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Old 10-23-2012, 08:47 PM   #601
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We have reservations for a waterview....what building would you recommend that we request to be in? I am looking for convenience to all amenities. I initially thought bldng 14, 18 or 27 but not sure if those classify as waterview (2 queen beds).

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We have reservations for a waterview....what building would you recommend that we request to be in? I am looking for convenience to all amenities. I initially thought bldng 14, 18 or 27 but not sure if those classify as waterview (2 queen beds).

Thanks for your suggestions!
According to Andre's awesome Port Orleans website, of your choices above only building 18 offers waterview rooms. But building 18 is also a preferred location which you would have had to book. Check out the link which describes which buildings have waterview rooms.

http://www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php
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We have reservations for a waterview....what building would you recommend that we request to be in? I am looking for convenience to all amenities. I initially thought bldng 14, 18 or 27 but not sure if those classify as waterview (2 queen beds).
There are no Water View category rooms in buildings 14 or 27, but there are eight in building 18 so that's the building you should request. (Water View, River View and King Bed bookings override the fact that the rest of the building is classed as 'preferred' by the way)

As the availability there is fairly limited it might be a good idea to put a second choice in your requests too; I'd suggest the next most convenient Water View locations would be the ones in Magnolia Terrace.

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We are booked in the royal rooms and I am going to try and request Oak Manor, which bus depot would be the closest each day the south or east? Thank you
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We are booked in the royal rooms and I am going to try and request Oak Manor, which bus depot would be the closest each day the south or east? Thank you
Kinda a trick question this is sometimes. South Depot would have a better chance on most days. They tend to load there first a lot. But some do load at East Depot first but not as many. So East would be the closest, South is a better chance.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:23 PM   #607
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According to Andre's awesome Port Orleans website, of your choices above only building 18 offers waterview rooms. But building 18 is also a preferred location which you would have had to book. Check out the link which describes which buildings have waterview rooms.

http://www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php
You can book one category and then request another.

While it is more ideal to book preferred and then request waterview; it can be done the other way around and they may be able to do it if the resort is not busy.

That is the tough part with multiple categories; you have to book one and then request the other.
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posted this on the "shipping" boards but haven't gotten any response, so I thought I'd post it here......Does anyone know if POR uses UPS or another shipping carrier to ship items from the Resort to my home that I box up and want shipped. Several years ago we stayed at WL and they only used FedEx for shipping items home from the front desk and the cost was almost $100....I don't want to incur that type of cost again if POR uses only FedEx to ship items home..any help would be appreciated...thanks!!
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Which depot is the closest also depend on where your room is in Oak...we're in a parking lot (standard) view, so the east is a few steps closer to us. The South depot is closer for the water view rooms.
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posted this on the "shipping" boards but haven't gotten any response, so I thought I'd post it here......Does anyone know if POR uses UPS or another shipping carrier to ship items from the Resort to my home that I box up and want shipped. Several years ago we stayed at WL and they only used FedEx for shipping items home from the front desk and the cost was almost $100....I don't want to incur that type of cost again if POR uses only FedEx to ship items home..any help would be appreciated...thanks!!
They ship UPS from the conceirge desk. I shipped 2 medium/large boxes home in August and they were about $20 each. One box was my own from shipping stuff down, the other I got from the gift shop. If you think you will need a box from the gift shop get it early in the week, they go fast as the weekend approaches with guests checking out. You fill out a UPS form with address and CC info, then they give you a copy of the form. My boxes went out in 2-3 days and arrived home in about a week.
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Just posted our deposits today. We are staying at POR in the Royal Guest Rooms next August It will be our second time at POR, but our first time in Magnolia Bend and the princess themed rooms. We are usually POFQ fans, but my little sister missed our 2012 trip, and I let her pick which moderate we'd stay at next year. She insists that 15 isn't too old to love princesses

I'm really looking forward to being so close to Yahaw Bob and the River Roost Lounge.
Us too! We have stayed at POFQ but never POR- looking forward to it! We are going in April
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We are booked in the royal rooms and I am going to try and request Oak Manor, which bus depot would be the closest each day the south or east? Thank you
Just returned Sunday from our stay at POR last week. I think a lot depends on when you will be at the resort and how the buses are running. We had a room right in the middle of oak manor.

Every return trip to POR the buses did the west-north-east-south loop. If we wanted to go back to the room it was closest to get off at the east depot and quicker because the east depot was before the south depot drop off. If we wanted to grab a snack we would get off at the south depot.

For us in the mornings they had a bus pickup at the south depot and I am assuming a seperate set of busses were picking up at the other stops. (we never got on a bus at the east depot) Our bus was always empty when we were picked up and never went to the other stops. I most cases we had breakfast first and then would use the south depot to catch a bus to the parks.

We did not do any traveling on the buses during the middle of the day but maybe others can offer some insite as to how the buses run during the day
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While it is more ideal to book preferred and then request waterview; it can be done the other way around and they may be able to do it if the resort is not busy.
Probably better to do it the other way around - i.e. book Water View and then request building 18 - as there are eight official Water View category rooms located in builidng 18 (four on the ground floor, four above them) whereas there are no rooms within the Preferred Category which have water views.

Nor are there technically any King Bed or River View rooms available in the Preferred booking category by the way, all such rooms in buildings 14/15/18/27 fall under the King and River categories, rather than matching with the general building designations.

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It's meant to vary by park-hub (so MK buses generally will do one route, Epcot another, etc) but it still seems more like voodoo black magic trying to predict it! The individual drivers generally don't get to choose anyway, their navigation system tells them which way to go.

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It's meant to vary by park-hub (so MK buses generally will do one route, Epcot another, etc) but it still seems more like voodoo black magic trying to predict it! The individual drivers generally don't get to choose anyway, their navigation system tells them which way to go.

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Voodoo that's pretty much it! Our first stay (Magnolia Terrace) we always used East Depot, and we always went directly to the parks from there. But now, the past 2 stays they've changed and I never know the route.

But I still prefer the East or North depots over the very crowded South.
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