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Old 01-25-2013, 07:16 AM   #3046
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Thanks everyone!! I decided to opt out of the Caribbean and go with my gut and stay at POR in a Royal Room. Are these all located generally close by to the Riverside Mill? And when I make my reservations, is there a way I can request a first floor room (I can't imagine lugging up two kids, strollers and bags to the third floor after a full day at the parks)?

Again, thank you everyone for all the tips!
And, thank you Bumbershoot about the tip about the lights in the bathroom. While my older one may find it cool, I don't think my three year old would appreciate it in the middle of the night
Royal Rooms are located in the mansions, and they are three stories, so they have elevators in the central part of the building.

You can see on the front page that the Royal Rooms are located in two buildings; Oak Manor and Parterre Place. Depending on what booking category you have, some RR's can be very remotely located, i.e. Parterre Place standard view. Similar to CBR and the pirate themed rooms which are the most remotely located rooms at that resort. It is a way for Disney to fill those rooms.

Best to request Oak Manor.
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Ice Machines

Does every building have an ice machine? We are booked preferred but will need ice several times a day to ice my back since the fridges have no freezers. I was just hoping they'd be somewhat close by and I didn't think I'd need to add it to a request to be near one but then thought I'd better ask here just in case they are few and far between! Thank you!
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:34 AM   #3048
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Does every building have an ice machine? We are booked preferred but will need ice several times a day to ice my back since the fridges have no freezers. I was just hoping they'd be somewhat close by and I didn't think I'd need to add it to a request to be near one but then thought I'd better ask here just in case they are few and far between! Thank you!
Yes, there are ice machines on every floor of each building at POR. They are centrally located in the Alligator Bayou lodges, and at least four separate locations in each of the mansion buildings. There's a snack/drink vending machine by each one too, in case you get peckish in the night.

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I think I remember Andre saying he was going to do the room layout for the mansions too but I haven't seen that. Did I miss the post?
Here you go. No major layout differences between the regular mansions, the Royal Rooms and POFQ in fact - just the fridge & drawers swap sides under the tabletop in some rooms:




There's a PDF version HERE.

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I'm so happy for you and your family! It goes to show that the people at Port Orleans Riverside really care.

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Handicap accessible rooms

Anyone have or can point me in the direction of accessible Royal Guest rooms? Or a tell/show me how the layout is different? I am mainly concerned about the bathroom and shower area, and if the sink in in the bathroom or outside the bathroom. And what area of Oak or Parterre are the HA room located?
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:55 AM   #3052
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I will be staying with my family at POR from 2/8 - 2/16. We will be staying in a Royal Room.

I was hoping to get thoughts on whether I could get the resort/Disney to do something special for our arrival. Here is some background:

We have had an elf of the shelf for several years which the kids happened to name Disney. We decided to suprise them with out trip by having Disney the elf give them the tickets as a Christmas present this year.

It started with a note left by Disney in our Christmas tree. A few hours after our kids opened their presents from Santa, I pointed to the note on the tree (which they had not seen) and asked my son what it was. He opened it and read it aloud. It said something to the effect of how the kids are wonderful and that an elf can pick one year to give his family a present (we did not want this to turn into an annual thing) and that he was picking this year.

The note also told them they had to work for the present by following the clues to find it. The clues were all hidden in or by things that are related to Disney World or Harry Potter (going to Universal as well). Overall it went very well. The kidswere past the frenzy of opening their presents from Santa and were thinking that they were done with presents only to find this present from their elf of the shelf who they love.

So I am thinking that it would be cool to close the loop on the elf on the shelf thing by having something in the room when we arrive that says something like - hope you have a great trip - love Disney. Maybe some balloons with a card attached to it or something like that.

Of course, I would be happy to pay for it.

What do you think? Is something like that possible and, if so, how would you suggest I go about making it happen?
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I will be staying with my family at POR from 2/8 - 2/16. We will be staying in a Royal Room.

I was hoping to get thoughts on whether I could get the resort/Disney to do something special for our arrival. Here is some background:

We have had an elf of the shelf for several years which the kids happened to name Disney. We decided to suprise them with out trip by having Disney the elf give them the tickets as a Christmas present this year.

It started with a note left by Disney in our Christmas tree. A few hours after our kids opened their presents from Santa, I pointed to the note on the tree (which they had not seen) and asked my son what it was. He opened it and read it aloud. It said something to the effect of how the kids are wonderful and that an elf can pick one year to give his family a present (we did not want this to turn into an annual thing) and that he was picking this year.

The note also told them they had to work for the present by following the clues to find it. The clues were all hidden in or by things that are related to Disney World or Harry Potter (going to Universal as well). Overall it went very well. The kidswere past the frenzy of opening their presents from Santa and were thinking that they were done with presents only to find this present from their elf of the shelf who they love.

So I am thinking that it would be cool to close the loop on the elf on the shelf thing by having something in the room when we arrive that says something like - hope you have a great trip - love Disney. Maybe some balloons with a card attached to it or something like that.

Of course, I would be happy to pay for it.

What do you think? Is something like that possible and, if so, how would you suggest I go about making it happen?

In my experience, unless you are staying club level at a deluxe you won't be able to have something like that setup in your room prior to check-in. You would have to set that up the day after you arrive.
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Faxing room request

Hi there!

Can someone direct me to info on faxing a room request? Is there a post # on this thread with some details (who to direct it to, fax number to send it to, etc)?

Thanks!
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Can someone direct me to info on faxing a room request? Is there a post # on this thread with some details (who to direct it to, fax number to send it to, etc)?

Thanks!
There's always a link to this in Venonhatch's signature.

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...postcount=2602
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:39 AM   #3057
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I was hoping to get thoughts on whether I could get the resort/Disney to do something special for our arrival. Here is some background:

.....

What do you think? Is something like that possible and, if so, how would you suggest I go about making it happen?
You could do a couple of things.

You could contact the Disney Florist and order a welcome basket to be made up for you, which can be sent to the room for when you arrive (assuming your room number is assigned in advance rather than you getting a Ready Room, and you are not checking in very early).

Otherwise, I'd suggest contacting the resort directly, either by phone or fax, asking if they can help you out in some way. If you phone, don't just speak to the person who first answers the phone (they will be in an off-site call center) but ask to be transferred to someone in the resort's front desk/guest services team.

I'm sure something can be worked out for you though.

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Can someone direct me to info on faxing a room request? Is there a post # on this thread with some details (who to direct it to, fax number to send it to, etc)?
See www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php, and also Venomhatch's fax template which he links to from his sig: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...postcount=2602 [I just noticed, you can only view the bottom line of his sig if you have a wide screen layout; if you have a narrow, variable-width window, the DIS crops off the bottom]

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I will be staying with my family at POR from 2/8 - 2/16. We will be staying in a Royal Room.

I was hoping to get thoughts on whether I could get the resort/Disney to do something special for our arrival. Here is some background:

We have had an elf of the shelf for several years which the kids happened to name Disney. We decided to suprise them with out trip by having Disney the elf give them the tickets as a Christmas present this year.

It started with a note left by Disney in our Christmas tree. A few hours after our kids opened their presents from Santa, I pointed to the note on the tree (which they had not seen) and asked my son what it was. He opened it and read it aloud. It said something to the effect of how the kids are wonderful and that an elf can pick one year to give his family a present (we did not want this to turn into an annual thing) and that he was picking this year.

The note also told them they had to work for the present by following the clues to find it. The clues were all hidden in or by things that are related to Disney World or Harry Potter (going to Universal as well). Overall it went very well. The kidswere past the frenzy of opening their presents from Santa and were thinking that they were done with presents only to find this present from their elf of the shelf who they love.

So I am thinking that it would be cool to close the loop on the elf on the shelf thing by having something in the room when we arrive that says something like - hope you have a great trip - love Disney. Maybe some balloons with a card attached to it or something like that.

Of course, I would be happy to pay for it.

What do you think? Is something like that possible and, if so, how would you suggest I go about making it happen?
You could always have one adult sneak to the room while the other takes the kids to the arcade to check things out. That's how we handle Tinkerbell visits sometimes.
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Anyone have or can point me in the direction of accessible Royal Guest rooms? Or a tell/show me how the layout is different? I am mainly concerned about the bathroom and shower area, and if the sink in in the bathroom or outside the bathroom. And what area of Oak or Parterre are the HA room located?
There are several types of Accessible room at Port Orleans (I've got a full list at www.portorleans.org/rooms-accessible.php) but basically the wheelchair accessible rooms come in two variants, one with a roll-in shower and the other with a bathtub that you can get a wheelchair alongside. Both types have an 'open plan' washroom area, with the shower/tub, a single basin, and the toilet all within the same large room which has a sliding door separating it from the main sleeping area:



Because this layout removes the space for the shelf and hanging rail from the wash area, these rooms also feature an extra armoire-style wardrobe in the main bedroom area. Also, to allow more space between the queen-size beds, the recessed alcove next to the entrance doorway is 'bumped-out' to give a flat wall, and thus slightly more floor space (although no option for a connecting doorway to the next room).



The exact locations of all of the Accessible rooms are listed in my floorplan layouts which you can view by clicking on any of the accommodation buildings in the maps at www.portorleans.org/maps-and-directions.php

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Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14

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Hi! I am new to disboards and we are plannig a trip to POR for June we are staying in a graden View Royal Room June 2-9. This our 5th Disney trip, but first at POR. From what I have read here it seems that I should request and Ok Manor room if I want to be close to the main building. Is this correct? We are not too picky about corner room, top floor ect, just want to be close to the food court and main bus stop. Should i just say that i would like a room close to the food court and South Depot or Reqest a specific room number? Also, is South Depot the best polace to board busses for the parks, since it pick up first?
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