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Old 04-13-2008, 07:48 PM   #136
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After viewing this thread and several others I called and changed from ASMu to PORS!! I'm from the South and never thought I'd be interested in staying at PORS but it's just so beautiful that I can't pass it up. The scenery will be close to what I see all of the time but I'm really looking forward to it.
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:56 PM   #137
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Has anyone rented a surrey bike? How many people fit. I was wondering if my husband and I can pedel our kids in it. ( 3,6,8)

My family rented a surrey bike at Boardwalk Inn. It was great fun. I'm really glad we spent the time and money. We rented a 4 seater, but there are smaller ones too. You can see the little seat right up front for small kids. There is even a bar for their feet.



Here are a couple of POR pictures I don't think I'm repeating. Both were taken along the path from POFQ to POR.


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Old 04-13-2008, 11:12 PM   #138
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Thanks everyone for the pictures. Great shots. We are going in October and staying at POR. I loved the place the 1st time I went in 2004. It was the first time going with my kids and first time staying on property and I have such nice memories. Since then we've tried CSR 2x, WL and SSR. All wonderful. We were going take a year off from WDW but then I got one of those darn 40% off postcards in the mail and could not resist. I've been second guessing myself since I've booked the trip. Wondering if I should try something new like CBR or the Contemporary as I've always wanted to try it and be on the monorail line. But even at 40% Contemporary was not in the budget so booked POR. Now you all are making me so happy I did!!
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:03 AM   #139
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I love these pics! I cant wait until our stay in September.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:52 AM   #140
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very few pictures of Mansion Section

Hi,
We were originally booked at CSR for Sept on the bounceback. However I decided to change our reservation to POR.
We go to DtD quite often and the boat was the key.
I thought we would like to stay in the Mansions... but now with all the pictures of AB I am leaning towards requesting that section of the resort.
We will be celebrating our wedding anniversary as well as my ds's 16th birthday. When asked what I want for my birthday or anniversary I always beg for a trip to WDW.
It will just be my dh, ds and the planner(me).

Show me more pictures ...please.
I love all the pictures that have been submitted ... and want more.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:57 AM   #141
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This thread is great. We are going to Disney for the 1st time in Sept and are staying at POR. We got a water view and requested a trundle bed. They said they can't guarantee them but the water views must have them too.
I would suggest changing your reservation from a water view to a non-water view. There is a pretty good cost difference, and to me, it is not worth the extra cost. All of the buildings are so beautiful and really all of the views are nice. And, you're far enough back from the river that it's not worth the extra cost, in my opinion. Our first time there, we had an interior courtyard area view. It was fabulous and our girls had the best time watching the bunnies hop around. Our last stay there, we were on the outside of the mansion we were in and the landscaping was just beautiful. I definately did not feel like I was missing out on anything by not asking for a water view.
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:04 AM   #142
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Love all the pictures!

We are a family of 5 that is staying at POR for the trundle bed. I was a little worried about the space and thinking that we should have gone for the ASMu suite but all these pictures make me realize that I have made the right decision. I am a little curious to hear other 5 member families have managed with little space. Our kids are 14, 12 & 7. This will be our first trip to WDW.

Keep the pictures coming!
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:34 AM   #143
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I have a question for you that have stayed here before. Are there Counter/Quick Service locations at Riverside or French Quarter? We are planning on having an "off" day and just staying at the resort. We are using one of our table services to eat a late breakfast at Boatwrights but I'm trying to figure out where we will eat later on without leaving the resort.

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Old 04-15-2008, 10:02 AM   #144
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I have a question for you that have stayed here before. Are there Counter/Quick Service locations at Riverside or French Quarter? We are planning on having an "off" day and just staying at the resort. We are using one of our table services to eat a late breakfast at Boatwrights but I'm trying to figure out where we will eat later on without leaving the resort.

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Both resorts have counter service. I prefer POR's food court, but both are good.
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:45 AM   #145
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I was excited about going anyway and now I'm even more excited after looking at the pictures Dont know how I'm going to get to February, it seems along time off
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:49 AM   #146
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Does the Fooq court have Frozen Coke or anything like that, i know POP does
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:27 PM   #147
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I have a couple POR pics...

These are from 2005:



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Old 04-15-2008, 01:01 PM   #148
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Nancy - We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside last year as a family of five for 13 nights. My kids were 14, 11 and 8 at the time. We fit just fine, I seem to remember everyone fighting for the trundle bed. We worked it out so that the kids rotated who slept in the trundle - we didn't realize how popular sleeping in the trundle would be. Even my BIG 14 year old son looked forward to his night on the trundle.

I'm not sure how neat you keep your rooms when you visit hotels, but I made sure all the luggage was under the table or next to the TV, the trundle pushed in when not using it, and clothing/snacks/toys put in the appropriate spot. This all helped to create a little bit more room for us. Having 2 sinks in the room helps in the mornings, also.

We really enjoyed Port Orleans - so much so that we are coming back for another 2 weeks this Summer - I know you'll love it.

One other thing - Don't miss Bob Jackson's show. He's in the Bar Area (River Roost?) several times a week playing piano - a very kid friendly show that we'll see a couple times while we are there. He's another reason we are heading back to Port Orleans...

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I have a question for you that have stayed here before. Are there Counter/Quick Service locations at Riverside or French Quarter? We are planning on having an "off" day and just staying at the resort. We are using one of our table services to eat a late breakfast at Boatwrights but I'm trying to figure out where we will eat later on without leaving the resort.

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POR has the best food court on Disney property, IMO!
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I am so excited... i just switched from POP to POR and couldnt be more excited. I requested Aligator Bouye, but really I would be happy anywhere. My wife thinks we are staying at POP, but little does she know... I cant wait
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