Just switched from Mansions to AB tell me I won't regret it.

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  1. MAC3

    MAC3 <font color=6666FF>I'll be quiet now!<br><font col

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    Hi Everyone,

    I called to cancel Mom who backed out of next years trip and while on the phone I asked to switch from Mansions to AB. It was Mom who requested to stay in the mansions but after reading reports here, I was thinking the AB section would be better. I requested bldgs 14-16 or 18.

    Tell me I didn't make a mistake.
     
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  3. yecats

    yecats DIS Veteran

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    You made a mistake. You really want to sleep on those matchstick beds :eek: Just joking of course. You'll love it and be happy to be at Disney.
     
  4. kashkdz

    kashkdz DIS Veteran

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    We stayed at POR in the AB section on our last trip and loved it! The AB section has that more rustic ole Southern charm. No mistake made.
     
  5. dznyntnh

    dznyntnh DIS Veteran

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    AB has so much more personality and pizazz than the mansions.

    The mansions are ok, but the room always seem 'plain' to me, less character than AB.
     
  6. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    We liked them both but AB was our favorite and where we will return!!
     
  7. lulugirl

    lulugirl <font color=008cb2>Bakery Boxes from my DH send me

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    I prefer the AB section. It's rustic and cozy, I find that very appealing!
     
  8. daannzzz

    daannzzz OMG...Theres my favorite scrambled

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    I like both sections. Originally I was not a fan of the Mansions as that kind of architecture and styling is not very appealing. I appreciated that they were well done. We stayed int he bayou section and loved it. My last trip I figured I would try the mansions and was assigned Parterre Place. I really liked it there. It was pretty and I had a view of the huge courtyard, fountain and river. The room was very nice. It is true though that the bayou rooms have more character and the bayou area is more intimate and cozy. The mansions make you feel like you are wealthy and are at your estate (or that you know someone rich who lets you stay there).
     
  9. Simba's Mom

    Simba's Mom <font color=green>everything went to "H*** in a ha

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    Are you sure about your switch-that you're going to get AB? I requested AB twice at POR and got Mansions both times.
     
  10. tinkerbee

    tinkerbee "Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And

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    I have stayed in both and find the AB section much better. We were in 14 and loved it!! Have a wonderful Disney trip!!
     
  11. Tiffany

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    Just so you know you did not switch resorts. You are still booked at Port Orlans Riverside (POR). All you did was change your request to be put in the mansion section to a request to be put in the AB section. What section you would like to be in is just a request and therefore may not be granted.
     
  12. HugsForEeyore

    HugsForEeyore <font color=coral>Heck with the rides, give me som

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    Simba's Mom said:
    Same here! I also requested AB and was refused, nothing I could do would change the CM's mind. :(

    As for the OP, Good luck getting AB! - but don't be surprised if you are in the mansions since sometimes the rooms at AB are set aside for larger groups who need the trundle bed.
     
  13. MAC3

    MAC3 <font color=6666FF>I'll be quiet now!<br><font col

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. I am aware that it is just a request, I have once had a request granted. Hopefully, I will get to see the AB section. If not I guess I will enjoy the Mansions.

    We usually aren't fussy and have never asked to have our rooms changed.

    But do all the AB rooms have trundles? Just curious?
     
  14. WDWDennis

    WDWDennis Mouseketeer

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    I enjoy the Mansions better, my wife like the AB, so I guess its all personal preference!! I'm sure your going to love AB!! Its a DISNEY resort, how could you not!! ;-)

    Good luck and enjoy your trip!:sunny:
     
  15. All Aboard

    All Aboard Por favor mantengan se alejado de las puertas

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    To me, AB DEFINES Dixie Landings (you can't make me say the R word.) We've stayed at DxL around a dozen times and each one has been in AB.
     
  16. klwdisney

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    We LOVED POR when we stayed there some years ago! If I had the money I would stay there again in a heartbeat!!! I LOVE the theming of this resort and the theming of the rooms in AB specifically fit my tastes completely! I think the mansion rooms look like any standard hotel room I've ever stayed at (i.e. marriott, etc.) IMHO.

    HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME!
    :Pinkbounc
     

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