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Old 07-13-2013, 09:47 PM   #1351
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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.
I don't know about POR but I know that OKW and SSR do so you could head there if needed.

Actually now that I think about, I think only the hotels with kitchens (DVC) will have food like that.

But I did read you can buy bread at most food courts and counter service. Bring a ziplock and buy like 10 slices at first breakfast. Keep them fresh in your room.
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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 am so sorry for your loss I hope you are all able to return again soon and thanks for taking the time to share how Disney tried to alleviate worries for you during this difficult time...
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Sadly, three days into our 9 day trip, my father in law passed away and we needed to make arrangements to come home.
I am very sorry for your families loss and that it had to happen at such a time. Prayers are on the way for your family. I hope you get to go next year!

The magic is extra special at such a vulnerable time. I'm glad to hear they were so helpful. I agree with the others. email Disney and explain everything including dates and approximate times. They will know who it was.

This is the best way to return the favor as it is very valuable to a Disney employee to receive commendations from visitors.
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:02 PM   #1355
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Actually now that I think about, I think only the hotels with kitchens (DVC) will have food like that.
No, other resorts do too. Check out this post from easywdw.com:

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...-bayou-part-1/
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:17 AM   #1356
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Is there any advantage to not doing online check-in. and we still do the fax about 5 days before
I don't see any reason why not to do it to be honest. Some people say to avoid filling in the special-request tickboxes if you have already got more detailed verbal requests on your original reservation, but it is meant not to remove older stuff. See also www.portorleans.org/faqs.php#Online.


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Do faxes still work? I thought they phased that out.
Yep, they do at some resorts anyway. I can't speak for anywhere else, but I do happen to know the person who generally reads them at POR/POFQ and I can assure you they do get noticed. Requests are still not guaranteed of course.


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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.
Yes, lots of nice goodies in the shop, including bread:




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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.
I'm so very sorry for your loss, and for you and your kids' much-anticipated vacation to have been so sadly curtailed. If you could maybe PM me with the rough time and date that you spoke to the CM at the concierge desk (I'm sure that the date is etched on your mind; I know the date that my own father passed away is etched on mine) I'll see if I can find anything out for you.

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:58 AM   #1357
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Thank you for the link. I knew I saw it somewhere. I am dyslexic and reading through the threads takes me forever. I will do my online tonight(home alone with no one to bother me hehehe) We are 50 days and counting!!
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Thank you for the link. I knew I saw it somewhere. I am dyslexic and reading through the threads takes me forever. I will do my online tonight(home alone with no one to bother me hehehe) We are 50 days and counting!!
I have been recommending guest to do the check in also to save time. But As andre has mentioned I am one to say dont check all the tick boxes at the bottom about room request specifics if you have already done faxed or verbal requests.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #1359
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What building to request? I had a package booked at CBR but cancelled it... Just looks too big for me. I am going to book if free dining comes out like everyone is anticipating. I really don't care for the look of the alligator bayou rooms.... Any POR experts can help me out?
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #1360
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Andre, I see there's PB&J along with the bread. How about tuna and mayo?
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #1361
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I'm only up to page 36 reading this thread....I was wondering when we arrive at the airport and take the Magical Express....does it just stop at French Quarter and Riverside, or does it stop at other resorts as well?

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ME stops at multiple resorts and it has rarely been the same each time. ME is based on need for that day and not on any set route..

In addition, the bus driver chooses the order, so you will not know until he closes the door and announces it.
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Andre, I see there's PB&J along with the bread. How about tuna and mayo?
Sorry, no idea... not something I would have dwellled on to be honest.

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What building to request? I had a package booked at CBR but cancelled it... Just looks too big for me. I am going to book if free dining comes out like everyone is anticipating. I really don't care for the look of the alligator bayou rooms.... Any POR experts can help me out?
Well, if you're not interested in AB, your only options would be Acadian House and Magnolia Terrrace unless you book a royal room.
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Ok- are these options in a good place? I have 2 boys so no real reason to get the royal rooms.
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I have been recommending guest to do the check in also to save time. But As andre has mentioned I am one to say dont check all the tick boxes at the bottom about room request specifics if you have already done faxed or verbal requests.
Thanks to both of you. I have verbally contacted them and will be doing the fax-so thanks for your help. I am all for saving time
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