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Old 04-22-2014, 01:05 PM   #571
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Yes I would send on Tuesday. It has a chance of getting accomplished but it isn't usually better as you have lesser days. Now don't get me wrong 3 days is still ample time for average requests. But if you were hoping to get upgraded or a specific spot then that might be harder under 5 days.
Thank you so much for the quick response!
I will fax on Tuesday.
An upgrade would be icing on the cake, but not asking or expecting an upgrade, but a specific building. Fully expect the parking lot view.

I'll keep my fingers crossed the fax is received in enough time to be able to grant my request.

We haven't been to Port Orleans since 2007 and we're excited to be arriving soon, especially with our little princess!!!

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Old 04-22-2014, 02:48 PM   #572
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Yes I would send on Tuesday. It has a chance of getting accomplished but it isn't usually better as you have lesser days. Now don't get me wrong 3 days is still ample time for average requests. But if you were hoping to get upgraded or a specific spot then that might be harder under 5 days.
Now I'm second guessing both you and myself
I am looking for a specific building, not an upgrade. Do you think it would be OK to fax it on Saturday for a Friday check in? Or is that too early?

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Old 04-22-2014, 03:00 PM   #573
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Thanks [I]again![/I]

You are the best! I actually got an upgrade to preferred when my family went last November when I requested a room near the main path for my ASD son.

My sister and her family just checked in at POR this morning for her daughter's birthday celebration (tomorrow) and they got upgraded to royal river view from standard royal view. I think they requested to have rooms near the grandparents who went with them, the bus stop and food court. I think they may not have been as close as hoped, but are TOTALLY enjoying their view!
Thank you so much for all your advice and tips....much appreciated!
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:22 PM   #574
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Now I'm second guessing both you and myself
I am looking for a specific building, not an upgrade. Do you think it would be OK to fax it on Saturday for a Friday check in? Or is that too early?

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You'll be fine. Yes it's ok to fax it that early if you need to.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:24 PM   #575
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You are the best! I actually got an upgrade to preferred when my family went last November when I requested a room near the main path for my ASD son.

My sister and her family just checked in at POR this morning for her daughter's birthday celebration (tomorrow) and they got upgraded to royal river view from standard royal view. I think they requested to have rooms near the grandparents who went with them, the bus stop and food court. I think they may not have been as close as hoped, but are TOTALLY enjoying their view!
Thank you so much for all your advice and tips....much appreciated!
No problem I am here for the guests!!! I love to make as much magic as possible if I can!
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:29 PM   #576
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We check in on Thursday may 1st, what is the best day to fax in our request? Thank you.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:40 PM   #577
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We check in on Thursday may 1st, what is the best day to fax in our request? Thank you.
Send it in April 25th or 26th.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:06 PM   #578
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Hello there,

Yeah the Murphy Beds are comfortable even for me. But I also am 5'11" so I hang over a little bit. But I don't believe you need the bed rails honestly in my opinion. The mattress sinks in a little, not a lot, and kind of holds you in the middle of it. There is a lip on the end that keeps the mattress on the Murphy bed and not sliding off or anything. As for the room I would try for a preferred and possibly request a king bed? But as you said I wouldn't put too much worry on the bed. The Queens are still very big even for me. Since there is no elevators in the Alligator Bayou Buildings I would ask for first floor also since you have the stroller. I really like building 14 it is a very nice location and literally it is almost right outside the food court doors. I personally believe you should leave it the way it is. Purchased a preferred requesting a king. The preferreds go quick and they may just move you to a king preferred to open a queen one up for someone else. It would be harder to do any magic with a king room asking for a preferred location. If that last part is confusing I can help further. Honestly I didnt have too much noise in the preferred area. Just around the pool but even then it was loud long. I honestly think Preferred Area is a lot quieter to me.
Thanks so much, Venomhatch!

I have read most of this blog- and you have the best advice! It makes it way easier for us newbies to tackle a large resort!

I will take that advice about the first story room- thanks for that tip! (and maybe say away from the stairs as well?)

Do you think I can list just building 14 as my preference for building numbers? or should I give a second building request?

Thanks for all you do! Have a wonderful (and magical!) day! Amy
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Thanks so much, Venomhatch!

I have read most of this blog- and you have the best advice! It makes it way easier for us newbies to tackle a large resort!

I will take that advice about the first story room- thanks for that tip! (and maybe say away from the stairs as well?)

Do you think I can list just building 14 as my preference for building numbers? or should I give a second building request?

Thanks for all you do! Have a wonderful (and magical!) day! Amy
Your very welcome as this is my last post for the night, maybe. I would stay away from the stairs as much as possible. You cant hear anyone walking up them but who knows what a child is smacking on all the rails on the way up or down or the traffic. I will mention again that the rooms are pretty sound proof. So if you do get placed near a stairs I wouldn't worry too much. I just don't like to be near the stairs personally.

Building preference, I would mention you would like 14, but it looks better if you have a back up one but do mention things like it would be so nice, or so magical if you could get "blah blah".

Good night everyone and if you have further questions feel free to ask, have a magical night everyone!
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Your very welcome as this is my last post for the night, maybe. I would stay away from the stairs as much as possible. You cant hear anyone walking up them but who knows what a child is smacking on all the rails on the way up or down or the traffic. I will mention again that the rooms are pretty sound proof. So if you do get placed near a stairs I wouldn't worry too much. I just don't like to be near the stairs personally.

Building preference, I would mention you would like 14, but it looks better if you have a back up one but do mention things like it would be so nice, or so magical if you could get "blah blah".

Good night everyone and if you have further questions feel free to ask, have a magical night everyone!
Thanks again, Venomhatch!

You have the best info- this thread is the best! I appreciate the info!

I am not going to mention about the stairs or noise- it will probably be fine- and I don't want to muck up the request with too many requests. I am going to keep it simple- stating that I would really love a king bed with the Murphy Bed in my preferred room. Saying that my son will LOVE having his own little bed! I will also say how magical it would be to be in building #14 as we will be close to the dining, arcade, bus stop and pool- but any of the FIRST FLOOR (we have a stroller!!) preferred buildings would be simply wonderful!

I think that covers it all for now- until I think of something else

Now... just to wait the 221 days until we arrive!!

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Old 04-23-2014, 12:54 PM   #581
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Our flight arrives close to midnight on May 9th. With a very late check in, should I ask for anything specific in my room request fax? I have booked preferred already so just looking to request building 14 to as close as possible to the main building.

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Our flight arrives close to midnight on May 9th. With a very late check in, should I ask for anything specific in my room request fax? I have booked preferred already so just looking to request building 14 to as close as possible to the main building.

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It definitely would hurt. I know the point of faxing in ahead is to allow them time to find a room best fitting what your looking for. So I say yes by all means fax us.
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Thanks again, Venomhatch!

You have the best info- this thread is the best! I appreciate the info!

I am not going to mention about the stairs or noise- it will probably be fine- and I don't want to muck up the request with too many requests. I am going to keep it simple- stating that I would really love a king bed with the Murphy Bed in my preferred room. Saying that my son will LOVE having his own little bed! I will also say how magical it would be to be in building #14 as we will be close to the dining, arcade, bus stop and pool- but any of the FIRST FLOOR (we have a stroller!!) preferred buildings would be simply wonderful!

I think that covers it all for now- until I think of something else

Now... just to wait the 221 days until we arrive!!

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No problem! Hope you have a magical stay with us!
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:14 PM   #584
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It definitely would not hurt. I know the point of faxing in ahead is to allow them time to find a room best fitting what your looking for. So I say yes by all means fax us.
Ditto...as the saying goes...If you don't ask you'll never know.

I think they want to please their customer base as much as is humanly possible. That has always been my experience at POR. I know some others have had a wrinkle a time or two. That being said, I try to be reasonable in my requests, too. Your request sounds reasonable. You certainly aren't asking for room 1408 or else! Have a magical trip!
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Ditto...as the saying goes...If you don't ask you'll never know.

I think they want to please their customer base as much as is humanly possible. That has always been my experience at POR. I know some others have had a wrinkle a time or two. That being said, I try to be reasonable in my requests, too. Your request sounds reasonable. You certainly aren't asking for room 1408 or else! Have a magical trip!
That is funny Lisa! Thanks for chiming in. Oh and by the way I do chime in on the POR thread and answer if needed. I just seem busy here now lol and my new assignments here at Disney keep me occupied.
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