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Old 01-10-2013, 07:42 AM   #2371
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Adding my thanks to Venom & Andre!!!
Could not have planned this vacation without all of your resources & help!
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Well I can sort of get onto the new site now, in Firefox but not IE at home, and it does bounce me back to the old UK site randomly when I try to get to some links, but the new look does seem quite nice. The detailed zoomable maps are especially good.

I tried to do online checkin for my upcoming trip, but after clicking on the 'check in available' link, it then said it wasn't available after all.

It's great to see that the good old Dixie Landings Colonel's Cotton Mill is still around though...



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Adding my thanks to Venom & Andre!!!
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Well Thank you from my end. I am sure Andre will see this soon.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:43 AM   #2373
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For Venomhatch

I just saw the post for online check-in at 60 days. Do I need to do online check-in for requests or can I just send a fax 3-5 days before arrival?

I ask because I have 2 reservations but will be using different cc's on each one and it seems I am required to give one at check-in.

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I just saw the post for online check-in at 60 days. Do I need to do online check-in for requests or can I just send a fax 3-5 days before arrival?

I ask because I have 2 reservations but will be using different cc's on each one and it seems I am required to give one at check-in.

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If you have heard back from the special person about your requests an have that email or fax back. Then it's safe to perform online check in. But if you feel uneasy doing online check in that service just speeds up the check in process at the main lobby. So it is up to you. But it won't effect anything if you have heard from POR rep.
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If you have heard back from the special person about your requests an have that email or fax back. Then it's safe to perform online check in. But if you feel uneasy doing online check in that service just speeds up the check in process at the main lobby. So it is up to you. But it won't effect anything if you have heard from POR rep.
Thanks. I may just send a fax and check-in when we get there.
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Does anyone know if you can get blueberries at the POR food court at breakfast time?
As soon as I read blueberries I thought of the CS restaurant in the Land pavilion at Epcot. They have some kind of blueberry thing I ate for breakfast there that was beyond good! Sorry I do not have names but if you like blueberries you will love this. Seems like it was some kind of blueberry compote on bread pudding
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Thanks. I may just send a fax and check-in when we get there.
Right-O! Hope you have a magical visit!
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OK, so I was looking at Andre's (Awesome, Amazing, and I'm sure super time-consuming) floorplans and layouts. I have a maybe pretty dumb question

We're booked for a Garden View (which is honestly what I would prefer over a Water View, because I don't want to be overlooking the pool). Garden view means definitely no parking lot, right? I was thinking about trying to word my room request as wanting to be in the cross-section of the "H" of the building, those rooms are all Garden views - does that make sense? How should I say that? I would like to be on a higher floor, but it's not that big of a deal.

I know you say that it's better to give an idea and reasoning of where you want, rather than a bank of room numbers. I just want to make sure I convey what I mean
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When was the last time you were at POR?
LOL, definitely been there since April 2001 when the Colonel's Cotton Mill nomenclature went away anyway. Maybe only allowing twelve years for them to get the website information updated is being a bit optimistic though?

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Adding my thanks to Venom & Andre!!!
Could not have planned this vacation without all of your resources & help!
Thank you for your kind comments, and to everyone else who has said similar things. Glad we could both help - and I hope you have a magical stay!

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:51 AM   #2381
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LOL, definitely been there since April 2001 when the Colonel's Cotton Mill nomenclature went away anyway. Maybe only allowing twelve years for them to get the website information updated is being a bit optimistic though?

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Yeah time for you to be heading back huh. So does this mean possibly a huge jump in changes for POR.org?

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OK, so I was looking at Andre's (Awesome, Amazing, and I'm sure super time-consuming) floorplans and layouts. I have a maybe pretty dumb question

We're booked for a Garden View (which is honestly what I would prefer over a Water View, because I don't want to be overlooking the pool). Garden view means definitely no parking lot, right? I was thinking about trying to word my room request as wanting to be in the cross-section of the "H" of the building, those rooms are all Garden views - does that make sense? How should I say that? I would like to be on a higher floor, but it's not that big of a deal.

I know you say that it's better to give an idea and reasoning of where you want, rather than a bank of room numbers. I just want to make sure I convey what I mean
Well garden rooms are anywhere no facing a parking lot or pool, with chances of looking into the courtyard where the fountain is or towards the neighboring building Magnolia. It is better than the Standards and you wont have to face the pool at all. I would see about asking for the side of the "H" facing the river, it has beautiful views. Then again the whole resort is full of those!
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Since Disney had discontinued their pet products . I have to brag about this we just got our little well not so little now puppy a new collar, custom made by someone we know.


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Since Disney had discontinued their pet products . I have to brag about this we just got our little well not so little now puppy a new collar, custom made by someone we know.


SO CUTE!!!! what's her name?!
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:22 AM   #2384
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Your dog is adorable!

Does anyone know what time we should head to the bus stop if we want to get to each park by rope drop? I'm not sure how frequently the buses run or how long the trip is between POR and the parks. I'm going April 27-May 4 if that makes a difference. Any estimation would be appreciated! Thank you!
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OK, so I was looking at Andre's (Awesome, Amazing, and I'm sure super time-consuming) floorplans and layouts. I have a maybe pretty dumb question

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I know you say that it's better to give an idea and reasoning of where you want, rather than a bank of room numbers. I just want to make sure I convey what I mean
Thanks for the kind comments. Yes, those maps certainly did take a while to do, so I'm really glad people are finding them useful.

Although I've suggested avoiding asking for a specific room number (as that room might not be free when you are going) there's no reason you can't use a range of numbers as a guide to explain the area that you are talking about. For example, if you wanted the third floor in Magnolia Terrace, you could clarify your request by adding "what I mean is ideally somewhere in the 8912 to 8921 range if possible, or any similar location". To be honest, those rooms should have rather nice views, overlooking the little gazebo, towards the river and Ol' Man Island.

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