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Old 09-16-2013, 10:48 PM   #91
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I was there last year at that time and it was in the 80s every day. I will also be there in a month and will update. However, if you are going to be there end of October and early November, you aren't going to get to see Christmas -- they don't start setting up for that until Thanksgiving.

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This is not true, first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is
Nov. 8th and most resorts will have C-decorations up around them also.

We were there on Nov. 2nd once and Christmas decoration were already up in MK.
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At work right now til 6am, leaving just as soon as DBF gets off of work tonight. He was supposed to be 7a to 4p today and got bumped to 5a to 2p so we get to leave 2 hours earlier!! *SO* excited. I don't know how I'm going to be able to get a nap in before we head out!
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:03 PM   #93
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Two more sleeps!!

Wow! I popped in for a quick update and we're already on page 7 of the new thread!

Two more sleeps and we'll be on our way to Disney! I'm freaking out! I'm almost a little sad because I know I'm going to blink and the trip will be over!

I'm hoping and wishing and praying that it's not too hot or rainy. And also hoping for a little pixie dust for our room request that I faxed in on Saturday. Regardless, we'll be in DISNEY! And it will be perfect!

Thanks once again for all of the wonderful information!
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:20 AM   #94
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Back from a 9 night stay at POR, and it was fantastic!
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Now I need to plan the next trip. Thanks everyone for your help in making our trip awesome!
Wow, so you didn't really enjoy yourselves or anything? Great trip report.

Glad the floorplan maps proved useful to you; they took a lot of time to research and create but I'm really pleased that people are finding them helpful. I never really thought about folks actually being in Disney and using my site while they are there, neat!

By the way (and this goes out to anyone else who writes trip reports too), once you've posted your reviews here I'd be really grateful if you could maybe take a few moments and also post something in the Trip Reports section on my Port Orleans site too. Just a quick cut'n'paste would be fine, no need to type it all out again. Thanks everyone!

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We have five days left until we check in. Three days until we leave and I have two more shifts at work. I think I have perma smile right now. I'm so looking forward until Friday when we leave and Sunday when we check in. I've really enjoyed reading about everyone's plans and trips. I'm so excited that it's finally here.
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Wow that last thread went quick!

We leave in 37 days and cannot wait, 1st visit to POR. Andre I love your website. Thanks for all the hard work you have done on both this site and your site, it is really appreciated.

My question is does the rooms have luggage racks? I understand AB does not have a lot of space but if there is a rack then DH will be happy using that.

Did I mention I have 37 more sleeps?
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My question is does the rooms have luggage racks? I understand AB does not have a lot of space but if there is a rack then DH will be happy using that.
AB doesn't, but the mansion building rooms have bench seats which are ideal for putting luggage on.

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Hello Everyone...26 days until vacation...seems like its been a long wait (booked on March 1st). I received my magic bands yesterday (they are so cool!) and still waiting on my mickey mail from my TA (I know it can take longer). Quick question, I have been searching and getting different answers, so I thought I would ask here since we will be at POR

So, I noticed from other boards that credit cards are not charged until you leave or reach a balance? Since I will be going with my daughter and sister, can she have her own credit card on her magic band and I have one on mine? If so, I read that still at the end of vacation you may need to figure out who charged for what? I am planning on paying for our gratuity, extra meals/snacks not on the meal plan and souvenirs me and my daughter may want. My sister would be charging for souvenirs only or maybe some of her snacks she may want. Is this possible? Also, is there a way to check how much you have spent each night charging? I don't want it to be the end of the trip with a huge bill and not know how to pay for it. I know I will try and mentally keep track but don't know how that will be on spur of the moment type purchases. Our package is all paid for so it would just be what we buy in Disney.

Any insight would be great. The POR threads on the DIS boards have been great and I am so thankful for everyone's help. I will be putting a trip report on once I get back on Oct 19th or 20th!
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So, I noticed from other boards that credit cards are not charged until you leave or reach a balance? Since I will be going with my daughter and sister, can she have her own credit card on her magic band and I have one on mine? If so, I read that still at the end of vacation you may need to figure out who charged for what?
Last year my mom and i went with my aunt and cousin, and we all shared a room. At the beginning of our trip we told the front desk that mine and my mothers will be charged to one card and my aunt and cousins to another credit card. They split it with no problem. Anytime during the day you can walk up to the counter and ask them to print you a bill, and it is broken down by each transaction and who made that transaction. You have to add it up yourself as it does not give you a total for each user. It charged my moms credit card with the initial amount around 6 am the day we were checking out and once again around 11pm with the extra charges we had made since 6am.

Let me know if youre confused! I was in your shoes!
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #100
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Which Royal Building can you suggest

Awesome thread it has helped so much for us first timers to POR and a moderate...this thread is so awesome (and the PO website) that Disney should be giving you discounts on your next stay after all I upgraded to a Royal room because of it

So with that being said Royal room garden view with wife and young daughters which building can you suggest.

Thanks in advance
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I've never been before, but it doesn't feel that crowded at all to me.
Thank you! I hope it stays that way. We'll be there in 4 days.:

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This is not true, first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is
Nov. 8th and most resorts will have C-decorations up around them also.

We were there on Nov. 2nd once and Christmas decoration were already up in MK.
There are many threads on this -- yes the first MVMCP is November 8, I was commenting that since the PP was going last week of October - first week in November they would not see Christmas decorations -- so that is very much true -- unless you have a different calendar than the rest of the world

Most of the hotels don't go into full Christmas decorations until the week before Thanksgiving -- some get started but not "most resorts."

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So with that being said Royal room garden view with wife and young daughters which building can you suggest.
Well from that info I think we can narrow it down to either Oak Manor or Parterre Place...

Could you let us know what your preferences are? e.g. close to main building, quiet area, near bus stops, swimming, easy access for strollers (depending on how young your daughters are), etc? There's not really a "one size fits all" answer to your question.

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Thank you! I hope it stays that way. We'll be there in 4 days.:

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I said that before we went to the good court for a late breakfast on our 'lazy day.' Holy moley that place was a zoo around 9 am- 10:30 am. Good grief! I don't know if that's every morning though. We said no wonder the parks are not that crowded at RD- everyone is still trying to get breakfast! Back to pop tarts for us!
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I said that before we went to the good court for a late breakfast on our 'lazy day.' Holy moley that place was a zoo around 9 am- 10:30 am. Good grief! I don't know if that's every morning though. We said no wonder the parks are not that crowded at RD- everyone is still trying to get breakfast! Back to pop tarts for us!
It is peaceful and empty at 545am But, I like to get up early. I tried to walk through at 9am one morning -- I decided a mine field was easier to navigate.

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