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Old 11-05-2013, 01:23 PM   #1771
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That's what I've got against it to be honest. If I wanted to stay at the Marriot or some other bland soulless corporate hotel, I would have booked there (probably for a lot less money).

I'm not saying that moving away from the heavy, difficult to wash, bedspreads is wholly a bad idea - but why oh why couldn't they have at least created something similarly themed to replace them, instead of going for boring clinical hospital white?

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I have to wonder if we would have booked at POR if this had been the look of things when we booked last year. It really doesn't seem very appealing. Now that we know about the grounds of POR and how beautiful the resort is and how great the food court is I am sure we will be back, but this might have changed our original plans ... Also if the rumours and posted pictures of CBR renos are true, those rooms are going to look a lot more appealing (IMO) than POR
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #1772
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Does anyone have any advice for successfully completing their online check-in? I have tried several times over the past month, and when I get to the final screen and hit "done" I get a Goofy screen telling me "sorry -please try again". Any tricks?

Thanks Getting excited 11 more days until we see Riverside for the FIRST time!!
Maybe use a different web browser . My iPad hasn't accessed the ire n a week yet my phone allows me to. Just a suggestion
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:08 PM   #1773
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Thank you DonaldDuck77 (and everyone else who offered their help!!) I was able to successfully complete it via mydisneyreservation.com. Thank you very much
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:21 PM   #1774
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As from this month, the POR and POFQ feature pools (i.e. Ol' Man Island and Doubloon Lagoon) will have extended lifeguard operating hours of 9am-11pm. However, outside of those times both pools (including the hot tubs) will be CLOSED and guests will not be allowed to use them.

Off-season (e.g. 5 January - 15 February 2014, but those dates are subject to change) the feature pool and hot tub hours will be reduced to 9am-9pm.

The five POR quiet pools will remain available for swimming at any time outside of these hours, at your own risk of course, it's only the feature pools that will have restricted access.

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Old 11-05-2013, 03:07 PM   #1775
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Thank you for posting this! The kids had planned an 8am swim one morning at Ol' Man Island. This means dh and I get to sleep in a bit!
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:34 PM   #1776
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Thank you for posting this! The kids had planned an 8am swim one morning at Ol' Man Island. This means dh and I get to sleep in a bit!
Or they just go to a quiet pool instead...

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Old 11-05-2013, 03:46 PM   #1777
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I have 2 questions, sorry if they have been answered already, I'm on information overload!
1) do the buildings in Alligator Bayou have elevators?
2) can you all recommend some non-preferred buildings that are relatively close to the main building and food court please? What did you like about a particular building?
We stayed at POR in 2010, in Oak Manor. This was a good location, but we are not paying for a RGR so Oak Manor is out. I am open to suggestions for buildings in AB and MB. Thanks so much!!!
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:21 PM   #1778
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I have 2 questions, sorry if they have been answered already, I'm on information overload!
1) do the buildings in Alligator Bayou have elevators?
2) can you all recommend some non-preferred buildings that are relatively close to the main building and food court please? What did you like about a particular building?
We stayed at POR in 2010, in Oak Manor. This was a good location, but we are not paying for a RGR so Oak Manor is out. I am open to suggestions for buildings in AB and MB. Thanks so much!!!
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2) In AB area I recommend buildings 16 or 17. They are in a nice quiet area along with a beautiful quiet pool and laundry facilities right there. Second its not but a 2 minute maybe 1 minute walk to the main building/food court and South Depot Bus Station.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:22 PM   #1779
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Good Morning Everyone! One Think I have learned is, I am happy every day I open my eyes with ones I love and when I go to work its the happiest place on earth to be! I wish everyone's day goes as Magical as it can!
Thank you for such a cheerful greeting! I completely agree with you on this one, and although I am not lucky enough to get to work at the happiest place on earth, I am lucky to be visiting it in 10 days! Woo Hoo!!
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:41 PM   #1780
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Buses?

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Wanted to hear experiences of anyone familiar with POR on a school vacation week and the buses at POR. If staying in the mansions near East stop, are the buses full by the time they get to you? What order do they pick up in? How far is the walk to main bus stop from Oak Manor or Partierre place? Is it tough to get a bus for rope drop?

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Old 11-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #1781
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Excited to stay in a Royal Room starting Friday for me & my niece - we are coming to ruin the Jingle Jungle 5K and will hopefully sleep like royalty afterwards

Looks great can't wait!
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:59 AM   #1782
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Wanted to hear experiences of anyone familiar with POR on a school vacation week and the buses at POR. If staying in the mansions near East stop, are the buses full by the time they get to you? What order do they pick up in? How far is the walk to main bus stop from Oak Manor or Partierre place? Is it tough to get a bus for rope drop?

Thanks for your help!
I can't address school vacation week because they vary by state...are you talking Spring break or Christmas or summer break? Because they will ALL be different. We always got on at the main depot because we were usually coming from breakfast. We've stayed in Oak Manor and Acadian House and still used that depot. On return we got off at the East Depot. I didn't find the walks from either building long at all. We used the footbridges closest to those buildings to get to the food/registration area. You can walk through the gift shop and hop right on the bus. I've only encountered busy buses at POR during our pre-Christmas visit and that was usually in the evening when we were headed back to a park. Getting to rope drop will vary on which park you are headed to, but give yourself 1 hour during busy times.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:54 AM   #1783
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:12 AM   #1784
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Oh, and the runners on the Sports beds look just like the comforters that were there before. I wouldn't be surprised if the POR comforters are being repurposed.
I sure hope that is the case! I loved the look of the comforters in the Royal Rooms and was looking forward to seeing them on the bed.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:31 AM   #1785
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Can't remember what it was called, but during our last Riverside stay we really enjoyed this one snack from the Riverside Mill...it was gummy worms in powdery chocolate...basically "worms in dirt"...planning to boat up to Riverside from Downtown Disney our next trip and wondered if it was still around for snacking.
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