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Old 04-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #2401
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Hi All - hope you don't mind that I am posting this question rather than reading through 160 pages. My 4 kids and I are returning to stay at POR in two weeks (can't wait!). We stayed at POR about three years ago and my then 7 year old boy had no trouble fitting on the trundle bed. He's now 10, but since we spend very little time in the room and POR was cheaper than the family suites elsewhere, we booked POR again. I didn't know that the trundle bed was replaced by a murphy bed. In looking at the pics, it looks nicer, but is it smaller? Getting a little nervous we are going to end up with three squished in one queen bed instead. Thanks for any info or experience you can share.
We were there in Dec & my 20 yr old son slept in the Murphy bed just fine!

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:04 PM   #2402
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We were there in Dec & my 20 yr old son slept in the Murphy bed just fine!

ASMU/POR Dec 16-22, 2012 & POFQ Sept 8-15, 2013
Phew! Thanks for answering. Now I am worried about fights between everybody who wants their own bed!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:22 PM   #2403
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thermostat on the wall?

Can't remember if this has been asked or not, for the air conditioner unit, is there a thermostat on the wall? On all ears they talk about the thermostat on the wall at POFQ since there refurb so I didn't know if they had done that for POR when they refurbed them.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:35 PM   #2404
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Go to Portorleans.org and look at the layout there. Bldg 15 is right on the parking lots where 14, 18, and 27 are closer to the river.

The site also has tons of useful information about POR.
We also used the site to request our room and it worked great...requested a first floor in ab 16 and that is what we got. Great location if you don't want to pay extra for preferred room. We also spent the $10 for a garden view. Very nice walking out your door each morning and not looking at the parking lot...worth the $10 to me.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #2405
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Thanks to all at this thread for a great 8 days at port Orleans. What a nice overall experience we had at this resort. We requested an bldg 16 garden view and really couldn't been any happier with our location. Just a short walk to everything we needed. Thanks again all!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:46 PM   #2406
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Can't remember if this has been asked or not, for the air conditioner unit, is there a thermostat on the wall? On all ears they talk about the thermostat on the wall at POFQ since there refurb so I didn't know if they had done that for POR when they refurbed them.

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Yes, it is a wall control thermostat.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #2407
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I use gift cards because I don't want to deal with change when I am buying food. I feel rushed at the till and don't use change, then end up with a heavy purse by the end of the trip.

And since I am from Canada, buying US cash is cheaper than using my credit card and getting a 2.5% fee charged on top of whatever the exchange rate is.

I load the gift card with $100 to start out with (it's just for me as I travel mostly solo), watch the balance (which is printed on the bottom of the reciept) and reload when necessary. You can reload at any gift shop at the parks or at the resorts. Not sure if you can reload it at Guest Services or not? Never tried.
Where do you get the gift cards in Canada? I'd never thought of doing this, but it's a great idea and would save me from having to carry around too much cash and/or my credit card.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #2408
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Also, I'm sure I saw it on here somewhere, but does anyone have a link for one of the on-line fax sites? We arrive on Wednesday, so am I better to send the fax today, over the weekend or on Monday morning?

Thanks!
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Also, I'm sure I saw it on here somewhere, but does anyone have a link for one of the on-line fax sites? We arrive on Wednesday, so am I better to send the fax today, over the weekend or on Monday morning?

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It's on the first page. www.gotfreefax.com
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Where do you get the gift cards in Canada? I'd never thought of doing this, but it's a great idea and would save me from having to carry around too much cash and/or my credit card.
You can order them directly from Disney:

http://www.disneygiftcard.com/home/
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You can order them directly from Disney:

http://www.disneygiftcard.com/home/
No. Gift cards cannot be sent to Canada as they are considered cash that cannot travel between countries and Disney will respect these rules. You'll have to know somebody in the US that could send them to you.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:13 AM   #2412
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We will be sending our fax in
2 1/2 weeks, we already stated we would like a first floor corner room on check in online which we will state again in fax but which preferred building is also closest to a designated smoking area?
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:09 AM   #2413
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Also, I'm sure I saw it on here somewhere, but does anyone have a link for one of the on-line fax sites? We arrive on Wednesday, so am I better to send the fax today, over the weekend or on Monday morning?
Don't get too stressed, it's not a military exercise. Nice and early on Saturday morning would be a great time to send it. Fax details are in the first post of this thread.

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:57 AM   #2414
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August Reservation Question

This is a great resource for anyone considering staying at POR!! I have stayed at PORFQ this will be my fist trip to POR. I was considering booking a preferred room, BUT I also like the Mansions. Any suggestions on what category I should book, or is it just a request. Thank you in advance!
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:22 AM   #2415
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I've never noticed this before, but after recently seeing a room tour video I saw that POR rooms have basically no drawers for clothing. I know that there are three drawers under the television/folding bed fixture, but those seem rather small.

We're arriving on the 22nd, so there's additional time for preparation. What do you guys do about storing clothing when staying at POR? Pulling from suitcases doesn't seem that great.
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