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Old 07-12-2013, 01:49 PM   #1306
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We just booked a royal room for one night before heading over to SRR for a weekly DVC rental. I am really excited as we have never stayed or visited either Port Orleans hotel. .
Venom has already answered your question properly, but I reckon you should hire a pontoon boat at the marina at POR and take your luggage with you and drop it off at the SSR dock. One of you would then need to bring the boat back to POR of course, and then make their way back to SSR, but it'd sure be a fun way to do it!

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Just checked in to POR this morning... We have a refrigerator in our room, coldest one I've ever felt in a Disney resort...
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #1308
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Where is Bldg 14 located and do they have Royal Guest Rooms? I was just going to post this question below and saw your post.

Which location (bldg) at POR Riverside would be the best location for a Royal Guest Room that is conveniently located nearest the main bldg and bus stops?
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Where is Bldg 14 located and do they have Royal Guest Rooms? I was just going to post this question below and saw your post.

Which location (bldg) at POR Riverside would be the best location for a Royal Guest Room that is conveniently located nearest the main bldg and bus stops?
No sorry Building 14 doesn't have RGRs. They are only located in Parterre and Oak Mansions.

If you go to www.portorleans.org, andrewilley's Site, under Riverside. Then go to quick reference and map tab in the top left is a map and it can show you where the Oak and Parterre are located.
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No sorry Building 14 doesn't have RGRs. They are only located in Parterre and Oak Mansions.

If you go to www.portorleans.org, andrewilley's Site, under Riverside. Then go to quick reference and map tab in the top left is a map and it can show you where the Oak and Parterre are located.
Thank you, just found that site right after I posted this question! great site!

Between the 2 Oak Manor or Parterre...anyone prefer one over the other? What is the best room location at either?

Thank you!
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No sorry Building 14 doesn't have RGRs. They are only located in Parterre and Oak Mansions.

If you go to www.portorleans.org, andrewilley's Site, under Riverside. Then go to quick reference and map tab in the top left is a map and it can show you where the Oak and Parterre are located.
Or you could go to the first post in this thread and scroll down just a bit to see the map. But yes, do visit Andre's site also.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:47 PM   #1312
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Venom has already answered your question properly, but I reckon you should hire a pontoon boat at the marina at POR and take your luggage with you and drop it off at the SSR dock. One of you would then need to bring the boat back to POR of course, and then make their way back to SSR, but it'd sure be a fun way to do it!

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That would be $80 I want to spend on Mickey Ice Cream Bars
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #1313
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That would be $80 I want to spend on Mickey Ice Cream Bars
Yeah, but just think of it as a recreational activity with a practical result. You could do it cheaper in a Sea Raycer, but it might be a squeeze...

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Yeah, but just think of it as a recreational activity with a practical result. You could do it cheaper in a Sea Raycer, but it might be a squeeze...

Andre
It would actually be a pretty funny site too!
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Thank you, just found that site right after I posted this question! great site!

Between the 2 Oak Manor or Parterre...anyone prefer one over the other? What is the best room location at either?

Thank you!
I definitely like the Oak Building. "JMO"

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Yeah I agree!!!
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:18 PM   #1316
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I've just gone through all of the 2014 seasonal rates from the WDW website and entered them into a table for POR rooms (that's three hours of my life I'm not going to get back! LOL).
OK, I've done the rest of the 2014 room rates now. They are still on a temporary page at the moment (www.portorleans.org/roomrates2014.php) but it now contains all of the Port Orleans room categories for 2014 - POR regular rooms, POR Royal Rooms, and POFQ rooms. That took some doing!

I still think there's an error with the POR King Bed rooms for the Summer (June/July) season. Unlike every other room category, they are priced LOWER than the preceding 'Regular' season weekday rates. So if you want a King Room for summertime next year, I'd book it now! There are other anomalies and differences in the category increments, but that's the biggest one. Oh, and a King Bed room at POFQ in Peak season is $21 dollars more expensive than River View for the same time! I even made a graph in Excel to check (I must have far too much time on my hands!!)

Oh, and the booking site still won't bring up availability for POR King Rooms for three people (which it now should, due to the new fold-down beds in the AB rooms). It's listed in a '2 adults and 1 child' search, with the text description saying "sleeps up to 3", but you can't click to book it.

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Old 07-12-2013, 04:45 PM   #1317
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hello everyone! We will be arriving at POR next week and will have a rental car only because we want to visit other locations and we're control freaks.

What I'm trying to figure out is what time should be leave to be at MK's rope drop? We are planning on being there next Thursday which means it will open at 8AM. I understand that parking at MK also means taking a bus and then the monorail to get to the actual park? So if we leave POR at 7:30AM, would it be possible to make the MK rope drop at 8AM? Thanks for any suggestions!
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Is anyone arriving tomorrow or already here that wants our extra groceries? Chocolate milk in shelf stable containers, apples, applesauce, puffs, graham crackers, etc. PM me if interested. I would hate to throw it all away.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:01 PM   #1319
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hello everyone! We will be arriving at POR next week and will have a rental car only because we want to visit other locations and we're control freaks.

What I'm trying to figure out is what time should be leave to be at MK's rope drop? We are planning on being there next Thursday which means it will open at 8AM. I understand that parking at MK also means taking a bus and then the monorail to get to the actual park? So if we leave POR at 7:30AM, would it be possible to make the MK rope drop at 8AM? Thanks for any suggestions!
It doesn't take long to get to the MK parking lot but then you have to either walk (if you're close enough to the TTC) or take the parking lot tram to the TTC. Afterwards, you'll have to take the monorail/ferry to MK. I would leave by 7:00 or 7:15 to allow yourself plenty of time to get there and to go through security if you have a bag to check.
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Is anyone arriving tomorrow or already here that wants our extra groceries? Chocolate milk in shelf stable containers, apples, applesauce, puffs, graham crackers, etc. PM me if interested. I would hate to throw it all away.
If no one responds to your posting, you can leave the unopened items for Mousekeeping in your room with a note. I have heard that they might be able to use it. No use wasting something that is untouched and sealed , that's just a waste.
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