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Old 10-27-2013, 07:22 PM   #1546
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I just got back a couple if days ago from my first stay at POR. It was fantastic!! We stayed in a royal room river view and it truly reminded me of the Disney of my youth. Not only was the room wonderful with a great location, the staff was the best! They were always courteous and helpful in true old fashion Disney style. I think the best compliment I got over my resort choice was when my sister told me that POR was the perfect place to come back to and relax. We had eaten at several other resorts and they always seemed hectic where our resort was laid back and beautiful. Thank you everyone for all the help and advice in this thread a in Andre's site. It helped make my niece and nephews first trip magical and special!
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:26 PM   #1547
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #1548
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I got some pixie dust on my room. I got upgraded from GV to Preferred in bldg 18! Awesome location just clues enough to the main bldg and south bus depot. The room us an accessible room, I didn't ask for one but it us nice. I get a bigger bathroom & the wardrobe instead of closet. And I got the new bedding which makes me happy. However I do think they will be even nicer if and when they add a runner at the foot.

Somebody asked earlier about a blanket. There is a med weight one between the sheets.
That was me ~ thanks for the updated info. I like to be wrapped up at night and was hoping we didn't need to haul blankets from home. Thanks again
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:52 PM   #1549
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Make sure you ask at check in if you have one. Your travel agent can request you have one, but unless it is a medical request, there is no guarantee.

I really hope the fridge thing gets wrapped up soon!
Random question. Is there a difference in fridge size between a "regular" fridge requested by a travel agent and one requested for medical use? Is it the exact same fridge?
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:53 AM   #1550
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It's the exact same fridge.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:16 AM   #1551
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Random question. Is there a difference in fridge size between a "regular" fridge requested by a travel agent and one requested for medical use? Is it the exact same fridge?
They do have some smaller medicine coolers which are being used at the moment in place of fridges for some guests with medical needs, but mostly you'll just get a regular fridge (if they have one available of course).

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Old 10-28-2013, 07:39 AM   #1552
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We're probably spending one night at PO, in a room for five. We'd check out in the morning, go to MK for the day, return to pick up our car, and head to a cheaper motel for the night in the direction we need to go the next morning for a cruise. It will be a Friday in early April, when crowds are projected to be moderate. We are rope drop people and there are no EMH that day, assuming the schedule doesn't change.

What time should we be at the bus stop to get to MK by around 8:40 a.m.? If we stay for Wishes, how horrible will the wait be to catch a bus back? Are we better off just driving to the TTC in the morning, since we're heading away from PO that night?
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:35 AM   #1553
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What time should we be at the bus stop to get to MK by around 8:40 a.m.? If we stay for Wishes, how horrible will the wait be to catch a bus back? Are we better off just driving to the TTC in the morning, since we're heading away from PO that night?
By bus, I'd suggest being at the stop at 7:30-7:45 to allow for maybe missing one bus.

If you drive, although it might take longer (due to the TTC) you are at least more in control of your timings. You could also leave you luggage in the trunk (if you are happy doing that) and head straight away from the MK if you want.

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Old 10-28-2013, 11:09 AM   #1554
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I was planning on taking the bus to MK, but now I'm thinking for our first morning that driving may be a better option. Anyone have an opinion on this?

We arrive kind of late on 11/23 so we'll have to deal with a few things on the morning of 11/24 - activate AP, purchase TIW. and possibly pick up PhotoPass+ voucher (still undecided if I'm doing that yet).

On that morning, MK opens at 8:00 (not EMH, just regular/extended hours for Thanksgiving week). I was planning on taking the bus, but considering you're at the mercy of when the bus arrives and availability of seats once it does, I'm thinking of driving to the TTC instead. We're also planning on hopping to DHS later that day, so it would make sense to have our car at the TTC instead of taking a bus to DHS from the TTC.

If we drive, what is the best route? In looking at a map, it looks like if you take Bonnet Creek to Vista that it bypasses the entrance on World Drive to the TTC. Do I need to take Bonnet Creek to Buena Vista to World Drive? Or is there another way I'm missing?
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:09 PM   #1555
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How late is the pool open at this resort?
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:06 PM   #1556
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That was me ~ thanks for the updated info. I like to be wrapped up at night and was hoping we didn't need to haul blankets from home. Thanks again
You don't need to carry blankets from home unless you really want your own. I am sure you can request extra blankets at the resort.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:02 PM   #1557
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Is there fridges in the rooms yet?
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #1558
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Not all of them yet.







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Old 10-28-2013, 04:25 PM   #1559
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Excited to find this. Taking our 9th trip and 4th stay at POR in Jan/Feb 2014. YAY!!
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #1560
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I did receive it I have been busy with a few things like tending to arrangements for my friends funeral. I am in the process of looking over all of my PMs.
So sorry about the loss of your friend. it always hard to say goodbye to the ones we love.
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