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Old 02-10-2013, 10:41 AM   #3631
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I'm looking at the maps on portorleans.org and I'm confused as to where your room was. It looks like 9721 is in Parterre, and is a garden view, not a river view. The movies are shown at Oak Manor, right? So I'm trying to figure out how you were overlooking the courtyard there.
Maybe she meant 9271, which fits the description? If so, that's a lovely location, very convenient for everywhere.

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P.S. Seven pages to go until we hit 250, and six days until I'm at POR... any bets which will come first? Will I perhaps be creating a new FAQ thread from a Royal Room?
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Are there any corner river view rooms in Magnolia Terrace? Trying to figure out what to request!!

Thanks!

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:48 AM   #3633
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Maybe she meant 9271, which fits the description? If so, that's a lovely location, very convenient for everywhere.)
Yes and thank you Andre, it was room 9271 and a very lovely location indeed!!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #3634
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Hello everyone, first time POR here, and have some quick questions. My fiance and I are celebrating our engagement for a few days, and we are real pumped to go to POR!! If someone would be so kind to help, it'd be greatly appreciated!!

1. We reserved a king bed room. Any specific requests I should ask for (building location, etc)

2. We booked through Orbitz and I can't seem to find a way to check-in online. If I call POR, will they be able to assist?

3. We plan on hitting up the Wishes fireworks the first night and then head to DTD. How late do the boats run from DTD back to POR??

4. Any special ideas that I can either request from the hotel or Disney in general to get something with the engaged aspect part of the trip? It'd be a nice little surprise for the future bride.

Thanks so much!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:22 AM   #3635
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hi everyone!! just got back from POR yesterday, and we had an AMAZING time. could not have dreamed of a better vacation. so many perfect little things fell into place it was unbelievable!

i would like to say a HUGE thank you to venomhatch for his help with my requests! they were all granted, except for the king bed, which i pretty much knew wouldn't be because that is a separate booking category! but we got a second floor, corner room in AB!! it was AWESOME! we were in building 26 and i loved it.

the buses were actually great. we caught it mostly at the west depot, which was usually the first stop so we always got a seat. we never waited more than 10 minutes. the boat to downtown disney was actually the longest line we waited in all week. it took forever to get on, we had to wait through three boats, and then the ride was really noisy, not super relaxing lol. we only took it once.

the weather was PERFECT. couldn't have got a better week of weather. sun shining ever day, warm, omg just beautiful. we totally forgot it was february! thought it was like june!

finally, when we went to fly home on friday our flight back to toronto was cancelled. we ended up going back to disney for a night, stayed at coronado springs (POR/POFQ were full). it was nice enough, the grounds were pretty and the lobby was gorgeous, but in my opinion POR is WAY better. the rooms were fine, but i think they could use a little sprucing up. i know POR was just renovated, but i think coronado could use a little updating in the rooms. anyways, it was nice and i was glad we got to check it out. at least now we know for sure we made the right decision!!!

thanks to everyone on this thread for all your awesome info
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:39 AM   #3636
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Just got home from a wonderful week at POR, our first time staying there! I have been lurking on this forum for weeks, but could not post, because DD14 thought we were staying at a value resort. She is like a little detective, so I could not mention in any of the forums that we were staying at POR, and even had it in my signature that we were staying at Pop. And it worked! She was totally taken by surprise when I turned into the entrance of POR! I want to thank Venomhatch for the information he gave me via PM about faxing the resort.
That is so adorable! Your daughter is very lucky to have you!
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:03 PM   #3637
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Just wanted to send a big thank you to Andre and Venomhatch for their info on room requesting. I faxed in my 5-day request, and within an hour I got an email from the Room Inventory Mgr saying that he assigned us a corner room, second floor in Bldg 17! Couldn't be happier!

Because of this forum I also learned that I could add on the WPFM option to my 10-day no-expiration pass for such a small cost even after purchasing it from Undercover Tourist. I am SO glad I found this site!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:38 PM   #3638
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I think today is my online check in day!!! but for some reason its not doing anything when I click on Check-in? I wanted a little disney in our Sunday is it not working for anyone else?
You can check in at 60 days now, right? The reason I ask is that your ticker says you're 2 months and 3 days from your arrival, which I would assume would have to be more than 60 days. If your arrival date is April 11, you should be able to check in today, but if it's later than that, you'll have to wait.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:43 PM   #3639
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not sure what is up with my ticker, but when I log into the disney site it says 60 days on my reservations page???I think when I made the ticker I didn't have my dates finalized?????
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:45 PM   #3640
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arrival date is April 12th, and when I log in it says 60 days, then at the area where is says when you can check in is shows 0....weird huh?
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:12 PM   #3641
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Maybe she meant 9271, which fits the description? If so, that's a lovely location, very convenient for everywhere.

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P.S. Seven pages to go until we hit 250, and six days until I'm at POR... any bets which will come first? Will I perhaps be creating a new FAQ thread from a Royal Room?
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Yes and thank you Andre, it was room 9271 and a very lovely location indeed!!!
That is an AMAZING location! Good for you Congrats on a great spot
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #3642
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See the info in the first post which covers making faxed requests in more detail now.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:40 PM   #3643
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A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this thread and helped as I planned our trip. Especially Venomhatch for your help with room requests (bldg. 17 was perfect!) and Andre, for your portorleans website too.

We returned from a wonderful 9 night trip and fell in love with the place. My husband, who before we left reminded me that he didn't want to go back to Disney for a while, was planning our next trip days after we got there! He loved POR too!

The grounds were beautiful, the service was great, the food in the foodcourt was good. I had worried about the busses, but they were great as well. Maybe it was just luck but it seemed one was pulling up as we were getting to the depot. We did have a super long wait one night after wishes, but that was my own fault for not following the recommended days!

We enjoyed the quiet pool, main pool, boat ride, hammocks. We only caught a glimpse of yeehaw Bob (was too tired!) and we never made it to the outdoor movies. Maybe next time. The one thing I really liked was the fact that the arcade was tucked away at the end. My kids didn't even know it was there so I didn't have to listen to them bugging to go to the arcade instead of a park! lol

We had 3 adults and 2 children in a room and we had plenty of room for all of our stuff. Housekeeping was good and we had a few towel animals throughout our stay. I have nothing negative at all to say about our experience. It was fantastic and I can't wait for our next trip!
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:28 PM   #3644
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We've been back from our incredible 7 night stay at POR for nearly a week now. (Must apologize for my tardiness in posting, but I came down with the flu the day after our return.)

I can only repeat what several others have said about this wonderful resort. It's the only place we'll stay from now on!!

THANK YOU x10000 to Venom for the insider info/pixie dust, and Andre for the vast amount of info that helped me prep.

We were thrilled to receive an upgrade to a RR and were in room 9043 in Oak Manor, with my Mum in the connecting room 9044. Yep, it is a hike to the the food court, but we didn't mind in the least.

The evening movie was shown in the yard right outside our room which was really neat to see as we were coming back from the parks, but surprisingly, it was so quiet that once we were in our rooms, we wouldn't have even known it was happening.

The biggest tip I would give to future guests: Make some time to wander around the resort and take the ferry boat to DTD and back. It brings some much-needed peace and quiet after many busy days in the parks.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:51 PM   #3645
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I have a room question. I am trying to figure out if what I have given as a preliminary request actually exists! We have paid for a river view room. I have requested a top floor room in the mansions........do they exist or are they all royal room?
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