View Full Version : Another Port Orleans Riverside question
01-24-2008, 02:26 PM
So yesterday I was able to book 3 nights at the POR March 15-18. 2 couples, king rooms. So we will check in late Sat afternoon. Is there anything I want to say, do, ask for upon check-in? A particular building/area that's worth trying for? We have never been to WDW, and this is a very last min trip. Thanks.
01-24-2008, 04:15 PM
If you have any preferences such as a desire to be closer to the pool, near transportation, or a high floor, you should make those items known in your reservation notes. Call Disney (or your TA) and have them enter them in for you. At the same time, if you have any special needs, health considerations, or other requests, have them entered into the ressie notes as well.
Requests are never guaranteed and are reviewed a few days before you arrive. They do try to accommodate as many requests as possible.
01-25-2008, 03:37 AM
I'm not sure how they distribute the King Bed Rooms around the resort, though. Since you're paying for that, and presumably that's the most important, that's likely to dictate more where your room is located. MOST rooms are not king beds, so there may not be a lot of flexibility in your location...
But you can do what GusMan said, just don't get your hopes up too much, because in your case, Disney will be really limited on the ability to fulfill your requests.
01-27-2008, 10:24 AM
Well thank you for the info. I think we'll just leave it chance. :) We have just 2.5 days in the World... an added perk of a business trip... so I can't try to micro-manage things to much-lol. I just have to know this is a "taste" of WDW and someday we'll back w/our kids and I'll plan it like I do our DLR trips!
01-27-2008, 10:26 AM
Sounds like the perfect attitude for a short, first time, trip!
01-28-2008, 12:19 PM
I stayed at this resort for my honeymoon in '05 and loved it. I stayed in the Magnolia Bend area which I thought was the prettiest and it was right between two pools (but not so close that it was noisy). I agree with everyone above that it might be hard to get your request, but it doesn't hurt to ask! Just remember where ever they put you to pay attention to where the closest shuttle pick up is (they will give you map of your hotel upon check in, because it is huge!) I saw some people walking all the way to the lobby to catch the shuttle, when there should be a closer one to your building. Some people walk to the first one to guarantee a seat, but you should be fine (we always walked to the closest and it was fine).
And if this is a special occasion- mention it! We got a few perks as honeymooners.
01-29-2008, 05:45 AM
If it's important to you to be in adjoining i.e. close as possible to each other rooms, request a "travel with" be put on your reservations, to draw the room controller's attention. Adjoining rooms will not be guaranteed, and as Drince said, will be dependent on location of available King Bed rooms.
01-29-2008, 05:56 AM
Check out the site map at http://www.solarius.com/dvp/wdw/riverside.htm. I like to stay in Oak Manor or Parterre Place, close to the central area.
01-29-2008, 07:20 AM
Thank you... I will check out the maps and suggestions.
The agent on the phone did note we are traveling together.
02-12-2008, 08:04 PM
Anyone know how long of a walk it is from Alligator Bayou to the boat that goes to Downtown Disney?
02-13-2008, 04:10 AM
The dock is right next to the main building. It depends on which Alligator Bayou building you're in. Check out this map (http://albums.mouseplanet.com/GuidesHotelMaps/BLS000.gif) from the Mouseplanet POR page. The small buildings that look like they're made up of 4 blocks are all Alligator Bayou buildings - and the marina is in the corner of the L of the main building.
02-20-2008, 11:13 AM
Is there a pool view room at this resort or just river views?
02-20-2008, 12:19 PM
There are "water views" at POR which means it can be a view of the river or a pool. But to be honest, I dont think its worth any extra cost and its not like it is all that much closer if you happen to face one of the quiet pools.