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Old 02-01-2013, 03:56 AM   #1411
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Does anyone know if they make towel animals at porfq
They sometimes do so, yes. But please consider it as a lovely little pixie-dust extra should you happen to be given one though, don't expect it.

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:25 AM   #1412
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Does anyone know rough idea of tempture come September.My youngest son struggles with cold and in uk .in a normal indoor heated pool or even tropical leisure centre requires a wetsuit for anything more than 5 mins or he does a smurf look

wondering If i will need to bring it with us

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:28 AM   #1413
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Does anyone know rough idea of tempture come September.My youngest son struggles with cold and in uk .in a normal indoor heated pool or even tropical leisure centre requires a wetsuit for anything more than 5 mins or he does a smurf look
September is usually HOT - could even still hit 100 degrees, certainly into the upper 80s/90s. Google the weather sites for more info. No smurfiness is to be expected.

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:00 AM   #1414
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Thank you i have checked air tempt but need to check the actual pool tempt. Even in heated indoor tropical leisure pools so air is warm as is pool he can start to shiver very fast part of his medical condition that he struggles to maintain core heat
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There was a new towel animal each day when we returned to our room. They started out rather simple and uncomplicated but our last towel animal was a dog w/eyes, a bow and pixie dust, in fact we brought it home with us. Our 3 year old gradndaughter was in a connecting room with her parents and they also got towel animal on a daily basis. Plus the "Mousekeeper" would arrange her stuffed animals in a different spot such as peeking out the window.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:41 AM   #1416
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Thank you i have checked air tempt but need to check the actual pool tempt. Even in heated indoor tropical leisure pools so air is warm as is pool he can start to shiver very fast part of his medical condition that he struggles to maintain core heat
Pool temp is meant to be kept at 82 degrees for all WDW pools. Personally I would suggest swimming later in the afternoon (or even early evening) when the heat of the sun has been on the water all day, but the air temp is starting to drop off just a little bit in comparison. But obviously you need to keep an eye on the situation, which I'm sure you always do anyway under the circumstances. Maybe play safe and pack the wetsuit anyway, it can't do any harm.

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Thank you i have checked air tempt but need to check the actual pool tempt. Even in heated indoor tropical leisure pools so air is warm as is pool he can start to shiver very fast part of his medical condition that he struggles to maintain core heat
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Pool temp is meant to be kept at 82 degrees for all WDW pools. Personally I would suggest swimming later in the afternoon (or even early evening) when the heat of the sun has been on the water all day, but the air temp is starting to drop off just a little bit in comparison. But obviously you need to keep an eye on the situation, which I'm sure you always do anyway under the circumstances. Maybe play safe and pack the wetsuit anyway, it can't do any harm.

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All the Disney pools are heated. We swam in January at the Animal Kingdom Lodge a few years ago, and even though the air temperature was probably around 80 degrees F (around 26C) I remember being so cold when we got out of the pool. September shouldn't be a problem, as the average highs are closer to 100F (37C) but it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to pack the wet suit.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:46 AM   #1418
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Oh, I almost forgot!

I booked a Standard Room at POFQ yesterday. The smallness of the resort will be nice after CBR a few years ago.

I'm really excited about staying at French Quarter, and this trip will be even more fun, because we're taking my little sister for her first on-property stay. She's a bit of a Disney nut in her own right, so I think she'll appreciate it more than any one else in my family.
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All the resorts have a possibility of towel creations, it's just luck of the draw if your mousekeeper actually does them. I didn't get any the first time but this last time I got a bird with mardigras beads.

I've been on trips (I usually split stay) where I got nothing from anywhere and this last trip (3 resorts) I got something at each one. I do sometimes call off service but I've walked into creatures on my first day.

I tip each time, everyday (extra when I ask for something in particular), I'm reasonably neat and I've always been adult only no kids. So I don't think any of those are a factor.
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There was a new towel animal each day when we returned to our room. They started out rather simple and uncomplicated but our last towel animal was a dog w/eyes, a bow and pixie dust, in fact we brought it home with us. Our 3 year old gradndaughter was in a connecting room with her parents and they also got towel animal on a daily basis. Plus the "Mousekeeper" would arrange her stuffed animals in a different spot such as peeking out the window.
In one week not a single towel animal except the typical arrival day Mickey head. We tipped mouskeeping daily as well.

Just the luck of the draw I think. Certainly did not ruin our fantastic trip.

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Booked a bounceback offer at the end of our stay at POR last week. FL Res and AP rates for April 18-21 for POFQ are $656. Bounceback for $507. Crazy! Looking forward to being back at FQ, we had a great time there in December. Very convenient for a stay with a 19 month old who needs milk heated up twice a day!
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All the resorts have a possibility of towel creations, it's just luck of the draw if your mousekeeper actually does them. I didn't get any the first time but this last time I got a bird with mardigras beads.

I've been on trips (I usually split stay) where I got nothing from anywhere and this last trip (3 resorts) I got something at each one. I do sometimes call off service but I've walked into creatures on my first day.

I tip each time, everyday (extra when I ask for something in particular), I'm reasonably neat and I've always been adult only no kids. So I don't think any of those are a factor.
We usually tip daily also - one of the web sites has envelopes that you can print specific for the Mousekeeper, really cute. My husband and I also tend to pick up the room and I am one of those OCD types that makes the beds. Our daughter's room was a bit more cluttered and she did not inherit my OCD tendencies and she did not always remember to leave a tip every day. They also had towel friends left but not on a daily basis and not as elaborate and fancy as ours. My granddaughter did receive lots of beads and coins from CMs around the resort as well as a few pkgs of pixie dust.
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Booked a bounceback offer at the end of our stay at POR last week. FL Res and AP rates for April 18-21 for POFQ are $656. Bounceback for $507. Crazy! Looking forward to being back at FQ, we had a great time there in December. Very convenient for a stay with a 19 month old who needs milk heated up twice a day!

FANTASTIC! For our January 2014 vacation our youngest granddaughter will be just under 20 months and her big sister will be 5. Have gone to WDW in the past when our children were young and also when they were teenagers and adults. For sure, prefer going with the little ones - the best memories - well worth whatever extra planning is involved. We are hoping for a bounceback to return in the Fall of 2014. Would love to be at WDW for the Wine and Food Festival
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Thanks all for the replies about towel animals. I'm so looking forward to see one.


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Old 02-01-2013, 03:25 PM   #1425
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If you ask, housekeeping should give you extras of the Cuisinart [ods. I just happen to prefer the taste of the Senseo ones--I also make my coffee there with bottled water though, so I clearly have some coffee issues
Um, well, we are bringing three 35-packs of water with us and some of it is definitely designated for the coffee! We are on well water and we have THE BEST WATER anywhere. Just can't do the whole tap water thing. And we both are big water drinkers.
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