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Old 12-25-2012, 01:38 PM   #1756
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Didn't check for an answer to this, but we just returned from a Royal Riverfront. Ask for Oak Manor or PARTERRE room that is CLOSEST to the Footbridge to the lobby and you'll be fine and yes, fax your request. I'll PM you the one I sent.
Thank you so much for taking the time to do that. I'm using it as the basis for the fax I'm sending tomorrow.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:39 PM   #1757
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Happy Holidays to my POR friends and especially Andre who forever keeps us in touch with our beloved second home.

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Old 12-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #1758
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Merry Christmas fellow POR DISers! A mere 34 days until we arrive at POR for the first time. So excited, I just talked my mom into joining us there for a few days. Happens every trip...I tell ya WDW owes me a little commission.

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2) We have the deluxe dining plan. Can we charge the tips for our meals back to our room?! Seems like that would be easier than carrying around cash for tips.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:42 PM   #1759
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2) We have the deluxe dining plan. Can we charge the tips for our meals back to our room?! Seems like that would be easier than carrying around cash for tips.

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Old 12-25-2012, 09:41 PM   #1760
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I think have just convinced the hubby to move from offsite to Riverside for our trip with the kiddos in June *keeping my fingers crossed that Disney comes out with some sorta promotion to help me seal the deal *
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:03 PM   #1761
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Mid day Rest

I love the pictures I have seen of this resort. We are taking our DD 6 on her first trip in March. Is it doable to leave the park in the afternoon and go back to the hotel for mid day rest? We would then like to return to the parks in the evening. How long does it take to do this and is it feasable?
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:41 AM   #1762
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I love the pictures I have seen of this resort. We are taking our DD 6 on her first trip in March. Is it doable to leave the park in the afternoon and go back to the hotel for mid day rest? We would then like to return to the parks in the evening. How long does it take to do this and is it feasable?
This is definitely doable, especially if you go to the park at rope drop. We usually drive to the parks, but sometimes my DH stays longer in the park with my teens and I take the younger kids back. They then take the bus and have always made it to the resort in a timely fashion. We stayed at POFQ early December, and the bus back from MK was so much quicker than driving. (I have to drive because my DS4 is afraid of buses.)

We often go at rope drop, return to the hotel between 12 & 1, then go back to park around 6ish. That's going to change now though, because DD6 has become a parade fanatic (she watches them on youtube) and there is no way she will want to go back to the hotel before the 3:00 parade! That's the one real downside to returning for a break.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:46 AM   #1763
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:21 AM   #1764
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Is it doable to leave the park in the afternoon and go back to the hotel for mid day rest? We would then like to return to the parks in the evening. How long does it take to do this and is it feasable?
Absolutely doable. We very rarely spend all day in the parks, and it's not a long journey back to the resort, especially at that sort of time when the buses won't be too crowd. It's one of the advantages of staying on-site. With a car it's ever quicker - I've walked out of the park exit at Epcot and been back at the room in less than 20 minutes before now.

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Old 12-26-2012, 06:10 AM   #1765
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Can you make room requests when you do online check-in?
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:54 AM   #1766
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I'm going in Feb... and I REALLY, REALLY can't wait to see this resort. I was there briefly to visit friends last Feb and it was lovely, but didn't have the time to really walk the grounds or anything. So I made sure to add a few days to my trip and booked a RGR.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:05 AM   #1767
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Can you make room requests when you do online check-in?
No, there is no free-format text entry facility. You need to have had your request added to your original booking beforehand, or contact the resort directly (ideally by fax) about 3-5 days before you check in. You can still do online checkin in the meantime though, that does not affect how requests are looked at.

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:10 AM   #1768
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I think I could use some help. We are 9 days out from our first trip to WDW and our honeymoon. We will be checking into POR on Jan 5 for 10
nights before moving for 2 nights at AKL. We reserved a king bed at POR but we would really like to be in the mansion sections,which seems more romantic and possibly closer to the main buildings and/or river view. I'm sure this may be too much to request which is why I think I need help. How do I request? What should I request? Thanks for any help in advance.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:25 AM   #1769
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We reserved a king bed at POR but we would really like to be in the mansion sections,which seems more romantic and possibly closer to the main buildings and/or river view. I'm sure this may be too much to request which is why I think I need help. How do I request? What should I request? Thanks for any help in advance.
Well you've already got a King Bed room paid for, so all you need to do is request a room in the Mansion Buildings. There are 40 king rooms, with all view types, available in the two regular mansion buildings, so personally I'd suggest also asking for a river view if one is available (there are about ten of those in buildings 80 and 85).

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Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #1770
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Andre - I love your signature sentence!
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