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Port Orleans Refurbishment Updates

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » August 23rd, 2017, 9:37 am

The previously announced Riverside Mill food court flooring replacement project has been delayed by one week as the newly imported tiling got held up in customs for longer than expected. Work will now commence on Monday 28 August. The first area to be tackled will be the carpeted region closest to the door leading to Alligator Bayou as that is the smallest section and will allow the company to evaluate how long the process is likely to take. Then work will continue around the back of the food court, finishing with the section closest to Boatwright's Dining Hall. A new doorway leading directly from the food court into the Boatwright's upper seating area has been installed to help deal with the potential overcrowding issues, especially at breakfast time.

French Quarter's food court flooring is also being refreshed section-by-section at the moment, the project should take a few weeks to complete.

The waterwheel outside the Riverside Mill is currently turned off for maintenance. The water course/trough was repaired and refreshed last year, and now attention is being paid to the wheel itself. The work will take about a month, during which time there will be scaffolding erected along the end of the building. The food court windows facing into the work area have been covered with cladding.

The large carpet rugs in the Riverside lobby are away for cleaning, they should be back in place within the next week or so.

The next round of guest room "soft goods" refurbishments will commence at the beginning of 2018 starting with French Quarter rooms (one building at a time) and then progressing in the middle of the year to Riverside's Alligator Bayou section, and then on the rest of Riverside during 2019. Changes are still to be confirmed, but they will include replacing the existing carpeting with hard flooring, new larger wall-mounted TVs, and the addition of smaller details such as USB sockets for charging mobile devices. More details and dates will be confirmed later.

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Re: Port Orleans Refurbishment Updates

Unread post by Admin » August 29th, 2017, 8:42 am

Update: French Quarter's food court flooring is also being refreshed section-by-section at the moment, the project should take a few weeks to complete.

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Re: Port Orleans Refurbishment Updates

Unread post by srauseo » August 29th, 2017, 1:42 pm

After staying in a refurbished Beach Club room with tile flooring and USB ports, I will say that I think these changes will be great upgrades. I did not notice any sound issues related to the tile flooring, and, since it's usually warm, you don't mind the cool tile on bare feet! It also must be so much easier to keep clean. I was definitely noticing a lack of plugs and no USB ports in our Riverside room last week. There were several USB ports easily accessible in our Beach Club room and they are so handy.

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