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Old 12-29-2011, 11:54 AM   #16
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:11 PM   #17
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Is that a new avatar? I know we are looking forward to our royal stay.
yea thats a pic from our recent trip. we ate at TH and I loved it! That was our first trip to POR and I only had stayed at the Poly previously but didnt miss the CL at all and actually prefer POR now!
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:32 PM   #18
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Thanks for the new thread Andre. Hope everyone's having a nice Christmas - New Years break.
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yea thats a pic from our recent trip. we ate at TH and I loved it! That was our first trip to POR and I only had stayed at the Poly previously but didnt miss the CL at all and actually prefer POR now!
Yeah we want to stay at the Poly atleast once. But we will come back to POR on all the trips after.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:32 PM   #20
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Yay...a new thread! We will be arriving on February 16 and I had requested Oak Manor. I see now that Oak Manor is all Royal rooms (I didn't pay for that) and it won't open until February 17. I really need queen sized beds so which other location would be best? I'd love something close to a pool and the main building of course, lol. Any suggestions?
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Yay...a new thread! We will be arriving on February 16 and I had requested Oak Manor. I see now that Oak Manor is all Royal rooms (I didn't pay for that) and it won't open until February 17. I really need queen sized beds so which other location would be best? I'd love something close to a pool and the main building of course, lol. Any suggestions?
Maybe try the Magnolia Terrace Building it is just a short walk over to old man island and then over to food court etc. That building has been refurbed already and is close to main building.
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Sorry, the cast member you spoke to is talking complete and utter... erm, well, you know what I'm trying to say.

The Acadian House and Magnolia Terrace mansion buildings are now both completely refurbished, and have been so for several months. Four Alligator Bayou buildings are also done (14, 36, 37 and 38). If you like the mansions, I'd suggest the river-facing parts of Magnolia Terrace would be a great choice. Alligator Bayou 14 is very close to the main building, but is classed as a 'Preferred' location.

What is due to start around 15th January is work on the 'Royal Room' updates for Oak Manor (and then Parterre Place) which might be where your cast member got confused. Not quite sure what they mean by 'front' either... the front would really be the parking lot side, as that would have been the mansion entrance way, with the river/gardens at the 'back' of the buildings, but not sure if that's how it's referred to internally.

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I called back and had the CM note a request for Magnolia Terrace. I had to clarify this for her, as she kept on saying Magnolia Bend. I explained that Magnolia Bend represented all 4 Mansions buildings. She admitted that she'd have to look that info up as they don't have those specifics. She also told me that some of the renovated rooms would still have full-size beds instead of queen-size. ??????

I'm curious - one of the CMs I spoke with yesterday said that, 2 or 3 days before the reservation is to begin, that there is actually a room scheduler at POR who does the actual room assignments, and that this person is the best to speak to as it is their decision. I was told I could reach this person by calling POR directly. With all of the misinformation I've collected over the last few days, I'm doubtful. Think this is true?
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Thanks for the new thread! Checking into POR tomorrow morning for our first New Year's trip.

We have booked a "river view" room, and since I have mobility issues, I have requested a ground floor room in Magnolia or Acadian. Fingers crossed that they are able to fulfill my requests. I have found that they are usually pretty good about requests at POR.
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Thank you for all the lovely pictures. Its helping me get excited for our upcoming trip! Going Feb 7-13th. Its our first trip as a family, but I've been loads of times when I used to live in Miami! I love riverside!
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Great pictures Andre! I like the new Magnolia rooms over the old picture. They look much brighter.

Do you have any photos of the renovated Alligator Bayou rooms? Including a shot of the pull-down bed for the 3rd child? The beds are changing to queen, yes?

I had booked a CBR Pirate Room but may end up switching to POR if we bring our DD's friend. Or POP if my BIL's family comes with us instead.

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So one of the preferred AB buildings (#14) is fully renovated. Is #15 also underway? Then the other preferred buildings and the rest of AB will be finished after the Royal Rooms?
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Question about beds

Forgive me for not searching through all the old threads for the answer- which i am sure is there somewhere! Do all the refurb rooms now have queen size beds? We have a trip planned for Nov 2012 staying at Pop but I am thinking about switching to Por because I love to stay at a resort I never have stayed at before. The queen size bed was really nice in 2010 at POFQ.
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Forgive me for not searching through all the old threads for the answer- which i am sure is there somewhere! Do all the refurb rooms now have queen size beds? We have a trip planned for Nov 2012 staying at Pop but I am thinking about switching to Por because I love to stay at a resort I never have stayed at before. The queen size bed was really nice in 2010 at POFQ.
Yes all the refurb rooms will either have two queens or the one king options.
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Just a follow on from the previous thread.

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We requested and got building 16 last March. I really loved this location. It was very close to everything without paying preferred. I was wondering myself which AB buildings are next on the list. If you don't mind it not being refurbed, I think you will like building 16!
Just wanted to thank you for the information. As to whether we don't mind it not being refurbished, of course we would prefer a refurbed room, but I am thinking with my Mom's mobility issues, the closer room might be worth more to us than the refurbishment. The non-queen shouldn't be an issue since it's my two young girls (9 & 6) who will be sharing, I'll have the other bed and the toddler will be in the trundle or the murphy.
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Thanks for the new thread, Andre! Counting on down!
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