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Old 02-09-2013, 06:48 AM   #3571
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I was not expecting that. I figured we probably wouldn't get a Royal Room again but never thought it would be 100% full at this point in the year
Sorry about that, I'm guessing it's being caused by the bad weather in the north-east stopping people from getting home. They must be getting a lot of no-shows too, but they can't cancel those unless the guests tell them to. Plus it's the start of Valentine's Week, and maybe even of people coming early for President's Day breaks. It is very rare for WDW to really be at 100% though, they have a LOT of rooms!

Might be worth popping along to the POR front desk in person on your way to/from the parks and asking if there's anything they can do for you with any cancellations?

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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 02-09-2013, 06:59 AM   #3572
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We're here!! They'd run out of Pixie dust by the time we arrived, so we are out in Building 28 but it is wonderful and pretty and quiet.....AND DISNEY!!
Having such a wonderful time, great food, slightly busier parks than we'd hoped for but everything is amazing!
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:00 AM   #3573
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Sorry about that, I'm guessing it's being caused by the bad weather in the north-east stopping people from getting home. They must be getting a lot of no-shows too, but they can't cancel those unless the guests tell them to.

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I figured as much. But was assuming that by Sunday things would be ok. Figures - we fall in love with staying on site @ POR and now we can't get back in there LOL

DH does not like to spend $$ so the fact that it took zero convincing to get him to cancel our current rez at another hotel & switch back to POR for the last 2 nights......well even he is disappointed.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:37 AM   #3574
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Figures - we fall in love with staying on site @ POR and now we can't get back in there LOL
PM'd you.

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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 02-09-2013, 07:50 AM   #3575
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:57 AM   #3576
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Good morning! Only 13 days until we check in, and I am so excited! Usually a lurker, but can't contain my excitement any longer. Hope everyone in the NE is ok after Nemo.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:27 AM   #3577
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Good morning everyone... Signing in to see what is happening today.
Good morning Venom. I posted a thank you yesterday that everything we requested was given to us. Thanks to you and Andre for all your help.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:28 AM   #3578
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Does anyone know if Yeehaw Bob plays all Summer at POR?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:47 AM   #3579
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Does anyone know if Yeehaw Bob plays all Summer at POR?
Yes he does. Well, apart from his regular days off and any vacation time anyway.

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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 02-09-2013, 08:57 AM   #3580
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Anyone else see the irony of a storm named NEMO causing people to have to stay in WDW longer?




On that note, we were there in September of 2004 when like 4 hurricanes went through central FL back to back. We were worried about driving home in the middle of it, so we went to see if we could stay another 2 nights and just "ride it out." There was NOTHING available in all of WDW because everyone else was doing the same thing. Even though it wasn't a busy time of year, they were booked solid...everywhere.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:29 AM   #3581
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Home after a wonderful trip!

Just got home from a wonderful week at POR, our first time staying there! I have been lurking on this forum for weeks, but could not post, because DD14 thought we were staying at a value resort. She is like a little detective, so I could not mention in any of the forums that we were staying at POR, and even had it in my signature that we were staying at Pop. And it worked! She was totally taken by surprise when I turned into the entrance of POR! I want to thank Venomhatch for the information he gave me via PM about faxing the resort. We had reserved a royal room pool view and I faxed our requests about 5 days before our arrival. All of our requests were granted and our room was ready and waiting for us when we arrived at 10:30am. We were given a fabulous corner room on the ground floor (that one and only pool view room in Parterre Place). It was quiet, close to the bridge to the main building, and close to the parking lot without being able to see the lot at all. We both decided this was our favorite resort we have ever stayed at. So beautiful and peaceful. Mousekeeping was excellent and we did receive a few towel animals throughout the week, which was great fun! Much thanks out to Andre for his very helpful website and comments on this forum as well. I am happily joining in on the "obsessed with POR" bandwagon. What a great resort!
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:27 AM   #3582
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I feel like I'm in total limbo here. We're home from our trip and I can't wait to go back, but we don't have any plans - not even a ballpark of when we might get back. Our family is too big for one room in POR (it actually worked fine with 6 of us, but unless we win the lottery it won't be before our youngest turns 3. I loved POR and I'm torn between staying there again with two rooms or staying at another resort. Just to get an idea of pricing, I priced it with the current promotion and if I calculated correctly, 2 regular rooms at POR cost about the same as a suite at AoA and if any deals come up that involve dining, POR would be a better deal because you get QS dining at the values and the regular dining plan with the moderates.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:39 AM   #3583
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I am happily joining in on the "obsessed with POR" bandwagon. What a great resort!
Welcome to the cult. Glad you had such a great time, and the surprise paid off.

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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 02-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #3584
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So sad

We loved our stay @ POR and have 2 nights left in Orlando (we are staying offsite right now) so i called Disney to see if we can get back in for the rest of our stay and NO ROOMS available . Nothing at all. Not even at any other resort.

I was not expecting that. I figured we probably wouldn't get a Royal Room again but never thought it would be 100% full at this point in the year
Call again. I can't see there being NOTHING on property with the crowd levels the way they are. They don't even hit 100% occupancy at Christmas never mind early February. The website has been so awful that my guess is that the castmembers who are looking for inventory are having the same issues pulling up rooms that the rest of us are on the Disney site. Call and ask them to check with guest services.
I suppose it's possible but it really doesn't seem to be. Unless you're checking with a promo rate that is sold out. That would make sense.
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Just got home from a wonderful week at POR, our first time staying there! I have been lurking on this forum for weeks, but could not post, because DD14 thought we were staying at a value resort. She is like a little detective, so I could not mention in any of the forums that we were staying at POR, and even had it in my signature that we were staying at Pop. And it worked! She was totally taken by surprise when I turned into the entrance of POR! I want to thank Venomhatch for the information he gave me via PM about faxing the resort. We had reserved a royal room pool view and I faxed our requests about 5 days before our arrival. All of our requests were granted and our room was ready and waiting for us when we arrived at 10:30am. We were given a fabulous corner room on the ground floor (that one and only pool view room in Parterre Place). It was quiet, close to the bridge to the main building, and close to the parking lot without being able to see the lot at all. We both decided this was our favorite resort we have ever stayed at. So beautiful and peaceful. Mousekeeping was excellent and we did receive a few towel animals throughout the week, which was great fun! Much thanks out to Andre for his very helpful website and comments on this forum as well. I am happily joining in on the "obsessed with POR" bandwagon. What a great resort!
Comments like this make my day that much more magical, knowing that we can spread so much pixie dust.
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