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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    well I need to change flight information because apparently United airlines merged or something so now my flights have changed, and because I requested ground floor but I don't want that anymore and my flight home is at 4:30pm but check out is at 11am, so does that mean we have to leave at 11?
     
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  3. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    1. You can apply for a later checkout say 12 noon or 1pm then be up front at ME waiting area shortly after because they usually pick up 3hrs before a flight.

    2. United merged with Continental yeah, so I would say put a call into ME and see if that changes anything with them, their number is: 1-866-599-0951

    3. If you feel you need to contact the resort directly please PM me for that one.
     
  4. bumbershoot

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    If your flight has changed to one that doesn't work for you, don't accept it online. Check out the other flights they have that day, see if one works for you, and call United. If there are seats they will generally help, when they change the flight times. But you cannot accept it online before doing this.

    United and Continental did merge, but it was about a year ago, so I'm not sure that that is what caused the flight changes.
     
  5. loganjared

    loganjared Mouseketeer

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    How busy is the food court at breakfast mid-late May?
     
  6. germ539

    germ539 Goofy is my favorite

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    Can you use the KTTW cards/bracelets at downtown disney also or do you have to use your "real" credit card there?
     
  7. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    There will be 12 people waiting at the pancake counter, 7 in line for the bakery and 8 and the make-your-own-omelet station.... ;)


    OK, start again...

    It rather depends on what time you arrive. Before about 7:30am it is usually fairly quiet, then building up to a peak around 8:30am-10am, then getting quieter again. The exact dates will make a difference too, the last week in May being probably a bit busier than the middle.

    Andre
     
  8. stephyarcouette

    stephyarcouette Earning My Ears

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    yes it is what caused the flight changes because we booked our flights via our bank's visa card points system and apparently they weren't aware!!! We 're ok about the changes, but I figured I needed to advise ME since I had to give flight numbers and those have changed.
     
  9. loganjared

    loganjared Mouseketeer

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    Point taken :)
    We will be there May 18-29th. With 2 teenage boys I would guess we will be at breakfast around 8:00.
    We have stayed at value resorts in early June and breakfast was crazy! but our past few trips were at POFQ in early June and there was maybe 2 people in line in front of you.
    Just trying to figure out what to expect on our first trip to POR :goodvibes
     
  10. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    The first week will most likely be fairly quiet, but the Memorial Day weekend will be a lot busier. I think at 8am you shouldn't find it too crowded though - maybe not 2 people, but not manic either. Closer to your experience at POFQ than the Values, anyway.

    Andre
     
  11. siskaren

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    You don't have to leave the resort, no. DME will pick you up about 1:30, so you could hang around the resort until then. Or you could check out first thing in the morning and maybe get a few hours at a park or DTD. I would make sure you're back at POR no later then 1:00 though.
     
  12. fairytalelover

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    Are the beds in the royal rooms comfy? Do they have comforters or the thin blankets etc...
     
  13. vicky33006

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    I did read about your little girl Venom. It's awful having a sick little one on vacation. I felt so much more helpless there than I think I would have at home, though the situation would have been equally as terrifying. I think I'm just more confident on home turf.

    The references to cost were strange to me as well. They made them more than once. I kept assuring them that I wasn't concerned with cost so much as I was concerned with finding out what happened with my little guy. They really kept the testing minimal though. No one ever put me in touch with claims or anything like that at all. I simply gave them my insurance information and we were on our way. I suspect I'll be dealing with all of that in the near future though. Should I have been in touch with someone? I would like to get a jump on that if need be.

    Hi Andre! Thanks so much! No they definitely didn't seem to have an option for the later check out, but I wish they would have. My issue was that I was absolutely willing to pay, but I needed to know he could rest there between 11 and 3. I thought it was so strange that only an hour before I made this request they had called to see what they could do for me, and then when I actually needed something they couldn't help. I also really dislike watching my stepsister sort of...get her way...behaving in the way she does when I'm always trying to convince her that being rude like that solves nothing. Maybe she's right and I'm wrong about that, although I am soooo grateful for her attitude on this trip.

    The second CM was wonderful and also issued us some park hopper passes for a future visit for the missed day due to the hospital visit.

    My son is better. He's still tired but that's to be expected not just because of what happened, but because we just returned from Disney. I think you are right on about not ever really knowing what caused this. His pediatrician spent a good deal of time with us this morning and gave him a clean bill of help with the warning that we may see this again in the future. They don't know what caused it, but suspect he had a small seizure and the whole thing might have been triggered by him starting a cold while not having had breakfast and being just very excited in general. I'm hoping we never see it again. I'm just so happy he's OK.

    I think this might be a similar situation. It looks like we won't ever know what happened. At this point, a battery of tests won't help, and he seems OK now. I guess I just have to hope it doesn't happen again, but the doctors warned it might. Maybe next time I'll be more calm, but that's doubtful. This little boy is going to give me some very early gray hair! I'm so happy that he's OK though. For just a few seconds there, I didn't know. It was awful.

    They actually diagnosed him with a vasovagal seizure today as well. So I'm really glad to hear this has never happened again! He skipped breakfast as well, and only drank some milk. He's an awful breakfast eater. He hates it. We had a long talk today about having to eat breakfast every single day no matter what and I'm hoping he'll be better. I'm so glad to hear you're fine. Hopefully this never happens again!
     
  14. Venomhatch

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    This thread unsubbed me again. Re-subbing again.
     
  15. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Well mine was comfy. They're pretty much the same as the other beds at Port Orleans to be honest, only the comforter changes. They have a sheet, blanket, and the thicker top comforter.

    Andre
     
  16. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    The beds were firm to me. But that may because they were so new.
     
  17. katiereeve

    katiereeve Earning My Ears

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    Hi all!
    Less than 25 days now until our first POR visit! Thanks to all of you, I'm so excited!
    :cool1:
    Anyway...we are set to land at MCO at about 11:30 pm.
    Any late night arrival tips or advice?
     
  18. Venomhatch

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    You'll probably own the magical express bus! Not too many people come in that late. So it will most likely go strait to POR. Make sure to grab your own checked bags because that late Disney doesn't grab them for you!
     
  19. dramaticmissy

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    Can't wait made final payment today! only 53 days out! Is it sad, that we are already packed? I have dryer sheets to help keep freshness, but first aid kit, ears, lanyards, pins, sun glasses, sun screen ect. all ready to go! :rotfl:
     
  20. wdw4rfam

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    This is only our 2end POR trip coming up and had a question. Last time we had some horrific bus waits, one day took over an hour to get a bus to HS- (but some great days too). We were at the north depot, and noticed that sometimes the buses seemed to be full and drive right past, and sometimes there was nobody- like we were the first stop and we picked up people at the south depot LAST:confused3 Do all the buses start at the south and work around or is there no specific order at all? Just wondering, I guess we will most likely be using the south this time- since we booked a preferred room, but wondered if there is a "system"
     
  21. Zing72

    Zing72 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for all the information found on this board. I am preparing for our first trip to POR in two weeks and plan on using the information here to write my fax request. I'm going to start packing - anything that the resort doesn't provide that I should make sure to pack? We are flying.
     
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