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Port Orleans Riverside FAQ thread --- 2012, Part Three --- NOW FULL / CLOSED

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by andrewilley, Sep 27, 2012.

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  1. RubySlippers

    RubySlippers Active Member

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    ETA: The offer was in the middle of the "Be our Guest Guide" we got at check in. It was not in our room!
     
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  3. justakrazymom

    justakrazymom Active Member

    Ah..thank you!
     
  4. tink68

    tink68 Member

    Very good to know this. :thumbsup2 Thinking of booking our first Christmas trip when we are there. Going to surprise everyone with it. If I can afford it. pixiedust: Pixie Dust needed! ;)
     
  5. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Addict

    The new keycard touch-to-pay terminals were activated at Port Orleans this morning (a few days later than first planned due to some technical teething problems). You can now pay using your RFID-chip based room keycard at all of the Port Orleans lobbies, shops, restaurants and bars (along with the theme parks and other WDW locations). As far as I know, you cannot use the new system in the laundry rooms, arcades, lockers, etc. though.

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    Also, if you check in online from now on you should be offered the option of setting up a security PIN number for your keycard, which will save a little bit of time creating one when you arrive. The original intention was to only use the PIN numbers for transactions over $50 at WDW, but more recently all transactions require you to enter your PIN.

    Andre
     
  6. ShesAPirate

    ShesAPirate Active Member

    Thanks very much! We were planning to go to DTD after AK on Sunday, but maybe we'll just take it easy that night instead (since that's our first night there).
     
  7. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(


    Andre,

    If using at a restaurant, do you know if this automatically deducts from your meal plan? Because I might not want it to do that...
     
  8. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Addict

    Not sure... I assume they deduct your credits as and when requested, and then present you with a final cash balance to pay (just like at present) for which you can then use the new system to pay, or use cash/credit card/etc.

    Has anyone tried this and knows for sure?

    Andre
     
  9. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch <font color=red>DisDads #708<br><font color=royalb

    Yeah they need to hurry up on the Wrist bands that I have been asked millions will maybe not millions, But I hear a lot of questions about the bands. When is Disney going to get them? When will guests be able to pick colors? What colors will they be in? Etc...
     
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  11. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

    I would make the fax request stating that your son has a health issue that may make walking up stairs difficult. You're not asking for anything for free and it's better to ask than hope there's something available at check in. Just my 2 cents.
     
  12. Distopia

    Distopia Member

    We are finally back and getting settled back in after an amazing 2 weeks at POR! This was easily the best trip yet--the weather was (mostly) great, everything went smoothly, we had the most beautiful room we've ever had and we all had a blast!

    I wanted to give a special thanks to Venomhatch who helped me sort out a complicated situation with our booking. It really made everything magical. Thank you so much for what you did and for the help you so freely give on this thread. I wasn't fortunate enough to run into you during our stay, but we will be back! Best wishes!
     
  13. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch <font color=red>DisDads #708<br><font color=royalb

    Hey there, glad to see you were we'll taken care of. Glad to be of help, just trying to share the magic!!!
     
  14. AmyandMichael

    AmyandMichael Member

    Hitting the POR Riverside in 6 weeks to celebrate my sweet girls 5th birthday and her adoption or 'Forever Family day". We are getting a standard Royal room. We have finally made all of our ADR's for the 4 days. Does the boat only go to DTD? Just wondering. We are thinking of hitting a restaurant there and having our central fl family meet us there to celebrate. What other things can we do around the report? I want to make some amazing memories before she has another big surgery and will be unable to walk for a while (she was born with severe club feet).Any suggestions are welcome? Not sure what other threads to check as disboards is a bit intimidating.:banana:
     
  15. atisikitabasket

    atisikitabasket Mom Always Said I was a Little Off

    I have my fax request ready to go we check in Feb 9 but I can't find how far in advance you fax it. We are in RR and requesting 3rd floor do I fax now or closer to arrival date. :)
     
  16. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch <font color=red>DisDads #708<br><font color=royalb

    Send it tomorrow morning your well within the window of time.
     
  17. Mom2six

    Mom2six Active Member

    Have a great trip! I'm jealous - next September seems so far away!
     
  18. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Addict

    Last time I asked, the room assignment manager suggested 3-5 days in advance as the ideal time period for routine faxes, as they tend to look at blocking out any specific room needs around then. Very much longer than that and sometimes faxes might be put to one side in the meantime, which may not be the best option.

    If there is some more detailed or medical reason for the fax, they can now access booking information just as soon as it has been placed into the main Reservations system when you first book, and action requests earlier.

    Andre
     
  19. OttawaON

    OttawaON Member

    Thanks Andre for the information. Would love to see the laundry go to RFID instead of quarters.
     
  20. OttawaON

    OttawaON Member

    Yeah! We are all so excited about our upcoming trip at Port Orleans Riverside. We have several celebrations and it will be somewhat of a family reunion.

    A great thank you to Vernom, Andrew and the rest of the posters for your inside information.
     
  21. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

    The water taxi for POR/POFQ stops at the Marketplace dock right outside RFC. T-Rex, Paradiso 37, and Raglan Road are a short walk away.

    There is also a water taxi that takes you over to SSR; which has a wonderful restaurant called the Turf Club.

    At the Westside dock, there is a water taxi that goes over to OKW, which has another little gem, Olivia's Cafe. That is a wonderful leisurely ride. You can either take the water taxi from Marketplace and transfer at the dock or you can walk over to the Westside and take the water taxi directly from there.
     
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