Port Orleans Riverside Q&A Thread 2013, Part One [Thread now FULL and closed]

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  1. bluejasmine

    bluejasmine DIS Veteran

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    We were there in Dec & my 20 yr old son slept in the Murphy bed just fine!

    ASMU/POR Dec 16-22, 2012 & POFQ Sept 8-15, 2013
     
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  3. donnot

    donnot Earning My Ears

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    Phew! Thanks for answering. Now I am worried about fights between everybody who wants their own bed!
     
  4. germ539

    germ539 Goofy is my favorite

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    Can't remember if this has been asked or not, for the air conditioner unit, is there a thermostat on the wall? On all ears they talk about the thermostat on the wall at POFQ since there refurb so I didn't know if they had done that for POR when they refurbed them.

    thanks!!
     
  5. planplan

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    We also used the site to request our room and it worked great...requested a first floor in ab 16 and that is what we got. Great location if you don't want to pay extra for preferred room. We also spent the $10 for a garden view. Very nice walking out your door each morning and not looking at the parking lot...worth the $10 to me.
     
  6. planplan

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    Thanks to all at this thread for a great 8 days at port Orleans. What a nice overall experience we had at this resort. We requested an bldg 16 garden view and really couldn't been any happier with our location. Just a short walk to everything we needed. Thanks again all!!
     
  7. planplan

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    Yes, it is a wall control thermostat.
     
  8. headedtoWDW

    headedtoWDW Earning My Ears

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    Where do you get the gift cards in Canada? I'd never thought of doing this, but it's a great idea and would save me from having to carry around too much cash and/or my credit card.
     
  9. headedtoWDW

    headedtoWDW Earning My Ears

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    Also, I'm sure I saw it on here somewhere, but does anyone have a link for one of the on-line fax sites? We arrive on Wednesday, so am I better to send the fax today, over the weekend or on Monday morning?

    Thanks!
     
  10. ALD85

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    It's on the first page. www.gotfreefax.com
     
  11. siskaren

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    You can order them directly from Disney:

    http://www.disneygiftcard.com/home/
     
  12. QcDISer

    QcDISer Earning My Ears

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    No. Gift cards cannot be sent to Canada as they are considered cash that cannot travel between countries and Disney will respect these rules. You'll have to know somebody in the US that could send them to you.
     
  13. dramaticmissy

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    We will be sending our fax in
    2 1/2 weeks, we already stated we would like a first floor corner room on check in online which we will state again in fax but which preferred building is also closest to a designated smoking area?
     
  14. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Don't get too stressed, it's not a military exercise. :) Nice and early on Saturday morning would be a great time to send it. Fax details are in the first post of this thread.

    Andre
     
  15. cgdisney2011

    cgdisney2011 Earning My Ears

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    This is a great resource for anyone considering staying at POR!! I have stayed at PORFQ this will be my fist trip to POR. I was considering booking a preferred room, BUT I also like the Mansions. Any suggestions on what category I should book, or is it just a request. Thank you in advance! :)
     
  16. Smuckles

    Smuckles Suffering from Post-WDW Depression

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    I've never noticed this before, but after recently seeing a room tour video I saw that POR rooms have basically no drawers for clothing. I know that there are three drawers under the television/folding bed fixture, but those seem rather small.

    We're arriving on the 22nd, so there's additional time for preparation. What do you guys do about storing clothing when staying at POR? Pulling from suitcases doesn't seem that great.
     
  17. planplan

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    Bring a bunch of extra hangers.....hang your shirts on the five ft long bathroom rack and the whole top is a flat surface to toss up shorts etc.etc.
     
  18. hineline07

    hineline07 Earning My Ears

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    Leaving POR as I write this after our first disney trip... All I can say is wow! Such a beautiful resort, we enjoyed every single thing about It! My DD especially enjoyed all the creatures free roaming around all the beautiful scenery.. She said it was like we were in an actual disney movie where the animals are your friends, bunnies, birds, lizards, and squirrels!! She felt like a princess the entire time, even on the bus she was introduced as a princess as she came on! Everyone was so helpful and super nice! Hate to be leaving but can't wait until our next trip!
     
  19. ahaney

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    Just booked our first stay at POR! June 14-22! Can't wait
     
  20. joanzie72

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    Get one or two of these

    http://www.amazon.com/Whitmor-6351-...&qid=1365874988&sr=8-1&keywords=hanging+shelf
     
  21. LaurenM

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    Can't wait to be in POR for the first time next month!
     
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