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Old 11-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #1276
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I also want to send a huge thank you to VENOMHATCH! I faxed in my room request last week, today I followed up with an email and heard back within minutes stating all requests were granted! Can't wait to check in tomorrow!!!
I have read about doing the fax request, but how do you do the email follow-up? What is the email address? Thanks from a newbie. We Senior Princesses can hardly wait for our Royal River View Room in December!
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:28 AM   #1277
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The fax machine must be going nuts from the posts on this thread!!
LOL. I suspect it's all Venom's fault

Actually, I heard from the room assignment manager at POR a couple of days ago, and one of the things he was saying is that they've been noticing a larger than normal amount of faxed requests recently. He says he's pleased to get these though, as it's much easier to sort out detailed requests with a few days notice than it is when people just arrive at check-in and ask.

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:18 AM   #1278
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Hey all!

Just booked a Royal Guest Room water view for Marathon Weekend! My wife and I are extremely excited about staying here for the first time as we have visited several times, but never stayed (we're DVC members, so we try to stay at one of those resorts first). However, Marathon Weekend seems to be very popular as we couldn't grab a DVC room anywhere. No worries, as I said before we're very happy to be staying at POR for the first time!

A couple of questions though...

How busy does the resort actually get during Marathon Weekend and what are the chances we can change our room prior to departure? While we're excited to further explore the resort, I only booked this room after several calls stating that there were no more rooms available with the AP discount. Are they really that busy? Can't wait for Jan. 9th to get here!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:40 AM   #1279
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You'd have to take the monorail or ferry over from MK to the TTC to get a taxi
Well that might not be worth the trouble! I was trying to avoid long lines at the end of a long night. It might be faster to walk to the Contemporary and try it. Does anyone know how much it might cost??
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:02 AM   #1280
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How busy does the resort actually get during Marathon Weekend and what are the chances we can change our room prior to departure?
It can't hurt to keep trying, you never know when someone might cancel/etc. But it's less likely that you'll get a discounted room come up that way, especially on a marathon weekend.

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I was trying to avoid long lines at the end of a long night. It might be faster to walk to the Contemporary and try it. Does anyone know how much it might cost??
I think around $15 or so. And yes, walking over to the Contemporary would definitely be your best option for a taxi from the Magic Kingdom at closing time. You'll walk right past the bus stops anyway, so you could judge the wait time on your way.

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LOL. I suspect it's all Venom's fault

Actually, I heard from the room assignment manager at POR a couple of days ago, and one of the things he was saying is that they've been noticing a larger than normal amount of faxed requests recently. He says he's pleased to get these though, as it's much easier to sort out detailed requests with a few days notice than it is when people just arrive at check-in and ask.

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Thanks Andre, getting ran over by a bus is pretty cool! JP!

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Yeah the "RAM" at POR has not complained so everyone is good. So fear not it is just been busy lately most likely due to he holiday guests making their way down. Yeah it does help actually to get these requests sorted out in plenty enough time before their arrivals.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:38 AM   #1282
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I have a question about driving vs. buses from POR. We're going in January and it will be 6 of us - DH and me and our 4 kids. We'll most likely have 2 strollers - an adaptive stroller for our oldest with special needs and a regular stroller for the 2 year old. We'll have our car with us and we're thinking it might be easier to just drive, instead of trying to juggle 4 kids and 2 strollers on the buses and trying to keep them from bothering everyone around us. DD qualifies for a handicapped parking permit and even though we don't normally need it in our every day life, we're thinking about getting it for WDW just because of the massive amount of walking.

Given all that, is there a reason why taking the buses would be better? I've heard that at MK it's better because the buses get you much closer to the entrance. The only other reason the buses might be an advantage would be if we wanted to drink, but DH and I aren't big drinkers, especially when we're with the kids, so I don't think that's a big selling point.

I hope this doesn't turn into a hot topic. I've seen threads turn hot from discussions of strollers, especially strollers on buses, and handicapped permits, but this thread seems pretty friendly.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:41 AM   #1283
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Thanks Andre, getting ran over by a bus is pretty cool! JP!

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Yeah the "RAM" at POR has not complained so everyone is good. So fear not it is just been busy lately most likely due to he holiday guests making their way down. Yeah it does help actually to get these requests sorted out in plenty enough time before their arrivals.
That is good to know! Still hoping for some pixie dust for our trip, but it will be unbelievable regardless. This thread has been invaluable to assuring we get the most out of it. 11 days until we surprise the kids!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:51 AM   #1284
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Not so, you can get a Taxi from POR. In fact, they now have Taxi stations there.
Their answer was correct; the OP was asking how to get from MK to POR.

Not POR to MK.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:05 AM   #1285
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I have a question about driving vs. buses from POR. We're going in January and it will be 6 of us - DH and me and our 4 kids. We'll most likely have 2 strollers - an adaptive stroller for our oldest with special needs and a regular stroller for the 2 year old. We'll have our car with us and we're thinking it might be easier to just drive, instead of trying to juggle 4 kids and 2 strollers on the buses and trying to keep them from bothering everyone around us. DD qualifies for a handicapped parking permit and even though we don't normally need it in our every day life, we're thinking about getting it for WDW just because of the massive amount of walking.

Given all that, is there a reason why taking the buses would be better? I've heard that at MK it's better because the buses get you much closer to the entrance. The only other reason the buses might be an advantage would be if we wanted to drink, but DH and I aren't big drinkers, especially when we're with the kids, so I don't think that's a big selling point.

I hope this doesn't turn into a hot topic. I've seen threads turn hot from discussions of strollers, especially strollers on buses, and handicapped permits, but this thread seems pretty friendly.
We had a car and 1 stroller this past October and it worked out well. We drove to Epcot, HS, and AK, took the bus to MK, and boat to DTD. We are AAA members so we had the diamond parking pass and arrived at the parks between 10-11 am on the days we drove.
We had early reservations before rope drop at MK so the bus was fairly empty on the way there. DH and a few other dads stood with strollers for the ride back after Wishes, but I didn't hear any complaints from any passengers. Everyone was very friendly.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:41 AM   #1286
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Not so, you can get a Taxi from POR. In fact, they now have Taxi stations there.
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Hey BSG, they were right they are talking about, "from the Magic Kingdom to POR."
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Their answer was correct; the OP was asking how to get from MK to POR.

Not POR to MK.
Either way, you cannot catch a taxi or depart from a taxi at MK. Your cab drops you off at the TTC from any resort (or anywhere else) and then have to monorail or boat into MK; you have leave MK by monorail or boat to the TTC to catch a cab back to any resort (or anywhere else).
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:51 AM   #1287
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Ordering water/supplies from Walmart

Hey everyone! We're 10 days out!!! Whooo!!!

I'm ordering some supplies from Walmart and have hit a snag. I put the resort's address in and it is showing up as:

Hold for Michelle Bult 12/8-12
c/o Disney's Port Orleans Rive,
1251 Riverside Drive,
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

So, the "/15" is missing from the top line and "rside" is missing from the second line - should I be concerned?

Has anyone ever ordered from Walmart before? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:58 AM   #1288
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I have a question about driving vs. buses from POR. We're going in January and it will be 6 of us - DH and me and our 4 kids. We'll most likely have 2 strollers - an adaptive stroller for our oldest with special needs and a regular stroller for the 2 year old. We'll have our car with us and we're thinking it might be easier to just drive, instead of trying to juggle 4 kids and 2 strollers on the buses and trying to keep them from bothering everyone around us. DD qualifies for a handicapped parking permit and even though we don't normally need it in our every day life, we're thinking about getting it for WDW just because of the massive amount of walking.

Given all that, is there a reason why taking the buses would be better? I've heard that at MK it's better because the buses get you much closer to the entrance. The only other reason the buses might be an advantage would be if we wanted to drink, but DH and I aren't big drinkers, especially when we're with the kids, so I don't think that's a big selling point.

I hope this doesn't turn into a hot topic. I've seen threads turn hot from discussions of strollers, especially strollers on buses, and handicapped permits, but this thread seems pretty friendly.
We always rent a car. It's just more convenient for us. Yes the bus does drop you off right at the front but it's not bad parking and jumping on a tram. And if you get there early enough you park close enough to the entrance to just walk. Theres alot of waiting in line for buses.
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[QUOTE="lucifie"]I have a question about driving vs. buses from POR. We're going in January and it will be 6 of us - DH and me and our 4 kids. We'll most likely have 2 strollers - an adaptive stroller for our oldest with special needs and a regular stroller for the 2 year old. We'll have our car with us and we're thinking it might be easier to just drive, instead of trying to juggle 4 kids and 2 strollers on the buses and trying to keep them from bothering everyone around us. DD qualifies for a handicapped parking permit and even though we don't normally need it in our every day life, we're thinking about getting it for WDW just because of the massive amount of walking.

Given all that, is there a reason why taking the buses would be better? I've heard that at MK it's better because the buses get you much closer to the entrance. The only other reason the buses might be an advantage would be if we wanted to drink, but DH and I aren't big drinkers, especially when we're with the kids, so I don't think that's a big selling point.

I hope this doesn't turn into a hot topic. I've seen threads turn hot from discussions of strollers, especially strollers on buses, and handicapped permits, but this thread seems pretty
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LOL. I suspect it's all Venom's fault

Actually, I heard from the room assignment manager at POR a couple of days ago, and one of the things he was saying is that they've been noticing a larger than normal amount of faxed requests recently. He says he's pleased to get these though, as it's much easier to sort out detailed requests with a few days notice than it is when people just arrive at check-in and ask.

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