Magnolia Terrace re-opens after refurbishment

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Magnolia Terrace re-opens after refurbishment

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » September 2nd, 2011, 6:00 am

The Magnolia Terrace mansion building should be fully re-opened for guests this weekend. Many of the rooms were brought back into inventory last week (some as early as 19th August in fact) and the remainder should now be ready.


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There will now be a short pause before work commences on Alligator Bayou building 36 on 25th October, which is due for completion around 11th November. Buildings 37, 38 and 39 will follow, all due to be completed before Christmas.

Early in the New Year work will start on Oak Manor, the first of the two mansion buildings which are to be fitted with Royal Rooms. This section is due to re-open by 17th February 2012.

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Re: Magnolia Terrace re-opens after refurbishment

Unread post by Fergie95 » September 7th, 2011, 2:20 pm

Very nice! Can't wait to see what the rest of the room looks like.

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Re: Magnolia Terrace re-opens after refurbishment

Unread post by cmanning127 » September 7th, 2011, 2:47 pm

Love them! We have a request in to stay in the refurbished buildings next week, hope we get them!
Looking forward to our POR stay in 9/2011
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Re: Magnolia Terrace re-opens after refurbishment

Unread post by dizneyamy » September 10th, 2011, 6:05 pm

Is it safe to assume the refrigerator is in the cabinet under the TV? If it's not located there, where are the fridge's in the new rooms? It looks beautiful and I can not wait to stay here in January!!

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Unread post by Admin » September 11th, 2011, 6:35 am

dizneyamy wrote:Is it safe to assume the refrigerator is in the cabinet under the TV?
Yes, it is.

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Re: Magnolia Terrace re-opens after refurbishment

Unread post by barryk1 » September 12th, 2011, 5:44 pm

Hi how did you word your request to stay in the refurbished rooms and who didi you send it to
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Unread post by genem » September 12th, 2011, 10:54 pm

barryk1 wrote:Hi how did you word your request to stay in the refurbished rooms and who didi you send it to
I am curious to know as well. Also, how soon should you put in a request? My wife and I have booked a WDW trip for February, and we're staying at Riverside for the first time. We'd really like to get one of the refurbished Magnolia Terrace rooms. Should we put in our request ASAP?

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Unread post by Admin » September 13th, 2011, 4:16 am

Put your request in as part of your original booking, or get Disney's central reservation center (or your travel agent) to add it as a request as early as possible. This is merely a few words or a tagged field in the booking system, not a lengthy request.

Your booking details should be transferred over to the resort's internal system about 5-10 days before your arrival date, after which time you can contact the resort directly to re-request your preferences if you wish. I'd suggest a couple of days before arrival for most bookings, adding an extra day or two for multi-room bookings. Many people fax the resort, or you can phone them to see if they can pre-block a room for you. Be polite and let them know how much you are looking forward to your stay. Let them know why your request is important to you, and how much it would make your stay more magical if they are able to help you out. Probably don't ask for specific room numbers, or if you do give them a reason why that room is desirable to you (so they know how to work out a suitable alternative if the one you're asking about is not free). Remember they have hundreds of rooms to allocate every day, so help them to help you.

Otherwise, single room early arrivals and/or online check-ins will be dealt with first in the day from the available pool on that day, so you may be more likely to get your requests that way.

Finally, if you're really not happy with the location you are given when you check in (ask to be shown the location on a map) you can always ask if they can look around for other options - even if that might mean getting someone from the back office to check for future availability and then waiting a while for a room, rather than being able to have the first one which comes available on the screen when you are at the front desk.

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Re: AB refurbishment

Unread post by gmom » September 13th, 2011, 2:03 pm

Does anyone know what the time table is for the preferred AB lodges (14, 15, 18) ?

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Re: Magnolia Terrace re-opens after refurbishment

Unread post by Admin » September 13th, 2011, 3:14 pm

Yes, see earlier news posting viewtopic.php?f=9&t=577. Basically work will occur during April/May 2012.

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Re: Magnolia Terrace re-opens after refurbishment

Unread post by Lisa » September 15th, 2011, 9:58 am

FYI: In re: to roll away beds in refurbished rooms @ Magnolia Bend: I just spoke with a cast member at Port Orleans and asked specifically about requesting a roll away bed for a 2012 resevation (we ALWAYS request one). I was told that we DEFINITELY would be able to have one. When I mentioned the rumor that roll away beds were no longer available she said she would have certainly been notified about that. So, she double checked for me to make sure and was told that there are no restictions on roll away beds. She even pulled up a few 2012 reservations that showed roll away bed requests and said if there was going to be a problem she would not have seen the requests included in the reservation. Can't wait for out stay this Feb.!!!!!

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Re: Magnolia Terrace re-opens after refurbishment

Unread post by laura_<3 » September 17th, 2011, 3:15 pm

I LOVE it!! Thank you for posting this.

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Re: Magnolia Terrace re-opens after refurbishment

Unread post by dnkshields » October 2nd, 2011, 7:48 pm

The room looks Lovely! Thank you for posting it!
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Re: Magnolia Terrace re-opens after refurbishment

Unread post by disneygirl » October 3rd, 2011, 11:23 am

I much prefer this room to the themed ones. Far more muted and relaxing. :P
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