Seeing your pictures of Muddy Rivers and the store, I just have to share my pixie dust story from my latest trip, because I was thinking of you the whole time it was happening! My trip was with my niece, nephew, great niece and best friend from high school. They were all going to be heading home on Sunday and I really wanted to finish that day out in Animal Kingdom, so at the last minute I added on another night. We were staying at All Stars and when I decided to do this, the cheerleaders had taken all the rooms, so my only option that I could afford was Riverside. I'm normally a French Quarter girl, but since I had never stayed at Riverside, I booked it. I had seen on here that you can call Riverside directly with room requests, so I did. I let the CM know it was my first time staying and I knew I wanted to stay in Parterre Place due to location and the fountain, so my only request was that building. When I drove over from All Stars, I still hadn't gotten my room ready text, so the gentleman at the gate told me the building number and I knew I had gotten my request. What I was NOT expecting upon opening my door, was that I had been pixie dusted with a Princess Room!!! I cried, I took pictures, I turned off the lights and made the fireworks explode, I took more pictures, I cried more, and the whole time I was thinking of you. I was waiting for the right time in your report, and seeing the CM at the cash register you talked about, I knew this was it. Because when I got coffee the next morning, he was my guy and gave me the "good morning Princess" that I hadn't heard yet in my trip. I spent the whole next day at the resort before heading back home around 4. I swam, had a drink and lunch and completely enjoyed myself at the pool. I'm a believer now that Riverside is all that you have told us it is!
This is such an awesome story!! Thank you so much for sharing it!! And thanks for thinking of me!! I feel special!!
Isn't he the sweetest!! I love seeing & interacting with him!!
I'm so happy that you loved Riverside!! It is an awesome resort & they have the best CM's there!!
Muddy Rivers-Lee & Ken
River Roost-Bob(of course!), John & Patrick
Riverside Mill-our Princess/Prince friend!!(I will find out his name next time!!)
I'm so happy for you that you got that room!! I absolutely love those fireworks!!
Thank you so much for sharing this--this made me so happy!!
Patti, I finally got caught up, as you can probably see with all the "likes" and "loves", LOL!
I especially appreciated the tour of POR,even in the rain it was beautiful and looked like "home" to me too.
The store at POR has always been my favorite. It seemed to carry a lot of merchandise and was so much fun to browse around there. I am saddened to hear it is not the same. Why did they have to ruin a perfectly good thing????
Happy belated Birthday to J. Can't wait for more TR.
Yes--it will always be home!! The weather doesn't matter!!
I totally agree with you about the store. It has been that way since they reopened & it's very disappointing now. Unfortunately, I think that's the way it's going to be b/c it has been like that since they reopened. Don't they get it--the more they have the more I'll buy??
Thanks so much!! Again, the "reason" for this trip was his birthday. He really got a present when he found out we were getting an extra 3 days!!
I got all caught up with your last few updates!!! You certainly had a fun day at MK and resort hopping. I told Pete that our next trip we must finally go for a drink at the Tambu Lounge after seeing your drink photos. I must look out for the PP at the GF during our next stay. We've never eaten at STK but will have to add that to the list of must try restaurants. Glad you got to see Yee-Haw Bob once again and soak in the ambiance of Port Orleans Riverside.
The Tambu Lounge is awesome & at this point pretty much is a "must do" for us!! Try it--you'll like it!!(Do you remember that slogan??)
STK was absolutely amazing!! We have a few steakhouses around here that we really like(Ruth's Chris & Napa Prime) which are excellent but I would honestly rank STK above those!!
I was so happy to be at POR!! My home away from home!!
Disney foodblog says the food is usually decent, but it's really LOUD and you can get better steak at the Yachtsman or Le Cellier, I think? She said if you like the club scene, it's great, but it is really expensive for what you get, and it's not the best place for families with small children....I want to say that kids aren't allowed after a certain time because it becomes like a bar? Or maybe it's just that it's really loud and expensive and not a place where kids will necessarily have fun...no theming, no characters, it's more upscale and less kid-friendly. So, sounds like maybe worth a try, as long as you have realistic expectations for your group. If someone in your group isn't a steak eater, or is sensitive to a lot of noise, it may not be for you. I love a good steak, so I've thought about it for our next trip, but I really don't do well with the club scene and a lot of noise. AJ did mention if you aren't a fan of the noise, there's a terrace upstairs that is more quiet.
Yes, it is loud but it has a really neat ambiance to it. We paid no more than what I would pay at Ruth's Chris & again, we thought it was excellent!! J loved it there & our waiter was so amazing!!
I wouldn't consider it a club scene but it definitely wasn't quiet. Our reservation was for somewhere around 5 so maybe we were there before it gets loud but it's not like they have a dance floor or anything in there. Actually, we had a reservation & were seated in the bar area at a table & we all enjoyed it!!
IMO Le Cellier has always had a great steak. The first time I ate at Yachtsman I was impressed but after the 2nd time I'm not in a hurry to go back!! I would go to STK in a heartbeat!!
Thanks so much for your input!! I love to hear everyone's experiences & get their feelings on things!!