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Old 07-22-2014, 09:54 PM   #1951
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If I were you I would wait a week. I'm a TA and I was notified by Disney that 2015 packages will be available to book beginning on 7/30. Yes, that whole week in February will be more than the rest of the month as most schools on our their winter break along with the Princess Half Marathon going on. My family has gone that week for the past couple years and the weather has been absolutely perfect, not too hot, not cold (at least for us northerners). Royal rooms are among the most expensive rooms at POR especially is you book a river view/pool view royal room. My family stayed in a regular mansion room and a pool view Alligator Bayou room. We were pleasantly surprised that we enjoyed the Alligator Bayou room even more than the mansion room & we loved the mansions. I think you'll be happy with any type of room at POR, the resort is beautiful. If you end up booking a non-royal room, you could request a mansion room.
Thank you for the info! I was planning on waiting, but then people started talking about making their reservations and things filling up. I got nervous! I have actually stayed at POR twice before. It is my favorite! I have only ever stayed in the mansions though. Thanks for your input on the Bayou rooms!
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:53 AM   #1952
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You should be fine getting to the Reservation. I have circled the dock it comes to at the moment with a red circle.

A sincere thank you for taking the time, to give me this information
We truly miss POR (have not been able to afford to be on site our last few trips and this will be our 5th stay at POR) We love the ride to DTD from POR, so I definitely wanted this to be a part of our stay. Reading about the construction at DTD made me hesitant but, having the knowledge of what is truly going on empowers me to go forward with our plan.

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Old 07-23-2014, 09:48 AM   #1953
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Thanks for the Map showing the boat dock at DTD!!! I didn't realize it was that close to Raglan Road, which I where we are thinking about dining



How does everyone enjoy the pool at POR? Do they serve any food at the pool bar? or just drinks (which is not a bad thing ) And do they have towels at the pool?

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Old 07-23-2014, 10:08 AM   #1954
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Just switched my reservation for August from Pop to POR and I'm so excited because I've never stayed at POR before! Quick question: I know that the air conditioners at Pop are like...motion sensor. Is this the same at POR? Just trying to decide if I need to get a balloon to keep the ac running overnight.

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Yay! You'll have a great time! I don't remember the air conditioners being motion sensored. I think it was just on all the time to keep a certain temperature set by the wall thermostat. But I could be wrong?
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:26 PM   #1955
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Yay! You'll have a great time! I don't remember the air conditioners being motion sensored. I think it was just on all the time to keep a certain temperature set by the wall thermostat. But I could be wrong?
Thank you! I just remember last time I was at Pop, we bought a balloon and tied it to a char in front of the ac, so that the movement of the balloon would keep the ac running all night. Hah! Just wasn't sure if I needed to plan on doing that this time too!
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:53 PM   #1956
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We were booked in a prefered room for 12/5-12/13 tried to getnew discount no preffered rooms left. So had to go with garden view. Saved me $500. Have only stayed preferred. Tell me the garden view room wont be too bad. How far of a walk to main bld
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:28 PM   #1957
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We were booked in a prefered room for 12/5-12/13 tried to getnew discount no preffered rooms left. So had to go with garden view. Saved me $500. Have only stayed preferred. Tell me the garden view room wont be too bad. How far of a walk to main bld
I just stayed in a Garden View in February. It was toward the back, but the walk wasn't too bad. It was beautiful and very quiet! There is also a bus stop back there.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:34 PM   #1958
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We were booked in a prefered room for 12/5-12/13 tried to getnew discount no preffered rooms left. So had to go with garden view. Saved me $500. Have only stayed preferred. Tell me the garden view room wont be too bad. How far of a walk to main bld
Well there's no guarantee, but just make some requests. If you don't care if it's a mansion or AB too. We requested Mansions last time and got Magnolia building. Yes, we got a far garden view on the backside of the building but the walk was still not far at all. Very pleasant and a bonus for the kids it was very close to the quiet pool., not a view of it, but just around the corner.

If you prefer AB, try and make a request on that, you could request anything that's not preferred, some of those buildings are not that far. As far as a room is concerned it will be the same as the preferred, just not in one of those preferred buildings.
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A sincere thank you for taking the time, to give me this information
We truly miss POR (have not been able to afford to be on site our last few trips and this will be our 5th stay at POR) We love the ride to DTD from POR, so I definitely wanted this to be a part of our stay. Reading about the construction at DTD made me hesitant but, having the knowledge of what is truly going on empowers me to go forward with our plan.

Thank you for making a difference in our trip, it is people like you that make me love the DIS. I have a love/hate thing sometimes with the DIS KWIM?
I hear ya, there are days I don't log in because I may have had a swamped day of Disney. But I love my job and to help guests coming here to enjoy their vacations, as I was once one of those guests lol and I know how it feels first hand to have someone give that extra bit of magic or help to make the visit as special, I mean magical as possible!

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Thanks for the Map showing the boat dock at DTD!!! I didn't realize it was that close to Raglan Road, which I where we are thinking about dining

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Yeah no problem. Glad you made use of it.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:07 PM   #1960
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We are doing a one night stay at POR before a 7 night stay at another resort. We will not arrive til 11:30pm. Bc we will not have much time here, is there anything on the priority of things to see before moving on to the next resort. We will just have a couple of hours in the morning. Also, how is the QS options w food allergies for breakfast? TIA looking forward to seeing POR!
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We are doing a one night stay at POR before a 7 night stay at another resort. We will not arrive til 11:30pm. Bc we will not have much time here, is there anything on the priority of things to see before moving on to the next resort. We will just have a couple of hours in the morning. Also, how is the QS options w food allergies for breakfast? TIA looking forward to seeing POR!
It's such a lovely resort so take a stroll, bike rental or horse carriage ride around. Also, disney is great when accommodating those with good allergies so I expect the QS dining at POR to be the same though I've never personally had experience with it. Also, go next door to the French Quarter to try the beignets if you get a chance. Soooo yummy!
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It's such a lovely resort so take a stroll, bike rental or horse carriage ride around. Also, disney is great when accommodating those with good allergies so I expect the QS dining at POR to be the same though I've never personally had experience with it. Also, go next door to the French Quarter to try the beignets if you get a chance. Soooo yummy!
How far is the walk to the French Quarter?
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:49 PM   #1964
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Well that was an interesting change of events....

Hi all! My husband and i will be checking in on 10/28-Nov 4th. This is our first time staying anywhere other than POP. We had a ressie at CBR, but when I tried to call about an hour ago, they had no more room only discount ressies left. I can't remember discounts going this fast ever. Anyway, they had POR available for the RO discount so I snagged one. I have never made such a quick decision about anything (ESPECIALLY Disney related ) So to make a long story short, we are booked and will see if we made a good choice with the switch. See some of you real soon!
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:35 PM   #1965
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Hi all! My husband and i will be checking in on 10/28-Nov 4th. This is our first time staying anywhere other than POP. We had a ressie at CBR, but when I tried to call about an hour ago, they had no more room only discount ressies left. I can't remember discounts going this fast ever. Anyway, they had POR available for the RO discount so I snagged one. I have never made such a quick decision about anything (ESPECIALLY Disney related ) So to make a long story short, we are booked and will see if we made a good choice with the switch. See some of you real soon!
You definitely made a good choice!
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