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Old 07-03-2014, 05:26 PM   #1816
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I wouldn't leave it as just an ipad. I left my laptop (in a laptop bag) with bell services at POR with no problem.
I have a new ipad bag that looks like a handbag. Just feel weird about leaving it, but hate to bring it to Epcot!

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Old 07-03-2014, 05:50 PM   #1817
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In all honesty, I would trust bell services with my iPad more than I would leaving it in my room. Bell services is responsible for every bag they check in, where as once it's in your room, it's an easier target.

I have left my laptop/iPad/electronics in both the room and bell services and never had a problem. (In the room, I just don't leave them out in the open.. usually put them in my suitcase with clothes over them.)
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:57 PM   #1818
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In all honesty, I would trust bell services with my iPad more than I would leaving it in my room. Bell services is responsible for every bag they check in, where as once it's in your room, it's an easier target.

I have left my laptop/iPad/electronics in both the room and bell services and never had a problem. (In the room, I just don't leave them out in the open.. usually put them in my suitcase with clothes over them.)
Last year when I was planning a fall trip we had a discussion about how you can buy those cheap little locks to lock a suitcase. Especially if you have a larger one and you can put a smaller one inside. Lock the inner one and it's not as easy for house keeping to get it out of the room without it being questions, and with it not being in "view" by being in the locked suitcase, it's less likely to be taken.

I don't mean put the lock on the suitcase during your flight. I mean once you are in your room. And nest it in the larger suitcase without a lock.

I've never had a problem with the room safe, but then again I don't travel with anything that I'm that worried about. My credit card comes with me so that I can get my Disney visa card perks. I usually just lock my paper work so I know where it is when I leave.

As with everything.....I just don't want to temp anyone to make a bad choice by leaving valuables around.

I can't even begin to tell you how much I am looking forward to my November stay at POFQ!
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:07 PM   #1819
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I don't mean put the lock on the suitcase during your flight. I mean once you are in your room. And nest it in the larger suitcase without a lock.

Actually, they sell TSA approved suitcase locks. I use them ALL the time. They're not that expensive.
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:39 AM   #1820
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In all honesty, I would trust bell services with my iPad more than I would leaving it in my room. Bell services is responsible for every bag they check in, where as once it's in your room, it's an easier target. I have left my laptop/iPad/electronics in both the room and bell services and never had a problem. (In the room, I just don't leave them out in the open.. usually put them in my suitcase with clothes over them.)
Instead of just in the room, I put my regular sized ipad in the wall safe. I put it and a small camera and my DD's Nintendo DSXl in there together. They all fit in at the same time
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:51 AM   #1821
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Question about boat transportation to Downtown Disney

Staying at French Quarter middle of Sept. Plan on taking boat to Downtown Disney. Where does it let you off? Use to be by Rain Forst Cafe area?
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:08 AM   #1822
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Plan on taking boat to Downtown Disney. Where does it let you off?
At the front, just behind where the driver sits.

Oh, you mean where is the dock?

At the moment it's in the Pleasure Island area, but we don't know exactly when they will finish the construction work near the old docks, and if they will then switch back to the old location or not.

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Old 07-05-2014, 08:19 AM   #1823
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In all honesty, I would trust bell services with my iPad more than I would leaving it in my room. Bell services is responsible for every bag they check in, where as once it's in your room, it's an easier target.

I have left my laptop/iPad/electronics in both the room and bell services and never had a problem. (In the room, I just don't leave them out in the open.. usually put them in my suitcase with clothes over them.)
last visit at the POR a month ago the Bell Service specifically told us to take all valuables because they are not responsible.. i looked at him kinda weird and he showed me the area everyones stuff just sits at in the open and they cannot be responsible for the items there.


as far as ipad and other apple devices, just make sure findmyphone is activated and IF it does come up missing you will be able to locate it. we did this back during our Dec/Jan trip. Got home to Houston and son realized he left his phone at WDW. Resort claimed there was nothing left behind but findmyphone and some property tax and FB searching proved that the cleaning lady took it.. We called the cops (where were awesome with everything) and he got our phone back from her.. then mailed it to us.

What did WDW do? nothing.

I believe she is even still cleaning rooms at the Poly.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:06 AM   #1824
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Is mousekeeping not trustworthy at all? I don't plan on bringing laptops or anything valuable really. But i thought if i lock up all my stuff in my suitcase it would be okay.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:06 AM   #1825
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I wouldn't say that. I am a trusting person at heart and still leave stuff out while vacationing. We've never had issues before or after that incident but we do take some precautions just as always with some items going into the safe. You cant let one bad apple ruin the comfort. No what I'm saying 😊
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:18 AM   #1826
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We have a riverside room booked. I was looking at the map and I would like to get building 5. Are there corner rooms in building 5 that face both the pool and the river? I don't want to request something they don't actually have lol
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:29 AM   #1827
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Well, there's only 3 rooms in building 5 that are river view as well as corner rooms, and it really doesn't look like those rooms are in a good position to see the pool.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:43 PM   #1828
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We have a riverside room booked. I was looking at the map and I would like to get building 5. Are there corner rooms in building 5 that face both the pool and the river?
Yes, but the only corner rooms in building 5 which face both the pool and the river are 5216 and 5316, which are sold as Pool View rooms (as that is the direction that the doorway and the main window face):



See http://www.portorleans.org/floorplans.php for floorplans of each building.

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With my pin for free dinning I could only get a river view room. I much rather have a pool view room. If I requested a pool view room but still pay the river view room price, is it possible that my request could get granted or is that just a total no go?
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last visit at the POR a month ago the Bell Service specifically told us to take all valuables because they are not responsible.. i looked at him kinda weird and he showed me the area everyones stuff just sits at in the open and they cannot be responsible for the items there.


as far as ipad and other apple devices, just make sure findmyphone is activated and IF it does come up missing you will be able to locate it. we did this back during our Dec/Jan trip. Got home to Houston and son realized he left his phone at WDW. Resort claimed there was nothing left behind but findmyphone and some property tax and FB searching proved that the cleaning lady took it.. We called the cops (where were awesome with everything) and he got our phone back from her.. then mailed it to us.

What did WDW do? nothing.

I believe she is even still cleaning rooms at the Poly.
Holy carp! I have no choice, I have to bring my laptop so I can do work on my vacation... If it gets stolen, it's the company that loses, which wouldn't bother me one bit. The iPad, I'll lock in the wall safe! The iPhone is with me all the time.
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