Queen sized beds are coming to Port Orleans, new furniture and 512
And from Disney Blog:
A new royal bed design that includes headboards with special effects above ornately decorated beds and various icons associated with Disney princes and princesses throughout the room will further immerse guests in their favorite stories.
Generally, Walt Disney World Resort rooms are completely renovated on a 12-year cycle. The room’s “soft goods” – including carpets, fabric, and paint – are replaced after six years; and the “hard goods” – including furniture, fixtures, and flooring – are replaced after 12 years, which is in line with industry standards.
All 3,056 rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, including the 512 new Royal Guest Rooms, are undergoing a hard goods renovation that will be compete by June 2012.
From All Ears:
-- Walt Disney World is also converting 512 rooms in the Port Orleans Riverside Resort into "Royal Guest Rooms," inspired by the famous Disney Princesses. There will be bathroom faucets in the shape of Aladdin's genie lamp, headboards with fiber-optic special effects, and gold and crystal accents. Dubbed "storybook" hotel rooms, the concept behind these accommodations is that Princess Tiana (from The Princess and The Frog) invited other Disney Princesses for a vacation. Royal Guest Rooms will open in March 2012. You can begin booking the new Royal Guest Rooms in the middle of this summer.
In addition, the full-sized beds in all Port Orleans rooms will be replaced with queen-sized beds, as the resort undergoes some other refurbishments.