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Old 06-18-2014, 12:14 PM   #1711
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We did that too. I read on this thread somewhere that if you request a river view room, you would be near the main walkway to get to the main building. So, we requested a RR with the river view. I am hoping it will be perfect. I'm glad you liked it. Makes me feel better.
We didn't want to pay for preferred or a royal room. We booked a garden view room, in the Magnolia Bend section, on the ground floor. We were as close as we could be to the main walkway and a hop, skip and a jump away from the main buildings and the pool.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:42 PM   #1712
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It's purely random. I've only received one pin in 20 years.
I rather suspect that the sort of people who are already happily booking to visit each year anyway (at full price) are the last ones that Disney would want to be offering extra incentive discounts to...

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Old 06-18-2014, 12:57 PM   #1713
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Well bummer. I should have waited to book our room. Hopefully some sort of discount will happen. I haven't given up hope yet.
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:33 PM   #1714
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I rather suspect that the sort of people who are already happily booking to visit each year anyway (at full price) are the last ones that Disney would want to be offering extra incentive discounts to... Andre
I've suspected the same Andre
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:28 PM   #1715
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If we have a party of 5 and one is under 2. Will we get a AB room? My grandson may be joining us and we are at pop. But there is no way 5 of us can stay there will full size beds. My grandson won't sleep in a pack play. So at least queen beds are a must. I would rather get a room with the Murphy bed and one of my girls can sleep on it.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:38 PM   #1716
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If we have a party of 5 and one is under 2. Will we get a AB room? My grandson may be joining us and we are at pop. But there is no way 5 of us can stay there will full size beds. My grandson won't sleep in a pack play. So at least queen beds are a must. I would rather get a room with the Murphy bed and one of my girls can sleep on it.

If he is over a year old then yes.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:47 PM   #1717
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If we have a party of 5 and one is under 2. Will we get a AB room? My grandson may be joining us and we are at pop. But there is no way 5 of us can stay there will full size beds. My grandson won't sleep in a pack play. So at least queen beds are a must. I would rather get a room with the Murphy bed and one of my girls can sleep on it.
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If he is over a year old then yes.
Actually, no. A party of 5 where one is under the age of 3 can be placed in a mansion room (which has just the 2 queen beds) because a child under the age of 3 doesn't count towards the room occupancy. You can request a room in AB, but the only way to guarantee it with the fifth person being under the age of 3 is to book preferred because all preferred rooms are in AB.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:48 PM   #1718
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Did something change to include POR in the free dining promo? It was excluded for the 2014 season. Did you get a pin code? Just wondering because I'm staying at POR during free dining in October but it is excluded then.
We were going to be "stuck" in CS for the free dining and then they mailed a pin code for free dining at POR a week after we booked. So thankful for that!!
Dec 15 POR here we come. ADR's made this morning.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:35 PM   #1719
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We were going to be "stuck" in CS for the free dining and then they mailed a pin code for free dining at POR a week after we booked. So thankful for that!! Dec 15 POR here we come. ADR's made this morning.
That's awesome! They probably had preselected you for a pin prior to you booking CS though. I never get pins because they know I'm coming, discount or not. Too bad they don't give a "frequent flyer" type discount for all of us who they can bank on spending our vacation dollars at Disney!
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:23 AM   #1720
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We just gave up "free" dining at AKL and went with the POR instead. All those reservations, it was just way too structured for us. We're not huge planners and I felt like every moment of our trip was being planned and it was way too much food too! So much more excited now, I feel like a vacation weight is off my shoulders!
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:29 AM   #1721
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We just gave up "free" dining at AKL and went with the POR instead.
I know what you mean, there's a lot about "free" dining which is really no such thing.

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Old 06-21-2014, 12:30 AM   #1723
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Did something change to include POR in the free dining promo? It was excluded for the 2014 season. Did you get a pin code? Just wondering because I'm staying at POR during free dining in October but it is excluded then.
I think others have already answered, and probably more knowlegably than I can. We have only been to disney world once (Thanksgivg 2010) and while I knew about pins this is the first we have gotten for disney world. (We got one offer for Disneyland, but dh does not want to goI gather different people got different offers. I was surprised to see Christmas dates at all. I don't remember the details of which resorts were included, but both values and moderates were on the list, including POR, and I chose it for the queen beds and the Murphy bed.
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:10 AM   #1724
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Question Is there storage in Alligator Bayou?

Are there drawers under the Murphy Bed in Alligator Bayou? I can't tell in the pics I've seen. Are there any other drawers in the room?

My concern is storing clothes for 5 people for six days. Would it be easier just to bring everything on hangers?
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Are there drawers under the Murphy Bed in Alligator Bayou? I can't tell in the pics I've seen. Are there any other drawers in the room?

My concern is storing clothes for 5 people for six days. Would it be easier just to bring everything on hangers?
Thanks!
Yes there are 3 drawers under the murphy bed, but the general consensus is that they are definitely not big enough for larger families. There is a long hanging rail though, and the resort can provide you with as many hangers as you need, no need to bring your own. Might be worth bringing one of those hanging fabric storage units too, which pack flat and then hang up on the rail to give you extra storage compartments.

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