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Old 01-29-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Just back from POR...

I posted this on the POR thread but I wanted people that may be on the fence about POR to see our review of our FAVORITE resort

We just got back and had a FANTASTIC time at POR-AB! We booked a preferred room and at check in we were told that we could have a room in building 18 now or wait and have a room in building 15. We had been up since 3am so we took the room that was ready!

The room was VERY clean! I even checked the tops of the mirrors... no dust! LOL!

The main pool heater was broken during our stay so it was COLD....but the quiet pools were perfect.

Bus service was GREAT!! We never waited more than 10 mins going to and from places.

The boat service was another story It took us more than a hour to get back from DTD because there was an issue with boat captains and shift changes We missed our ADR at Boatwrights because of the delay.

They were able to take us late but our DD melted half way through dinner and I took her back to the room. My DH and son stayed and finished dinner. It was DELISH! They brought my dessert back to the room for me!

We have stayed at POR many times and we have always loved it. This time was no different and we will be back! We booked a bounceback offer for OCT.

GREAT Staff, GREAT Atmosphere, GREAT Vacation....can't ask for more!
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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That is awesome! I'm staying at POR for the first time in April. Thanks for the review!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
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how are the rooms? t says it fits 5 and a baby under 3 but would it be really tight with two playpens? I have two under 2. TIA
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:33 AM   #4
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Did your bounceback offer include "free dining" for Oct.?
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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Did your bounceback offer include "free dining" for Oct.?
No... just 35% off Deluxe or 30% off Mod rooms.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:38 AM   #6
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how are the rooms? t says it fits 5 and a baby under 3 but would it be really tight with two playpens? I have two under 2. TIA
We are 2 adults, a teen and a toodler... the room was fine for us but honestly with the stroller and the luggage trying to squeeze 2 playpens or pack and plays would be almost impossible... I just do not think there is enough floor space even if you pile the luggage under the window.
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We are 2 adults, a teen and a toodler... the room was fine for us but honestly with the stroller and the luggage trying to squeeze 2 playpens or pack and plays would be almost impossible... I just do not think there is enough floor space even if you pile the luggage under the window.
yea I looked at pics and it is a no go. It isn't bad when we stay at yc bc but those rooms are 380 swq ft and por is 315 sq ft. Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:00 PM   #8
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Alligator Bayou - Fold Down Bed

Do you think the fold down bed in Allegator Bayou rooms is as big as the previous roll away or pullman bed?

We stayed at POR back in 2010 and the third bed was perfect for my DD, but she is three years older now and probably a foot taller (around 4'9").

The DS and DD don't like sleeping in the same bed, so we will need three beds to work with our group.

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Old 01-29-2013, 12:27 PM   #9
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Do you think the fold down bed in Alligator Bayou rooms is as big as the previous roll away or pullman bed?
We never used the older style roll away they had but the new fold down bed was larger than I thought it would be and my teen who is about 5'2 fit just fine on it. He had to sleep on the other queen because the 2 year old called dibs on the "alligator" bed! LOL
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:29 PM   #10
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Can't Wait!!!!

31 More days, and we will be their for our first ever Disney Trip. I hope we love it!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:31 PM   #11
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Sorry....

30 days.....can't be adding days...lol
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:36 PM   #12
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We never used the older style roll away they had but the new fold down bed was larger than I thought it would be and my teen who is about 5'2 fit just fine on it. He had to sleep on the other queen because the 2 year old called dibs on the "alligator" bed! LOL
Fantastic - that was what I was hoping for. We love the POR and when I had a look at the new beds, I thought it was only going to get better!

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30 days.....can't be adding days...lol
You are going to love it!
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:03 PM   #14
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I am so excited too we are staying there on Spring Break
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:44 PM   #15
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Did you have the new RFID room keys?

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