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Old 02-24-2013, 11:25 PM   #421
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Just Booked POR for Dec 26-Jan 2 this year. Crazy excited as its been a while since I've stayed at POR. I'm assuming it'll be crazy busy that time of year but I need to go during the holidays at some point in my life.

I was initially going to do AOA but switched to POR because I thought that it may not be quite as crazy at a moderate as it would be at a value.

Anyone else go during New Years who can give me done insight as to what I can expect?
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:12 AM   #422
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Hello,
I have been trying to read all these awesome and helpful posts but I don't have enough time I am on like 3 other threads. Trying to get into the Wishes dessert party and they r all full of info.
I am going to POR with 8 others so we need two rooms but wanted joining rooms. What r my choices for those types of rooms? We would like something close to were we can get the buses to get into the parks quicker.

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:32 AM   #423
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I am going to POR with 8 others so we need two rooms but wanted joining rooms. What r my choices for those types of rooms?
You can get Connecting rooms (which is what you need to request if you want an internal doorway between the two rooms) in all categories except King Bed (which you wouldn't be booking anyway).#

If you want to be close to everything, including easy access for the main South Depot bus stop, you would be best to book Preferred Location rooms.

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Just want to wish Andre and his family safe travels home!! Thanks for the webcam this week- it was so great to click on at will and see the beautiful resort.
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Running out the door for work, just had to share my excitement........just booked our honeymoon trip for November

We did end up going with a Royal guest room (river view) as we really like the location of those 2 buildings. So excited
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #426
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Just want to wish Andre and his family safe travels home!! Thanks for the webcam this week- it was so great to click on at will and see the beautiful resort.
Thanks, see you all from the other side of the pond tomorrow... It's been a great stay though - should have some photos for you soon.

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:27 AM   #427
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Safe travels!!!

Safe travels Andre, thanks for the webcab. We got over 12 inches of snow here and it was good to see POR when I was feeling gloomy over the weather.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:00 AM   #428
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Thanks for the webcam Andre! I am having serious webcam withdrawl however! It really helped us to get even more excited for our first trip to Port Orleans this spring!!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:11 AM   #429
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I actually sent a fax early this week for a room request. We are arriving on Monday
I was very pleased to get a return email from the room inventory manager informing me that all my requests will be met.

I was surpised to get a response.. but super happy


What are people requesting? We are going for the 1st time in april with our 2 boys (both who have bdays the week we will be there)..... I did the online checkin but is there something else I should be doing?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:11 AM   #430
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Have a safe trip home, Andre. I too will miss the web cam!! Although it did make me jealous of the people in shorts and swim suits while we were getting two inches of sleet!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:14 AM   #431
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Last time we stayed at POR my grandkids had a blast renting a bike and riding along the river bank. We happen to be bringing bikes this time. my question is are they allowed to ride their own or do they have to rent them?
Anybody know the answer to this or who I can contact?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:45 AM   #432
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How far in advance should you send in the fax? I've paid for preferred room in AB, I'd like ground level in building 14, would that be worth requesting?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:52 AM   #433
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You can get Connecting rooms (which is what you need to request if you want an internal doorway between the two rooms) in all categories except King Bed (which you wouldn't be booking anyway).#

If you want to be close to everything, including easy access for the main South Depot bus stop, you would be best to book Preferred Location rooms.

Andre
Thanks Andre,
I believe that is what we have but will double check it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:28 PM   #434
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Oh good, found the new one. Now I need to catch up and really start paying attention since I plan to book this coming weekend.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:37 PM   #435
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Pool Slide Questions

Does the slide at Riverside spit or dump water from above as you are going down it??

Is there a red light/green light at the top of the slide to tell you when to go down?
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