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Old 07-13-2013, 11:28 AM   #1336
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Help, to request a fridge or not?? We will be there 9/2 - 9/8, no medical necessity and not keeping meals in room. We've been six times before but never had in room refrigerator and made do with little ice bucket plus refillable mugs. The only reason I was looking forward to the fridge was to store milk for my coffee and extra drinks considering free dining plan and having the mugs. Since we will get drinks with our meals (breakfast mostly) but have the mugs.. Planned to store them for cold in room drinks after parks. My dilemma is I do not want to request one and get it, then a family needing it for food (in room meals) not get one. I'd feel awful. My girls (9&12), DH and I are physically capable of walking our butts to the food court to get our mugs filled at night. So, my question is: should I even bother calling in a request for an in room refrigerator?? Thanks all!
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #1337
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Help, to request a fridge or not??
Just put in a request for a fridge "if available", also mentioning that it is not for any medical reasons if you wish. What have you got to lose? At POR I think you'll probably stand a good chance anyway, especially by September.

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Old 07-13-2013, 11:42 AM   #1338
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Just put in a request for a fridge "if available", also mentioning that it is not for any medical reasons if you wish. What have you got to lose? At POR I think you'll probably stand a good chance anyway, especially by September.

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Thanks Andre! I think I will take your advice, it sounds like a very reasonable plan. Plus, as you mentioned it may not even be necessary by September.
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It most likely will stop by Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, and then hit the Port Orleans Resorts.
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I'm sure this had been asked before but I can't find it. I have some room requests noted on my reservation ( close to main building, upper floor). If I do online check in, should I just leave the room request section blank? I am planning to send a fax about 5 days before we leave.
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If I do online check in, should I just leave the room request section blank? I am planning to send a fax about 5 days before we leave.
Although it should be fine, the general consensus is to leave that section of online checkin blank if you have already made some requests on your original booking. Your fax will supersede it later anyway though, so don't worry too much.

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Old 07-13-2013, 05:57 PM   #1342
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I know I read this somewhere but at the time i read it I wasn't ready.

Is there any advantage to not doing online check-in. and we still do the fax about 5 days before. We are at day 51 and just paid off in full. When do I expect Micky mail and what all will be included?

could someone please answer or give me a link and I am sorry because I know it has been said before.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:58 PM   #1343
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Do faxes still work? I thought they phased that out.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:23 PM   #1344
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Although it should be fine, the general consensus is to leave that section of online checkin blank if you have already made some requests on your original booking. Your fax will supersede it later anyway though, so don't worry too much.

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Thank you, Andre. I'm not one hundred percent sure that I'm going to do online check in but it's nice to know how to do it. We have never been to POR before so I may want to do traditional check in.
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So we returned from our first visit to POR a few weeks ago and we absolutely LOVED it. Everything was so beautiful, the photos really do not do it justice. Every cast member was pleasant and helpful. The food court could be pretty crazy at times, but we found the food to be good. Never waited more than 10 minutes for a bus and usually less than that. We requested AB, but were given a room in Acadian house and turns out, we loved it. It was a second floor, river view and a perfect location! Everything was just a couple minute walk. The kids loved the pool and all the activites, of course!

Sadly, three days into our 9 day trip, my father in law passed away and we needed to make arrangements to come home. The kids were crushed and it was a really difficult time. I spoke to a girl at the concierge desk and she was so nice and so helpful and did everything she could to try to make things ok for us. I wish so bad that I had gotten her name, because I really want to let someone know how wonderful she was. Unfortunately, I was so shook up over everything, that I just completely forgot! For some reason I think it was Annie, but how could I even find out?!? Disney was also really great about everything. While we were in the airport waiting to board our flight, guest services called my cell and let us know that they refunded us our unused resort nights and gave us vouchers for our unused park days. Had it not been for that, there would be no hope of us being able to take the kids back anytime in the next few years to give them the trip we had worked so hard to afford in the first place.

We are already saving in hopes of being able to go back next summer and get our "Do-over" first Disney trip. We will definitely be going back to POR. There is just something so relaxing and peaceful about the resort. Coming back to POR after a crazy day at the parks is like a vacation from your vacation! Thanks to Andre and Venom for all the info on this board. It was so helpful with our planning and I'll stay tuned til we go again next year!! (I hope!)
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I'm sorry for your loss. *hugs* I hope everything goes well and you make it back next year.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:31 PM   #1348
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So we returned from our first visit to POR a few weeks ago and we absolutely LOVED it. Everything was so beautiful, the photos really do not do it justice. Every cast member was pleasant and helpful. The food court could be pretty crazy at times, but we found the food to be good. Never waited more than 10 minutes for a bus and usually less than that. We requested AB, but were given a room in Acadian house and turns out, we loved it. It was a second floor, river view and a perfect location! Everything was just a couple minute walk. The kids loved the pool and all the activites, of course!

Sadly, three days into our 9 day trip, my father in law passed away and we needed to make arrangements to come home. The kids were crushed and it was a really difficult time. I spoke to a girl at the concierge desk and she was so nice and so helpful and did everything she could to try to make things ok for us. I wish so bad that I had gotten her name, because I really want to let someone know how wonderful she was. Unfortunately, I was so shook up over everything, that I just completely forgot! For some reason I think it was Annie, but how could I even find out?!? Disney was also really great about everything. While we were in the airport waiting to board our flight, guest services called my cell and let us know that they refunded us our unused resort nights and gave us vouchers for our unused park days. Had it not been for that, there would be no hope of us being able to take the kids back anytime in the next few years to give them the trip we had worked so hard to afford in the first place.

We are already saving in hopes of being able to go back next summer and get our "Do-over" first Disney trip. We will definitely be going back to POR. There is just something so relaxing and peaceful about the resort. Coming back to POR after a crazy day at the parks is like a vacation from your vacation! Thanks to Andre and Venom for all the info on this board. It was so helpful with our planning and I'll stay tuned til we go again next year!! (I hope!)
I am so sorry for your family's loss. I was once in your shoes. We planned for 2 years a southern Caribbean cruise and we just touched down into San Juan when I received a phone call that my mom suddenly passed away. It was gut wrenching. Not only had to tell the kids the horrible news but we had to fly back home first thing in the AM. I am sure it was so hard for your kids and I am glad to hear Disney worked their magic during a difficult time.

I would still write an email explaining how wonderful the concierge was. I am sure describing her and giving the date/time, they could track her down. Wishing you lots of healing.
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So we returned from our first visit to POR a few weeks ago and we absolutely LOVED it. Everything was so beautiful, the photos really do not do it justice. Every cast member was pleasant and helpful. The food court could be pretty crazy at times, but we found the food to be good. Never waited more than 10 minutes for a bus and usually less than that. We requested AB, but were given a room in Acadian house and turns out, we loved it. It was a second floor, river view and a perfect location! Everything was just a couple minute walk. The kids loved the pool and all the activites, of course!

Sadly, three days into our 9 day trip, my father in law passed away and we needed to make arrangements to come home. The kids were crushed and it was a really difficult time. I spoke to a girl at the concierge desk and she was so nice and so helpful and did everything she could to try to make things ok for us. I wish so bad that I had gotten her name, because I really want to let someone know how wonderful she was. Unfortunately, I was so shook up over everything, that I just completely forgot! For some reason I think it was Annie, but how could I even find out?!? Disney was also really great about everything. While we were in the airport waiting to board our flight, guest services called my cell and let us know that they refunded us our unused resort nights and gave us vouchers for our unused park days. Had it not been for that, there would be no hope of us being able to take the kids back anytime in the next few years to give them the trip we had worked so hard to afford in the first place.

We are already saving in hopes of being able to go back next summer and get our "Do-over" first Disney trip. We will definitely be going back to POR. There is just something so relaxing and peaceful about the resort. Coming back to POR after a crazy day at the parks is like a vacation from your vacation! Thanks to Andre and Venom for all the info on this board. It was so helpful with our planning and I'll stay tuned til we go again next year!! (I hope!)
I am so sorry for your loss.

I know you have many other things on your mind, but when you get the time, you should send an email to Disney, letting them know of the CMs wonderful service. If you can include the date and approximate time, that she was working the Concierge desk, and even that her name might have been Annie - they might be able to figure out who this helpful CM is!
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By any chance, does anyone know if the POR gift shop sells loaves of bread? Coronado did not, but Wilderness Lodge gift shop did. Last time we made a special trip over to Wilderness Lodge to pick up a loaf.

We take Jif PB for our son and buy a loaf of bread each trip. He's a picky eater and sometimes pulling out a Jif to go, and a couple slices of bread comes in really handy. And I see from that the food court has toasters so we could even make PB toast for him for breakfast.

Thanks in advance for the info.
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