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Old 01-24-2013, 06:37 PM   #3016
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Show them the video of the fireworks headboard... That did it for my DS! (But he wouldn't care one way or the other, so long as there is a pool with a slide! )
We are surprising them with the trip so no can do on showing them pictures.
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We are surprising them with the trip so no can do on showing them pictures.
Then stay where you want!! They will be thrilled just to be there! Have fun!
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:07 PM   #3018
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I'm a little bummed that others got a confirmation email that their faxed requests were taken care of. I faxed on Monday, and left a voicemail for Mr. e this afternoon, but haven't heard a peep. Fingers crossed!

Even if my request isn't granted, it's still going to be a fabulous vacation. Where else would anyone rather be than the mostt magical place on earth??
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This is going to sound silly but are the royal rooms too "girly"... I have two boys and don't want the older groaning about it being "girly". I loved the details of the room so I say yes, but its my children's first trip to the World and I want to have all the details done

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I wondered a little myself about the same thing. I have a dd15 who will LOVE the Royal Room but I wondered if my ds8 would think it was girly. You know your kids best but it really is "Royal" themed not "Princess" themed. The colors could go either way and there are touches of the princes as well as the princesses. My ds is going to LOVE the headboard and like someone else said.. a pool with a good slide is the tipping point for my son. He'll be at Disney. I could pitch a bright pink tent in the parking lot to sleep in and he'd still have fun.

Also have you seen the videos? These gave me a good idea of what the rooms are like.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2mYDjZ5OUk
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I wondered a little myself about the same thing. I have a dd15 who will LOVE the Royal Room but I wondered if my ds8 would think it was girly. You know your kids best but it really is "Royal" themed not "Princess" themed. The colors could go either way and there are touches of the princes as well as the princesses. My ds is going to LOVE the headboard and like someone else said.. a pool with a good slide is the tipping point for my son. He'll be at Disney. I could pitch a bright pink tent in the parking lot to sleep in and he'd still have fun.

Thats great! I made the mistake of looking at the pirate rooms at the carribean... Now I am lost again. Hate this part of the decision making... its all easy sailing afterwards.
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I'm a little bummed that others got a confirmation email that their faxed requests were taken care of. I faxed on Monday, and left a voicemail for Mr. e this afternoon, but haven't heard a peep. Fingers crossed!

Even if my request isn't granted, it's still going to be a fabulous vacation. Where else would anyone rather be than the mostt magical place on earth??
i haven't got a response either, so you're not alone. but i'm not going to worry about it. venom suggested calling but i'm not really wanting to do that and i guess now seeing that you called and haven't heard anything i probably won't bother. hopefully i'll be pleasantly surprised when we arrive, but it's no big deal as long as we have a room (a garden view room, which we paid for LOL)!!
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Thats great! I made the mistake of looking at the pirate rooms at the carribean... Now I am lost again. Hate this part of the decision making... its all easy sailing afterwards.
My biggest issue with the CBR pirate rooms is the location. They are so far from the food court. These are much closer, relatively speaking.
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i haven't got a response either, so you're not alone. but i'm not going to worry about it. venom suggested calling but i'm not really wanting to do that and i guess now seeing that you called and haven't heard anything i probably won't bother. hopefully i'll be pleasantly surprised when we arrive, but it's no big deal as long as we have a room (a garden view room, which we paid for LOL)!!
Maybe it's a Canadian thing because I haven't heard anything back about the fax I sent earlier this week also. . Ah well, I am not going to worry about it too much.
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Thats great! I made the mistake of looking at the pirate rooms at the carribean... Now I am lost again. Hate this part of the decision making... its all easy sailing afterwards.
I totally agree with Cinderumbrella. I've never been interested in the pirate rooms because the location is really quite far from the main buildings and I don't want to take an internal bus to go to the food court.
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Maybe it's a Canadian thing because I haven't heard anything back about the fax I sent earlier this week also. . Ah well, I am not going to worry about it too much.
Good point, actually. Maybe they aren't able to call internationally? Ahh well, I'm sure we'll all have a great time as long as we've got a place to sleep!

And thanks to you and melissarose for responding - now I don't feel so left out.
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Thats great! I made the mistake of looking at the pirate rooms at the carribean... Now I am lost again. Hate this part of the decision making... its all easy sailing afterwards.
I saw that your boys are on the younger side. Not only are the pirate rooms furthest away from pool and food, but you have to be careful with how you turn on lights. If the room is dark, you go towards the bathroom, pulling the privacy curtain shut because you'll be turning on lights, and turn on the light in the vanity or bathroom area, there will be a big scary skull and crossbones, back lit, for the kids in the room to see.

The CM checking us in, when she saw that DS was only 6, made sure to warn me of this phenomenon, in case DS would be scared. He would be, so I made sure to show him before he got anywhere near tired, in case it happened accidentally.

I'm not a big fan of having to be careful not to accidentally scare my kidlet with a simple bathroom run, LOL, so I'm not sure we'd do the pirate rooms again.
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Even if my request isn't granted, it's still going to be a fabulous vacation. Where else would anyone rather be than the mostt magical place on earth??
Exactly!! I'd be happy in a tent in the carpark....which might be preferable when we first arrive because I will have 2 very tired little boys who will just want somewhere close-by to sleep!
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In all seriousness though, that is one downside of resort staff going way above and beyond the normal level of guest service - people start to expect it rather than just being happy when they get a bit of extra pixie dust. Some WDW resorts apparently just throw room-request faxes away (we've been told) yet because of the sterling work from the room assignment folks at Port Orleans we're now starting to see people worrying when they haven't been emailed back to confirm all of their requests within a few hours.

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I admit I am worried that I haven't received a response to my fax in the past week but I am truly grateful for all the help that I have received from you and Venom! I do not have any expectations of being upgraded and I realize a request is simply that, it is a request! I am just trying hard to get my best chances at making sure POR gets my request and hopefully have pixie dust spread my way! If not, I am at Disney and that makes me feel fortunate and blessed just that in itself! I have stayed at all the other moderate resorts several times but due to this thread, I am most looking forward to my stay at POR! You guys are kind, helpful and genuine! It is ironic that I am from Louisiana and never really desired to stay at POR because I felt like I know Louisiana and I see the Bayou everyday why would I want to stay there? Well what made our decision was that we needed to fit 5people in a room and after reading the thread and the website, it feels like home! I am surrounded by kind people in my hometown and I am really glad we are staying here! I found my new home at Disney!
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Okay, I've searched a little to try and find an answer so I wouldn't have to ask what may be a silly question, but there is so much information to read through I couldn't find it.

I notice a number of people mention requesting a corner room. What is the appeal of a corner room?

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Okay, I've searched a little to try and find an answer so I wouldn't have to ask what may be a silly question, but there is so much information to read through I couldn't find it.

I notice a number of people mention requesting a corner room. What is the appeal of a corner room?

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