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My2QTs
10-10-2008, 04:24 PM
Do the rooms or do the room not have refrigerators? Ive been told two different answers. Yes by dissers, no by a CM. What's the verdict??

Gary M
10-10-2008, 04:27 PM
Yes, they do have them.

Kimberle
10-10-2008, 04:28 PM
All deluxe and mod rooms have fridges and coffee pots.

safetymom
10-10-2008, 05:02 PM
Yes they have them. I can dig out a picture if that will help.

tigger_03
10-10-2008, 05:17 PM
We were told they all had refrigerators in them. Our courtyard view room had a refrigerator.

stephgles
10-10-2008, 05:23 PM
My woods view had one

disneyloveNY
10-10-2008, 05:28 PM
They definitely have them.

Mom loves Disney
10-10-2008, 06:01 PM
Both times we have stayed they had them.

mommyoftwo08
10-10-2008, 06:47 PM
I can quote on this from our last trip - even though it was at the Poly. Our room was supposed to have a refrigerator, however, it was far from cool. Our sons prescription spoiled (2 times, Yeah - TWO TIMES!) and we put a water bottle in it and the 7th day it was STILL not cooled off. I spoke with the manager and he let me know they were not refrigerators and he didn't know why they advertised it as that, that they were MINI - Frigerators and housekeeping actually called them Coolers.

That's our $0.02....Just be prepared that it is probably NOT going to be as cold as you would want/need/would expect it to be and then you should be fine.

tinkerrn
10-10-2008, 07:06 PM
When we were there in 2005, our room did not have one. it was weird, we had to call and have one delivered. Again, that was in 2005. Probably a fluke.

tiger4me2
10-11-2008, 01:38 AM
When I was at the GF club level we had to ask for a mini but it froze all the drinks no matter what the setting. Had to get them to bring another one up.

For one poster that manager was wrong it keeps the water, soda cold. Something was wrong with it he should have replaced it. This happen when I stayed two weeks ago at BWI.:)

CleveRocks
10-11-2008, 05:25 AM
2005 was a transitional year. Beginning some time in 2005, EVERY ROOM in EVERY Deluxe and Moderate resort got refrigerators. They are fridges, not merely coolers (the person who posted above had a combination of a malfunctioning fridge and a very weird CM).

Refirigerators in these rooms are as standard as TVs and carpeting.

SplashMtnCrew
10-11-2008, 06:44 AM
My2QTs....I couldn't find your other thread question about WL so I hope you don't mind me posting these photos for you to see on this one. Sorry about the first one being smaller. The first one is what we saw to our left from the balcony and the second one is the view to our right from room5147. :thumbsup2 And yes, I promise there is a fridge in all the rooms


http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd325/sparkleigh1/P1200047.jpg

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd325/sparkleigh1/P1200048.jpg

Brave teacher
10-11-2008, 12:18 PM
This is a pic from our room in February. I took a picture of the cabinet with the door closed, but I promise you that the big door on the bottom has a refrigerator inside of it.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/megantrahan/DSC01282.jpg

Mick&Minn
10-11-2008, 05:46 PM
yes you have a frig

GoofyFairie
10-11-2008, 05:52 PM
I thought I read somewhere that standard rooms don't have fridge, but all other categories do. We had inner courtyard and it had small fridge. Just don't it expect it to be cold when you get there- it takes awile, but it does the trick.

cannmom
10-11-2008, 08:15 PM
If your fridge is not staying cool call maintanence to fix it. We had to do that at POFQ this Sept. We had a prescription that had to be kept in the fridge. They came right out and fixed it. The knob to adjust the temp had been removed. I guess by the hotel because the maintanence man had one with him. He did say to keep the outer cabinet door open instead of closed completely.

Eeyore's My Favorite
10-11-2008, 09:11 PM
We had a fridge in our courtyard (pool) room. It was really cold when we checked in & we didn't have any trouble with anything staying very cold the entire time we were there. :cutie:

jenjersnap
10-11-2008, 09:51 PM
Since the remodel all rooms at WL have had a fridge. In early '05 - pre-rehab - we had trouble getting a fridge on arrival and it took a couple days for one to turn up. The manager I talked to assured me that this was about to become a non-issue with fridges permanently installed in every room as part of the remodel.

disney pro
10-15-2008, 02:18 PM
There are supposed to be refrigerators in the rooms, but to make sure you get one I would request it and have them put it on your reservation. And if it doesn't work ask House keeping for another one. I request a fridge in my room every time I make a reservation.

CleveRocks
10-15-2008, 02:23 PM
There are supposed to be refrigerators in the rooms, but to make sure you get one I would request it and have them put it on your reservation. And if it doesn't work ask House keeping for another one. I request a fridge in my room every time I make a reservation.

Although your doing so does no harm, I can't see suggesting that everyone do it. It's like requesting that your room be equipped with a TV or a window ... they ALL are standard equipment.

Think of it this way. Let's say you are a CM in charge of assigning rooms at the resort. You know that you have no rooms that have a special category of "no refrigerator," or if you prefer, you know that all rooms are equipped with a fridge. So one day you see a reservation with a request for a room with a fridge. You will ignore the request, since it is a meaningless request, since you do not have to make sure the room for that reservation gets a special category of room, know what I mean??? The rooms assigner isn't going to physically inspect a room 4 days in advance and then and only then assign that specific room to you.

Or let's say you're a front desk CM who is checking someone in, and you notice that request on their reservation. You match that person up with the next available room ... and since you have no list or category of rooms that DON'T have a fridge, there's nothing you can possibly do to ensure that that room has a fridge, know what I mean???

I hope I'm making sense, and I hope I'm not coming off as rude. I just want to help you (and everyone else) see that making that request on your reservation can't possibly have any functional effect.

disney pro
10-15-2008, 02:37 PM
actually it can help asking for one. When you stay in a Disney Resort that does not have fridges in the rooms and you have to request one because you have to have one for your medicine. And Per a CM even at WL they told me that I could request one but that it was not guaranteed. Now I know that all deluxe resorts are supposed to have a fridge in the rooms but after she told me that I went ahead and requested one.

brergnat
10-15-2008, 03:02 PM
I stayed in a STANDARD room at the WL in 2007. There was a REFRIGERATOR in the room, not a cooler.

It froze our half gallon of milk. We had to turn down the thermostat control on it. It definitely worked just fine.

There is no need for such an extensive discussion on this matter. A refrigerator is listed as a standard amenity by DISNEY on their website for all deluxe hotel accommodations. There is a cabinet built into the wall in every room at the WL for the refrigerator. If for some reason, the cabinet is empty when you check in, simply call down to the front desk and request that YOUR REFRIGERATOR that you are PAYING FOR AS AN AMENITY IN YOUR ROOM be brought up. It is no different than the ironing board, iron, coffee maker, etc.

The CM's on the phone at the RESERVATION CENTER IN TAMPA don't always know what they are talking about. You are not talking to a CM at the WL, even when you call the "front desk" of the WL...

CleveRocks
10-15-2008, 04:23 PM
actually it can help asking for one. When you stay in a Disney Resort that does not have fridges in the rooms and you have to request one because you have to have one for your medicine. And Per a CM even at WL they told me that I could request one but that it was not guaranteed. Now I know that all deluxe resorts are supposed to have a fridge in the rooms but after she told me that I went ahead and requested one.

I'm TRULY not trying to be argumentative, but I just have to set the record straight. Of course, I was referring only to resorts that have fridges as standard, which means all of the resorts EXCEPT the 4 Value resorts.

Fridges became standard in all Moderate and Deluxe resorts in stages during 2005. It appears from your signature that you haven't stayed in a Moderate or Deluxe resort since that time. It appears you have a reservation in December of this year for WL. The CM you spoke with reagrding WL was not, in fact, a CM at WL, but rather a CM at a call center. Even though Disney publishes telephone numbers for each resort, those calls go to a call center; the CM answers the phone as if they are at that resort, but they are not there. They only let calls through to the resort if they can't handle it themselves.

And we could have thousands of posts telling examples of cental reservations CMs giving VERY WRONG information about things not specifically pertaining to resort reservations and ticket sales. So if the CM said a fridge was not guaranteed at WL, he/she was, plain and simple, dead wrong.