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Old 04-27-2013, 07:22 AM   #2881
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Bouncing around the idea of staying at POR if I can not get FD for the LM rooms.
A few questions.
Do they have a zero entry pool or children's spray area or kiddie pool?
How about a playground? If we stay here we will pay for a preferred room so we can be in AB, my 5 year old thought they were pretty neat. Also if we were in AB preferred how far would be be from a bus stop? Thanks all!
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:03 AM   #2882
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Booked POR for September, looking forward to exploring the resort! We stayed at CBR last year and loved it. Cannot wait to see what POR has to offer!
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:25 AM   #2883
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made it here yesterday around 6. sharing a room with another family that got here first and they got to check in first. I made the ressie's so my name was 1st but because the other fam got here 1st they got moved as 1st. No biggie but there was an issue of getting my credit card back on to my credit card for charges.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:30 AM   #2884
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So excited to be heading back to our favorite resort!!! We are booking for late September. I was thinking about trying AB, but some of the buildings seem so far away compared to the mansions. DH and my Dad love the mansions. We are driving this trip so we will be using our car a lot more on this trip. We will book a standard room so how crazy is requesting a room close to parking?
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:49 AM   #2885
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If staying in a Royal Room and you request close to food court, that will also put you close to the South Depot bus stop.

That's up to you. ME runs 24 hours a day and with a 7AM flight, your ME bus pick up time would be 4AM.
Thanks for your reply.
Is there a category for that location like garden or river view? I really don't want to pay more, but if it ups my chances of being in a close location, I will do it. Can I just do a regular royal room and say close to food court? Or is there a certain building?
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:52 AM   #2886
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made it here yesterday around 6. sharing a room with another family that got here first and they got to check in first. I made the ressie's so my name was 1st but because the other fam got here 1st they got moved as 1st. No biggie but there was an issue of getting my credit card back on to my credit card for charges.
Yet another good reason not to share rooms.....
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Thanks for your reply.
Is there a category for that location like garden or river view? I really don't want to pay more, but if it ups my chances of being in a close location, I will do it. Can I just do a regular royal room and say close to food court? Or is there a certain building?
Standard RR's are facing the parking lot. They are the farthest from the food court.

Riverview will be closer to the food court, but preferred rooms will be closest.

Disney wised up a couple of years ago on mods by taking requests and turning them into booking categories.

You cannot book a standard room, especially in RR's and expect to be close to the food court. You should look at the map.
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Bouncing around the idea of staying at POR if I can not get FD for the LM rooms.
A few questions.
Do they have a zero entry pool or children's spray area or kiddie pool?
How about a playground? If we stay here we will pay for a preferred room so we can be in AB, my 5 year old thought they were pretty neat. Also if we were in AB preferred how far would be be from a bus stop? Thanks all!
See the first page; no zero entry pool, but kiddie pool and playground.
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Has anyone on here requested a king room and a preferred room? If so how did they charge you? Thanks
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:29 AM   #2890
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Has anyone on here requested a king room and a preferred room? If so how did they charge you? Thanks
They're two separate booking categories, but according to http://portorleans.org/room-requests.php, the preferred rooms that are kings fall under the king category, so that sounds then like you could book a king room and then request a preferred building.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:32 AM   #2891
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They're two separate booking categories, but according to http://portorleans.org/room-requests.php, the preferred rooms that are kings fall under the king category, so that sounds then like you could book a king room and then request a preferred building.
That would be great. Thanks for the info
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:47 AM   #2892
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Balance Paid Off
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Now what do I do for the next 42 days!? Ha!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:53 AM   #2893
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Now what do I do for the next 42 days!? Ha!!
Yahoo! I know how it can seem like it takes forever to get to check in day. I try to busy my thought with getting the suitcases ready and buyng items that need to be packed in them. Do you have little ones? You could work on making a small goodie bag with treats and small toys or games for the plane or car trip.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #2894
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Yahoo! I know how it can seem like it takes forever to get to check in day. I try to busy my thought with getting the suitcases ready and buyng items that need to be packed in them. Do you have little ones? You could work on making a small goodie bag with treats and small toys or games for the plane or car trip.

I've been looking through the POR picture thread, playing around on My Disney Experience, and (like you suggested) shopping for little things here and there to pack Haven't been blessed with little ones yet, but thanks for the ideas!
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You could work on making a small goodie bag with treats and small toys or games for the plane or car trip.
I don't have little ones... I do that for ME!
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