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Old 01-30-2013, 06:56 PM   #3256
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just wondering, can you get a king bed room and also put a double air mattress in it or does it have to be a single mattress?
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just wondering, can you get a king bed room and also put a double air mattress in it or does it have to be a single mattress?
King room is max 2 and one under 3.
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Magnolia BEND is the general area with the four mansion buildings, Magnolia TERRACE is the name of one of those four buildings. You're right, it's confusing!

The mansions have three floors in the middle section (by the elevators) but two floors in the rest of the wing areas - see the floorplans I mentioned for full details. We were talking about the mansions as you asked for upper floor with an elevator, and the Alligator Bayou lodges do not have elevators (and they can also be a little more remote) but they are still very nice. From what you've said, I think the mansions might be a better fit for yours needs though.

Yes, I do run portorleans.org, glad you've found it useful. I've got to do an update on the River Roost menu - but don't forget that it's perfectly OK to bring food in with you from the food court, it's only just along an open corridor. I would suggest getting your drinks in the Lounge itself though, as you will be taking up one of their tables and it's only fair.

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Ah, that clarifies it! I'll request magnolia bend then since either of them look nice! And non ground floor.

So cool to know I can bring food court food in the lounge!!! I absolutely plan on buying my drinks there but if their menu is limited, I'll bring in something. Thank you for letting me know!
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Just checked in today. Thank you Venomhatch! With your advice, we got the area we wanted.

The resort is absolutely beautiful! Food court was great. Make your own pasta was delish and quite large!

Now if only our luggage would arrive so we can unpack and get settled in before tomorrow ...

Thanks everyone for all your great advice on this thread! Looking forward to enjoying the tranquility of the resort after our hectic days in the parks!
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I have no issues with 2 bedded rooms its just that I don't do a thing with the other bed!
I always travel solo and I use the other bed for my suitcase.
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What kind of coffee maker is in the room? We always bring coffee but I just wanted to make sure it's a regular coffee pot and not a k cup?
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I know the answer to this is "how long is a piece of string" but can anyone give me a best guesstimate of how busy check-in might be at about 00:30?
I have tried every trick to do online check-in to save a little bit of time but have had no luck, and I know my boys are going to be totally exhausted by the time we arrive so I want to prepare myself (& them!) for a long line if there is a chance that there will be one!!
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Staying in POR for a week and my daughter will be celebrating her 5th birthday. My MIL lives in Orlando. Can she visit POR? Can she take the boat with us to DTD? Any suggestions? Maybe she can eat at POR with us?
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What kind of coffee maker is in the room? We always bring coffee but I just wanted to make sure it's a regular coffee pot and not a k cup?
It's a Cuisinart pod style. Not Mr Coffee or K-cup. Like individual flat filtered pouches.
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It's a Cuisinart pod style. Not Mr Coffee or K-cup. Like individual flat filtered pouches.
Oh no, so i guess that means I can't bring my preferred coffee?
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Oh no, so i guess that means I can't bring my preferred coffee?
Well I guess I can make my own pods when I get there but I don't think I will do that...
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Just checked in today. Thank you Venomhatch! With your advice, we got the area we wanted.

The resort is absolutely beautiful! Food court was great. Make your own pasta was delish and quite large!

Now if only our luggage would arrive so we can unpack and get settled in before tomorrow ...

Thanks everyone for all your great advice on this thread! Looking forward to enjoying the tranquility of the resort after our hectic days in the parks!
Glad to hear you made it and are where you had hoped to be.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:24 AM   #3270
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I can't tell you how many times I whacked myself in the head with the stick that opened and closed the curtain between the sink area and the main part of the room.
LOL, you too! I'm always doing that, I'm glad it's not just me.

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I wanted to let everyone here know that Andre's room request fax letter works! ... Thank you Andre and Mr. Elg. What is the best way to thank Mr. Elg?
I feel that it's only fair to credit Venomhatch for his fax template; I wrote the general FAQ on the subject (www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php) but all the fax specific magic is Venom's.

You can always reply to David Elg's email to thank him for his help (he really does go way over and above the level of service you get at some of the other WDW resorts) but I would suggest that you also send a letter to the Port Orleans General Manager (either by fax or even better to the resort's postal address) or send an email to the WDW Guest Relations dept. Cast member appreciation is highly valued within Disney, so if you ever feel that someone has been particularly helpful then it's a really nice idea to let Disney know in writing.

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just wondering, can you get a king bed room and also put a double air mattress in it or does it have to be a single mattress?
You probably could, but as maximum occupancy for King Bed room is only two people then any kind of extra bed might raise some awkward questions when housekeeping attend the next day...

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I know the answer to this is "how long is a piece of string" but can anyone give me a best guesstimate of how busy check-in might be at about 00:30?
It will most likely be deserted. The only slight blips that occur at that time of night are when a Magical Express bus arrives, but even then it usually only drops off a couple of people at that sort of time. This panorama was taken at around that sort of time of night in August, spot the person: www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POR-Main-2012-6436-pano360.swf

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Staying in POR for a week and my daughter will be celebrating her 5th birthday. My MIL lives in Orlando. Can she visit POR? Can she take the boat with us to DTD? Any suggestions? Maybe she can eat at POR with us?
No problem at all, anyone can visit POR pretty much whenever they want. She just needs to let the security gatehouse know that she is visiting someone staying at the resort, or even just popping by to take a look at the place. There is plenty of parking space. No one will worry about her using the boat, eating at the restaurants, or doing anything else there. The only thing that would technically be frowned upon would be to use the swimming pools, but given that you'll all have keycards anyway, no one would be any the wiser if she wanted to join in with the rest of you.

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Oh no, so i guess that means I can't bring my preferred coffee?
Nothing at all to stop you, but whether it can be used in the supplied coffee maker depends on how it happens to be packaged. You can always use the machine just to create hot water for adding to your own coffee powder of course.

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