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Old 12-03-2012, 07:52 PM   #1396
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There are 2 reservations for our family trip (2 rooms) but I am wondering if I can do the check-in for everyone? My mom and in-laws are all new to this so it would be easier for me to do it.

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I wasn't sure of this answer....but I'm thinking you can check in for both reservations if they were tied together in the reservation system?
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:07 PM   #1397
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About the very end of Parterre Place ? You mean the wing sections? Do they have separate elevators? I do not see elevators there?

I must have an elevator as I do not do steps very well at all. So unsure about all of this. Seems like it is going to be lots of walking! But walking I do ok for limited amounts of time but steps I never handle very well. Just worried about end of day after park time I guess. oh my.
Why don't you request a ground floor room? That would be less walking AND no steps required!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:09 PM   #1398
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About the very end of Parterre Place ? You mean the wing sections? Do they have separate elevators? I do not see elevators there?

I must have an elevator as I do not do steps very well at all. So unsure about all of this. Seems like it is going to be lots of walking! But walking I do ok for limited amounts of time but steps I never handle very well. Just worried about end of day after park time I guess. oh my.
Have you looked into a scooter? You can rent from offsite and then you have it all the time. I had to do this one year after surgery and it was a vacation saver!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #1399
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When are you arriving? I see you are from the "Show Me State" as well! We arrive on the 9th.....nice to see a fellow Missourian!
We arrive on the 6th and are staying until the 11th. I love seeing your profile picture with the World Series trophy, we have Cards season tickets.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:00 PM   #1400
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I really am hoping my family makes it through a 9 day stay in one piece! I am worried about the 5 of us sharing 1 room for that long, well, really the 1 bathroom! We have stayed in the ASMu FS the last couple of long trips and liked the space, but with 2 of the kids being adult pice now we have to go with the better yet cheaper POR. Not a bad trade off though! Does anyone have tips on how to make our stay comfortable? The Gil's will be 12, 10, and 6. I plan for the 6 yr old to us the Murphy bed, and the other 2 share one bed, guess I am more or rued about fitting all our stuff in the room.

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I really am hoping my family makes it through a 9 day stay in one piece! I am worried about the 5 of us sharing 1 room for that long, well, really the 1 bathroom! We have stayed in the ASMu FS the last couple of long trips and liked the space, but with 2 of the kids being adult pice now we have to go with the better yet cheaper POR. Not a bad trade off though! Does anyone have tips on how to make our stay comfortable? The Gil's will be 12, 10, and 6. I plan for the 6 yr old to us the Murphy bed, and the other 2 share one bed, guess I am more or rued about fitting all our stuff in the room.

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When are you going on vacation? I know I've heard that some like to get those closet organizer things that have shelves on them.....then store some things on those? I can't speak for the layout of the rooms since we'll see it for the first time next sunday
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When are you going on vacation? I know I've heard that some like to get those closet organizer things that have shelves on them.....then store some things on those? I can't speak for the layout of the rooms since we'll see it for the first time next sunday
This is what I suggest for guests worried about storage space. Its at Target, but probably at Walmart and few other stores. This one has shoe racks on the side, and you can fold it down and pack it in a suit case.

http://www.target.com/p/munchkin-6-s...19&term=closet
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #1403
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Just received our Mickey Mail! So excited, a month from today. The only request I put in was for Oak Manor. We booked a Royal Standard. Any suggestions??? I really would like to be as close to the bridge as possible. I will fax my request about 5 days ahead.

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He plays at the River Roost Wednesday - Saturday evenings from 8:30PM until right around Midnight. Definitely a must see!
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:57 AM   #1405
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There are 2 reservations for our family trip (2 rooms) but I am wondering if I can do the check-in for everyone? My mom and in-laws are all new to this so it would be easier for me to do it.
Sure, I always do the checkins for all of our group if we're staying in two rooms - in fact they suggest it, to keep the number of people waiting in the actual queue more manageable.

Remember that if they want to use the room-charging facility, the credit card holder will need to come up to the desk and sign for it.

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:01 AM   #1406
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About the very end of Parterre Place ? You mean the wing sections? Do they have separate elevators? I do not see elevators there?
No they don't, the elevators are in the middle section of each mansion building, not the wings. Just get a ground floor room though, that solves that one without adding any extra walking to the central part of the building.

I'm afraid you can't have everything in a single room location though - you can't have an upper floor, near an elevator, very close to the main building; you need to decide which are your priorities.

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:19 AM   #1407
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Got back Saturday (well, Sunday, dang flight delay). We had a wonderful trip, and I LOVED POR.

I found the bus service quick and efficient to everywhere except MK. Maybe it was my luck, but we waited more than 20 minutes both times we went to MK. But that was twice out of 14ish bus rides. Most times we waited less than 5 minutes, and we had seats all but twice. I like the bus service though, and would never bother with a car at WDW.

I liked the food court and found the food very good. We were able to swim several times, and my DD loved the pool games. We also did the campfire one night and one of the movies under the stars.

We were in Oak Manor, on the second floor and our room looked out to the center fountain, beautiful location. Loved the royal room. I had booked garden view I think, one step up from the parking lot view, LOL.

We didn't get to see Bob as my DD got sick on our MVMCP night (right at the crowded bus stop, sigh, good thing that bus took a long time, or she would have gotten sick on the bus) and I had to shuffle things around at the end of our trip.

And ME was messed up for us, which stressed me out at the very end. But overall, it was magical, and thanks to everyone in here who helped me out on planning things.

I would totally stay at POR again, and I will never travel in the summer again. It was just perfect this time, although I know the weather this time of year can be finicky, we had mid 70s and sunny almost every day.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:55 AM   #1408
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I really am hoping my family makes it through a 9 day stay in one piece! I am worried about the 5 of us sharing 1 room for that long, well, really the 1 bathroom! We have stayed in the ASMu FS the last couple of long trips and liked the space, but with 2 of the kids being adult pice now we have to go with the better yet cheaper POR. Not a bad trade off though! Does anyone have tips on how to make our stay comfortable? The Gil's will be 12, 10, and 6. I plan for the 6 yr old to us the Murphy bed, and the other 2 share one bed, guess I am more or rued about fitting all our stuff in the room.

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We had 3 teens and 2 adults for 8 days and did just fine, we even took afternoon breaks every day. We all knew going in it was going to be cozy and we made a point of reminding the teens to be thankful for being there. We did have a room close to a quiet pool, so we made good use of the "extra" bathroom being so close.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:44 AM   #1409
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Remember that if they want to use the room-charging facility, the credit card holder will need to come up to the desk and sign for it.

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That's what I was thinking.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:55 AM   #1410
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Preferred Room Question?

If we want an AB room and we have 3 people and we don't want to be far from the food court and main pool is it absolutely necessary to book preferred? How likely is it that we'd end up in a building close to everything in the AB section without booking preferred during the first week in May-regular season if we make a request for specific building and AB? THANK YOU!
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