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Old 07-26-2013, 07:49 AM   #1696
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On the coffee pointers...we are not daily coffee drinkers but with 10+ hours in each park, I think we will need some...can not drink most hotel coffee and Starbucks tastes burnt, love kona mild roast...do any coffee pods have a better chance of making a better cup of coffee than another? Found this website with lots of five stars but they could be Starbucks lovers...any coffee pros out there?
Www.coffeewiz.com.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:51 AM   #1697
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Posted this question on the discount thread, but I guess no one knew the answer.

Are preferred rooms at POR typically included in RO discounts? A 25% discount would save us $470! That's nothing to sneeze at, that's for sure (although rest assured, Disney would still get it one way or another, no doubt ) I had actually thought about upgrading to deluxe, but everything is full on my dates except for club level type rooms that I could not pay for even with a discount.

I will find out for myself August 1 (not a Disney cardholder) so I will find out for myself, just wondering if I should even get my hopes up.

I might give up my Preferred room if I had to, but it would be a tough decision...
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:54 AM   #1698
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I just realized I talked to you earlier on this same thread! You were actually the person here who helped convince me to book a Royal Room in the first place!

Thanks again for all your help - us South Carolinians have to stick together!
Oh, that's right! Yay!! Maybe POR should start giving me a commission! Haha!!
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:11 AM   #1699
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Posted this question on the discount thread, but I guess no one knew the answer.

Are preferred rooms at POR typically included in RO discounts? A 25% discount would save us $470! That's nothing to sneeze at, that's for sure (although rest assured, Disney would still get it one way or another, no doubt ) I had actually thought about upgrading to deluxe, but everything is full on my dates except for club level type rooms that I could not pay for even with a discount.

I will find out for myself August 1 (not a Disney cardholder) so I will find out for myself, just wondering if I should even get my hopes up.

I might give up my Preferred room if I had to, but it would be a tough decision...
I am going in 10 days and I received a discount on my preferred room. However, each time they put out a discount, it might be different.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:11 AM   #1700
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Posted this question on the discount thread, but I guess no one knew the answer.

Are preferred rooms at POR typically included in RO discounts? A 25% discount would save us $470!
I just got back from a stay in a preferred room at POR on a room only discount. I booked it the second day it was available.

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Old 07-26-2013, 08:21 AM   #1701
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I am not a coffee drinker so I can't comment on how well they work, but I know you can buy filters to make your own pods, and I've seen tutorials on how to make your own pods from regular filters too. If you like a particular brand or blend of coffee that doesn't come in a pod, then that might be a solution. Just Google "how to make your own coffee pods" and you should get results.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:41 AM   #1702
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I bought the pods at Shop Rite.

I arrive in less than a month too and would really like a fridge!!

I'll have to check my Shop Rite, thanks!

I'm hoping since I still have over 3 months before my trip that the frig situation will be resolved by then. We were going to order milk, cereal, fruit and snacks from Garden Grocer (along with 2 cases of water). We don't want to waste snack credits on water when I can get them a whole lot cheaper, even with delivery fees.
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Love to know if there is a residual coffee taste when you do this. We almost always travel with a small kettle because we don't drink coffee. Anyone?
We went the end of May and I took Quick Quaker to eat so i could run the water through the coffee maker to heat it up and since I didn't run a "test" run of water through it to "clean" it out, I thought it had an "after taste".

Personal opinion though.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:24 AM   #1704
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I bought the pods at Shop Rite.

I arrive in less than a month too and would really like a fridge!!
What brand were they? I looked in my shoprite but couldn't find any pods, just k-cups. It is veryossible I missed them though since I had three kids in tow, LOL!

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We went the end of May and I took Quick Quaker to eat so i could run the water through the coffee maker to heat it up and since I didn't run a "test" run of water through it to "clean" it out, I thought it had an "after taste".

Personal opinion though.
I always bring a small container of vinegar to run through the hotel coffee makers before I use them. That way I know they are clean, otherwise they kind of gross me out, LOL! That may help get rid if any weird aftertaste too, although I can't guarantee it since I've never used it for hot water before.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:31 AM   #1706
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They are Melitta 100% Arabica Dark Roast Coffee Pods. They come in a box of 18. I probably only found them because I use Shop Rite From Home
I don't know how to upload a picture or I would.
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They are Melitta 100% Arabica Dark Roast Coffee Pods. They come in a box of 18. I probably only found them because I use Shop Rite From Home
I don't know how to upload a picture or I would.
Thanks for the info. I'll have to look better when I'm at shoprite next week! Maybe I can get there without the kids is I have time to browse, LOL!
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #1708
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Thanks for answering my preferred room question! It's much appreciated! Even though I know it's anecdotal experiences, it still helps a bit.

Now to hope that there is still availability for me on August 1st, since I'm not a Disney Visa cardholder.

If not... hey, we're still going to WDW and I'm EXCITED!
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:39 PM   #1709
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Just returned from our stay at POR. We checked in July 15th, and checked out July 25th. Booked a garden room, and didn't make any requests. Checked in just a little before 11 am and the room was surprisingly ready. We were placed in room 3944, so building 39. Close to the North Depot, and not to far from the main building. The room was very quiet and the landscaping was very nice. The buses were pretty good. There were a couple occasions where we just missed a bus and another was there in 5-10 minutes. Longest wait we had was at EPCOT in the afternoon, we waited 20 minutes. The buses were usually pretty crowded and standing room most of the time, which was no big deal to us. The boat to and from DTD was way better than the bus. When we checked in we had a refrigerator, and asked about the situation. The guy who checked us in only said what we already know (it would only affect half the resort, no changing during stays). That said, we did notice refrigerators being removed towards the end of our stay. I will try to post some pictures up later.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #1710
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Love to know if there is a residual coffee taste when you do this. We almost always travel with a small kettle because we don't drink coffee. Anyone?
Yes there is. I am a tea drinker and always take a travel kettle. Apart from anything else tea needs boiling water.
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