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Old 01-04-2013, 11:26 AM   #2071
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Personally I'd suggest just booking Preferred and requesting upper floor, non parking-lot view. No need to over-complicate things, and that way you'll give them the best chance of trying to match what you actually want, rather than trying to match a building number too.

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Old 01-04-2013, 12:17 PM   #2073
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We check in on Saturday (tomorrow!!!!) -- but we'll probably arrive at the resort around 11:30. I am hoping and praying that our room is ready by then -- I am trying to "up" our chances of that by NOT making any special room requests. (We are booked in a RR - Standard). Is this a good plan?

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We check in on Saturday (tomorrow!!!!) -- but we'll probably arrive at the resort around 11:30. I am hoping and praying that our room is ready by then -- I am trying to "up" our chances of that by NOT making any special room requests. (We are booked in a RR - Standard). Is this a good plan?

It might. We have only had to wait for a room once and we usually get to the resort by noon. The one time we had to wait we had a request.

I don't mind the wait, they gave us room keys and said they would call. We had our bathing suits in our carry on and hung by the pools until they called us. We got a call around 1:30pm but hwere having fun at the pool and didn't get to the room until 3pm. Our bags from ME were already in the room.
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We are leaving in 3 weeks. We are a 2 family party of 8 (4 adults and 4 kids 7 and under) travelling together. We booked Royal Guest Rooms and requested adjoining rooms. Any special requests I should make as to location? We only paid for standard view and want to be easily accessible to the main building, Old Man Island and the buses.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:51 PM   #2076
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Anybody ever use a pack n' play / portable crib @ POR?!

I was wondering what kind they have and what type of condition they are in.

I stayed at Pop Century a few years ago and the pack n play was absolutely disgusting - stains all over it (and I'm not normally a complainer). Of course I'm a little worried about it this time around!
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I posted some photos on the POR photo thread from my December 2011 trip. Better late than never.

I made a reservation for my favorite moderate, POR, for April 14-21. I can't wait to experience this resort as just a couple. It's so romantic We booked a king size bed because it standard wasn't available and king was only $89 more than garden. I requested non-accessible room (I had one on our December trip - I want the split bathroom), riverview (can't hurt to try), upper floor. I may change the upper floor to Magnolia Bend as I don't think I like the AB King bed rooms much.
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I posted some photos on the POR photo thread from my December 2011 trip. Better late than never.

I made a reservation for my favorite moderate, POR, for April 14-21. I can't wait to experience this resort as just a couple. It's so romantic We booked a king size bed because it standard wasn't available and king was only $89 more than garden. I requested non-accessible room (I had one on our December trip - I want the split bathroom), riverview (can't hurt to try), upper floor. I may change the upper floor to Magnolia Bend as I don't think I like the AB King bed rooms much.
I just looked at your photos. Really think we're going to book POR for our next trip...hopefully November.
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I think this is where we are going to stay. The only thing that disappoints me is having to stay in AB instead of a RR. I think my 6 year old would of loved that. I don't really like the theme too well in AB, at least from the pictures I have seen. I have read there is a coffee pot in the room. Is it a single cupper or does it brew more cups?
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River view connecting

Hopefully Venomhatch can answer this. We have reservations for 2 River view rooms in AB and requested connecting. Do they even have connecting river view in the AB? Also last time we stayed in the Mansions on the top floor and loved the view, because we have five people I know we will be in AB, are the views just as nice. Should I asked for top floor or is there no difference in the view?
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We are leaving in 3 weeks. We are a 2 family party of 8 (4 adults and 4 kids 7 and under) travelling together. We booked Royal Guest Rooms and requested adjoining rooms. Any special requests I should make as to location? We only paid for standard view and want to be easily accessible to the main building, Old Man Island and the buses.
I would put Oak Building into the requests it is a little closer to Old man Island. I don't know what view or type room you have so cant make too much of a suggestion. But That is my favorite building.
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Hopefully Venomhatch can answer this. We have reservations for 2 River view rooms in AB and requested connecting. Do they even have connecting river view in the AB? Also last time we stayed in the Mansions on the top floor and loved the view, because we have five people I know we will be in AB, are the views just as nice. Should I asked for top floor or is there no difference in the view?
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We have reservations for 2 River view rooms in AB and requested connecting. Do they even have connecting river view in the AB?
Yup, no problems.

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If I remember correctly, there was a option to have fan on continually. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
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You are correct.
Is it intuitive that you can keep the fan on (Royal Room, BTW), or is it something like at CSR where you have to hold some buttons at the same time, etc. to override the thermostat? We like it cool when we sleep. Should I just buy a balloon to keep the motion detector going?

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While on the subject of coffee...

I know that the rooms have those Cuisinart pod machines now. For anyone who's been there since the change, how does the coffee Disney provides taste? I'm wondering if I need to go buy some pods for us to bring, or if the pods they're putting in the rooms are decent.

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Wow! Last time I was at Disney (a couple of years ago), there weren't any coffee makers in the rooms! I'm so excited because it's a short trip so I didn't want to buy a refillable mug, and being able to have a cup of coffee while getting ready in the morning anyway is great!
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Is it intuitive that you can keep the fan on (Royal Room, BTW), or is it something like at CSR where you have to hold some buttons at the same time, etc. to override the thermostat? We like it cool when we sleep. Should I just buy a balloon to keep the motion detector going?
No the fan will remain running. If you want the AC to keep going you may want to use the balloon idea.
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