Royal Rooms!!!!

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Spiveyam
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Royal Rooms!!!!

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Just returned from our stay at Riverside. We got an upgrade to a Royal Room.
It works to fax in a request...I had originally reserved a preferred room but really wanted to stay in
Oak Manor because we had stayed their previously. So, I had faxed a letter in requesting a room we had previously
stayed in and it just happened to be a royal room!! Magical things and wishes do come true!
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Congratulations - seems like dreams do come true after all!

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Sherrkel
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Hi - we're interested in reserving a river view royal room in Oak Manor; based on your stay, how was the convenience to bus stops (south depot from a river view roooms - front of the building) or the East depot? How far was the walk to the food court, and on to the pool? I'm worried about FIL who has some issues walking longer distances. Thanks! :)
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Unless you've got problems walking 200 metres,then you'll find it ok.First time we stayed at PORS all we read about was this huge spread layout resort.Rubbish ! In three weeks we return for our third stay and trust me,if it was that bad,I would be heading elsewhere.The grounds are beautiful,food court one of the best on Disney property,pools a plenty,OM & PP which are now royal rooms awesome.Have a magical time.
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couldnt agree more personally im looking forward to the relaxing grounds and a walk around it . picked the resort with that in mind :)
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Real mad hatter wrote:Unless you've got problems walking 200 metres,then you'll find it ok.First time we stayed at PORS all we read about was this huge spread layout resort.Rubbish ! In three weeks we return for our third stay and trust me,if it was that bad,I would be heading elsewhere.The grounds are beautiful,food court one of the best on Disney property,pools a plenty,OM & PP which are now royal rooms awesome.Have a magical time.
Thanks Mad hatter - have you stayed in OM? It seems like the river view rooms would be most convenient to the south depot bus stop, food court and then a bit further to the pool - is that a correct assumption? If we went with a standard RGR room we'd probably end up in the back, which wouldn't be so bad for me, but again, any few meters less than 200 my FIL has to walk is good . :D
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Yes, the River View rooms in Oak would be about the closest RGRs to the food court/South bus depot/etc. However some of the next rooms just around the corner from the River View section are classed as Garden View or Water View (swimming pool) so you could book those and request a room as close as possible to that bridge to the main buildings, mentioning that this is for mobility/accessibility reasons.

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I believe you mentioned in another post having stayed at the Coronado Springs resort, having stayed at both myself unless you were in the 9B or 1D buildings in CS you really will have a much shorter walking regimen as far as the main building and bus stops. While it looks bigger in some representations I assure you that the layout is much more compact than you might expect and easier to navigate than the CS.
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Admin wrote:Yes, the River View rooms in Oak would be about the closest RGRs to the food court/South bus depot/etc. However some of the next rooms just around the corner from the River View section are classed as Garden View or Water View (swimming pool) so you could book those and request a room as close as possible to that bridge to the main buildings, mentioning that this is for mobility/accessibility reasons.

Andre
UnlikelyDisFan wrote:I believe you mentioned in another post having stayed at the Coronado Springs resort, having stayed at both myself unless you were in the 9B or 1D buildings in CS you really will have a much shorter walking regimen as far as the main building and bus stops. While it looks bigger in some representations I assure you that the layout is much more compact than you might expect and easier to navigate than the CS.
Thank you both - we'd really like to try the royal rooms but were just nervous about the walking for my FIL, I feel better knowing it's not that bad :)
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Real mad hatter wrote:Unless you've got problems walking 200 metres,then you'll find it ok.First time we stayed at PORS all we read about was this huge spread layout resort.Rubbish ! In three weeks we return for our third stay and trust me,if it was that bad,I would be heading elsewhere.The grounds are beautiful,food court one of the best on Disney property,pools a plenty,OM & PP which are now royal rooms awesome.Have a magical time.
I'm totally agree with you.You'r 100% good here that the grounds are beautiful,food court one of the best on Disney property,pools a plenty,OM and PP which are now royal rooms awesome.Have a wonderful time.
Clifford...
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LisaTC
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Just a quick inquiry...I was looking at the photos of the Royal rooms and please tell me there is a pocket door to the bathroom area and not just a curtain! :o Thanks!
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The curtain is between the room and the sinks/dressing area. There is a solid door between that and the room with the toilet and shower. Not sure it's a pocket door tho.
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pdrazine wrote:The curtain is between the room and the sinks/dressing area. There is a solid door between that and the room with the toilet and shower. Not sure it's a pocket door tho.
Great, thanks! Can't wait. Just wondering if I should upgrade to garden view or wing it and ask for Oak Manor ...don't know what to do!
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