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Old 08-23-2013, 11:12 PM   #3271
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DH and I will be arriving at POFQ 9-2. Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary! I have a few ?s. we booked a garden view- would a request via fax for a corner room get us a King? Or should I ask if an upgrade to King is available? Also, how much do you normally tip housekeeping. What transportation is best to Contemporary and Ft. Wilderness (Hoop Dee Doo Revue)? Should I take a taxi both ways? Also, is sending the fax on Wednesday 8-28 reasonable? Thanks in advance!

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Old 08-24-2013, 06:55 AM   #3272
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Amanda999, thanks for the pic of the fridge!
Glad to be of help! Disboards and Andre via his website is how I learned everything, and our vacations are so much more relaxing due to our ability to plan ahead (or, know what I'm in for!). And thanks for telling me it worked!

FYI to those with kids who love the campfire (marshmallow roast) at our PO resorts as much as I do: POR's campfire as of yesterday is "down" for refurbishment. Seriously. They are golf carting people to POFQ's campfire. And, POFQ has moved their campfire from the river view lawn area to a newly built firepit at the lawn area where they set up the movie. No benches surrounding the area like at the old area or like at POR. And, they are requiring parent presence if child is under 12 (understandable, but I often sent my kids off alone).
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:58 AM   #3273
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I have an 8:30 breakfast at 1900 Park Fare. Will I be able to get there from POFQ using the buses/monorail that early? I think the buses run early but maybe not the monorail? Suggestions for best way to get there?
Yeah, you should be OK. The monorail and the resort ferries will be running early enough for you. I'd allow 1.5 hours just to be on the safe side though.


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we booked a garden view- would a request via fax for a corner room get us a King? Or should I ask if an upgrade to King is available? Also, how much do you normally tip housekeeping. What transportation is best to Contemporary and Ft. Wilderness (Hoop Dee Doo Revue)? Should I take a taxi both ways? Also, is sending the fax on Wednesday 8-28 reasonable?
There are non-King corner rooms too, so if you want to ask for an upgrade then you'd need to ask if there happen to be any king/corner rooms available, could they upgrade you. Maybe offer to pay the difference, so they know you are not just asking to get something for nothing? And definitely mention your wedding anniversary in your fax.

Housekeeping - I tip $1/night per occupant.

Contemporary and Fort Wilderness - get the bus to the Magic Kingdom and then it's a very short walk to the Contemporary, or get a ferry boat for Fort Wilderness. Or as you say, taxi is another option.

Yes, send any faxes about 3-5 days before arrival (they won't do pixie dust room-category changes more than 5 days out, just in case more bookings might still come in I guess).

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Old 08-24-2013, 07:17 AM   #3274
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This + 1.

I'll be at POFQ from 9/27-10/2 and I'm looking at this as probably my last chance to enjoy things as they are, no magicbands! I'm sure we will have to use them for our trip next August.
I felt the same way too but knowing we won't be back for 4-5 years I started to get excited about trying the MB. Doesn't appear FQ will have MB when we arrive on October 19 so at least nothing new to learn!
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DH and I will be arriving at POFQ 9-2. Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary! I have a few ?s. we booked a garden view- would a request via fax for a corner room get us a King? Or should I ask if an upgrade to King is available? Also, how much do you normally tip housekeeping. What transportation is best to Contemporary and Ft. Wilderness (Hoop Dee Doo Revue)? Should I take a taxi both ways? Also, is sending the fax on Wednesday 8-28 reasonable? Thanks in advance!
To get to Ft. Wilderness I would recommend taking the bus to Magic Kingdom then hopping the ferry boat over to FW. It's super easy, you get off the bus at the MK, walk towards the entrance of MK and the ferryboats are right there. Beautiful ride on the boat.
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I felt the same way too but knowing we won't be back for 4-5 years I started to get excited about trying the MB. Doesn't appear FQ will have MB when we arrive on October 19 so at least nothing new to learn!
At least all of the details and kinks should be worked out by the time your next visit comes around.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:23 AM   #3277
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hello everyone. I've been reading here for a while now and really excited about our upcoming trip (1 week! ).

I have a question about online check in - it asks me what is my time of arrival and departure - we land 13:30 and depart 11:45 from MCO. What times of arrival/leaving the resort should I write?

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Old 08-24-2013, 11:00 AM   #3278
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I'm sorry, but I have to do this:

22 MORE DAYS UNTIL POFQ!
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:22 AM   #3279
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hello everyone. I've been reading here for a while now and really excited about our upcoming trip (1 week! ).

I have a question about online check in - it asks me what is my time of arrival and departure - we land 13:30 and depart 11:45 from MCO. What times of arrival/leaving the resort should I write?

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I put in 90 mins after the flight lands on arrival and 3 hours before the departure. DME will set your time to leave the resort for 3 hours.
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:17 PM   #3280
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I put in 90 mins after the flight lands on arrival and 3 hours before the departure. DME will set your time to leave the resort for 3 hours.
And add an extra hour to each of those for international flights.

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Old 08-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #3281
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Thanks!
We're flying in domestic so I'll put down 1.5 and 3. DME has our info so I guess the online check in thing won't mess with that right?
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:54 PM   #3282
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Actually I put flight arrival time as when we will be there and our room is ready for us when we get there.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:13 PM   #3283
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27 more days till our first time !!!!!!!!
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:47 PM   #3284
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Supposed to go to WDW in a couple of weeks with my mom but my dad has been in the hospital since Monday. Now, it was going to be a challenge leaving him for 4 days on his own at home before this trip to the hospital, so now we're actually hoping that he has to be in a rehab facility for a couple of weeks so my mom and I can still go on the trip. It will be better for my dad in the long run anyway, because we're going to DW no matter what, even if we move the trip to November so he'll have care this way as opposed to November when he'd be home by himself again lol.

So, send pixie dust our way that we can still take our trip, worry free.
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Do you have any family that could stay with him for a few days or would ins cover a home nurse for a few days?
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