Quantcast POR Alligator Bayou Renovated Room Pictures? - INTERCOT Boards





Find out the latest news, information and rumours covering all of the Walt Disney World Resort. Draw on the combined knowledge of thousands of users in planning you next Walt Disney World vacation.  Ask questions, get answers, make new friends! Information on the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney MGM Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, Blizard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon and more! Detailed information and recommendations on Walt Disney World official and off property resorts, hotels & accomodations. NTERCOT's information central featuring Walt Disney World phone numbers, tips and FAQ's. INTERCOT's own store featuring INTERCOT apparel, Disney video and DVD's, travel planning books, CD's and more. INTERCOT's Disney World interactive section featuring software, the INTERCOT Insider newsletter, Walt Disney World Web Postcards and much more.








ICOT Sponsors
magical journeys travel agency
quicksilver tours & transportation
all star vacation rental homes
timeshare store DVC resales
sheraton vistana resort
buy theme park / attraction tickets
universal orlando resortAdvertisement
Strollers and Groceries
INTERCOT store

ICOT Affiliates
amazon.com
disney art
& posters
disney checks
disney store
buy one share of disney stock

priceline.com

proflowers.com

News
site search
headlines
past updates
discussion boards
email update

ICOT Other
advertising
sponsors
link to us
contact us
   






INTERCOT Boards  

Go Back   INTERCOT Boards > Resorts & Dining > Accommodations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:54 AM
We LOVE Disney's Avatar
We LOVE Disney We LOVE Disney is offline
Senior Cast Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Lake Orion, Michigan
Posts: 494
Default POR Alligator Bayou Renovated Room Pictures?

Does anyone have any pictures of the new rooms in the Alligator Bayou section they would like to share? We'll be staying in a preferred room at the end of June so I'm not sure if the room we get will even be done yet but I;m hoping
__________________
77-85:Day Trips at Easter
88:Fort Wilderness
91:Swan(Honeymoon)
99:Wilderness Lodge
00:Caribbean Beach
02:POR
03:Coronado Springs/Polynesian
04:POR/Polynesian
06:POR
07:POR
08:POR
09:Polynesian

12:POR
14:POR
Reply With Quote

Please Support INTERCOT By Supporting Our Sponsors:
  #2  
Old 04-15-2012, 12:39 PM
Itchy's Avatar
Itchy Itchy is offline
Team INTERCOT Cast Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wentzville, Mo
Posts: 1,139
Default

I will send you a private message with a web site that has some current photos.
__________________
Itchy for another trip

Caribbean Beach 1989, 90, 92
All St Movies 1999, 04, 05, 11
All St Sports 2006
Pop 2007, 08 x2, 09 x2, 10, 12 x2,13,14
POR 2010 x2, 11
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-15-2012, 05:09 PM
Ruprect's Avatar
Ruprect Ruprect is offline
Cast Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 299
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Itchy View Post
I will send you a private message with a web site that has some current photos.
Can you PM those to me too? We're heading there next weekend and I'm curious. Hoping to get one of the renovated rooms obviously.
__________________
April 2000 -- ASMu
November 2004 -- ASMo (First time with kids)
September 2005 -- Pop
September 2007 -- Pop
January 2009 -- POR
April 2012 -- POR (Cramming 6 people in one room)
July 2014 -- Pop (12 days in Disney)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-16-2012, 11:31 AM
We LOVE Disney's Avatar
We LOVE Disney We LOVE Disney is offline
Senior Cast Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Lake Orion, Michigan
Posts: 494
Default

Thanks for the link

Looks like they took away all of the storage, I wonder who's brilliant idea that was

We have 5 people there for 2 weeks so we can't live out of the suitcase! This should be interesting............
__________________
77-85:Day Trips at Easter
88:Fort Wilderness
91:Swan(Honeymoon)
99:Wilderness Lodge
00:Caribbean Beach
02:POR
03:Coronado Springs/Polynesian
04:POR/Polynesian
06:POR
07:POR
08:POR
09:Polynesian

12:POR
14:POR
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-16-2012, 05:41 PM
Itchy's Avatar
Itchy Itchy is offline
Team INTERCOT Cast Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wentzville, Mo
Posts: 1,139
Smile

Your welcome, glad I could help.

As far as storage being reduced I have found that when they refurbished the values they down sided the dressers there as well..

Now instead of having room for our clothes and purchases we just have room for clothes.

I prefer to put some purchase out of sight, out of mind.

But on the upside they now have the mini fridges in the values...

Happy planning, I have 39 days till my first visit and 136 till the next...
__________________
Itchy for another trip

Caribbean Beach 1989, 90, 92
All St Movies 1999, 04, 05, 11
All St Sports 2006
Pop 2007, 08 x2, 09 x2, 10, 12 x2,13,14
POR 2010 x2, 11
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-16-2012, 07:26 PM
spinnerf's Avatar
spinnerf spinnerf is offline
Senior Cast Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Brooklyn NY
Posts: 369
Default

There is a loss of storage but there are 3 rather large and deep drawers under the trundle. They are so deep we forgot a heap of clothes and Disney called us a week later that they found them and shipped them back to me.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-29-2012, 11:59 PM
disneymomma2010's Avatar
disneymomma2010 disneymomma2010 is offline
Senior Cast Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: athens, tn
Posts: 431
Default

Im seriously bummed out by the lose of storage! I was so excited about moving to POR from CSR, we had to because my mother in law is joining us, making us 5. How are we going to fit all of our clothes in 3 drawers?! Not good! Looks like Im going to have to pack hangers.
__________________
1994 POFQ
2003 ALL STARS SPORTS
2007 OFF SITE
Sept. 2009 POP
Oct. 2010 POR
Oct.2011 POR
Sept. 2012 POR
Sept. 2013 POR
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-30-2012, 09:40 AM
Ruprect's Avatar
Ruprect Ruprect is offline
Cast Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 299
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneymomma2010 View Post
Im seriously bummed out by the lose of storage! I was so excited about moving to POR from CSR, we had to because my mother in law is joining us, making us 5. How are we going to fit all of our clothes in 3 drawers?! Not good! Looks like Im going to have to pack hangers.
We just got back from there. The drawers were basically useless. Another problem is that there isn't a lot of floor space to put suitcases. We ended up with 2 suitcases on top of the air conditioner and 3 on the floor in the bathroom under the hangers.

On the other hand we preferred the new "trundle bed" location and my daughter (8.5 years old) was very comfortable on it.
__________________
April 2000 -- ASMu
November 2004 -- ASMo (First time with kids)
September 2005 -- Pop
September 2007 -- Pop
January 2009 -- POR
April 2012 -- POR (Cramming 6 people in one room)
July 2014 -- Pop (12 days in Disney)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-30-2012, 10:53 AM
sommer sommer is offline
Cast Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 76
Default

We were there in Feb. and didn't have a problem with the lack of drawers, although I am not one to unpack while on vacation. We put one bag under the clothes hangers, hung up our jackets, kept shoes under the table, one bag on a chair and another on the side of the airconditioner. Backpacks and travel bags that weren't needed were put on the side of the bed. I put our dirtly clothes way in the back corner under the clothes hanger. We stayed neat and organized for 8 nights. I also packed lighly so we didn't have a ton of luggage. The new trundle bed & queen beds are so nice - we loved the new rooms!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-30-2012, 11:56 AM
We LOVE Disney's Avatar
We LOVE Disney We LOVE Disney is offline
Senior Cast Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Lake Orion, Michigan
Posts: 494
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneymomma2010 View Post
Im seriously bummed out by the lose of storage! I was so excited about moving to POR from CSR, we had to because my mother in law is joining us, making us 5. How are we going to fit all of our clothes in 3 drawers?! Not good! Looks like Im going to have to pack hangers.
I am with you on this!

I am definitely bringing hangers but I am also bringing 2 of those sweater holders you hang in closets. I will put shirts or shorts on the "shelves" of them for some extra storage. I will be using the drawers they have for stuff I don't care if it gets wrinkled.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruprect View Post
We just got back from there. The drawers were basically useless. Another problem is that there isn't a lot of floor space to put suitcases. We ended up with 2 suitcases on top of the air conditioner and 3 on the floor in the bathroom under the hangers.
Is there room under the beds for empty suitcases?
__________________
77-85:Day Trips at Easter
88:Fort Wilderness
91:Swan(Honeymoon)
99:Wilderness Lodge
00:Caribbean Beach
02:POR
03:Coronado Springs/Polynesian
04:POR/Polynesian
06:POR
07:POR
08:POR
09:Polynesian

12:POR
14:POR
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-30-2012, 06:00 PM
disneymomma2010's Avatar
disneymomma2010 disneymomma2010 is offline
Senior Cast Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: athens, tn
Posts: 431
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by We LOVE Disney View Post
I am with you on this!

I am definitely bringing hangers but I am also bringing 2 of those sweater holders you hang in closets. I will put shirts or shorts on the "shelves" of them for some extra storage. I will be using the drawers they have for stuff I don't care if it gets wrinkled.



Is there room under the beds for empty suitcases?
That's what I was wondering. Im pretty sure we put our suitcases under the beds last year............good idea on the sweater holders! You know, I like the new trundles and the queen beds but didn't they realize that this was going to be a huge problem and inconvience to guests, especially knowing that most would be parties of 5 and need the storgage? We disney nuts know about it in advance and can prepare accordingly but what about all of the families that don't know and show up with no where to put their things?
__________________
1994 POFQ
2003 ALL STARS SPORTS
2007 OFF SITE
Sept. 2009 POP
Oct. 2010 POR
Oct.2011 POR
Sept. 2012 POR
Sept. 2013 POR
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-30-2012, 10:46 PM
Ruprect's Avatar
Ruprect Ruprect is offline
Cast Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 299
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by We LOVE Disney View Post
Is there room under the beds for empty suitcases?
My wife and I were trying to recall for sure but we're only about 90% sure that access to under the beds was blocked off. Which with having 4 children for us just meant less lost stuff.
__________________
April 2000 -- ASMu
November 2004 -- ASMo (First time with kids)
September 2005 -- Pop
September 2007 -- Pop
January 2009 -- POR
April 2012 -- POR (Cramming 6 people in one room)
July 2014 -- Pop (12 days in Disney)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-01-2012, 11:56 AM
We LOVE Disney's Avatar
We LOVE Disney We LOVE Disney is offline
Senior Cast Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Lake Orion, Michigan
Posts: 494
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruprect View Post
My wife and I were trying to recall for sure but we're only about 90% sure that access to under the beds was blocked off. Which with having 4 children for us just meant less lost stuff.
I don't understand why they would block access to UNDER the beds AND take away storage
__________________
77-85:Day Trips at Easter
88:Fort Wilderness
91:Swan(Honeymoon)
99:Wilderness Lodge
00:Caribbean Beach
02:POR
03:Coronado Springs/Polynesian
04:POR/Polynesian
06:POR
07:POR
08:POR
09:Polynesian

12:POR
14:POR
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-06-2012, 10:32 PM
Dsnygirl's Avatar
Dsnygirl Dsnygirl is offline
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Marcellus, NY
Posts: 8,429
Smile

Glad I found this thread... when I saw the new pics of the refurbed rooms, I was SO disappointed to see no dressers!! We are a family of 4, so have NO use for the trundle and although we think it is great for families of 5 to have this option, I think they should have put dressers in some of the rooms and not made them ALL trundle rooms. Grrrr....

Quote:
Originally Posted by We LOVE Disney View Post
I am definitely bringing hangers but I am also bringing 2 of those sweater holders you hang in closets. I will put shirts or shorts on the "shelves" of them for some extra storage. I will be using the drawers they have for stuff I don't care if it gets wrinkled.
I think this is a GREAT idea, and it saved our desire to stay here... we do not travel light and really like to have places to put our things, as we don't like living out of suitcases when we're somewhere for 8 or 9 days. We'll use the drawers for socks, uw, pj's and the like... my DH and I can use one for t's and his b'ball caps, etc... but to have a sweater holder for the girls' things will be perfect.

As far as the "under the bed" thing -- we've been going to Disney for years and have yet to be able to put anything under the beds. We've always had to stack our suitcases in a corner, or in the corner of the "closet" area... I'm not sure this is very new, although we have stayed primarily at CBR and AKL. My visits to the All Star Resorts were short enough that I never really unpacked, and thus never checked out what was under the bed. I do, however, remember always thinking that I was kicking something as I pulled the sheets up each morning... ?? I'm wondering if it's a cleanliness thing... if so, I'll deal with less space if it means less bugs!
__________________
Blythe
Intercot Staff

Past trips -
3x offsite,May 06 CBR,Oct 07 I'cot 10,Dec 08 CBR,Jan 09 ASMu,Oct 09 CBR/AKL,Jan 11 AsMu,Aug 11 CBR, Oct 11 AKL,Oct 12 I'cot 15,Aug 13 CBR

Next -
Aug '14 mini AKL trip + "mini trips" as we research the area :)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-25-2012, 11:05 AM
The Hitchhiking Ghost's Avatar
The Hitchhiking Ghost The Hitchhiking Ghost is offline
Team INTERCOT Cast Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,052
Default

With the free dining pin code that we received, we booked a 10 night stay at POR-AB (we are family of 5). We stayed at POR-AB in 2010 before the refurbishment, and all I can say is that "our family doesn't travel light".

My DW just fund a really good website with photos of the refurbished rooms, and I pretty much second what everyone here has said. I don't know that I've ever been in a hotel with so little functional storage space. I know there are limits and the new murphy bed looks more comfortable and convenient then the old pull-out trundle, but the trade-off is pretty extreme.

What hasn't been mentioned is that in the photos I saw that they kept the small shelf with the hooks, unfortunately they also parked the redesigned fridge and shelf cabinet right underneath it, essentially rendering it completely useless! Possibly you could hang a backpack or something on it, but anything the length of a jacket/wind breaker will hit the top of the fridge. Looks like they didn't want the added cost in time/expense to remove/relocate these hooks. They look nice but have lost most of their functionality.

Fortunately we have 5 months to think of ways to save space. Its going to be interesting, that's for certain.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This Thread On Social Media:

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.



      .......................................................................................................

Copyright 1997-2009 Levelbest Communications
This site is not an official Disney site.
disclaimer/privacy statement