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Old 10-13-2012, 08:16 PM   #391
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We booked earlier this week for our first stay at POR. We normally stay at CSR, but we are ready for a change. We booked a king bed room, I am really hoping for The Mansions side
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:19 PM   #392
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Leaving for the airport at 4 a.m. so have to get some sleep now. I can't wait! I hope I can sleep! And I'm so happy that I got all the packing done, doggie dropped off at the boarding kennel, DGD picked up from my DD's house and tucked into bed. Gotta go set the alarm for 3 a.m. OUCH. Anyway....I'll try to report in now and then. See ya real soon! Not too soon, though.
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That discount that was mentioned a while back for Disney VISA card holders. 30% off of Moderate Resorts. Well it did in fact open up for all guests staying between the dates below.

Here is an article word for word what was in it:

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Save up to $600 on a 5-night/6-day Walt Disney Travel Co. room, ticket and dining plan package for stays most nights 1/2 – 3/7/2013 at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels.1

Take advantage of this advanced booking offer from October 4-7 before it becomes available to the general public on October 10, 2012.

Book by 12/31/2012, with your Disney's Visa Card and use code R64 for Value Resorts and code Q85 for Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts.

For room only:

Be close to the heart of all the magic, from the Theme Parks and entertainment to exciting nightlife, shopping and more. Save up to 35% when you stay at a select Walt Disney World® Resort hotel for stays most nights 1/02—3/07/2013.

Savings for stays most nights 1/2—1/17/2013 and 1/21—3/7/2013 below:
Values 25%, except AoA 15%
Moderates 30%
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except WL, VWL 25%


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Leaving for the airport at 4 a.m. so have to get some sleep now. I can't wait! I hope I can sleep! And I'm so happy that I got all the packing done, doggie dropped off at the boarding kennel, DGD picked up from my DD's house and tucked into bed. Gotta go set the alarm for 3 a.m. OUCH. Anyway....I'll try to report in now and then. See ya real soon! Not too soon, though.
Good night and pleasant dreams! For soon you will be here where the magic happens! Have a safe and magical trip!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #395
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We are leaving in 20 days for our first stay ever at POR. Me, DH, DD 17, DD12, DD6. We have a non-preferred room for a family of 5 so in AB. I am thinking about requesting AB 16 as we plan on driving to all the parks. Should I request that or just check in when I get there and see what happens?
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #396
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We are staying for the first time at POR in April! We have stayed at POFQ and enjoyed it but we want something new. Super excited!

How big are the Murphy beds? My 12 year old thinks they look cool but I can't tell if he'd fit... He's about 5'3. Thoughts?
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We are staying for the first time at POR in April! We have stayed at POFQ and enjoyed it but we want something new. Super excited!

How big are the Murphy beds? My 12 year old thinks they look cool but I can't tell if he'd fit... He's about 5'3. Thoughts?
Even though they don't recommend it, we had a 17 yr old sleeping on it, she was about 5'5". She didn't really complain about the length, but she did complain about the comfort, although she was also known for complaining about every little thing that wasn't perfect....lol Needless to say, we won't be taking her with us on anymore trips.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:57 AM   #398
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How big are the Murphy beds? My 12 year old thinks they look cool but I can't tell if he'd fit... He's about 5'3. Thoughts?
My 5' 2.5" daughter was just fine on one, she really liked it in fact.

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:59 AM   #399
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River view would be closer as the Oak bridge crosses over to the main building. Rooms in Parterre that face the end of the river and bridge near POFQ would be farther.
Yes. We stayed at the very end of Parterre Pl and was almost in FQ. Was my least fav location, and quite far from main pool. I would request Oak Manor.
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We'll be staying here for the 4th time next month, but for some reason I can't remember all the condiments (free) they provide in Riverside Mill. I know there is the jelly and honey packets and I believe butter too, but I'm wondering about Mayonnaise.... we ordered a big order from Garden Grocer but did not order mayo (we ordered stuff for making sandwiches)..... so what else is there?
Just sayin.....the condiments provided are there for people purchasing food from the food court.
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We just got back from 8 wonderful nights at POR!!!

On the path from the pool to our building we noticed they had some markings and by the end of the week we noticed this





I asked a CM that was there on our last day and he said they will be attaching a hammock but they need to give the poles a week to settle in the cement before they can attach it.

Something nice to look forward to when staying here again!
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:44 AM   #402
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Question Hair dryers?

Are there hair dryers in the rooms?

If so, does anyone know the wattage?

Thanks so much!
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Does anyone know how early the buses start running to AK? In January Ak opens at 9 and we have an early reservation at Boma. We were going to hop a bus to AK then to AKl.
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Does anyone know how early the buses start running to AK? In January Ak opens at 9 and we have an early reservation at Boma. We were going to hop a bus to AK then to AKl.
Normally buses start running a regular service around an hour before park opening, but some buses will be running from 6.30am or so. Not sure how much I'd like to rely on them to get me to an early breakfast reservation though, might be easier to just get a taxi.

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Does anyone know how early the buses start running to AK? In January Ak opens at 9 and we have an early reservation at Boma. We were going to hop a bus to AK then to AKl.
We eat a Boma breakfast 1-2 times per trip (our favorite) and it's been hit or miss on using bus transportation to get there from any resort. Half of the time there are no buses at AK (or whatever park you transfer to) to go back to AKL before or at park opening. Once we got lucky and a "suit" came over & drove us to AKL in his car, but the other times a bus did come, we waited so long we were late for Boma. We've started taking a taxi to early breakfast ressies. You might want to consider doing that.

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