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

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  1. Gorechick

    Gorechick DIS Veteran

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    Unless you have a Royal Room booked you can't request Oak. Royal rooms are in Oak and Parterre, regular rooms are Acadian and Magnolia.
     
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  3. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Room Assignment Managers can see reservations 30 days out so you should be good if you want to send it in. As for Oak you'd have to be reserved in a Royal Room to be in there.

    ~Sorry GoreChick I didn't see that you answered it already.
     
  4. Retro Magic

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    I'm sticking with POR!
    I will have to go visit CSR again to see, but the whole convention aspect and overall feeling of the resort leaves me feeling very cold for some reason. Not all convention resorts make me feel that way, but many do. Like Contemporary, I love aspects of it, but I would never prefer to stay there.

    I love the boat service at POR too. I feel so comfortable there, which I guess is why I keep staying there. They and AKL are still my favorites!
     
  5. alc571

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    Thanks. I knew there were Royal Rooms in Oak - I just didn't know that the whole building was full of them. Are there any Alligator rooms that would be within similar walking distance as Magnolia - but not a preferred building?
     
  6. Gorechick

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    Maybe building 16 in AB for proximity without being preferred.
     
  7. bookgirl2632

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    This is what keeps me from CSR. The two sinks offered at POR, plus the decor and beautiful grounds, are a huge deal for me. I mean, three women traveling....there better be two sinks! CSR seems lovely, but the desk and one vanity just doesn't cut it. I'll stick with POR or POFQ.
     
  8. Mrs. Buzz Lightyear

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    Just check in today in a royal room rive view second floor in oak manor. So happy to be home at POR!!!
     
  9. mecheermom

    mecheermom Earning My Ears

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    Checking in! We switched our reservation last night to POR for Dec 20-26 instead of AKL Dec 27-Jan 2. Just could not pass the FD. Sooo Excited!!

    Any feedback on the best rooms for a RR Standard view??

    Thanks bunches!
    MCM
     
  10. Alexsandra

    Alexsandra Ready for the next adventure

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    I know that FD is sweet! I would ask to be in Oak manor near bridge to main building and corner room with 2 windows. You never know maybe you'll end up with water view!
     
  11. wdwmaw

    wdwmaw planin' next trip

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    :cool1::cool1: We check in the same day:thumbsup2
     
  12. melissarose

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    Can someone tell me, if you stay at one of the farthest buildings, for example on the outskirts of AB, how long REALISTICALLY the walk from your room to the lobby would be? I've seen so many different versions. I will be there with my boyfriend only, no children, just two fairly fit adults (lol) so really is the walk that bad?
     
  13. mickeys4

    mickeys4 Earning My Ears

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    Checking in! We switched from AKL to save some money. First time staying at a mod (previously value/deluxe). Can't wait to learn more about the resort

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  14. andrewilley

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    I once measured the maximum walking distances from any room at POR to a food court door using the ruler tool on Google Earth, and it came to almost exactly 500 yards from both the furthest AB and the furthest mansion building rooms. So at a decent fit walking pace (2-3 miles per hour) you could easily do it in 6-8 minutes once you've got the ideal route worked out.

    Andre
     
  15. Emilylou

    Emilylou Earning My Ears

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    We are here now. Building 24. The walk seems a little far when you forget something and need to go back from main pool. Especially when u add in heat and being at park all day. But it is a peaceful walk and not more than 6-8 minutes like Andre said. It is a great resort!
     
  16. dreamcruiser

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    I've pulled the trigger and booked POR for January! We usually stay Deluxe and I'm gonna be reading this thread to get me pumped up for our Mod. stay..:cool1:
    Don't know if I should have, but I did not make any room requests except for top floor.
     
  17. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    In my experience it isn't that the distance is so far, it is that the paths wind around. There is not much in the way of straight lines at POR.

    For my last stay at POR my family was placed in building #34. We were in the section closest to the West Depot. It didn't look that bad of a location on the map, until you look closely and see where the paths are. It was a bit of a walk from there to the main buildings. So much so that it kept us from just popping over to fill our mugs. If I filled mine when leaving the food court it was empty by the time I got back to the room. But it was a good location because it was so close to a bus stop and a quiet pool.

    If what you want is to be close to the food court, then you might want to consider paying for a preferred room.
     
  18. dreamcruiser

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    I'm interested in this distance thing too. Altho we will have a car, who wants to get in it just to drive to the drink refill station? I don't want to pay for a preferred location tho, so we'll just walk and get the exercise we need!:rotfl:
    On another note, I do wonder about "creatures" who might populate the landscape around us as we are walking back and forth, particularly at night!!
     
  19. bluejasmine

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    Where are the bus stops in AB?

    If we are kinda far back in AB does the bus stop near main building before leaving resort? Curious as to if we are far back and near a bus stop would it be quicker to hop a bus to get to food court?
     
  20. kddisney502

    kddisney502 <font color=blue>P: What's the problem with Goofy?

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    Wow that's not bad at all. good to know. Although, after a long day at the parks, even a few more steps can feel like a mile :)
     
  21. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    Not always.
     
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