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Old 12-29-2011, 11:07 PM   #31
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:29 AM   #32
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Following over.... We have POR booked for April 6-13th. I requested the AB building #s based on the refurb schedule but now that they switch it and refurbed a Preferred building I guess I need to call back and just request a refurbished room instead of the actual builing #. Which way do you think would be best? Do the room assigners know which building are completed?
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:54 AM   #33
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The room allocators should know which buildings have been refurbed, as they obviously need that info to determine which rooms are not available in inventory. By April, it will probably still be AB 14, 36, 37 & 38 completed, unless the schedule changes again.

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We are leaving for Port Orleans Riverside next Saturday and I'm super excited! It's our first visit here so I'm unfamiliar with the buildings and rooms. I was thinking we would like something in Magnolia Terrace as it seems close to two bus stops plus the dining area. We booked a garden view and I had hoped to get a refurbed room. Is it possible to get a room in Magnolia that has garden view and is refurbed?
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:46 AM   #35
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Just put in my request for 14, 36,37, or 38! I will know in 3 weeks and 1 day if we get it!!!
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Checking into POR Friday the 6th Jan. Requesting Queen bed. CM says rooms will not be done until Summer? I guess I will CB mid-week to verify that again. I'm stuck with whatever I get I guess. Oh well it's only for 2 nights. I'll let you know if I hear differnt information when I return from our visit regarding refurb status.
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We are leaving for Port Orleans Riverside next Saturday and I'm super excited! It's our first visit here so I'm unfamiliar with the buildings and rooms. I was thinking we would like something in Magnolia Terrace as it seems close to two bus stops plus the dining area. We booked a garden view and I had hoped to get a refurbed room. Is it possible to get a room in Magnolia that has garden view and is refurbed?
Id ask for Magnolia Building or Arcadia
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Checking into POR Friday the 6th Jan. Requesting Queen bed. CM says rooms will not be done until Summer? I guess I will CB mid-week to verify that again. I'm stuck with whatever I get I guess. Oh well it's only for 2 nights. I'll let you know if I hear differnt information when I return from our visit regarding refurb status.
There are lots of refurbed rooms available now with queen beds all over POR.
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Checking into POR Friday the 6th Jan. Requesting Queen bed. CM says rooms will not be done until Summer?
<thwack> Is it just me, or is the quality of information being given out by the Disney Reservations Center getting worse at the moment? The trouble is, if you say to the call-center CMs "well I read on the internet that..." they tend to just patronisingly tell you not to believe everything you read and that they know better. And of course people believe them, because they are the public face of Walt Disney World.

While I'd be the first to admit that there is undoubtedly a lot of misinformation around on the net, I spend a lot of my own time and effort in trying to make sure that what you read here, and on my website, is as accurate, up-to-date and helpful as possible. I know of several resort CMs who help out too, and their input is very much appreciated.

Anyway, to put the record straight: as of now about ONE THIRD of the rooms at Port Orleans Riverside have been refurbished (that's all of Acadian House and Magnolia Terrace, plus Alligator Bayou buildings 14, 36, 37 and 38). By mid/late-summer, the whole resort should be complete.

Of course, you are not guaranteed to get one of the new rooms, but 6th Jan is not going to be exactly peak occupancy so I'd be most surprised if the excellent resort staff can't sort something out for you if you ask nicely.

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I made requests when I made my reservations in August but when I checked in on Dec 15 the gal checking me in acted as if I hadn't made any requests but she was as nice as can be and honored all of our requests but one (corner room, no biggie). It was 11:00 am and we got our queen beds plus the room was ready. Maybe it helped that we didn't care which building we got. I don't have much faith in making requests with reservations.
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I'm following over. We are staying at POR for our Feb trip, hoping for a refurbed room!
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I have a garden room booked at the end of Jan, we really need Queen beds (due to hubby's height), what are our chances? I booked the garden room online with a description saying "two queen beds" so that is why I booked POR over a double bed resort.... so I hope we get one!

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I have a garden room booked at the end of Jan, we really need Queen beds (due to hubby's height), what are our chances? I booked the garden room online with a description saying "two queen beds" so that is why I booked POR over a double bed resort.... so I hope we get one!

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Exactly this. If it says 2 queen beds in the description then that's what I'm expecting. We'll be there on May 29th. I requested something in the mansions, either Magnolia Terrace or Oak Manor, but any mansion room with 2 queen beds will do
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:23 PM   #45
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Hey Andre or anyone. The corner view rooms like the river corners, do they have two queen options of those rooms? Or are they king beds? A friend just asked me and I had a amnesia moment. Lol.
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