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Old 09-22-2013, 12:33 AM   #1591
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Thank you for posting those photos - they are breathtaking! I'm loving POR already and we haven't even been there yet! Counting the days....
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:18 AM   #1592
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yes I had a couple of days where I was out strolling with my camera before sunrise. That is when I usually find the best colors in the sky. Well, sunset and immediately following as well but I am never at the resort at that time since we are usually out and about. The problem I have with the early morning pics is that as soon as my camera hits the thick August Florida humidity after being refrigerated in the room AC overnight my lenses instantly fog up and It take about a half hour for them to be ready for action.
Yup, I have the same problem with humidity instantly condensing on the cold glass and lenses fogging after coming out from air con. There's not much you can do about it until the glass warms up - otherwise, as soon as you clean the lens it fogs right up again. I don't know whether a gentle blow with the hair dryer might help warm the glass?

Photographers always recommend the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset for taking warm, rosy photos (golden hour) or even when the sun is just sliding below the horizon but there's still a lovely blue hue to the light (blue hour). In the middle of the day the light is so harsh and direct that pictures seem washed out (the sky especially).

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Old 09-29-2013, 10:52 PM   #1593
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Thanks for the great pics everyone!! We will be staying at POR for the first time in Nov!
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:24 PM   #1594
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Beautiful pictures! Getting super excited for our trip in December! Wooo!
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #1595
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These might be my favorite pictures so far! We have a WHOLE year to wait....why am I torturing myself? lol Seriously though, I already booked our hotel for NEXT December but I had been considering switching (probably because the resort is the only thing I can plan this far out, lol) any way all of these pictures and this informative thread have me sooooo geeked, I can't wait to get up early and go for a run on this beautiful property!!!! Thanks to everyone for the great thread!!!
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #1596
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Due to this thread-I decided to surprise my DH with a trip to WDW for NYE and our wedding anniversary Jan 1st! After looking at this the pics here I knew that POR is the perfect place for a couples trip!!! So pretty!!! Thanks for the pics!
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #1597
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Due to this thread-I decided to surprise my DH with a trip to WDW for NYE and our wedding anniversary Jan 1st! After looking at this the pics here I knew that POR is the perfect place for a couples trip!!! So pretty!!! Thanks for the pics!
It is! My husband and I stayed in a Royal Room in June and we loved it! Have a great time! NYE will be such a magical time to be there.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #1598
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Murphy bed?

I've been searching this thread but cannot seem to find a picture of the extra bed. If anyone has one or can point me to where in this thread there is one, I would really appreciate it. Thinking of including my nephew on our next trip and want to see how we would all fit in one POR room. Thanks!
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:36 AM   #1599
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Go to this site and you can see tons of pictures of the AB rooms.

http://portorleans.org/gallery-POR-AB-Rooms.php
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #1600
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These are such gorgeous photos. I can't wait to stay here in Feb. It looks so beautiful!
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:30 PM   #1601
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POR is the most beautiful of the moderate resorts. You almost forget that you are in WDW just by walking around in it.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:21 AM   #1602
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POR looks wonderful, I have a question, I noticed the rooms and food areas look a bit rustic.. I realize this is the theming since it is relating to old New Orleans etc. so is much of the resort like this? Does most all the bedrooms look like that? Besides the royal rooms of course...

We have never stayed at POR and are considering it for our next trip but aren't huge fans of the rustic look in the rooms :/ but the royal rooms look fabulous, now are those in a different price range?
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:37 AM   #1603
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The Alligator Bayou section of POR does have a very rustic theme. I think it's charming and have requested to be in that section for my upcoming trip.
The mansion section is not rustic at all. Royal Rooms are located there, and they do cost a bit more than a regular room. The grounds in this area are breathtakingly beautiful - especially at night.
I have stayed in both sections and enjoy both. POR is my absolute favorite resort....I can't get myself to even consider staying anywhere else anymore.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #1604
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The Alligator Bayou section of POR does have a very rustic theme. I think it's charming and have requested to be in that section for my upcoming trip. The mansion section is not rustic at all. Royal Rooms are located there, and they do cost a bit more than a regular room. The grounds in this area are breathtakingly beautiful - especially at night. I have stayed in both sections and enjoy both. POR is my absolute favorite resort....I can't get myself to even consider staying anywhere else anymore.
So can you answer me this? I have a family of 5. Will we for sure be in alligator bayou since that sleeps five, or are there other places? And if so, what room requests are best to make in that section? Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #1605
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So can you answer me this? I have a family of 5. Will we for sure be in alligator bayou since that sleeps five, or are there other places? And if so, what room requests are best to make in that section? Thanks!
If you are a family of 5 you WILL definitely be placed in Alligator Bayou as that is the only section that sleeps 5 due to the Murphy bed. We stayed at POR for the first time 2 months ago and I was hoping and praying for the mansions section, I'm not one to make room requests but I figured since it was just 2 of us there was noway we would be placed in AB! Guess what? We were! lol I am not outdoorsy in ANY way and was sooo not into that look so I have to admit I was a little disappointed. Until we got inside! I actually loved it so much. It's so cozy and I'm totally obsessed with the "wood" shower. I truly loved the room and I was glad we were placed there Keep an open mind, you may be surprised! Have fun
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