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

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  1. stephyarcouette

    stephyarcouette Earning My Ears

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    OMG!!! 13 more days!!!! Sooooooo excited!!
     
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  3. Megsmachine

    Megsmachine I love Minnie!

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    THanks!! :cool1:
     
  4. Megsmachine

    Megsmachine I love Minnie!

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    Andre or Venom? Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  5. webstah

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    Catch the first bus to Magic Kingdom, then hop on the resort monorail to the Poly.
     
  6. zabache

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    106 days for me! :)
     
  7. Shaden

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    I will let you know in 18 days !!!! :)

    Seriously though, its one of the things we wondered about, we LOVED CSR, and we wondered if it would feel elegant and resort like, or if it would feel hokey and Splash Mountain like (glad that you love SM, but its not one of our favs).

    Also the reason we are worried so much about AB vs Magnolia Bend, but hey, we are going to be at Disney, its going to be great, and its going to be an experience either way. I guess half the fun will be deciding for ourselves what POR feels like to us :)
     
  8. siskaren

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    The voucher can also be picked up at the Poly and GF, which would be a lot easier to get to and then get to CM than DTD.

    Buses start running at 6:30 every morning, so you'll probably want to get that first bus because that early, if you miss the first one, you'll probably have to wait half an hour for the next one, which might be cutting it close.
     
  9. Megsmachine

    Megsmachine I love Minnie!

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    Thank you!!! :goodvibes
     
  10. Megsmachine

    Megsmachine I love Minnie!

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    Thanks!!
     
  11. Smuckles

    Smuckles Suffering from Post-WDW Depression

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    Oh my gosh!

    Andre and Venom: Thank you for responding quickly to my question about whether the text of the fax indicating "we're coming in two weeks" or the 5-6 day mark for when to fax is accurate. As it turns out, I asked the question twice, I discovered, and had it answered by both of you. :)

    I woke up at 8AM (EST) this morning, marking the five day point for our arrival. I used GotFreeFax.com, as suggested in the beginning of the thread, and e-mailed a PDF copy of the fax document I made (which turned out similar to the "template"). I received an e-mail from the room inventory manager about forty minutes after I faxed it!

    The e-mail confirmed my requests and that they were able to accommodate all of them! I was never expecting all of them to be accommodated, since I had a few (the request to be in Alligator Bayou was the only really "important" one). Beyond that, they had some extra space in the "preferred" location and squeezed us in there. :) It's such a great start to our trip and it hasn't even happened yet.

    I just hope that I didn't seem really needy. In reality, we only wanted to be in AB and would've put up with any room they could put us in. What we received, though, was a second-floor, corner room in the preferred area. :) :) :)

    I'm thrilled with this type of attention that they're able to provide at no cost to their guests. It's really exciting. :) I've been smiling all day.
     
  12. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    If you have a package, remember to bring your mickey mail: it has your confirmation number and vouchers for the little extras.
     
  13. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Glad to hear it. Here is to hoping your stay is as magical as possible!
     
  14. ColonelHathi

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    Woot! We have 184 days!!! :banana:
     
  15. Megsmachine

    Megsmachine I love Minnie!

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    Thanks, that is in my folder too!
     
  16. Ericthered

    Ericthered Earning My Ears

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    If you stayed in room 2724 I turned it in to the front desk.
     
  17. Ericthered

    Ericthered Earning My Ears

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    I'm on the first floor in AB and can here the toilets flushing, doors and people walking by. However it never woke any one in our party up and we did sleep well every night.
     
  18. stephyarcouette

    stephyarcouette Earning My Ears

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    Can I request a green view if I paid for a standard view? I know these are just requests and may not be able to get it, but I wondered how often it happened to get a non parking lot view with a standard view room reservation?
     
  19. Missytara

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    There is no way of telling, because it depends on things that are totally out of your control.

    It can depend on how busy the resort is, how many rooms may be out of inventory for maintenance, people who have late check-out or unable to check out due to weather issues at home, etc.

    You can request one, but if the resort is filled to capacity, there won't be much wriggle room.
     
  20. rebeccaariel

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    Single digits! 9 days until I arrive at POR! :cheer2:
     
  21. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    I am at the 8 week mark. But I have a funny story to tell.

    About two years ago, a friend of mine asked me to take her and her two kids when her daughter graduates from high school, which is in June of this year.

    We have been planning for weeks on end. She is a single mom, always struggling to make ends meet, but never goes without. She is very resilient and resourceful and I admire that so much in her.

    They go out once a month to dinner and they go camping a couple of times a year. Her kids go to CA twice a year to see their dad, but they prefer to be at home with Mom. They have never been on a real vacation. I passed up going to Disney last year on my usual week, in order to save money to pay for the entire room, instead of splitting it, so she could be able to go.

    Well, we owe the money next weekend and she hasn't really given me a definitive time other that that she almost has enough. She has had some financial issues, but she is working through it.

    So, the last few weeks I have been working myself up to the point that we just are not going to be able to go and I am going to miss going to my beloved POR until later this year.

    So yesterday, I saw her and lo and behold she will have the money this weekend....she is owed a check from the state of CA for unclaimed property on her grandmother's estate and it is almost the exact amount she owes me.

    About 15 minutes later, it dawned on me, holy cow, we are going to Disney World. I almost fell off the bar stool.....pixiedust:
     
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