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Old 11-25-2012, 05:30 AM   #1216
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Well, we are back from our first POR stay! We did manage to enjoy our time there, even with the issues at home.
I'm so glad you decided to go and managed to have a good time regardless; you'd probably have kicked yourself later on if you'd allowed the thieves to steal your vacation from you as well as the physical stuff. I hope everything is going OK with sorting stuff out at home now.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:35 AM   #1217
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My friend just got back from POR. She said they had a FANTASTIC time! Crowds were crazy but that was expected.

Buses were great.... wait times were reasonable. Boatwrights and counter service food was good.

Their only minor complaint was that they booked a preferred room and none were available and she does not think the beds in the AB section were true queens. She said they seemed small but comfy.

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:14 AM   #1218
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Their only minor complaint was that they booked a preferred room and non were available and she does not think the beds in the AB section were true queens. She said they seemed small but comfy.
That's a bit annoying - did they get upgraded, or offered a refund?

And the beds are all definitely Queens (well, apart from the Kings anyway).

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:25 AM   #1219
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That's a bit annoying - did they get upgraded, or offered a refund?
They got a refund and the staff was very apologetic she said. They are the type of people that do not allow minor issues to ruin a vacation!
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:40 AM   #1220
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Hey all...
I'm hours away from booking a 9-night stay at POR in a Royal Guest Room, and I think we're going to go for a garden view. Can anyone give me some ideas of where these rooms may be located within the 2 royal mansions? Any requests we should make? I think the only thing we'd really be adamant about is not being on the 1st floor.

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Old 11-25-2012, 10:05 AM   #1221
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I'm hours away from booking a 9-night stay at POR in a Royal Guest Room, and I think we're going to go for a garden view. Can anyone give me some ideas of where these rooms may be located within the 2 royal mansions? Any requests we should make? I think the only thing we'd really be adamant about is not being on the 1st floor.

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Garden views will be facing the landscaped gardens.

You can request floor other than first floor.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:03 AM   #1222
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It does not matter what floor. Disney uses similar toilets to cruise ships. They are very high capacity flush toilets that cause less issues with toilet back-ups. Thus less interruption to the guests. All you have to do is close the bathroom door and you will not hear it.

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Not true! We heard it through the ceiling and not just the flushing.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:24 AM   #1223
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Just booked for January. So excited!
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #1224
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My friend just got back from POR. She said they had a FANTASTIC time! Crowds were crazy but that was expected.

Buses were great.... wait times were reasonable. Boatwrights and counter service food was good.

Their only minor complaint was that they booked a preferred room and none were available and she does not think the beds in the AB section were true queens. She said they seemed small but comfy.
They were true queens. The headboards were for the old doubles and made them appear to look smaller but once in them dh and I had plenty of room. W sleep in a queen at home and took our usual spots with the same amount of room. I only say that because dh asked me when we first got in the room because they didn't look add big as they were. The Murphy bed was a hit.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #1225
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Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends by the way. (If anyone who is at POR at the moment has a chance to check to see if Boatwright's is doing any special meal options today, and maybe grab a photo of the menu, that'd be really useful!)

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We just got back from POR last night. We had a fantastic time! Sorry, didn't gets pics of the menu, but the first evening we were there my (grown) kids came back to the room talking about the person taking pictures of the food in the restaurant. They didn't believe me when I told them it was probably a DISer taking pics to put on here.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:45 PM   #1226
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Just wanted to share...80 more days for us!!!
Cannot wait to get back home to POR. Plane tickets bought, room and dining almost paid for. Now to save up some spending money. This will be tough with Christmas in the way.
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If I order from amazon how far out should I order? What address do I put for delivery? We are in the royal rooms. Thanks!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:42 PM   #1228
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If I order from amazon how far out should I order? What address do I put for delivery? We are in the royal rooms. Thanks!
See the sticky regarding shipping to your resort; definitely follow the instructions, especially the address and carrier.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:02 PM   #1229
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BOOKED! We will be staying in a Royal Room for 9 nights! We've requested Oak Manor, since we will be travelling with family, who have booked a standard room at the resort. They are going to request Magnolia Terrace, so we can be as close to each other as possible. We did go for the garden view, and my question is this.... Is there any chance we'll be on the side of the buildings facing the main building/river? I know that we've not booked a river view, and I'm not expecting one, but I guess what I'm asking is if all the rooms on the side of the buildings facing the river are considered river view.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:51 PM   #1230
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We did go for the garden view, and my question is this.... Is there any chance we'll be on the side of the buildings facing the main building/river?
Yes, you could well be on the river side of the buildings, not directly overlooking it but to the side for example. Standard view is more likely to be the parking lot side.

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