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Old 09-20-2013, 12:46 PM   #226
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I say be thankful there's a place to do laundry lol, I have many years of laundry mats under my belt and none of the are ever air conditioned!
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Checked in about an hour ago everything has been awesome! We got upgraded to a Royal Room so my wife and daughter are on cloud 90000000.

The bridge by lobby to ol man island is closed looks like redoing planks and also looks almost done.
We were upgraded from Garden View to preferred and it is great!!!! Having a wonderful time!!!



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Old 09-20-2013, 06:51 PM   #228
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Regarding the location of the royal rooms, we were upgraded from a standard view royal room to a garden view royal room and were in Parterre Place. A lot of people say to ask for Oak Manor because it is closer to the footbridge to the main lobby but our room was really close to the footbridge and it was just a few minutes walk to the lobby, food court and the south bus depot. We were in the wing of Parterre Place that is closest to Oak Manor. It seriously took no more than 5 minutes to walk to the food court at a leisurely pace. I really liked our location.

The footbridge from the food court area to the main pool was open when we were there this past week. We only used the main pool once and the quiet pool twice. We did laundry one night while our daughter swam in the quiet pool located between Oak Manor and Parterre Place and I can't really say if the laundry room was air conditioned or not. We just put our clothes in and then sat out by the pool while they washed and then did the same thing while they dried. Our room did not have a refrigerator when we arrived but I had an antibiotic that needed to be refrigerated and they brought us a refrigerator within a couple of hours. The refrigerator did have a small (dorm sized) freezer section by the way. It was definitely big enough to put an ice pack.

We loved our stay at Port Orleans Riverside and plan to go back in two years. I liked our royal room but we probably will stay in a regular room next time. I thought our royal room was a little dark because of the dark colors in the room and the direction our room faced. My daughter loved all of the royal details, however, and the headboards were definitely a hit. All in all, a very enjoyable stay and a lovely resort!

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Old 09-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #229
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Setting up camp....I can't speak to the poster's situation, but we wait with our clothes. Until recently the clothes we brought on vacation were pretty much all of our clothes. And I once had a whole load of clothes stolen entirely from my apartment complex laundry room, which was fairly financially devastating at the time. And emotionally devastating still, 20 years later. I won't leave my clothes, so air conditioning in a laundry room is highly important.
When we stayed at POR in 2010, we did laundry and sweated our butts off! We did wait outside the laundry room at the very close quiet pool, but we sweated just during the short time we were in there doing and folding the laundry. I'm wondering if this is the same laundry spot? If so, it would seem that there are no plans to fixing the ac in there.
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First trip to POR

I'm so excited to be going to POR in November! First time staying at this resort.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #231
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When we stayed at POR in 2010, we did laundry and sweated our butts off! We did wait outside the laundry room at the very close quiet pool, but we sweated just during the short time we were in there doing and folding the laundry. I'm wondering if this is the same laundry spot? If so, it would seem that there are no plans to fixing the ac in there.
There's a sign that says 'pardon our pixie dust while we upgrade the air conditioning' or something similar. Yes be prepared to sweat! But at least the pool will cool you off after.
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Question (because I couldn't find the answer in the search )

What is allowable for decorating your windows? My daughter wants to decorate for Halloween when we get there and then for Christmas before we leave since we are doing both. We grabbed some little things at Target. They need to be hung. Can we use tape or does it need to be like suction cup type hangers?
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:44 AM   #233
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A lot of people say to ask for Oak Manor because it is closer to the footbridge to the main lobby but our room was really close to the footbridge and it was just a few minutes walk to the lobby
This is why I'm often hesitant when people ask what building they should request. Normally it's not really a building that they really want to ask for, but a general location, or a proximity for some amenity. Your example is a prefect case in point; while Parterre Place is generally a bit further away from the action than Oak Manor is, the very best/closest Royal Rooms are actually the River View ones in the northern wing section of Parterre (and the ones nearby).

So I tend to suggest that if people want a location close to the footbridge to the main buildings then that's exactly what they should ask for, rather than giving a preference for one building or another. Those buildings are big, and each contain some nicely located rooms but also some more remote ones.

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Had to post a quick update...the cords did "turn up" in a pocket that was overlooked twice! Wow now my friend feels like an idiot, but she did go down to the desk and apologize. Another perfect day!!
Thank you very much for the update, i was beginning to become really afraid of leaving something in my room next summer. Xxx
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Question (because I couldn't find the answer in the search ) What is allowable for decorating your windows? My daughter wants to decorate for Halloween when we get there and then for Christmas before we leave since we are doing both. We grabbed some little things at Target. They need to be hung. Can we use tape or does it need to be like suction cup type hangers?
Great question! We plan on doing the same thing. Hope someone has a definitive answer.

Also, any updates on the fridge situation Andre?
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This is why I'm often hesitant when people ask what building they should request. Normally it's not really a building that they really want to ask for, but a general location, or a proximity for some amenity. Your example is a prefect case in point; while Parterre Place is generally a bit further away from the action than Oak Manor is, the very best/closest Royal Rooms are actually the River View ones in the northern wing section of Parterre (and the ones nearby).

So I tend to suggest that if people want a location close to the footbridge to the main buildings then that's exactly what they should ask for, rather than giving a preference for one building or another. Those buildings are big, and each contain some nicely located rooms but also some more remote ones.

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Im coming to POR at end of October for first time. Im staying in Royal- Pool View. I was thinking of requesting a second floor in Oak Manor on the River end of the Bldg...Does that make sense as a request. My thought was I wanted to be closer to the river than the other side of Oak Manor steps. It looks like most rooms are on that side and if Im looking right - Parterre only has 2 pool view rooms in the bldg.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:49 AM   #237
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Hello all,
We are planning a trip for Dec. 2014. This would be our first time staying at PO Riverside. My question is in the AB rooms how is the storage? My wife loves to unpack and put things away. With the murphy bed it doesn't seem like there is a dresser in the room. Is there anywhere to
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:14 AM   #238
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I know there have been coffee questions before but just can't find them. I remember reading the coffee option in the room was getting switched soon- has it been switched and has anyone tried it? Also, do they provide creamer (powder or little cups)? 6 days till we arrive!
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We are staying at Port Orleans in early February 2014. Excited but nervous. We stayed at WL last year and while it was nice, we weren't blown away. Lobby was beautiful as were the grounds, rooms were not $350 a night room.... Just your standard hotel room. Just didn't feel the price was worth it. If you have stayed at both, which did you like better? Hoping we love POR!!
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I know there have been coffee questions before but just can't find them. I remember reading the coffee option in the room was getting switched soon- has it been switched and has anyone tried it? Also, do they provide creamer (powder or little cups)? 6 days till we arrive!
Yes the coffee was changed and is now Joffrey's. Coffee is a matter of personal taste, but I and most people think it is good. They give you little plastic envelopes that are sealed and contain a stirrer, napkin, sugar, and powdered creamer. We bought our own creamer from the grocery store. They sell milk at the store. The coffee comes in pods that are little flat filter pockets containing enough coffee for one cup. The coffee maker has two sides to make one or two cups at once and our room came with 2 regular and 2 decaf pods. We asked for extra and received 3 or 4 of each a day.
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