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Old 03-08-2013, 12:47 PM   #916
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You should have your request noted in your original booking (call the reservations center to get them to do this) but it would also be worth getting in touch with the resort directly a few days before you arrive to re-inforce this (e.g. by fax).

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:55 PM   #917
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:00 PM   #918
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So looking forward to staying at POR again! This will be our 4th time staying here and we love it! This is one of the nicest resorts on Disney!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:17 PM   #919
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Feeling a little (or alot!) nervous now about our trip in three weeks to a Royal Room at POR. Ugh. I'm so sorry for what happened to Venom. Looking forward to reading the trip report and trying not to freak out in the meantime.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:40 PM   #920
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We will be there in 29 days! It's our first trip and we're so excited! My question is this... We didn't get tickets in our package bc my DH is in the military so we're waiting until we get there... We arrive on the 7th but have a ADR the next morning at 8... Do we need to go get our tickets the night we get there (the 7th)... Also, since our tickets were not included in the package we got, will they still be on our key to the world card or no? Thanks
Does anyone know anything on this? Thanks!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:57 PM   #921
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Does anyone know anything on this? Thanks!
No idea, have you asked whoever you ordered the tickets from? If they are not attached to your booking then they probably won't be on your Key to the World card automatically - but they could probably be added by the resort if you ask them. But you'd need to have the tickets first of course.

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #922
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No idea, have you asked whoever you ordered the tickets from? If they are not attached to your booking then they probably won't be on your Key to the World card automatically - but they could probably be added by the resort if you ask them. But you'd need to have the tickets first of course.

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We haven't got them yet, we have to either get them at the shades of green or at the park when we get there... Would you suggest us going to get the tickets the night when we get there ( would we have to use them that same day?). I'm just trying to figure out what to do bc we have breakfast before the park opens on Monday the 8th at Hollywood and vine... Didn't know if we could get the tickets that early...
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:19 PM   #923
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We haven't got them yet, we have to either get them at the shades of green or at the park when we get there... Would you suggest us going to get the tickets the night when we get there ( would we have to use them that same day?)
If they are physical multi-day tickets then they won't start their activation period until you first use them. If they are length of stay, they would include your arrival and departure dates anyway. Whichever, getting them as soon as you arrive seems a good idea if you need to use them early the next day.

But it might be best to find a thread that deals with this specific ticket media (or a Shades of Green thread) as I'm not sure how many POR-FAQ readers will be able to help you.

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If they are physical multi-day tickets then they won't start their activation period until you first use them. If they are length of stay, they would include your arrival and departure dates anyway. Whichever, getting them as soon as you arrive seems a good idea if you need to use them early the next day.

But it might be best to find a thread that deals with this specific ticket media (or a Shades of Green thread) as I'm not sure how many POR-FAQ readers will be able to help you.

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Thank you, I only posted here bc this is where we are staying and didn't know if any others had any advice or could help... They're 4 day tickets and we're staying from the 7-13 but wasn't planning on going to the parks on our arrival date or departure and going to Sea world one day... Was hoping to take the boat to DTD the first night, so hopefully we'll arrive in time to get our tickets, check in, and get on the boat... How late do they run the boat? Thanks again!
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How late do they run the boat? Thanks again!
The DTD ferry boat runs until 11pm, and the buses until about 2am. If you're driving, it might be easier to pick up your tickets from SoG on your way to POR, rather than checking in at POR and then driving over to SoG and back again.

I would try checking and asking in http://www.disboards.com/showthread....=military+pass or http://www.disboards.com/showthread....=military+pass which seem to be the right sort of places for military pass info. Looks like it is a separate pass (not on your keycard) and you activate it when you first arrive at any of the parks.

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Days Inn Lakeside: Apr/May 89 Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Feb 99Disney's Beach Club: Sep 07, Sep 09
Disney's Dixie Landings: Jul/Aug 95, Oct 96, Sep/Oct 97, Feb 99
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:46 PM   #926
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You have no idea how much that is true. I had a very not so fun experience I will be sharing with my Trip Report once we have returned to our normal day to day. People who have easily disgusted stomachs do not read. I head back into the work circle of life on the 9th but I will post sometime that week after.

I'll put it this way. We are not at POR now and our Vacation isn't up til the 9th!
Geesh...cliffhanger much? Not to be redundant, but I'm a teacher and can't use the computer all day, so I just got all caught up on this. I echo the sentiments of everyone else in that it's so sad that the person who is always here for us cheering on POR and supporting us with room requests and questions and being, basically, the POR #1 fan has had to experience something terrible (on top of a sick little one!) Hugs that things are all better now
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:31 PM   #927
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I'm sorry for your troubles, Venom. Watching your little girl being sick sucks in the worst way.

Question for the DIS brain trust: I did online check in today with the intention of leaving a note that we couldn't have any down pillows in the room as my wife is pretty allergic but there was no place there to leave a note. Should I call and have a note added to the rez or is there an e-mail address I can use?
None of the resorts have down pillows, for that specific reason.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #928
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booked our airfare

just had to pop in and say that we have booked our airfare for our June trip! double digits now! I kept waiting for prices to go down with the airfare which is why I didn't book it when we made our package reservations, but... didn't want to wait any longer as it seems prices are going up not down. So, another thing crossed off my list!

Venom: so sorry about your troubles on your trip & glad your daughter is better! I will check out your TR when you post it.

Andre: thank you for all of the helpful info and the live feed while you were at POR.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:58 PM   #929
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Why would you not stay at POR because venomhatch's little girl got food poisoning from eating at Be Our Guest?


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I now see that something must have happened at POR also, so please disregard my above comment.
That wasn't why he changed hotels. He didn't want to post the reason & I was concerned that it was bed bugs and he confirmed it wasn't. SO I am not changing but it wasn't because he little girl got sick at BOG.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #930
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Question about a split stay. Does this sound crazy?

We love POR, as it fits our family of 5 the best both style/location and price. I went to book a package with the Spring Offer from 5/23-5/30. There was no availablilty with the Spring Offer. It seems like the night of 5/26 there is no availability. So, I am able to book 5/23-5/26 gardenview with the DDP and 6 day base tickets under the Spring Offer; 5/26-5/27 room only rack rate preferred room; and 5/27-5/30 room only Spring Offer preferred room. This gives us the DDP for our first 3 nights and we'll pay OOP the remainder.

So my real question is: what is the likelihood of being able to remain in our room the entire stay? I realize that there is a big difference between gardenview and preferred rooms. I don't really want to change rooms 3 times.

Even though this sounds crazy, it saves me about $1300 over staying in the Fort Wilderness Cabins the entire stay, and about $1100 paying rack rate for the entire stay at POR in a preferred room. This includes what I would be paying OOP for food.

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