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Old 04-03-2012, 10:28 AM   #3736
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We're staying in July-Aug in an AB room for 5, and I just called to add a night to our stay...the CM gave me a discount and an upgrade to a Garden View, so it is worth checking if you call! Don't know the percentage off but we got the extra night and our total was about 100 less than our original total
Our dates are July 30-August 5
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:40 AM   #3737
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Good grief, I don't log in for 12 hours and there's another four pages appeared in this thread!!!



Yes, building 14 is done, and all of the refurbished rooms do have queen beds. That's what it says in the FAQ on the first page anyway...



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I just spoke to a CM at POR to put a request in for building 14 and she said it was not refurbished yet. She said it was scheduled for next month.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:42 AM   #3738
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Yay!!! We made it to 250







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Old 04-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #3739
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http://www.portorleans.org/magnolia-bend.php

This is Andre's website that has everything you wanted to know about POR/POFQ, the link above should get you to the site that has the layouts of the rooms.
Yes! Thanks...I just couldn't find it! I love Andre's website. I took my first trip to POR in 2008 and of course, it's my favorite!
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:03 AM   #3740
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See you in Sept

Last page!!!
I wasn't around for the first page, last page is the next best thing.
For those staying in Sept.,
see you then.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:30 AM   #3741
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We arrive on Sunday. Eek!
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:54 AM   #3742
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I just spoke to a CM at POR to put a request in for building 14 and she said it was not refurbished yet. She said it was scheduled for next month.
I rather doubt you actually spoke to a CM at Port Orleans, but instead to the central WDW call center. Luckily, they are well known for providing highly accurate and up-to-the-minute information - or so they tell all their callers anyway, so it must be true.


Anyway, please believe me when I say that building 14 is refurbished, and they are wrong (mind you, the supplied info they have to work with is wrong too, so I can't wholly blame them on that part).

By the way, do you have a Preferred Location booked, as building 14 is preferred?

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Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:18 PM   #3743
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I doubt you spoke to a CM at Port Orleans, but instead to the central WDW call center. Luckily they are well known for providing highly accurate and up-to-the-minute information. Or so they tell their callers, anyway, so it must be right.


Anyway, please believe me when I say that building 14 is refurbished, and they are wrong (mind you, the supplied info they have to work with is wrong too, so I can't wholly blame them on that part).

By the way, do you have a Preferred Location booked, as building 14 is preferred?

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Yes, we booked a Preferred Location for 4 nights after our Poly stay. Thank you for the info!
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:21 PM   #3744
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Again we must thank Andre for all his hard work and for someone just a few paddles off the east (right) coast I believe him to be the best mod on DIS!

THANKS ANDRE!
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:30 PM   #3745
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Three cheers for Andre!!!!

Yes we must thank Andre for all his work on these DIS boards and on the POR/POFQ website that he maintains.!!!!



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Old 04-03-2012, 01:12 PM   #3746
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I really need some advice, and I'm hoping that by asking here some of you who have stayed at the same resort can help me out.

This is our first trip to Disney as a family. (I was four years old the last time I was there).

I need some ideas on the convenienve of dining reservations with regard to location from POR. We are a family who likes to take things slow, so I imagine we will be the type of people who go the park early in the morning and head back to the resort by mid-afternoon for a break and then go back to the park after dinner.

Is it a big time waster to travel to other resorts for dinner reservations, then head back to the park? We really want to eat at Ohana and Whispering Canyon. Or should we try to eat at Downtown Disney or the resort every night? OR is it best to just head back to the park for a dinner there?

I would appreciate any advice. This is so new to us, and I'm supposed to make reservations next week.
It was our first trip last month and we weren't sure about dinner reservations but it worked for us. We went to the parks in the morning, then headed back to the resort around 2pm. Swam and rested. Then headed back to that same park(because we didn't have hoppers) for our dinner reservations. We stayed at Hollywood Studios until our dinner reservations at Sci-Fi. One day we went back to Magic Kingdom, then took the monorail to the Polyanisian resort for reservations at Kona Cafe. That worked good, just plan about an hour from your hotel to dinner. Just to be safe. A few times we did dinner downtown too but it was evenings where we weren't going to the parks. We also did one character breakfast at Crystal Palace and I'd do that again. I wish we would have just planned dinner at our own resort one night. Next time I guess. We also had no dining plan. I think we'll look into that too for the next trip. Happy planning!
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:37 PM   #3747
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Well folks, many thanks for all those lovely kind words about this thread, which is now at the 250 page limit... phew!

So, please could we now move along in an orderly fashion to the new updated version located at: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2904701

See you there!

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Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:37 PM   #3748
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Hi! Heavily leaning towards POR for my November trip....can someone tell me the Preferred location sections/building for the AB side. I'd like to request a building as close to them as possible, and in the AB side for sure. The mansion side is a little too "pretty" for my DS's and DH , log and woodsy-ness is much better for us!!

Also, is there only one place to refill your refillable mug, and if so where is that?

Is the "Main Pool" on the island in the middle of the resort?? I'm looking at a map on portorleans.org

thanks!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #3749
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Move along please...

Sorry, this FAQ thread is now at its 250 page limit and is closed.
Please see the new updated version located at showthread.php?t=2904701.

See you over there!
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For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14
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