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Old 06-27-2013, 11:13 AM   #961
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I'm a little confused. I've seem some discussion that buildings don't have elevators. I have pretty bad knee issues which would make climbing stairs arduous. We're reserved for Sept 24-Oct 1 for a Royal Room. Will we have elevators available, or should I make an effort to arrange a ground floor room? Any insights?
Only the AB buildings do not have elevators. The mansions (where all the royal rooms are) definitely do have "lifts."
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I'm a little confused. I've seem some discussion that buildings don't have elevators. I have pretty bad knee issues which would make climbing stairs arduous. We're reserved for Sept 24-Oct 1 for a Royal Room. Will we have elevators available, or should I make an effort to arrange a ground floor room? Any insights?
It's only the AB side that doesn't have elevators.

ETA: I must have started my reply the same time NJRRK submitted.

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Old 06-27-2013, 01:09 PM   #963
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I'm going to POR with my boyfriend on august 9-13, is the place busy during those time? also what would be interesting room request to make to have a most romantic stay? ( reserved king bed)
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:18 PM   #964
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I'm going to POR with my boyfriend on august 9-13, is the place busy during those time? also what would be interesting room request to make to have a most romantic stay? ( reserved king bed)
Yes, it could be a bit busy, especially as you are there over a weekend, but on the plus side the parks are open pretty late... so if you get in early (use Extra Magic Hours to get the rides done) and then leave around lunchtime when it starts to get really busy and then spend some time back at the resort, then go back to a park for a meal and the evening fireworks/parades/shows/etc you should do fine.

For a nice room, you can ask for basically any view you like with a King Bed booking (apart from the Royal Rooms section) so I'd suggest perhaps request a river-facing corner room in a mansion building? It doesn't get much better than that if you happen to get your request met.

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Yes, it could be a bit busy, especially as you are there over a weekend, but on the plus side the parks are open pretty late... so if you get in early (use Extra Magic Hours to get the rides done) and then leave around lunchtime when it starts to get really busy and then spend some time back at the resort, then go back to a park for a meal and the evening fireworks/parades/shows/etc you should do fine.

For a nice room, you can ask for basically any view you like with a King Bed booking (apart from the Royal Rooms section) so I'd suggest perhaps request a river-facing corner room in a mansion building? It doesn't get much better than that if you happen to get your request met.

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Thank you so much for the tip! as for asking it, in my reservation I stated mansion building, upper level, river view.
I'll add outside corner as well, but is it worthwhile to send a fax?
I heard some people do it, the thing is that I will be out of home 10 days prior to my arrival ( visiting step family in forth Lauderdale) and I know there is no fax there and possibly no computer... shall I send it before leaving?
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Here now!

We are here now and I have to say everything is absolutely beautiful, from the grounds, to the pool area, to our room. Staff has been very courteous and friendly. We checked in about 1:00 or so and our room was ready. We are in Oak Manor, just a short distance from the bridge leading to the main building. At the pool now...had to get out a little while ago for "unscheduled maintenance".
We are only here for the night, but if anyone has a questions I will try to find your answer.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:20 PM   #967
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Thank you so much for the tip! as for asking it, in my reservation I stated mansion building, upper level, river view.
I'll add outside corner as well, but is it worthwhile to send a fax?
I heard some people do it, the thing is that I will be out of home 10 days prior to my arrival ( visiting step family in forth Lauderdale) and I know there is no fax there and possibly no computer... shall I send it before leaving?
I faxed mine 9-10 days out because that was the last day I had access to my work fax. I got every request. Enjoy your trip!
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #968
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I faxed mine 9-10 days out because that was the last day I had access to my work fax. I got every request. Enjoy your trip!
This is our first time staying on property and would like a first floor room or room close to elevator for husband's disability. I requested that when we made the reservation but would also like to fax in our request.

This may have been answered before but is there a certain form to fill out for your request? If so, where can I find it?
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This is our first time staying on property and would like a first floor room or room close to elevator for husband's disability. I requested that when we made the reservation but would also like to fax in our request.

This may have been answered before but is there a certain form to fill out for your request? If so, where can I find it?
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92 days till our trip, I am so excited! This is our first time staying at POR. We have booked a Royal Guest Room-standard view. We would like to have connecting rooms if possible. Since this being our first time at this resort I did not know if this was possible. Is it possible? Also, which is the best section to request? Thanks in advance!
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92 days till our trip, I am so excited! This is our first time staying at POR. We have booked a Royal Guest Room-standard view. We would like to have connecting rooms if possible. Since this being our first time at this resort I did not know if this was possible. Is it possible? Also, which is the best section to request? Thanks in advance!
Yes, connecting rooms are possible. Just remember, they are a request and not something you can specifically book.

I would suggest checking out this link for detailed descriptions of all the room types/locations so you can decide what area would best suit your needs.

http://portorleans.org/room-requests.php
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:39 AM   #972
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How many floors are the AB buildings? You have to haul your luggage up stairs?????
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:43 AM   #973
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How many floors are the AB buildings? You have to haul your luggage up stairs?????
Yes you do but if I remember correctly it is only about 6 or 8 stairs
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:54 AM   #974
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How many floors are the AB buildings? You have to haul your luggage up stairs?????
There are only two stories in the Alligator Bayou buildings, and the stairs are not especially steep. If you don't want to run the risk of carrying your bags up a whole flight of stairs, just request a ground floor room. Or try the three-story mansion buildings, which do have elevators.

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92 days till our trip, I am so excited! This is our first time staying at POR. We have booked a Royal Guest Room-standard view. We would like to have connecting rooms if possible. Since this being our first time at this resort I did not know if this was possible. Is it possible? Also, which is the best section to request? Thanks in advance!
If you want connecting rooms, it is best to make that your only request.
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