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Old 11-07-2012, 10:06 PM   #541
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Anyone have suggestions on what time i should try to catch the bus from Pop for both EPCOT and MK to be to each by 8:00? This is on 11/15 and 11/16 for the Segway and Keys to the Kingdom tours that are at 8:30. would like to be to each park by 8 to ensure we get checked in by 8:15. Or should we be there even earlier than 8?
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:04 AM   #542
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Anyone have suggestions on what time i should try to catch the bus from Pop for both EPCOT and MK to be to each by 8:00? This is on 11/15 and 11/16 for the Segway and Keys to the Kingdom tours that are at 8:30. would like to be to each park by 8 to ensure we get checked in by 8:15. Or should we be there even earlier than 8?
Suggest you be at the bus stop by 7am. MK is about a 22 minute ride, Epcot is about 15 min, and you need to factor in wait time for a bus. And the checkin for both tours may be well within the park (thinking of Epcot here, the segway tour may meet in WS )

Sounds like fun! We've never experience a tour yet!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:11 AM   #543
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Just wondering if there is anyway to guarantee that we will get a King Sized bed, would booking a preferred room increase our chances? Or is there a King Bed Room option at booking?

We have a King Bed at home, so I can't imagine having to share a Queen for 2weeks!

We are planning our DisneyMoon for April and are still trying to decide between POP and POFQ.
As dansdad and PhoenixStrength mentioned, at POP a King bed is by request only. It seems that a King room is very important to you (and it's your DisneyMoon ), so suggest you consider a stay at POFQ, as it offers a King room as a bookable category.

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:47 AM   #544
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As stated above, there is no guarantee for a King, and there are not many of them, though they are in each building. Also, many Kings are also the handicap accessible rooms, so they go to them in priority.

Also, POP does not have Queen beds, it has doubles. So if you don't get the King you would get a room with 2 doubles.

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:52 AM   #545
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As dansdad and PhoenixStrength mentioned, at POP a King bed is by request only. It seems that a King room is very important to you (and it's your DisneyMoon ), so suggest you consider a stay at POFQ, as it offers a King room as a bookable category.

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Thanks so much! We actually are trying to decide between POFQ and POP! We have to wait 2 more weeks to book our flights (we have a buy one airfare get one airfare free voucher that can only be redeemed on certain dates for certain dates) so we have 2 more weeks to decide the hotel.

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Old 11-08-2012, 02:06 PM   #546
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When I done online check in it told me my requests could not be added and that I needed to call. So I called today and what do you know, the lady I spoke with told me that lakeview is not available in standard rooms only courtyard and standard views. I told her it was available because it gave me that option when I tried to do online check in. She still was insistent that it wasn't an option and I told her to please just notate it in the notes that we would like a lakeview if possible. I'm correct right?!
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:14 PM   #547
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When I done online check in it told me my requests could not be added and that I needed to call. So I called today and what do you know, the lady I spoke with told me that lakeview is not available in standard rooms only courtyard and standard views. I told her it was available because it gave me that option when I tried to do online check in. She still was insistent that it wasn't an option and I told her to please just notate it in the notes that we would like a lakeview if possible. I'm correct right?!
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:48 PM   #548
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Suggest you be at the bus stop by 7am. MK is about a 22 minute ride, Epcot is about 15 min, and you need to factor in wait time for a bus. And the checkin for both tours may be well within the park (thinking of Epcot here, the segway tour may meet in WS )

Sounds like fun! We've never experience a tour yet!!
Thanks...I was thinking about the time to get off the bus and get to where we need to be to check in...that could take a few minutes. I think for Segway they said the front of the park, but I'll have to check my notes.
I think 7:00 sounds good. I would rather be early...I can't stand being late and trying to rush. Getting excited!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #549
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When I done online check in it told me my requests could not be added and that I needed to call. So I called today and what do you know, the lady I spoke with told me that lakeview is not available in standard rooms only courtyard and standard views. I told her it was available because it gave me that option when I tried to do online check in. She still was insistent that it wasn't an option and I told her to please just notate it in the notes that we would like a lakeview if possible. I'm correct right?!
There's a Courtyard View at Pop now? Okay, that's interesting.

I think some reservations CM's get requests and bookable categories mixed up. Lake View isn't a category but it certainly is a view you can request.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:20 AM   #550
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We are leaving in 24 hours! I am in the final stages of packing which means I'm starting to panic about what I'm forgetting!
We will be at POP Saturday by 5pm and staying for 11 nights!! (our longest ever, previous record was 10 nights but usually 7-8).
I'm SUPER worried that one or all of us will get sick with so much illness going on right now. But fingers are crossed.
I'm just excited and wanted to share!
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:46 AM   #551
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LisaRay - packing for Disney is the best!!!! 11 Days is a long time, what parks will you do and how many days at each?

We're going in April for 9 days (2 days at MK, 1 day at HS, 2 water park days) but I'm thinking about adding a day or two...
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:49 AM   #552
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We are leaving in 24 hours! I am in the final stages of packing which means I'm starting to panic about what I'm forgetting!
We will be at POP Saturday by 5pm and staying for 11 nights!! (our longest ever, previous record was 10 nights but usually 7-8).
I'm SUPER worried that one or all of us will get sick with so much illness going on right now. But fingers are crossed.
I'm just excited and wanted to share!
I would pack Zicam I keep in on hand for the onset of cold symptoms. I am also a fan of Airborne have a great trip

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #553
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HappyGal: We have 10 day hoppers so we're going everyday except arrival day and we are mixing it all up on which park on which day. It was really weird planning this trip because we are only doing QSDP so no ADR's to work around which is totally new for us!
It really does give more flexibility and I'm hoping to use some of the time we would have spent having sit down meals allowing for a more relaxing pace.



Echo queen: My DH is obsessed with zicam and airborne products! But still sometimes there is only so much you can do! Especially with all the stomach bug's I've heard about!


P.S. I didn't know how to copy your posts into mine!
Well off to pack some more. It takes a lot of junk to make this trip happen!
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:39 PM   #554
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On the road right now! ETA 9:30pm... Disney here we come!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:44 PM   #555
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Don't forget to pack alcohol hand sanitizer and hand soap in a pump for your resort sink! Washing your hands frequently is still the best way to avoid illnesses like Norovirus. Those were the first items I packed!
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