Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 10, 2009
    Tammy from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are going on our first trip to WDW & staying at the POR with our 7yo & 5y/0. I was wondering about what would be the best room location to request for? Any recommendations would be appreciated and how far in advance do you have to make your req

    Hi Tammy,

    My family and I have stayed at Port Orleans Riverside several times and we just love it, the grounds are just beautiful and we enjoy the relaxing boat ride to Downtown Disney.

    POR has 2 main sections the Mansion buildings and the Alligator Bayou buildings, they vary quite a lot in their theming and I suggest you visit a great website to view in detail both sections. There is also a great frequently asked questions section including a map of the resort.

    Once you've decided if you prefer the Mansions or AB you can send in your room request, please remember it is only a request and not guaranteed. For the Mansion section we have stayed in both the Acadian and Magnolia buildings and they were both only a short walk from the food court and main pool. I have never stayed in the AB but the closest buildings are 14, 15 and 18.

    The best way to request your room/building is to send a fax to 407-934-5777 roughly 3 days before your arrival. Make sure not to include too many requests and to put them in order of preference, also being polite will help. If you find at check-in that your requests haven't been honoured and you are unhappy with your room location simply ask if there are any other available rooms!

    Have a great trip,

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Meet the Panelist: Jo,

Hi, I’m Jo, a stay-at-home Mum from England.  I am married to a PGA golfer and we have 2 children.  We enjoy every aspect of Walt Disney World and agree that it is by far our favourite holiday destination. The girls excitedly help me plan every trip. Learn More About Jo

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