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Old 06-14-2013, 08:22 AM   #706
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I know the RR only hold 4 people. A girl can dream though That's why I said major pixie dust. You never know what they might come up with. We'll be happy by just being in Disney. I did do Online Check In last night and will be faxing in a few days before arrival.
Thanks again for the input guys.
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Is the POR using the magic bands at all? Or probably more accurately, when will they be implementing these?
There has been no definitive answer regarding POR; they are being rolled out at a few resorts. There is plenty of info on the theme parks board.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:15 AM   #708
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I know the RR only hold 4 people. A girl can dream though That's why I said major pixie dust. You never know what they might come up with. We'll be happy by just being in Disney. I did do Online Check In last night and will be faxing in a few days before arrival.
Thanks again for the input guys.
Quite frankly, it is best not to expect anything or you will be terribly disappointed and it will set the entire tone for the trip.

Disney was very savvy in turning requests into booking categories a s well as making some of the more remotely located rooms into themed rooms. And quite frankly, people are paying for them.

Upgrades are done at the convenience of the resort and it is nothing you have control over.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:25 AM   #709
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we tipped $5 a day they were great. towel animals every day extra shampoo my 4 year old slept in the fold down bed and wanted another blaket so we gave her one off the other beds mousekeeping saw this and left us another blanket. maybe we were just luckey
I just wanted to chime in here since we just returned last night from a 5 night stay at POR. Although I know tipping discussions aren't popular, I wanted to share that we also tipped $5 per day for the two of us (in adorably cutely decorated envelopes I might add,) and our service wasn't that great. Not that I tip well bc I think it means I will get better service, but I'm talking basic things. Tissues not refilled, nightstand was turned completely sideways like they were in a hurry, beds weren't fully made, washcloths weren't replenished, basic things. However, soap/coffee/shampoo were refilled, so it was very random and inconsistent.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #710
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Quite frankly, it is best not to expect anything or you will be terribly disappointed and it will set the entire tone for the trip.

Disney was very savvy in turning requests into booking categories a s well as making some of the more remotely located rooms into themed rooms. And quite frankly, people are paying for them.

Upgrades are done at the convenience of the resort and it is nothing you have control over.
Totally understand. Like I said, there's nothing wrong with hoping. I'll be happy wherever I'm at.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:07 AM   #711
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I just wanted to chime in here since we just returned last night from a 5 night stay at POR. Although I know tipping discussions aren't popular, I wanted to share that we also tipped $5 per day for the two of us (in adorably cutely decorated envelopes I might add,) and our service wasn't that great. Not that I tip well bc I think it means I will get better service, but I'm talking basic things. Tissues not refilled, nightstand was turned completely sideways like they were in a hurry, beds weren't fully made, washcloths weren't replenished, basic things. However, soap/coffee/shampoo were refilled, so it was very random and inconsistent.
We tipped $5 a day as well, had great service, no towel animals other than a Mickey face on arrival day, but otherwise very clean, towels replaced, soaps done, etc.

Think it all depends on who you get really...
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:34 AM   #712
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Report Problems!

For all of you mentioning problems with mousekeeping:

I hope you tell the front desk. As soon as possible. Not to get someone in trouble; it may just be a training issue. They can help the person learn to better do their job. Feedback is important for this reason. Mention what they did well and how happy you are, but mention what could have been better or what was missed.
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We tipped $5 a day as well, had great service, no towel animals other than a Mickey face on arrival day, but otherwise very clean, towels replaced, soaps done, etc.

Think it all depends on who you get really...
I agree that it all depends on who you get. We've always tipped the same from year to year and have found that it doesn't make one bit of difference. We've had some phenomenal housekeepers at POR and quite frankly, some horrible ones. One that we had probably five years ago was so great that we remembered her the following year and although she wasn't working in our building, we ran into her and told her what a great job she had done the year before and how much we appreciated her. Her name was Virginia. I wonder if she is still there? Would love to have her again!
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Changing the subject

Can I call and change or cancel a request? I made the reservation some time ago for September and asked 1st for AB, and 2nd for a particular building in the woods. I would like to cancel the building and possible look at something closer to parking/bus/building because my wife is having foot problems.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #715
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For all of you mentioning problems with mousekeeping: I hope you tell the front desk. As soon as possible. Not to get someone in trouble; it may just be a training issue. They can help the person learn to better do their job. Feedback is important for this reason. Mention what they did well and how happy you are, but mention what could have been better or what was missed.
Excellent advice. As much as you pay for a room at Disney, there is nothing wrong with politely relaying your concerns because if they don't know, exactly nothing will happen.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:03 PM   #716
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I know the RR only hold 4 people. A girl can dream though That's why I said major pixie dust.
They can't really pixie dust you into a room without enough beds for everyone.


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Absolutely, just call the reservations center again and ask them to modify your request. No one at the resort will even look at your details until a few days before you arrive anyway.

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Ok usually a lurker but a few questions. We are staying December 6-13 booked standard room. Hoping for AB as have two year old and thirteen year old and two year old isnt too good in pack and play so hoping for his own bed.
Does anyone know what moderate was chosen for Pop Warner this year?
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:16 PM   #718
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There has been no definitive answer regarding POR; they are being rolled out at a few resorts. There is plenty of info on the theme parks board.
Are these wristband going to be for all guests when they come out and replace the KTTW cards, or only for those who pay extra? I have been trying to search for more info, but having difficulty.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #719
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They can't really pixie dust you into a room without enough beds for everyone.


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Old 06-14-2013, 12:38 PM   #720
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Two rooms then.
So you are hoping to get a free upgrade to a RR plus an additional RR at no charge? That would be some MEGA pixie dust!
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