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thumperjr9 08-21-2013 01:11 PM

Bring or buy a cooler?
 
We will be checking into POR next week and know there is a chance we won't have fridge. It's not a big deal for us, but would like to at least have cold drinks and milk for breakfast. So what I'm wondering is, if I will have any problem buying a small, cheap styrofoam cooler once we get there. We will have a rental car but I'm wondering if everyone is buying them, will they be scarce in the area stores? :confused3 My other choice will be to buy and pack a small soft collapsible cooler. Has anyone tried or had problems buying a cooler once there??

nkereina 08-21-2013 03:12 PM

I say take your chances and then buy one there if you need to. If you can't find one, you could even buy a small bucket and refill it with ice every day. They have been replacing fridges at a faster rate than anticipated, so I would not be surprised if you had one in the room.

mom to minnie&mickey 08-21-2013 03:19 PM

I was told at Music when we checked in Aug 4 that all gift shops sold the Styrofoam ones. I checked and they had them at $6.95. Don't forget to ask for your $15/night credit if there is no fridge in your room at check in as they will not offer it to you on their own. Have a great trip.:)

wiigirl 08-21-2013 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by mom to minnie&mickey (Post 49350257)
I was told at Music when we checked in Aug 4 that all gift shops sold the Styrofoam ones. I checked and they had them at $6.95. Don't forget to ask for your $15/night credit if there is no fridge in your room at check in as they will not offer it to you on their own. Have a great trip.:)

:thumbsup2

bettyann29 08-21-2013 03:51 PM

In past, I have taken the resort bus to DTD and walked to Hess.. About 5 minute walk.. Purchased a foam cooler and drinks, chips, etc and taken them back to hotel.. They've always had plenty.. I've done this on more than one occasion..

nkereina 08-21-2013 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by bettyann29 (Post 49350608)
In past, I have taken the resort bus to DTD and walked to Hess.. About 5 minute walk.. Purchased a foam cooler and drinks, chips, etc and taken them back to hotel.. They've always had plenty.. I've done this on more than one occasion..

Not to hijack, but when you get off the bus to DTD, which direction do you walk to get to Hess? Can you see it from the bus stop? I'm considering it this trip. Thanks!

thumperjr9 08-21-2013 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by mom to minnie&mickey (Post 49350257)
I was told at Music when we checked in Aug 4 that all gift shops sold the Styrofoam ones. I checked and they had them at $6.95. Don't forget to ask for your $15/night credit if there is no fridge in your room at check in as they will not offer it to you on their own. Have a great trip.:)

Ok that's good to hear. Didn't think they would have them in the gift shop....and surprised they are only 6.95 ;) I was just worried that so many people would be buying them that the area stores wouldn't be able to keep up with the demand. Also, don't want to spend my precious Disney time driving around looking for a cooler. Still keeping my finger crossed that our room will have a fridge!:thumbsup2

Nohal 08-21-2013 05:55 PM

Get off of the bus at the second stop at DTD which used to be for Pleasure Island. You will see the Hess station right across the street from the bus stops. It was that way last year but with the construction I don't know if this has changed. I would also like to know if it is the same as we are going in Sept. We always pick up some water, breakfast items, and beer.:drinking1

kaytieeldr 08-21-2013 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by mom to minnie&mickey (Post 49350257)
I was told at Music when we checked in Aug 4 that all gift shops sold the Styrofoam ones. I checked and they had them at $6.95. Don't forget to ask for your $15/night credit if there is no fridge in your room at check in as they will not offer it to you on their own. Have a great trip.:)

That's not exactly how it works.

Punzie 08-22-2013 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by kaytieeldr (Post 49354132)
That's not exactly how it works.

How exactly does it work then? Just read about this fifteen minutes ago and we check in POR in 14 days. Curiouser whats going on.


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