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Old 03-13-2013, 11:58 AM   #1246
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After staying at YC, which was our first time at a Deluxe, we found that it just wasn't our thing. We liked being able to walk to Epcot, but not enough to fall in love with the place. I think that at some point we'll try one of the Monorail resorts since hubby really wants to do that, but I really think the Mods are our thing. We absolutely loved POFQ and I have a feeling that we're going to love POR too. I just keep watching videos and checking out Andre's site and I think I'm seriously in love with the place. I suspect that Port Orleans is going to be our HOME.

That being said, I am so glad that Disney has all these different resorts. There is something for everyone.
We did our stint on the monorail resorts when DS was younger and MK took up more than half our trip time. And we like the GF and CR very much. That being said, I doubt I would pay those prices anymore (even with a discount). Plus the monorail is crazy crowded (and will only get worse, IMHO, once GF DVC opens up). There are times at CR when you can't get on because it is too full with folks going to TTC. And there are times at the GF when you can't get on because of folks going to MK. The one resort we have never tried was the Poly as the theming does nothing for us (even after going to Hawaii).

POP has always been our go-to resort when we didn't want to pay deluxe prices. But thanks to Andre, por.org and this thread, I am eager to try it out a mod again.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:00 PM   #1247
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If youre a family of 5 will you automatically be put in AB? Doesnt matter which area,just wondering because we do need that "trundle" fo ds.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:02 PM   #1248
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If youre a family of 5 will you automatically be put in AB? Doesnt matter which area,just wondering because we do need that "trundle" fo ds.
Yes automatically unless the youngest child is 3 or under I believe.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:13 PM   #1249
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That would work. Or if it's within an hour of Studios closing, take a Friendship boat to the Studios and a bus back to POR from there. DTD bus journeys can be some of the longer ones, so if there's a shorter route it might help.
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Thanks! Someone also suggested we might want to budget for a taxi that night. The kids might have fun walking around the boardwalk (and look out if they see the arcade!). I think the boat ride would be nice on our last night
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:14 PM   #1250
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If youre a family of 5 will you automatically be put in AB? Doesnt matter which area, just wondering because we do need that "trundle" for ds.
Just in case you didn't know, it's not a trundle anymore, it's a Murphy bed.
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Just in case you didn't know, it's not a trundle anymore, it's a Murphy bed.
Thanks for catching that, I missed that.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:25 PM   #1252
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Yes automatically unless the youngest child is 3 or under I believe.
Youngest is 2 but shes too big for pack and play. I dont think the cro agent was too familiar bc she asked if I need a trundle bed. Didnt realize til I got on here theyve renovated.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:31 PM   #1253
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Oak Manor vs. Parterre

This is such a helpful thread. Andre, thanks so much for all the useful information. Also, thanks to Venom for your help.

In regards to the Royal Guest Rooms, it seems that most prefer Oak Manor for convenience. I don't mind a walk, I just want to be reasonably convenient to a bus depot. Do any of you actually prefer the Parterre Building? If so, my I ask why. Thanks in advance for input!
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Just for reference and for anyone interested, this was our view from our room. We had room #8781 in Magnolia
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #1255
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Youngest is 2 but shes too big for pack and play. I don't think the cro agent was too familiar bc she asked if I need a trundle bed. Didn't realize til I got on here they've renovated.
Well I would ask aka put in a request for AB area just to be safe.

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Just for reference and for anyone interested, this was our view from our room. We had room #8781 in Magnolia
That was pretty.
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Can I ship a case of water to the resort from Walmart, Costco, or staples? How long does it take?
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:03 PM   #1257
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Hi all!

I'm currently booked at CBR for early May and while I LOVE the look/idea of the resort, the not so great things I keep hearing about it make me nervous...

I'm curious about POR...I really like the look & rooms in Magnolia Bend but really do NOT like the theme of Alligator Bayou. Aside from booking a Royal Room (I have 2 young boys who would not be fans of that lol) is there a way to ensure I end up in MB?? By booking certain views??

I looked on Port Oleans.org and maybe I missed it

Any advice given would be much appreciated
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:07 PM   #1258
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Adding another Night part 2

Me again.....I was able to book a preferred room for Sat 4/27...our package starts on Sun in a preferred room which means we have 2 reservations (a room only for Sat and then package starting Sunday). So what does this mean? I assume I'd get the same room since I was able to book and pay for the same category for both the one night room only and 6 night package reservations. Do I check out on Sunday morning, check back in and get my tickets? Would it be easier to just cancel BOTH and rebook as a 7night package? Or just leave as is and have them link the reservations?
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I printed out the one for Magnolia Terrace (in color and black & white) and plan to hang it on my "planning door". We use the closet doors in our bedroom for Disney planning. Right now one us being used for our cruise, so I have a printout of the deck we're on and have highlighted our stateroom. I want to do that with the Magnolia Terrace map but I keep reminding myself that I won't know the room number until we get there. But I can still hang the map.

My husband keeps reminding me that I need to put our dining plan info on the door too.
Planning door! i love it! why didn't I think of that? I have all the maps printed out and laying next to the lap top. I think my bedroom closet is going to get some re-modeling today.


nice pictures everone. Thanks for sharing.
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Me again.....I was able to book a preferred room for Sat 4/27...our package starts on Sun in a preferred room which means we have 2 reservations (a room only for Sat and then package starting Sunday). So what does this mean? I assume I'd get the same room since I was able to book and pay for the same category for both the one night room only and 6 night package reservations. Do I check out on Sunday morning, check back in and get my tickets? Would it be easier to just cancel BOTH and rebook as a 7night package? Or just leave as is and have them link the reservations?
We did this on our last trip. When you check in, just make sure they see you have two separate reservations and request that you stay in the same room. You will have to go "check out" and check back in though. Not a big deal. I can't say that they will guarantee that you remain in the same room, but we were able to. Maybe, just to be safe, send in a fax request a few days prior also.
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