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Old 01-07-2013, 03:14 PM   #2236
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Thanks! I will call this afternoon to see if I can upgrade. Should not be a huge price difference. I think even River View was only $250 more! I already put a request on my reservation for Oak Manor, close to main building, but I suppose I could change that when I call too? Then, fax the same request 5 days or so out? Thanks again for all of your help!
That all sounds like a great plan!!! Message me if you need any other help.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #2238
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With all the promotions flying yes Garden view does seem much better. Plus it is a little better than looking at the parking lot when you step out of your room. One upside it Garden views sometimes can have a view of the beautiful fountains, or water streams that go buy. Garden views rooms are pretty much centralized so walking to the main building or directly to a bus stop are about the same distance. Royal Guest rooms I would try for a Oak Building GV with a view of the main waterfall. But if you have any trouble you can always message me if you have any questions.
Thanks for this, even though it wasn't for me. I asked about requests for a Royal room a few pages ago, but it went unanswered because it was stuck among a fast moving group of posts We are currently booked in a Royal-Garden View, but I wasn't sure if I should request Oak Manor due to closer location to the main areas, or Parterre Place due to the larger number of garden view rooms on the river side.
ETA: What is the "main waterfall" that you suggest requesting a view of? This will be our first time at POR

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Thanks for this, even though it wasn't for me. I asked about requests for a Royal room a few pages ago, but it went unanswered because it was stuck among a fast moving group of posts We are currently booked in a Royal-Garden View, but I wasn't sure if I should request Oak Manor due to closer location to the main areas, or Parterre Place due to the larger number of garden view rooms on the river side.
Oh, so sorry it got buried. But glad it helped you.
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Oh, so sorry it got buried. But glad it helped you.
No worries The question wasn't directed at you, specifically. Just whomever could help Thanks again! Do you know of any pictures of the waterfall you mentioned?
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I'm so excited! With the spring discount I just switched from POP Century to POR! This will be my fifth trip to the World but my first time staying at a Mod Resort (I've always stayed at Sports). My daughter will be turning 9 during our stay and I'm hoping for a mansion room since it will just be myself, my DD8, and my mother. I did put in the request over the phone and will do it again at online check in.

I'm debating on whether to surprise them and not say anything about the resort upgrade until we arrive or just tell them. I kind of think a surprise would be fun.

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We are POR veterans but I would like to say Thank you to everyone for all the great info on this thread!

10 days until we check in!!! This will be our last family vacation for awhile as we are dealing with some health issues. We have booked preferred and are hoping to get a banquet bed because we have a 13 year old and a 2 year old.
We are so excited and can not wait for the opportunity to spend this time together as family!
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Thank you!!! When you said waterfall I was picturing like a mountain with a cascading waterfall down the side and I was trying to figure out where on earth that would be So this fountain is in the river side courtyard of Oak Manor? Thanks so much for all your help!
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Thank you!!! When you said waterfall I was picturing like a mountain with a cascading waterfall down the side and I was trying to figure out where on earth that would be So this fountain is in the river side courtyard of Oak Manor? Thanks so much for all your help!
Did I say waterfall. My Apologies, yeah this fountain is located in the middle river side of the Oak Manor Building.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #2246
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We are in a similar situation. Dd 7 and dd 3, I cannot put them in the same bed with each other or wiht one of us. We are bringing an air mattress for the younger one. Hope we can make some room for her.
We have brought a twin bed to POR many times, it fits fine between the bed and door, then we prop it up against the wall during the day.

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Did I say waterfall. My Apologies, yeah this fountain is located in the middle river side of the Oak Manor Building.
Good thing I am still on hold, the room assignment team would have been like "Waterfall? We don't have no stinkin' waterfall!" HA! I figured you meant fountain, but still, this gave me a chuckle! Thanks again for all of your help!
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Good thing I am still on hold, the room assignment team would have been like "Waterfall? We don't have no stinkin' waterfall!" HA! I figured you meant fountain, but still, this gave me a chuckle! Thanks again for all of your help!
Well have some good chuckles, have they came on the line yet?
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We are currently booked in a Royal-Garden View, but I wasn't sure if I should request Oak Manor due to closer location to the main areas, or Parterre Place due to the larger number of garden view rooms on the river side.
Personally with the Royal Rooms I would suggest asking for WHAT you want rather than WHERE. For example, in general terms Oak Manor is probably overall the better building in terms of ease of access for most of the facilities/etc, but arguably the best rooms of all for access to the South Depot and the main building would probably be in the northern wing of Parterre Place (see the maps). So if you asked for Oak then you have removed the possibility of them assigning you a pretty perfect room in Parterre, should one be free. Does that makes sense?

So I'd suggest letting them know what you want (e.g. close proximity to main building and to the main bus stop) rather than asking for Oak Manor per se.

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Just wanted to check in and say how much I love this thread! Such a wealth of information to be found here. We've just booked our next vacation and chose to do the Royal Room at POR instead of a Deluxe this time (too stinking much). Love this helpful and positive bunch of folks!

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