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Old 03-17-2013, 03:52 PM   #1711
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Here's the link for the resort changers thread:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3072397
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:11 PM   #1712
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Does anybody know the Room Assignment Manager's name? Just looking at what to put in a room request fax. :-). Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:42 PM   #1713
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Does anybody know the Room Assignment Manager's name? Just looking at what to put in a room request fax. :-). Thanks!
The same team handles room assignments for both resorts. But generally I don't suggest putting any specific person's name on request faxes anyway - what happens if that person is on a week's holiday so it gets interpreted as personally addressed correspondence and put on hold? Just address it to the Room Assignment Team, they'll get it.

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Old 03-17-2013, 06:48 PM   #1714
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If anyone wants to list their POFQ trip dates and see if there are any other DISers going at the same time, there's a thread just been started which you can post your details to. See http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3080566.
I've been asked to remind people to read the first post in the above thread before posting their trip dates. Please stick exactly to the requested format so your details can just be cut-n-pasted into the main list, as the person maintaining the list does not have time to try to work out what dates/resort/etc you are talking about otherwise. Just provide your DIS name, resort, arrival date and departure date (using US date format). e.g:

yourDISname - POFQ - 7/1-7/6

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Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 • Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99 • Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:10 PM   #1715
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I've been asked to remind people to read the first post in the above thread before posting their trip dates. Please stick exactly to the requested format so your details can just be cut-n-pasted into the main list, as the person maintaining the list does not have time to try to work out what dates/resort/etc you are talking about otherwise. Just provide your DIS name, resort, arrival date and departure date (using US date format). e.g:

yourDISname - POFQ - 7/1-7/6

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Actually his format does not have a space between yourDISname and the hyphen. The proofreader in me noted that. It was so hard to go back and take out that space! And if I recall, there is a space on either side of the hyphen in the dates. Me -- I love consistency, and this isn't consistent.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:44 AM   #1716
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Actually his format does not have a space between yourDISname and the hyphen. The proofreader in me noted that.
Me too, but the proofreader in me just couldn't live without that space being there.

Personally, I'd probably have asked for the month as text too (rather than the American numeric date format) just for international disambiguation purposes. If you check portorleans.org, you'll see I always avoid using numeric-only dates for just rather reason - I have to think about the vast majority of the world which uses the dd/mm/yy date format. Although personally I think the Chinese method of yy-mm-dd (which is the second most common format world-wide) is the most logical, and is the basis of the ISO 8601 spec of yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.

Now, all we need to decide is whether we use en dashes (basically the same as hyphens, "-") or em dashes (wider typographical dashes, "–") ?

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(for the record, I used to edit several commercial magazines, which involved a lot of old-style galley proofreading, plus I wrote the manual for one of the early DTP programs)
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For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 • Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99 • Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:09 PM   #1717
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Me too, but the proofreader in me just couldn't live without that space being there.
(for the record, I used to edit several commercial magazines, which involved a lot of old-style galley proofreading, plus I wrote the manual for one of the early DTP programs)
For the record I proofread for a newspaper through high school and college (1971 to 1977) and that was all galley reading. I then returned to proofreading from 1990 to 2000 for various book publishers and what I read was just about the way the book would be published, right down to the page numbers, contents, and indexes. Oh how I hated proofing those indexes! (Should I say indices?)

However, I have no idea what DTP is.

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #1718
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However, I have no idea what DTP is.
Desktop Publishing: page design and layout software. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_publishing.

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For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 • Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99 • Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:09 PM   #1719
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So saying I'll be there in May isn't okay

Beginning to get excited now, studying menus, reading trip reports and looking at photos everywhere. Not stayed on site since 2005 so it will be a different trip than the last few years. Picked POFQ due to being a small resort and the boat to DTD.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #1720
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Personally, I'd probably have asked for the month as text too (rather than the American numeric date format) just for international disambiguation purposes. If you check portorleans.org, you'll see I always avoid using numeric-only dates for just rather reason - I have to think about the vast majority of the world which uses the dd/mm/yy date format.
That also prevents questions like "What month is "26"? lol
I've seen it happen with dates set out in both formats
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:31 PM   #1721
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Is there such a thing as a standard view room that doesn't look directly onto a parking lot? We've only booked a standard room and really can't justify upgrading for this trip. We stayed at CSR last time and it was a true parking lot, ugly view. Dh didn't mind, but I didn't like it. Just wondering if there's a semi-garden view possible or should I just prepare myself for another parking lot view? Thanks!
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Is there such a thing as a standard view room that doesn't look directly onto a parking lot? We've only booked a standard room and really can't justify upgrading for this trip. We stayed at CSR last time and it was a true parking lot, ugly view. Dh didn't mind, but I didn't like it. Just wondering if there's a semi-garden view possible or should I just prepare myself for another parking lot view? Thanks!
We just switched to POFQ and I had the same question. Online it says Standard rooms could have garden, landscaping or courtyard views but would love to hear from those who have stayed.
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Is there such a thing as a standard view room that doesn't look directly onto a parking lot?
Pretty much all of the standard view rooms face the parking lot direction, but quite a few have trees or other landscaping in between so the view is not a direct mass of concrete. For example, all of the rooms in this photo are Standard View (in building 1) and the parking lot is just the other side of the line of trees:



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Online it says Standard rooms could have garden, landscaping or courtyard views but would love to hear from those who have stayed.
Not sure why it would say that, the description you quote is really more correct for Garden View. Check out www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php for my list of how the categories break down. If you put in a request to avoid a direct parking lot view that might help of course, but there are bound to be some rooms that face the parking lots, and that's why they charge a surcharge for Garden View for people who really want to avoid that.

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For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 • Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99 • Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14
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Am I crazy? We booked at POFQ for our April trip, and moved to POR to get the 30% discount. I just moved back to POFQ as I really wanted to be there. All my logical arguments about "just next door" , saving $450 etc didn't convince me..... We have only been to WDW twice - once at POFQ and once at Beach Club. The whole time we were at the Beach Club we were wishing we were at POFQ. I didn't want this holiday to have the same vague dissatisfaction with the resort. It is such an investment in time and $$ to get to WDW from Australia that I decided just to lash out and stay where we wanted to.
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Am I crazy? .... It is such an investment in time and $$ to get to WDW from Australia that I decided just to lash out and stay where we wanted to.
Not crazy at all. I've done a couple of split-stays between the Beach Club and POR, and I know exactly what you mean about the feeling of not quite being "home". Don't get me wrong, the BC was lovely, the room spacious, the pool was great, and the proximity to Epcot was wonderful (that's what could sway me in fact) ... but at the end of the day, it still wasn't Port Orleans. If you know what you like, why risk it?

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For more info on the Port Orleans resorts, please visit www.portorleans.org
Now including a Trip Report forum - any comments on your POR/POFQ stays are welcome

Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 • Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99 • Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside: Sep/Oct 02, Jun 04, May/Jun 05, May 06, Oct 07, Aug 08, Aug 09, Feb 10, Halloween 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Feb 13, Aug 13... and coming next, Aug 14
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