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Old 01-13-2013, 03:56 PM   #2551
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Does anyone know if you can buy cases of bottled water at the store at POR (assuming there is a store?). Any idea how much for a case? Thanks!
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Does anyone know if you can buy cases of bottled water at the store at POR (assuming there is a store?). Any idea how much for a case? Thanks!
No, it's not a supermarket. You can buy gallon size containers of water though.

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:18 PM   #2553
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No, it's not a supermarket. You can buy gallon size containers of water though.

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Thanks, that will work. I'll just make sure to bring our reusable Sigg bottles.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:03 PM   #2554
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Actually, you can purchase a case of water....it's a 24 pack of the smaller dasani waters, for 16 dollars.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:09 PM   #2555
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Well, we're back from our trip! It was absolutely fabulous! I have a TON of pics I took around the resort! I want to thank everyone for this thread, it's been so helpful! I esp want to thank Andre for his website with all the diagrams/maps/pics, it really helped me be prepared! Also, thanks so much to venomhatch for helping us get EXACTLY what we requested as far as room location!
We have stayed at AKL, POFQ, pop, and the all stars in the past....riverside is definitely our new home! We ate at both boatwrights and the food court, and they were both excellent. We had no problems with the buses, they came quickly, and we only had to stand once when we left right at closing. We were near a quiet pool, and were lucky enough to be able to go swimming even tho it was jan! We also did laundry one night, and the facilities were great. All the cms we came across were absolutely awesome- I can't say enough great things about it!
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Well, we're back from our trip! It was absolutely fabulous! I have a TON of pics I took around the resort! I want to thank everyone for this thread, it's been so helpful! I esp want to thank Andre for his website with all the diagrams/maps/pics, it really helped me be prepared! Also, thanks so much to venomhatch for helping us get EXACTLY what we requested as far as room location!
We have stayed at AKL, POFQ, pop, and the all stars in the past....riverside is definitely our new home! We ate at both boatwrights and the food court, and they were both excellent. We had no problems with the buses, they came quickly, and we only had to stand once when we left right at closing. We were near a quiet pool, and were lucky enough to be able to go swimming even tho it was jan! We also did laundry one night, and the facilities were great. All the cms we came across were absolutely awesome- I can't say enough great things about it!
Call me the Room Fairy lol. Glad you had such a great time and can find our info useful and beneficial for your visit!
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #2557
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New here, arriving at POR in 13 days. We are booked in preferred room, any one know if its possible to get a king bed in preferred? We couldn't book as such but saw that there are king beds in building 14 which is preferred, confused . Thanks!
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My travel agent said that magnolia and Arcadian building are all changing to royal rooms. Is this true?
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:19 AM   #2560
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Actually, you can purchase a case of water....it's a 24 pack of the smaller dasani waters, for 16 dollars.
Ah, hadn't seen those, thanks for the update.

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New here, arriving at POR in 13 days. We are booked in preferred room, any one know if its possible to get a king bed in preferred? We couldn't book as such but saw that there are king beds in building 14 which is preferred, confused . Thanks!
There are some King Bed rooms within the same buildings as the Preferred rooms, yes. However they come under the King Bed booking category, not Preferred (see the floorplans I created for each room's booking catgeory). You can always put in a request though, and if they are not all already booked then you might get upgraded.

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First I've heard of it if it is! I seriously doubt it though, so soon after they've finished refurbishing the whole resort.

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QUOTE=andrewilley;47173266]Continuing bookings are something that the room assignment team looks for on a regular basis. They see a lot of these, especially around the start of the free dining periods where people need to split their booking to take advantage of the opening date of the offer. They make every effort to avoid anyone needing to change rooms, although it's not 100% guaranteed of course. The fact that you have two rooms booked will help as they won't want to move two of you if at all possible.

Make sure you note on your requests for the first booking to have it linked with the next one (and also fax the resort 3-5 days before arrival). You will need to pop back to the front desk to checkout/checkin again on your changeover day, but it shouldn't be a problem.

You will have no difficulty with parking, I've seen all sorts parked there! You may prefer to park a little further away from the building, on the other side of the parking lot, if you feel your RV is too large for the nearby spaces, but see how you go.





Thank You, Andre!!!!I am so excited ! I can't wait to stay at POR again ( did the Orleans side once )
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Does anyone know if you can buy cases of bottled water at the store at POR (assuming there is a store?). Any idea how much for a case? Thanks!
I've ordered cases of bottled water in the past from a local Orlando service like Garden Grocer; not sure what the current price is, and there are delivery fees. I've also read about people ordering cases from places like Walmart and having them delivered to the resort c/o your reservation # (but I think they ask to keep it to minimum order). There is also the Hess station at DTD (across the street) that I've read people take the boat, pick up water (and other items) and lug them back to boat to their rooms. Sounds like a hassle to me, but if it saves $, I guess it's worth it!
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My travel agent said that magnolia and Arcadian building are all changing to royal rooms. Is this true?
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Ah, hadn't seen those, thanks for the update.



There are some King Bed rooms within the same buildings as the Preferred rooms, yes. However they come under the King Bed booking category, not Preferred (see the floorplans I created for each room's booking catgeory). You can always put in a request though, and if they are not all already booked then you might get upgraded.



First I've heard of it if it is! I seriously doubt it though, so soon after they've finished refurbishing the whole resort.

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I don't think they would go back after recently refurbing the regular mansion rooms and spend even more refurbing them yet again and taking buildings down again to make any of them Royal. It just doesn't seem likely. So I say not going to happen.

Another ill informed TA!!!

Spoke to supervisor the other day, Andre we have some info to share with you. May have to set a day or time to contact you with some time to spare.
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I've ordered cases of bottled water in the past from a local Orlando service like Garden Grocer; not sure what the current price is, and there are delivery fees. I've also read about people ordering cases from places like Walmart and having them delivered to the resort c/o your reservation # (but I think they ask to keep it to minimum order). There is also the Hess station at DTD (across the street) that I've read people take the boat, pick up water (and other items) and lug them back to boat to their rooms. Sounds like a hassle to me, but if it saves $, I guess it's worth it!
It sounds like even with delivery fees it would be less expensive to have it delivered. $16 is outrageous - not that I'm surprised since it's Disney. We're driving, so we're bringing our own stuff and last week I paid $6-something for 48 8 oz bottles of Deer Park
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Does anyone know if you can buy cases of bottled water at the store at POR (assuming there is a store?). Any idea how much for a case? Thanks!
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I've ordered cases of bottled water in the past from a local Orlando service like Garden Grocer; not sure what the current price is, and there are delivery fees. I've also read about people ordering cases from places like Walmart and having them delivered to the resort c/o your reservation # (but I think they ask to keep it to minimum order). There is also the Hess station at DTD (across the street) that I've read people take the boat, pick up water (and other items) and lug them back to boat to their rooms. Sounds like a hassle to me, but if it saves $, I guess it's worth it!
I've done both Walmart and Hess.

Walmart was cheaper and the delivery fee is free if you make a minimum order not sure if it was $50 or $75. We ordered water, granola bars, pop tarts, sun block and some MioEnergy drinks that we can't get in Canada and I wanted to bring back with me. I would suggest ordering 7-8 days before your check in day.

With Hess we planed to go to DTD anyways on our first day so we took the boat had lunch/supper, shopped and explored. Before heading back to POR we walked to the Hess station bought a case of water, some fruit, chips, milk and Twinkie's (it was the first time my DD15 ever had a Twinkie and probably her last). To carry everything back to POR I brought a few cloth grocery bags and just kept them in my backpack while at DTD. The walk from the Hess station to the bus stop is not long at all. Then you just take the bus back to POR.

It was just the two of us and one case of water (24) for the room for only a week was more the enough for us. We brought refillable stainless steel bottles with us to the park and each morning I would fill them with ice and bottled water then just refill them at the parks with ice and water when we stopped to eat or get a snack.

I actually enjoyed going to Hess and looking around but if you have small children then I would go with Walmart or Garden Grocer.
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