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Old 01-04-2013, 09:14 AM   #2056
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Yes that is true.
I need to buy that man a drink then (although I am sure a donation will suffice.) We (meaning me) love that site. Between the pictures and the room info I've been taking up a considerable amount of his bandwidth.

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So, if you book preferred you could get a river view room or are those only reserved for people who booked river view rooms?

I booked preferred and would love a river view in a preferred building but is that even possible? I just don't want a parking lot view so I guess the other view options in preferred are garden views?
Well river view even in preferred is still a slight charge more. But if you were to put it into your request then maybe you might get some magic sprinkled.

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In fact, there are 16 rooms there which are officially classed as River View, 1409-1416 (ground) and 1441-1448 (upstairs).

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Where I agree with you they are classified river view. I when visited as a guest and even now disagree with Disney Classifying them as RV. There is quite a bit of obstruction on the other rooms to see the river. The ones I listed are un-obstructed views.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #2059
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I need to buy that man a drink then (although I am sure a donation will suffice.) We (meaning me) love that site. Between the pictures and the room info I've been taking up a considerable amount of his bandwidth.
Many thanks for the compliments, I'm glad I could help. And don't worry there should be plenty of bandwidth left. A small donation via the link on the site homepage is always welcome to help offset the running costs though, thank you very much for offering.

Actually, out of interest I just checked the server stats, and for 2012 PortOrleans.org shows the following info (and this is excluding search engine bots, etc):

654,355 visits (with 2.21 visits per unique visitor)
4,996,184 pages served (average of 7.63 pages per Visit)
46,179,184 item 'hits' (average of 70.57 hits per visit)
5,479.24 GB data served (average of 8.78 MB per visit)

Wow, that's a lot of Port Orleans fans! The peak month was March (65,273 visits) which purely by coincidence was when the Royal Guest Rooms opened...

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Hello! I booked a royal room at POR, are there any specific room requests I should make?
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I booked standard view, btw
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In fact, there are 16 rooms there which are officially classed as River View, 1409-1416 (ground) and 1441-1448 (upstairs).


Booking a "Preferred Location" room category could give you a standard (i.e. parking lot) or a garden outlook in buildings 14, 15, 18 or 27. It would not normally give you a King Bed room, nor a water/river view, as even within buildings 14/15/18/27 those room types fall into the King/Water/River booking payment categories. Of course you might get upgraded to what is technically a different category.

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Thanks for that clarification Andre.


I'm not really concerned with any obstacles hindering my view. In fact, at the mods we normallly keep the shades closed when we are in the room because of traffic walk by. I do enjoy the view when we are out on the walkway though!

We took the river view option for the new discount for location, because we have one ressie linked to ours (3 rooms) with a group of 5 so we know we're going to be in AB. Having the river view means we know we'll be in one of 3 buildings (14, 27, and 38). We like the location of all 3, and having a room facing the river makes getting to the pool and main building a breeze!

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I even brought my Keurig coffee maker!
While on the subject of coffee...

I know that the rooms have those Cuisinart pod machines now. For anyone who's been there since the change, how does the coffee Disney provides taste? I'm wondering if I need to go buy some pods for us to bring, or if the pods they're putting in the rooms are decent.

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Hello! I booked a royal room at POR, are there any specific room requests I should make?
As I don't know you, that's hard to answer. Are there any specific things that you want?

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Well river view even in preferred is still a slight charge more. But if you were to put it into your request then maybe you might get some magic sprinkled.



Where I agree with you they are classified river view. I when visited as a guest and even now disagree with Disney Classifying them as RV. There is quite a bit of obstruction on the other rooms to see the river. The ones I listed are un-obstructed views.
WOuld it be best if I booked a preferred room to then request a top level, non-parking lot view room close to everything? DO I really need to request a certain building or are all the preferred buildings in a good location? I don't think I want a pool view as it may be loud....we prefer somewhat quiet but I just don't want parking lot view......We are booked for April!!!!!My 7year old is going to love the water wheel!!!!
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While on the subject of coffee...

I know that the rooms have those Cuisinart pod machines now. For anyone who's been there since the change, how does the coffee Disney provides taste? I'm wondering if I need to go buy some pods for us to bring, or if the pods they're putting in the rooms are decent.

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To me they taste similar to Folger's Regular Coffee just repackaged. Its ok, but if you like the hazelnut flavored or caramel flavored then you may want to bring some.

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I booked standard view, btw
Well this is often a argued point but, IMO Oak building is more beneficial for a Standard Room. Because you can go right out the way towards the parking lot and see a bus stop if you want to head strait to a park. Or you can go towards the river and take the foot bridge over to the main building and enjoy the gift shop, food court, Main Bus Depot, Boat Wrights, Etc...
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WOuld it be best if I booked a preferred room to then request a top level, non-parking lot view room close to everything? DO I really need to request a certain building or are all the preferred buildings in a good location? I don't think I want a pool view as it may be loud....we prefer somewhat quiet but I just don't want parking lot view......We are booked for April!!!!!My 7year old is going to love the water wheel!!!!
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WOuld it be best if I booked a preferred room to then request a top level, non-parking lot view room close to everything? DO I really need to request a certain building or are all the preferred buildings in a good location?
Personally I'd suggest just booking Preferred and requesting upper floor, non parking-lot view. No need to over-complicate things, and that way you'll give them the best chance of trying to match what you actually want, rather than trying to match a building number too.

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To me they taste similar to Folger's Regular Coffee just repackaged. Its ok, but if you like the hazelnut flavored or caramel flavored then you may want to bring some.
Thanks, Venom. We might buy some Wolfgang Puck pods just in case. We aren't too into flavors, but we do like good coffee.
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Thanks, Venom. We might buy some Wolfgang Puck pods just in case. We aren't too into flavors, but we do like good coffee.
Yes I have some of the wolfgang's now in my Keurig Caddy!!!
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