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Old 01-22-2014, 03:21 PM   #961
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The above is not a "Florida Special" room, that's a fully wheelchair accessible one. The Florida Special rooms still have the regular bathroom with curtained-off vanity area, but they do have some extra features such as grab handrails/etc.

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All this time I've been thinking that it was a Florida Special room. Look at post #1995 on the previous FAQ thread. That's where I got the idea this was a Florida Special. We were in Room 5101, which is a red number on your floorplan maps. We loved the room and would request one in the future. Now I am not sure what kind of room I am looking for if we ever go again.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:19 PM   #962
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When does pool construction. / refurb begin?
It started January 13th and is scheduled to last through February 28th.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:27 AM   #963
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It started January 13th and is scheduled to last through February 28th.
Does anyone know what the work they are doing on the pool is? Just wondering if it will be loud/if they will be digging up pipes, etc?
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:10 PM   #964
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There is some major work going on. They have removed large pieces of the slide.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:38 PM   #965
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Does anyone know what the work they are doing on the pool is? Just wondering if it will be loud/if they will be digging up pipes, etc?
I was wondering the same thing, as in what are they doing. I am thinking it has something to do with the rumored pool fencing off.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:31 AM   #966
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We will be there tomorrow morning. I would like if someone could confirm a few things for me before we leave

checkin in about 10am are room might not be ready?

The will hold suitcases for use so we can enjoy the parks?

When checking in ask not to be on ground floor(due to noise)

Ask for building 4 to be close to buses

We are bringing breakfast food from home will there be milk available for purchase somewhere at resort?

Please confirm these and if you think I need to know anything else before we get there tomorrow thnx
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:39 AM   #967
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We will be there tomorrow morning. I would like if someone could confirm a few things for me before we leave

checkin in about 10am are room might not be ready?

The will hold suitcases for use so we can enjoy the parks?

When checking in ask not to be on ground floor(due to noise)

Ask for building 4 to be close to buses

We are bringing breakfast food from home will there be milk available for purchase somewhere at resort?

Please confirm these and if you think I need to know anything else before we get there tomorrow thnx
Room may be ready, but it probably won't be ready that early (from my experience).

Yes, they can hold bags.

We personally love the first floor and I have never experienced noise at POFQ while staying on the first floor.

Building 4 is closest to buses.

Yes you can purchase milk.

Have fun!
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:53 AM   #968
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I was wondering the same thing, as in what are they doing. I am thinking it has something to do with the rumored pool fencing off.
What is the rumor?
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:06 AM   #969
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Is anyone at / recently stayed at the POFQ... Is the construction noise something we should worry about disrupting DS nap time?

Also, is there any schedule for mousekeeping ... ie which buildings are cleaned around what time... Trying to preserve nap time and routine as much as possible for DS2.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:16 PM   #970
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:31 PM   #971
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What is the rumor?
I don't think it's a rumour, I believe all of the main (i.e. lifeguarded) pools at WDW will have gated admission before long, so they can be closed for guest access when the lifeguards are off duty.

I understand it ties in with a tragic incident over at Pop Century in March last year, where there was some question as to whether guests were fully aware of whether life guards were on duty 24/7 or not - even though the times are very clearly signposted, and the quiet pools (where there are no lifeguards at all anyway) don't seem to be affected. But hey, it's a litigious world that we live in these days.

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30 days from today!!!! That means 4 Fridays from today, I will be leaving work and taking the next day to pack and get ready!!! I hope it warms up!!

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Old 01-24-2014, 04:22 PM   #973
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Room may be ready, but it probably won't be ready that early (from my experience). Yes, they can hold bags. We personally love the first floor and I have never experienced noise at POFQ while staying on the first floor. Building 4 is closest to buses. Yes you can purchase milk. Have fun!
Thanks!! I'll be on a plane In 12 hours and at a Disney restaurant for dinner in 24!!! Yay!!!
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:54 PM   #974
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I don't think it's a rumour, I believe all of the main (i.e. lifeguarded) pools at WDW will have gated admission before long, so they can be closed for guest access when the lifeguards are off duty.

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Ok, thanks. Did they have to redesign the pool to make space for the fencing?
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:59 PM   #975
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Ok, thanks. Did they have to redesign the pool to make space for the fencing?
The job isn't done yet, but there shouldn't be a lot of work to do at either Riverside or French Quarter as the pools are already mostly fenced or hedged around anyway. Hopefully all they'll need to do is add some tasteful access gates across the entrance pathways.




Fingers crossed they ensure it's all in keeping with the theming of the rest of the area though, unlike the horrible mess that someone made with the naff generic metal mesh fences they put up around the main parking lots. I'm guessing Imagineering had nothing to do with this eyesore:




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