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Old 11-07-2013, 03:10 PM   #1606
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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.
If one is a child under three you could get the mansions section.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #1607
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Here's a more recent shot of an AB room with no bedspreads from our stay in October. We did a split stay with CSR, and I actually felt more comfortable without having the bedspread - but wish they had a runner like Deluxe and CSR to add that extra touch. Room was not at all as dark as this iPhone picture turned out. It was actually very bright and airy.



Here's the Murphy bed again as well. Perfect size for my extra tall DD5.



LOVED AB and I too was hoping for a room in the mansions. I was pleasantly surprised. It is "rustic themed" but not rustic at all (not like a rustic Northwoods cabin or anything). The kids really liked the carpet (looks like wood planks), loved Louis everywhere (pillows and on Murphy bed wall), I liked the seat over the AC unit, the tile floors in the bathroom area, the wood-looking tub surround (thought it would be too dark, but didn't feel that at all), so many little cool details in the AB rooms.

We are definitely booking preferred next time to insure we get AB and decent walking distance to everything (we were in Bldg 28 - garden view. Not bad for just 2 nights, but the paths are a bit crazy!)
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:06 PM   #1608
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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!
It depends on how old your children are....I think. If you have a child that is under 2 (or 3, not sure), you may still be able to request the mansions.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #1609
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:22 PM   #1610
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Wonderful pictures!!!!!!!
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:01 PM   #1611
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Haven't been through all the pages here,(but the pictures and other info has helped alot), but I have not seen anything about the porches. I have to use a scooter and am hoping that those are not stairs to get down to the ground! We have requested a "perfered" room close to the bus stop and food court. Am hoping for building 14 and has to be first floor. Anyone know anything about this?
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:04 PM   #1612
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Haven't been through all the pages here,(but the pictures and other info has helped alot), but I have not seen anything about the porches. I have to use a scooter and am hoping that those are not stairs to get down to the ground!
There are some access paths with steps, but there are also ramped paths for wheelchairs/ECVs. Buildings in the 14 /15 area have very good disability access.

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Thank you, Andre for a quick reply! I am very relieved to know that I don't have to go hipity hop down the steps!!!!!
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:10 AM   #1614
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:42 PM   #1615
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Ahhhh I love this thread! (I actually haven't looked at any photos yet, but ) I'm staying at POR in Jan!!!! Can't wait to look at all of the pictures!
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:40 PM   #1616
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:52 PM   #1617
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Looking for recent pics of a room in Alligator Bayou. Do they still have pedestal sinks? If so not a lot of room for toiletries.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:50 AM   #1618
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Looking for recent pics of a room in Alligator Bayou. Do they still have pedestal sinks? If so not a lot of room for toiletries.
Any pics of the refurbished rooms would show you the new countertop design, including the pics earlier in this thread or the FAQ thread.



For a wider selection of photos, including a panoramic view, try www.portorleans.org/gallery-POR-AB-Rooms.php.

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Old 01-20-2014, 10:15 AM   #1620
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A big to all the talented photographers (whether you realize it or not) who have captured their visions for POR veterans and POR rookies alike to enjoy.

We will be there in 64 days for our first visit to POR and our return to WDW after a 20+ year absence, this time without kids.

I must confess that these photos have presented a dilemma of a sort. My DW has so far only received minimal information about our trip from me.. the family TA. As much as I want her to be excited about what is in store for her during our stay at POR by showing her these photos in advance, I want her experience the same initial "shock and awe" live and in person.

(I think the "let her wait & see" approach will win out.)
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