Staying at Riverside : Show me pics, get me excited!!

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  1. Mlissa88

    Mlissa88 A little song...a little dance... a little seltzer

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    subscribing. Great pics everyone!
     
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  3. Chelmarie53

    Chelmarie53 Undercover Princess

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    Thanks for the new pics you guys! :)
     
  4. raenyny

    raenyny Mouseketeer

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    We are checking in 10/25 for our first stay at Riverside I am sooo excited :cool1:
     
  5. PrinceEric

    PrinceEric I am the Prince of something?

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    great pictures, makes me want to go there now!
     
  6. Yarna

    Yarna Wishing I were at WDW

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    We'll be there 10/31 and can't wait! We're surprising my mom; she thinks we're staying at ASMo. Trying to keep it a secret as long as possible...
     
  7. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    Coooeeee! Yarna's Mum! We know something you don't know! :)

    I hope you and she have a great time.

    Andre
     
  8. MickeyisBeast

    MickeyisBeast <font color=green>Some people just don't understan

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    Great Pictures everyone!
     
  9. mrsbert

    mrsbert DIS Veteran

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    We will be there 10/24-10/31. I am surprising my family. They all think we are staying at Pop with the QSDP. I'm about to burst!!
     
  10. NLD

    NLD DIS Veteran

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    We leave tomorrow for six nights at POR! Can't wait! Thank you for the pictures everyone. I will share some upon returning.....
     
  11. wdwnut4life

    wdwnut4life I LOVE WDW & Disneyland soo much!

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    have fun!!!!!!!! fab wknd to all!
     
  12. lucas

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    Does every room at Riverside have a privacy curtain in the bathroom?

    I saw a pic on allearsnet in Alligator Bayou that didn't look like it had a curtain.
     
  13. BarleyJack

    BarleyJack <font color=peach>And a pirin tablet? Why? Are you

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    I think so. We were in AB and there was one there.....very handy!
     
  14. jlbridg2

    jlbridg2 Earning My Ears

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    We're heading to POR 1 week from today. We have a waterview room reservation and at the time of booking I requested a Magnolia Bend room. Should I call ahead and make sure we got this or will waiting till we get there be ok? Anyone else had experience requesting one side of the resort over another?

    I'm so excited, I don't know how they expect me to work this week! :banana:
     
  15. famgel

    famgel Mouseketeer

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    We were newbies to POR many years ago, didn't even request a specific room, BUT, we did land up not far from the main hub (restaurants, pool, bus stop, etc.). Water view at that resort really wouldn't bother me, I rather be closed to all. I would request top floor, always better to not have anyone above you (noise).
     
  16. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    As far as contacting the resort in advance, first put your requests in your original reservation, and then maybe fax or call the day before you arrive to ask again (or a few days before if you have multiple rooms).

    Room location requests can be a little bit hit-or-miss at POR lately - but then it's a very large resort with quite a high occupancy rate. You tend to either get what you asked for, or something completely opposite! (Last month, for example, we asked for Alligator Bayou 14, or Parterre or Oak mansions near to the bridge... and we were offered all the way over in Acadian House, nowhere near a bridge)

    However, if you're not happy with what you've been allocated when you get to checkin, ask if they can change you (which may need a supervisor to check for any other rooms which may become available later in the day). I'd suggest a location on the river side of the mansion buildings or close to the main building in Alligator Bayou would be best. See the maps on my website for an idea of the layout.

    Andre
     
  17. Avonlady1001

    Avonlady1001 DIS Veteran

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    See you there! :cool1: We're arriving the 28th! We've stayed at POR many times, and have only ever had our room requests in our reservation & have always gotten what we've asked for. There are no guarantees, of course, but they will accommodate you if they can. Like PP said, if they don't have you in a room you like, ask to move. If they can, they will.

    I know the resort is pretty full next week, but I'm hoping to be where I ask (in Oak Manor...I'll be pretty miserable carrying my kids & all their stuff up the stairs in AB at the end of the day if they put me over there. :sad2: But a room at the far side of the resort is still MUCH MUCH closer to where I want to be than here at home!!:rotfl2:)
     
  18. sweetmonkey

    sweetmonkey Mouseketeer

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    Does anyone know if all the rooms in AB have the read/blue bedspread above or are there some that have this one below?

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  19. andrewilley

    andrewilley Port Orleans Guru

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    All AB rooms have the Blue/Red bedspreads since the last refurb, the photo above is very out of date. Mind you, that didn't stop Disney using it on their brand new WDW website earlier in the year though. :)

    Oh, and don't expect a small palm tree in your room either. LOL

    Andre
     
  20. sweetmonkey

    sweetmonkey Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for the quick response!

    MIL doesn't like the AB "look" so I think we are going to request and pray for a room in the mansions. :thumbsup2
     
  21. lucas

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    Can you print Southwest boarding passes at POR? If so, where?
    Or, what about at Guest Services in the parks - do they do it there?
     

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