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Old 08-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #2701
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We are leaving to fly home on the 20th. If anyone is here and interested, we have a small styrofoam cooler we could pass along if your room does not have a fridge. I could drop it off to you tomorrow evening/night. Worked very well for keeping our drinks/water nice and cold. Just PM me...

BTW, LOVE this resort. It is so far the nicest we have stayed at including the Poly. The CMs and mousekeeping have been great. Food court is really nice, the food is good and the Joffrey's coffee is soooo much better than that Nescafé crap. We haven't had an issue with the buses at all. Yee-ha Bob is awesome and we love John at the River Roost! We preferred the not-so-quiet quiet pool near our building to the busyness of the main pool. We got used to the walk to the main building quickly, gorgeous scenery. It really feels like you get a true break from the parks when you get back to the resort, very relaxing
Thanks for this review! We're booked at POR for May 11-17, and I've been worried that we were so spoiled at POLY last year that a moderate wasn't going to fulfil our expectations. Feeling so excited about our choice now!
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #2702
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DH and DD are planning on golfing 3 separate days, if we end up far away from the main building can we call bell services to help with their clubs?
Sure, but they won't take anything off-site for you (apart from to another Disney resort if you are switching hotels). You'll need to tip of course.

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Old 08-18-2013, 06:33 PM   #2703
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If I wanted to do a package with FD and then RO, how big of a pain is that to do?
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:38 PM   #2704
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If I wanted to do a package with FD and then RO, how big of a pain is that to do?
Not a pain at all. We've done this a couple times due to FD blackout dates.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:38 PM   #2705
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Not a pain at all. We've done this a couple times due to FD blackout dates.
Can you keep your room?
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:40 PM   #2706
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Can you keep your room?
We were able to stay in the same room 3 out of 4 times. However, the one time we didn't get to stay in the same room I did not know about linking the 2 reservations and didn't ask about it when we first checked in. Now once we have made our reservations I ask the phone CM to please link the 2 together. Then upon checking in I remind them we have a second reservation and ask if we are able to keep the same room. Since I have been doing that, we have been able to stay in the same room.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:43 PM   #2707
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We were able to stay in the same room 3 out of 4 times. However, the one time we didn't get to stay in the same room I did not know about linking the 2 reservations and didn't ask about it when we first checked in. Now once we have made our reservations I ask the phone CM to please link the 2 together. Then upon checking in I remind them we have a second reservation and ask if we are able to keep the same room. Since I have been doing that, we have been able to stay in the same room.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:46 PM   #2708
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Just completed online check-in! We won't be checking in until late (9pm-ish) and want to make sure they know we ARE coming. I don't know why I did it so early, but when I realized I was able to do it, I couldn't stop myself. Another exciting step closer. 48 days to go!
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:20 PM   #2709
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Sure, but they won't take anything off-site for you (apart from to another Disney resort if you are switching hotels). You'll need to tip of course.

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Thanks so much for the response. No need for them to take anything off site, Disney picks up the tab for the cab to the their golf courses...just need to get the clubs to the taxi, hopefully we wont be miles away and it will be fine! I apologize in advance to anyone sleeping in on those days as you hear the clickety clack of golf clubs going by.

What would you suggest for a tip for bell services? I know the cab driver gets tipped.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:45 PM   #2710
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Andre, just wondering if you knew if the new mugs were the same size as the old ones, specifically, the lids? Since the new ones only come in 3 colors, I was wondering if we could just bring along a couple of our old lids to differentiate between everyones mugs. Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:21 PM   #2711
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We're here!!

Arrived about 1:30, room was ready about 4. Requested and recd top floor mansions....with a working fridge! Resort is just beautiful! Cast members are all very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our week here.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:44 PM   #2712
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Red, blue, pink, green, gray, yellow and orange. I chose red, husband chose blue and our daughter chose pink. I would have chosen purple but it's not available.
Thanks! I'm going to have everyone pick their colors now since I know I will want to order them as soon as they become available. I like having everything all together before we leave!
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:23 PM   #2713
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How many Hot Tubs do they have? and are they all on the Island with the main pool?
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #2714
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How many Hot Tubs do they have? and are they all on the Island with the main pool?
If I remember correctly there is just one and it is on Ol' Man Island.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:49 AM   #2715
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I don't know why I did it so early, but when I realized I was able to do it, I couldn't stop myself.
That's exactly how I feel and why I do it. Can't help myself, and why would I want to?
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