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Old 05-28-2014, 11:54 PM   #1516
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:04 AM   #1517
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Hello! We have 36 days until we arrive at POR for our very 1st trip to Disney World!!!! We can't wait!!! My question is this: We booked a land and sea package, everything is paid for and ready to go. My girls and I decided yesterday that we wanted to upgrade from a standard room to a Royal room. My travel agent got right on it this morning and called Disney and was told they have no RR available. Even though I can go online and see there are rooms open for when we will be there. Long story short, since we booked a land & sea package through the cruise line they are only allowed to book standard rooms. My travel agent is trying to work every angle she can to get us a RR. What I don't understand is if we want to UPGRADE and pay MORE money, why can't we just get the room we want if they are still available? Sorry to rant. I'm just wondering if my travel agent can't get them to upgrade our room is, there any thing else we can try? I would love any suggestions. We can't wait for our trip!!!
Maybe if you mention the fact that you're willing to pay for an upgrade in your fax request?? :-/

We are at 34 days here. Still trying to decide between CSR and POR for the first part of the trip...


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Old 05-29-2014, 02:32 AM   #1518
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Sorry to rant. I'm just wondering if my travel agent can't get them to upgrade our room is, there any thing else we can try?
I'm guessing the packages booked via the Cruise Line may operate in much the same way as the large external Travel Agents, where the companies pre-select a range of rooms which will then be sold on to their clients. They don't however have full access to the whole pool of currently available rooms at WDW, just the ones that have been assigned to them to sell.

This might be difficult to resolve within their package system though - can you cancel just the hotel portion with them, and re-book the room direct with WDW perhaps? If not, then the best option might be to fax the resort directly about 5 days before you arrive explaining the problem and saying that you have tried every option to pay to upgrade, but the Cruise Line people were unable to do it. Offer to pay the difference and see what happens. I suspect that if there is still any availability they will do it for you, and you are unlikely to be charged anything extra, but there are no guarantees this way of course.

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Old 05-29-2014, 02:35 AM   #1519
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Are any of the rooms at POR or POFQ available if you are a DVC member? I see that they do not offer villas but did not know if this was completely off limits for use of points.
Yes, you can use DVC points to buy pretty much any room at WDW (and lots elsewhere too, come to that) but it is not usually a very cost-effective way to stay at WDW, unless you just have points to burn which need using up before they expire.

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Maybe if you mention the fact that you're willing to pay for an upgrade in your fax request?? :-/

We are at 34 days here. Still trying to decide between CSR and POR for the first part of the trip...


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I agree. Never hurts to ask!

Come on. I was at CSR yesterday again and I am not impressed with that resort sad to say. I feel like I walked into a convention center combined with a Mexican restaurant. I like POR better, I just don't get the whole business oriented feel that CSR puts off.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:01 AM   #1521
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CO Detector?

I'm sorry if this has been asked before, I tried searching but couldn't find an exact answer.

Are there CO detectors in the POR rooms? I'm working on my WDW shopping list and I'm wondering if I should bring my own. I know every state has different laws and I'm not sure what Disney does.

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Old 05-29-2014, 07:10 AM   #1522
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Are there CO detectors in the POR rooms? I'm working on my WDW shopping list and I'm wondering if I should bring my own. I know every state has different laws and I'm not sure what Disney does.
There are smoke detectors, but I'm not sure if they pick up CO too.

However given that there aren't any gas or flame based appliances in the rooms (to the best of my knowledge anyway) I'm not sure why you'd want to bring one...

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Old 05-29-2014, 07:35 AM   #1523
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There are smoke detectors, but I'm not sure if they pick up CO too.

However given that there aren't any gas or flame based appliances in the rooms (to the best of my knowledge anyway) I'm not sure why you'd want to bring one...

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Thanks. My father's a fire fighter and I've heard too many horror stories growing up, I'm a bit anxious about things like this. It may all be in my head, but it makes me feel better
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My family will be checking in tomorrow for our first stay at POR. We are so excited!
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Thanks. My father's a fire fighter and I've heard too many horror stories growing up, I'm a bit anxious about things like this. It may all be in my head, but it makes me feel better
I really don't think you have anything to worry about. But I understand!

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This might be difficult to resolve within their package system though - can you cancel just the hotel portion with them, and re-book the room direct with WDW perhaps? If not, then the best option might be to fax the resort directly about 5 days before you arrive explaining the problem and saying that you have tried every option to pay to upgrade, but the Cruise Line people were unable to do it. Offer to pay the difference and see what happens. I suspect that if there is still any availability they will do it for you, and you are unlikely to be charged anything extra, but there are no guarantees this way of course.

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I had a similar situation at POP in 2012. I had requested a preferred room and found out thati was in a standard.
The CM on the desk explained that DCL could only book the standard rooms. I asked politely and was upgraded on the spot. Good luck to the OP and enjoy your land and sea.
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I had a similar situation at POP in 2012. I had requested a preferred room and found out thati was in a standard.
The CM on the desk explained that DCL could only book the standard rooms. I asked politely and was upgraded on the spot. Good luck to the OP and enjoy your land and sea.
Yeah if a guest were to use my room/request fax they may be able to see in advance if they can help out. Maybe work some pixie dust in there for them. It never hurts to try!
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I agree. Never hurts to ask! Come on. I was at CSR yesterday again and I am not impressed with that resort sad to say. I feel like I walked into a convention center combined with a Mexican restaurant. I like POR better, I just don't get the whole business oriented feel that CSR puts off.
Lol. I'm tempted to switch... The family isn't too into Mexican either...

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Lol. I'm tempted to switch... The family isn't too into Mexican either...

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Nothing against Mexican, I love the food and culture. Just we don't feel CSR too much!
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:27 AM   #1530
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Does Andre have transportation times on his site by chance?

Does anyone know if the ones Touring Plans has posted are accurate at all?

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