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Old 06-15-2014, 07:13 PM   #1681
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Right now we have 2 standard rooms booked. We are really hoping for connection rooms and I would like to be somewhat close to the pool and transportation... should I try to upgrade? If so, to what type of room?
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:30 PM   #1682
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Okay, question...I hope this make sense.

We are staying at POR in October. We are a family of 5, but we will have one of our children in a room with his grandparents. We have a RO on October 18th, and then a Royal Room package from the 19th-25th. The grandparents will arrive on the 19th.

We are hoping to get up early on the 19th and get to Hollywood Studios to get the kids signed up for Jedi Training Academy. If the grandparents have not checked in yet, is there any way to get my son's (the one staying with them) park ticket activated?
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:34 PM   #1683
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Okay, question...I hope this make sense.

We are staying at POR in October. We are a family of 5, but we will have one of our children in a room with his grandparents. We have a RO on October 18th, and then a Royal Room package from the 19th-25th. The grandparents will arrive on the 19th.

We are hoping to get up early on the 19th and get to Hollywood Studios to get the kids signed up for Jedi Training Academy. If the grandparents have not checked in yet, is there any way to get my son's (the one staying with them) park ticket activated?
Yes, you can pick up/activate tickets up to 3 days early. This can be done at any Guest Services location outside one of the parks or at Downtown Disney.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:40 PM   #1684
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Yes, you can pick up/activate tickets up to 3 days early. This can be done at any Guest Services location outside one of the parks or at Downtown Disney.
Thank you! That is good news!
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:28 PM   #1685
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Ohh and here is a teaser of a sticker for cars I am working on:



Next one I am contemplating ones for POR!!!
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:28 AM   #1686
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So we have just returned to the UK following a wonderful 2 week vacation Prior to our DCL cruise we stayed a POR for 2 nights and it was our first time staying there. We are DVC members and usually stay in either Deluxe resorts or DVC villas We had booked a room in the preferred category, so were situated in the AB buildings and when I get myself settled back at home I should be able to share our actual room number and location! So our verdict? ..... AMAZING !!!! Our only regret is that we only had 2 nights there! My husband actually said, why are we DVC members if we can stay here? Our room was perfect, spotlessly clean and in a great location. CMs were delightful, facilities excellent and food delicious I honestly can't praise this resort highly enough and it will forever sit alongside Wilderness Lodge as our favorite resort Finally, thanks to this great thread for helping us to decide to stay at POR in the first place !!
Awesome! We have an upcoming first trip to POR after only staying at WL and we are excited to try it. It is great to hear about your positive experience.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:57 AM   #1687
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Awesome! We have an upcoming first trip to POR after only staying at WL and we are excited to try it. It is great to hear about your positive experience.
I was going to say the same thing. We've stayed at BC and Poly before. This trip will be a split - POR and WL CL.

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Old 06-16-2014, 04:52 AM   #1688
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Ohh and here is a teaser of a sticker for cars I am working on...
Cute! How about using the caption "I Lick Dole Whips".

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Cute! How about using the caption "I Lick Dole Whips".

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Maybe for some customers. Started working on a POR one.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:30 AM   #1690
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ohh and here is a teaser of a sticker for cars i am working on:



next one i am contemplating ones for por!!!
i love it!!!
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:41 AM   #1691
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i love it!!!
I will be making several, perhaps and most likely in a good color selection also. I just have to make sure I am not stepping on Disney's Copyrights. I already emailed them marketing to discuss that.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:08 AM   #1692
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Hi, we booked a stay at POR in a rush when the free dining came out to include days over Christmas. I chose POR because we want the Murphy bed. I didn't realize that alligator bayou is a request rather than an actual booking. (And the cast member who took my reservation didn't tell me that either, when I said I wanted POR alligator bayou she said okay and didn't tell me it was just a request that might not be granted). I'm really hoping for that pull down bed because both of my kids are thrashers and it would make sleeping go soooo much better if each of them can have a separate bed.

Since it is a very busy time and there are just four of us, I'm guessing our odds aren't that good for getting alligator bayou?

After I figured it out, I tried to switch to a preferred room, because I gather that would guarantee us the pull down bed. But there are none available.

What is my best bet at this point? Try again for a preferred room about 45 days before our arrival date? And fax five days before?

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Old 06-16-2014, 02:17 PM   #1693
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What is my best bet at this point? Try again for a preferred room about 45 days before our arrival date? And fax five days before?
Yup, keep trying for preferred in the meantime, and send a fax five days out.

There are about twice as many AB rooms as there are regular mansion building ones, so you stand a good chance anyway. (There are never anywhere near enough families of five to fill up all of AB at any one time)

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Yup, keep trying for preferred in the meantime, and send a fax five days out.

There are about twice as many AB rooms as there are regular mansion building ones, so you stand a good chance anyway. (There are never anywhere near enough families of five to fill up all of AB at any one time)

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Old 06-16-2014, 08:53 PM   #1695
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Hi! I booked a Garden View room for 3 nights. I was hoping for 4 nights, but at that time it was unavailable. So I kept looking online, and to my luck one day, that 4th night came available. But it was a River View room. I booked it - a separate reservation. So now I have 2 reservations back-to-back in 2 different rooms. Is it a good idea to fax a request asking to stay in the same room all 4 nights?

I'm so excited! We get to Shades of Green tomorrow for 4 nights and Port Orleans Riverside Saturday for 4 nights... we are celebrating my youngest daughter's 5th birthday and our 10 year anniversary. WOO HOO!

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