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Old 01-12-2013, 07:58 AM   #2506
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As for why someone in Birmingham UK is running a Port Orleans tribute website.... I've sometimes wonderded that myself!! But no, I don't work for WDW, and basically at heart I'm just a fan of the place who has been visiting the parks since 1989. As the internet developed out of the usenet newsgroups and modem-based bulletin boards, I found myself answering the same sort of questions time and time again in the online forums so I thought I'd set up an online FAQ list, and upload some photos there, so I would be able to just point people to this new website to save a lot of time......

... well that worked out well then didn't it?

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:13 AM   #2507
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so I thought I'd set up an online FAQ list, and upload some photos there, so I would be able to just point people to this new website to save a lot of time......

... well that worked out well then didn't it?
Yeah, seems like a great timesaver.

It is an awesome site and I'm glad you decided to save some time.

Just out of curiosity, how often do you make it to POR?
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:36 AM   #2508
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Does anyone happen to have a picture of a "river view" booking category room in the AB section? Im curious what the view from outside your door would look like? Thanks
I have some pics from our room in building 14 back in 2011. I'll post them as soon as I find them.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:53 AM   #2509
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I just want to clarify something. We are booked at POR for June 6 - 15th. We are a family of 6 with our littlest being 2. We will obviously be in an AB room. We tried to book preferred or a riverside room, but none were available. We did however score a garden view. When the hubby called to have our requests added to our reservation, the Cm said there are garden view rooms in building 14 and 15. I thought these were ONLY preferred rooms meaning unless you booked a preferred room, the chances of being able to stay in those buildings were slim to none. The CM insisted that his puter said that 14 and 15 had garden view rooms, so we put in our request for building 14, 15, and 16. (I am thinking about calling back and having building 17 added just to be safe.) Does building 14 have garden view rooms that aren't preferred? Any chance for me to have my requests honored for building 14 or 15 with just a regular garden view room booked?
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:07 AM   #2510
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I just want to clarify something. We are booked at POR for June 6 - 15th. We are a family of 6 with our littlest being 2. We will obviously be in an AB room. We tried to book preferred or a riverside room, but none were available. We did however score a garden view. When the hubby called to have our requests added to our reservation, the Cm said there are garden view rooms in building 14 and 15. I thought these were ONLY preferred rooms meaning unless you booked a preferred room, the chances of being able to stay in those buildings were slim to none. The CM insisted that his puter said that 14 and 15 had garden view rooms, so we put in our request for building 14, 15, and 16. (I am thinking about calling back and having building 17 added just to be safe.) Does building 14 have garden view rooms that aren't preferred? Any chance for me to have my requests honored for building 14 or 15 with just a regular garden view room booked?
Sorry you ran into another ill advised CM. But 14 and 15 are preferred! I would try for building 16 or 17 those are normal AB rooms with Some GV categories in them. 17 is closer to the laundry and quiet pool, where 16 is closer to the main building but not by much. Well 14 and 15 are 100% preferred so it could happen very small chance but it could happen. But it is more likely with no availability you will probably be in 17 if you have that added to your requests.

You could always PM me and I will look into it more for you.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:11 AM   #2511
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I just have a question . My mother will be with me and we will be booking a room at POR, most likely in a standard room. She will be renting a scooter for the week and I just wanted to know which room areas are the best. Is it true that there are no elevators in the AB section and will they automatically put you on the first floor. And will you need to call ahead of time to let them know
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #2512
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Thank you!

This seems to be a common post these days, but I just wanted to say a big "thank you!" to Andre, Venomhatch and everyone on this board. We leave tomorrow and I couldn't have planned this trip without reading and rereading the posts on here.

I never had to ask a question, because someone already had asked or I could find the information on Andre's fabulous site. Plus there were a ton of questions I never would have thought to ask!

So, thank you again to everyone who asks and answers questions- hopefully, when we get back, I will be able to add an answer or two as well.
This is our second trip, but our first to POR and I can't wait to be there!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:50 AM   #2513
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Currently, we are booked from 4/1-4/5 at POR in a Garden View room. We haven't stayed there before. We want to be close to transportation and the pool. Where would you recommend to ask for location-wise? Also, do you think we should do Riverview instead - it is only 75 more. There is 2 adults (my sister and I) and 3 kids ages 6, 6 and 3. We are only planning for 1 stroller for the 3 year old.

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:21 AM   #2516
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Hello!

We have been to POR 3 times & enjoyed each trip. One question to anyone whose been during Thanksgiving week. Has there been a room discount during that week? Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #2518
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A few days ago Allearsnet posted new videos of the POR rooms;

Royal Guest Room, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2mYDjZ5OUk

regular Mansion room, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-9aDDvTtc

Alligator Bayou room, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=535E_LWQ4pA

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:13 AM   #2519
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Just got back yesterday. We stayed at POR in a royal room. Oak Manor garden view. The walk was not bad at all. Much better than I expected. Everything was beautiful and peaceful. Buses were great, we rarely waited more than 5 or 10 minutes. My only complaint would be how slippery that blue strip in between the sleeping area and the bathroom was. We really had to watch the toddler on that one. And bigger towels!
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #2520
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Just got back yesterday. We stayed at POR in a royal room. Oak Manor garden view. The walk was not bad at all. Much better than I expected. Everything was beautiful and peaceful. Buses were great, we rarely waited more than 5 or 10 minutes. My only complaint would be how slippery that blue strip in between the sleeping area and the bathroom was. We really had to watch the toddler on that one. And bigger towels!
That is good to know thanks for posting!!
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