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Old 07-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #1096
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CONFUSED!!!! The first page of the thread says no king beds in parterre place, the only reason I'm asking is because my boyfriend and I are going in October and we would really like a king bed room (what we reserved) but we were kind of turned off to the fact that it might not be preferred and close to the lobby, but its more than a regular room that could also just as likely be near the lobby. Are you sure you stayed in parterre in a king room?? I'd love to stay there
I think that person's post says they stayed there before there were Royal Rooms. Now that there are, all of Parterre is RR and there are no Kings.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:27 PM   #1097
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I think that person's post says they stayed there before there were Royal Rooms. Now that there are, all of Parterre is RR and there are no Kings.
Ohhhhhh you could be very right! That's what I get for reading too fast
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:31 PM   #1098
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Which the royalist in me still finds ironically amusing by the way.


Oh, and while I'm thinking about it, the princess pictures in the Royal Rooms are all in the process of being changed out. Gone will be the groups of princesses in locations around Port Orleans, and in will be more 'portrait-like' images of single princesses in regal surroundings (e.g. with castle backgrounds).


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Thanks for the idea about getting milk for our refrig in the room. We will definitely do that since it will probably be easier to have coffee as soon as we wake up. We have a preferred room and I am thinking we will be very close to the food court, but maybe not as close as I may be thinking.
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We have a preferred room reserved for Sept. Should I make a building request?
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:25 PM   #1101
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Which the royalist in me still finds ironically amusing by the way.

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:34 PM   #1102
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:44 PM   #1103
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Ohhhhhh you could be very right! That's what I get for reading too fast
I did the same thing and was trying to figure it out and finally realized it said before RR
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:11 PM   #1104
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Regarding milk/cream in coffee... We usually bring half and half with us and buy the refillable mugs first thing upon getting settled in at the resort. We get up in the morning, put some half and half in the bottom of our mugs then head out for coffee. Viola! It's our morning Disney routine
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:28 AM   #1105
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We are considering changing our November reservations to a RR at POR.

My first question is: Does it still feel like Disney? We have only stayed at Pop and you can't help but feel the Disney vibe with all of the giant characters on the property. I don't want it to seem like just another hotel to my 9 & 11 year old.

How long is the walk from the RR to the bus? To the boat?

Where all does the boat go to? Is it just to DTD?
The thing about POR is that it truly is a respite from the parks. Nothing obvious like POP. We didn't want that. Yet..it has a cleverly subtle Disney vibe. Sometimes, you have to look for the touches. It is so relaxing after a go, go, go day at the parks. It's hard to stay anywhere else. The location is really convenient as well with the boats to DTD, the bus to MK is really fast. We drive to the other parks and, by car, they are a quick 10 minutes or so.

We had RR in Dec. Oak Manor 9240. 2nd floor near corner. You can check Andre's map. We were closer to the 2nd foot bridge, so we took that one and it dumps you right out at the path to the boat dock and the lobby. If it was 5 minutes, I'd be surprised. Then you just walk across the promenade to the doors to the food court. I have a DD9. She loves POR. We didn't feel crowded. We unpack. We nest our luggage or put the empties back in the car, if you have one, you can save space. We hang clothes. The vanity shelf does provide lots of space and the shower has enough shelves for all your shampoos, etc. and there's a closeline in there to extend for your bathing suits.

In some ways, my favorite part of the day (we're fairly early risers) was in the morning. The water, the view, the walk over to the food court is so serene and lovely. We saw lots of bunnies and birds and turtles. We used the main depot near the food court to depart the day, but returning at the end of the day we used the East depot and the walk wasn't bad at all to Oak Manor...less than 5 minutes. We also saw lots of deer. Our bus driver actually had to hit the brakes for some meandering along. He was very apologetic, but it wasn't any big deal. I live in Ohio...we constantly break for deer! LOL

DD enjoyed the pool area. I think they refurbed the slide. It's a nice pool area. It isn't comparable to Beach Club's, but that's ok by us. There's a nice pool bar and lots of pool towels available. They have trivia games and music playing.

TxRabbit gave a nice reporting of POR. Kudos.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:16 AM   #1106
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I'll take some more detailed pictures, and a new Panorama, when I'm over at POR in four weeks time, but in the meantime here's a quick shot to be going on with (thanks D!).



Not a prince in sight this time, which perhaps veers the rooms slightly more towards girls than they were before.

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Nice! I like this better than the group shot.. I didnt like the mix up of princess. What does Snow White have to do with Tiana and the deep south?
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:16 AM   #1107
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Family of 6

We are looking to book at POR for our next trip. Our kids would be 9, 6, 4 & 9 months. Obviously it will be a tight fit.

Anyone have pictures of how they had their room organized with a family of 6?

Does the pack n play fit under the closet rod in the sink area like it did in the other mods?

Looks like there is very little drawer space...how did you handle clothing?

We take pop-up hampers for dirty clothes, over-the-door organizers for smaller bathroom/household items. Our suitcases are collapsible so they usually fit between the bed and the bathroom wall.

Thanks for any pictures and/or suggestions!
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:49 AM   #1108
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We are looking to book at POR for our next trip. Our kids would be 9, 6, 4 & 9 months. Obviously it will be a tight fit.

Anyone have pictures of how they had their room organized with a family of 6?

Does the pack n play fit under the closet rod in the sink area like it did in the other mods?

Looks like there is very little drawer space...how did you handle clothing?

We take pop-up hampers for dirty clothes, over-the-door organizers for smaller bathroom/household items. Our suitcases are collapsible so they usually fit between the bed and the bathroom wall.

Thanks for any pictures and/or suggestions!

Do they allow 6? Even if one is a baby in a crib? I had thought max ocuppancy was based on number of "souls".
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:50 AM   #1109
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You'd likely have room next to one of the beds for the pack 'n play. There seemed to be enough room in front of the connecting room door. The bathroom would be a bit of a squeeze. There is a fold down murphy. Don't know if they allow 6 to a room even with a baby?



Here's some more photos: https://www.google.com/search?q=alli...01%3B800%3B600
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Do they allow 6? Even if one is a baby in a crib? I had thought max ocuppancy was based on number of "souls".
Yep...under 3 doesn't count toward room occupancy at any of the Disney properties.
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