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Old 04-13-2013, 11:50 AM   #2416
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I've never noticed this before, but after recently seeing a room tour video I saw that POR rooms have basically no drawers for clothing. I know that there are three drawers under the television/folding bed fixture, but those seem rather small.

We're arriving on the 22nd, so there's additional time for preparation. What do you guys do about storing clothing when staying at POR? Pulling from suitcases doesn't seem that great.
Bring a bunch of extra hangers.....hang your shirts on the five ft long bathroom rack and the whole top is a flat surface to toss up shorts etc.etc.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:25 PM   #2417
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Leaving POR as I write this after our first disney trip... All I can say is wow! Such a beautiful resort, we enjoyed every single thing about It! My DD especially enjoyed all the creatures free roaming around all the beautiful scenery.. She said it was like we were in an actual disney movie where the animals are your friends, bunnies, birds, lizards, and squirrels!! She felt like a princess the entire time, even on the bus she was introduced as a princess as she came on! Everyone was so helpful and super nice! Hate to be leaving but can't wait until our next trip!
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:30 PM   #2418
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Just booked our first stay at POR! June 14-22! Can't wait 😄
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #2419
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I've never noticed this before, but after recently seeing a room tour video I saw that POR rooms have basically no drawers for clothing. I know that there are three drawers under the television/folding bed fixture, but those seem rather small.

We're arriving on the 22nd, so there's additional time for preparation. What do you guys do about storing clothing when staying at POR? Pulling from suitcases doesn't seem that great.
Get one or two of these

http://www.amazon.com/Whitmor-6351-1...=hanging+shelf
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #2420
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Can't wait to be in POR for the first time next month!
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:00 PM   #2421
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Leaving POR as I write this after our first disney trip... All I can say is wow! Such a beautiful resort, we enjoyed every single thing about It! My DD especially enjoyed all the creatures free roaming around all the beautiful scenery.. She said it was like we were in an actual disney movie where the animals are your friends, bunnies, birds, lizards, and squirrels!! She felt like a princess the entire time, even on the bus she was introduced as a princess as she came on! Everyone was so helpful and super nice! Hate to be leaving but can't wait until our next trip!
Aww! So cute &. I am super excited for our trip! 30 days
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:53 PM   #2422
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Just spent 3 nights at POR in a Royal Room and loved it! The CMs were fantastic, food court was good, bus service was super, and Yeeha Bob was awesome!! My daughter had a blast with all of the pool activities. Our room was standard but we were in Oak Manor 9422 and I thought it had a great view. It was very clean and our mousekeeper left us the cutest things.
We are DVC owners and stayed here so my DD6 could enjoy the Royal Room. It was totally worth it!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:34 PM   #2423
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Got our mickey mail on Thursday! 29 days to go. Now that my DD's surgery is over today, can breathe again. A lot of things to do to get ready.

They didn't send enough ME tags. I assume it is no problem to call and request more. We had requested 2 each before they were sent but they only gave 1 each. Not sure we willbring 2 each but free bags so want to have the option.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:40 PM   #2424
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We will be there at the end of May, staying at POR in the preferred rooms. Is there any difference between the preferred rooms buildings? I haven't stayed there in close to 20 years (Dixie Landings maybe?) and am excited to be staying there again. Usually I am too cheap and stay at the values but this will be my 40th birthday weekend and I am splurging! I know the preferred rooms are closer to transportation and main building, but is there any difference between the buildings? Any specific # any better than the other? Any other useful advise/tips from those who are POR regulars?

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Hi - I can't answer your question since I have never been! But, wanted to add we will be at POR the end of May too! Also, turning 40! Yayyyyy!
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:46 PM   #2425
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Yay, we booked today! Going in October and since I'm running the TOT 10miler I got to book through the rundisney people and got a lovely rate. Can't beat that!

Just a standard room this time so I'll have to review Andre's site since last time we were in a royal room!

And it's 5 nights instead of the much shorter stay pre-cruise. It's all very very good.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:12 PM   #2426
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I have tried to look on several sites including Portorleans.org and still can not find a map with the designated smoking areas. I understand others do not smoke but we do, we have went to electronic cigarettes but still want to be in the right area. Which building in the preferred area is the closest to a smoking area?
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:14 PM   #2427
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Just checked in around 5pm today. I had requested Magnolia Bend, but our room is in Bldg 24 of AB. The woman checking us in tried to see if there were any MB rooms available, but there weren't.

That being said, we are actually fine with the room. It is very close to the West bust depot, and the building has its own quiet pool. DH loves the trundle bed, even though we can't use it (just the two of us). Our view truly is standard (parking lot), but that never mattered to us anyway. Overall, we are happy with the atmosphere at POR, and no rain yet!
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #2428
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I have tried to look on several sites including Portorleans.org and still can not find a map with the designated smoking areas. I understand others do not smoke but we do, we have went to electronic cigarettes but still want to be in the right area. Which building in the preferred area is the closest to a smoking area?
Go to http://portorleans.org/maps-and-directions.php and click on the link for Port Orleans Resort Map.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:03 PM   #2429
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I had wonderful luck with our room request, we got everything we wanted! HUGE thanks to Andre, Venom Hatch and everyone else whose advice was so invaluable! Cannot wait to arrive at POR next week!

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:22 PM   #2430
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I had wonderful luck with our room request, we got everything we wanted! HUGE thanks to Andre, Venom Hatch and everyone else whose advice was so invaluable! Cannot wait to arrive at POR next week!
I'm just curious how you know you were granted all your requests if you haven't checked in yet? Did you get an email confirmation?
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