Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 03-18-2013, 10:12 PM   #1546
germ539
Goofy is my favorite
 
germ539's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Too far from Goofy
Posts: 408

thanks

Didn't want to have to carry the credit cards if I didn't have to
__________________
Many trips - offsite
1995 - Dixie Landings
2007 - Old Key West
2013 - Port Orleans Riverside
germ539 is offline  
Old 03-18-2013, 10:14 PM   #1547
OThopeful35
DIS Veteran
 
OThopeful35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 750

Quote:
Originally Posted by Venomhatch View Post
You'll probably own the magical express bus! Not too many people come in that late. So it will most likely go strait to POR. Make sure to grab your own checked bags because that late Disney doesn't grab them for you!
THis is so true. On our first trip, we arrived at POR a little after midnight due to the plane having to make an emergency landing in Wichita, Kansas but we were the only ones on ME.
__________________
(DH) (ME) (DS10)

POR~Aug 2010 (1st visit) POFQ Aug 2011 POP/POFQ Aug 2013
OThopeful35 is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-18-2013, 10:39 PM   #1548
MagicalEars
Mouseketeer
 
MagicalEars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 162

So it's been about 7yrs since our last POR stay and allot has changed, including our family size. We put in a request to stay in Magnolia Bend since our littlest is only 2 and this will be the last time we could fit in the mansions. If we don't get our request, how much room is there between the flip-down bed and the other beds in the AB rooms? From the pics it looks a little crammed. Granted, we all on the skinny side, but my wife and DD12 are rather accident prone.

I must say that we're looking forward to the refurb rooms. We used to visit WDW allot and always stayed at POR, even when it was Dixie Landings, so it'll be something new to look forward to.
__________________
~Ron~
I'mmmmmm nnnoooottttt adddddicted to coffffeeeeee..........reallllllly.


DH (Me) DW DD13 DD7 DD4
MagicalEars is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 01:21 AM   #1549
AmyandMichael
Mouseketeer
 
AmyandMichael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 213

Just got back from POR after 5 days and hope to get a trip update soon! We loved our Royal room although we were hardly there. Hubby says cheaper place next time but i wan to stay at POR again. I will give you the good and bad when I get the chance.....
__________________
Looking forward to our 1st Disney Vacation with ourr beautiful LynnMarie ChunAi!

Read our family's adoption story at www.thechristopherfamily.blogspot.com
AmyandMichael is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 04:13 AM   #1550
andrewilley
Port Orleans Addict
 
andrewilley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Birmingham UK
Posts: 5,392

Quote:
Originally Posted by wdw4rfam View Post
... one day took over an hour to get a bus to HS- (but some great days too). We were at the north depot, and noticed that sometimes the buses seemed to be full and drive right past, and sometimes there was nobody- like we were the first stop and we picked up people at the south depot LAST Do all the buses start at the south and work around or is there no specific order at all? Just wondering, I guess we will most likely be using the south this time- since we booked a preferred room, but wondered if there is a "system"
There is a sort of system, but it's not set in stone and the computers can vary it at any time depending on need. I've asked several people and all say there are no definite rules, only guidelines. MK buses normally do the outer circuit first and then the South Depot (so catching a MK bus at an outer stop is a good idea). However DHS buses do it the other way, so South might be a better choice. However in the peak morning times (before 10:30am) they can run extra buses, as the ones at South can get completely full. But the routing is always based on the bus's hub location (i.e. the park it serves).


Quote:
Originally Posted by asherls View Post
Kind of annoyed by the fact that my handicapped mom paid a fortune for us to eat dinner at CRT and the elevator is broken and they told her "oh I'm sure you can walk up the stairs if you take it slowly" anybody else had this issue?
That's awful!!! I'm sure the ADA would have something to say about that! The stairs there are very steep and awkward, even for generally able-bodied people. Could they not offer any other kind of assistance? I guess it does depend on the reason for needing a wheelchair (some people use them for stamina reasons for example) but unless they already knew if your mom was even capable of standing, how dare they speak to her like that? OK, elevators can break down, and it would be one thing to ask her if she felt she was able to attempt the stairs, but quite another to use the wording you refer to. How did you manage, did you have to cancel?


Quote:
Originally Posted by germ539 View Post
The part about the bracelets yes, but I thought of another one with charging for downtown disney, can you do that also with the KTTW/bracelets or do you need to bring your regular charge card with you?
Anywhere that has the touch sensors for the RFID KttW cards will also be able to accept the MagicBands. I think there may be a few locations at DTD which don't accept any Disney payment cards at all, but I wouldn't swear to that as we don't spend too much time there.

However while it's still in the test-and-adjust phase I would never rely on Disney's payment system as being 100% reliable, and I always carry an alternative method of payment anyway. For example what happens if you max out your $1000 room-charge limit without realising? Or you just want to travel off-site.


Quote:
Originally Posted by MagicalEars View Post
If we don't get our request, how much room is there between the flip-down bed and the other beds in the AB rooms?
There is enough of a gap to be able to walk past fairly easily, don't worry.


Quote:
Originally Posted by AmyandMichael View Post
We loved our Royal room although we were hardly there. Hubby says cheaper place next time but i wan to stay at POR again. I will give you the good and bad when I get the chance.....
Personally, having done the Royal Rooms once now, I would say that while it was very nice, and I loved staying there, as DD is now 13 we probably won't be doing it again. Once you're made the lights flash a few times, and enjoyed all the fun details, you tend to just use it like any other room. And for a two-week stay, a regular Garden View room (which we've also done) would be about $500 cheaper - and I can do a lot with $500.

Andre
__________________
Port Orleans Riverside is my second home - I never get homesick when I'm there, but it does happen the other way around!


For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 • Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99 • Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14

Last edited by andrewilley; 03-19-2013 at 04:19 AM.
andrewilley is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 06:21 AM   #1551
Missytara
I'm all ears!
 
Missytara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Delaware
Posts: 14,087

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimi313
How does the size of POR Murphy beds compare to day beds at Deluxes? Really want to try this resort for NYE and DD will be bringing her BF so we need that extra bed which we had at BC last year but don't want to spend the money that we did last year.
The murphy bed is no where near the size of a day bed.
__________________
Missytara is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #1552
stephyarcouette
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 41

dining plan

I am sorry that this is not specifically about POR but I find these boards overwhelming and I'm comfortable here! Can I ask about the dining plan? When we receive the bill, is there a total in dollars? Is there a max that we can spend for the meal to be on the dining plan? I'm mainly talking about table service meals. Is the menu restricted for those using dining plan versus cash or credit? Also tipping...help!!!!
stephyarcouette is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 08:48 AM   #1553
hamreb
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1

This might be an odd question, but I'd like to do some running while at POR. I'll be running early in the am so we can still make rope drop. Is there any real concern or special consideration I should take in terms of the wildlife? My wife is convinced I am going to be eaten by an alligator.
hamreb is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 09:34 AM   #1554
kelleigh1
Disney Baby
I sleep with Pooh & Mickey
Kicked off the school bus
 
kelleigh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Behind Gillette Stadium
Posts: 7,701

Quote:
Originally Posted by stephyarcouette View Post
I am sorry that this is not specifically about POR but I find these boards overwhelming and I'm comfortable here! Can I ask about the dining plan? When we receive the bill, is there a total in dollars? Is there a max that we can spend for the meal to be on the dining plan? I'm mainly talking about table service meals. Is the menu restricted for those using dining plan versus cash or credit? Also tipping...help!!!!
Yes, you'll get a regular receipt with the actual $ total.

There isn't a limit on how much you can spend, although I believe there are some things that you can't order if on the dining plan, but those seem to be few and far between. Although, alcohol is a separate charge not included in the dining plan as are some other specialty drinks. But as for food, I don't recall ever coming across any food items that we couldn't order.

Tipping, you pay separately. Cash or credit card is fine for the tip. We preferred cash because then we wouldn't have to worry about the possibility of any additional unexpected charges on our credit card. And I'm pretty sure the receipts usually show the recommended tip amounts, so you don't have to spend your vacation doing math.
__________________

Childless doesn't mean that we're not a family. MLA RLA







kelleigh1 is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 10:39 AM   #1555
andrewilley
Port Orleans Addict
 
andrewilley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Birmingham UK
Posts: 5,392

Quote:
Originally Posted by hamreb View Post
I'll be running early in the am so we can still make rope drop. Is there any real concern or special consideration I should take in terms of the wildlife? My wife is convinced I am going to be eaten by an alligator.
LOL, no, you'll be fine. Just try not to step on the rabbits or squirrels who can get pretty brazen about being around people.

Andre
__________________
Port Orleans Riverside is my second home - I never get homesick when I'm there, but it does happen the other way around!


For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 • Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99 • Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14
andrewilley is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #1556
G719
Mouseketeer
 
G719's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Wild, Wonderful WV
Posts: 343

Does the gift shop at POR carry the Disney ponchos? I want to get my girls Disney ones this year. Thanks!
__________________
G719 is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 11:54 AM   #1557
andrewilley
Port Orleans Addict
 
andrewilley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Birmingham UK
Posts: 5,392

Quote:
Originally Posted by G719 View Post
Does the gift shop at POR carry the Disney ponchos? I want to get my girls Disney ones this year. Thanks!
Everywhere at WDW carries ponchos, but they are often only displayed when the weather gets wet.

Andre
__________________
Port Orleans Riverside is my second home - I never get homesick when I'm there, but it does happen the other way around!


For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 • Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99 • Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14
andrewilley is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 12:06 PM   #1558
joanzie72
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 158

If I were to schedule an ADR at 8am at Ohana's could I take the bus to MK and then mono it over to get there in time?

What time do the buses start running each morning?
__________________
The Fantabulous momma
Crazy husband
Compassionate DS (9)
The comical DS (6)

joanzie72 is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 12:19 PM   #1559
KittyKat1978
DIS Veteran
 
KittyKat1978's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 1,015

Just paid off my balance. 46 days to go!

Would it be silly to request not a wheelchair accessible room?

I would really like the two sinks.
__________________
WDW - ASMu Sept 09/ Pop Sept 11/ AoA Sept 12/ POR RR May 13/ POFQ Nov 13/ BC May 14

DL - Hojo's Mar 86/ PPH Feb 12/ Hojo's May 12/ BWPPI Oct 12/ DLH Dec 12/ DLH Feb 13/ FFI Oct 14/ CI Dec 14

DCL - Sept 13 Wonder to Alaska


Last edited by KittyKat1978; 03-19-2013 at 01:48 PM.
KittyKat1978 is offline  
Old 03-19-2013, 12:20 PM   #1560
andrewilley
Port Orleans Addict
 
andrewilley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Birmingham UK
Posts: 5,392

Quote:
Originally Posted by joanzie72 View Post
If I were to schedule an ADR at 8am at Ohana's could I take the bus to MK and then mono it over to get there in time?

What time do the buses start running each morning?
Buses start at 6:30am to help with breakfast bookings, but you'd need to check with the drivers to make sure they are going to where you want to be (you may even find a bus will drop you direct to the Poly). Check the night before to see what they recommend as I don't know if the monorail will be running early enough for you (depends on park opening time). Regardless, allow AT LEAST an hour. Or there's always the taxi option, might be easier that time of the morning.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KittyKat1978 View Post
Would it be silly to request not a handicap accessable room?

I would really like the two sinks.
No harm in doing so if you want. They shouldn't normally give you a Wheelchair Accessible room, but if the resort is especially full it can happen.

Andre
__________________
Port Orleans Riverside is my second home - I never get homesick when I'm there, but it does happen the other way around!


For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 • Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99 • Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14
andrewilley is offline  
Closed Thread



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: