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

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  1. Lovemy3babes

    Lovemy3babes Is always in need to get herself and her children

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    Hey guys! How far in advance do you recommend sending in fax room location requests? Does a fax usually cover it or would you also call? (we have a medical need.) What's the best phone number to call? Thanks so much!
     
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  3. czmom

    czmom DIS Veteran

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    Thanks! POR sure looks beautiful!! Would a room by the elevators be loud?
     
  4. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    Call CRO (Central Reservations office) and have it placed on your reservation.

    Also, slip over to the disabilities board; they have a number where you can call and place requests based on medical needs.
     
  5. skippingthrudisney

    skippingthrudisney Earning My Ears

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    Is there a way for the Royal Guest room headboard lights to stay on? It is my understanding that you push a button and they stay on for a minute but I've seen it suggested that you sleep with you head at the foot of the bed so you can see them better and one minute doesn't seem long.
     
  6. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Check out http://www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php, which covers pretty much everything I can think of regarding room requests, etc.


    They renamed it to the Disney Reservations Centre (DRC) a few years ago. I have no idea why!


    Sorry, no there isn't. You just have to get someone to hold the button for you.

    Andre
     
  7. savannie

    savannie Mouseketeer

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    I think I will do that. Thanks very much for the suggestion.
     
  8. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Id call also. Just to confirm they received it. But before going that route check your messages.
     
  9. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    If you wanted a Royal Room close to the bus stop, what would you ask for? Oak Manor standard room? Parterre Place river view? Would I have better odds of being closer to a bus stop with a certain view type? All my sister cares about is being close to a bus stop. And ground floor would be great for her too.

    I'm really hoping there is a bounce back in my room when I go in December. Then I can book POR for 2013! :cool1:
     
  10. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    If all she wants is to be close to a bus stop, I would just note that and let the room assigner do the rest.

    Standard view of Oak Manor will be closest to the east depot; while riverview of both buildings will get you close to the bridge that goes directly over to the front of the building to the South depot.

    Also either building, close to the quiet pool, thus waterview, will get them really close to the bridge. You do run the risk of Parterre Place riverview going a little farther down stream, so to speak.
     
  11. Gorechick

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    Our room was totally quiet, I didn't see or hear anyone around our room until later in the week towards our checkout. Being near the elevator was totally convenient as we could go down to the walkway though the beautiful courtyard (prettier than Oak IMO) or go out the back to the parking lot to get our rental car.
     
  12. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Don't over-complicate things. If you've already booked your Royal Room, and you'd like a ground floor close to a bus stop, then just ask for "ground floor close to a bus stop" - I'd suggest asking to be close for the SOUTH bus stop personally, as that would also cut down on the rest of the walking a bit, but that's up to you.

    Andre
     
  13. hokie98

    hokie98 Mouseketeer

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    Is there a change machine for the laundry on-site, or should I bring some quarters? Or better yet, does it take a debit/credit card?
     
  14. Gorechick

    Gorechick DIS Veteran

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    The change machine takes $1,$5, and $10. No credit cards that I recall.
     
  15. Lovemy3babes

    Lovemy3babes Is always in need to get herself and her children

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    Thank you both! Much appreciated. :thumbsup2
     
  16. kydisfan

    kydisfan Mouseketeer

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    Been here for a few days and we really love it. Tonight is a stay in night so it will be marshmallow roast, maybe carriage ride, then Yee Ha Bob show. My wife is not real excited but I know my daughter will love it.
     
  17. PrincessAlways

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    I love Bob!!! A very entertaining & fun show! :thumbsup2
     
  18. gmadvm

    gmadvm Earning My Ears

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    Do all the AB rooms have the pull down 5th bed? I've got a garden view room booked and I'd like to be in one of the manors. Excluding the royal rooms, that leaves 2 buildings. But there are just two of us, and I'm assuming disney would not waste a 5 person room on only two people? are we most likely going to be put in a manor anyway so I don't need to make a request?
     
  19. Alexsandra

    Alexsandra Ready for the next adventure

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    I would make a request to be sure. If AB rooms left and you made no request you'll be put there. It doesn't hurt to ask!
     
  20. 3sweetpeas

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    This is a great plan. Disney is the perfect place for siblings to bond without the interference our normal lives offer. You and your friend will be able to relax and enjoy the kids. Wise move.
     
  21. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Agreed, there are twice as many AB rooms as regular mansion buildings, so the chances are fairly high that you'll get AB.

    Andre
     
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