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Old 01-05-2013, 09:58 AM   #2116
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Thanks for waiting. So now, if you'd like to check out the site again (www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php) you'll find that all of the Port Orleans building floor plans have been magically upgraded with pixie dust and now include all of the room category information too (plus details of the Accessible room locations while I was at it).

I would like to pass on my grateful personal thanks to the manager at the resort who provided me with a spreadsheet detailing all of the category information (all 3,056 lines of it!!) and then gave me permission to use that list to cross-reference the information into my new floor plans.

This whole project has been a lot of work (and I mean a LOT of work!) but I'm really happy with the end results and I hope people will find the information useful. Hopefully it should also help answer more of the "so are there any River View/Water View/King Beds in the preferred buildings?" type questions which we've been seeing a lot of recently.

Please could I ask that people do not bombard the resort with requests for specific room numbers though. This info is better used as a general guide rather than as a "checklist for the perfect vacation". It's still preferable to let them know WHAT you want from your room and WHY, rather than requesting one specific room number (which might not even be available during your stay).

Enjoy! I'm going to go and lie down somewhere quiet now...

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Aw, shucks, thanks...

By the way, I forgot to mention in my earlier post that I've also compiled PDF versions for each area (POR-AB, POR-MB and POFQ) which can be downloaded for viewing locally. Download them via:

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OMG! Andre, you rock my world! I'm so glad we're staying at POR, for no other reason than these threads and your website! Absolutely AMAZEBALLS. I really can't thank you enough. I am so excited about our trip; I wish it was next month instead of 9 months away!
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #2117
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Andre..thanks for the layouts that show the details of the views. I do have a question. Are the rooms with the Murphy beds spread out all across the AB area or are they in specific buildings?
They are in every room in the Alligator Bayou section, including all the King Bed rooms. Not in the mansion buildings though. I don't know about the Disability Accessible rooms though, I'm guessing that the extra wardrobe probably takes up too much space there.

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They are in every room in the Alligator Bayou section, including all the King Bed rooms. Not in the mansion buildings though. I don't know about the Disability Accessible rooms though, I'm guessing that the extra wardrobe probably takes up too much space there.

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Hmmmm.... that is VERY interesting about them being in the king bed rooms. Does that mean that would be a bookable category for a party of 3? (Thinking ahead for next fall when DH comes along....)
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #2119
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Just booked our first stay at POR for May 2013!

Had debated back and forth forever on going with POR or AOA suite. Sat down last night to book AOA, but when it came down to it, I just couldn't swallow the cost! Decided to go with POR instead, and I'm very happy with that now.

I see so many posts about people requesting rooms close to the main building/transportation, etc. I just have to ask - am I the only one that wants to be out in the boonies? Just looking at the pics, I think it would be great to be "lost" somewhere out in the back of the bayou, lol! We have small children, but the walking doesn't deter me at all. Just curious if I'm the only oddball.
Def not.. we prefer the outter buildings also..
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Another who prefers the further out buildings. I love the 37, 38, 39 area personally.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #2121
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Thanks for the clarification. Last year we stayed in the preferred rooms and this year we have the garden view. I'm just so excited about going in June. I'm certainly counting down.
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OK, I confess, the storage thing has me worried. Our trip is 2 weeks long. Yes, for the first time ever I am going to have to do laundry in WDW. But it is still my vacation so I will only be doing a couple of loads, 1 time, mid trip.

As I see it, perhaps I better start saving wire dry cleaning type hangers to hang shirts and shorts in the closet and save the drawers for things that can't hang?

And where does everyone keep their suitcases? In the closet? We will probably have 4 with us.

TIA!

ETA: We are booked in a non-Royal room and are hoping to be in Magnolia Bend, somewhere.
Target and Walmart have a hanging collapsible organizer for 15$. You can try that.

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We have booked standard room in Mansions, I requested top floor wasn't sure of where to request ??
Well could help you again this year too lol?
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:03 AM   #2123
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Andre, thanks for your work on the Port Orleans website. I didn't realize that was you....I just figured you were a very helpful DISboards poster who REALLY likes POR

As someone planning her first visit, I have used this thread and the POR a lot

One general question; if we booked through a TA, can I still send a room request fax, or does that need to go through the TA? I just want to make sure I have the best chance of getting connecting rooms for our visit.....

Thanks very much
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Thanks for waiting. So now, if you'd like to check out the site again (www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php) you'll find that all of the Port Orleans building floor plans have been magically upgraded with pixie dust and now include all of the room category information too (plus details of the Accessible room locations while I was at it).

I would like to pass on my grateful personal thanks to the manager at the resort who provided me with a spreadsheet detailing all of the category information (all 3,056 lines of it!!) and then gave me permission to use that list to cross-reference the information into my new floor plans.

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Please could I ask that people do not bombard the resort with requests for specific room numbers though. This info is better used as a general guide rather than as a "checklist for the perfect vacation". It's still preferable to let them know WHAT you want from your room and WHY, rather than requesting one specific room number (which might not even be available during your stay).

Enjoy! I'm going to go and lie down somewhere quiet now...

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THANK YOU! THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH! This is amazing, Andre! I really can't thank you enough!
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Target and Walmart have a hanging collapsible organizer for 15$. You can try that.
I might, but I am worried about the hanging space it will take in the closet. I think with 4 suitcases I am going to need to put those in there, and will need things that can hang "above" them, KWIM? Our suitcases are all 29" tall, so I can't even put one inside the other to save space.
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Well could help you again this year too lol?
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Hmmmm.... that is VERY interesting about them being in the king bed rooms. Does that mean that would be a bookable category for a party of 3? (Thinking ahead for next fall when DH comes along....)
I've already asked that question, and at the moment it is not possible for King Bed category rooms to be booked for more than two people. However that is a limitation of the booking system (which does not know about the upgrade) rather than the rooms themselves, which would take three people easily.

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I've already asked that question, and at the moment it is not possible for King Bed category rooms to be booked for more than two people. However that is a limitation of the booking system (which does not know about the upgrade) rather than the rooms themselves, which would take three people easily.

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Thanks!!
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Andre, thanks for your work on the Port Orleans website. I didn't realize that was you....I just figured you were a very helpful DISboards poster who REALLY likes POR

As someone planning her first visit, I have used this thread and the POR a lot

One general question; if we booked through a TA, can I still send a room request fax, or does that need to go through the TA? I just want to make sure I have the best chance of getting connecting rooms for our visit.....

Thanks very much
Yes you can still send in room request faxes I booked through AAA travel agents and sent mine in.
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