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Old 12-29-2013, 09:20 AM   #2521
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No, sorry, they don't supply roll-away beds any more. I guess your 11 year olds are both very tall then, as my daughter was fine on the murphy bed and she was 12-and-a-half and fairly tall at the time too (5' 2.5"). You could always bring an inflatable single mattress, a lot of people do that and they fit into the room very well. The resort would supply bedding if you ask. Andre
I am looking into POR for a friend that has five. I had to laugh at your statement about your DD being fairly tall for her age at 5'2" at age 12. Everything is so relative to perception my DD is 5'4" and only 10 years old.

Is there any dimensions for the Murphy bed?
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:47 AM   #2522
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No, sorry, they don't supply roll-away beds any more. I guess your 11 year olds are both very tall then, as my daughter was fine on the murphy bed and she was 12-and-a-half and fairly tall at the time too (5' 2.5").

You could always bring an inflatable single mattress, a lot of people do that and they fit into the room very well. The resort would supply bedding if you ask.

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Thanks for your quick answer.... if your daughter was ok, then one of my twins should be ok too, thanks! They are about 5'1 - but the pictures of the Murphy beds that I have looked at did not look big enough to fit a child that big!!! I trust you!!! That is great news.... We are also driving and can bring an inflatable mattress too, so it is nice to know it is allowed, if necessary.
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:02 AM   #2524
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Headed to POR in 5 days!!!!

This is our first time at POR (POP movies 10 years ago), and I have a question for the "veterans"...

We are traveling with my parents, my 4 kids, my cousin and her fiancé, so 10 in all.

I am not concerned with my cousin and her fiancé's room being close to us. But I have a few requirements for my parents and our rooms. We absolutely need connecting rooms. My dad had a traumatic brain injury a year and a half ago and with 2 of my kids being in their room, we need to be on hand to help each other.

We also need a working refrigerator (youngest son is on an injectable med that needs to be refrigerated). Are the fridges fixed?

We used a disney travel agent to book our vacation. (Love her)

Should I send a fax, leave it (we did request that when we made our reservation), or call?

I don't want to be a "pain", but it would make life happy-go-lucky.

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Hi, people! Just booked a standard room at POR for 4/2-4/9. I am stupid excited over this. I booked a standard room through hotels.com, and requested building 16, 17, or 85. I'm hoping we don't have to do a huge amount of walking to get to and from the buses and food court with our little ones. Do you think it's pretty likely the request will be honored even though we only have a standard room?
We have always been granted our requests with Mansion rooms.
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:54 AM   #2526
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Anne I would send a fax 4-5 days ahead of arrival detailing your concerns and needs, and the reasons why. The more info the room assignors have, the better they will be able to book what you need.
Yes, I do believe Andre said all the fridges were in. But be sure to say about medical need. Have a great trip.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:01 PM   #2527
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Safe travels to all those leaving soon Exacyly this time & day next month I'll be pulling into POR I know the time now will fly by. I'm going to start my packing, putting things aside, and washing. I sure don't need my capris & short sleeve tees here! So it's nice to be able to take my time packing for winter trips! I'm going to TRY not to over-pack this time
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:12 PM   #2528
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Is there any dimensions for the Murphy bed?
From the first page of this thread (post #4), the Murphy bed is 63" x 30".
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:15 PM   #2529
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Is there any dimensions for the Murphy bed?
The bed is 63" long.

However do remember that people generally don't sleep "fully stretched out" and I've heard of many people a bit taller than that saying that they were perfectly comfortable with the pull-down bed.

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Quick question...someone posted on another thread that I subscribe to that they don't usually have very many POR rooms allocated for the discounts that they run (because POR is so popular), so it is super hard to get a discount on a POR package.

Does anyone know if this is true?

I'm REALLY hoping for a good discount for our visit in October (crossing fingers for FD, but I know that may be a long shot this year). If not, we may have to cut a day off of our trip.

We are a family of five, so POR is one of the only places we can stay. Deluxe resorts are out for us...we are park people, so those rooms are too expensive for a room we barely see or spend time in.

I am a Disney Visa cardholder, so in the past they have opened discounts to us a few days early. Any thoughts? Do I have any chance of getting a good discount?

I think we will go regardless, but I am an obsessive planner, and would love to have some idea if I need to start trimming our trip down a little bit.
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I know that for our stay in January we were able to get a room at POR with the SPD discount. They only had river view rooms available but they we're able to give us one! We are a family of 5 also and we're originally at AoA and switched.
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Quick question...someone posted on another thread that I subscribe to that they don't usually have very many POR rooms allocated for the discounts that they run (because POR is so popular), so it is super hard to get a discount on a POR package. Does anyone know if this is true? I'm REALLY hoping for a good discount for our visit in October (crossing fingers for FD, but I know that may be a long shot this year). If not, we may have to cut a day off of our trip. We are a family of five, so POR is one of the only places we can stay. Deluxe resorts are out for us...we are park people, so those rooms are too expensive for a room we barely see or spend time in. I am a Disney Visa cardholder, so in the past they have opened discounts to us a few days early. Any thoughts? Do I have any chance of getting a good discount? I think we will go regardless, but I am an obsessive planner, and would love to have some idea if I need to start trimming our trip down a little bit.
Disney Visa holder here and we were able to book 5 person room at POR for our upcoming March trip on the discount there was limited availability because only the garden view rooms were on the discount. ( that's what the Disney cast member on the phone told me). We were actually already booked for a standard view before the discount came out but I called and they changed the reservation and saved us some money!!
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I received a pin code for free dining and booked it 3-4 days later. All room styles were still available at that time. I would think that if you're ready to book the day the discount becomes available you should be ok.

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Quick question...someone posted on another thread that I subscribe to that they don't usually have very many POR rooms allocated for the discounts that they run (because POR is so popular), so it is super hard to get a discount on a POR package.

Does anyone know if this is true?

I'm REALLY hoping for a good discount for our visit in October (crossing fingers for FD, but I know that may be a long shot this year). If not, we may have to cut a day off of our trip.

We are a family of five, so POR is one of the only places we can stay. Deluxe resorts are out for us...we are park people, so those rooms are too expensive for a room we barely see or spend time in.

I am a Disney Visa cardholder, so in the past they have opened discounts to us a few days early. Any thoughts? Do I have any chance of getting a good discount?

I think we will go regardless, but I am an obsessive planner, and would love to have some idea if I need to start trimming our trip down a little bit.
Last year, I booked a preferred room at POR with Disney Visa the day after the discount was released to Visa holders.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:29 AM   #2535
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Quick question...someone posted on another thread that I subscribe to that they don't usually have very many POR rooms allocated for the discounts that they run (because POR is so popular), so it is super hard to get a discount on a POR package.

Does anyone know if this is true?

I'm REALLY hoping for a good discount for our visit in October (crossing fingers for FD, but I know that may be a long shot this year). If not, we may have to cut a day off of our trip.

We are a family of five, so POR is one of the only places we can stay. Deluxe resorts are out for us...we are park people, so those rooms are too expensive for a room we barely see or spend time in.

I am a Disney Visa cardholder, so in the past they have opened discounts to us a few days early. Any thoughts? Do I have any chance of getting a good discount?

I think we will go regardless, but I am an obsessive planner, and would love to have some idea if I need to start trimming our trip down a little bit.
There are only a limited # of rooms at any wdw resort for each promo! and some resorts are excluded. So it's always best to book the day the promo is released. We have a Garden View at POR for the stay,play,dine promo.
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