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

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  1. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    I'm confused... :confused3

    I booked my reservation at the Disney website (which I am looking at right now)

    The only options for rooms are:
    Garden View Included
    Pool View +$63.28
    King Bed +$63.28
    River View +$84.38
    Royal Guest Room - Standard View +$84.38
    Royal Guest Room - Garden View +$126.55
    Royal Guest Room - Pool View +$189.83
    Royal Guest Room - River View +$210.95

    But according to the Port Orleans website, buildings 14,15,18, & 27 are preferred rooms. I am thinking of making an upgrade to the Preferred Rooms, but there's no price listed. I would like to be in 14 or 15 as I have my own car and would like to be closer to the parking lot and main building. Should I check into asking about a River View or ???

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    If a category doesn't show up, that means it is already book for that time period. I noticed standard view does not show up either.

    You may try shifting your dates slightly to see if that is the case.

    You didn't say which week you are trying to book; if it is a busy week, preferred rooms at any resort always book up quickly.
     
  4. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    I'm already booked May 9 through May 15 in a Garden View. I may just call them later and find out.
     
  5. mommy2jack

    mommy2jack Mouseketeer

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    I had the same problem when we booked our May 22-28 trip. If you used the new spring promotion I don't think the preferred category is included in the promotion. I was actually booked in a preferred room prior to the new promotion being announced but when I switch my reservation over it was not covered. We decided to stay with the Garden view option.
     
  6. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Magical Mouse, Yeah that has started to stick now I like it. And you all are so very welcome!

    Your so very welcome. Glad we could be of help!
     
  7. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    So you're not the Port Orleans Witch Doctor any more? ;)

    Andre
     
  8. quietgirll

    quietgirll DIS Veteran

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    FYI- just finished watching yesterday's disunplugged podcast, and they were talking about the 7 resorts in 7 days they did(wl, AKL, pop, all star, cbr,POFQ, and POR), and most of them picked POR as the one they'd most like to return to!! Woohoo! Altho, they didn't enjoy boatwrights at all, and they were there within just a couple of days of us, and I loved it!! Interesting...
     
  9. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Better watch that tone.... Just playing! I will always be here for POR Guests!
     
  10. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Thanks for that info, I've added it to the FAQ in the first post - along with a few other updates to save time in readiness for when we hit the 250 page limit again.

    Andre
     
  11. lamommyof3

    lamommyof3 Earning My Ears

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    My family will be leaving for Disney World in 3 days and we are so excited!! :yay: My daughter was only 2 last time she went to Disney, so this is like her very first visit. Because we have a family of 5 we decided to stay in the POR resort. We are from just outside New Orleans, so at first we were a little bummed that with 5 people we couldn't comfortably stay elsewhere (we see alligators, bayous, water, and plantations all the time), but after reading through these posts and looking at the pictures I am really excited! I sent in my room request (thanks venomhatch) a few minutes ago and hope to hear back from them soon! Thanks for all the great info! Anyone else going to be there next week for Mardi Gras?
     
  12. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    That would also be the reason.

    If they have booked most of one or two of the categories, then they also would not be included when you price out and book the trip.

    Good one; had forgotten about that!
     
  13. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    I have to honestly say for the money and the amount of food you get, Boatwright's is not my cup of tea. However, their pecan pie is to die for; but you can get it some days at the Bakery.

    But I am also still bitter about them no longer being open for breakfast. I love the option of the make-your-own omelet at the food court, but at my age, I just love the option of the leisurely breakfast at Boatwright's. My favorite was the omelette or the sweet potato pancakes. My mom loved them too. We have made them at home, but it is just not the same as Boatwright's.

    I love to hear people loving to go back to POR again; it has been my go-to resort since 2004.
     
  14. DCampbell

    DCampbell Earning My Ears

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    Wow this is a great thread. I can't wait to try it out. It is great that some rooms sleep five.
     
  15. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Don't worry about it, it should still get looked at, it just might get stored away for a few days until they start working on your trip dates.

    Andre
     
  16. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    I have revised my advise that I have been giving guests and I tell them between 7-10 days and still get something back email or call. But Some don't get any message back but that is because of traffic in the office I am sure. We are busy here also.
     
  17. mommyrosa2

    mommyrosa2 DIS Veteran

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    I've been reading through this thread and am getting excited about our upcoming stay in August. I would like to know if anyone thinks it's worth it to upgrade to a river view from a garden view in the RGR? Will a river view guarantee a closer location to the main bldg? Also, we will be celebrating DH's big 50th on this trip...any recommendations? Carraige Ride maybe?
     
  18. ChristineOH

    ChristineOH Mouseketeer

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    It didn't give me an option for preferred either. I booked river view instead. I have a party of 5, so I know I will be in AB. Of the three buildings in AB that have river view rooms, two are also preferred buildings, and I requested either of those two, 14 or 27. The others are in building 38, which would be fine too. But for you, buildings 27 or 38 aren't close to parking, so it may not work.
     
  19. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    River View Royal Rooms are mostly fairly close to the main buildings, but be warned that there are some located at the far end of Parterre Place which are a bit more of a walk. Unless you particularly want that view, I'd suggest staying with your current booking and putting in a location request by fax just before you arrive, or upgrading to a Pool View room (all of which are fairly close to the bridge to the main building). See the map and links in the first post for info.

    Andre
     
  20. rsleleux

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    Thank you!
     
  21. rsleleux

    rsleleux DIS Veteran

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    We are arriving Saturday and are also from Louisiana. I thought the same thing at first, about not wanting to be somewhere that resembles the same ole same ole but after reading up on POR, the fact that it feels like home makes me excited! I know several people going to Disney world and the rest are going on the Disney cruise during Mardi Gras! It going to be a lot of fun!
     
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