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Old 10-14-2013, 07:53 AM   #976
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Okay, I KNOW I am just missing it (lack of sleep with an infant LOL!)

Where may I find the fax form that Andre (I believe) was kind enough to make for us?
Actually I made it and its in my signature.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #977
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One by the main pool. But its not too small.
Thanks! That is good news!
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:47 AM   #978
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So, I'm pulling the trigger today and moving our reservations from CSR to POR. We want a RR (okay, I want). I'm so conflicted, though. We want to minimize our walk to the main buildings, but I'm afraid a pool view will be noisy, so am leaning toward river view. We also drive to the parks instead of the bus...I want it alll!!!! (whine, whine) So, at this point, I think we'll book RR, river view, and then send in a fax 5 days out requesting a room conveniently located to the main buildings. Does this make the most sense?

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This is what I did as well. Booked RR river view and I'll fax when we're a week out asking for Oak Manor, close to the bridge. I was going to ask for a corner room but I don't want to ask for too much or I figure I'll get nothing lol.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:01 AM   #979
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This is what I did as well. Booked RR river view and I'll fax when we're a week out asking for Oak Manor, close to the bridge. I was going to ask for a corner room but I don't want to ask for too much or I figure I'll get nothing lol.
In looking at the map, it doesn't look as though there are many RR river view in Oak Manor. Maybe I was looking at things wrong. I'm okay with Paterre, too, as long as I'm not way down at the far end.

We stayed at CSR this year and the room was sooo quiet. I would like to have that same "quietness".
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:16 AM   #980
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In looking at the map, it doesn't look as though there are many RR river view in Oak Manor. Maybe I was looking at things wrong. I'm okay with Paterre, too, as long as I'm not way down at the far end.

We stayed at CSR this year and the room was sooo quiet. I would like to have that same "quietness".
It does look like there are more river view rooms at Parterre. Like you, I don't want to be all the way down at the far end if I'm in that building. Not only because it's further from the bridge but there's also a road near that end of the building. It's part of POR, but I don't want a room near any traffic noise.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #981
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Hi, Just wondering if anyone children have done the Pirate Adventure, how was it? Also how far ahead did you book? Thanks!
My kids have done the one at Grand Floridian twice.
First time, they were 4 and 6. This past trip they were 5,7 and 9.
My 9 year old might have been a bit too old this time. He didn't get into it. But for kids 7-8 and younger- it's perfect.

I assume the adventure and experience is similar between the 2 resorts. We picked Grand Floridian because we wanted to eat breakfast at the Grand Floridian Cafe. Alone

They deck out a pontoon boat like a pirate ship, throw a pirate bandana on the kids and a pirate life vest. Practice their "ARHHH". They sail the seas and stop at various beaches to dig for buried treasure (this may be different at POR). Then they eat a snacky lunch (think lunchable or PB&J pocket) and depart the boat with a goodie bag.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #982
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We will be making our first trip to Disney in Nov and staying at POR. My DS6 is still a bedwetter. He wears pullups at night, but sometimes still gets the bed wet. How do we handle wet sheets at the resort?
One of ours wets the bed too. We just got back from CSR, and they had waterproof mattress pad covers on the beds (the softer, padded type with waterproof material on the underside of it). I saw another post on this, and many people who stayed at various other Disney resorts said their rooms had them too. Maybe it's fairly new?

I would think you could request one if your room doesn't have one. Disney's got them!
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any recent news on POFQ refrigerators .. testing my ticker if it doesnt show up im done trying lol

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Old 10-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #984
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any recent news on POFQ refrigerators .. testing my ticker if it doesnt show up im done trying lol

oy thats 25 days not 1 year lol
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:01 PM   #986
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When and how are you going to tell them?

I know how you feel. We still have 66 days to go. I've been keeping this secret since Marcy 2012. I've almost slipped a few times.
Well we havent fully decided yet on how were gonna let them know.... I know that we will be checking them out of school around lunch time on Friday. We will stop for lunch and let them know during lunch.... I thought of a few ideas:

1- Have my husband say that he forgot something in the van and go out there and hang signs up saying were going to Disneyworld...
2- Give them each an envelope with words in it and let them put the words together... Were Going To See The Mouse...
3- Give my older 2 a hint envelope and my 4 yr old an envelope that contains a picture of Mickey.... Let them figure it out....
4- My husband wants me to wrap the magic bands up and let them open the "gift".

Dont think I have thought of the perfect way to tell them yet...... We will probably be brainstorming this all the way til we pick them up on Friday...
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We are taking our first trip as a family to Disney in February. I was there when I was 4, but my other family members have never been, including DH. We booked a preferred at POR. What additional room request(s) would you make? I don't know if we should just hope for pixiedust and a decent view, or if we should make a specific request My kids will be almost 10, 7, and almost 4 when we travel. I know everyone wants things to be magical, and I feel a bit of that since I'm not sure when we'll be back. However, I feel like I'm being annoying by making a request even though I know that's pretty standard.

Would you request anything specific in one of the preferred AB buildings? I guess if I don't, I might end up staring at a parking lot for a week.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:26 PM   #988
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Well we havent fully decided yet on how were gonna let them know.... I know that we will be checking them out of school around lunch time on Friday. We will stop for lunch and let them know during lunch....
If you're stopping for burgers (or any round food!) get three of them laid out in a 'Mickey-head' shape and have a laugh about it being like Mickey Mouse, mentioning that reminds you of Walt Disney World and the Hidden Mickeys that they have there... wouldn't it be great to go there sometime, kids? And when the kids say yes (I do hope they say yes!) tell them "OK, how about right now?".


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We booked a preferred at POR. What additional room request(s) would you make? I don't know if we should just hope for pixiedust and a decent view, or if we should make a specific request
Don't overthink things; if you don't have any other particular criteria, just request "a nice view rather than the parking lot please".

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Old 10-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #989
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Can anyone confirm the shipping address for Riverside for having cases of water shipped directly to the room? Thank you.
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If you're stopping for burgers (or any round food!) get three of them laid out in a 'Mickey-head' shape and have a laugh about it being like Mickey Mouse, mentioning that reminds you of Walt Disney World and the Hidden Mickeys that they have there... wouldn't it be great to go there sometime, kids? And when the kids say yes (I do hope they say yes!) tell them "OK, how about right now?".

I love this idea! It makes me wish our kids didn't already know we are going!
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