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Old 12-18-2013, 01:04 AM   #2416
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A couple of more days and we head south arriving at POR on the 22nd. Faxed my request on Monday since I could not do it last Friday. Then again, it was in between what Andre and Venonhatch suggested.

Although as you can see from my sig, we've been there many times, this is our first time at POR. In fact, we have never even got a chance to tour it. It is five of us this time so we'll be a little tight on one room.

Ready to embrace all the new changes that FP+ and MBs are bringing. Hopefully no last minute surprises like this week's AK removal of FP- machines.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:54 AM   #2417
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Our room actually had some thinner pillows (which made my hubby happy) and some fluffier pillows (which I liked). The beds themselves were not the most comfy, but adequate for a week's stay.

The landscaping around the mansions is so beautiful...I think you will like it! There are trees everywhere, and lovely fountains, bushes, flowers...the overall effect is quite lovely. I've never stayed at the Poly, but the beauty of POR made me happy every day!
Oh Thank You! That makes me feel much better!!!
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:46 PM   #2418
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Can someone tell me what water options the general store sells and their prices? Trying to see if the prices are really high enough to justify shipping water or going to Hess. Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #2419
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Can someone tell me what water options the general store sells and their prices? Trying to see if the prices are really high enough to justify shipping water or going to Hess. Thanks!
The only one I remember was Dasani and it was $2.50 per 16oz bottle. We ordered a case of water from Garden Grocer and had it delivered.

Went to Hess once for a case of beer and it was an hour round trip. Twenty minutes on the boat (not counting the wait for a boat), ten minute walk to Hess from DTD ten minutes back to DTD and twenty minute return trip on the boat. Not too bad if you're saving some money but it's a pain in the neck to do.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:38 PM   #2420
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The only one I remember was Dasani and it was $2.50 per 16oz bottle. We ordered a case of water from Garden Grocer and had it delivered. Went to Hess once for a case of beer and it was an hour round trip. Twenty minutes on the boat (not counting the wait for a boat), ten minute walk to Hess from DTD ten minutes back to DTD and twenty minute return trip on the boat. Not too bad if you're saving some money but it's a pain in the neck to do.
They do sell cases of dasani...BUT they were the kid size bottles not the 16 ounce regular size. I didn't buy it my father bought one because we shipped 2cases for our two rooms and finished them. He picked up one case to split towards the end. I remember he said it was more than the costco water and they were only small bottles. I would ship and buy there if you run out.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:19 AM   #2421
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We did this. Our flight arrived around 7 pm and we grabbed it ourselves. I didn't think it was much of a hassle. We have two little kids and wanted to get them settled in bed ASAP for their big first day. I was worried one of us would have to stay up later than we wanted waiting for the luggage. We also already had pretty full carry ons and wouldn't have had room for all their nighttime stuff (stuffed animals, pjs, toothbrushes, etc).
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Sorry if this has already been answered but does the store sell only Desani water or does it sell smart water also?

Thanks.
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Sorry if this has already been answered but does the store sell only Desani water or does it sell smart water also? Thanks.
. There is smart water at all of the resorts and in the parks.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:27 PM   #2424
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Sorry if this has already been answered but does the store sell only Desani water or does it sell smart water also? Thanks.
You can buy SmartWater everywhere, but know that it's priced at a premium. If I recall correctly, about $1 more per bottle than Dasani.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:14 PM   #2425
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Thanks, Andre! We were having issues figuring out snack credits since we're not big sweets eaters. I won't even get into the dessert requirements for the TS and CS but suffice it to say we'll be eating a lot of fruit and probably won't need more.

But hey, free dining was the best discount we could get at this time of year so I'll take it.
I'm not sure if this is true or not, but I read somewhere that you can substitute an appetizer for a dessert on the dining plan. I think you just have to ask the server to do it. I read that on a food blog or thread, I can't remember where, so it may or may not be true. But...it can't hurt to give it a shot!
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:38 PM   #2426
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Testing something and Good Evening POR Fans!!!

I took my visits down, I guess I don't need them up since I visit everyday I work!
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:43 PM   #2427
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We're heading back to POR January 30th for a week.....last Christmas we stayed at CBR and now we finally get to go back to my favourite place.
Anyhow....Does anyone know where the campfires are held and are they every night?
Also....where are the movies shown?
Any updates on room reno's or anything the last couple years? We like to stay in the Magnolia Terrace area....anything we should be aware of?
Oh....are the coffee makers the kind with the pods or can you still bring a filter and coffee to make your own?
Can't wait to be back!!! 6 weeks today!
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:00 AM   #2428
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We're heading back to POR January 30th for a week.....last Christmas we stayed at CBR and now we finally get to go back to my favourite place.
Anyhow....Does anyone know where the campfires are held and are they every night?
Yes, adjacent to the kids playground on Ol' Man Island
Also....where are the movies shown?
Oak Manors court yard
Any updates on room reno's or anything the last couple years?
Oak Manor and Parterre Place are strictly Royal Guest Rooms
We like to stay in the Magnolia Terrace area....anything we should be aware of?
See previous answer
Oh....are the coffee makers the kind with the pods or can you still bring a filter and coffee to make your own?
Pods
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Thanks Buzznina!! That's great info.
super excited.
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Oh....are the coffee makers the kind with the pods or can you still bring a filter and coffee to make your own?
Can't wait to be back!!! 6 weeks today!
They use filter packs, not pods. Housekeeping left filter packs of Joffrey's every day.
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