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Old 09-21-2012, 02:32 PM   #3616
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Are the washers and dryers busy? Is there a best time to do laundry? Last time we were at DL (offsite), there were 6 washers and dryers and it was so hard to get one aside from doing it at midnight or getting up at 6am. Any advice? Thank you!
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Well, I'm one of those people who gets up and does the laundry at 6:00 a.m. There is rarely anyone else doing laundry at that time. I've only done laundry at Pop once -- at 6:00 while I'm out for a run (sure, I have stinky clothes after that, but I don't want to be breaking into theme park time!). I think there is a sign in the laundry facility that says how long the washers take to do a load, so I can time things well. When I put the stuff in the dryer, I go take a quick shower and get my Coke Zero. Then I'm done!

I noticed that people seem to do laundry while families are swimming. The laundry facilities are right near the pools.
Sandi ... this is exactly what I did in August!! Got up early - hit it at 6:30 am and did two loads of laundry, sat outside near Petals (used the 60s facilities), had my diet coke, my chocolate crossiant (yum!) while I waited. Only 2 others were in there with me. No waiting, and my family had clean clothes for the day!!

dillydilly .... there are 12 dryers and 8 or 9 washers .... this was the 60s one but sure they are all identical. I have also done laundry late at night, again it's not a wait.
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I am staying at Pop again this year JUST so that it is easier to get to the tie-dye cheesecake. My recommendation? Get it at breakfast and put it in your resort room fridge and then when you get back at night from the parks you have a delightful evening snack waiting for you. ..... I do that each night I'm there. Don't judge me!
LOL....I've never thought of that. Great idea....no judgement here
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:39 PM   #3618
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We have to be up at 2:00 am tomorrow and leave the house by 3:00 am But that will be ok as we will be at WDW & the POP
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:25 PM   #3619
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We have to be up at 2:00 am tomorrow and leave the house by 3:00 am But that will be ok as we will be at WDW & the POP
Isn't it funny how it's pretty easy to get up early when you're going on vacation? Maybe you shouldn't bother going to bed!

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Old 09-21-2012, 09:45 PM   #3620
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Isn't it funny how it's pretty easy to get up early when you're going on vacation? Maybe you shouldn't bother going to bed!

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Dh laughed at me last time. I can easily hit the snooze button for 45 minutes. My alarm went off at 5am- I jumped up and turned on the lights, said it's time to go to Disney!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:37 PM   #3621
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There's a couple of ways of doing this. You can call the reservation line if you booked directly through Disney and put in your requests with a Cast Member that way. If you went through a Travel Agent then your TA can put the request in for you. You can also do online check-in, but I'm hearing that occasionally there are problems putting in requests that way. I have a friend who's leaving in the next week and she finally gave up trying to do check-in online and finally called Disney directly because she wasn't getting the special requests pop up. I think probably the best way to go is to speak to a live person. Also there are some requests that aren't options when you check in online and I believe being near a smoking area is one of those options not listed. However, there is a DSA right outside the Classic Hall and if you've requested to be close to Classic Hall, you might be fairly close to that DSA. HTH!
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:41 PM   #3622
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no way! that's great news! i'm from Canada and our first trip to WDW is coming up Dec 12!!! Woohoo....I have a question re: cell phones and free wifi. i know it costs a fortune if you leave your phone on "roaming" in the US. But my carrier (Sasktel) says as long as there is free wifi you are not charged for its use. (for example, i can use my iphone at the airport on the wifi network without accuring roaming charges)....so i am assuming this is the same at Disney then? It would be great if i could take advantage of the apps that let you know how long the line waits are.



Here's what I was able to find out for you. As Sasktel has told you you will not be charged when using wifi either at MCO or WDW . Remember that using wifi is for internet browsing and calling via skype you can't make regular cell phone calls on wifi. If however you make a Cell PHONE call to home or somewhere else you will be charged roaming and calls from the US are billed at 95 cents per minute according to the Sasktel web site. Hope this helps you out.
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Well, I'm one of those people who gets up and does the laundry at 6:00 a.m. There is rarely anyone else doing laundry at that time. I've only done laundry at Pop once -- at 6:00 while I'm out for a run (sure, I have stinky clothes after that, but I don't want to be breaking into theme park time!). I think there is a sign in the laundry facility that says how long the washers take to do a load, so I can time things well. When I put the stuff in the dryer, I go take a quick shower and get my Coke Zero. Then I'm done!

I noticed that people seem to do laundry while families are swimming. The laundry facilities are right near the pools.
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Sandi ... this is exactly what I did in August!! Got up early - hit it at 6:30 am and did two loads of laundry, sat outside near Petals (used the 60s facilities), had my diet coke, my chocolate crossiant (yum!) while I waited. Only 2 others were in there with me. No waiting, and my family had clean clothes for the day!!

dillydilly .... there are 12 dryers and 8 or 9 washers .... this was the 60s one but sure they are all identical. I have also done laundry late at night, again it's not a wait.
Thank you all very much for the info! I have laundry to do for 7 people and this is really helpful!
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:12 PM   #3625
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I am staying at Pop again this year JUST so that it is easier to get to the tie-dye cheesecake. My recommendation? Get it at breakfast and put it in your resort room fridge and then when you get back at night from the parks you have a delightful evening snack waiting for you. ..... I do that each night I'm there. Don't judge me!
Thanks for the great idea! My dh just loves cheesecake. What a great surprise for him after a long day at the parks.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:38 AM   #3626
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We were in one of the 50's buildings. It was great. We were in the end room on the 4th floor, so we only had two neighbors and no overhead noise with minimal outside noise at night. I can't imagine how loud the 1st floor rooms are with pedestrian traffic!
We were in the 60's bulding (right behind Baloo ), on the first floor and we did not hear anyone walking outside our door (or above us) the whole time we were there. I am calling tomorrow to request the same rooms/area - hopefully it will be as quiet as last time.
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How can I find out the outdoor movie schedule for September?
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:44 AM   #3629
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We have to be up at 2:00 am tomorrow and leave the house by 3:00 am But that will be ok as we will be at WDW & the POP
this is what we are doing next Tuesday for our DL trip, my DS is not sleeping I will try. There nothing like it, the bees in your stomach the night before and the hours up until you leave.
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