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Old 10-18-2012, 03:32 PM   #496
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Thanks to everyone for all of your help answering questions...it's almost time! I'm starting to pack our clothes today and gather our things. Yesterday, I sent a fax to POR requesting that we have a connecting room, if possible, with the inlaws & a ground floor, or near elevator room for stroller ease. Tomorrow after DD gets home from school, we plan to tell her the big news...that we're getting in the car and heading to WDW! She has no idea. She thinks we're going to visit her grandparents in TX. We are staying tomorrow night in Lake City, and plan to be check into POR before lunch on Sat, then catch the boat to DTD for a bite to eat! Can't wait! Thanks again. Of course, I may be back on this thread before tomorrow afternoon, with other questions, but I think we're pretty much set!
See you there! We check in on Saturday (royal room, garden view). I just sent in my fax yesterday requesting connecting rooms with the ILs too. Must be travel with the ILs week. And we plan to go to DTD on Saturday too after check in. Hope your daughter loves the surprise! Have fun.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:37 PM   #497
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See you all there! We check in on Monday. Sent my fax today (we already booked preferred) and requested building 14, second floor. Within 3 hours, Mr. Elg emailed me back stating that he assigned us to a second floor room in building 14 - Woo-Hoo!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:59 PM   #498
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Brand new ‘RFID’ locks are being installed on the doors of all guest rooms during October. French Quarter is now complete [yesterday] and Acadian House starts today and then the rest of the mansions will come next, followed by Alligator Bayou. These new locks are triggered by tiny proximity-activated chips embedded within the key cards which are issued to guests, allowing the door to be opened by simply placing the keycard near to the new Mickey-head sensor on the door (this one is from Acadian House; the Royal Rooms will have a slightly different style):



This is much easier to use than the old “slide in, pull out” method as far as guest access is concerned, and it also has a number of advantages from an operational point of view. For example, it will no longer be necessary to reprogram keycards at the front desk in the event of a guest issue or a room change, but simply to remotely reprogram a different door lock to accept the same card. The upgrade process should be transparent to guests, who could be issued with chipped Key to the World card in the morning and then return after a day at the parks to find the updated locking system is now on their door.

Also, here's an image of one of the three new hammocks now located on Ol' Man Island:



(many thanks for the photos D!)

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See you all there! We check in on Monday. Sent my fax today (we already booked preferred) and requested building 14, second floor. Within 3 hours, Mr. Elg emailed me back stating that he assigned us to a second floor room in building 14 - Woo-Hoo!!
Congrats glad to see he worked it out for you!
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See you all there! We check in on Monday. Sent my fax today (we already booked preferred) and requested building 14, second floor. Within 3 hours, Mr. Elg emailed me back stating that he assigned us to a second floor room in building 14 - Woo-Hoo!!
We check in on Tues!
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:09 PM   #501
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See you there! We check in on Saturday (royal room, garden view). I just sent in my fax yesterday requesting connecting rooms with the ILs too. Must be travel with the ILs week. And we plan to go to DTD on Saturday too after check in. Hope your daughter loves the surprise! Have fun.
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Brand new ‘RFID’ locks are being installed on the doors of all guest rooms during October. French Quarter is now complete [yesterday] and Acadian House starts today and then the rest of the mansions will come next, followed by Alligator Bayou. These new locks are triggered by tiny proximity-activated chips embedded within the key cards which are issued to guests, allowing the door to be opened by simply placing the keycard near to the new Mickey-head sensor on the door (this one is from Acadian House; the Royal Rooms will have a slightly different style):


Also, here's an image of one of the three new hammocks now located on Ol' Man Island:

(many thanks for the photos D!)

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Two great things! On my last business trip we had this type of "key" and it was great. So much simpler...

I am also excited to see the hammocks! In about 178 days I will be in one of those babies!
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Wow 9 rooms?
Yup! It's mostly my in-laws, I married in to a large family, and I'm the travel planner. Pity me please.

And I think it's going to be 10 rooms after today (another good family friend jumping on the Disney band wagon).
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:40 AM   #505
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Does POR have the Silk Soy single serving boxes? My DD doesn't drink cows milk and last time (CBR 2010) we were allowed to get them when she had cereal instead of cows milk. Also, she likes to drink the chocolate kind as a beverage.

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They did last time we visited but that was 09. I did have to ask for it but my dh prefers it, and is supposed to limit cows milk. Ask if you don't see it.
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Yup! It's mostly my in-laws, I married in to a large family, and I'm the travel planner. Pity me please.

And I think it's going to be 10 rooms after today (another good family friend jumping on the Disney band wagon).
Wow. I feel for you more... I wonder how they will cluster you all and still accommodate the requests or at least the room types paid for and still keep everyone together.

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We check in on Tues!
Congrats... your trip is almost here!
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Our vacation actually starts today! We are flying to Florida from NY this morning to stay in Jensen Beach for a few days before heading to WDW. Bags are packed just waiting for time to pass!!!! :-)
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Our vacation actually starts today! We are flying to Florida from NY this morning to stay in Jensen Beach for a few days before heading to WDW. Bags are packed just waiting for time to pass!!!! :-)
YAY!!!!!

Well I hope you have a safe flight and a magical stay!
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Congrats glad to see he worked it out for you!

Can someone please provide me with the contact info for this gentleman? I would like to have it handy for our Dec trip!

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YAY!!!!!

Well I hope you have a safe flight and a magical stay!
Thanks!!! I can't wait!!!
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