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Old 02-06-2013, 05:09 AM   #3496
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We are here now, de-stressing from the flights and realizing DH and I each lost something at some point on the second flight ... Ok the up-late benefit of being on pacific time zone is wearing off and I'm hoping sleep re-sets this trip so no one falls or loses anything else!
Ouch, sounds like bed is the safest place for you after that day!! I hope the morning brings a calmer and considerably more fun time for you. And yes, watch out for that tiling when you step into the bathroom area, I've heard of more than one person slipping on that.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:29 AM   #3497
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Thanks Andre and Venomhatch for all of help you provide both here and on Andre's site. This morning I sent our fax to the room assignment team explaining my reasons for my room location requests and I received an Email back from David Elg within 15 minutes that we have been assigned a room that meets those requests. I based my personalized fax request on the one our very own "Magical Mouse", aka Venomhatch, provided and I did not ask for anything that we were not already paying for in our booking.

For others like me who do not have a fax machine I wanted to let you know that I used the site gotfreefax.com and it was easy and quick.

I better finish my packing soon!
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:47 AM   #3498
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We finally booked a RGR Garden View for August 20-26...first time staying at this resort. Looking at the map, I see these rooms are located in two buildings only. We'd like to be closer to the main building as possible, so is one building any closer than the other? Should we put in a request? If there's no need then I'd prefer to save a request for a top floor. It's hard for me to try and judge distance from a map so I'd like to hear from anyone else who's stayed in this room view.

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:02 AM   #3499
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What do you mean by "better" though? Ground floor is easier to access quickly, whereas upper floor is a bit more walking back and forth to get to/from the stairways. However sometimes upper floor views are nicer, and of course there's no danger of having heavy-footed children in the room above. Personally I would suggest requesting a garden/bayou view rather than parking lot view first, then maybe an upper floor room if that appeals to you.

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:14 AM   #3500
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Well, darn. I sent in my faxed request when we were 8 days out, not realizing that I was supposed to do it in the 3-5 day window. We're 3 days out today, should I resend the fax? I never received an email from David, but I know that doesn't really mean anything. I'd hate to be a bother by resending, though! It's just that we are there to celebrate my son's 10th birthday and he is Autistic. So I was trying to request a room in AB (we are a family of 5+baby) that is in a quiet location, since he is very sensitive to sound.

So should I resend or just keep my fingers crossed that 8 days out wasn't too far away to make a request?

Also, big thanks to Andre and Venomhatch! I've spent hours going over all the information on this thread and on the Port Orleans website. The last time we were at Port Orleans was for my son's 1st birthday, so we're excited to be back for his 10th!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:56 AM   #3501
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I'm confused...

I booked my reservation at the Disney website (which I am looking at right now)

The only options for rooms are:
Garden View Included
Pool View +$63.28
King Bed +$63.28
River View +$84.38
Royal Guest Room - Standard View +$84.38
Royal Guest Room - Garden View +$126.55
Royal Guest Room - Pool View +$189.83
Royal Guest Room - River View +$210.95

But according to the Port Orleans website, buildings 14,15,18, & 27 are preferred rooms. I am thinking of making an upgrade to the Preferred Rooms, but there's no price listed. I would like to be in 14 or 15 as I have my own car and would like to be closer to the parking lot and main building. Should I check into asking about a River View or ???

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:00 PM   #3502
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I'm confused...

I booked my reservation at the Disney website (which I am looking at right now)

The only options for rooms are:
Garden View Included
Pool View +$63.28
King Bed +$63.28
River View +$84.38
Royal Guest Room - Standard View +$84.38
Royal Guest Room - Garden View +$126.55
Royal Guest Room - Pool View +$189.83
Royal Guest Room - River View +$210.95

But according to the Port Orleans website, buildings 14,15,18, & 27 are preferred rooms. I am thinking of making an upgrade to the Preferred Rooms, but there's no price listed. I would like to be in 14 or 15 as I have my own car and would like to be closer to the parking lot and main building. Should I check into asking about a River View or ???

Thanks!
If a category doesn't show up, that means it is already book for that time period. I noticed standard view does not show up either.

You may try shifting your dates slightly to see if that is the case.

You didn't say which week you are trying to book; if it is a busy week, preferred rooms at any resort always book up quickly.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:04 PM   #3503
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If a category doesn't show up, that means it is already book for that time period. I noticed standard view does not show up either.

You may try shifting your dates slightly to see if that is the case.

You didn't say which week you are trying to book; if it is a busy week, preferred rooms at any resort always book up quickly.
I'm already booked May 9 through May 15 in a Garden View. I may just call them later and find out.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:43 PM   #3504
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I'm already booked May 9 through May 15 in a Garden View. I may just call them later and find out.
I had the same problem when we booked our May 22-28 trip. If you used the new spring promotion I don't think the preferred category is included in the promotion. I was actually booked in a preferred room prior to the new promotion being announced but when I switch my reservation over it was not covered. We decided to stay with the Garden view option.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:44 PM   #3505
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Thanks Andre and Venomhatch for all of help you provide both here and on Andre's site. This morning I sent our fax to the room assignment team explaining my reasons for my room location requests and I received an Email back from David Elg within 15 minutes that we have been assigned a room that meets those requests. I based my personalized fax request on the one our very own "Magical Mouse", aka Venomhatch, provided and I did not ask for anything that we were not already paying for in our booking.

For others like me who do not have a fax machine I wanted to let you know that I used the site gotfreefax.com and it was easy and quick.

I better finish my packing soon!
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Well, darn. I sent in my faxed request when we were 8 days out, not realizing that I was supposed to do it in the 3-5 day window. We're 3 days out today, should I resend the fax? I never received an email from David, but I know that doesn't really mean anything. I'd hate to be a bother by resending, though! It's just that we are there to celebrate my son's 10th birthday and he is Autistic. So I was trying to request a room in AB (we are a family of 5+baby) that is in a quiet location, since he is very sensitive to sound.

So should I resend or just keep my fingers crossed that 8 days out wasn't too far away to make a request?

Also, big thanks to Andre and Venomhatch! I've spent hours going over all the information on this thread and on the Port Orleans website. The last time we were at Port Orleans was for my son's 1st birthday, so we're excited to be back for his 10th!
Your so very welcome. Glad we could be of help!
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:48 PM   #3506
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Magical Mouse, Yeah that has started to stick now I like it. And you all are so very welcome!
So you're not the Port Orleans Witch Doctor any more?

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:57 PM   #3507
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FYI- just finished watching yesterday's disunplugged podcast, and they were talking about the 7 resorts in 7 days they did(wl, AKL, pop, all star, cbr,POFQ, and POR), and most of them picked POR as the one they'd most like to return to!! Woohoo! Altho, they didn't enjoy boatwrights at all, and they were there within just a couple of days of us, and I loved it!! Interesting...
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #3508
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So you're not the Port Orleans Witch Doctor any more?

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Better watch that tone.... Just playing! I will always be here for POR Guests!
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:41 PM   #3509
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For others like me who do not have a fax machine I wanted to let you know that I used the site gotfreefax.com and it was easy and quick.
Thanks for that info, I've added it to the FAQ in the first post - along with a few other updates to save time in readiness for when we hit the 250 page limit again.

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:00 PM   #3510
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Leaving in 3 days!

My family will be leaving for Disney World in 3 days and we are so excited!! My daughter was only 2 last time she went to Disney, so this is like her very first visit. Because we have a family of 5 we decided to stay in the POR resort. We are from just outside New Orleans, so at first we were a little bummed that with 5 people we couldn't comfortably stay elsewhere (we see alligators, bayous, water, and plantations all the time), but after reading through these posts and looking at the pictures I am really excited! I sent in my room request (thanks venomhatch) a few minutes ago and hope to hear back from them soon! Thanks for all the great info! Anyone else going to be there next week for Mardi Gras?
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