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Old 02-13-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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Microwave rental and refrigerator question

I am helping a friend to plan their upcoming trip to WDW. They are planning to stay in a moderate resort (most likely Caribbean Beach). She asked me about the size of the in-room refrigerator and the possibility of renting a microwave. Since I don't know the answers to her questions, I thought I would ask all of you!


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Old 02-13-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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The fridges are the small dorm-room kind of fridge.

When our kids were younger we used to request a microwave in the room and it was always granted. There was no charge. But it's been years since we did this, so I don't know if there is a set policy on microwaves now.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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Normally, the standard hotel rooms do not have microwave ovens in the rooms, but they do have them in the dining areas that guests can use to heat up food. DVC resorts all have either kitchenettes or full kitchens, each with a microwave oven.

The refrigerators in the standard hotel rooms (not DVC) do not usually have any sort of freezer section.
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There is a very limited number of microwaves at most resorts and are first come/first serve. You also are not supposed to bring in your own. There is a microwave for guest use in the food court.

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Do you know when you would have to request a microwave - is it something you can do at booking or would you not be able to request one until you checked into the resort?
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Originally Posted by minerva78 View Post
Do you know when you would have to request a microwave - is it something you can do at booking or would you not be able to request one until you checked into the resort?
I asked the CM a couple weeks ago about requesting a microwave in our room at the Poly and she told me that this request is to be done at check-in at your hotel.
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