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Old 03-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #1336
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I have booked a preferred room and don't have any special requests, so should I do the online check in?
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I have booked a preferred room and don't have any special requests, so should I do the online check in?
If your preferred, you will already be in the closest buildings to the main building, food court, and South Depot Bus Station. So that is up to you if you want to add anything.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:55 PM   #1338
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I didn't do the online check in and when I was there in the lobby the lines were just as long equally.
But there is much less work to be done for the online checkin folks (almost just pick up your Welcome Pack and go) so the line should move a lot quicker in theory. It does depend on how many CMs are available at the time of course.

But definitely do online checkin BEFORE sending any faxes - that way, any requests you make in your fax will take precedence over anything from the online form.

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Old 03-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #1339
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Requests

I know that requests are just that, requests but I wanted to see if this sounds like to much

room request for the Mansion Buildings (top floor, not near elevator or stairs), perhaps a corner room and one adjoining to it (since there are two groups in our party).

I really would like the Mansions but if we end up in AB, then so be it but I didn't think when I fax it wouldn't hurt to ask. Our original reservations made by our TA, have top floor, mansion bldgs as a request and didn't know if I should fax it again a few days before (we aren't going until the end of May but I am trying to get all of my ducks in a row.)

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I know that requests are just that, requests but I wanted to see if this sounds like to much

room request for the Mansion Buildings (top floor, not near elevator or stairs), perhaps a corner room and one adjoining to it (since there are two groups in our party).

I really would like the Mansions but if we end up in AB, then so be it but I didn't think when I fax it wouldn't hurt to ask. Our original reservations made by our TA, have top floor, mansion bldgs as a request and didn't know if I should fax it again a few days before (we aren't going until the end of May but I am trying to get all of my ducks in a row.)

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That definitely doesn't sound like too much to me. I requested one more thing than that and still got it.
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You are not alone.. I think my husband is on Disney overload from me right now.. We are on spring break so I have had a lot of time to indulge myself with planning for the past few days.
Me too!! My husband grounded me! I can only talk about Disney once a week and on Fridays!
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Thanks

I just don't want to be to "requesty" on stuff, I'm just happy that we can go (keeping fingers crossed), we had everything paid for last year and then ended up with medical issues/surgery with DS and had to cancel, luckily we had bought the insurance and got the majority of the money back. So we are knocking on wood and all that other stuff to hopefully get us to the end of May without any issues.
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I just don't want to be to "requesty" on stuff, I'm just happy that we can go (keeping fingers crossed), we had everything paid for last year and then ended up with medical issues/surgery with DS and had to cancel, luckily we had bought the insurance and got the majority of the money back. So we are knocking on wood and all that other stuff to hopefully get us to the end of May without any issues.
Well my fingers crossed for you! You can request, whats the worst they say, "I am sorry we couldn't accommodate that but we got you this lovely room."
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At least we're in Disney

I look at it this way, at least we're at Disney, we have a room, no matter where it will be at POR, just happy to be there.
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I look at it this way, at least we're at Disney, we have a room, no matter where it will be at POR, just happy to be there.
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Question Weird Question!

I have a strange question...I read on here a day or two ago that the ac at POR is not the motion sensor kind like at ASM, where we stayed last year. My husband is a loud sleeper and my whole family sleeps with a (loud) fan running, no matter what the weather is. I am debating on bringing the fan with us (we are flying) because last year at ASM it was a nightmare with the fan turning on and off on the ac unit. Drove me nuts and I had to run my iphone all night with a white noise app playing. My quesiton is, are the fans on the ac units loud and do they run constantly? I don't want us to freeze either but just need to make sure we will have some sort of "fan" sound running and it not, I will try and figure out a way to pack ours into our luggage.

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Well I have heard that some say check in but don't put anything in the room request portion at the bottom that may conflict with your fax that's all.

I didn't do online check in for just in case.

About the two room part... Have both confirmation numbers on this fax and names of all staying, you know the details for them.
We just would like to have connecting rooms, upper floor, close to main building. I don't want to request room numbers bc would like them the have leeway to give the closest options rather than limit them. We have rgr gv booked.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:10 PM   #1348
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But there is much less work to be done for the online checkin folks (almost just pick up your Welcome Pack and go) so the line should move a lot quicker in theory. It does depend on how many CMs are available at the time of course.

But definitely do online checkin BEFORE sending any faxes - that way, any requests you make in your fax will take precedence over anything from the online form.

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You two are the experts. So you suggest checking in now that I am in the 60 day window, then faxing at the 10 day mark? I notice Venom feels the other way. Is there a reason why one of you suggests faxing then chen in vs checkin before fax? We did online checkin last time and it was actually much quicker so we definitely want to do online checkin. Just very different advice so not sure which is best?

We will be there mid may. I know no one really knows but saw here people mentioned fastpass+ might be at POR by the time we go. Does one have to have done online checkin to take advantage of it? If so would that change the above advice in anyway? Sorry I ama type A planner. My DD has been sick a lot this year and has had a rough year. The girls have been begging to go back to disney so this trip is a birthday trip to them both. I am trying to make it really special.

One last question...our flight arrives 940am at mco on a monday. What drop is POR usually? What other resorts does ME usually drop off before POR? Realistically, what time would we be at the hotel? 11, 1130, 12? What time do you think we could make it over to the MK by?
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We are a family of 5 staying at POR for the first time. I am looking for suggestions to maximize storage space in our room. Since we are 5, I know the drawers under the Murphy bed will be challenging to use.

I read the ideas of the sweater hanger for the closet, and we always do a popup hamper. Is there storage under the bed?
Any other ideas? We are driving so packing practical pieces for the room should not be an issue.
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We just would like to have connecting rooms, upper floor, close to main building. I don't want to request room numbers bc would like them the have leeway to give the closest options rather than limit them. We have rgr gv booked.
Good call, I agree!
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