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Old 08-27-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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Refrigerators in Values?

Is it true that refrigerators are now in all the rooms in the value resorts? My DH and I stayed one night at ASM the end of June and I don't remember a refrigerator, but from what I've been reading they've been added. This would save us a good bit of money if it's true.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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Yes. They are small beverage coolers; like a dorm fridge. They are located in the entertainment center.

Disney realized that with the cost to maintain an area to store the fridges, the staff needed to deliver and pick-up fridges, possible loss time due to injury, etc. it was worth it to them to provide them in the rooms and pay the electric. Fortunately, these size fridges take up much less electricity than the half size and full size fridges in other rooms, so it was worth it to them.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:31 AM   #3
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Thanks! I guess we didn't open any doors on the entertainment center. It was a super quick spur-of-the-moment trip. 18 hours of driving and 18 hours spent in Orlando...
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:32 AM   #4
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Oh, will a bottle of coffee creamer fit in one?
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:00 AM   #5
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I Believe all the rooms have a small fridge in them now

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:04 AM   #6
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:41 AM   #7
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Per the official WDW website, all value resorts now have a mini-fridge. Disney does not refer to them as a "beverage cooler" and I'm not sure where this term is coming from, but it isn't coming from them. It seems to cause confusion when it is referred to as one.

A bottle of coffee creamer will definitely fit, along with some other snacks, a half gallon of milk, some deli meat, etc.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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We kept a 1/2 gallon of milk, water & soda in ours at ASMo last May with no ice and NO problem with it keeping things "fridge cold". Just think of it as a dorm fridge with no ice compartment.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:16 AM   #9
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These look

like the one we had at POFQ this trip and last.

I wanted to add that we stayed at a Hampton a little later on the trip. It had the same fridge in the room but it seemed to cool much better than the one at Disney. When I opened it, it seemed colder right away. The bottles we added the night before were very cold the next morning while the bottles we added (not a lot) the first night at POFQ were not very cold that first morning. I took three and iced them in the bucket before we left for the park. It took awhile for the bottles to chill and I added a few each day to ensure I always had some chilled for two days.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:31 AM   #10
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we stayed at pop and had soda,juice and milk in ours and it stayed nice and cold. never had to go get ice as we had thought we might have to.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #11
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No, there's no freezer, but we kept yogurt and fruit in the fridge at Movies and it worked great. Nothing spoiled, and it was great to eat breakfast without the lines at the food court.
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If you do find that your fridge isn't as cold as you'd like, despite turning down the temp on it, try keeping the door to the cabinet open. Some of the models seem to need better air circulation around them to keep them cooling properly.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #13
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I find that the more stuff you put in them the more they cool. I do agree with a PP, keep the door open to the cabinet, I believe it restricts airflow to the unit.

You can't believe how excited I got when the Values got a fridge. I used to haul up a huge cooler with some snack, milk, water, soda and cold cuts and have to change the ice everyday.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:46 PM   #14
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I keep the cabinet open to help keep the fridge cooler. But mousekeeping usually closes the cabinet! They do not have a temp control, so can't turn it down to the coldest setting. I have kept my ice in there and it helps the temp. (Also makes the ice last longer also for drinks)
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #15
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How good are the fridges in the mod resorts then? We're staying at CBR.

We'll probably want to have some milk and juice in the fridge for breakfast in the morning.
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