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Old 10-24-2012, 06:46 PM   #616
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We were in the middle of Oak Manor as well last week, straight down the courtyard on the right, garden view near the quiet pool. We had terrific luck using the South Depot, never had a very long wait for a bus and the walk back to the room was pretty reasonable. One time we got off at the East Depot and for some reason, maybe we were hot and tired, but it seemed like a longer walk back to our room.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:14 PM   #618
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I have tried to find this through google, here on the boards etc... I was wondering what the resort looks like in January? We are booked with a RGR Garden View at the end of January and I would love to see some pics if possible. I have seen so many beautiful pictures, everything seems so green and lush I'm basically curious as to how much the lanscape changes during the colder months. I can't wait to see what pictures or any type of feedback, thanks
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:51 PM   #619
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I would be curious, too. We arrive Jan 5, I hope its as pretty as all the pictures. This is our first trip to DisneyWorld. We booked a King Bed (just my husband and I for our honeymoon) and I'm not sure what the process for room requests are. We would obviously like a nice view and not the parking lot. I'll need to look into that. Any one have any pictures of rooms with king beds?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:05 AM   #620
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It's actually still very lush, there's quite a lot of evergreen foliage around.

See these two 360-degree panoramas which were shot in mid-February for an idea of what it looks like then:

Marina area
Ol' Man Island pool area


By the way, I've now finished updating all of the Panoramas on my website - www.portorleans.org/panoramas.php. They look much better now I've colour-corrected them, and there are also now downloadable HQ versions of all of them. I must shoot some more when I'm back next February (especially some POFQ ones).

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Wow thanks Andre those pictures are amazing and have really got me excited!
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:32 AM   #622
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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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27 does have water view rooms. We had a gorgeous view of the river in building 27. 27 was very convenient to the bridge to the feature pool and the food court wasn't a long walk either. If I have time this weekend I will look on photobucket and put up a pic of the view.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:42 AM   #623
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Just booked a surprise vacation in February using the just received special room only discounts from Disney. This will be our first time to visit WDW during the month of February. What are some of the special things that Disney offers during this time of year.
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27 does have water view rooms.
Nope, it doesn't. There are some very nice River View rooms though (which is a different category).

Also you might get a sneaky Garden View room such as 2756, which is a corner room and the second window overlooks the river, really nice location.

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Nope, it doesn't. There are some very nice River View rooms though (which is a different category).

Also you might get a sneaky Garden View room such as 2756, which is a corner room and the second window overlooks the river, really nice location:



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Yeah just River Views, Great 360s by the way!!!
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Yeah just River Views, Great 360s by the way!!!
That pic was from building 14, I noticed and removed it within about a minute but you were just too quick, LOL. The view is pretty similar from 27 though, just a little further along the pathway to the left.

Thanks for the comments on the 360s, yes they have come out very nicely now, especially the outdoor ones. I changed the stitching software I was using and readjusted the images from the original RAW files, and it's made quite a difference.

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That pic was from building 14, I noticed and removed it within about a minute but you were just too quick, LOL. The view is pretty similar from 27 though, just a little further along the pathway to the left.

Thanks for the comments on the 360s, yes they have come out very nicely now, especially the outdoor ones. I changed the stitching software I was using and readjusted the images from the original RAW files, and it's made quite a difference.

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It's actually still very lush, there's quite a lot of evergreen foliage around.

See these two 360-degree panoramas which were shot in mid-February for an idea of what it looks like then:

Marina area
Ol' Man Island pool area


By the way, I've now finished updating all of the Panoramas on my website - www.portorleans.org/panoramas.php. They look much better now I've colour-corrected them, and there are also now downloadable HQ versions of all of them. I must shoot some more when I'm back next February (especially some POFQ ones).

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Just went to the site to see all the panoramics and they were awesome. Thank you. Now I'm getting even more excited for my stay in Dec.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:56 AM   #629
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It's actually still very lush, there's quite a lot of evergreen foliage around.

See these two 360-degree panoramas which were shot in mid-February for an idea of what it looks like then:

Marina area
Ol' Man Island pool area


By the way, I've now finished updating all of the Panoramas on my website - www.portorleans.org/panoramas.php. They look much better now I've colour-corrected them, and there are also now downloadable HQ versions of all of them. I must shoot some more when I'm back next February (especially some POFQ ones).

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Andre,

Thanks so much for your quick response. Those pictures are really nice, I'm going to head over to your site and check out the rest. I'm so happy to see that everything still looks so pretty. Is it bad that I don't think I can wait till January, lol.
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I want to thank Venomhatch for all your help. I just spoke with a wonderful man who was more than happy to help me. E said he did not see a problem with us getting our requests and noted them on our reservation.

I will update with more information once we get there.

Again thank you for your help you have been a great help.
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