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Old 08-07-2014, 01:41 PM   #751
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Sorry to somewhat hijack this thread, but are faxes still being accepted at CBR to your knowledge?

Great info here - we absolutely loved our POR visit in '10 - trying somewhere new this time at CBR and maybe CSR after that!
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:43 PM   #752
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Sorry to somewhat hijack this thread, but are faxes still being accepted at CBR to your knowledge?

Great info here - we absolutely loved our POR visit in '10 - trying somewhere new this time at CBR and maybe CSR after that!
As of last week yes. No problem glad it helps. We didn't like CSR to Business like and confrency. Plus CSR and CBR are so spread out not like POR where you could be to the main building where everything is in a matter of minutes.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:02 PM   #753
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As of last week yes. No problem glad it helps. We didn't like CSR to Business like and confrency. Plus CSR and CBR are so spread out not like POR where you could be to the main building where everything is in a matter of minutes.
Thank you!
POR has such lovely grounds, I hope we don't end up missing it too much!
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:55 PM   #754
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Sorry to somewhat hijack this thread, but are faxes still being accepted at CBR to your knowledge?

Great info here - we absolutely loved our POR visit in '10 - trying somewhere new this time at CBR and maybe CSR after that!
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As of last week yes. No problem glad it helps. We didn't like CSR to Business like and confrency. Plus CSR and CBR are so spread out not like POR where you could be to the main building where everything is in a matter of minutes.
I'm arriving at CBR next Wednesday so just attempted to send my fax. The number you have posted in the first post on this thread would not go through. I used the number I found on allears (407) 934-2736 and that was sent successfully. Hoping for the best! I did not request any upgrades (using a CM rate, so not eligible), just some more specific room requests than I was allowed on online check in.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:22 PM   #755
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I'm arriving at CBR next Wednesday so just attempted to send my fax. The number you have posted in the first post on this thread would not go through. I used the number I found on allears (407) 934-2736 and that was sent successfully. Hoping for the best! I did not request any upgrades (using a CM rate, so not eligible), just some more specific room requests than I was allowed on online check in.
Ok noted thank you. It may have been changed recently. I will call them and make sure it is current.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:57 AM   #756
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Is there any way to find out if your fax was received? I'm sending my fax within the hour....
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Is there any way to find out if your fax was received? I'm sending my fax within the hour....
They don't have the resources to follow up as much as they used to. But if they can they will. I know the faxes are going through just fine.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:15 AM   #758
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They don't have the resources to follow up as much as they used to. But if they can they will. I know the faxes are going through just fine.
Thanks so much, Venomhatch! Your information has been SO helpful during the planning process.

Just curious, though... someone said that room requests should be sent out 5-7 days in advance, but portorleans.org says they should be sent 3-5 days in advance. Which is right? I don't want to send in my request too early ... right now I'm 7 days out.

Also... I really want us to have a toaster since we're having breakfast every day at POR. Should I add that in our room request fax or ask during check-in?
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:23 AM   #759
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Thanks so much, Venomhatch! Your information has been SO helpful during the planning process.

Just curious, though... someone said that room requests should be sent out 5-7 days in advance, but portorleans.org says they should be sent 3-5 days in advance. Which is right? I don't want to send in my request too early ... right now I'm 7 days out.
I would never go as low as 3 days. It is very hard to accommodate requests that close to arrival. I work for Disney and not just as a door greeter. I have first hand advice from CMs at POR that 5 days minimal is required in order to work anything they can into the equation. I say 5-7 is the best policy. Sunday and Monday are the Senior Room Managers days off so if 5 days out lands you on Sun or Mon then use my 7 days out advice.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:44 PM   #760
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Unless you are being as specific as a particular room number, I still suggest 3-5 days as they don't generally start looking at blocking out any general allocations any further out than 5 days. And 3-5 days was the timeframe suggested by the manager of the room inventory department anyway.

But hey, it's a hotel room request not a tactical military plan, they don't have dragons trained to catch and incinerate wrongly-timed faxes - anything we say here is really just a guideline.

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Old 08-08-2014, 08:10 PM   #761
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Online check-in if you sent a room request fax?

I am sending a room request fax for our arrival in a week. Once I have sent the fax, is it ok to do online checkin, or should I not?

I have the same request noted on my reservation when I called and made it. I would not specify any requests on the online check in.

Also, are they still testing the text straight to your room? That was really my motivation to do the online checkin.
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The direct to room test is finished now.

I'd suggest doing the Online Checkin first, and then send your fax request.

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2 small kids and bedtime

Hi!

We are travelling to POR in September with a 2 and 5 year old. I am wondering what folks do at bedtime once they have put the little ones in bed?

I.e. do you hide in the bathroom with door closed or sit outside your door in the corridor, ect?

I am not sure that we will be ready for bed at 8pm or that the kids would fall asleep with us in the room with them!

Any suggestions about how you have managed this would be great!

Thank you!
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:18 AM   #764
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Just sent my building request yesterday (our 5 day mark)! I can't wait to see where we are placed.

Thank you so much for having this thread. It is very helpful.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:59 PM   #765
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I think we can do online check in at 30 or 60 days, right? Should we still do that if we are intending on sending a fax at the 5 day mark? Thank you
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