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Old 10-31-2012, 01:21 PM   #721
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Hi. I have been lurking for a month now but have not posted. We leave tomorrow with our 2 year old daughter and my in laws for her first Disney trip (I have not been there in 16 years). I had meant to fax my room requests on Monday from work but the hurricane has left my company without power all week so we were not allowed in the building. Our house just got power on last night and my mind has been elsewhere obviously (no damage or injury thank god). Do you tho k it is too late for a room request? I may try to go to Kinkos or something this afternoon to fax one. Or is there an email anyone knows of where I can do it from my iPhone? Thanks! Pete
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Hi. I have been lurking for a month now but have not posted. We leave tomorrow with our 2 year old daughter and my in laws for her first Disney trip (I have not been there in 16 years). I had meant to fax my room requests on Monday from work but the hurricane has left my company without power all week so we were not allowed in the building. Our house just got power on last night and my mind has been elsewhere obviously (no damage or injury thank god). Do you tho k it is too late for a room request? I may try to go to Kinkos or something this afternoon to fax one. Or is there an email anyone knows of where I can do it from my iPhone? Thanks! Pete
I Think now would be ok still!!! I'll PM you some valuable info also.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:59 PM   #723
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Just got confirmation on our 2/2013 POR trip and the request line reads:
SPECIAL REQUEST: POOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR REHAB
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....a quiet pool doesn't seem worth mentioning so I'm assuming it's Ol Man River pool.
Uggh that's not good news first Splash Mountain, now possibly the 'Ol Man River Pool? The kids (and some adults) in our party are going to be very disappointed. February isn't "too cold" for swimming when you're from New England! The pool at FQ doesn't appeal much to us, and the proximity isn't great for my FIL who has issues walking longer distances. I really hope it's re-opened by the time we arrive on 2/21.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:12 PM   #724
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Uggh that's not good news first Splash Mountain, now possibly the 'Ol Man River Pool? The kids (and some adults) in our party are going to be very disappointed. February isn't "too cold" for swimming when you're from New England! The pool at FQ doesn't appeal much to us, and the proximity isn't great for my FIL who has issues walking longer distances. I really hope it's re-opened by the time we arrive on 2/21.
Major bummer we thought we would swim too! Michigan to FL will be a major heat wave for us.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:02 AM   #725
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Hm. I just booked POR for Feb 2013 (16th-23rd) and my reservation does not say anything about a pool rehab. This is pretty important to us, so maybe I'll call today.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:06 AM   #726
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We are booked for Jan.18th-26th. There is nothing on our reservation about a pool closure.

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:15 AM   #727
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Oh god it's probably going to happen right when I get there on February 2. And yes, I'm coming from Canada and I have never been to POR and I wanted to swim in the main pool! I know it's probably the best time to do it, but just because it's February doesn't mean nobody will want to swim!!
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Hm. I just booked POR for Feb 2013 (16th-23rd) and my reservation does not say anything about a pool rehab. This is pretty important to us, so maybe I'll call today.
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We are booked for Jan.18th-26th. There is nothing on our reservation about a pool closure.
Perhaps it is a minor refurb.
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Hm. I just booked POR for Feb 2013 (16th-23rd) and my reservation does not say anything about a pool rehab. This is pretty important to us, so maybe I'll call today.
Please let us know what you find out about this, Thanks!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:13 AM   #730
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I will. And I am giggling a bit that the four of us who are worried about swimming in February are from NH, Maine, upstate NY and Canada!
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:32 AM   #731
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It makes sense to do these types of refurbishments in the winter time.

If it is true, it is most likely the main pool; most of the quiet pools were refurbished this past year.

Also, the main pool would be farthest from the rooms and the least likely to be used if it got cold, which could happen in January/February. And less people will be swimming in those months, who come from warmer climates.

The quiet pools are much closer to the rooms and more likely used, for that quick walk back to the rooms in the colder weather.

Makes perfect sense, but then I work in facilities management, so I can understand how these things are scheduled.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #732
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I live in the San Francisco area and I would be totally bummed if the pool isn't open while we are there. We are at POR Jan 5-15 so I hope the pool isn't closed.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:52 AM   #733
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Our stay is 2/13-2/19 which included the "pool closed". I sent an e-mail to WDW customer service today....I'll post their response when it comes back . We're WAY upstate NY so Feb temps in the upper 60's low 70's is prime swimming weather in February..... and our kids are die hards for the pool!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #734
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I will. And I am giggling a bit that the four of us who are worried about swimming in February are from NH, Maine, upstate NY and Canada!
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #735
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Uggh that's not good news first Splash Mountain, now possibly the 'Ol Man River Pool? The kids (and some adults) in our party are going to be very disappointed. February isn't "too cold" for swimming when you're from New England! The pool at FQ doesn't appeal much to us, and the proximity isn't great for my FIL who has issues walking longer distances. I really hope it's re-opened by the time we arrive on 2/21.
There's like 5 other pools at POR and I'll bet one is much closer to your room than the main pool would be anyway. I'm sure you'll be happy and not quite as disappointed as you think you'll be. After all, you're in the most magical place on Earth where there is a LOT more to do than swim anyway! :D
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