Port Orleans Riverside Q&A Thread 2013, Part Three (NOW CLOSED, see 2014 thread)

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  1. jimmiej

    jimmiej I invented the Naked Segway Tour

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    Just booked a surprise trip for my wife's birthday. Shhh! Don't tell!

    2nd stay at POR. 2 adults, no kids. King room-standard view. Feb. 7-10, 2014.

    Yippee!!! :cool1:
     
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  3. tazmanrmv

    tazmanrmv Earning My Ears

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    Playing devils advocate, what happens if someone forgets to bring the bands with them on their trip?
     
  4. Yellowstonetim

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    They would issue cards or magic bands. If I understand correctly, the bands are very easy to attach to an account so you would probably be able to get a set of uncustomized bands. For a small fee of course.
     
  5. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    Yeah I haven't seen this happen yet, but I could imagine they would get KTTW Cards with RFID chips instead.
     
  6. AmyKat

    AmyKat Mouseketeer

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    According to Josh, KTTW cards are being phased out at the end of this month so they would most likely get an uncustomized MB.
     
  7. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    I think the very best guarantee of a nicely located Royal Room would be a Pool View one, which are all close to the footbridge and also to the East Depot. Many of River View rooms are great too, but some can be quite a walk away so it's a bit more of a risk.

    Andre
     
  8. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    We still have plenty of Blank KTTW cards. They haven't said anything about phasing them out here.
     
  9. delilah18

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    Getting nervous and excited packing up the van
    Leaving at 230 in the morning and will spend the night in Atlanta
    Then will be in Orlando hopefully sometime Friday afternoon


    Does anyone else get the mixed feeling of bring nervous and excited?
    Or am I just crazy lol
     
  10. AmyKat

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    Every single time we go i feel like that the day before, until we actually land and then it all goes away. Have a great vacation :wizard:
     
  12. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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  13. SLPCheryl

    SLPCheryl Earning My Ears

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    Ok question... I've read all there seems to be on the room selection issue but still have questions. Our family has been used to the smallness of POFQ but we want to try out POR since it is our last mod to try. If we were wanting the closest to the main bldg and closest to the bus stop-that would mean the AB section in 14 and 15 right? It is myself, DH and DD8. We thought we wanted RRooms but now I'm not so sure. We loved being so close to the main bldg at FQ but we did have a small walk to the bus.
    My DH doesn't like to spend more money with a view but we really wanted the Royal Room as we've never experienced it before. So he was wanting to do RRoom standard view. Should I try for RRoom pool view/river view due to proximity or try for preferred? I'm not a real big fan of the look of the AB rooms but I could be if it meant to be closer.

    If we only got RRoom standard view, would we be disappointed with the walk time to the main bldg? Thanks so much!
     
  14. Gorechick

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    We stayed in Parterre Place in the center of the building in 2012. We loved the location and did not feel that the walk was too far to the main building. Standard view will put you on the parking lot side, but if you can request center of either RR building that will give you closer access to the central walkway.
     
  15. Peaseblossom

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    Cool!

    So it's your 2nd stay - were you Mansion or AB the first time and what are you hoping for this time? The rooms in the mansion look prettier IMO, but the landscaping in AB looks so beautiful, very lush and overgrown. We just requested close to the fishing hole, as we'll be doing as much fishing as we can afford at Disney prices!
     
  16. ILoveMMouse

    ILoveMMouse Earning My Ears

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    We've had a VIP cleaning done for our rooms before. It is essentially a deep clean for the room. The rugs are shampooed, they replace the air vent filters and do not use harsh chemicals.
     
  17. BebopBaloo

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    It would seem odd to completely get rid of the KTTW cards when supposedly opting out of the magic bands was going to be an option. Hopefully, they aren't really going away, or will at least be given to those that really do not want a band.
     
  18. jrj

    jrj always looking forward to our next trip to DA WORL

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    Hi ILoveMMouse :wave2:

    Thanks so much for responding... This is exactly what we needed to know...

    Have a great evening!
     
  19. Venomhatch

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    Hope everyone is having a great night!
     
  20. jrj

    jrj always looking forward to our next trip to DA WORL

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    Thanks much... Hope you are having a great night as well...
     
  21. bombon

    bombon Earning My Ears

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    I was just playing around the new touring plan's page to see the rooms in each building and I see they have royal rooms listed in building 14. Is this a mistake or could they possibly be adding some royal rooms in these buildings? We stayed in building 15 during our Sept trip and were thinking about requesting building 14 for our next trip. I loved our room how it was but a royal room would be nice too :)
     
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