are booked for February during one of the "cheaper" weeks, 4 nights 11th-15th.
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I wish I had the Visa card, but its still a year or so away before Canada gets it

So, there will be some sort of discount coming soon for non-card holders.....even if you book directly through Disney and not a TA? Right now we are booked for February during one of the "cheaper" weeks, 4 nights 11th-15th.
Are they seriously talking about a Disney Visa for Canadians?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #232
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I wish I had the Visa card, but its still a year or so away before Canada gets it

So, there will be some sort of discount coming soon for non-card holders.....even if you book directly through Disney and not a TA? Right now we are booked for February during one of the "cheaper" weeks, 4 nights 11th-15th.
I read somewhere that the Visa promo is supposed to open up to the public on the 10th.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:22 PM   #233
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Can anyone tell me, from experience, which room to request? I booked a Royal River View room. I want a nice view, but I also am looking for convenience: close to bridge to south depot bus stop and main building. Should I ask for first or second floor?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #234
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Can anyone tell me, from experience, which room to request? I booked a Royal River View room. I want a nice view, but I also am looking for convenience: close to bridge to south depot bus stop and main building. Should I ask for first or second floor?
We just got back a couple of days ago and had a Garden View RR in Parterre Place. I was taking mental notes for when I go back in January with my DDs and thinking about booking a river view. With a river view I would request a second floor for a better view as the landscaping could possibly interfere with a view in some areas.
For your other requests I would request Oak Manor. It is a little closer to all that. The very end of Parterre Place is the farthest area of the mansions section.
Hope that helps some! Of course the more specific you get with requests, the more limited amt of rooms there are, so make sure you prioritize your requests to what is most important to you. Good luck! We loved POR! The Royal Rooms are beautiful.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #235
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Are they seriously talking about a Disney Visa for Canadians?
I spoke with Disney Visa in DTD a couple weeks ago and they said its currently in development, especially because Chase just keeps on growing in Canada and we should expect it within the next year or two. Hope so!!!!

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I read somewhere that the Visa promo is supposed to open up to the public on the 10th.
How can we access it and can it be used directly booking with Disney?
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:54 AM   #236
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We just got back a couple of days ago and had a Garden View RR in Parterre Place. I was taking mental notes for when I go back in January with my DDs and thinking about booking a river view. With a river view I would request a second floor for a better view as the landscaping could possibly interfere with a view in some areas.
For your other requests I would request Oak Manor. It is a little closer to all that. The very end of Parterre Place is the farthest area of the mansions section.
Hope that helps some! Of course the more specific you get with requests, the more limited amt of rooms there are, so make sure you prioritize your requests to what is most important to you. Good luck! We loved POR! The Royal Rooms are beautiful.
Thank you, I'll call disney today to request oak manor second floor, close to bridge. Cheers!
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:53 AM   #237
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Just completed online checkin!!!! WOOHOO!!!!! We have a Royal Room garden view & requested Oak Manor.......very excited!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:12 AM   #238
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I think my plans are finally set in stone. With the new discount we are booked at POR in a Royal Room for 7 nights, Jan 4-11!
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:55 AM   #239
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Just back.

I just wanted to thank you all for all the great advice I gleamed from this thread. I really don't post much but have been lurking for over a year planning our 1st Disney Trip.

It was AWESOME!

We stayed at POR- In the alligator bayou side. Building 24- right by quiet pool and laundry. Which worked out great because it was so hot- I needed to do laundry more than I had planned.

Resort was peaceful and we loved the boat to DTD. Food was yummy at resort. My DD loved the make your own pasta bar.

DTD- was a hit! Kids loved the lego store and Build a Dino.

My favorite park was AK. We just had the best day there. Missed Festival of the Lion King. but saw almost everything else. Had lunch at Yak and Yeti. Yummy!

Never even made it to the FantasyLand part of MK. bummer- but our MK day was so HOT HOT we melted soon after lunch. And we have Hoop Dee Doo that evening.

Epcot was fun- not a real fan of all the people drinking because of food and wine. We saw more than a few dads quite drunk pushing around kids sleeping in strollers. We loved Soarin and Mission Earth.

It poured on our HS evening, and F! was canceled. It was ok though- we were pretty tired and happy to get back to resort.

Overall a wonderful vacation. WE were there 9/29-10/5, and DH said to plan another trip in a couple years. I think I will try for Nov/Dec 2014.
Thanks again for all the advice.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:00 PM   #240
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I'm wondering, do they play music from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, etc. at POR outside like they do at POFQ? I hope the answer is yes.
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