Port Orleans Riverside Lobby Refurbishment Update

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Port Orleans Riverside Lobby Refurbishment Update

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » April 28th, 2012, 4:39 am

The lobby refurbishment now underway at Port Orleans Riverside will be completed in two stages. In order to minimise disturbance to guests, construction work will take place overnight between 11pm and 7am, which is why "Ye Haa" Bob Jackson’s show in the adjacent River Roost Lounge will be ending at 11pm during the construction period instead of the usual midnight. There should be no other impact for guests as the lobby area is completely isolated from all guest room areas.

Stage One: Monday 23 April to Wednesday 9 May 2012 [Edit: now extended until 17 May]

One-third of the lobby area will be separated off by a construction wall, however guests will still be able to use the remaining section for Registration, Online check-in and Concierge services. It has been suggested that doing online check-in before you travel may help speed up your arrival process.

(Thanks to Denise at MouseSteps for the photo)

Stage Two: Thursday 10 May [now 17May] to Friday 8 June 2012 (end date is still to be confirmed)

The other two-thirds of the lobby will be separated off by a construction wall and services will be split while this phase of the work goes on.
  • Registration (regular check-in and check-out) will now use the desks in the newly completed section of the main lobby.
  • Online check-in will be located within the main entranceway lobby during the busier parts of the day (9am to 6pm) and will return to the regular desks overnight until 9am the next morning.
  • Concierge services will be located in the front of the River Roost lounge.
Plenty of signage will be in place throughout the process to direct people to the correct locations.

Work will include replacing the central carpet and tiles, new 'open plan' modular desk stations for 2-4 cast members, new crystal chandeliers, and general paintwork refreshing and other updates. The overall nineteenth century steamboat embarkation hall concept will still be retained though, in keeping with the rest of the resort's theme and storyline.

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