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Old 07-19-2013, 05:03 AM   #2116
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I had emailed IPO a few requests and my flight information so they could arrange my magical express...

I was told that I'd have to call to arrange ME myself.... Is that something new? I am totally capable of doing it myself of course... but I just thought it was odd?!?!! IPO has helped in the past and as recently as Feb 2013.

Anyone else have this problem? It makes me wonder if my requests will be accommodated..... Hmmm
IPO has taken care of our ME stuff for the past two stays, as late as April as this year! Not sure why they wouldn't be able to help you.
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I agree! The club lounges sometimes run out of things, on our recent trip to the YC CL they ran out of Styrofoam cups, people were freaking out about not being able to take coffee with them in the mornings... and I already told you guys about the BC CL running out of water bottles when we were there last year, so I think it is best to be prepared and not assume they will always have water at all times, every day, all year long. Things can happen, supplies can be depleted based on demand and/or availability. I would hate for anyone to be let down or caught off guard on their vacation. If they have water while you are there then great! But if they happen to run out next week, or next month, or some time into the future then that can happen and people should be aware it's a possibility. There's no magical water bottle fairy in the back room!!
That's weird that they were freaking about styrofoam cups...aren't there some in the room with the in-room coffee maker????

Just goes to show you that people will freak about ANYTHING!
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #2118
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Teacher1717, do you have a fridge in your room. I am staying BC CL end of August and IPO has been very unclear if there will be a fridge in the room. TY!
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Could someone tell me what IPO means and where to get an IPO request sheet? We check in August 25th at the BC CL and have not received any info yet. We did book our trip through Disney group sales. Thanks!!
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IPO means itinerary planning office. If you haven't heard from them, definitely call or email! The contact info for BC CL should be on the first page of this thread.
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Could someone tell me what IPO means and where to get an IPO request sheet? We check in August 25th at the BC CL and have not received any info yet. We did book our trip through Disney group sales. Thanks!!
IPO is the Itinerary Planning Office. I emailed them and they sent me a form by email to complete.

On the first page you'll find info about the BC and the email address for the IPO staff.

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We check in August 25th at the BC CL and have not received any info yet. We did book our trip through Disney group sales. Thanks!!
I agree with the pp that I would give IPO a call if you haven't heard anything from them yet.
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Teacher1717, do you have a fridge in your room. I am staying BC CL end of August and IPO has been very unclear if there will be a fridge in the room. TY!
Yes!! We did request one for medical reasons, but when we checked on we were told that they just got new ones that day.
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I've never heard from the IPO either although I did contact them in March to reserve the Sunrise Safari, but that has been my only contact with them. When I call to pay my bill I will have the CM give our flight info to the ME.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #2125
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I had emailed IPO a few requests and my flight information so they could arrange my magical express...

I was told that I'd have to call to arrange ME myself.... Is that something new? I am totally capable of doing it myself of course... but I just thought it was odd?!?!! IPO has helped in the past and as recently as Feb 2013.

Anyone else have this problem? It makes me wonder if my requests will be accommodated..... Hmmm
Our last stay a WL CL my dh came in a few days after us. I asked the concierges in the lounge if they could book ME for him. They gave me a phone number to call.
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I had emailed IPO a few requests and my flight information so they could arrange my magical express...

I was told that I'd have to call to arrange ME myself.... Is that something new? I am totally capable of doing it myself of course... but I just thought it was odd?!?!! IPO has helped in the past and as recently as Feb 2013.

Anyone else have this problem? It makes me wonder if my requests will be accommodated..... Hmmm
We are staying YC CL at the end of Aug. I was speaking with the YC IPO earlier this week about changing a dining reservation. While on the phone, I mentioned that United had changed our flights (for the 3rd time) and that I needed to call ME when I hung up with her. She said, "Oh, let me do that for you. What is your new flight info?" It was very nice of her to offer!
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I'd say Wanyama (Sunset) was first, followed by Sunrise, then Night Vision.

The only reason Night Vision is last is because it was a lot shorter than the other two, and because I'm apparently incompetent with night vision goggles - I couldn't see a thing! Luckily you get close enough to the animals on the Sunset Savanna that you don't need the goggles, but you do need them for Pembe. Also, you can't really take pictures b/c you can't use a flash.

Wanyama beat Sunrise for me because I liked being on the AKL grounds during Wanyama better than the Kilimanjaro Safari route during Sunrise, just because I've been on KS a million times and also have done the Wild Africa Trek - the jeep portion of the WAT was very similar to the jeep portion on Sunrise. Also, the breakfast on Sunrise was a decent buffet, but the dinner at Jiko after Wanyama was delicious and definitely a step up from a buffet breakfast. Two things I really liked about Sunrise that Wanyama didn't have - we got to drive through the backstage areas of DAK for about 10-15 min before the sunrise safari, and our guides stayed in the restaurant during breakfast so we could ask them questions and talk to them.

You will get really good and close pix on both Wanyama and Sunrise safaris.

I hope that helps. All 3 safaris were fun, and each different from the other, and I'd do them all again. When we go back in Oct, we're doing the "dine with an animal specialist" lunch at sanaa on our anniversary.
Thank you so much. I think we will stick with the Sunrise Safari because I can still get great pictures, we get to drive backstage, and it is about $140 less than the Sunset Safari. We have a dinner reservation at Sannaa and that difference in cost will about cover the cost of dinner. Some day, when there are no more college tuition bills to pay, we will do all of the safaris and WAT.
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Yes!! We did request one for medical reasons, but when we checked on we were told that they just got new ones that day.
That is the best news I ever heard. I just wanted to see if I needed to order a cooler from garden grocer or not so we could have cold water. Thank you! Enjoy the rest of your trip.
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I had emailed IPO a few requests and my flight information so they could arrange my magical express...

I was told that I'd have to call to arrange ME myself.... Is that something new? I am totally capable of doing it myself of course... but I just thought it was odd?!?!! IPO has helped in the past and as recently as Feb 2013.

Anyone else have this problem? It makes me wonder if my requests will be accommodated..... Hmmm
Since I found this
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/ai...n-reservation/

I prefer to book my own ME.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:36 AM   #2130
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We have a reservation booked for YC Club Level standard view. When I go onto Disney.com, they have this room lumped in with the regular resort rooms. Access to the lounge is not listed as an amenity for a standard club level room.

The Club Level category starts with the Garden view rooms. It lists the amenities as including lounge access.

My question is.....do I have access to the lounge? I did book a club level room....although it is standard view.

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