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Old 06-25-2013, 12:03 PM   #916
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Normally the room is stocked with at least two Regular and two Decaf, which should be replenished daily. You can always ask for more though.

Someone said that the in-room pods are now Joffrey's coffee, but I've not had that confirmed by anyone else yet.

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Confirmed, Joffrey's starting the week we were there. Housekeeping did have the old Nescafe ones they were trying to get rid of, I think, because we had both in the room.

Everyone raved about it.
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I don't understand the reference to trundle beds. There haven't been any in the AB section since the remodel. There is a murphy bed now. We were there in April & didn't have storage issues in AB.
Sorry I meant murphy beds, they take up what could be storage room, that is the reference.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:23 PM   #918
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So I am finally able to take a few minutes and do a posting.

So after a little hiccup, when we requested Acadian House and were placed in the farthest building in AB - I reiterated my request and we were placed in Magnolia Terrace in the best room ever. First floor, 8611. We had the garden view, but were facing the parking lot, so we were very close to the car (first time with a car). We were close to the center hallway that lead to the smoking area for our one smoker. We were close to the quiet pool and from there close to the foot bridge over to Ol' Man Island and finally the food court and the marina. I have had many wonderful locations, but this one hit it right out of the park as to our needs.

The weather was ghastly hot; I don't think I will ever go other than my beloved week after Thanksgiving again. The heat index hit between 101 and 98 degrees daily. The parks opened at 9 am and wait times were 120 minutes by 10:15 in the morning; everyone had the same idea about going early and hanging out by the pool in the afternoon. My traveling companions managed to sleep in until almost noon daily, and toughed it out in the parks in the height of the heat. I would the bus over to the park and we would transfer over to whatever resort or place we were eating. I did miss two dinners, due to the heat and lack of appetite - one being Be Our Guest and the other Teppan Edo, both first time visits. We would get out of the resort around 7 pm or so, and I would get them back at a park, because by then it was raining, thundering and lightning. Again, they toughed it out and then had the parks almost to themselves until closing.

Are you sitting down - my longest wait for a bus was at the GF for a ride back to DTD - 8 minutes. I must have been the good luck charm, because I never waited more than 2 or 3 minutes for the buses or the water taxi. It was uncanny.

One really big blip; when I went to the park the first day, it was noted that I had someone else's card. They had somehow become switched. Guest Relations at Epcot was wonderful and voided the other person's card and then re-instated mine so I could get into the parks; he said I would have to go back to the resort to find out where the switch occurred and get the charges squared away and reinstate my charge priviledges. Well, I was able to do three transactions on this other woman's card with my pin code. The Manager at POR wrote up a long report to the IT department and he was very concerned about it. We figured out they got switched at a very crowded River Roost Lounge the night before (the place was packed to the gills and we had been imbibing quite heavily for being our first night!). No other charges occurred on my account from any else, so it was good.

We had a great time, but I will never go in the summer again!
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So I am finally able to take a few minutes and do a posting.

So after a little hiccup, when we requested Acadian House and were placed in the farthest building in AB - I reiterated my request and we were placed in Magnolia Terrace in the best room ever. First floor, 8611. We had the garden view, but were facing the parking lot, so we were very close to the car (first time with a car). We were close to the center hallway that lead to the smoking area for our one smoker. We were close to the quiet pool and from there close to the foot bridge over to Ol' Man Island and finally the food court and the marina. I have had many wonderful locations, but this one hit it right out of the park as to our needs.

The weather was ghastly hot; I don't think I will ever go other than my beloved week after Thanksgiving again. The heat index hit between 101 and 98 degrees daily. The parks opened at 9 am and wait times were 120 minutes by 10:15 in the morning; everyone had the same idea about going early and hanging out by the pool in the afternoon. My traveling companions managed to sleep in until almost noon daily, and toughed it out in the parks in the height of the heat. I would the bus over to the park and we would transfer over to whatever resort or place we were eating. I did miss two dinners, due to the heat and lack of appetite - one being Be Our Guest and the other Teppan Edo, both first time visits. We would get out of the resort around 7 pm or so, and I would get them back at a park, because by then it was raining, thundering and lightning. Again, they toughed it out and then had the parks almost to themselves until closing.

Are you sitting down - my longest wait for a bus was at the GF for a ride back to DTD - 8 minutes. I must have been the good luck charm, because I never waited more than 2 or 3 minutes for the buses or the water taxi. It was uncanny.

One really big blip; when I went to the park the first day, it was noted that I had someone else's card. They had somehow become switched. Guest Relations at Epcot was wonderful and voided the other person's card and then re-instated mine so I could get into the parks; he said I would have to go back to the resort to find out where the switch occurred and get the charges squared away and reinstate my charge priviledges. Well, I was able to do three transactions on this other woman's card with my pin code. The Manager at POR wrote up a long report to the IT department and he was very concerned about it. We figured out they got switched at a very crowded River Roost Lounge the night before (the place was packed to the gills and we had been imbibing quite heavily for being our first night!). No other charges occurred on my account from any else, so it was good.

We had a great time, but I will never go in the summer again!
We were in Acadian 2 years ago very near the quiet pool. It was perfect, actually.

I can see how that could happen at the River Roost..they can get hopping and the Cajun Mary's are quite substantial!
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We were in Acadian 2 years ago very near the quiet pool. It was perfect, actually.

I can see how that could happen at the River Roost..they can get hopping and the Cajun Mary's are quite substantial!
We were in Acadian House as well a few years ago in a standard room, and it was a wonderful location. I also enjoyed being just near the quiet pool and with the landscaping, it just seems like you see more birds and butterflies over there.

OMG, I have to say the CM who helped me straighten out the charges was too funny. Her name was Jazzy. At first she thought I switched cards with someone else in my room - she commented, "there is someone staying in your room and you didn't even know her name." I finally was able to tell her they got switched somewhere and we had to retrace my steps.

When she asked me if my charge for River Roost was $35.98, I hesitated a bit - and said I wish! It was $125.00 - of course, I love Holly and did leave a huge tip! Anyway, she said, boy if I had run up that big of a bar bill, I wouldn't have known what I was signing either! I nearly fell over. She was a hoot!
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Quick question! I know you can get your breakfast in the POR food court and find a table in Boatwright's to eat, but can you do this for lunch too? Is it even busy enough to need to do this at lunchtime?
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #922
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When she asked me if my charge for River Roost was $35.98, I hesitated a bit - and said I wish! It was $125.00 - of course, I love Holly and did leave a huge tip! Anyway, she said, boy if I had run up that big of a bar bill, I wouldn't have known what I was signing either! I nearly fell over. She was a hoot!
LOL, as long as she got it sorted out for you anyway. So is Holly back at River Roost then? I thought she'd transferred over to Kouzzina on the Boardwalk?

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They really only encourage it at breakfast time, as they later set up tables ready for the evening sittings - but lunchtimes are generally not very busy anyway, as people are at the parks.

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July 2013 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules

The July 2013 Recreation Activities and Movie Schedules for Port Orleans Riverside are now available, including special events for Independence Day (4th of July). 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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I'm sorry if this is an odd question, or if it has been addressed already and I am just missing it. Is there anywhere that shows the bus loading area locations at the different parks (Epcot, MK, etc.) that are designated for POR? Thank you for any information you may have.
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I'm sorry if this is an odd question, or if it has been addressed already and I am just missing it. Is there anywhere that shows the bus loading area locations at the different parks (Epcot, MK, etc.) that are designated for POR? Thank you for any information you may have.
I have tried to find pictures of this too. I have a feeling POR is just about the very last moderate resort in the bus queues. In some cases, AoA may even be before POR in the line-up. I do believe it is closer than any of the All Stars though.
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I'm sorry if this is an odd question, or if it has been addressed already and I am just missing it. Is there anywhere that shows the bus loading area locations at the different parks (Epcot, MK, etc.) that are designated for POR? Thank you for any information you may have.
Just curious as to why you are looking for them? I ask because the locations change all the time. As an example, during our last 8-night stay we had a different loading location at MK, Epcot and Animal Kingdom every time we went. DHS was the only one that didn't change.
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I'm sorry if this is an odd question, or if it has been addressed already and I am just missing it. Is there anywhere that shows the bus loading area locations at the different parks (Epcot, MK, etc.) that are designated for POR? Thank you for any information you may have.
There are no set bus stops. The bus stops are changed weekly based on demand.

DHS has been the closest the week I go, and the rest have been midway. Do not ever assume they are far away, just because they are mods. I have used the parks to transfer to resorts and a few times GF has been the farthest.

Also, there are times you go to the bus stop at park closing and POR is packed, while POFQ is barely a line. Make yourself aware of the foot path from POFQ to POR when you get there. Consider it as a great alternative.
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LOL, as long as she got it sorted out for you anyway. So is Holly back at River Roost then? I thought she'd transferred over to Kouzzina on the Boardwalk
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I knew you would ask, because I showed up Saturday and saw that spikey hair from the back at the server station and knew there was only spikey hair person in there.

She is picking up Friday and Saturday, because she loves Bob. But she does love Kouzzina for the breakfast shift.
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Yes, same place where you get the Magic Bars
And the cheesecake, red velvet cake and carrot cake. I was in sugar overload....
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