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Old 04-17-2014, 07:00 AM   #556
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:12 PM   #557
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We stayed in POR last year during Spring Break and sent an email about 2 weeks before using your awesome template Venomhatch! We got exactly what we requested and had a fabulous time! We are headed back in mid-May for SWW and staying at POR again. Do you recommend faxing over email now? And last year I think it was within 2 weeks of travel but now I am seeing 5 days. We have a preferred room for mobility issues of one of our travelers so I want to make sure to get that to the right person. Thanks so much!!!
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:31 PM   #558
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We stayed in POR last year during Spring Break and sent an email about 2 weeks before using your awesome template Venomhatch! We got exactly what we requested and had a fabulous time! We are headed back in mid-May for SWW and staying at POR again. Do you recommend faxing over email now? And last year I think it was within 2 weeks of travel but now I am seeing 5 days. We have a preferred room for mobility issues of one of our travelers so I want to make sure to get that to the right person. Thanks so much!!!
Fax should be ok this time. 5 days is fine now we ironed out the routine better with the rooms and requests.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:23 AM   #559
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I'll do it five days prior to arrival.
That's my general advice too. Any further out than five days and your fax will probably be filed away until they get around to working on your particular dates (which shouldn't be a problem, but why risk it?). Also, they don't generally look at making any possible category switches prior to 5 days out (I assume in case any late bookings come in) so any requests which might involve technical changes between one room category and another won't be possible until then anyway.

Most rooms are still allocated via the 'Ready Room' system (either when you arrive, or a few hours before your arrival if you've done online checkin) but if they decide they need to block out a specific room then they will want to do that several days before the arrival date. This is mostly for things like multi-room bookings, groups, consecutive run-on bookings, or very specific special requests that probably could not be met on the day - the more complex/larger the booking, the earlier they will look at it. The downside of blocking out rooms in advance is that unless the room is empty the day before (which would be ideal) you run the risk of it possibly not being ready yet if you arrive earlier in the day.

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Old 04-18-2014, 02:59 AM   #560
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We have 5 rooms reserved for Sept. Two of the rooms check in the 19th -29th. The other 3 rooms are for 20th-28th. How likely that we can be together? If one of the rooms that is staying longest, books a preferred room, how likely are we to be in the buildings near the preferred rooms? Will it increase our chances of those closer buildings, if one room is preferred?
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:32 AM   #561
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Is the recommendation for sending faxes 5 business days before arrival or just 5 days regardless? We are checking in on a Wednesday and I just wanted to confirm that I understood what day would be best to fax in our requests.

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Old 04-18-2014, 08:19 AM   #562
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Is the recommendation for sending faxes 5 business days before arrival or just 5 days regardless? We are checking in on a Wednesday and I just wanted to confirm that I understood what day would be best to fax in our requests.

Thanks so much for your help!

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5 Days regardless. But the Person that typically oversees the room assignments usually isn't there on Sundays and Mondays. That is not saying it wont be seen and entered in. It is just the best chance to get it to the best possible person.
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I think I read on the other POR Thread - Don't put your clothing in the chest of drawers at the resort! Just wondering why.

Sorry if this is a stupid question.


I guess we will ask for extra hangers.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:27 AM   #564
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I think I read on the other POR Thread - Don't put your clothing in the chest of drawers at the resort! Just wondering why.

Sorry if this is a stupid question.


I guess we will ask for extra hangers.
Well I and a few others had a bad experience in and behind drawers. But you could use hanging organizers, their pretty cheap, or I leave everything in our suit cases.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:22 AM   #565
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Well I and a few others had a bad experience in and behind drawers. But you could use hanging organizers, their pretty cheap, or I leave everything in our suit cases.
Thank you for the quick response. Will pickup some at Walmart today. See ya on Sunday!!! 😃😃😃

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5 Days regardless. But the Person that typically oversees the room assignments usually isn't there on Sundays and Mondays. That is not saying it wont be seen and entered in. It is just the best chance to get it to the best possible person.
Thanks!! Saturday it is! One week from tomorrow! That's pretty exciting to think about! hehe
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I spoke to the right people while I was there and you should do it at the 5 days before arrival. One to two days would be too soon for room planning and would make it more difficult to achieve requests.

We are arriving on Friday, May 2nd. I believe you stated the room assigner does not work on Sunday or Monday. Would it better to send my fax in on Tuesday, 3 days prior to check in so it has a better chance of being seen?

Not requesting much, only location, since we only have a standard view, but I don't want it overlooked either since this is my little princess' first trip.


Thank you Venomhatch & Andrewilley. You both probably sprinkle more pixie dust than you know with all the info you give so generously.


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Old 04-22-2014, 09:14 AM   #568
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Hi friends! Thanks for all this amazing information! I'm sorry if this was asked before- I tried to reach all the posts but may have missed some!

We are staying at POR from Dec 2-9. We are traveling with myself, my DH and our DS who will be 4 at time of travel. I think he will think the Murphy Bed is super cool! (Does everyone think that it will be good for a 4 yr old- comfortable? And do we need to ask for bedrails do you think?) And because it us just the 2 adults- a king bed would be perfect! Then we want a preferred room to be close to amenities- we will have an umbrella stroller- but would be nice to save energy for the parks! The preferred room us really the priority- we could survive (ha!) in a 2 queen bed room, but king would be better. So our current reservation is "preferred room" and in the requests we have- request a king bed with Murphy bed in buildings 14, 15, 18 or 27.

Should I change it to a king bed room reservation and them request the preferred buildings? It seems that the price us the same?

We arrears on a Tuesday- so we will probably send the fax the previous Thursday?

And is it too much to also request a "quieter room?" With Pop Warner arriving at the end of our trip- didn't know if that's something we should be concerned with?

Thanks so much- so many questions!! We are just so excited!!! And the perfect place to rest and re-coop will make it even more fantastic! I gave heard how the staff at PO is just over the top friendly and that is why we chose this resort! Thanks to everyone! Amy
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We are arriving on Friday, May 2nd. I believe you stated the room assigner does not work on Sunday or Monday. Would it better to send my fax in on Tuesday, 3 days prior to check in so it has a better chance of being seen?

Not requesting much, only location, since we only have a standard view, but I don't want it overlooked either since this is my little princess' first trip.


Thank you Venomhatch & Andrewilley. You both probably sprinkle more pixie dust than you know with all the info you give so generously.


Thank you!
Yes I would send on Tuesday. It has a chance of getting accomplished but it isn't usually better as you have lesser days. Now don't get me wrong 3 days is still ample time for average requests. But if you were hoping to get upgraded or a specific spot then that might be harder under 5 days.
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Hi friends! Thanks for all this amazing information! I'm sorry if this was asked before- I tried to reach all the posts but may have missed some!

We are staying at POR from Dec 2-9. We are traveling with myself, my DH and our DS who will be 4 at time of travel. I think he will think the Murphy Bed is super cool! (Does everyone think that it will be good for a 4 yr old- comfortable? And do we need to ask for bedrails do you think?) And because it us just the 2 adults- a king bed would be perfect! Then we want a preferred room to be close to amenities- we will have an umbrella stroller- but would be nice to save energy for the parks! The preferred room us really the priority- we could survive (ha!) in a 2 queen bed room, but king would be better. So our current reservation is "preferred room" and in the requests we have- request a king bed with Murphy bed in buildings 14, 15, 18 or 27.

Should I change it to a king bed room reservation and them request the preferred buildings? It seems that the price us the same?

We arrears on a Tuesday- so we will probably send the fax the previous Thursday?

And is it too much to also request a "quieter room?" With Pop Warner arriving at the end of our trip- didn't know if that's something we should be concerned with?

Thanks so much- so many questions!! We are just so excited!!! And the perfect place to rest and re-coop will make it even more fantastic! I gave heard how the staff at PO is just over the top friendly and that is why we chose this resort! Thanks to everyone! Amy
Hello there,

Yeah the Murphy Beds are comfortable even for me. But I also am 5'11" so I hang over a little bit. But I don't believe you need the bed rails honestly in my opinion. The mattress sinks in a little, not a lot, and kind of holds you in the middle of it. There is a lip on the end that keeps the mattress on the Murphy bed and not sliding off or anything. As for the room I would try for a preferred and possibly request a king bed? But as you said I wouldn't put too much worry on the bed. The Queens are still very big even for me. Since there is no elevators in the Alligator Bayou Buildings I would ask for first floor also since you have the stroller. I really like building 14 it is a very nice location and literally it is almost right outside the food court doors. I personally believe you should leave it the way it is. Purchased a preferred requesting a king. The preferreds go quick and they may just move you to a king preferred to open a queen one up for someone else. It would be harder to do any magic with a king room asking for a preferred location. If that last part is confusing I can help further. Honestly I didnt have too much noise in the preferred area. Just around the pool but even then it was loud long. I honestly think Preferred Area is a lot quieter to me.
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