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Old 11-10-2012, 04:47 PM   #931
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Thanks Andre for this great thread and the web site. I cannot believe that after almost 2 year of lurking finally I will see the resort by myself.

Thanks to Venon for his helpulfs comments and "inside information.

Two nights more and we will be having a great time, because we are sure it will be fun. !!
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:16 PM   #932
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I'm going to ask a silly question here.....
Is there any chance of getting turndown service at POR? My last 4 trips to WDW have all been at deluxe resorts (several CL stays), and one of my favorite aspects of these resorts was coming back to the room freshened up and the bed turned down. Is there any chance of this happening at POR?

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:43 PM   #933
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Second, yes I would suggest faxing too. "Calling the resort" just gets you through to an off-site WDW call center, where they can only check what's showing on your computer reservation. If you fax 3-5 days out, your fax goes directly to the room assignment team at the resort who can block out a room for you if applicable.
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Thanks for the response. So does anyone have a standard fax sheet request? Lay it on thick or just be very specific.

My DH doesn't land until 3:35 at MCO so after ME he will be getting there at later than the "regular" check in time. Unfortunately, Thursday afternoon is an odd time to check in! So maybe on-line is the way to go???
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #934
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In response to the posts about RR's looking worn already, one thing I noticed and felt upon staying in our Royal room in August was that it looked as if they rushed to get these rooms finished. One of the leaves on the lights above the sinks was pushed upward, there was an open gap between the moulding and wall in the bathroom, a hole in some grout, and the lightswitch plates were really away from the walls with a visible gap in between. I was overall happy with the room, but it left the impression that they didn't take their time to finish it right.
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Thanks Andre for this great thread and the web site. I cannot believe that after almost 2 year of lurking finally I will see the resort by myself.

Thanks to Venon for his helpulfs comments and "inside information.

Two nights more and we will be having a great time, because we are sure it will be fun. !!
Yeah no problem I love to help. Have a magical vacation!!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:17 PM   #936
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I'm going to ask a silly question here.....
Is there any chance of getting turndown service at POR?
Well for the price difference between a moderate and a deluxe for a couple of weeks, I could maybe fly over from the UK and turn down your sheets each night for you?

(Well you did say you were going to ask a silly question )

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Well for the price difference between a moderate and a deluxe for a couple of weeks, I could maybe fly over from the UK and turn down your sheets each night for you?

(Well you did say you were going to ask a silly question )

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Old 11-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #938
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I just posted a ton more pictures on the Riverside picture thread. There are still more to come, maybe tonight, maybe not until next weekend. Who knows!

Here's one of my favorites that I posted today.


POR 211 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
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In response to the posts about RR's looking worn already, one thing I noticed and felt upon staying in our Royal room in August was that it looked as if they rushed to get these rooms finished. One of the leaves on the lights above the sinks was pushed upward, there was an open gap between the moulding and wall in the bathroom, a hole in some grout, and the lightswitch plates were really away from the walls with a visible gap in between. I was overall happy with the room, but it left the impression that they didn't take their time to finish it right.
I was just wondering what building you were in? We are going in late January RGR, garden view. I was considering requesting a room close to bridge. Thinking that maybe I should request something farther out instead. I would think the closer rooms are just so much more popular.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:12 PM   #940
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Room Assignment Question

Hi All!
Just a question, DH and I have requested a Garden View room in the Mansions section, when I called Disney reservations to confirm everything (I'm a bit type A) The woman on the telephone told me that there are no garden view rooms in the mansion section, and that we would more than likely be placed in the AB section of the resort. Can anyone verify for me if this is true or false? We are going from Dec 3-10

We would ideally prefer to be in the Mansions section rather than AB, as this is our 5th anniversary trip, and they looked a little more "romantic" than the AB section.

I appreciate all of your thoughts and advice!
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #941
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Yes, they have garden view rooms in the mansions. In fact, you can actually book those - they are an upgrade from standard rooms. We had garden view rooms at Acadia House in May, and Magnolia House in October. They were both very quiet locations, with nice views of the landscaping.

I don't know if the cast member meant that if you hadn't paid for the upgrade, you wouldn't be assigned that type of room, but if that's what she meant, that's what she should have said. I hope you get the room you want - good luck.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #942
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I was just wondering what building you were in? We are going in late January RGR, garden view. I was considering requesting a room close to bridge. Thinking that maybe I should request something farther out instead. I would think the closer rooms are just so much more popular.

That was my exact logic and I requested Parterre instead of Oak (plus I thought the fountain and garden were prettier). We got upgraded from garden to riverview in the center of the building. AWESOME location! Beautiful view, convenient to elevator, parking lot, and walkway to bridge. I didn't think it was particularly far to walk to south depot, quiet pool, or main areas.
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That was my exact logic and I requested Parterre instead of Oak (plus I thought the fountain and garden were prettier). We got upgraded from garden to riverview in the center of the building. AWESOME location! Beautiful view, convenient to elevator, parking lot, and walkway to bridge. I didn't think it was particularly far to walk to south depot, quiet pool, or main areas.
That sounds so beautifully! How great that you were upgraded to riverview I think you just made up my mind, lol. No matter where we are I'm sure it will be great.
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That sounds so beautifully! How great that you were upgraded to riverview I think you just made up my mind, lol. No matter where we are I'm sure it will be great.
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Hi All!
Just a question, DH and I have requested a Garden View room in the Mansions section, when I called Disney reservations to confirm everything (I'm a bit type A) The woman on the telephone told me that there are no garden view rooms in the mansion section, and that we would more than likely be placed in the AB section of the resort. Can anyone verify for me if this is true or false? We are going from Dec 3-10

We would ideally prefer to be in the Mansions section rather than AB, as this is our 5th anniversary trip, and they looked a little more "romantic" than the AB section.

I appreciate all of your thoughts and advice!
Def untrue! Sorry that CM was giving out false info. There are most def GV rooms in the mansion section.
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