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Old 11-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #1756
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That's what I've got against it to be honest. If I wanted to stay at the Marriot or some other bland soulless corporate hotel, I would have booked there (probably for a lot less money).

I'm not saying that moving away from the heavy, difficult to wash, bedspreads is wholly a bad idea - but why oh why couldn't they have at least created something similarly themed to replace them, instead of going for boring clinical hospital white?

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Yes, why does it have to be so "clinical." Seems to me they could find a compromise: How about some colored piping in a pattern across the blanket, or a throw that fits in the middle of the bed that has a design that matches the room theme. It wouldn't have to be much, just something so that the bedding appears to fit. There has to be SOMETHING they could do that would satisfy cleanliness and look at least somewhat in keeping with the theme.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #1757
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All of the AB rooms (except for the King Bed and Wheelchair Accessible rooms) can sleep five.

Your chances of getting one have nothing to do with when you book though, the only guarantee of getting an AB room is either to have five people in the room, or to book a Preferred Location room. You can request an AB room of course, but other than those two cases it's not guaranteed.


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Thanks. We'll have five in the room. We've stayed in places where there were only a few rooms for five, so you had to book way ahead to get one. Glad to know that isn't the case at POR, especially since it's our most affordable option onsite. We stayed at POR many years ago as a family of three and loved it.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:08 PM   #1758
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Yes, why does it have to be so "clinical." Seems to me they could find a compromise: How about some colored piping in a pattern across the blanket, or a throw that fits in the middle of the bed that has a design that matches the room theme. It wouldn't have to be much, just something so that the bedding appears to fit. There has to be SOMETHING they could do that would satisfy cleanliness and look at least somewhat in keeping with the theme.
I wish they could find a pretty patterned top sheet that washes well. Like a bedspread, but light enough to wash every room change.
If they're going to leave it white, I expect the bedding to be made perfectly with hospital corners!
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #1759
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Hi! We will be checking in a week from Friday! Can't wait!! We are a family of 4 with garden view booked. We won't be checking in until 9:30 p.m. We are hoping for AB building 16 (stayed in it before) so we can be close to buses and main building. Do you think are chances are slim since we will be getting in so late and others may get there requests first? Should we ask for that particular building or just close to buses and main building?
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:29 PM   #1760
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Hi! We will be checking in a week from Friday! Can't wait!! We are a family of 4 with garden view booked. We won't be checking in until 9:30 p.m. We are hoping for AB building 16 (stayed in it before) so we can be close to buses and main building. Do you think are chances are slim since we will be getting in so late and others may get there requests first? Should we ask for that particular building or just close to buses and main building?
All rooms are assigned 2-3 days before your arrival. So when you actually arrive has very little to do with whether you get your requests met.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:21 AM   #1761
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hi everyone! After 3 great stays at POR, we booked last Jan. And this coming January at POFQ! But just heard via POFQ thread that the pool will be closed!
So, thinking about switching to POR. Love the mansions. Especially Acadian & Magnolia buildings. Not too happy about the sheets though . It really does take away from the theming. I hope they find something better. Our last stay was just as they finished Acadian House and were working on Magnolia. Love the new rooms at both resorts. Great job!

Andre, do you know if POR will have fridges by late January? With a 10 day stay it's important to us for breakfast things. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:37 AM   #1762
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All rooms are assigned 2-3 days before your arrival. So when you actually arrive has very little to do with whether you get your requests met.
Most rooms (apart from special requests and multi-room bookings which need to be near to each other) are allocated on the actual day you arrive. This is to ensure that as many people as possible can be sent directly to a currently vacant room when they arrive (even at 9am) rather than having to wait for a pre-allocated room number to be vacated and cleaned.

Guests who have done Online Checkin get allocated from the currently available pool of rooms a few hours before they are due to arrive (and a welcome pack is prepared for them). Walk-ups get allocated from the pool of 'Ready Rooms' at the time you get to the front desk. That's one reason I recommend online checkin by the way; if you don't like the room that was assigned a few hours ago you can ask them to check again from the current pool, effectively giving you a 'double dip' advantage if you need it.

There is an option in the Online Checkin form to prioritise Requests over getting a room immediately, which means they can look for other rooms that might be due to become available later in the day, but at the expense of you having to wait a while for your room before you can get in.

If you are especially worried, faxing 3-5 days out is a good idea, explaining that you are going to be checking in very late and would really like building 16 if possible, and saying that you are worried there might be no ideal rooms left there when you arrive.


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Andre, do you know if POR will have fridges by late January? With a 10 day stay it's important to us for breakfast things. Thanks!
There's nothing certain yet, but that is most definitely the aim. I'm not sure what the extra delay is, but it does seem that POR will be among the last of the resorts to be completed (possibly due to the early batches all going to POFQ due to the size of the fridges they had been able to procure).

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[QUOTE="andrewilley;50004116"] Most rooms (apart from special requests and multi-room bookings which need to be near to each other) are allocated on the actual day you arrive. This is to ensure that as many people as possible can be sent directly to a currently vacant room when they arrive (even at 9am) rather than having to wait for a pre-allocated room number to be vacated and cleaned. Guests who have done Online Checkin get allocated from the currently available pool of rooms a few hours before they are due to arrive (and a welcome pack is prepared for them). Walk-ups get allocated from the pool of 'Ready Rooms' at the time you get to the front desk. That's one reason I recommend online checkin by the way; if you don't like the room that was assigned a few hours ago you can ask them to check again from the current pool, effectively giving you a 'double dip' advantage if you need it. There is an option in the Online Checkin form to prioritise Requests over getting a room immediately, which means they can look for other rooms that might be due to become available later in the day, but at the expense of you having to wait a while for your room before you can get in. If you are especially worried, faxing 3-5 days out is a good idea, explaining that you are going to be checking in very late and would really like building 16 if possible, and saying that you are worried there might be no ideal rooms left there when you arrive.

Thank you! I will send a fax and cross my fingers!!
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There is an option in the Online Checkin form to prioritise Requests over getting a room immediately, which means they can look for other rooms that might be due to become available later in the day, but at the expense of you having to wait a while for your room before you can get in.

If you are especially worried, faxing 3-5 days out is a good idea, explaining that you are going to be checking in very late and would really like building 16 if possible, and saying that you are worried there might be no ideal rooms left there when you arrive.
I looked for it when I did online checkin, and there was no option about prioritizing requests over getting a room immediately. Don't know if something has changed recently or one of MDE's many glitches. I will be relying on the fax for requests.
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Online check-in difficulty

Does anyone have any advice for successfully completing their online check-in? I have tried several times over the past month, and when I get to the final screen and hit "done" I get a Goofy screen telling me "sorry -please try again". Any tricks?

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Does anyone have any advice for successfully completing their online check-in? I have tried several times over the past month, and when I get to the final screen and hit "done" I get a Goofy screen telling me "sorry -please try again". Any tricks?

Thanks Getting excited 11 more days until we see Riverside for the FIRST time!!
I got that error this morning as well, but I actually did complete the checkin. When I go in now it says modify check-in. I also received a text from Disney since I requested to get room ready notifications.
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Does anyone have any advice for successfully completing their online check-in? I have tried several times over the past month, and when I get to the final screen and hit "done" I get a Goofy screen telling me "sorry -please try again". Any tricks?

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I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago (and it was like that every day).

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I got that error this morning as well, but I actually did complete the checkin. When I go in now it says modify check-in. I also received a text from Disney since I requested to get room ready notifications.
I never received a confirmation page, but every time I've logged in since, I see that it says "modify check-in" (instead of "begin check-in" or whatever it was) and when I try going through the steps again, it shows my credit card info, arrival time, etc., so it must have worked even though it seemed like it didn't.

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I logged onto this, as well, and my info appears to be in there like I already checked in, but it doesn't let me complete the room request info like it did in MDE, so I just cancelled out of there since I don't want to mess up my room requests.
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