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Old 05-11-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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For anyone who has stayed at POR-preferred room

We have a preferred room booked for FD in Sept. Should I make a request? Are all the buildings good? Thanks
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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We always stay preferred at POR.

Request building 14 or 15. They now consider building 18 & 27 as preferred also.

fax it in 3-4 days in advance of arrival. I have faxed as late as 2 days out and still recieved our request.

18 in my mind is a stretch to be consdiered preferred. If they stick you in 27, it's not worth the preferred price.

Now there are some buidlings in AB, that are not preferred that are pretty good also 16 and 17 if you like.

There is another site out there ( name of hotel + .org ) that gives a great map of the building layouts. Plus they have a new map of the room numbers and what each room is classified as.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:47 AM   #3
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Resorts don't accept faxed requests, so guests who get their requests are generally the recipients of coincidence (or the fax was a follow-up to a spoken request at or after the time the reservation was made).

Since building 27 is slightly closer to the main building than 17 or even 16, and therefore 18 is much closer than either of those two, and since what impels Disney to upgrade a section or building to the higher-priced Preferred category is numerous (hundreds/thousands) of requests for a building/location - it would appear that enough guests over recent years requested those four specific buildings that the powers that be decided this would be a good idea.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:46 AM   #4
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Resorts don't accept faxed requests, so guests who get their requests are generally the recipients of coincidence (or the fax was a follow-up to a spoken request at or after the time the reservation was made).
I believe POR and POFQ do still accept faxed requests.
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We too reserved a preferred room and still plan to fax our building/room requests. The Port Orleans resorts are still accepting faxed requests even if other Disney resorts are no longer doing so. I would visit the FAQ section of the POR resort thread and look at a map of the resort and see which building would be best for your family. We are requesting 14 or 15 because we want to be near the parking lot and our rental car.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #6
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Resorts don't accept faxed requests, so guests who get their requests are generally the recipients of coincidence (or the fax was a follow-up to a spoken request at or after the time the reservation was made).

Since building 27 is slightly closer to the main building than 17 or even 16, and therefore 18 is much closer than either of those two, and since what impels Disney to upgrade a section or building to the higher-priced Preferred category is numerous (hundreds/thousands) of requests for a building/location - it would appear that enough guests over recent years requested those four specific buildings that the powers that be decided this would be a good idea.
POR is accepting faxes; you can see the template on the POR thread on the first page.

You are correct; they got pretty savvy regarding the moderates a few years ago. What once was requests is now a booking category and some of the more remote rooms are now RRs like at POR.
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We requested building 14 and got it! We were very happy with the location. Just a few minute walk to the food court, main building, pool and buses.
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