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Old 10-19-2012, 09:31 AM   #511
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Wow! Appears that there are several of us Dis'ers who'll be a POR at the same time! I leave Sunday!
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #512
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Can someone please provide me with the contact info for this gentleman? I would like to have it handy for our Dec trip!

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:44 PM   #513
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Can someone please provide me with the contact info for this gentleman? I would like to have it handy for our Dec trip!
I really would suggest that as a general guideline you use the recommended methods for contacting the resort (i.e. the central phone number, or the fax number that they provide for the purpose which works just fine). If anyone needs to get back to you directly about your requests, I'm sure they will do that.

Quite apart from the room allocations department not being just a one-person team, what happens if the individual that you try to contact directly happens to be on vacation themselves just before you are travelling??

Just my 10c worth anyway. In time maybe there will be a direct email address specifically for guests to contact the room assignment teams, but that facility has definitely not been introduced as yet.

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I know this has been asked and I am sure posted 1,000 times, but could someone please pm me the fax information to put in a room request. We leave in three weeks and I am trying to get organized, since we are traveling with another family. I know that it is just that a request and not a guarantee.


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I know this has been asked and I am sure posted 1,000 times, but could someone please pm me the fax information to put in a room request. We leave in three weeks and I am trying to get organized, since we are traveling with another family. I know that it is just that a request and not a guarantee.


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I know this has been asked and I am sure posted 1,000 times, but could someone please pm me the fax information to put in a room request. We leave in three weeks and I am trying to get organized, since we are traveling with another family. I know that it is just that a request and not a guarantee.


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In my signature area, bottom right, there is a link to a basic fax layout. Then use the number posted above this post to send it. If you want more reassurance PM me and Ill tell you something that can help.
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I really would suggest that as a general guideline you use the recommended methods for contacting the resort (i.e. the central phone number, or the fax number that they provide for the purpose which works just fine). If anyone needs to get back to you directly about your requests, I'm sure they will do that.

Quite apart from the room allocations department not being just a one-person team, what happens if the individual that you try to contact directly happens to be on vacation themselves just before you are travelling??

Just my 10c worth anyway. In time maybe there will be a direct email address specifically for guests to contact the room assignment teams, but that facility has definitely not been introduced as yet.

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I have to agree with Andre here. I never felt the need to contact an actual person to get my requests met. I sent a fax as recommended and received exactly what I requested. We are very lucky that POR still accepts faxed requests, many of the other resorts don't. I would hate to see POR no longer accept them because the courtesy has been abused.
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Just called the CM over at POR. This is strait from his mouth. They do not mind the request amounts that have been rolling in so fear not.
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Can you help me decide which section to request? We have reserved a garden view room, but I am seriously torn between requesting The Magnolia mansion or AB 16/17.

We are a small family of 3, and DS is 4yo. I love the "grand" feeling of the mansions, but the character of AB is appealing too.

We care about:
- close to food court
- close to bus station

(like everyone else, eh?)

What are your fave spots? Are there pros/cons to either section?

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Just called the CM over at POR. This is strait from his mouth. They do not mind the request amounts that have been rolling in so fear not.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:48 PM   #521
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We've requested Oak manor (reserved royal rooms, river view) for our trip in February - up to 9 rooms now for all the in-laws and some good friends who are coming with us. Our strategy is to go to the South depot stop as well - before the buses fill up (because we take up 1/3 of one just with our family). How is the walk over the bridge to the South depot - more or less than 5 minutes? We have a couple of slow pokes in our group.
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Yup! It's mostly my in-laws, I married in to a large family, and I'm the travel planner. Pity me please.

And I think it's going to be 10 rooms after today (another good family friend jumping on the Disney band wagon).
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Wow. I feel for you more... I wonder how they will cluster you all and still accommodate the requests or at least the room types paid for and still keep everyone together.
I had that same question for a very selfish reason. We have booked the same room category. I quickly checked our tickers and was so relieved that we will get our brief stay completed before your arrival date. Here's hoping everything works out wonderfully for all of us
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Can you help me decide which section to request? We have reserved a garden view room, but I am seriously torn between requesting The Magnolia mansion or AB 16/17.
To be honest it rather depends on where in the mansion buildings you happen to get placed. Some of the further out garden-view rooms in Acadian and Magnolia might be a bit of a hike to the main buildings, although closer for the North or East bus stops, whereas 16/17 (being smaller buildings) are all fairly close together and quite well located for getting to the South bus stop and food court.

www.portorleans.org/faqs.php#Choice might help you, but to be honest if you really can't decide which theme appeals to you the most, don't request either section specifically but request the features you would like - i.e. short walking distance to food court & bus stop - and enjoy the surprise.

Personally, I've stayed in both sections and although AB was my 'first love', I now quite like alternating on different trips as both areas have their own charms.

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I'll be checking in at POR in about 24 hours!
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I'll be checking in at POR in about 24 hours!
Have a wonderful time! I have 19 more sleeps until my first stay at POR.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:29 AM   #525
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I had that same question for a very selfish reason. We have booked the same room category. I quickly checked our tickers and was so relieved that we will get our brief stay completed before your arrival date. Here's hoping everything works out wonderfully for all of us
Haha - I know we're a large group, but we're very civilized.
We were lucky to get all adjacent rooms at CSR last year; it was a great arrangement for us to all be together. I'm not expecting the same at POR, but hopeful that we'll be in close proximity. We feel badly when there are people outside our family with rooms between ours, because we tend to go back and forth frequently, but we try not to create too much noise!
Our TA noted our desire to be adjacent to each other, and I'll fax in a request. But I'll leave it up to pixie dust to see where we land.
Hope you have a wonderful trip!!
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