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Old 05-06-2013, 05:36 PM   #3136
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Got my Mickey Mail today!! Yay! Only 33 days till we check in!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #3137
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Counting the days until check in (hopefully they won't get my reservation mixed up with the other person with the same name as me
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:22 PM   #3138
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Getting down to the wire!

It's been a marathon around here leading up to my daughter's college graduation this past Saturday and having a house full of family guests in for the event. Now all that is past and it's time to focus in earnest on getting ready for the drive to Florida! I've been daydreaming for months about this trip but now that the graduation is done, and all the planning for that event is done, I've realized there is tons to do before we hit the road, and we only have One More Weekend to prepare! Yikes!

So I'm making a packing list. We usually over-pack and I'd like to avoid that. I am going to bring a couple flats of water and soda's for the room, and some extra coffee pods. Can anyone recommend your must pack item?
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:03 PM   #3139
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Hello all. I received my mickey mail today!!!! Super exciting. Only 33 more days till we are arrive. Yay!!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:10 PM   #3140
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** ThankYou sooo much for this report!!!! *** we will be staying there May 26- June. Not only will this be our first POR stay but our 1st disney vaca!!!! Myself & 3 athletic boys. I hear that we should request certain bldgs... We have a garden view. My thinking is to just leave it to the cast members to decide on check-in. Do you agree or if you had to do it over would you request a different section??? Thanks so much

No problem - my pleasure! As for room requests, my thinking is unless you absolutely need something specific, I would see where they place you first (you can always ask to be moved if the room isn't to your liking or is problematic). You never know - they might place you in a room that's even BETTER than what you're requesting.

Case in point, we were 1 of 3 rooms as we were traveling with my wife's family (her parents - both in their 60s and her brother, his wife and his daughter). My M-I-L requested our rooms to be close together AND to be as close to the main building as possible (since my F-I-L doesn't move around like he used to). When we checked in, all our rooms were next to each other but we were placed in a building (24) that was about as far as you can get from the main building. She tried to get us moved closer (again, considering how far of a walk it would be to the main building for her husband), but they said in order to do that they'd have to split us up (which everyone was okay with except her). She decided she would rather have our rooms next to each other, so we stayed with Bldg 24.

Turns out, since our building was right next to the West Depot (and that was the first POR bus stop to the parks most of the time), our building was actually located in prime real estate - literally only a 2-minute walk to the depot. And we were given 2nd floor rooms with a direct view of the quiet pool (technically a $30 upgrade). Had we been placed closer to the main building, we would have had a longer walk to our bus stop every day AND we might have been placed near one of the bus stops that picked up later in the route (thus not guaranteeing us a spot on the 1st bus that came by) AND we probably would have had a room with a worse view. So they actually did us a favor by NOT granting our request for a "closer" building.

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Old 05-07-2013, 06:45 AM   #3141
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so excited!!!

I cannot believe we will be at POR in 28 hours! I will post a full trip report upon return! I feel like jumping for joy!!!!! I know I will not sleep tonight!!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:46 AM   #3142
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No problem - my pleasure! As for room requests, my thinking is unless you absolutely need something specific, I would see where they place you first (you can always ask to be moved if the room isn't to your liking or is problematic). You never know - they might place you in a room that's even BETTER than what you're requesting.

Case in point, we were 1 of 3 rooms as we were traveling with my wife's family (her parents - both in their 60s and her brother, his wife and his daughter). My M-I-L requested our rooms to be close together AND to be as close to the main building as possible (since my F-I-L doesn't move around like he used to). When we checked in, all our rooms were next to each other but we were placed in a building (24) that was about as far as you can get from the main building. She tried to get us moved closer (again, considering how far of a walk it would be to the main building for her husband), but they said in order to do that they'd have to split us up (which everyone was okay with except her). She decided she would rather have our rooms next to each other, so we stayed with Bldg 24.

Turns out, since our building was right next to the West Depot (and that was the first POR bus stop to the parks most of the time), our building was actually located in prime real estate - literally only a 2-minute walk to the depot. And we were given 2nd floor rooms with a direct view of the quiet pool (technically a $30 upgrade). Had we been placed closer to the main building, we would have had a longer walk to our bus stop every day AND we might have been placed near one of the bus stops that picked up later in the route (thus not guaranteeing us a spot on the 1st bus that came by) AND we probably would have had a room with a worse view. So they actually did us a favor by NOT granting our request for a "closer" building.

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ThankYou! It really did help and I will just wait to see what the POR pixies have in store for us!!!! I enjoyed reading your trip report as well
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:00 AM   #3143
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We will be heading down in 100+ days, but......taking advantage of FD. We are planning on upgrading to POR Rvrsd. From POP. I am going to request Prefered bldg. 18. I have been there a few years ago prior to the refurb. Looking at the new room layout I did not see a dresser. Is there ony an open closet for hanging clothes....no drawers? Or am I missing something?

Even though we are many days out I am sooooooo excited to be going back again. I have had the good fortune of being able to go 3x in 3 years and it really helps me recharge my batteries. Just what the dr. ordered!
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:56 AM   #3144
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We will be heading down in 100+ days, but......taking advantage of FD. We are planning on upgrading to POR Rvrsd. From POP. I am going to request Prefered bldg. 18. I have been there a few years ago prior to the refurb. Looking at the new room layout I did not see a dresser. Is there ony an open closet for hanging clothes....no drawers? Or am I missing something?

Even though we are many days out I am sooooooo excited to be going back again. I have had the good fortune of being able to go 3x in 3 years and it really helps me recharge my batteries. Just what the dr. ordered!
There is no dresser per se just three small drawers under the Murphy bed. There is an open closet on the vanity area. Check out allears.net for more info and videos of the room.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #3145
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We will be heading down in 100+ days, but......taking advantage of FD. We are planning on upgrading to POR Rvrsd. From POP. I am going to request Prefered bldg. 18. I have been there a few years ago prior to the refurb. Looking at the new room layout I did not see a dresser. Is there ony an open closet for hanging clothes....no drawers? Or am I missing something?

Even though we are many days out I am sooooooo excited to be going back again. I have had the good fortune of being able to go 3x in 3 years and it really helps me recharge my batteries. Just what the dr. ordered!
There is a few drawers under the tv. If you check you tube I'm sure there is a room tour or two.

We are going in Sept too for FD, I can not wait!
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:19 AM   #3147
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Hey all, we got here on Sunday, and it is AWESOME !!!

Venom, thank you for the fax template and answering many questions, we got the room we wanted. Magnolia Terrace, King, Water view, it is fantastic.

Andre, Thank you for everything you do, for answering questions here and for portorleans.org. Wouldn't have picked this resort without it and we are completely in love !!!

Here is the view from our room !!!

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:26 AM   #3148
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WOW....that is an AWESOME view.....we miss POR! We just returned home on Sat and it's an adjustment! Looks like you have SUN too.....LUCKY! Have fun
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:56 AM   #3149
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Hey all, we got here on Sunday, and it is AWESOME !!!

Venom, thank you for the fax template and answering many questions, we got the room we wanted. Magnolia Terrace, King, Water view, it is fantastic.

Andre, Thank you for everything you do, for answering questions here and for portorleans.org. Wouldn't have picked this resort without it and we are completely in love !!!

Here is the view from our room !!!
Very pretty view!
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Beautiful pic. Can't wait! What is this fax template you mention? I don't remember reading about it?
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