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Old 10-19-2013, 11:56 AM   #2356
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Thanks for all the responses to my changing my reservation post.
I called and requested martinique building for our stay. I am going to walt disney world with two of my most favorite people in the world, my youngest two sons!
I also booked a pirate adventure cruise for them the morning we leave back for home.

It's going to be a great time, no matter what! Why do we second guess our decisions?
Your going to have so much fun with your boys! That was a great idea to book the cruise on the last day what a great memory to leave with.
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Can anyone give me an idea of how long it should take from the time we land at the airport to get to the resort by magic express? Trying to figure out our dining options! Thanks!
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:37 PM   #2358
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hey all!

We checked in today... Saw two snakes within 5 minutes of being here!! Yikes!! Did not get my requests, as resort is at capacity.... I basically had to beg for a fridge for the baby's milk... :/ CM's here are really not all that friendly bit maybe they are just tired & all... Other than that, beautiful resort!! Lots of landscaping, beach area is very nice, pool is beyond words and food was pretty good! Boys asleep & we are hitting Ohana and MK in morning!
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Can anyone give me an idea of how long it should take from the time we land at the airport to get to the resort by magic express? Trying to figure out our dining options! Thanks!
About 60-90 minutes.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:01 AM   #2360
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About 60-90 minutes.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:51 AM   #2361
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Here now!

Here now! Got in Friday night. Had requested 3 rooms together in Jamaica. We are together but in Martinique which is not a big deal to us. Being together was the most important thing to us. Got one working fridge between the 3 of us. Was able to get one more as my niece has medication. There was NO WAY we were getting a third. Highly suspect that this resort will be completed by the 21st as someone was informed. They said they are giving me a credit. So far CMs have been great! The very friendly gentleman who checked me in gave me tons of false information though. Said I'd never need my key cards except for EMH, that Martinique was the first stop on the bus route and that the lifeguards were on duty until 11. All of the above are not true.

Room is great - very clean.

Hit DHS yesterday morning - was busier than expected - and then Epcot in the afternoon for Akershush lunch. I must have done pretty well avoiding Epcot on weekends during F&W in the past because I have never seen it as crazy as it was. We could barely walk around World Showcase. The line for the Mexico boat ride was back to the ramp going down into the pyramid! We had to wait in line for Journey into Imagination! BUT then we walked right into the character spot Headed home for pool time in the evening - it was quite HOT and humid.

Off to MK today! Have a magical day everyone!
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:25 AM   #2362
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Can anyone give me an idea of how long it should take from the time we land at the airport to get to the resort by magic express? Trying to figure out our dining options! Thanks!
In all honesty it is best to not book a sit down meal on arrival night. Especially now that Disney is charging the $10 per person fee for missing an ADR at all restaurants. If you are late for any reason, such as the airplane being late or DME taking longer than expected, you would be out that money.

If you decide to take the chance, don't book an ADR for less than 3 hours after your scheduled arrival time. That gives you time to deplane, walk to DME, wait for your bus, get to your resort, get checked in, and then travel to your ADR.
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In all honesty it is best to not book a sit down meal on arrival night. Especially now that Disney is charging the $10 per person fee for missing an ADR at all restaurants. If you are late for any reason, such as the airplane being late or DME taking longer than expected, you would be out that money.

If you decide to take the chance, don't book an ADR for less than 3 hours after your scheduled arrival time. That gives you time to deplane, walk to DME, wait for your bus, get to your resort, get checked in, and then travel to your ADR.
We did Hoop De Doo on arrival night. Landed at 5:30, dinner at 8:30. We ended up running to make it before doors were closed. Very stressful. We said next time we would do downtown Disney instead!
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #2364
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Here now! Got in Friday night. Had requested 3 rooms together in Jamaica. We are together but in Martinique which is not a big deal to us. Being together was the most important thing to us. Got one working fridge between the 3 of us. Was able to get one more as my niece has medication. There was NO WAY we were getting a third. Highly suspect that this resort will be completed by the 21st as someone was informed. They said they are giving me a credit. So far CMs have been great! The very friendly gentleman who checked me in gave me tons of false information though. Said I'd never need my key cards except for EMH, that Martinique was the first stop on the bus route and that the lifeguards were on duty until 11. All of the above are not true.

Room is great - very clean.

Hit DHS yesterday morning - was busier than expected - and then Epcot in the afternoon for Akershush lunch. I must have done pretty well avoiding Epcot on weekends during F&W in the past because I have never seen it as crazy as it was. We could barely walk around World Showcase. The line for the Mexico boat ride was back to the ramp going down into the pyramid! We had to wait in line for Journey into Imagination! BUT then we walked right into the character spot Headed home for pool time in the evening - it was quite HOT and humid.

Off to MK today! Have a magical day everyone!
About the bolded part: If you have Magic Bands you shouldn't need your KTTWK except for EMH, Martinique is the first stop for some of the parks as there are 2 entrances: If they use the main entrance to come in then it's the first stop, if they use the side entrance (which is used for AK and DHS usually) then Jamaica is the first stop. And the lifeguards are supposed to be on duty at the main pool until 11pm. No lifeguards at the quiet pools.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:03 PM   #2365
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About the bolded part: If you have Magic Bands you shouldn't need your KTTWK except for EMH, Martinique is the first stop for some of the parks as there are 2 entrances: If they use the main entrance to come in then it's the first stop, if they use the side entrance (which is used for AK and DHS usually) then Jamaica is the first stop. And the lifeguards are supposed to be on duty at the main pool until 11pm. No lifeguards at the quiet pools.
The lifeguards have left both nights at 8 and that is what is posted at the pool also. If you want old fashioned paper fast passes you need your key cards. We were also told by another CM that some dining establishments aren't set up for magic bands yet so we should take our cards (haven't found any of those yet though.) Yes I forget about the other bus route - we were first on today going to MK.
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4 days, OMG, I can't believe it! This week is going to drag

My family of 10 are all going on our first visit to the World and we are so excited!!

3 days of rain according to accuweather, but oh well. Let it rain it's only water.

Like I tell my DD, your not sugar, you won't melt!

Are we there yet!
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:26 AM   #2367
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We checked in on Saturday around 10:30am. Our room was not ready, which didn't surprise me. We were prepared to just hang by the pool. But the great CM had other ideas! She got on the phone and asked someone (maybe in housekeeping?) if there was a room being cleaned we could get. Our main request was 1st floor (preferred) and that is what she got us. I must admit it was so nice to have the room early.

I was originally hoping for Martinque, but got Trinidad North and am very happy with our room! It's in bldg 31, facing a courtyard and we even have a decent view of the lake from our window. Room didn't have fridge but I asked about one to a passing mousekeeper and next thing I know I have a gentleman in dress pants and a clipboard at my door. Maybe a team leader??? Anyway he asked about using the room phone and got us one delivered later that afternoon. Yea!

We went over to the pool to cool off and both of us (DS6) love it! The kiddie pool is awesome and the large pool slides are so fun too! The grounds are so nice. What can I say? Palm trees and island music makes me happy! We tried out the food court next and like the large selection. I had a Caribbean salad that was soooo good. My son chose a PBJ. he was happy.

All the CMs we've encountered have been very nice and helpful with any questions. Bus service has been pretty good. Longest wait was 22 minutes, going to MK. However, my guess is that a bus that was just pulling away when we turned the corner heading that way was for MK. Waited and a bus for each park and DTD came next before MK.

I will try to post some pics later but right now the pool is calling!!!
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We checked in on Saturday around 10:30am. Our room was not ready, which didn't surprise me. We were prepared to just hang by the pool. But the great CM had other ideas! She got on the phone and asked someone (maybe in housekeeping?) if there was a room being cleaned we could get. Our main request was 1st floor (preferred) and that is what she got us. I must admit it was so nice to have the room early.

I was originally hoping for Martinque, but got Trinidad North and am very happy with our room! It's in bldg 31, facing a courtyard and we even have a decent view of the lake from our window. Room didn't have fridge but I asked about one to a passing mousekeeper and next thing I know I have a gentleman in dress pants and a clipboard at my door. Maybe a team leader??? Anyway he asked about using the room phone and got us one delivered later that afternoon. Yea!

We went over to the pool to cool off and both of us (DS6) love it! The kiddie pool is awesome and the large pool slides are so fun too! The grounds are so nice. What can I say? Palm trees and island music makes me happy! We tried out the food court next and like the large selection. I had a Caribbean salad that was soooo good. My son chose a PBJ. he was happy.

All the CMs we've encountered have been very nice and helpful with any questions. Bus service has been pretty good. Longest wait was 22 minutes, going to MK. However, my guess is that a bus that was just pulling away when we turned the corner heading that way was for MK. Waited and a bus for each park and DTD came next before MK.

I will try to post some pics later but right now the pool is calling!!!
So glad to hear your off to a great start! Hope we get pixie dust too when we check in Friday.
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We checked in on Saturday around 10:30am. Our room was not ready, which didn't surprise me. We were prepared to just hang by the pool. But the great CM had other ideas! She got on the phone and asked someone (maybe in housekeeping?) if there was a room being cleaned we could get. Our main request was 1st floor (preferred) and that is what she got us. I must admit it was so nice to have the room early.

I was originally hoping for Martinque, but got Trinidad North and am very happy with our room! It's in bldg 31, facing a courtyard and we even have a decent view of the lake from our window. Room didn't have fridge but I asked about one to a passing mousekeeper and next thing I know I have a gentleman in dress pants and a clipboard at my door. Maybe a team leader??? Anyway he asked about using the room phone and got us one delivered later that afternoon. Yea!

We went over to the pool to cool off and both of us (DS6) love it! The kiddie pool is awesome and the large pool slides are so fun too! The grounds are so nice. What can I say? Palm trees and island music makes me happy! We tried out the food court next and like the large selection. I had a Caribbean salad that was soooo good. My son chose a PBJ. he was happy.

All the CMs we've encountered have been very nice and helpful with any questions. Bus service has been pretty good. Longest wait was 22 minutes, going to MK. However, my guess is that a bus that was just pulling away when we turned the corner heading that way was for MK. Waited and a bus for each park and DTD came next before MK.

I will try to post some pics later but right now the pool is calling!!!
Thank you for this great post! So happy to hear it. We check in on Sunday!!
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