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

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  1. SRUAlmn

    SRUAlmn DIS Veteran

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    Thank you all for making me think I'm not crazy :rotfl: After I read a thread on here about someone changing their kids' diapers on the comforters...ICK!!!! My family is always itching to run to the parks, and I'm like, "Wait, I have to wipe down the drawers and remote first!" :rotfl:
     
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  3. poohmickey

    poohmickey Mouseketeer

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    I felt the same way when I faxed and didn't get a reply, but if it makes you feel any better, when we checked in Tuesday our first two request were met - Mansion and top floor. :) We had paid for a garden view and wanted to try the mansion for a change, we were thrilled when we found out we had got them!! Hope you have the same luck with yours :)

    Thanks to Venom and Andre for all their info on here!
     
  4. sunnydays28

    sunnydays28 Mouseketeer

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    Two questions:

    1. I saw a picture somewhere in my immense internet travels of Princess Tiana at POR. Was that a promo/staged pic or is there any reality of her actually being there at some point?

    2. Does each building/elevator have a luggage cart that we can use from the parking lot to our room? We are driving so no need for them to check or handle our bags, just want to be prepared with how many trips to the car and how heavy to pack those bags.
     
  5. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

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    Luggage carts are usually kept by Bell Services and are not usually available for guest use.
     
  6. 5mouseketeersforus

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    How is it that this place gets more & more beautiful every day you are here?? I seriously do NOT want to leave!!

    Mousekeeping is AMAZING!!! The kids have been just thrilled with the towel animals & funny set up of their own stuffed animals. So adorable.
     
  7. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    But you can call down to Bell Services and they will send someone to pick your bags up from where you ask. They usually can come all the way to the room to pick them up.
     
  8. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Yeah mousekeeping can be very creative. Here is a pic from the Poly with our lil ones stuffed animals.

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  9. atisikitabasket

    atisikitabasket Mom Always Said I was a Little Off

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    Thank You Venomhatch!!!!! Faxed the room request today and within 15 min had a response and they were able to do our Request. We can't wait to stay at POR for the first time.

    I do have one more question. Now that I got the response can I do online check in or do I need to do the regular check-in?:confused3
     
  10. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    You can do the check in if you want. But don't set the room preferences now at the bottom since you put in and heard back about your request.
     
  11. atisikitabasket

    atisikitabasket Mom Always Said I was a Little Off

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    Ok I think I will just skip online check in I don't want to mess it up plus we are going to be there very early in the morning so the lines usually isn't long for regular check in so we will just do that. Thanks again for all your help! I post a quick review of POR when we get back.
     
  12. princessap

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    thinking of adding a night before our poly stay and thinking of POR royal room. checked out the spring discount and was told on another thread that the discount wasnt that great. for royal room pool view it was 194. is that good or have people been paying less?
     
  13. 5mouseketeersforus

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    Very sweet :).
    There really is no other place on earth like this. I may just have to book the bounceback :). And not tell DH or the kids.
     
  14. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Well there you go. I hope you have a magical time!
     
  15. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    There you go help support our paychecks lol.
     
  16. SYLVESTER7577

    SYLVESTER7577 RADIATOR MAN

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    I said the same thing to my wife. You see more and learn more day after day. It was our first stay there a week ago and she said leaving is what makes you respect it more and want to come back. Especially when we have to come back to our climates. Yuk. So we booked as soon as we figured out the BB. Yaaaa. Hope your visit last forever. In your memories anyway!
     
  17. mom2princesses2

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    Thank you Venomhatch!!! :flower3:

    I had faxed my room requests and heard back from very nice David Elg almost immediately with the wonderful news he upgraded us to a river view corner Royal Room from a standard Royal Room arrived today and was so happy that all of our requests were filled! pixiedust:

    We arrived today and WOW!! We, especially our DDs, LOVE the Royal Room princess: and the location and view are amazing!!! POR is just as lovely as we remembered. :lovestruc

    Also, thanks to Andrew for this incredible thread and his website!!:worship:
     
  18. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    We love to be of help as I know I only hope everyone's experience is as magical as it can be!
     
  19. pigletto

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    Sounds like everyone is having a wonderful time!!! We check in 3 weeks from tomorrow:cool1:

    It really is a beautiful place! We were last at POR in August of 2010. On our 2nd last day my 6 year old really wasn't feeling well. We spent the day in the room and took him to the quiet pool thinking that would perk him up a bit. It didn't. He was sitting on the deck with his feet in the water and slumped over. I don't ever remember that kind of panic before. Sadly my strongest memory of POR is running through the lobby with my husband carrying him and going out to meet the van to take us to Centracare. He was moved by ambulance to the hospital from there, and then to the Childrens hospital after the night in Emerg. There was an infection in his appendix.
    I do remember going back to pack up when we had to leave and going to buy him a stuffed Bolt from the gift shop. The lady working there asked us how our stay was and I hadn't slept and was so worried and I started to cry. She went in the back and picked him out some pins and gave me a hug and told me to tell him that Disney would be there when he was well again. What a sweet woman.

    Sounds like a sad story but in the end he was ok.. and we made it home. Now we get to go back to POR and make better memories.:goodvibes
    I am really looking forward to it and surprising the kids with a Royal Room.:cloud9:
     
  20. princessap

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    is this for all guests? i thought only cl faxed their requests in?
     
  21. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    All guests of POR are welcome to try!
     
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