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Old 05-22-2013, 12:18 PM   #3691
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We are thinking of staying at PO Riverside in September before DH heads to Afghanistan. We will be with our three kids, DD17, DS14 and DS11, as well as our nephew and great-nephew (DN4--who will turn 5 on his first trip!).

My question is are the Royal Rooms very "girly"? I think they look neat, but with 3 boys in the group don't want them to be overwhelmed by "girliness"!

Or, if I just book a garden view room, can I request AB--would that be better for boys??

Would like to be near the main building and main pool, if possible.

Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:57 PM   #3692
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I am so excited! I just finished up typing my room requests so that it is ready to fax next Tuesday! I kept changing it, so hopefully this last edit will work like a charm. I am so thankful for you guys. I would have never in a gazillion years thought of making any sort of request at a disney resort. I know it's no guarantee, but how fun is it to dream!

This will be our first stay at POR, and we get to experience both a preferred room in Alligator Bayou and a Royal Room Garden view so we are going to have the best time - I'm sure of it! The only thing I have left to do is pack and print boarding passes.

I am a little sad. I want it to get here already, but I don't want it to be over. My husband says that the only cure for Disney depression is to start planning the next one!!!

POR, here we come!!!!!!
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:59 PM   #3693
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:03 PM   #3694
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We are thinking of staying at PO Riverside in September before DH heads to Afghanistan. We will be with our three kids, DD17, DS14 and DS11, as well as our nephew and great-nephew (DN4--who will turn 5 on his first trip!).

My question is are the Royal Rooms very "girly"? I think they look neat, but with 3 boys in the group don't want them to be overwhelmed by "girliness"!

Or, if I just book a garden view room, can I request AB--would that be better for boys??

Would like to be near the main building and main pool, if possible.

Thanks!
I didn't find them exceedingly "girly", they weren't pink or glittery or anything. I would describe them as regal.

Here's a great panorama to give you better idea:

http://www.portorleans.org/gallery-POR-Royal-Rooms.php
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:30 PM   #3695
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We are thinking of staying at PO Riverside in September before DH heads to Afghanistan. We will be with our three kids, DD17, DS14 and DS11, as well as our nephew and great-nephew (DN4--who will turn 5 on his first trip!).

My question is are the Royal Rooms very "girly"? I think they look neat, but with 3 boys in the group don't want them to be overwhelmed by "girliness"!

Or, if I just book a garden view room, can I request AB--would that be better for boys??

Would like to be near the main building and main pool, if possible.

Thanks!
How many are in your group? If its 5, you will be in the AB section since that is where the daybed (formerly trundle bed is). The RRs don't have them. If its more than than 5 you will need 2 rooms.
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This will be our first stay at POR, and we get to experience both a preferred room in Alligator Bayou and a Royal Room Garden view so we are going to have the best time - I'm sure of it
If you have deliberately made two consecutive bookings (such as one for AB Preferred and then one Royal Room immediately afterwards) do make sure you let them know this is what you want in your fax. Otherwise, it's possible they may catch your two bookings and try to extend one into the other to help you avoid switching rooms.

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If you have deliberately made two consecutive bookings (such as one for AB Preferred and then one Royal Room immediately afterwards) do make sure you let them know this is what you want in your fax. Otherwise, it's possible they may catch your two bookings and try to extend one into the other to help you avoid switching rooms.

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We had to add a day to front of trip. We booked that one night through orbitz, and they had no royal rooms available so we went with preferred. To be honest, checking into Royal Room from get go would be great so we didn't have to check in and out. But, I think that will be the case because we have room only through orbitz then a package through disney with dining plan for another 9 nights.
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I took a picture of the bus number, license plate and got her name. I did complain at the front desk who thought it was horrible too and got the manager who also thought it was odd and wrote down the time, bus number, and my number to give to the bus managers. The bus driver told us when the bus was empty back at MK that she "wasnt thinking".

We were the only ones. There were about 10 people on the bus only who got on at MK. All got off at W/N/E stops. I got up and asked her about South as she was leaving (still on resort property at security gates) as I naturally assumed she'd go to South until I saw her turn towards French Quarter and she said she wouldn't be going to south cause the bus was full from the N/W/E stops (it wasn't). Then I said "We got to get off, you picked us up at MK." Then she just said we'd have to ride to MK again. I'm glad the resort found it unusual and wrong also though and I did not get ugly with them because it wasn't their fault of course, and hopefully something is done.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:48 PM   #3699
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:04 PM   #3700
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We are thinking of staying at PO Riverside in September before DH heads to Afghanistan. We will be with our three kids, DD17, DS14 and DS11, as well as our nephew and great-nephew (DN4--who will turn 5 on his first trip!).

My question is are the Royal Rooms very "girly"? I think they look neat, but with 3 boys in the group don't want them to be overwhelmed by "girliness"!

Or, if I just book a garden view room, can I request AB--would that be better for boys??

Would like to be near the main building and main pool, if possible.

Thanks!
I am not an AB person, but I just felt compelled to answer your post.

Do garden view, request AB and close to pool.

I think the "downtime" around the pool with the ages of your children and the memories will be priceless. AB will be quieter.
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This made me laugh! Have a great time.
We check into a Royal Room in 70 days. We may see you there.
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You can check-in as early as 7 am when the computers roll over and get your tickets, etc. Your room may not be ready. You can do online check-in, indicate you will be there early and they will give you the first available room. If you have requests, I would just wait and check-in there.

There is a late check-out, but housekeeping will have to approve it and you won't know until the morning of check-out; there is a fee for doing so and it is done based on availability.
We just checked out on Friday May 17 and requested a late checkout the night before, at about 10:40 pm. It was given cheerfully with no charge until 1pm the next day, and our key cards were deactivated at 1:20, so a little bit of grace time too.
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I just got my room request fax typed up and printed out. What fax number do I send it to? The only one I see listed is here on the main page. Fax it to that one or another one?

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Old 05-23-2013, 12:36 AM   #3704
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We are thinking of staying at PO Riverside in September before DH heads to Afghanistan. We will be with our three kids, DD17, DS14 and DS11, as well as our nephew and great-nephew (DN4--who will turn 5 on his first trip!).

My question is are the Royal Rooms very "girly"? I think they look neat, but with 3 boys in the group don't want them to be overwhelmed by "girliness"!

Or, if I just book a garden view room, can I request AB--would that be better for boys??

Would like to be near the main building and main pool, if possible.

Thanks!
It was *royal*. Purples, blues, golds. There are pictures of princesses. There are also pictures of princes. The faucets, etc, are "golden" like in a palace. There's also Aladdin theming, and some of the non-human-or-beast characters from Beauty and the Beast. It wasn't girly, unless you just can't handle pictures of princesses.


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I just got my room request fax typed up and printed out. What fax number do I send it to? The only one I see listed is here on the main page. Fax it to that one or another one?

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If you look further down under "Can I request a particular location or room type?", the number given there is the same fax number given at the top of the first post. So...yep, that same number.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:55 AM   #3705
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If you look further down under "Can I request a particular location or room type?", the number given there is the same fax number given at the top of the first post. So...yep, that same number.
Thanks! Just wanted to make sure!
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