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Old 04-30-2013, 11:49 AM   #2986
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Price of softdrinks?

Does anyone know what the price of a coke is at Riverside Mill? I trying to figure out what the break-even point is in buying refillable mugs. The menus on various cites only list the cost of the mugs.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:51 AM   #2987
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What is my best strategy for getting my request in? We really want joining rooms with my parents, who will be checking in 6-8 hours later than us, but our reservations are "connected". We have garden view royal rooms reserved! Should I fax them? Call? Online check in? And any other tips on what's considered a good room that I should request - corner? 2nd floor? Should my parents also call/fax ahead of time? Any tips are appreciated!! Thanks!

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #2988
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Any tips are appreciated!!
My first tip would be to read the FAQ that is mentioned in the title of this thread, and also to see www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php (which is referenced from the FAQ too). A single fax explaining all the details should be fine, no need to send two.

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:58 AM   #2989
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Thanks Andre... I read all that a while ago when we first booked - guess I need to go back and brush up on it as we get ready for the trip in 27 days!!

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Old 04-30-2013, 01:06 PM   #2990
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Does anyone know what the price of a coke is at Riverside Mill? I trying to figure out what the break-even point is in buying refillable mugs. The menus on various cites only list the cost of the mugs.
After looking around at allears I finally found a listing for coffee and soda at Boardwalk Bakery. I'm going to assume that it's the same cost (and my vague memory of seeing menus goes along with my assumption) as at POR and anywhere else on property.

A soda is 2.59, and a cup of coffee is 2.19. The mug is something like 15.49 (not sure if that includes tax or not), so it depends on how much you actually would buy those sodas and coffees.

Of course, I've bought a mug before and only got ONE cup of coffee in it. Wanted to see if I liked the coffee (nope) and I wanted it as a souvenir.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:40 PM   #2991
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I've got about that long and I just received a really nice booklet in the mail outlining out trip and various options for enjoying it, but it wasn't the ME packet.
We leave in 44 days. I have received nothing from anybody.
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We leave in 44 days. I have received nothing from anybody.
My mickey mail came about 3 weeks before my trip. The ME yellow tags come a little earlier than that from what I understand.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:44 PM   #2993
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May 2013 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

I've just posted the May 2013 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules for Port Orleans Riverside. See the main Recreation Activities Schedule page for full-size PDF versions, or click on the image below.

The outdoor movies will start at 9pm and the daily campfires commence at 7pm this month.

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:31 PM   #2994
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Mickey Mail

got our Mickey mail, but I will be calling ME for more tags, the instructions that come with ours say not to cut them so, calling I will do

Andre, 250 is not to far off
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:12 PM   #2995
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I started my trip report - slowly getting it out
The third post has a couple of pictures of POR - one of the windows in our corner room, and two of the view out the door of room 3856.
excellent!

reading and viewing pics now, will def subscribe to check out the full report
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Can someone explain what y'all mean by "Mickey mail". I booked a room only at POR - so, will I get it or not.
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Can someone explain what y'all mean by "Mickey mail". I booked a room only at POR - so, will I get it or not.
No, it only goes out to people who book packages. It's basically vouchers for the components that come with the package.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:38 PM   #2998
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No, it only goes out to people who book packages. It's basically vouchers for the components that come with the package.
OK, thanks. I kind of figured that. Would someone just mail me a picture of Mickey so I don't feel left out?
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After looking around at allears I finally found a listing for coffee and soda at Boardwalk Bakery. I'm going to assume that it's the same cost (and my vague memory of seeing menus goes along with my assumption) as at POR and anywhere else on property.

A soda is 2.59, and a cup of coffee is 2.19. The mug is something like 15.49 (not sure if that includes tax or not), so it depends on how much you actually would buy those sodas and coffees.

Of course, I've bought a mug before and only got ONE cup of coffee in it. Wanted to see if I liked the coffee (nope) and I wanted it as a souvenir.
Thanks Bumbershoot! oddly, the soda is lower than I expected and the coffee higher (2:19 for instant coffee!). I like the mugs too and think they are an inexpensive souvenir. But I've already got a couple of the Pool scene cups. It would take 6 trips to the soda bar to break even. I think it's probably worth it, since we will be there 5 nights.
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Thanks Bumbershoot! oddly, the soda is lower than I expected and the coffee higher (2:19 for instant coffee!). I like the mugs too and think they are an inexpensive souvenir. But I've already got a couple of the Pool scene cups. It would take 6 trips to the soda bar to break even. I think it's probably worth it, since we will be there 5 nights.
We found it paid off for us. We had breakfast in the food court at POFQ 4 of our 6 days so we used it then on Coke or iced tea (we don' t like coffee). Plus we spent part of each day by the pool so that gave us at least 6 more uses each (not to mention a couple of evenings)
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