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Old 05-10-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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Towel Animals

Hello!

I have a quick question about towel animals....

During our Mom/Son trip last year, we did not receive not one towel animal during our 5 day stay at AKL Since my son was 18 at the time, I thought maybe they only do towel animals for the younger kids? We still had the best time ever, but each time we came back to our room, we were looking forward to a surprise towel animal. I know it sounds corny but it's the little things that really make our stay magical! Even if it is just one time! Any input on if they are just for the families with kiddies? We arrive at POFQ on June 1st and we are hoping for a little towel animal pixie dust!

Thank you!
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #2
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It has NOTHING to do with ages.DH and I got a few on a kids-free trip, and none on our trip with our daughter.Towel Animals are simply a "pixie" dust type thing that the housekeepers can do IF they know how and IF they have time while cleaning their assigned rooms.It is not something that could be guaranteed.
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Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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age doesn't matter

I got one and I was by myself! (My brother and his family were in a different room.)
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I got one and I was by myself! (My brother and his family were in a different room.)
AWESOME! We have hope! Thank you for replying!

Bring on the pixie dust!
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:43 PM   #6
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Yeah it doesn't have to do with age, just the mousekeeper who is working on your room.
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DH and I have no kids and we always get towel animals.

When I went with 2 girlfriends after college graduation we got towel animals.

It's just up to your mousekeeper to do them if they ahve time.

DH and I never tip until the last day.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:44 PM   #8
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It doesn't have to do with tips neccessarily either...We tip daily every visit.We get towel animals about 50% of the time
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:47 PM   #9
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I think it depends on your Mousekeeper and how much time she/he has. We tip daily and I can't recall it making a difference one way or another.

If you like towel animals, try DCL some time -- you get one every night on the ship!
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #10
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RESORT TOWEL ANIMALS:

1) They are prepared by the room maid.
2) All maids are trained in basic animals.
3) Some have been trained to do advanced animals.
4) Tipping or not tipping does not influence maids making animals.
5) Animals cannot be assured by request or order.
6) Whether you get animals is based upon
. . . if the maid has time
. . . if the maid has the energy
. . . if the maid has the initiative
. . . if the maid likes the way you keep the room
. . . if the maid is an employee or temporary staffer
. . . if the maid is working during the correct phase of the moon
7) Expect nothing, and be pleased if they appear.
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. . . if the maid is working during the correct phase of the moon

:r otfl2:

7) Expect nothing, and be pleased if they appear.
And that's very true.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:37 PM   #12
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Also, try to remember that the maids work hard and are not necessarily doing the same rooms everyday. So, if you leave a big tip at the end of your stay it may all go to a person who just did your room for the first time that last day and not the one (or two) who did it throughout your week!!!!
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #13
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The only time we ever recieved a towel animal (that wasn't in the room at check-in) was last week at ASMo. Ironically, we'd always stayed Deluxe before and this was our first Value trip. Also, DD is now a teen and all the years when she was younger, we never got one. So I really think it's a random thing. We noticed our neighbors all had different ones in their windows too (like ours was) that day so maybe it was just a certain mousekeeper who was creative that day.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:37 PM   #14
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We stayed in a TPV room over at the Poly last year dd age 5 son 3 and never got one either. I think we shall get one this time. My daughter made mousekeeping some cute pictures and decorated the envelopes. Maybe we will get some this time
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:04 AM   #15
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We have stayed 3 times with the exact same guesst. We got a bunny our first night on our first trip only at ASM. We have never had a towel animal again and we clean our room ever day. We tip at the end. I don't mind though. We have so much fun at Disney anyway and I think the maids do a great job keeping our rooms cleaned up for us
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