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Old 02-18-2013, 07:20 AM   #181
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I'm trying to get more info about the room safes. Portorleans.org says:

•Small wall-mounted key-lock safe (useful for money, credit cards, documents, keys, phone, iPod, etc — but not big enough for laptops or larger cameras)

However, I thought I read somewhere that they recently changed them to keypad safes when they renovated? In other WDW resorts, the keypad safes I've seen are the ones that are more like a drawer, not a space in the wall. Which is the case at POR? I'm trying to figure out if we can take the laptop Thanks!!
Not sure about renovated rooms, but the wall safes are not large enough for a laptop.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:22 AM   #182
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Sorry, now linked via the portorleans.org home page and Videos page too.

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Oh sigh!!! I wish I was there now. Looks like today is going to be beautiful. It's bitter cold where I'm at and I'm so over winter. I can't wait until May!!

Enjoy your trip Andre!
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:38 AM   #183
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Thanks for sharing, Andre.

Hope it is not too cold for you today and here is hoping for a warm-up soon. It is certainly very chilly here in GA!!!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #184
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I'm trying to get more info about the room safes. Portorleans.org says:

•Small wall-mounted key-lock safe (useful for money, credit cards, documents, keys, phone, iPod, etc — but not big enough for laptops or larger cameras)


However, I thought I read somewhere that they recently changed them to keypad safes when they renovated? In other WDW resorts, the keypad safes I've seen are the ones that are more like a drawer, not a space in the wall. Which is the case at POR? I'm trying to figure out if we can take the laptop Thanks!!
We visited Port Orleans Riverside Alligator Bayou section early Feb 2013 and the safe was still a space in the wall. There was insufficient space for a laptop. However, I locked mine and other electronics in our suitcase.

Have a good trip!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:24 AM   #185
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I have a question about the condiments at POR food court. Are they free or do you have to pay for them? And do they have jam/peanut butter and cream cheese? At AKL they were free but someone told me you had to pay extra at POP. I'm thinking for the amt my kids would use I'd be better off buying a full jar if I have to pay .50 a packet.
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love the video

Thanks for the video Andre, makes me look forward for our vacation the end of May.

Hope you are having a good time and the weather is good. We might get snow here later this week.
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We visited Port Orleans Riverside Alligator Bayou section early Feb 2013 and the safe was still a space in the wall. There was insufficient space for a laptop. However, I locked mine and other electronics in our suitcase.

Have a good trip!
I do the same in my Hardshell Luggage. Out of site out of mind.
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Not sure about renovated rooms, but the wall safes are not large enough for a laptop.
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I do the same in my Hardshell Luggage. Out of site out of mind.
Thank you! We normally lock things in our luggage too. I've only had one bad experience with it (ironically at POFQ,) but it was 15 years ago, ha! I was a teenager and locked my souvenir money in my luggage. When we got back from the parks the suitcase was open and the money was gone. I guess ever since then I've always been hesitant.
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Beautiful view Andre! We have a RGR with a river view booked in April. My hope was to have a view of the water tower like you do! Can I ask your location so I can make a request to be in a similar location?
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One quick question that I just thought of. Does POR offer bedrails? If so, is there an extra charge and when do I make the request? I have already booked our reservation.
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One quick question that I just thought of. Does POR offer bedrails? If so, is there an extra charge and when do I make the request? I have already booked our reservation.
Forgot to ask this. Good question. We had them at the poly. Do you just call mousekeeping and ask like at the poly?
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Just call housekeeping once you arrive. There is no additional charge for bed rails at any resort.

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A couple more questions after watching the resort video on AllEars


It looks as though there's a path/sidewalk from the bridge near Oak Manor and Parterre that goes toward the front of the resort. If we're leaving our room (royal room, so we'd be in one of these two buildings) and going to the South Depot busses, can we go this way, or do we have to go all the way around the back by the marina, through the lobby, and out the front?

Also, the buildings are fully connected, right? Every time I see pictures or videos of Oak and Parterre it looks like there's a 'space' bewteen the middle 3 story section and the two-story wings.

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One quick question that I just thought of. Does POR offer bedrails? If so, is there an extra charge and when do I make the request? I have already booked our reservation.
You request them from housekeeping when you check-in and there is no charge.
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A couple more questions after watching the resort video on AllEars


It looks as though there's a path/sidewalk from the bridge near Oak Manor and Parterre that goes toward the front of the resort. If we're leaving our room (royal room, so we'd be in one of these two buildings) and going to the South Depot busses, can we go this way, or do we have to go all the way around the back by the marina, through the lobby, and out the front?

Also, the buildings are fully connected, right? Every time I see pictures or videos of Oak and Parterre it looks like there's a 'space' bewteen the middle 3 story section and the two-story wings.

Thanks!
The bridge near Oak Manor and Parterre Place conveniently takes you to the front of the Main Building. I find it more convenient for myself, since I travel to DTD every night and back and it is easier to get to the marina as well by going that way.

The buildings themselves are "connected" by the wings with covered walkway areas. However, two separate buildings are not connected together.
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