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Old 08-17-2013, 06:51 PM   #811
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We're driving down for our late September vacation. We're now thinking of bringing DH's truck so we can bring a mini-fridge we have to use in the room. We have planned all along to drive my car as it get's much better gas mileage. I wonder how the lack of a fridge is being handled at the deluxe and moderate resorts. I also wonder if they will get replacements before the values.
I believe the deluxes are done or almost done. Following that pattern, the moderates will probably be done before the values. You could always call your resort a couple days before you head down to see what the fridge situation is and decide which car you want to take then.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:04 PM   #812
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Is it $15 per night? I could use that and order a mini fridge to be delivered from Walmart
Ha ha ha, love that idea!
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:38 PM   #813
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I believe the deluxes are done or almost done. Following that pattern, the moderates will probably be done before the values. You could always call your resort a couple days before you head down to see what the fridge situation is and decide which car you want to take then.
Staying at Pop so I'll keep watching this thread and call to check before we leave. Thanks.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:36 AM   #814
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Just a heads up: I'm checking in 9/12 and JUST got notification that I'm now a part of Magic Band, FP+ testing. Oddly enough, I still haven't gotten my Mickey Mail either.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:23 PM   #815
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Why arent there fridges in the rooms? I thought that it was standard that they had them now?
I don't think its all the rooms. We were just there on Aug 5-10 on 3rd floor 60's building corner room facing the lake., and we had a working fridge. I went thinking we wouldn't have one or I would have bought more snacks and drinks that needed to be refrigerated. I heard a lot of people staying at the same time as us saying they didn't have one though, or they had one and it had a note on it saying don't use. Ours was in perfect working order..we used it mostly for the water we brought, or if one of the kids didn't finish all their food at lunch.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:35 PM   #816
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I received my magic bands and made my fastpass+ selections but I'm hearing horror stories. Should I be nervous?? Is anyone having a good experience with them??
Like I said, I was just there Aug 5-10 and tested the magicbands and fp+. I don't know what horror stories you have heard, but everything worked perfectly for us! We had a great experience with them. Every fp+ I scheduled we got on with no problems...even changed the time on one once when we were running late, did it on my phone on the bus! FP+ made our vacation so much less stressful, no running to get regular FP and waiting for the return time. Just go to your scheduled park, at the scheduled time and get right on the ride usually! My boyfriends kids loved it! And I was able to schedule all high priority rides at each park with no problems. They rode everything they wanted, sometimes twice, because we had hoppers and did 2 parks a day, so we went back to each park 2 or 3 times. We would go to a park in the morning, ride whatever we wanted because the crowds were smaller, go back to POP to rest and swim then head to the park for the afternoon/evening where are FP+ were scheduled. Except for the day we went to AK, I scheduled the FP+ for the morning there, we were on the safari before 8:30! So don't be nervous, I don't know if I was lucky or not, but it was amazing for us. Not to mention how good the bands work to get in your room when your hands are full. Going swimming without carrying the key cards, and how easy it was to charge to the room too. The boys liked using it to make their cars for test track too!
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Just went through the POP picture thread and can't wait to be there! I'm wondering if anyone knows about the christmas tree : when is it up? Is it only in December or we'll get a chance to see it early november?
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From what I've read, looks like the decorations go up in mid November. I'm not 100% on that, though. Someone could correct me.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #819
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From what I've read, looks like the decorations go up in mid November. I'm not 100% on that, though. Someone could correct me.
IME, Resort decorations don't go up as early as the park decorations. Some were up in mid November and they added right up until right after Thanksgiving...it was the last couple of days of November before they put the Biggest Lobby Tree up at POP. That was a few years ago...but that was the progression then.
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We have Chef Mickey reservations at 9:30am. Do the Disney buses run early enough to get us to MK to walk over to the Contemporary for our reservation?
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We have Chef Mickey reservations at 9:30am. Do the Disney buses run early enough to get us to MK to walk over to the Contemporary for our reservation?
Buses start rolling at 6:30AM.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:30 PM   #822
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IME, Resort decorations don't go up as early as the park decorations. Some were up in mid November and they added right up until right after Thanksgiving...it was the last couple of days of November before they put the Biggest Lobby Tree up at POP. That was a few years ago...but that was the progression then.
I agree. Resort decorations usually don't really go up until around Thanksgiving, usually right after.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:56 PM   #823
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We have Chef Mickey reservations at 9:30am. Do the Disney buses run early enough to get us to MK to walk over to the Contemporary for our reservation?
SOMETIMES the bus driver will drop you off directly at the resort. Last year we told the bus driver we were going to Chef Mickey's and he dropped us off there after he stopped at Magic Kingdom for the other guests. I guess it will depend on your driver/how crowded it is. It never hurts to ask!
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:52 PM   #824
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I don't think its all the rooms. We were just there on Aug 5-10 on 3rd floor 60's building corner room facing the lake., and we had a working fridge. I went thinking we wouldn't have one or I would have bought more snacks and drinks that needed to be refrigerated. I heard a lot of people staying at the same time as us saying they didn't have one though, or they had one and it had a note on it saying don't use. Ours was in perfect working order..we used it mostly for the water we brought, or if one of the kids didn't finish all their food at lunch.
We are in a preferred room today (just checked in) 60's section, first floor, no working fridge....but close to ice machine!
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We are in a preferred room today (just checked in) 60's section, first floor, no working fridge....but close to ice machine!
When we set up our reservations a few weeks ago for early October the cast member said we would have a fridge even though some of the web chatter said they were currently having problems.

I hope for all of us they get them changed out quickly
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