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Old 07-13-2013, 08:38 AM   #3451
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The one that snores I highly recommend a sleep study.
I agree about the sleep study, have him see an ENT specialist. Those strips didn't work for me at all, but it couldn't hurt for him to try just for the trip, the sleep study should be to work towards a long term remedy. Regarding the question of the fan, I've seen people say at other Deluxes they were able to get a box fan delivered to the room, so yes, definitely ask for one. I think the OP said Sugar Loaf, if so, I would just ask the IPO now if they could put the request on the room.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:54 PM   #3452
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Hi folks. I contacted the IPO about the refillable mugs to see if there were any time limits of how quickly you can refill your mug. I was informed that is not operational yet at the GF.

Also asked about refrigerators in the room being removed. I was asked if it was a medical need for us to have one. I said no. However, it is noted on our reservation to put one in room if available.

3 more days to go until the GF!!!
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Hi folks. I contacted the IPO about the refillable mugs to see if there were any time limits of how quickly you can refill your mug. I was informed that is not operational yet at the GF.

Also asked about refrigerators in the room being removed. I was asked if it was a medical need for us to have one. I said no. However, it is noted on our reservation to put one in room if available.

3 more days to go until the GF!!!
Yes, as of the 5th still the same mugs...do love the tap and pin pay system, though.

Also, as of the 5th, fridges were still there.

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I agree about the sleep study, have him see an ENT specialist. Those strips didn't work for me at all, but it couldn't hurt for him to try just for the trip, the sleep study should be to work towards a long term remedy. Regarding the question of the fan, I've seen people say at other Deluxes they were able to get a box fan delivered to the room, so yes, definitely ask for one. I think the OP said Sugar Loaf, if so, I would just ask the IPO now if they could put the request on the room.
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My husband snores but a sleep study found nothing. I was sure he'd be using an apnea machine!

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Hi folks. I contacted the IPO about the refillable mugs to see if there were any time limits of how quickly you can refill your mug. I was informed that is not operational yet at the GF.

Also asked about refrigerators in the room being removed. I was asked if it was a medical need for us to have one. I said no. However, it is noted on our reservation to put one in room if available.

3 more days to go until the GF!!!
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Yes, as of the 5th still the same mugs...do love the tap and pin pay system, though.

Also, as of the 5th, fridges were still there.

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I am out of the loop, are they changing the mug system and removing fridges from the rooms?
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I am out of the loop, are they changing the mug system and removing fridges from the rooms?
I read on another thread here that they are supposed to change to the Refillable Cups with the chip in them. It's supposed to start this month at All Stars resort.

The fridges were recalled because one caught fire somewhere on Disney property. They are replacing them and it could take up to 4 months to do all resorts.
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Didn't know about the fridge thing. They are going to out RFID chips in the mugs- like at the water parks. You can purchase it for a specific number of days...like the pp said it is being rolled at at all stars. I read it on a site, but don't remember which one?!?
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I read on another thread here that they are supposed to change to the Refillable Cups with the chip in them. It's supposed to start this month at All Stars resort.

The fridges were recalled because one caught fire somewhere on Disney property. They are replacing them and it could take up to 4 months to do all resorts.
Thanks for the update! After reading your post, I googled and found a thread on another site that explained the fridge replacement details. I haven't been keeping up, obviously.

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Didn't know about the fridge thing. They are going to out RFID chips in the mugs- like at the water parks. You can purchase it for a specific number of days...like the pp said it is being rolled at at all stars. I read it on a site, but don't remember which one?!?
We haven't been to the water parks since they implemented this type of mug. How does it work, exactly?
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Dis blog has an article on this. Apparently you can pick the # of days, like 2,3 or 4, or length of stay which jumps to a whopping $18 bleck. They do say it's good at any resort, so if you have a split stay the chip allows all resorts.
So if these mugs are in for my trip, I can use the same chip mug at both GF & YC. Not happy with price increase though. I am glad they recognize people do split stays. Would like the option of bring back our mug for next trip, to be reprogrammed, instead of having to buy new one.
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Hi folks. I contacted the IPO about the refillable mugs to see if there were any time limits of how quickly you can refill your mug. I was informed that is not operational yet at the GF.

Also asked about refrigerators in the room being removed. I was asked if it was a medical need for us to have one. I said no. However, it is noted on our reservation to put one in room if available.

3 more days to go until the GF!!!
Thanks for the info! Have a grand vacation!

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Dis blog has an article on this. Apparently you can pick the # of days, like 2,3 or 4, or length of stay which jumps to a whopping $18 bleck. They do say it's good at any resort, so if you have a split stay the chip allows all resorts.
So if these mugs are in for my trip, I can use the same chip mug at both GF & YC. Not happy with price increase though. I am glad they recognize people do split stays. Would like the option of bring back our mug for next trip, to be reprogrammed, instead of having to buy new one .
I guess doing something about the mugs was inevitable..given the fact that some peeps thought that a mug purchase entitled them to free soda for the lifetime of their mug..... on that cost tho....keeping the mug but reprogramming the chip would be a very nice option wonder if the powers that be have considered that??

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We just got back - they were checking all the frigs, but didn't remove ours.
They told us they were just doing inventory.

We were originally booked for 16 nights at BC CL (two reservations 9 nights first one, 7 nights second).

We went over to Narcoossee's for dinner and kids got nostalgic for the GF. We usually always stayed there when they were little. Ended up switching our second reservations to 7 nights at the GF TPV room. We had a fantastic castle view from our Boca Chica room. It was so relaxing watching the EWP and Wishes from our balcony.

We rented a cabana for the afternoon on our last day. DME wasn't picking us up until 6:50 so it was nice to have somewhere to hand so we didn't feel "homeless".

All in all a fabulous week!

I had forgotten how nice the GF is!
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We just got back - they were checking all the frigs, but didn't remove ours.
They told us they were just doing inventory.

We were originally booked for 16 nights at BC CL (two reservations 9 nights first one, 7 nights second).

We went over to Narcoossee's for dinner and kids got nostalgic for the GF. We usually always stayed there when they were little. Ended up switching our second reservations to 7 nights at the GF TPV room. We had a fantastic castle view from our Boca Chica room. It was so relaxing watching the EWP and Wishes from our balcony.

We rented a cabana for the afternoon on our last day. DME wasn't picking us up until 6:50 so it was nice to have somewhere to hand so we didn't feel "homeless".

All in all a fabulous week!

I had forgotten how nice the GF is!
Sounds lovely! Glad you were able to make the switch.
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Dis blog has an article on this. Apparently you can pick the # of days, like 2,3 or 4, or length of stay which jumps to a whopping $18 bleck. They do say it's good at any resort, so if you have a split stay the chip allows all resorts.
So if these mugs are in for my trip, I can use the same chip mug at both GF & YC. Not happy with price increase though. I am glad they recognize people do split stays. Would like the option of bring back our mug for next trip, to be reprogrammed, instead of having to buy new one.
Thanks, very informative! Wow, that is a big jump in price, I wondered if the money recouped would cover the upgrade in system, but I guess we see how that is possible.

We don't even drink soda, we just buy mugs as souvenirs - not nearly so many as in years past, when they had various designs for the resorts.

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....keeping the mug but reprogramming the chip would be a very nice option wonder if the powers that be have considered that??

k&a&c'smom Hope that your back is all better !
My guess is they considered and promptly rejected!

Thanks, I'm nearly all well, probably another day or so and it will be back to normal. Just in time to finish up the pages for the new FAQ.

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We just got back - they were checking all the frigs, but didn't remove ours.
They told us they were just doing inventory.

We were originally booked for 16 nights at BC CL (two reservations 9 nights first one, 7 nights second).

We went over to Narcoossee's for dinner and kids got nostalgic for the GF. We usually always stayed there when they were little. Ended up switching our second reservations to 7 nights at the GF TPV room. We had a fantastic castle view from our Boca Chica room. It was so relaxing watching the EWP and Wishes from our balcony.

We rented a cabana for the afternoon on our last day. DME wasn't picking us up until 6:50 so it was nice to have somewhere to hand so we didn't feel "homeless".

All in all a fabulous week!

I had forgotten how nice the GF is!
Glad you were able to switch your second reservation and had a great stay at the Grand! We had the same experience, but the opposite - had forgotten how nice the Y&BC were until we visited a few years ago, now we have to split our time between the two.

Interesting about the fridge, I wonder if they will replace them all or just the ones that don't work properly? (in my experience, that will still be all, lol)
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September 5 can not come soon enough.... I can't wait to be back at the Grand!!!!
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Hi folks. At the GF now. Refrigerators are still in the room, but unplugged. There is a note on them not to reconnect them. No noise from construction from the DVC. Waterfall pool only has one stream of water coming down. A lot less than last year. The fence really isn't that bad.
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We just got back - they were checking all the frigs, but didn't remove ours.
They told us they were just doing inventory.

We were originally booked for 16 nights at BC CL (two reservations 9 nights first one, 7 nights second).

We went over to Narcoossee's for dinner and kids got nostalgic for the GF. We usually always stayed there when they were little. Ended up switching our second reservations to 7 nights at the GF TPV room. We had a fantastic castle view from our Boca Chica room. It was so relaxing watching the EWP and Wishes from our balcony.

We rented a cabana for the afternoon on our last day. DME wasn't picking us up until 6:50 so it was nice to have somewhere to hand so we didn't feel "homeless".

All in all a fabulous week!

I had forgotten how nice the GF is!
Glad you got to make the switch..sounds like the best of both worlds! We are trying to decide on a cabana day or not....Were all of the construction walls down in the pool area???

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Hi folks. At the GF now. Refrigerators are still in the room, but unplugged. There is a note on them not to reconnect them. No noise from construction from the DVC. Waterfall pool only has one stream of water coming down. A lot less than last year. The fence really isn't that bad.
Hope you and your family are having a great vacation! Curious about the fencing around the beach and DVC area...I know some of it was removed?? At this point has most of it been removed??

k&a&c'smom Glad you are feeling better! And just in time to start a new FAQ! LOL... I think you will be having to add lots of new info with the VGF opening in the near future...
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