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Port Orleans Riverside Q&A Thread 2014 (Please read first post for FAQs!)

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by andrewilley, Mar 6, 2014.

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  1. keahgirl8

    keahgirl8 DIS Veteran

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    Exactly. lol

    I will just have to call. I am hearing that if you book a room only, then switch it to a package, you still have to pay the $200 deposit on top of the room only deposit you already paid. Is that true?
     
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  3. Stitch2012

    Stitch2012 Earning My Ears

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    Me and my family are planning our first trip to Disney and are planning on staying at POR. I really do not want to stay in Alligator Bayou and was wondering how I can stay in one of the mansions?
     
  4. ElsaColon

    ElsaColon Mainstreet Minnie

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    You can request it when you do your online check in or call before hand. If you still see that you have been that room upon arrival you can ask to change it. They are pretty good about those sorts of things, you shouldn't have a problem. What I usually request with my online check in is usually what I get.
     
  5. Stitch2012

    Stitch2012 Earning My Ears

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    Okay thank you so much. We are thinking about staying in a RR but if we don't stay in one we want to be in a mansion. Thanks again!!
     
  6. ElsaColon

    ElsaColon Mainstreet Minnie

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    If you are booking a royal room you need to specify that because that will usually cost a little more. Make sure if you are making a reservation online or over the phone that you specify that you want to book a Royal Room. I've stayed in Royal Rooms each time I've stayed at POR and it has always been more expensive than any other room in the resort.
     
  7. ree1064

    ree1064 Mouseketeer

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    Ok.......10 days!
    We were just thinking of scheduling a carriage ride in the evening.....thoughts/suggestions?
    Also, will be getting an ECV from www.buenavistascooters.com.
    When I make my fax request do I write that I have one waiting for me?
    I just want this 9 day trip to be fantastic!
    Although, will be heading to Saratoga Springs in September for F/W. First time ever!
     
  8. CareHeartsDisney

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    If I were you I would wait a week. I'm a TA and I was notified by Disney that 2015 packages will be available to book beginning on 7/30. Yes, that whole week in February will be more than the rest of the month as most schools on our their winter break along with the Princess Half Marathon going on. My family has gone that week for the past couple years and the weather has been absolutely perfect, not too hot, not cold (at least for us northerners). Royal rooms are among the most expensive rooms at POR especially is you book a river view/pool view royal room. My family stayed in a regular mansion room and a pool view Alligator Bayou room. We were pleasantly surprised that we enjoyed the Alligator Bayou room even more than the mansion room & we loved the mansions. I think you'll be happy with any type of room at POR, the resort is beautiful. If you end up booking a non-royal room, you could request a mansion room.
     
  9. jewels1916

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    Just switched my reservation for August from Pop to POR and I'm so excited because I've never stayed at POR before! Quick question: I know that the air conditioners at Pop are like...motion sensor. Is this the same at POR? Just trying to decide if I need to get a balloon to keep the ac running overnight.

    Thanks!
    Courtneyprincess:
     
  10. Stitch2012

    Stitch2012 Earning My Ears

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    I know my family is planning on October too and we could not believed how booked everything is getting. I thought it was supposed to be a slower time of year too!:confused3
     
  11. Stitch2012

    Stitch2012 Earning My Ears

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    I know they are more expensive I just haven't decided if we want to pay for the upgrade or just try to stay in the mansions. Thank you though.
     
  12. keahgirl8

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    Thank you for the info! I was planning on waiting, but then people started talking about making their reservations and things filling up. I got nervous! I have actually stayed at POR twice before. It is my favorite! I have only ever stayed in the mansions though. Thanks for your input on the Bayou rooms!
     
  13. Disney Queenie

    Disney Queenie Queenie hanging with her peeps!

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    A sincere thank you for taking the time, to give me this information :hug:
    We truly miss POR (have not been able to afford to be on site our last few trips and this will be our 5th stay at POR) We love the ride to DTD from POR, so I definitely wanted this to be a part of our stay. Reading about the construction at DTD made me hesitant but, having the knowledge of what is truly going on empowers me to go forward with our plan. :thumbsup2

    Thank you for making a difference in our trip, it is people like you that make me love the DIS. I have a love/hate thing sometimes with the DIS:surfweb: :rolleyes1 KWIM?
     
  14. ocalla

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    Thanks for the Map showing the boat dock at DTD!!! I didn't realize it was that close to Raglan Road, which I where we are thinking about dining :cool1:



    How does everyone enjoy the pool at POR? Do they serve any food at the pool bar? or just drinks (which is not a bad thing ;) ) And do they have towels at the pool?

    Thanks in advance
    Missy
     
  15. fadingjamie

    fadingjamie Up next... our first trip to Disneyland!

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    Yay! You'll have a great time! I don't remember the air conditioners being motion sensored. I think it was just on all the time to keep a certain temperature set by the wall thermostat. But I could be wrong?
     
  16. jewels1916

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    Thank you! I just remember last time I was at Pop, we bought a balloon and tied it to a char in front of the ac, so that the movement of the balloon would keep the ac running all night. Hah! :lmao: Just wasn't sure if I needed to plan on doing that this time too!
     
  17. brian95

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    We were booked in a prefered room for 12/5-12/13 tried to getnew discount no preffered rooms left. So had to go with garden view. Saved me $500. Have only stayed preferred. Tell me the garden view room wont be too bad. How far of a walk to main bld
     
  18. keahgirl8

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    I just stayed in a Garden View in February. It was toward the back, but the walk wasn't too bad. It was beautiful and very quiet! There is also a bus stop back there.
     
  19. DJFan88

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    Well there's no guarantee, but just make some requests. If you don't care if it's a mansion or AB too. We requested Mansions last time and got Magnolia building. Yes, we got a far garden view on the backside of the building but the walk was still not far at all. Very pleasant and a bonus for the kids it was very close to the quiet pool., not a view of it, but just around the corner.

    If you prefer AB, try and make a request on that, you could request anything that's not preferred, some of those buildings are not that far. As far as a room is concerned it will be the same as the preferred, just not in one of those preferred buildings.
     
  20. Venomhatch

    Venomhatch Cast Member, DisDads #708,

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    I hear ya, there are days I don't log in because I may have had a swamped day of Disney. But I love my job and to help guests coming here to enjoy their vacations, as I was once one of those guests lol and I know how it feels first hand to have someone give that extra bit of magic or help to make the visit as special, I mean magical as possible!

    Yeah no problem. Glad you made use of it.
     
  21. Beachmomma3

    Beachmomma3 Earning My Ears

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    We are doing a one night stay at POR before a 7 night stay at another resort. We will not arrive til 11:30pm. Bc we will not have much time here, is there anything on the priority of things to see before moving on to the next resort. We will just have a couple of hours in the morning. Also, how is the QS options w food allergies for breakfast? TIA:) looking forward to seeing POR!
     
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