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Old 12-13-2013, 08:49 PM   #751
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I'm not going to cancel or throw a fit, but I'm slightly irritated with the pool closure. I do not deny the need for refurbishment, but I wish it had been mentioned somewhere when I made our reservation. I have searched a bit on the WDW website and have found no obvious listing of resort refurbs. The only place I've heard of it is on here.
I feel exactly the same way. And we have tried to change resorts. CMs tell us there is no refurb happening, so not only are they not telling people... They have no idea! We aren't switching either. It's too late now to get our discount at a other resort
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:25 AM   #752
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Do resort beds already have some sort of waterproof mattress protector? If not, can I request one, or do I need to take my own?

We will be going with 4yr old DD and 2yr old DS (come next summer). I don't know if DS will be out of nappies by then, but wanted to have something on the bed, just to be on the safe side, in case accidents happen.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:52 AM   #753
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I would pack a hospital type washable chux pad..we use one on our son's bed and he has CP so not trained yet..hoping someday..it is easier than an entire liner and does the job.
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:23 PM   #754
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We are leaving on the ME right now after an awesome trip!! POFQ was amazing! All of the CMs were extremely helpful, clean rooms, great service all around. I would love to stay here again. The only real wait we had was leaving MK this morning. We were at the bus stop @ 11AM and had to wait almost 30 minutes on a bus and then they switched drivers. ME was leaving at 12:10 so we were getting nervous, but it all worked out great. Thank God for an awesome trip, very little wait times, and great moments of magic for our 5 year old DS!
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:44 PM   #755
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I've just created updated an PDF file of the POFQ building floorplans, now including Connecting Room details - would anyone like to check it out while I'm still working on the pop-up image versions for the site?

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I love how you have organized this. It makes me realize why I might get the room choice I get, even when I asked for something else. Some combinations are just not compatible, or rare.

On this trip I have asked for standard, connecting rooms near the food court. Looking at your diagram, it would be bldg 3 or 4 since both have a lot of standard rooms, but more likely 3, because there are more connecting, standard view rooms than bldg 4.

Last time I booked a GV room, requested bldg 3 or 4, near transportation, and got bldg 5, which I didn't really want, but it looks like there are a lot of GV rooms available there.
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:28 PM   #756
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Our trip is in just a few days and I'm trying to decide between hiring a car or taking ME. Does anyone know about how long it takes to get to the FQ from MCO? I can't remember the drop off route and shared resorts with ME. We have reservations for late lunch/early dinner at the MK at 3:50 and flight arrives at noon. What do you guys think?
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #757
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We were there a couple of weeks ago and from landing to resort about 1:15. We stopped at OKW and Saratoga Springs. It is a beautiful resort and we loved it. Never shared buses with Riverside. Have a great trip!
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #758
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We were there a couple of weeks ago and from landing to resort about 1:15. We stopped at OKW and Saratoga Springs. It is a beautiful resort and we loved it. Never shared buses with Riverside. Have a great trip!
Thanks! So we are looking at 1-1.5 hrs from what I gather. I just checked our reservations and they are actually at 2:50 not 3:50. Arrive at noon and 2:50 reservations at MK. This will be tight!
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:14 PM   #759
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In February this year, from gate to resort on DME my trip was right around 90 minutes, with stops at OKW and SSR before POFQ. It's going to vary somewhat based on how long you have to wait for a bus and how long the bus waits to load passengers.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:19 PM   #760
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So if we land at noon and hightail it to ME and it takes 2 hrs from gate to resort we would arrive at 2. We would need to check in, drop carry ons in the room, get to the bus stop and travel to MK, get thru bag check and gates (with hopefully working bands, lol) then walk briskly to the Liberty Inn. Possible, yes, plausible....hmmm. I wonder if there is leeway in checking in for adr's? Maybe we should cancel and eat waffles
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:41 PM   #761
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So if we land at noon and hightail it to ME and it takes 2 hrs from gate to resort we would arrive at 2. We would need to check in, drop carry ons in the room, get to the bus stop and travel to MK, get thru bag check and gates (with hopefully working bands, lol) then walk briskly to the Liberty Inn. Possible, yes, plausible....hmmm. I wonder if there is leeway in checking in for adr's? Maybe we should cancel and eat waffles
Is it held with a credit card? If not, keep it and try. If it is, then no way in heck would I risk the no show charge.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #762
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Is it held with a credit card? If not, keep it and try. If it is, then no way in heck would I risk the no show charge.
No, it is not. We made it before the requirement. I just noticed another potential problem and that is they switch to the dinner menu at 3. We really wanted lunch and not dinner. Isn't 3 early for a switch to dinner? Urg! Has anyone eaten close to the switch time? I wonder how that is handled. I guess I should post on restaurant board.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #763
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In August, we landed at 10:00, took ME to the POFQ, checked in. Room wasn't ready, so we checked our carry-ons in at the resort for holding. Caught the bus to MK and were walking down Main Street by noon! I remember commenting how quickly it all seemed to go.

In your case, though, traveling this time of year, I'd be more worried about flight delays than anything. One delayed flight and your whole schedule could be thrown off!
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:53 PM   #764
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We arrived last week Tues. It took 40 mins once the bus started moving from airport to when we reached FQ. But we sat on the bus for at least 15 min before it started moving. Last year it took 1 hr 45 min from boarding the bus to arriving at FQ. My suggestion would be to reschedule your LTT if you can. You never know if your flight is going to be delayed or if anything else will delay your trip. To find out if your reservation is lunch or dinner, go to the LTT page on the dinning section of the wdw web page. On the bottom right corner of the page you'll see a calendar with dining hours. Enter the date of your visit and it will list lunch & dinner hours.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:17 PM   #765
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So if we land at noon and hightail it to ME and it takes 2 hrs from gate to resort we would arrive at 2. We would need to check in, drop carry ons in the room, get to the bus stop and travel to MK, get thru bag check and gates (with hopefully working bands, lol) then walk briskly to the Liberty Inn. Possible, yes, plausible....hmmm. I wonder if there is leeway in checking in for adr's? Maybe we should cancel and eat waffles
That is with assuming your flight is on time. You can go to DTD for lunch or go to MK and do a CS. Personally I never plan the anything within a couple of hours of arrival. Maybe look to getting a later time if you really want to do LI on arrival day.
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