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

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  1. sgarvey1

    sgarvey1 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the advice. I have one more question, sorry. Looking at the map, I think we may be better off in 16 or 17 as we want to get to rope drop and from other posts I've read it seems like the main bus stop would be the best one for early morning. Do you agree? Thanks so much.
     
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  3. oka1jeg

    oka1jeg Earning My Ears

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    We are going to be at POR in a standard RR December 9-18th. This is our first stay at a moderate resort. We have previously stayed at ASM and POP and really liked them both. We are estatic to be able to stay in a Royal Room and are surprising our kids on this trip (DD7 and DS4).

    My question is are there any special requests we should make regarding our room? I requested the Oak Manor building b/c it seems closer to the bridge to the main building. How likely would it be to get some "pixie dust" and be upgraded to a garden view or river view RR?

    Any tips on ways to make this trip EXTRA special for our kids? We have been planning this for what seems like forever and don't want to miss any opportunities.

    Thanks in advance for all the help!!
     
  4. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    For a solo trip, definitely Oak Manor.
     
  5. momof2gr8kids

    momof2gr8kids DIS Veteran

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    We are also planning to end our day at a few resort restaurants. Do you find this is the best way to get back to POR? Do you take the boat from the hub once you get there?

    If we are at a monorail resort, would the best way be to get back to the TTC then take the POR bus from there?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    I have never done the TTC route, so I cannot comment on that, but I find taking the bus to DTD and then the water taxi back to POR the most efficient, because you don't have to remember which parks are open late to do a transfer at the parks.

    The bus hub is at the back of the complex behind WPE, if memory serves me correctly. The water taxi dock for the Marketplace is right near RFC, but you can see the roof of the restaurant from the bus hub, so it is maybe a five minute walk or so.

    The water taxi makes it last run at 11:00 pm and the buses from DTD run until about 2 am, so you can come back as late as you like and still not have a problem getting back to the resort. However, the bus does make the loop around Pleasure Island, etc, so it will be longer. The water taxi stops at POFQ before going to POR.
     
  7. siskaren

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    There are no buses that go from the TTC to the resorts; the only buses you can get from the TTC are for DHS and AK.
     
  8. kelleigh1

    kelleigh1 <font color=purple>Disney Baby<br><font color=gree

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    Looking at the map, the Magnolia building looks to be a reasonable walk to both Old Main Island and the main building. Is this correct?

    We always rent a car, so being close to the bus stop doesn't really matter to us. But we do make good use of our refillable mugs, so we'd like to be within reasonable distance of a place where we can refill those, especially when we come back from the parks at night. (As I'm typing this, I'm thinking there was more than one place to refill the mugs, is that right?)

    We're still trying to decide between CSR and POR, but I'm really leaning toward POR. I may be leaning so far that I could fall over very soon. And I don't think convincing hubby will be difficult. And since there aren't any kids to worry about, he's the only one I need to convince.
     
  9. Gorechick

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    There is a children's pirate treasure hunt cruise that leaves from the POR marina. If you call WDW-PLAY you can book it through them. My kids did it in August and had a lot of fun. Also, make sure to spend some time at the 'Ol Man Island pool, the slide was a big hit!
     
  10. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    Magnolia Building is a nice walk to the main building.
     
  11. ajordan79

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    I did online check in and faxed my requests to POR this morning. I already received a response from them. I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Venom for all the help! It was very appreciated!

    I can't believe it's almost here! Bring on that warm Florida sunshine. :)
     
  12. amomma23

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    Have your kiddos done this? What did they think? Will be at POR August 2013 with DH, DS10, DS6, and DD4. DH and I thought it might be fun to be kid free for a bit. I think DS6 would like it. What about DS10 and DD? Too old or young?
     
  13. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Yeah no problem Have a magical stay here at WDW!
     
  14. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    I was at a meeting today and we discussed our next meeting, which would be the week after Thanksgiving. Someone in the room said, "Hey, don't you go to Disney World that week?"

    Ah, alas, but not this year - my mom is having surgery that week. I am blue for POR, but I will get to go twice next year, so it will be worth the wait.
     
  15. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Hey Missy, Sorry your mom has surgery coming up. I wish her the best!
     
  16. DWfirsttimer3

    DWfirsttimer3 Earning My Ears

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    We are heading to POR tomorrow, or are supposed to be! Our house was broken into today, many items were stolen, including our vacation disney gift cards! I am not sure if we should still go on this vacation! Too many worries at home. What would you do?
    :headache:
     
  17. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    I know this is nerve recking. But here is something I can offer.

    Well here is back to one but you will have to have your receipts but you can claim your GCs again and they will probably make arrangements once you show up to issue them there.

    Top portion states what you need to claim them. Second part is where the phone numbers are to contact them.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. aaarcher86

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    So sorry! That's such a helpless feeling :(

    Use Venom's post above to get your GCs back, and still go. You're not going to feel any better about the situation sitting at home, but hopefully being in Disney will take your mind off of it.

    Have the neighbors (if you have them) keep an eye on things :hug:
     
  19. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Also can you have a friend watch the house? Perhaps they can come over and spend a lil time there randomly?
     
  20. sflyer7

    sflyer7 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks so much to venom for helping us with our last minute room requests! All my requests were met! Yay:)
     
  21. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Well as always glad to hear. Have a magical stay with us and glad I was able to get a lil magic sent your way!!!
     
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