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Old 06-11-2012, 01:32 PM   #211
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What buildings are most of the Standard rooms? Thinking if we cannot make sure we get a Mansion standard room at the POR than we will go with POFQ standard. We really like both but do not want the Alligaor Bayou rooms at all. Not my thing!
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Just out of curiosity, since we requested an AB room, what is it that you don't like about it?
I have never been to POR at all. I don't like the theme in AB, don't need the trundle bed at all and I love the mansion look. Nothing personal-just too casual for me.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:41 AM   #212
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I have a question....we reserved one of the new category, "garden view" rooms either in Bldg. 2 or 4, since their locations seems to be best for us. Last time we were there back in 2006 we were in bldg 7 top floor- oh my gosh what a pain trhying to carry/lug our luggage up 3 flights of stairs- that's one downside I guess no elevator. This time we opted for either 1st or 2nd floor. What do you suppose our view will consist of since we've never stayed at either building?? thanks for the help. Appreciate it much.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:15 AM   #213
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I'm not sure about your question but wanted to say that POFQ does indeed have elevators in the buildings. We were on the 3rd floor this past weekend and used the one for our bldg quite a bit. It was a little hidden and out of the way (around by the vending machines), but it was indeed there . Also we were in bldg #5 which was really close to the main bldg where one side faced the pool/river while the other side had a court yard which would be your Garden view room view....just another option for you .
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:22 AM   #214
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Just returned from POFQ and six nights in building 4. We were very happy with out stay and our room was ready at 9 AM. We had good bus service both going and coming to/from the parks. We only shared a bus with Riverside once and didn't wait more than 15 minutes at any given time or place. We didn't have any special Mickey towels or anything in our room - but good housekeeping. The Food Court was fine and we ate breakfast (Mickey waffles) most days and glad to see peanut butter available. We ate one afternoon meal in the food court - kids grilled cheese and fries (very good) and chicken quesadilla. The outside movie was playing everynight though we were just too tired to watch - the pool was fine and they did have some activities during the day. The elevators were at the opposite end of our building so we used stairs even on the 3rd floor. We didn't use bell services checking in, but didn't checking out and will certainly do it in the future. Just plan the extra tip money - it is worth it.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:08 AM   #215
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I'm not sure about your question but wanted to say that POFQ does indeed have elevators in the buildings. We were on the 3rd floor this past weekend and used the one for our bldg quite a bit. It was a little hidden and out of the way (around by the vending machines), but it was indeed there . Also we were in bldg #5 which was really close to the main bldg where one side faced the pool/river while the other side had a court yard which would be your Garden view room view....just another option for you .
Perhaps I just didn't notice them when we were there last time back in 2006. Nice to know that they do have them for each building. Guess we will just have to look for them if we are on the 2nd floor. Thanks everyone. Most helpful once again.
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We arrived at 2:30 today, and our room was ready.
Top floor and building 4: Exactly what I asked for. Yes, there are elevators.

Easy check-in. Good dinner!! Lovely room.

Can't wait to head to Animal Kingdom tomorrow.

There was huge storm at about 3:30 but it cooled off big time after that. We are now deciding whether to go to DTD.

We are on VACATION!!!
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We arrived at 2:30 today, and our room was ready.
Top floor and building 4: Exactly what I asked for. Yes, there are elevators.

Easy check-in. Good dinner!! Lovely room.

Can't wait to head to Animal Kingdom tomorrow.

There was huge storm at about 3:30 but it cooled off big time after that. We are now deciding whether to go to DTD.

We are on VACATION!!!
Sounds AWESOME!!! Have a wonderful and MAGICAL time!!!
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Bus itimes?

*embarrassed* Reread the thread and found my answer.

I KNOW someone here knows the answer to my question. I made two different 8:05 a.m. breakfast reservations (two different days of course)(in Oct.). Will DD and I make it on time? Or should I make other arrangements to get there those mornings? (I see in the beginning the buses start running an hour before park opening. I guess I'm just worried we won't get there on time.)
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1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 all have river view rooms, check out the map in the first post.

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Which one is the closest to the main building? Which one do you reccommend to request?
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Yup.

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By pod style, do you mean keurig in every room - had heard it was being switched over
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:09 AM   #221
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Which one is the closest to the main building? Which one do you reccommend to request?
As I said, have a look at the map in the first post to get an idea of the layout and how the river areas relate to the other buildings. River View rooms are by definition some of the furthest away from the food court, but I'd suggest buildings 5 and 6 would be your closest River View options. Both are lovely.

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By pod style, do you mean keurig in every room - had heard it was being switched over
They are Cuisinart machines, but same sort of idea I believe (not being a coffee drinker myself).

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Hi, we are staying here in Oct ( stayed in POR 2 years ago). I want to request Building 6 which is closer to POR for their food court, etc, but still not far from the POFQ bus stop and other facilities. I was also going to request "river view if possible" but if I get this, will they charge me extra for this. If so, it could be quite a lot as we are going for 2 weeks. We have booked via Virgin Holidays in the UK so not sure how they would charge us anyway. Or will they just not give us the River View so not worth requesting?

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I was also going to request "river view if possible" but if I get this, will they charge me extra for this.
If you do get it, it would be as a pixie dust upgrade and they wouldn't charge (but they do have to allow for the guests who have already paid for this first of course). I assume it wasn't possible to book river view via Virgin UK in the first place, so maybe mention that when you fax the resort a few days before arrival?

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Does WDW supply the pods and if so, how many? I need a big mug (will bring my own mug) of coffee each morning and so I use TWO pods. I will bring my own if the resort doesn't supply enough.
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*embarrassed* Reread the thread and found my answer.

I KNOW someone here knows the answer to my question. I made two different 8:05 a.m. breakfast reservations (two different days of course)(in Oct.). Will DD and I make it on time? Or should I make other arrangements to get there those mornings? (I see in the beginning the buses start running an hour before park opening. I guess I'm just worried we won't get there on time.)
should start around 6:30.

There have been numerous times when were heading to an AM EMH park and we saw buses to the non AM EMH parks come through before the one we wanted.
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