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Old 01-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #2356
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Yes, if that used to be the case, it has definitely changed. As long as you have a resort reservation - package or room-only - you can get ME. If it's last minute, you don't even need a voucher or ME luggage tags. Simply go to the ME counter, give them your resort reservation number and your luggage claim tickets. They will put you on a bus to your resort AND pick up your luggage for you. You could make a reservation the night before you arrive and STILL get ME. It's super simple!
nice to know if I ever don't need a car, thanks!
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WOW!!!!! Loving this thread. Venom, you seem to have all the answers!!!!!

Booked another trip to the Mousehouse for May with DH and DD (21) who will be graduating, cum laude, from college a week or two before our trip.

Have read this entire thread and have gotten so much information about POR. We are really looking forward to our visit; the pictures of the property look beautiful and so serene.

Venom, I did make a request for the mansion buildings when I made my reservation. I'd like to also fax a request prior to arrival. Would you kindly PM me with the proper fax information so that I can do this. My DD is so excited (even at her age) and really wants to stay in the mansion buildings so I want to do everything I can to try and have the request granted .

Looking forward to following the thread until our trip to stay up on what's happening.

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I had to go and make sure it wasn't me! You do a very good job of answering questions here as well! In fact I was 99% sure that it would be either you or Andre answering my question as you are both equally fabulous and knowledgable.
Oh no not you lol. Better now I am off. Heading home.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #2358
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Hope your night got better, Venomhatch, for all you do to help all of us, you deserve only great days! ( You too Andre, the map-maker extraordinaire!

Also, thanks to all who replied with car rental advice and opinions...I'm definitely leaning toward renting a car from what I read, especially since we will be arriving in Orlando near midnight!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:52 PM   #2359
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Aaahhhhh, 3 more weeks today and we will be at POR.

Perhaps sipping on a coctail by the hot tub? Maybe enjoying the YeeHa Bob show? Or a romantic carriage ride? Hmmmm, who knows.

I can't concentrate at work ...... three ..... more ...... weeks .....
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #2360
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Hope your night got better, Venomhatch, for all you do to help all of us, you deserve only great days! ( You too Andre, the map-maker extraordinaire!

Also, thanks to all who replied with car rental advice and opinions...I'm definitely leaning toward renting a car from what I read, especially since we will be arriving in Orlando near midnight!
It did, it did. Thanks!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #2361
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Yes, if that used to be the case, it has definitely changed. As long as you have a resort reservation - package or room-only - you can get ME. If it's last minute, you don't even need a voucher or ME luggage tags. Simply go to the ME counter, give them your resort reservation number and your luggage claim tickets. They will put you on a bus to your resort AND pick up your luggage for you. You could make a reservation the night before you arrive and STILL get ME. It's super simple!
I agree with you also. We have a room only ressie with ME and that is the case. Paid for first night in advance and balance at check in. We have also combined rental car/beach stays with turning the car in at the airport, then taking ME to a resort and back even though the flight did not match our ressie. They have been very accomidating.
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Also how good is the food at the food court, AoA was great and had lots of different varieties of food? I did note that POR wasn't nearly as diverse in their food court choices which is ok as long the food is still great. We do have a free day at the resort so we can just resort hop and go eat at AoA if need be.
We loved the food court at AoA too! I know there are some people who didn't like AoA's food court that much, but I really enjoyed the diversity there. I haven't stayed at POR yet, but in December we stayed at POFQ and got food from POR once. We thought the two Port Orleans food courts were pretty good, but I think we liked AoA slightly better. We went to AoA once to get the surf n surf burger which I really wanted again. Our favorite at POR was make your own pasta, and at POFQ I really enjoyed the cheese quesidalla (though spicy).

I really enjoy trying new resorts and I'm glad that the food varies by resort as well. It keeps each place a little unique. I can't wait until my trip next year to POR!
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Wow someone got thanked for backing up my original response. Oh well bad day at work for me. Hope everyone elses day is better.
Sorry that it was a bad day for you!! You are highly appreciated on this thread.
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Does anyone know if you can get blueberries at the POR food court at breakfast time?
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:48 PM   #2365
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I did it last trip with no reservation so I don't know. But I think odds are in your favor. You can always check as soon as you arrive.
Thanks Venom! Hoping we have equally as good of luck as you did! I'd like to take DD the same day she does BBB and CRT. I think a nice cinderella-esque carriage ride would be a perfect end to a hopefully fabulous day! 4 more days!!! I'm so excited, I just can't hide it
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Thanks Venom! Hoping we have equally as good of luck as you did! I'd like to take DD the same day she does BBB and CRT. I think a nice cinderella-esque carriage ride would be a perfect end to a hopefully fabulous day! 4 more days!!! I'm so excited, I just can't hide it
That would be beautiful! I am sure she would feel like she was living out a fairytale!!! Hope you have a magical visit with us!
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Does anyone know if you can get blueberries at the POR food court at breakfast time?
I have only seen fruit such as bananas or oranges, etc. No blueberries that I remember, unless they are toppings for yogurt and I just never saw them.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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I have only seen fruit such as bananas or oranges, etc. No blueberries that I remember, unless they are toppings for yogurt and I just never saw them.
They do have various berries as toppings for the yogurt parfaits, but I've no idea whether they are black, blue, straw or rasp types...

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On the other hand I guess it is quite reassuring to still be able to read about what fun I'm going to have when I check in at the Colonel's Cotton Mill building... (and after ten years I do wish that was now just a joke, but it really does still say that).
Well I can sort of get onto the new site now, in Firefox but not IE at home, and it does bounce me back to the old UK site randomly when I try to get to some links, but the new look does seem quite nice. The detailed zoomable maps are especially good.

I tried to do online checkin for my upcoming trip, but after clicking on the 'check in available' link, it then said it wasn't available after all.

It's great to see that the good old Dixie Landings Colonel's Cotton Mill is still around though...



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For any of you considering renting a car - don't forget to check out the transportation board for some great deals. My DH prides himself on always being able to find the best deals - he thought he had a great rate on our minivan rental. imagine his surprise when I told him about the Budget promo codes I found on here which saved us over $200!!!
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