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

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  1. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Although all the CMs have email addresses in the Resort Administration we can not share those. So truthfully faxes are the best and yes faxes do work. I just recommend that you call the resort number and verify they received it.

    aka I do have access to direct numbers for that.
     
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  3. jrhwmr

    jrhwmr Mouseketeer

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    Thanks Andre and Cinderumbrella for the advice on the Murphy bed!! :) I am not so worried anymore!
     
  4. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

    LOVEMY3KIDDOS DIS Veteran

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    Thanks to all of you for your advice! Hoping this gives us a little boost! You guys are all very helpful!
     
  5. andrewilley

    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    If you know a public email address for Port Orleans then you're welcome to try :) but fax is currently the preferred option by the room assignment department.

    That's the short answer. The longer and more detailed one is at www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php.

    Andre
     
  6. kjbean

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    Thanks Andre!
     
  7. Prose

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    Quick question - do you add celebrations to your reservation with a fax to the resort, as well? If not, then what is the best way? DD will celebrate a birthday during our trip.

    10 days to POR!! :yay:
     
  8. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Most of the time you can add them via phone call or fax. Most of the time while making reservations they are logged into your whole reservation and can add a celebration at that point also. They usually ask if you are celebrating anything. We will be celebrating engagement and My Fiancé to be's Birthday.
     
  9. Shlooma

    Shlooma Earning My Ears

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    I am sooo unbelievably excited! I just booked 10 days package at POR in February with PH/waterpark and DDP for myself, DH, DD11 and DS10.
    (Initial price $6044.24, discount price $4216.74)

    Quick question. I have booked garden view. I asked the nice CM on the phone to please add a request for Bldg 85 and he told me that garden view rooms are only in the AB section. Is this true? In reality, I would be happy with any room but my DD really wanted mansions. How can mansions only have water view/river view rooms? (This is what he told me). I asked him to leave the request anyway.
     
  10. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Congrats on the great deal!!!

    No, that is not true. Garden View rooms are available in all buildings. But I don't know why they told you in AB only. You don't have five in your family. The AB area usually is reserved for families of that size or if you book a preferred room.
     
  11. andrewilley

    andrewilley GNU Terry Pratchett

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    Nope, all types of rooms are available in all of the areas - except for Preferred Locations (which are in AB 14, 15, 18 and 27 only) and King Bed rooms (which are not available in either of the Royal buildings).

    For further details, see http://www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php.

    Andre
     
  12. livinlife25

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    Any idea when the Christmas decorations will come down at the resort this January?
     
  13. Kathy Z

    Kathy Z Counting my Blessings

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    What the CM may have meant to say was that no garden view rooms were left in the mansions section under the discount pricing. I know that was true for us last week when we changed from POFQ garden view to POR Royal Room river view under the discount. There were no garden view rooms in the mansions available under the discount at that time. And POFQ only has a 5% room discount so we switched resorts, upgraded view and still saved money.

    Congratulations on getting your great deal!

    Editing to say I just received a phone call from my Disney specialist TA and she said that she could get us a variety of room categories at POR now that the computer system is working properly again. She gave me the choices and savings but I stuck with our Royal Room River View because I had come to really like that idea. She also told me that this was about the poorest thought out special promo they have ever rolled out.
     
  14. SunnyDey

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    We will be arriving on the same day! And my DD will be celebrating her birthday there too. :) We added a note about our DD's birthday when I called them to add our ME transport from the airport to our reservation.
     
  15. bluejasmine

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    That's exactly what I was gonna say since the only allow so many types of rooms at certain resorts once those are booked you just won't get them
     
  16. brightvalleyjrts

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    Just rebooked our package today with the new promo. We are staying in Alligator Bayou Garden view room from Jan. 26th-Feb.2. This is our first time staying at POR and we are excited about it. We have done POP, CBR and POFQ.

    We will be celebrating my son's 10th birthday while on our trip! It is a total surprise to the kids!
     
  17. melissarose

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    How do you know for sure that you will be in Alligator Bayou?! I want to be there but all I could do was request it! Is there a way to fore sure be in that section? I want to be in an AB room so bad!
     
  18. dansdad

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    If you book preferred, you will be in AB 14, 15, 18 or 27.
     
  19. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    To both of these The other way you can be in AB for sure is if you have five in the family ressie.
     
  20. portocall

    portocall <font color=royalblue>I'm gonna try the water and

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    We are so excited to be going back to POR next month. Last time we had a beautiful view of the river in building 27. This time we requested a parking lot view. I am hoping we get it, even though the cm taking the request thought I lost my marbles. Our reasoning is that it will be easier finding our room at night and easier to unload the car ourselves which I prefer. What do you think our chances are of getting this request granted? We are a party of 10 with two rooms.
     
  21. LaurenM

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    We just booked our May trip, and this will be our first time to stay at POR. I was wondering if anyone knew where the King rooms are located, and what the views are like. Thank you! Any pictures of the king rooms/views would be AWESOME!
     
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