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Old 03-25-2014, 09:22 AM   #46
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Like others have said, if the extra $1K for the YC is doable, I'd book that now and keep checking for a room to open up at POR. Availability does change as people cancel all the time, so POR might just become available for your dates. Good luck .
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:25 AM   #47
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I am so sorry, that really sucks. We are a family of 5 too and I know how hard it is to get those Port Orleans rooms that sleep 5. I just checked orbitz for your dates and they have POR still available (non royal rooms). I've booked through them before. It may be worth booking that way and making the reservation, calling Orbitz to have them call Disney to make sure it's the room to sleep 5 and have Orbitz add your kids. The code "Discover" gets you an additional 20% off whatever deal they have going on. You can always cancel if it turns out the room isn't the ones that sleep 5. Good luck!
If you book through Orbitz can you add dining if you call Disney?
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:29 AM   #49
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Like others have said, if the extra $1K for the YC is doable, I'd book that now and keep checking for a room to open up at POR. Availability does change as people cancel all the time, so POR might just become available for your dates. Good luck .
It is available.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:20 AM   #51
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Let me first say THANK YOU to everyone who offered suggestions. After being on the phone all morning with various websites etc I called back disney and I secured a garden view room that accommodates 5!!!! It's a little bit more then the original standard room I had (of course) but its not the $1k for the deluxe or the same price for a value.

I learned a few valuable lessons in this process:
1. Don't change reservations for anyone.....EVER!
2. If u don't like your answer, call disney back...things change, CM's don't seem to all be on the same page
3. Any questions or need alternate ideas....check in with the generous folks on the DisBoards 😄

Thanks again everyone and have a magical day! Lol
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What a bummer. I agree with others though, people will cancel and rooms will pop up again for POR you just have to keep looking. Or you could take this as a chance to upgrade to Deluxe and go with Yacht Club. They do accomodate 5 (all the Epcot resorts do) and we LOVE that area!
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:32 AM   #53
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Oh and as I was on the phone I heard another CM say "I'm sorry there are no rooms available at POR except royal guest rooms". So I thought for sure I would be staying elsewhere. I explained my story and after being placed on hold 3x she came back with the garden view room, with only a few $$ difference.
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Glad it all worked out. Phew...
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:37 AM   #55
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Oh and as I was on the phone I heard another CM say "I'm sorry there are no rooms available at POR except royal guest rooms". So I thought for sure I would be staying elsewhere. I explained my story and after being placed on hold 3x she came back with the garden view room, with only a few $$ difference.
So happy it worked out for you!!! We will be there the same week. Very excited about our trip. Maybe we'll see you there!
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Let me first say THANK YOU to everyone who offered suggestions. After being on the phone all morning with various websites etc I called back disney and I secured a garden view room that accommodates 5!!!! It's a little bit more then the original standard room I had (of course) but its not the $1k for the deluxe or the same price for a value. I learned a few valuable lessons in this process: 1. Don't change reservations for anyone.....EVER! 2. If u don't like your answer, call disney back...things change, CM's don't seem to all be on the same page 3. Any questions or need alternate ideas....check in with the generous folks on the DisBoards dde04 Thanks again everyone and have a magical day! Lol
I love a happy ending!!

So happy it all worked out and that it isn't going to cost you that extra $1000. An awesome start to a wonderful vacation! Enjoy POR - it's a great resort, we loved it.

We arrive at WDW on your departure day Yacht Club & Poly here we come!
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:28 AM   #57
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Let me first say THANK YOU to everyone who offered suggestions. After being on the phone all morning with various websites etc I called back disney and I secured a garden view room that accommodates 5!!!! It's a little bit more then the original standard room I had (of course) but its not the $1k for the deluxe or the same price for a value.

I learned a few valuable lessons in this process:
1. Don't change reservations for anyone.....EVER!
2. If u don't like your answer, call disney back...things change, CM's don't seem to all be on the same page
3. Any questions or need alternate ideas....check in with the generous folks on the DisBoards 😄

Thanks again everyone and have a magical day! Lol
Glad everything worked out .
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yay! glad everything worked out for you!!

it always pays to be persistent and call back/check the website as necessary.

Somehow one phone CM changed our room at AK to Arusha view - bunk bed and when we said NO change it back, it was gone and someone booked it. I called like every other day to try to get our original room back and finally about 4 days before we left, I secured the room I wanted and all was well!
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And btw...lesson learned I will NEVER again change my reservations for anyone....EVEN FAMILY!!!
Exactly. Nor touring plans. I too have been burned by this.
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Glad everything worked out!
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