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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    You just had a bad CM that thought they knew it all.
     
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  3. pamelasu1

    pamelasu1 Mouseketeer

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    I don't know about the other resorts, either, but we just returned from POR and our fax was most definitely read and all of our requests were honored. I even received email confirmation that our fax was received and requests granted about an hour after I sent the fax!
     
  4. zaz

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    Hi all!

    So, it's me, my DD5 and my 2 parents, booked into a Garden View Royal Room at POR. What are the best rooms in that category? suggestions on what to request?

    Thank you!
     
  5. Momloveshockey

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    So looking forward to staying at POR....3 weeks....Looking outside at what has to be 40 cms of snow and winds blowing at 100 km/hr....can't see across the street. Bring on Mickey the Mouse.:cool1:

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  6. 2012DisneyWorldBride

    2012DisneyWorldBride <font color=royalblue>I was a Disney Bride on 12.8

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    We leave tomorrow!!! So excited to tryout POR for our first time. We have booked a royal room with pool view.
     
  7. SRUAlmn

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    We have the same category booked, and we didn't book a specific building. After great advice from our POR experts, I requested upper floor, river side of the building (so we might avoid the garden/parking lot view,) and close to the main areas.


    YAY FOR YOU!!!!! :banana::banana::banana:
     
  8. SRUAlmn

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    Have fun, take lots of pictures, and enjoy your MK photo shoot!!!!
     
  9. DISNEYGAMMIE

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    We are doing a split stay, our park tickets and dining plan start when we check into POR. Can we check in at 8am to have our cards activated and leave our luggage with bell services to be brought to the room When it is ready while we are at park?
     
  10. EpcotBill

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    Yes.
     
  11. cmhguy

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    Thank you! WOW - an email back too! That is awesome to hear!

    Thanks to everyone for your insight! I'll be sure to fax in my request at the 5 day point. Another reason I'm so glad we chose POR this trip!!!! ....now I just need to calm down and be patient as I count down for 3 more months....
     
  12. Wismgari

    Wismgari Earning My Ears

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    Hi all, I am halfway through reading this very long thread at the moment!! I will get there eventually :)

    I have booked my first ever trip to WDW for April this year and I am SO excited! In fact I have never even been to America before (I am from the UK) so this is a massive trip for me!

    I have a couple of questions (I am sure there will be more soon especially regarding room preferences but I will get to then later!). Firstly, what is Micky Mail and will I get it over here in the UK (I don't want to miss out on anything!). Secondly, what is the easiest way to get some bottles of water to keep in my room/ take to the parks with me? I am staying for 2 weeks, but will not have a car - using the ME from the airport and then buses on the resort :)

    Thanks so much for your help and also thank you to Andre and Venon for all of the helpful information throughout the post :)
     
  13. momof2gr8kids

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    We just left yesterday and it seemed so much busier than the rest of our stay was. I noticed a girls field hockey team and another big group (maybe one of the tour groups?) coming in the day before we left. So maybe something is going on there.
     
  14. AprilTwins

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    Well we should be at port orleans right now but Mother Nature had different plans for us. Earliest flight we could get is tomorrow night. Should be arriving @ POR around 1am. Put in fax request for alligator bayou building 16 or 17, but at this point really don't care where we stay as long as we're there. :)

    Chris
     
  15. rachel09985

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    We just booked a standard view royal room.

    Is there a building we should request? Is Parterre Place easier to get to POFQ food court?

    We don't care about the bus system, we just want to be close to both food courts.
     
  16. SYLVESTER7577

    SYLVESTER7577 RADIATOR MAN

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    We were in 9250 (2nd floor corner room). In that immediate area you have the lighted fountain, quiet traffic area and the nightly movies on the lawn right outside of your room. The walk to the main building wasn't bad either. You were in between the quiet and mail pool also.
     
  17. SYLVESTER7577

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    Your booking should put you towards the parking lot sections of the mansions (Oak Manor or Parteree). Parterre is the closest building to POFQ, maybe a 10 minute walk to the food court. POR foodcourt would be a bit closer depending where you land. The map on the first page will show the standard room area's. A pixie dust request to GV would get you closer yet. Either way the walks are pleasant.
     
  18. ahutton

    ahutton WDW Bride Dec 6, 1996

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    The easiest way I know would to be order from GardenGrocer.com. They will deliver to the hotel and you can get water, snacks, just about anything you will need!
     
  19. Martyboy08

    Martyboy08 Earning My Ears

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    We are leaving in 3 weeks for our 1st family vacation at POR!:cool1:

    Finally finish reading all the posts. I am looking for recommendations about free online fax for room request. I would be grateful for some info.:)
     
  20. 5mouseketeersforus

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    I know, I know!!! We are so excited! We are NOT doing any parks - just hanging out at the resort! We are in big trouble now that we have stayed on site - will never be able to be offsite again. Will have to start saving up as soon as we get home :)
     
  21. KristiKat

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    We arrived this afternoon. The line at check in was long but it moved quickly. We are in Acadian House. The room is very nice and clean. We have a pool view but you can't see the pool, lol. That's okay, I booked it so we would be near a quite pool for evening swims. Love this resort.

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