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Old 03-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #1531
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Are the beds in the royal rooms comfy? Do they have comforters or the thin blankets etc...
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #1532
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I am so sorry to hear about your experience with WDW! I don't understand about the references to cost? Did they put you in touch with claims? Let me know. Our family as you might have read had something similar happen, again I feel bad for your visit and experience!
I did read about your little girl Venom. It's awful having a sick little one on vacation. I felt so much more helpless there than I think I would have at home, though the situation would have been equally as terrifying. I think I'm just more confident on home turf.

The references to cost were strange to me as well. They made them more than once. I kept assuring them that I wasn't concerned with cost so much as I was concerned with finding out what happened with my little guy. They really kept the testing minimal though. No one ever put me in touch with claims or anything like that at all. I simply gave them my insurance information and we were on our way. I suspect I'll be dealing with all of that in the near future though. Should I have been in touch with someone? I would like to get a jump on that if need be.

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I'm so sorry for the frightening experience you had with your son, it must have been awful. To be honest, it doesn't sound like a food-related issue to me, but I'm not a doctor. If it were food-related from the night before I'd have expected maybe sickness, but not a full-on seizure and blackout like that the next day. I expect your paediatrician will want to explore all the possibilities though. Does you son have any allergies that you are aware of? Or any existing problems with sudden dizziness related to changes in heat or lighting conditions?

Sorry you got a CM who wasn't prepared to go the extra mile to help you out. Assuming the resort wasn't completely full, they could have tried to relocate the next day's incoming guest who might have be allocated to your room, which is what the second CM obviously did. There is also (or at least there used to be?) an option to stay until 6pm for a 50% charge, but under the circumstances I'm very pleased to see that they waived that for you. It's at times like that you really don't want to be faced with someone who can't bend the rules a little.

Hope your son is feeling brighter now anyway - this might end up remaining a one-off mystery which never occurs again, I've known that happen.

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Hi Andre! Thanks so much! No they definitely didn't seem to have an option for the later check out, but I wish they would have. My issue was that I was absolutely willing to pay, but I needed to know he could rest there between 11 and 3. I thought it was so strange that only an hour before I made this request they had called to see what they could do for me, and then when I actually needed something they couldn't help. I also really dislike watching my stepsister sort of...get her way...behaving in the way she does when I'm always trying to convince her that being rude like that solves nothing. Maybe she's right and I'm wrong about that, although I am soooo grateful for her attitude on this trip.

The second CM was wonderful and also issued us some park hopper passes for a future visit for the missed day due to the hospital visit.

My son is better. He's still tired but that's to be expected not just because of what happened, but because we just returned from Disney. I think you are right on about not ever really knowing what caused this. His pediatrician spent a good deal of time with us this morning and gave him a clean bill of help with the warning that we may see this again in the future. They don't know what caused it, but suspect he had a small seizure and the whole thing might have been triggered by him starting a cold while not having had breakfast and being just very excited in general. I'm hoping we never see it again. I'm just so happy he's OK.

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My son had a similiar episode about two years ago. Had every test known to man. Came back normal for all of them. Has been fine ever since. (knock on wood) After it happened I found out that alot of people have had similar situations and have no idea what it was. So I hope your little guy is feeling better, and bringing him to the doctor puts your mind at ease!!
I think this might be a similar situation. It looks like we won't ever know what happened. At this point, a battery of tests won't help, and he seems OK now. I guess I just have to hope it doesn't happen again, but the doctors warned it might. Maybe next time I'll be more calm, but that's doubtful. This little boy is going to give me some very early gray hair! I'm so happy that he's OK though. For just a few seconds there, I didn't know. It was awful.

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Hi, Vicky!

I really hope your little boy is all right!! I can't even imagine how terrifying it would be to watch your kiddo like that.

A similar thing happened to me several years ago. It was the day my DS (he's 8 now but was 2 at the time) had ear tubes put in his ears. We had to be at the hospital at 5am, and I skipped breakfast. When they were going over the post-op instructions with me, I hit the floor. My mom said I had vasovagal seizure and fainted.

I'm fine and it hasn't happened again. I'm no doc, but the circumstances sound somewhat similar?

I'm glad the hotel--if even if they had to be prodded a bit--did really well by your family!
They actually diagnosed him with a vasovagal seizure today as well. So I'm really glad to hear this has never happened again! He skipped breakfast as well, and only drank some milk. He's an awful breakfast eater. He hates it. We had a long talk today about having to eat breakfast every single day no matter what and I'm hoping he'll be better. I'm so glad to hear you're fine. Hopefully this never happens again!
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #1533
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:53 PM   #1534
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Are the beds in the royal rooms comfy? Do they have comforters or the thin blankets etc...
Well mine was comfy. They're pretty much the same as the other beds at Port Orleans to be honest, only the comforter changes. They have a sheet, blanket, and the thicker top comforter.

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Well mine was comfy. They're pretty much the same as the other beds at Port Orleans to be honest, only the comforter changes. They have a sheet, blanket, and the thicker top comforter.

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The beds were firm to me. But that may because they were so new.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:29 PM   #1536
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Late night tips

Hi all!
Less than 25 days now until our first POR visit! Thanks to all of you, I'm so excited!

Anyway...we are set to land at MCO at about 11:30 pm.
Any late night arrival tips or advice?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #1537
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Hi all!
Less than 25 days now until our first POR visit! Thanks to all of you, I'm so excited!

Anyway...we are set to land at MCO at about 11:30 pm.
Any late night arrival tips or advice?
You'll probably own the magical express bus! Not too many people come in that late. So it will most likely go strait to POR. Make sure to grab your own checked bags because that late Disney doesn't grab them for you!
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:23 PM   #1538
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Can't wait made final payment today! only 53 days out! Is it sad, that we are already packed? I have dryer sheets to help keep freshness, but first aid kit, ears, lanyards, pins, sun glasses, sun screen ect. all ready to go!
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:28 PM   #1539
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This is only our 2end POR trip coming up and had a question. Last time we had some horrific bus waits, one day took over an hour to get a bus to HS- (but some great days too). We were at the north depot, and noticed that sometimes the buses seemed to be full and drive right past, and sometimes there was nobody- like we were the first stop and we picked up people at the south depot LAST Do all the buses start at the south and work around or is there no specific order at all? Just wondering, I guess we will most likely be using the south this time- since we booked a preferred room, but wondered if there is a "system"
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:26 PM   #1540
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Thank you for all the information found on this board. I am preparing for our first trip to POR in two weeks and plan on using the information here to write my fax request. I'm going to start packing - anything that the resort doesn't provide that I should make sure to pack? We are flying.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #1541
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Kind of annoyed by the fact that my handicapped mom paid a fortune for us to eat dinner at CRT and the elevator is broken and they told her "oh I'm sure you can walk up the stairs if you take it slowly" anybody else had this issue?
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:59 PM   #1542
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Can you use the KTTW cards/bracelets at downtown disney also or do you have to use your "real" credit card there?
Thought this might have gotten lost in the thread, anyone?
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(slightly off topic but it goes with my original question that Venom answered earlier)

Thought this might have gotten lost in the thread, anyone?
I am sorry did I or did I not answer this? Just wondering because you confused me.
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yes and no

The part about the bracelets yes, but I thought of another one with charging for downtown disney, can you do that also with the KTTW/bracelets or do you need to bring your regular charge card with you?

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The part about the bracelets yes, but I thought of another one with charging for downtown disney, can you do that also with the KTTW/bracelets?

thanks (sorry to confuse you)
Yeah I remember using my KTTWs down there. I got food down there with it and some merchandise.
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