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Old 12-01-2012, 07:34 AM   #1351
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We are picky about breakfast foods (BF specifically, always thought the breakfast food at the value resorts tasted like it was sitting under a heat lamp)
Well the make-your-own Yogurt Parfait doesn't spend too long under the heat lamp.

We rather like the breakfast options to be honest, all apart from the bacon (as you Americans call it). Frazzled strips of streaky bacon are not a Brit's idea of bacon - however it seems to be normal for the USA, so "when in Rome...." as the saying goes.

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:35 AM   #1352
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On a side note, are breakfast foods any better than at the values?? We are picky about breakfast foods (BF specifically, always thought the breakfast food at the value resorts tasted like it was sitting under a heat lamp) and tend to drive out to a Denny's or IHOP while at Disney. I'd really like to eat at the resort though due to how much less time it would take!

I can't wait and am counting down the days!
The food court is quite busy so nothing gets left out for long. Most items were cooked to order when we were there in August. I found the offerings quite good, plenty to choose from and portions were generous.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:31 AM   #1353
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On a side note, are breakfast foods any better than at the values?? We are picky about breakfast foods (BF specifically, always thought the breakfast food at the value resorts tasted like it was sitting under a heat lamp) and tend to drive out to a Denny's or IHOP while at Disney. I'd really like to eat at the resort though due to how much less time it would take!
I find breakfast to be about the same at Values and Mods. The exception being The Pepper Market at CSR. I have not eaten at Landscape of Flavors at AoA so I can't comment on that.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:49 AM   #1354
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I've been lurking for quiet awhile,but just can't contain my excitement any longer. We're usually Pop people, tried CBR once and felt so...far...away from the main pool and food court, so I was a little nervous about booking. My MIL is going with us so we needed the extra room, and every day I get on hear and see TONS of positive things about the resort and CM's. I'm so stinking excited!!! It's going to be me, hubby, MIL and our two boys, 10 and 6 in a preferred room, as well as my SIL, her hubby and girls, 11 and 15, and then our friends with their two girls 2 and 6, bringing along a set of grandparents. We're going 1/11-19 and me, hubby and SIL are running the 1/2 marathon ( my first-YIKES!!!)

So thank you to all who've posted. You've eased my mind about this new resort. I will definitely let you know how our experience goes!!
I'm in the same boat! My wife and I are usually DVC people, but we just couldn't snag a room, so we opted for POR. We had dinner at Boatwrights last summer and enjoyed drinks in the bar while we were there, so we decided to give it a shot.

I'm also running my first 1/2 as well, so best of luck to you! BTW, we'll be there from1/9-1/14, so stop by and have drink with us when you check in!
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #1355
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Well the make-your-own Yogurt Parfait doesn't spend too long under the heat lamp.

We rather like the breakfast options to be honest, all apart from the bacon (as you Americans call it). Frazzled strips of streaky bacon are not a Brit's idea of bacon - however it seems to be normal for the USA, so "when in Rome...." as the saying goes.

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You've peaked my curiosity, what is a Brit's idea of bacon?
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:34 AM   #1356
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Thanks very much for your "thank yous" in return. I just hope everyone has a magical time. Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas here!
I want to add my thanks to you, also! I received an email within a few hours of faxing my request to POR and it was granted! You are a generous person, Venomhatch, to spend so much time and effort to help us. A very merry Christmas to you!
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #1357
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Is the port orleans within walking distance to anything or do you have to take a boat, bus, etc to get anywhere. (other than within resort?)
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Is the port orleans within walking distance to anything or do you have to take a boat, bus, etc to get anywhere. (other than within resort?)
Nope. You have to take a bus to get to any of the parks, and a bus or boat to get to DTD.
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I was just abe to do our online check in!! 10 days until we stay at POR for the first time!!
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I was just abe to do our online check in!! 10 days until we stay at POR for the first time!!
It'll be our first stay at POR also! So exciting! We arrive at MCO in less than a week......will check in to POR a week from sunday!

I still haven't decided whether or not we should do online check in......i'm pretty anxious....maybe I should just do it?!?
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I want to add my thanks to you, also! I received an email within a few hours of faxing my request to POR and it was granted! You are a generous person, Venomhatch, to spend so much time and effort to help us. A very merry Christmas to you!
Thank you. I hope you have a very nice Christmas Holiday also and a very magical visit!

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I just sent in my fax with your help Venomhatch. Thank you so much The panic/excitement is starting to set in Soooo much to do with so little time left to do it in. We will be checking in Dec. 11th - 18th. Just the hubby and I. We will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary First time at Port Orleans Riverside. First time at Disney during Christmas time. First vacation without the kids!
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I just sent in my fax with your help Venomhatch. Thank you so much The panic/excitement is starting to set in Soooo much to do with so little time left to do it in. We will be checking in Dec. 11th - 18th. Just the hubby and I. We will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary First time at Port Orleans Riverside. First time at Disney during Christmas time. First vacation without the kids!
We are there the 10th-16th for our 5th anniversary as well! Hope you have a great time!
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:32 PM   #1364
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You've peaked my curiosity, what is a Brit's idea of bacon?
LOL, mine too. Glad you asked.
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LOL, mine too. Glad you asked.

Even for Americans...I thought the bacon kind of 'meh' I like mine crispy and not limp.
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