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  1. sab53085

    sab53085 Mouseketeer

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    Thanks! I'll send in a fax request for the back entrance once we get closer to our date!
     
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  3. Mickey & Minnie Mom

    Mickey & Minnie Mom DIS Veteran

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    Yes, definitely a hot chocolate machine at the Marketplace.
     
  4. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    That was my assumption. I'll probably just go ahead and pack some just in case. I would rather have it and not need it and need it and not have it. Luckily, we're driving so it's no biggie just to go ahead and bring it. He is so obsessed about making sure he can get hot chocolate, that if he can't get it at the Beach Club, he would rather move to the Pop Century.:scared1: Ummm, no, mommy can just pack some and we'll make it in the room.
     
  5. EagleScout

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    As our Beach Club trip is coming closer (19 days, yeah!), our son has now declared he only wants to be a lifeguard, not a pirate, so the "Letters of Marque" and "build your own costume" projects are likely on hold. Oh well, I guess it was probably more for me anyway. But he is definitely looking forward to that zero entry sand-bottom pool - do toddlers need "swim shoes" for that (to avoid scraped soles)? Also, our guy prefers the "floating barbells" rather than noodles - do they sell those at Stormalong Bay, or just the noodles? (and I have heard recent rumors about demise of noodle sales, but that may have been incorrect info).
     
  6. natebenma

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    The most effective way to make a room request is to have it listed in your reservation notes- we have been told that the room assigners pay attention to that and may not receive the faxes sent in.

    If you made the reservation yourself, call the Disney Central Reservation Number and make sure your request is listed. If you have used a travel agency, let them know what your request is and have that added to your reservation.

    You can do this anytime. I usually make my room request ("Full balcony, please") when I make my reservation, and then follow-up about 10 days to 1 week before the trip to make sure it is still listed.
     
  7. pamkat1820

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    Thank you so much for the pictures of the shower!!!! Have a great trip!
     
  8. infopurposesonly

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    Sorry if you're offended by our experiences. The decision on whether or not a child will miss some school days is part of vacation planning, and quite a few of us have had negative responses from school districts or have reason to expect a negative response. It's helpful to be able to share these experiences. Nobody said any teacher was out to "get" anyone.
     
  9. Mickey & Minnie Mom

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    I am not sure if these would meet your Frappacino needs (not a coffee drinker) but I was thinking about your question and thought of these locations ...

    MK --
    Iced Coffee Float - French Vanilla, Mocha or Latte $4.49
    @ Auntie Gravity's, Cheshire Cafe (was Enchanted Grove), Friar's Nook

    Epcot --
    Cappucino Glace - iced cappuccino $4.25
    @ Boulangerie Patisserie France

    Flavored Latte (hot or iced vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, or Irish Cream) $5.39
    @ Espresso Coffee & Pastries between UK & Canada (not too far from BC), between USA & Italy, between Mexico & World Showcase entrance

    Cafe Latte - iced or hot & Cappuccino - iced or hot $3.99
    @ Morocco Coffee & Pastries

    Iced Latte & Iced Cappuccino (french vanilla) & Iced Mocha $3.99
    @ Refreshment Port

    DHS --
    Smoothies (made with non-fat yogurt) - Cappuccino $4.19
    @ KRNR by Rock'n'Roller Coaster

    Coffee or Iced Coffee (Regular or Decaf) $2.19
    @ Min & Bill's Dockside Diner & Starring Rolls

    Iced Cappuccino / Iced Latte $3.39 or Iced Mochaccino / Iced Mocha Latte $3.99
    @ Writer's Stop

    AK --
    Frozen Cappuccino $5.39
    @ Espresso, Coffee & Pasty at AK entrance, Royal Anandapur Tea Co.

    Island Cappuccino with white chocolate & Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum $6.75
    @ Isle of Java

    Iced Coffee French Vanilla or Mocha $3.99
    @ Isle of Java, Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery

    Flavored Latte (Hot or Iced) $5.39
    @ Royal Anandapur Tea Co.

    Hot or Iced Coffee $3.39
    @ Royal Anandapur Tea Co.

    Iced Beverages Espresso, French Vanilla or Mocha $4.75
    @ Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages
     
  10. Mickey & Minnie Mom

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    No swim shoes required. It is actually a soft, silica-like sand which is great because it doesn't stick to their bodies the way regular sand does nor does it get hot to walk on -- the concrete walkways do however!

    It is still possible to get scrapes in the pool, but that would be more from scraping the side or bottom of the pool itself the same as any pool.
     
  11. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    Do you think it would be worth it to wear swim shoes to keep your feet from burning as you walk around the SAB area? We are going in September and I was originally think of us just talking to SAB from our room in flip flops and stick them in a locker, with our towels. If we were going to be in a pool, like at the Pop Century, where we wouldn't be getting out of the pool once we got in, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm just worried about the walkways around SAB being really hot that time of year.
     
  12. elmpark

    elmpark Earning My Ears

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    so... 90 days to go to our first visit to Beach Club. I've only gone for a standard rooms - there are 8 of us in 2 rooms - are there any particular rooms you can request? i.e. room numbers - I'm hoping for a full balcony, but not sure if you can ask for particular rooms in the resort when checking in?
     
  13. jenjersnap

    jenjersnap yadda yadda yadda

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    There are some GV rooms on the quiet pool side near the tennis courts too.
     
  14. jenjersnap

    jenjersnap yadda yadda yadda

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    Thanks for answering! Gotta love a sprinkling of pixie dust!
     
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    Yes, this is sooo true!!! Make sure that your little ones have some type of shoe when walking on the concrete!! I couldn't believe how hot it was.


    Love the sand there :thumbsup2
     
  16. ocalla

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    SAB is such a Large area, walking from your chair, to different areas of the pool, to getting a sunken treasure at HH's.............it gets very hot!!

    I'm from Louisiana, where our concrete is always hot ;), but this seemed worse. I had to have a couple of drinks Just to cool me off :rotfl2:

    I would keep the flip flops on and just leave them on a chair with towels.
     
  17. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    oh, I've already the DH that I will require at least one Pina CoLAVA on of pool to help with the FL September heat. :lmao:

    My main concern is our youngest DS. He has mild Autism Spectrum Disorder and I'm trying to solve anything that I can foresee him having a meltdown over before we go. I'll just need to buy better swim shoes than we did last time. For our June trip this last year, I just bought whatever the cheapest swim shoes I found at Wal Mart. The soles came out, and then wouldn't go back in properly. As you were walking, the soles would bunch up and the shoes were very uncomfortable to wear without the soles. This caused a couple of meltdowns on that trip. I'll just have to do some research and find some better ones.
     
  18. JulieT3

    JulieT3 Earning My Ears

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    We have always received an actual pack n play when we have requested one.
     
  19. HubbDave

    HubbDave Remember, no matter where you go, there you are

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    Thanks for doing all of this and all of the info you and the others provide.

    Are you doing the NE Dis-meet for GKTW at the end of June?
     
  20. 1coolnini

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    Thank you for that list...awesome. Not sure if these locations will have what he is looking for. Our best bet looks like AK at the Royal Anandapur tea company (frozen cappuccino).A Frappe (Frappacino) is more like coffee / mocha slush. It is not the same as an Iced Coffee. I'm not a coffee drinker either, but I have to say I love those mocha frappacinos. Hopefully we will be able to find one. I will report back.

    Jan
     
  21. CT Disney

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    Oh Mousemommy1...what an awesome view! I think you were definitely given a water view. From what I know of the CL GV rooms at YC there are 4 that face the wedding gazebo, and 1 that has a king bed facing the lake-side entrance. And, it doesn't look you have any of those 5, so ...Yay for you!!

    And, BTW, I think I saw you in the club lounge on Friday! I recognized you from your pictures. I was sitting in the lounge with my husband, and I saw you and your husband getting your food. I said, "There's Mousemommy1, there's Mousemommy1!", at which point my husband thought I had turned into some kind of loon. But, then I told him that I recognized you from this thread and that when you sat down I was going to say hi. But, then, I looked up and you were gone! I snuck out into the hallway to see where you had gone...and I saw that you were taking your food back to your room. I just missed you before you closed your door :confused3 And, I didn't want to knock on your door in case it wasn't you after all...boy that would have been awkward!

    So, anyway, I think it was you...and based on the room view pics you posted I think it was, because that's about where I thought your room was!

    So, hello from afar! :wave2:Hope you are having a great time and enjoy that view!!!

    And, you beat me in posting those shower head pics. Now, what am I going to do with 5 close-up pics of a shower head?? :rotfl2:
     
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