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Old 04-18-2013, 09:19 AM   #2566
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Hi All - soo this is our 1st vaca ever! Twins 13, DS 9 and me. 38 days! My question: I made res thru a TA & she booked us a GV. I have no special requests added. I'm wondering whats the worst that can happen if I don't request a certain bldd? If we just show up and check in? Is there really any bad areas??????? Thanks!
I wouldn't say there are any bad areas at all. People have their preferences, and sometimes those preferences are really important to them. But if you're happy enough just to be in Disney, the Cast Members (CMs) will take care of you and give you a great room even without any special requests.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:22 AM   #2567
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I also Faxed in a special room request yesterday, but I didnt receive any reply email afterwards. I hope I didnt anger the Tiki Gods.
Please don't expect replies, it might depend on how busy the department is at the time, or who is on duty and how full their inbox is.

We're lucky that they even read faxes at POR, rather than binning them as we believe some resorts do, let alone sometimes getting replies by email too.

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:42 AM   #2568
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I made res thru a TA & she booked us a GV. I have no special requests added. I'm wondering whats the worst that can happen if I don't request a certain bldd?
I guess the worst would be that you get allocated a room in one of the very furthest buildings out (such as 35, or the more remote wing-end of Acadian House - see the map in the first post) and then it can be quite a walk to the main building every morning for breakfast, and back again at night. Nothing is further than about 500 yards away, but even that can seem quite a distance when you're tired.

When you check in, ask to be shown your room location on a map and if it seems very far out ask them if they've got anything closer.

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:57 AM   #2569
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Single digits! 9 days until I arrive at POR!
We have 10!! Woohoo!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:00 AM   #2570
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Viking princess & Andre! Thanks for the replies! As long as the rooms & surrounding areas are still as well kept as the rest of the resort, was my concern. Two of my boys are in track & we all walk for miles on end during the weekends for fun as a family. I'm not concerned about that, I can see how many families would be. Thanks again!
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We leave tomorrow evening and check in Saturday morning.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #2572
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Extra Magic hours posted?

Does anyone know if the hotel lobby will post the different hours of the parks, as well as the extra magic hours?
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Tomorrow is 60 days out...yay for early check in!
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:00 PM   #2573
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Does anyone know if the hotel lobby will post the different hours of the parks, as well as the extra magic hours?
Thank you!

Tomorrow is 60 days out...yay for early check in!
There are pamphlets at the concierge desk right next to check-in; there are also maps for each park.

But I am all excited about my new app; My Disney Experience. I just literally added the rest of my party and logged onto My Disney Experience and they are there within two seconds!

It is a great way to keep up with all kinds of info.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #2574
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Please don't expect replies, it might depend on how busy the department is at the time, or who is on duty and how full their inbox is.

We're lucky that they even read faxes at POR, rather than binning them as we believe some resorts do, let alone sometimes getting replies by email too.

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As Andre has stated don't expect a reply. I didn't receive one either and all of my requests were met and exceded!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #2575
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There are pamphlets at the concierge desk right next to check-in; there are also maps for each park.
There's also an info channel on the in-room TVs giving park hours, etc. Plus, as you say, the new MDE app. When it works.

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There's also an info channel on the in-room TVs giving park hours, etc. Plus, as you say, the new MDE app. When it works.

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I don't know, but my TV never seems to be able to switch off Stacy!
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:20 PM   #2577
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I'l be going with my gf this June, and I can't wait. However we are hoping for a room in one of the mansions. Does anyone know if all the king size beds are in the mansions? If not, I'll call to make a request for a room there, but just wanted to check here first.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #2578
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POR to POFQ

Hello -

Just curious - how long of a walk is it to get to POFQ from Riverside? We're reserved at Riverside, but going to have a morning when my husband will be working and I thought the boys and I could explore. They want to do the pole fishing then as well. Has anyone done that and can give feedback.
Thanks for the help!
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I'l be going with my gf this June, and I can't wait. However we are hoping for a room in one of the mansions. Does anyone know if all the king size beds are in the mansions? If not, I'll call to make a request for a room there, but just wanted to check here first.
Kings are spread out throughout the resort with the exception of RR, which do not have them.

They are a booking category, so if you are requesting it, it is just a request. However traveling with a smaller party does help. I have traveled solo several times, and at least twice have had a king bed room without even requesting it. But I do go at a slow time during the year. Once you hit mid-June, it starts with kids out of school and the resorts get very busy.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:43 PM   #2580
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Can I request a green view if I paid for a standard view? I know these are just requests and may not be able to get it, but I wondered how often it happened to get a non parking lot view with a standard view room reservation?
I paid the extra $$$ for the garden view and thought it was well worth it.....requested bldg 16 in an first floor.....everything I asked for was granted when I got there. We rented a car but opening up our door every morning and seeing the nice landscaping and pathways was way better than the parking lot. Bldg 16 was close to everything also...good luck
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