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Old 11-05-2010, 11:16 PM   #826
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We were thre last week and loved the place. We were in AB bilding 16 and were close to everything. Can't wait to go back next May. Pictures don't really give the resort justice. It's a beautiful place.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:18 AM   #827
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i don't know how i am going to last until christmas when i surprise hubby and son and daughter in law with trip in may. i'm dying to use one of these photos for my desktop wallpaper but can't because hubby works with me. i am going to burst i am so excited. it looks beautiful and we have deluxe dining. yayayayayay!!!!!
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:34 AM   #828
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i don't know how i am going to last until christmas when i surprise hubby and son and daughter in law with trip in may. i'm dying to use one of these photos for my desktop wallpaper but can't because hubby works with me. i am going to burst i am so excited. it looks beautiful and we have deluxe dining. yayayayayay!!!!!
What a fantastic surprise you got for your people. I am excited for you. I sure hope that you'll let us know how that went

Looking at your other trips, won't they expect a trip?
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:45 PM   #829
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Has anyone heard about a refurb on POR for April 2011?

Also, I've read some really bad reports online about this resort (I stayed in 2007 and loved it), I'd like to know if anyone has been there recently and noted that it's gone down hill in anyway..
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:03 AM   #830
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thanks for the pics everyone...I am super excited for my trip in 6 more sleeps!
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:14 AM   #831
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Has anyone heard about a refurb on POR for April 2011?
Yes, POR is due to start its rehab in April as soon as they have finished POFQ.See the POR FAQ thread here, or www.portorleans.org/rehab.php for the latest news.

I was at POR two months ago and couldn't find a single thing wrong with the room, we had a great stay. Had a lovely chat with one of the mousekeeping staff who has worked for Disney for 20 years and was on the opening crew for POR and has been there ever since, and she says the resort upkeep is excellent. She seemed to love her job, and took a great deal of pride in the resort.

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Old 12-15-2010, 07:41 AM   #832
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What a fantastic surprise you got for your people. I am excited for you. I sure hope that you'll let us know how that went

Looking at your other trips, won't they expect a trip?
The kids didnt go with us to portofino as they were busy in college and med school and they went to disney but knew about it. I told my son that there is a family gift they have to open together. I told him it was something that they will need for their future life together (to throw them off track). he came home a couple weekends ago and said "so what's the big gift, an all expense paid trip to disney?" i laughed and said yeah right. i told him i would look next year to see if there are any deals and maybe we could go. anyway, i printed out pieces of paper that say "you're going to disneyworld!!!Merry Christmas!!! My husbands says port orleans riverside with deluxe dining and theirs says port orleans french quarter with deluxe dining. That's where they like to go. I also printed out all lunch and dinner reservations and their air reservations. I will put copies in three separate boxes, wrap them with their names on each, then put the small boxes in large box and have my soon to be daughter in law open it and hand out the boxes. THEY ARE GOING TO DIE!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:12 AM   #833
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The kids didnt go with us to portofino as they were busy in college and med school and they went to disney but knew about it. I told my son that there is a family gift they have to open together. I told him it was something that they will need for their future life together (to throw them off track). he came home a couple weekends ago and said "so what's the big gift, an all expense paid trip to disney?" i laughed and said yeah right. i told him i would look next year to see if there are any deals and maybe we could go. anyway, i printed out pieces of paper that say "you're going to disneyworld!!!Merry Christmas!!! My husbands says port orleans riverside with deluxe dining and theirs says port orleans french quarter with deluxe dining. That's where they like to go. I also printed out all lunch and dinner reservations and their air reservations. I will put copies in three separate boxes, wrap them with their names on each, then put the small boxes in large box and have my soon to be daughter in law open it and hand out the boxes. THEY ARE GOING TO DIE!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!
Yay! get the duct tape out in case your mouth won't stay shut. I count on you to keep this secret
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:28 PM   #834
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Yay! get the duct tape out in case your mouth won't stay shut. I count on you to keep this secret
I can't believe I kept this secret but I did and they are so excited. Worth every penny. I hope you have great trip when you go!
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Old 12-26-2010, 03:24 AM   #835
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I can't believe I kept this secret but I did and they are so excited. Worth every penny.
So how did they take the news?

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Old 12-26-2010, 08:33 AM   #836
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Andre, they were in complete shock at first, then utter joy. I booked them at @ french quarter and brought up pics of refurbished rooms from your website and they were thrilled. My husband said he would rather stay on monorail so I showed him the magnolia bend pics from your site and he got excited! Wonderful day! Thanks for your great site that they can now obsess over!!!!!
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:27 AM   #837
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I can't believe I kept this secret but I did and they are so excited. Worth every penny. I hope you have great trip when you go!
Thank you. I am packing as we speak
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:44 AM   #838
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I love the landscaping at POR. Here are some photos from my stay in May 2010:





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Old 12-27-2010, 09:01 AM   #839
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Thanks to all for wonderful info and beautiful pictures we are looking forward to our first on-site stay and first ever trip without children in Feb. Can't wait to experience POR for ourselves but at least I can hang out here and feed my excitement for the next 45 days!
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:38 PM   #840
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Lovely photos! I loved the evening photo of Boatwrights a few pages back. This is our next resort for our next trip in May 2012
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