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Old 03-10-2013, 12:51 PM   #1021
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One family in one room had an issue, which we've been told will be fully documented in a forthcoming trip report. They were moved, and the problem has apparently been rectified. It did not (again, as far as we know) affect any of the other 2,047 rooms at POR.

So please don't let it worry you too much, I'm sure you will be fine and you'll have a great time.


Or, to put it another way... in unrelated news, someone was mugged in Miami last week so I'm now seriously considering not travelling to Florida in August after all. [OK, that last bit was meant as a humorous interjection, for those folks who don't pick up so well on my wry British irony ]

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This is the perfect response. It does not downplay that the individual's experience was not ideal, or acceptable, BUT, recognizes that that situation has been addressed and that it is the exception to the rule.

Even my wife, who is a very paranoid traveller, was just told about this, and her reaction was "that can happen anywhere ! As long as the majority of experiences are still great, thats all that matters" ... I was actually quite impressed with her reaction.

Lets all wish Venom the best, especially since this was not the only hiccup in his family's vacation, and since he does so much for all of us here, and lets look forward to our own awesome vacations and disney magic to come !
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One family in one room had an issue, which we've been told will be fully documented in a forthcoming trip report. They were moved, and the problem has apparently been rectified. It did not (again, as far as we know) affect any of the other 2,047 rooms at POR.

So please don't let it worry you too much, I'm sure you will be fine and you'll have a great time.

Or, to put it another way... in unrelated news, someone was mugged in Miami last week so I'm now seriously considering not travelling to Florida in August after all. [OK, that last bit was meant as a humorous interjection, for those folks who don't pick up so well on my wry British irony ]

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ROFL!!! I laughed out loud about the Miami news and my DH said, "Alright I'm listening."
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #1023
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Thank you for asking this. After watching some POR videos yesterday, I started thinking it might be fun to rent one.

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Yeah I figured it was the same thing. I like the rose idea though and hope they keep it. Will be at POR in 8 days! I am so excited... We tried the Caribbean last time and hated it so back to POR we go!
Can someone explain the rose to me? I keep seeing it mentioned but no idea what it is.

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Or, to put it another way... in unrelated news, someone was mugged in Miami last week so I'm now seriously considering not travelling to Florida in August after all. [OK, that last bit was meant as a humorous interjection, for those folks who don't pick up so well on my wry British irony ]

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LOL.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:28 PM   #1024
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Or, to put it another way... in unrelated news, someone was mugged in Miami last week so I'm now seriously considering not travelling to Florida in August after all. [OK, that last bit was meant as a humorous interjection, for those folks who don't pick up so well on my wry British irony ]

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I lived in South Florida for 13 years... *I* wouldn't travel to Miami...
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:29 PM   #1025
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What did you hate about CBR? What do you love about POR in comparison? I am still trying to decide which mod we want to stay at in August...
It did not feel very Disney to us. We were in the farthest building, hated the long and boring walk after a long day in the park (the internal bus was not a quicker way to get around). The main pool was always packed whereas POR was not (May). The food court was not good and lacked a lot of the options POR has and always seemed more crowded. We experienced some very long bus times too...1 hour at times. The best thing about the Caribbean was the pirate room. POR in comparison never felt crowded and on the walks from our room to the food court were beautiful with flowers and other things to look at. The bus service was much quicker than the Caribbean but we had to stand more as the buses were more crowded. Overall POR to us is much nicer. Oh, I also love the quiet pools at POR (even better than the main pool). Also we really missed the relaxing boat ride to DTD and the buses from DTD to the Caribbean were almost non existent. Hope this helps.
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This is the perfect response. It does not downplay that the individual's experience was not ideal, or acceptable, BUT, recognizes that that situation has been addressed and that it is the exception to the rule.

Even my wife, who is a very paranoid traveller, was just told about this, and her reaction was "that can happen anywhere ! As long as the majority of experiences are still great, thats all that matters" ... I was actually quite impressed with her reaction.

Lets all wish Venom the best, especially since this was not the only hiccup in his family's vacation, and since he does so much for all of us here, and lets look forward to our own awesome vacations and disney magic to come !
I agree ! Only 63 more sleeps for us!
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Thank you for asking this. After watching some POR videos yesterday, I started thinking it might be fun to rent one.

Can someone explain the rose to me? I keep seeing it mentioned but no idea what it is.

LOL.
Keep in mind I have not been but was told about this when I called to make some ADRs.... you order your meal at a kiosk and it spits out a rose petal. You take the petal to your seat and your food magically appears....it has an RFID chip in it.
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Keep in mind I have not been but was told about this when I called to make some ADRs.... you order your meal at a kiosk and it spits out a rose petal. You take the petal to your seat and your food magically appears....it has an RFID chip in it.
Ah ok. Thank you. That sounds cute.
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What movies will be playing on the law 03/18 to 03/24?
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It did not feel very Disney to us. We were in the farthest building, hated the long and boring walk after a long day in the park (the internal bus was not a quicker way to get around). The main pool was always packed whereas POR was not (May). The food court was not good and lacked a lot of the options POR has and always seemed more crowded. We experienced some very long bus times too...1 hour at times. The best thing about the Caribbean was the pirate room. POR in comparison never felt crowded and on the walks from our room to the food court were beautiful with flowers and other things to look at. The bus service was much quicker than the Caribbean but we had to stand more as the buses were more crowded. Overall POR to us is much nicer. Oh, I also love the quiet pools at POR (even better than the main pool). Also we really missed the relaxing boat ride to DTD and the buses from DTD to the Caribbean were almost non existent. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the info! That helps a lot!
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www.portorleans.org/recreation-activites-schedule.php

And on the lawn too I suspect.

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Why no rides? I went once early in my pregnancy with DD#2, but know many who went 4-7 months. I would ask your OB/GYN but mine and my friends allowed pretty much all the non height requirement rides (except for the tea cups). That basically just excludes the mountains in the MK. My OBGYN was okay with the safri ride but I know others said no. Mine basically said no rollercoasters, no centrifuge, was okay with any ride an infant could go on. That really leaves a lot. Also was okay with soarin but not test track. Just remember to take a ton of breaks stay hydrated and go back to the hotel and rest and swim.
Yeah I was being sarcastic, lol. I figure I'll just stay away from the mountains, and roller coaster type rides. And unfortunately that includes the Tower of Terror which is my favorite. I haven't been to the OB-GYN yet since it's still so early, but I'll have ample opportunity to talk with them about it before our July trip. I will definitely be taking it easy, and slow this trip. We've got 7 full park days....we'll get it all done.
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Keep in mind I have not been but was told about this when I called to make some ADRs.... you order your meal at a kiosk and it spits out a rose petal. You take the petal to your seat and your food magically appears....it has an RFID chip in it.
That's not quite how it works (or what it looks like ). You can see a picture of the rose device (as well as a description of how the ordering process works) here:

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...nd-town-12812/
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www.portorleans.org/recreation-activites-schedule.php

And on the lawn too I suspect.

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That's not quite how it works (or what it looks like ). You can see a picture of the rose device (as well as a description of how the ordering process works) here:

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...nd-town-12812/
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