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Old 02-14-2013, 08:44 AM   #61
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Do you just want adjoining rooms, meaning next to one another with no interior door between them? Or do you want connecting rooms that are next to one another with an interior door connecting the two? I'm only asking so you have a better chance of getting what you really want.

Also, adjoining and connecting rooms are only requests not a bookable category.
And if you want connecting and make your reservation over the phone, do NOT let the cast member tell you they are the same thing. I had two different people tell me that last year. Finally, I had one more call to make and that cast member knew the difference and couldn't believe that the other two had told me they were the same thing!! I followed up with a fax also and our connecting room request was happily granted.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:45 AM   #62
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Will be staying at POR Oct 3-9th. Have booked a standard room for 4 adults and requested a non-royal Mansion room. We mainly will be in the room just for sleeping. Just wondered if it is worth it to upgrade to a Garden Room view or not....any advice would be helpful. Thanks!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:22 AM   #63
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Will be staying at POR Oct 3-9th. Have booked a standard room for 4 adults and requested a non-royal Mansion room. We mainly will be in the room just for sleeping. Just wondered if it is worth it to upgrade to a Garden Room view or not....any advice would be helpful. Thanks!!
If you are only going to be in your room to sleep then I wouldn't bother getting a garden view. You could spend that money on snacks each day at the parks instead. You're not going to look out your window very much when it's dark out or you're sleeping....
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:28 AM   #64
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Only 5 more sleeps until I can send over my requests fax. Yay!!! Today I also got the "You're Disney Vacation Is Almost Here" email. I'm so excited.
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Only 5 more sleeps until I can send over my requests fax. Yay!!! Today I also got the "You're Disney Vacation Is Almost Here" email. I'm so excited.
I sent mine in the day before yesterday and called to confirm they received them and put them into the Room Assignment Managers box or office and got my email confirmation yesterday morning. That is with almost two weeks away.
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If you are only going to be in your room to sleep then I wouldn't bother getting a garden view. You could spend that money on snacks each day at the parks instead. You're not going to look out your window very much when it's dark out or you're sleeping....

Thanks!!! That is what I was thinking too
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Checked into POR last NT and got everything we asked for! Love AB section!
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I sent mine in the day before yesterday and called to confirm they received them and put them into the Room Assignment Managers box or office and got my email confirmation yesterday morning. That is with almost two weeks away.
Hmmmn, maybe I should send them in today. I figured 10 days out was too early and it might get lost in the shuffle.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:25 AM   #69
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I have to say, I knew were were going, but now that I've booked...I'm super excited!!!

Best part? The kids have NO IDEA yet!!! I'm going to keep it a surprise until at least Easter!! Then they will only have a little over a month to wait.

Now I just have to keep my lips zipped and my mind thinking about how I'm going to Surprise them!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:26 AM   #70
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My son has allergies and our last trip we stayed at AoA; in their quick service restaurant they had 'Baby Cakes' cupcakes available as dessert or snacks. This was fabulously convenient, since we'd get them and give him a small cupcake each day.
Does this place have them or do we need to head over to Down Town Disney the first night and stock up?
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:30 AM   #71
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So excited to see the new thread, I had read almost all 250 pages of the last one and now I get to see the entire new thread as it grows! 105 days till we check in and I could not be more excited!!! We are checking into a non-disney hotel the night before POR, but I think I may just try to convince hubby to let us check in to POR that night for a room only stay. We shall see!!!
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I have to say, I knew were were going, but now that I've booked...I'm super excited!!!

Best part? The kids have NO IDEA yet!!! I'm going to keep it a surprise until at least Easter!! Then they will only have a little over a month to wait.

Now I just have to keep my lips zipped and my mind thinking about how I'm going to Surprise them!!
One year I surprised my dd with a scavenger hunt type thing where the clues eventually led her to a stuffed Mickey and a certificate good for one Disney vacation
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:33 AM   #73
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Almost down to single digit until our 1st visit to POR!

I was finally able to check-in online today, but the only option I get in Room Requests is asking for a Pack'n & Play Playard. Can't even add something manually.
Anyone with the same problem?

Should I just give up and wait for my 5 days window to send my room request by fax?
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:42 AM   #74
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Almost down to single digit until our 1st visit to POR! :yay

I was finally able to check-in online today, but the only option I get in Room Requests is asking for a Pack'n & Play Playard. Can't even add something manually.

Should I just give up and wait for my 5 days window to send my room request by fax?
I'm almost down to the single-hours dance!

Sounds like you were diverted to the old WDW website (did it have the new 'My Disney Experience' link in the top right?). There aren't many more options on the new site to be honest (just upper/ground floors, etc) but it's a little better. I'd just send a fax with your requests in the next few days.

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Thumbs up Yay!!

Doing the single digit dance
9 days to go and we'll be enjoying the Florida sun.

Preparing my fax this weekend to send on Tuesday.
So many things to do in these last days...
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