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Old 06-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #976
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I have to change our reservation dates for September. We are currently booked under free dining with a request to be in AB. However for our new dates the only rooms available are Royal Rooms. Do you think it is possible that if I put a request on our reservation to be in AB (even though we book the Royal Rooms) that they would move us? There are standard rooms available at the resort, just not currently under free dining.

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I have to change our reservation dates for September. We are currently booked under free dining with a request to be in AB. However for our new dates the only rooms available are Royal Rooms. Do you think it is possible that if I put a request on our reservation to be in AB (even though we book the Royal Rooms) that they would move us? There are standard rooms available at the resort, just not currently under free dining.

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You can request that but why would you want to pay $30 more per night for a Royal Room just to be downgraded?
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:45 PM   #978
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Here's my question. DD is not quite 5' tall and *should* be able to fit on the Murphy bed in the room. Are we "allowed" to bring an inflatable air mattress for the floor in case it's not comfortable for her up there?
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #979
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You can request that but why would you want to pay $30 more per night for a Royal Room just to be downgraded?
Standard Royal Rooms are the same price as River View rooms in the regular sections of the resort, so there wouldn't be any cost change to ask for a 'sidewards' move, if they have capacity available of course.


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Here's my question. DD is not quite 5' tall and *should* be able to fit on the Murphy bed in the room. Are we "allowed" to bring an inflatable air mattress for the floor in case it's not comfortable for her up there?
Yes, that'd be fine as a backup plan, they'll even supply spare bedding for her if you ask.

But at 5' tall I think she'll be just fine - my own DD was 5' 2.5" on our last AB stay and she loved the fold-down bed.

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Been staying at pop for the last few years...planning a trip for February and my 11 year old wants to stay somewhere new and with a waterslide...I know it's a big change from the pop ...will my 11 year old and myself like this resort????
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Been staying at pop for the last few years...planning a trip for February and my 11 year old wants to stay somewhere new and with a waterslide...I know it's a big change from the pop ...will my 11 year old and myself like this resort????
My kids loved POR. We had previously stayed at the Poly, CSR, and AoA (Car's Suite). They liked the Poly the best but they said that POR was their next favorite. They loved the water slide.
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Been staying at pop for the last few years...planning a trip for February and my 11 year old wants to stay somewhere new and with a waterslide...I know it's a big change from the pop ...will my 11 year old and myself like this resort????
Yes!! Pop was always our go to resort for a quick or budget trip, but after our recent stay at POR we may never go back to Pop. It's well worth the price difference for queen beds, prettier landscape and the fabulous boat transport to DTD. Don't even get me started on how much better the feature pool at POR is than even the Hippy Dippy pool...
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Yes!! Pop was always our go to resort for a quick or budget trip, but after our recent stay at POR we may never go back to Pop. It's well worth the price difference for queen beds, prettier landscape and the fabulous boat transport to DTD. Don't even get me started on how much better the feature pool at POR is than even the Hippy Dippy pool...
Yes! This is making me even more excited for our Sept trip. We have always stayed at Pop and my 4 year old is slowly getting excited about switching it up this trip. Glad to hear your experience...totally looking forward to the pool!
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:40 PM   #984
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Been staying at pop for the last few years...planning a trip for February and my 11 year old wants to stay somewhere new and with a waterslide...I know it's a big change from the pop ...will my 11 year old and myself like this resort????
My 11 year old daughter loves POR. She loves the awesome pool and slide and the beautiful mansions. I personally like the larger beds, larger rooms, and less strollers/bratty kids! It's quieter.....just better all the way around. Pop was great when we were doing our first trip, and I may want to go back one day just to relive the magic of our first trip....but a moderate resort is much more pleasant for us. Plus we also like that the bus stops at the parks are closer than POP and the All Stars.
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Been staying at pop for the last few years...planning a trip for February and my 11 year old wants to stay somewhere new and with a waterslide...I know it's a big change from the pop ...will my 11 year old and myself like this resort????
As a kid POR (Dixie Landings back then) was the only resort we ever stayed at. I loved it!!! i haven't been there as an adult yet, but it's where I'm booked, won't stay anywhere else!!!
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Been staying at pop for the last few years...planning a trip for February and my 11 year old wants to stay somewhere new and with a waterslide...I know it's a big change from the pop ...will my 11 year old and myself like this resort????
I think you asked this on the other thread, too. Me again. Yes you will love it! Look at the info on both Riverside and French Quarter and decide which is right for you. Both are beautiful but different. French Quarter compact with half the rooms, Riverside spread out with beautiful landscaping. Once you pick which resort, you can use both pools so your 11 year old can try two different pools with two different waterslides!

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Been staying at pop for the last few years...planning a trip for February and my 11 year old wants to stay somewhere new and with a waterslide...I know it's a big change from the pop ...will my 11 year old and myself like this resort????
Your 11 year old might love the pirate adventure boat ride they do at French Quarter, check it out.
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How long is the walk between riverside and french quarter??
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How long is the walk between riverside and french quarter??
Depends on where in POR you are coming from. DS10 and I hightailed it from POFQ food court to our Paterre Place room in about 6 minutes to beat out an approaching thunderstorm. I think it took us about 10 minutes going in reverse at a more normal pace.
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Countdown: 38 Days! Paid off our trip and did Online Check-In a few weeks ago. And all ADR's are set!
We are already experiencing a dusting of pixie-dust! My daughter and I were in Florida last week (I had some meetings for work and she was going to camp). We needed a place to stay in Orlando for a night. Since I had a free night's credit through hotels.com, I decided to surprise her and do a room-only night at Pop. While at Pop (which we really enjoyed, by the way), I noticed a special offer (I'm assuming it was a bounce-back offer) in my room's paperwork so I called and was able to get the offer applied to our already existing reservations under the summer discount at POR (8/5-8/16). The only rooms available with this offer were the Royal Rooms, which is what we originally wanted but couldn't afford for the whole stay. (If you remember, I posted about a month ago asking about the possibility of getting a RR for the whole stay instead of just a night with a continuing reservation.) So, I am now UPGRADED to the Royal Rooms for our entire stay FOR LESS!!!! We are getting so excited!

Also, I received a Magical Express email confirmation a couple days ago. I called to request a couple more luggage tags and the CM said that Disney already requested extras for us, and that our Mickey Mail is being processed. According to him, I should be receiving my Mail by the end of next week.

Of course, one of the days in Florida, when I didn't have any meetings scheduled or any other plans, and was in the WDW area, curiosity got the best of me and I ventured to POR. I'm so glad I did. The grounds are beautiful! It wasn't nearly as big as I was expecting from what I've been reading here. So with our upgraded RR, my only fax request will be to mention our celebrations and to request a top floor room near the bridge (any help in wording this would be appreciated). But if we don't receive our requests, we will be happy with whatever we get.

Anyway, since I've been reading this forum (almost daily) for several months now, I really don't have any major questions. Thanks to Andre, Venomhatch and everybody else for doing such a great job here!

I just know we will love our stay at POR! Now the hardest part: waiting!!!

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