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

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  1. yespie

    yespie Earning My Ears

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    We will be at POR in June and we are thinking of asking for a room facing a quiet pool so that our kids can have a short walk to a pool. But we have been at hotels where rooms facing the pool have had to deal with loud groups of people who stayed around the pool until late at night. Our kids are light sleepers and this is a concern.

    Has anyone experienced loud groups staying late around one of the quiet pools? Am I correct that the quiet pools do not have a closing time?
     
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    Alot of people use Garden Grocer.


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  4. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Well they make the big pool really inviting to the more exciting crowds with the water slide and hot tub so it draws them usually away from the quiet pools. But sometimes it can get moderately noisy, but the rooms are really insulated though.
     
  5. CDolacki2003

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    What a great idea. We are going to be there October 25-Nov 3.

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  6. justakrazymom

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    we are there 9/12-9/27
     
  7. dramaticmissy

    dramaticmissy Mouseketeer

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    ohh where do I get this code??? We are on the regular dining plan right now
     
  8. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    I will not be responding to dates here just so I can focus on one thread for the dates. Please go to that thread. Thank you...
     
  9. McKelly

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    Five days until we arrive at POR. So excited, I can hardly believe it is finally here. We are expecting snow today, can't wait for sunny Florida and the lush green of Riverside.

    My only concern is going to be buses. I was playing around with the dates and it appears POR is going to be close to sold out. But with the 7am MK openings, I guess I expected that. To those of you that have recently returned, are the buses currently picking up at the West Depot first, for the parks? I requested building 25 for this reason, to be close to that bus depot. I am hoping I didn't mess up.
     
  10. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    We were getting empty buses at 6:30 at the south depot. It is my opinion the best depot is South.
     
  11. CDolacki2003

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    Thanks I posted here before unread through the entire thread. I already went to the other site. Again thanks for doing this and thanks to the posters that suggested it.

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  12. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Its cool I added ya.
     
  13. lillykat

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    One thing the girls loved at the poly was the lobby channel, the one that had the sing-a-longs, mickey cartoons, etc. They would sing along while getting ready to head to the parks. I remember it wasn't a programmed channel but you could get it at the poly if you entered the right number.

    Do they still have this channel? How do you get it at POR if it still exists?
     
  14. Venomhatch

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    They have a mixture of Hawaiian songs along with Songs from Lilo and Stitch as well as other Disney Movies. Is that what you were referring to?
     
  15. lovin diz

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    We will be going Nov 7th - 12th. 1st time staying in a moderate, and so excited.:goodvibes We need a 5 person room, and dont want to pay xtra, so we just want a standard view. I have read many sites that say "MOST" standard rooms in AB face the parking lot. Anyone know of any standard room numbers that dont face the parking lot? Or if not, is there a particular room that you would suggest?
     
  16. siskaren

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    If you go to portorleans.org, there are maps of the resorts where you can click on a building and see what room category each room is. However, if you request a particular room number and it's not available, they're not going to know why you wanted that room and therefore aren't going to know what a suitable substitute might be. Better to just ask for a non-parking lot view (if in fact there are any standard view rooms that don't overlook a parking lot.)
     
  17. lillykat

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    It was a bunch of kids stuff on a loop that they showed in the lobby. Sing along like, hi ho, hi ho, supercalifragilstic...., cartoons shorts like pluto and mickey on vacation and pluto finds an armadillo, stuff like that, donald, have a laugh stuff. Always the same like hour or so of stuff on a continuous loop with no commercials. I'm sure the content has changed over the years...last time we were there was the same week we are going this year but back in 2010. It wasn't in the regular line up. I remember you have to punch in a number but I think it changed dependant on the resort. I thought some had it others didn't. If they have it I would love to put it on...very cute and great for my almost 4 and 6 year olds while getting dressed.
     
  18. amybaud

    amybaud Earning My Ears

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    My son loved this, too. When we were at AKL. It was on in the lobby and Mara. Could never find it in the room though, but I just tried the regular programming. Would be great if it is really on in the rooms.
     
  19. Kathy Z

    Kathy Z Counting my Blessings

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    Well, I hate to admit it but I haven't had time to read the last 90 pages of this thread! We came home to far too many things to do here after enjoying 12 days in FL.

    Here is the link to the trip report I've posted. It just covers the basics, great and less than great. Our room (9730) in Parterre was perfectly located and suited us very well. Thanks David Elg!

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3079747
     
  20. Venomhatch

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    Very nice report. Speaking of TRs I finally got day 3 up on mine. Working on day 4 tonight.
     
  21. alex9179

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    Good evening!

    My mom and I are requesting the Magnolia Bend area for our upcoming trip. We'll have a GV room and I requested first floor because Mom would like to walk right out into the garden/courtyard areas. I can't tell how the walkways are set up in the pictures, but it looks like they are pretty heavily planted. Are there rooms that allow easy access to the courtyard or "garden" areas? Do you have to follow the walkways around to the front entrance to access them?

    Just trying to figure out how to phrase the request.

    She'll be 67 and her knee has been bothering her a bit, so I'd like to keep distances to food and transport fairly reasonable, too. I'm wondering if the two requests will cancel each other out! ;)
     
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