Bambi Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Nov 22, 2021
    Meg from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying at Port Orleans - Riverside in May 2022. Is there a place in MyDisneyExperience where I can request to be in the Magnolia Bend rooms rather the Bayou's rooms?

    Hi Meg,

    Welcome to planDisney! I am thrilled to see you planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I am happy to hEAR that you are going to spend some time at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside! I adore this resort. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous. You will be happy to know that you can certainly make room requests when doing Online Check-in via My Disney Experience. When I made our room requests for our upcoming stay at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, I was able to make two requests. I selected ground floor for the first request. For the second request, I had a choice of near elevator, near Convention Center, or King bed. If you do not have the option to select a specific building or area of the resort when you do Online Check-in, contact a Cast Member by Phone and ask them to make a note of that request on your reservation.

    Once you arrive and receive the alert that your room is ready, always double-check the assigned room. If we have not gotten our requests, I usually call the phone number in the text message alert and speak with a Cast Member. Although room requests are not guaranteed, the Cast Members have always tried their best to accommodate our requests!

    As you continue to plan, keep track of the operational updates paying particular attention to dining and theme park experience updates. Make note of your advanced dining reservation window and make those reservations as early as possible on the day your reservation window opens. I am always up and online by 5:45 a.m. Even when I am up early on the day that reservation window opens, some hard-to-get restaurants may still not be available, so be prepared. Cancelations do happen, so keep checking.

    Meg, you have time to plan! My family loves matching t-shirts, so we always check shopDisney to see what new gear is available. The other good news is that you may get to experience the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival! Just double-check the dates before your trip. Happy planning! Your next Disney visit will be here before you know it!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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