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Old 09-11-2012, 05:15 PM   #811
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No, they are not bigger, although they can feel a bit more spacious due to more light coming from that extra window.

The only rooms that do have any difference in overall floor space are the few in which they have 'bumped out' the indented alcove next to the front door. This was done for Accessible rooms where they needed to accommodate an additional wardrobe plus the new queen size beds, but still allow space for a wheelchair. However the practical layout of the resort means that if one room of a pair was modified, they also needed to do the same with the next-door room - so on rare occasions you might find yourself in a regular room which also has the extra bumped out area (next door to an Accessible room). It's not a massive difference, but it does add a few square feet to the room.

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Old 09-11-2012, 06:24 PM   #812
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The corner rooms do feel bigger which is why we like to request a corner room. So far, we've managed to always get one.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #813
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The corner rooms do feel bigger which is why we like to request a corner room. So far, we've managed to always get one.
Are the corner rooms only King rooms? Or are there some Double Queen rooms?
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Are the corner rooms only King rooms? Or are there some Double Queen rooms?
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They can be either.
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experience with late check-out? I am trying to plan our trip next summer and wonder if a late check-out is doable.
3 of our 4 trips since 2009 we have asked for and received a late check-out. PP is correct that it is up to Housekeeping. Each time I requested it I was able to have it confirmed the evening before check-out. We were granted a 2 hour extension in each case, until 1 pm. Those stays were at the Poly and AKL but I doubt that made any difference.
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We are booked at POFQ for Dec 9-15 in a river view room. Is there one specifically we should request to be away from the boat dock? We have a toddler (will be around 18 months by then) so he'll be in bed by around 8pm or so and I know the boats run later and don't want the horns to wake him up, etc.

Aside from the horns we could care less which building or room we are in - walking a little farther doesn't bother us a bit, especially in such a small resort.
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We are booked at POFQ for Dec 9-15 in a river view room. Is there one specifically we should request to be away from the boat dock?
To be honest it's not really a big issue (the doors in moderates are pretty solid!) but if you are concerned then I would avoid building 2 (and maybe 5). 1 and 7 are the furthest away, but I think I'd suggest a river view in 6 would be a nice choice for less noise but still not too far to walk.

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Question about Snack (DP) at POFQ

Hubs and I plan on using our snack credits to have a simple breakfast in the morning. (Since we have coffee in our room, we don't need a beverage.) Does anyone know what counts as a snack at the POFQ food court area? The DP pamphlet says that cereal/milk counts as a QS so that's out of the question...

Last year this wasn't an issue, since we drove, we brought granola bars and juice boxes, but we're flying now, so I'm not sure what to do....

Any ideas would be welcome!
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Hubs and I plan on using our snack credits to have a simple breakfast in the morning. (Since we have coffee in our room, we don't need a beverage.) Does anyone know what counts as a snack at the POFQ food court area? The DP pamphlet says that cereal/milk counts as a QS so that's out of the question...

Last year this wasn't an issue, since we drove, we brought granola bars and juice boxes, but we're flying now, so I'm not sure what to do....

Any ideas would be welcome!
I know that you can get 3 beignets for 1 snack credit. Yum! I'm guessing you could get a bagel or muffin too.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:58 PM   #820
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I know that you can get 3 beignets for 1 snack credit. Yum! I'm guessing you could get a bagel or muffin too.
Well, I'm sold on beignets! I was born and raised in New Orleans, so that would be a nice treat! But, I wonder then, why can you get a bagel (with cream cheese, I'm assuming) and that counts as a snack, but one of those mini boxes of cereal with milk counts as quick service? Makes no sense to me.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:11 PM   #821
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You sure got lucky. Faxed room requests now end up in the garbage without being looked at. The best way to inform WDW of a room request is to call the main reservations line and have the requests added to your reservation.

I just want to save somebody else from faxing their requests.
is this true? what really is the best way to ask for a request? what is the number if we have to call,or the fax number if that is best?
how many requests is too many? I want a corner room,outer building,like 7 (near POR walkway area) NOT near pool or movies....
and I think top floor might be quieter than lower floors(?) what do you all think? I know it's not a promise.....
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but one of those mini boxes of cereal with milk counts as quick service? Makes no sense to me.
I don't use any of the dining plans, but I'm guessing that a mini cereal box would count as a snack, but the milk carton would push it over the price limit. So don't get any milk, and use the free coffee creamer from the dispensers instead, tastes quite nice actually.

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is this true?
No.

And for all of the other questions, you should find answers at http://portorleans.org/room-requests.php. Your fax can contain as much or as little info as you want, but just remember someone has to read it...

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I don't use any of the dining plans, but I'm guessing that a mini cereal box would count as a snack, but the milk carton would push it over the price limit. So don't get any milk, and use the free coffee creamer from the dispensers instead, tastes quite nice actually.

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I think I'll stick to beignets and bagels! LOL We're just trying to use our snack credits wisely, since we don't snack, but we do want breakfast in the morning. But, it appears as though it won't be super easy to do...(and I thought I was being so smart!)
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:16 PM   #825
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I'm pretty certain that faxing requests do indeed work. This past June we were booked at Riverside for 10 nights in a standard view royal room and 4 days before our trip I faxed our requests. In my fax I asked for Oak Manor 3rd floor and something close to the bridge. When we checked in we were given a wonderful river view room right by the bridge.
I consider standard to river view for free a great upgrade and I'm convinced my fax worked!!!

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