Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 01-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #2656
DevonsDisneyMom
DIS Veteran
 
DevonsDisneyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Posts: 2,024

Very excited, looks like we will be staying at POR for the 1st time in August! Holding off booking for a few more weeks b/c I am hoping Disney will offer free dining for the end of August! Fingers Crossed!

So my question now is this.... After researching I want to request a room in AB building 16 or 17. There are 3A and 1C (age 11) in our party so the extra Murphy bed would be a huge plus. Any idea how I should word the request in the hopes of securing a AB section?

Lastly, looking at pictures of the new rooms in AB, drawer space seems to be really lacking! Any suggestions on how to situate 4 peoples clothes in the room for 10 days? I'm a bit of a clean freaking and I don't want suitcases and clothes scattered all over the place!
__________________
DevonsDisneyMom is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 03:24 PM   #2657
PrincessKyleigh
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 70

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dis703 View Post
Mary I wake up every morning thinking about WDW! And my trip is just over 4 months away!

Heather
I'm the same way and we haven't even booked our trip yet. We are either going for Thanksgiving or Christmas, either way it's a long time to wait.
__________________
Lisa
DH Me DD10 DD5



March 2005 Yacht Club November 2005 Yacht Club
December 2006 Poly Novermber 2007 Disney Magic
November 2009 Contemporary July 2010 Poly
July 2011 Contemporary December 2013 POR
PrincessKyleigh is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #2658
andrewilley
Port Orleans Addict
 
andrewilley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Birmingham UK
Posts: 5,309

Quote:
Originally Posted by cerberus View Post
Totally missed this post!!! You should add this to your website! Thanks!
I plan to, I only did the measuring yesterday. I'll do some other figures and make a table of it.

Andre
__________________
Port Orleans Riverside is my second home - I never get homesick when I'm there, but it does happen the other way around!


For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14
andrewilley is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #2659
andrewilley
Port Orleans Addict
 
andrewilley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Birmingham UK
Posts: 5,309

Quote:
Originally Posted by DevonsDisneyMom View Post
Any idea how I should word the request in the hopes of securing a AB section?
Well I'd probably start with "please can we have a room in the Alligator Bayou section". And then I'd stop. You can always elaborate a bit with your reasons, and let them know how it would make your stay more magical because you love the idea and theme of the AB rooms, the extra pull-down bed being a real draw for you, the lush bayou, etc.

You're right about storage space. You can store four people's clothes in the new AB rooms, but you have to get a bit more creative than you did with the old armoires. It may mean that things get spread out a bit, and you might even want to consider a hanging clothes holder (which you can put over the rail in the washroom area).

Andre
__________________
Port Orleans Riverside is my second home - I never get homesick when I'm there, but it does happen the other way around!


For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14
andrewilley is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #2660
FigmentChick
DIS Veteran
 
FigmentChick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 1,920

mamalovesdis - We did it!!! But with three adults (me, DH, and DMIL) and three kids (11, 10 and 2.5). It wasn't overly uncomfortable. There was room for us all and, boy, do we tend to spread out. LOL I think you'll be fine. Your teenager might not like being "that close" to family, but tell 'em to deal with it.

Hope this helps!
__________________


Mar 2006 & Oct 2007 - off-site
Oct 2009 & Oct 2011 - POR, Oct 2013 - OKW
FigmentChick is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 05:37 PM   #2661
Lizzybean
Mouseketeer
 
Lizzybean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Somewhere in Chicagoland
Posts: 421

So our trip is getting super close, 11 days to go! YAY!

I figured now was a good time to ask Venomhatch about room requests. We will be in AB since we're a fam of 5 and are booked garden view. It looks like building 16 is the closest to the food court area w/o being preferred. Should we fax our request for that specific building or simply ask for a building closest to food court/ferry dock area due to health conditions. Also is the best request method faxing?

I apologize for asking a redundant question. I've seen them on this thread but I guess until it's "your turn" one doesn't feel the anxiety!

Thanks so much! Really looking forward to our first stay at Port Orleans!
__________________


June 2014: Beach Club!
Jan/Feb 2013 at POR
July/August 2012: Fort Wilderness FUN
July 2011: Offsite
90s: Offsite



I'm addicted to the pixie dust!


ME DH DS15 DD10 DD6
Lizzybean is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #2662
Scott MC
DIS Veteran
 
Scott MC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Back, Back, Over the Falls!
Posts: 1,484

We will be at POR three months from today. Yay!

We're booked in a RGR with a garden view, and I'm wondering if the following request even has a prayer of being honored. When I call, can I ask for an "Upper floor room, not on the parking lot side of the building."?

Now hear this...I'm not looking for a water or river view that I didn't pay for, I just would prefer to be on the side of the building that is closest to the river and thus, the amenities at the center of the resort. Does anyone think this request would be honored/considered?
__________________
Scott MC is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:09 PM   #2663
Stan Solo
I don't know what to put here. Tag fairies can you help me?
 
Stan Solo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Great White North
Posts: 853

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuckers
I just booked my first stay at POR this morning! I am going May 9th - May 16th and I can't wait. I've tried to read this whole thread, but there's a lot to it!

Does anyone have any quick do's/don'ts about POR that I should know about? Since I did this while at work, I wasn't able to request a specific building. I am going to try and call them tonight so I can't put in a request for the closer buildings.

This thread is what made me choose POR. Thanks for all the info!
Do's
Visit Yee Ha Bob
Take the boat to DTD
Try getting off at different bus stops so you can explore the resort
Relax you are on vacation take your time


Don'ts
Stress about the size it's not as big as it looks on the Map
Worry about the busses you will get to the parks and back to the resort
Fret if you don't get the exact room you wanted/requested all the rooms are beautiful
__________________




Uh...had a slight weapons malfunction. But, uh, everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here...now...thank you. How are you? *wince*
Stan Solo is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #2664
Stan Solo
I don't know what to put here. Tag fairies can you help me?
 
Stan Solo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Great White North
Posts: 853

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigletto
An update from my earlier post trying to decide between POR or POFQ (for 200 less).

I tried to book online. It was the Disney website so of course it didn't work. I called, and got through right away!!
However, the CM couldn't get the PIN codes to work.
After 45 minutes and transfer to Guest Services I went with POR in a Royal Room and even though there was no standard Royal rooms available online with my promotion, guest services booked me in one
So, in the end, I saved anyway (paid about 30 more than POFQ) and I am thrilled to have everything booked and paid for. All that is left to do is wait.
Pigletto my Aug 2012 friend, who are you trying to kid we know you will change your resort/mind at least two more times. LOL
__________________




Uh...had a slight weapons malfunction. But, uh, everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here...now...thank you. How are you? *wince*
Stan Solo is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:16 PM   #2665
ChristineOH
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southern Ohio
Posts: 267

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stan Solo

Do's
Visit Yee Ha Bob
Take the boat to DTD
Try getting off at different bus stops so you can explore the resort
Relax you are on vacation take your time

Don'ts
Stress about the size it's not as big as it looks on the Map
Worry about the busses you will get to the parks and back to the resort
Fret if you don't get the exact room you wanted/requested all the rooms are beautiful
Thanks for this for me too! Just booked our stay for end of May. There is a lot to look forward too.
ChristineOH is offline  
Old 01-16-2013, 06:55 AM   #2666
DMGeurts
Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attachment!!!
 
DMGeurts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DON'T feed the children!
Posts: 7,863

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stan Solo View Post
Do's
Visit Yee Ha Bob
Take the boat to DTD
Try getting off at different bus stops so you can explore the resort
Relax you are on vacation take your time


Don'ts
Stress about the size it's not as big as it looks on the Map
Worry about the busses you will get to the parks and back to the resort
Fret if you don't get the exact room you wanted/requested all the rooms are beautiful
Love this! Thanks... Somtimes all it takes is a little perspective. I may just print this out and hang it between the mirrors when we get there.

D~
DMGeurts is offline  
Old 01-16-2013, 07:08 AM   #2667
andrewilley
Port Orleans Addict
 
andrewilley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Birmingham UK
Posts: 5,309

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stan Solo View Post
Don'ts
Stress about the size it's not as big as it looks on the Map
Worry about the busses you will get to the parks and back to the resort
Fret if you don't get the exact room you wanted/requested all the rooms are beautiful
I'm going to add variants of those to the FAQ at the start of this thread if you don't mind. Everyone should read them!

Andre
__________________
Port Orleans Riverside is my second home - I never get homesick when I'm there, but it does happen the other way around!


For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14
andrewilley is offline  
Old 01-16-2013, 07:57 AM   #2668
Cinderumbrella
Wench
 
Cinderumbrella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Home of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champs!
Posts: 10,302

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stan Solo View Post
Do's
Visit Yee Ha Bob
Take the boat to DTD
Try getting off at different bus stops so you can explore the resort
Relax you are on vacation take your time


Don'ts
Stress about the size it's not as big as it looks on the Map
Worry about the busses you will get to the parks and back to the resort
Fret if you don't get the exact room you wanted/requested all the rooms are beautiful

Fantastic advice!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
Next Trip ~ Grand Wailea Maui ~ November 2014
Yacht Club November 2013~ Pop Century~September 2013~Port Orleans Riverside Royal & Yacht Club Regatta Club June 2013~Pop Century August 2012~
Yacht Club Regatta Club June 2012~Beach Club Stone Harbor Club November 2011~Yacht Club Regatta Club June 2011~Boardwalk Innkeepers Club November 2010~
The Contemporary September 2010~The Contemporary June 2010~ Grand Floridian RPC December 2009~The Contemporary June 2009~ Grand Floridian December 2008~
Pop Century May 2008~Grand Floridian August 2007~Animal Kingdom Lodge December 2006~ Port Orleans Riverside October 2005~Beach Club February 2000~
Grand Floridian August 1997

Cinderumbrella is offline  
Old 01-16-2013, 08:31 AM   #2669
mamalovesdis
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigletto View Post
I would find that overwhelming personally. In your situation I would look into renting at Bonnett Creek which is conveniently located but would require a car, and could probably be done for cheaper OR do a Fort Wilderness cabin which we did with free dining last summer. It was a great space, room for everyone and a great resort. It also has the bonus of having a full kitchen for some meals which helps and won't cost you as much as any Deluxe.
It could be overwhelming. I dont think we have any interest in the cabins. And renting a van for the week would be costly.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Venomhatch View Post
I would just go with this: 8 nights 9/7-9/15 standard at Poly $2535

I first hand know that with the guest count you have the room size would more than accommodating that many people moving around and sleeping. Sorry POR I still love you but I have to try and steal this one because of the circumstances.
I REALLY want to stay at Poly, but the cost is killing me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lucifie View Post
If you can wait 2 weeks I can tell you how it worked for us. We're also a family of 6 - 2 adults and 4 kids 9, 7, 4 & 2. I'm dreading being crammed into one room for 6 nights but we decided to give it a shot because (1) It was the cheapest option to stay onsite and (2) it looks lovely and it will be our only chance to stay there until the kids are grown, unless we don't take them (which is not out of the question, but not in the plans for the foreseeable future).
That would be awesome! I feel the same way

Quote:
Originally Posted by FigmentChick View Post
mamalovesdis - We did it!!! But with three adults (me, DH, and DMIL) and three kids (11, 10 and 2.5). It wasn't overly uncomfortable. There was room for us all and, boy, do we tend to spread out. LOL I think you'll be fine. Your teenager might not like being "that close" to family, but tell 'em to deal with it.

Hope this helps!
We arent really big people. Im 5ft, dh 5'7 and the kids are all petite. My oldest has shared her bed before. I think she'll just be happy to be at Disney. The kids I doubt will care. The only ones it will bother are me and dh. But dh is pretty frugal, so maybe he wont care either! I'll just feel super sad riding past poly on the monorail to our bus

I think we will probably end up with a split stay at Poly/POR. I really like both resorts.
__________________
mamalovesdis is offline  
Old 01-16-2013, 08:59 AM   #2670
pigletto
DIS Veteran
 
pigletto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,320

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stan Solo View Post
Pigletto my Aug 2012 friend, who are you trying to kid we know you will change your resort/mind at least two more times. LOL

I've been spotted!

I don't think we will change this time.. only because it was such a nightmare to try and book the package that they've cured me of ever wanting to call again
__________________
pigletto is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
faq, faqs, por, port orleans, port orleans riverside



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: