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Old 01-31-2013, 05:45 PM   #3301
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I can't put a suitcase on a bed, even a hotel bed. Those things get rolled around the airport, into bathroom stalls, on the ground outside, etc. So I can't put it on a bed knowing that it might transfer that stuff (just like I don't put shoes on a bed or even in a suitcase without a plastic bag).

So now I'm worried, if other people do put suitcases on the beds, I wonder how often Disney washes the covers (the top comforter)? Does anyone know? Do they wash/replace the top bed cover before a new guest arrives? Or is this something I need to ask for to get done?

The hotels I stay at when I travel now have a bedsheet type duvet cover and they wash them between guests but how do hotels handle this when they have the thicker bedspreads? Or rather, what about POR??

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NO hotels wash comforters very often! The first thing I do when I get in my room is pull that sucker off the bed! or fold it down. (then wash my hands). I also dont walk barefoot on the carpet.
and don't get me started on how i bring clorox wipes to wipe everything down before i'll touch it (i.e. remote control, phone, alarm clock, toilet seat, knobs, etc.) haha Yup. Certified Germaphobe here!
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I am not a germaphobe but I always remove the top cover before crawling into bed, we never sleep with it. For all the same reasons, people put all kinds of stuff on the beds and it never gets washed, plus they are terribly uncomfortable and itchy.
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I do exactly the same ... maybe the nurse in me, but when I saw 20/20 or maybe it was another show they showed all the nasty stuff under flourescent lights
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And after I read on this thread that someone actually was putting their dirty clothes in the drawers I wipe down the drawers with Clorox wipes too
Thank you all for making me think I'm not crazy After I read a thread on here about someone changing their kids' diapers on the comforters...ICK!!!! My family is always itching to run to the parks, and I'm like, "Wait, I have to wipe down the drawers and remote first!"
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:20 PM   #3302
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In less than 24 hours we will be at the airport. It will be about 8 degrees here and the forecast for next week in Florida looks glorious.

I sent a room request fax last week, but didn't hear back. Since I also had my requests attached to my original reservation, I'm not going to bother following up on the fax. For some reason it feels like I'd be nagging and I don't want to do that. We'll be happy to be there no matter where our room is.

Anyway, thanks again to everyone on the thread for the great info!
I felt the same way when I faxed and didn't get a reply, but if it makes you feel any better, when we checked in Tuesday our first two request were met - Mansion and top floor. We had paid for a garden view and wanted to try the mansion for a change, we were thrilled when we found out we had got them!! Hope you have the same luck with yours

Thanks to Venom and Andre for all their info on here!
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:40 PM   #3303
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Two questions:

1. I saw a picture somewhere in my immense internet travels of Princess Tiana at POR. Was that a promo/staged pic or is there any reality of her actually being there at some point?

2. Does each building/elevator have a luggage cart that we can use from the parking lot to our room? We are driving so no need for them to check or handle our bags, just want to be prepared with how many trips to the car and how heavy to pack those bags.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:13 PM   #3304
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Two questions:

1. I saw a picture somewhere in my immense internet travels of Princess Tiana at POR. Was that a promo/staged pic or is there any reality of her actually being there at some point?

2. Does each building/elevator have a luggage cart that we can use from the parking lot to our room? We are driving so no need for them to check or handle our bags, just want to be prepared with how many trips to the car and how heavy to pack those bags.
Luggage carts are usually kept by Bell Services and are not usually available for guest use.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:40 PM   #3305
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How is it that this place gets more & more beautiful every day you are here?? I seriously do NOT want to leave!!

Mousekeeping is AMAZING!!! The kids have been just thrilled with the towel animals & funny set up of their own stuffed animals. So adorable.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:56 PM   #3306
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Luggage carts are usually kept by Bell Services and are not usually available for guest use.
But you can call down to Bell Services and they will send someone to pick your bags up from where you ask. They usually can come all the way to the room to pick them up.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:00 PM   #3307
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How is it that this place gets more & more beautiful every day you are here?? I seriously do NOT want to leave!!

Mousekeeping is AMAZING!!! The kids have been just thrilled with the towel animals & funny set up of their own stuffed animals. So adorable.
Yeah mousekeeping can be very creative. Here is a pic from the Poly with our lil ones stuffed animals.




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Old 01-31-2013, 08:08 PM   #3308
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Thank You Venomhatch!!!!! Faxed the room request today and within 15 min had a response and they were able to do our Request. We can't wait to stay at POR for the first time.

I do have one more question. Now that I got the response can I do online check in or do I need to do the regular check-in?
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Thank You Venomhatch!!!!! Faxed the room request today and within 15 min had a response and they were able to do our Request. We can't wait to stay at POR for the first time.

I do have one more question. Now that I got the response can I do online check in or do I need to do the regular check-in?
You can do the check in if you want. But don't set the room preferences now at the bottom since you put in and heard back about your request.
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You can do the check in if you want. But don't set the room preferences now at the bottom since you put in and heard back about your request.
Ok I think I will just skip online check in I don't want to mess it up plus we are going to be there very early in the morning so the lines usually isn't long for regular check in so we will just do that. Thanks again for all your help! I post a quick review of POR when we get back.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:23 PM   #3311
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thinking of adding a night before our poly stay and thinking of POR royal room. checked out the spring discount and was told on another thread that the discount wasnt that great. for royal room pool view it was 194. is that good or have people been paying less?
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Yeah mousekeeping can be very creative. Here is a pic from the Poly with our lil ones stuffed animals.
Very sweet .
There really is no other place on earth like this. I may just have to book the bounceback . And not tell DH or the kids.
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Ok I think I will just skip online check in I don't want to mess it up plus we are going to be there very early in the morning so the lines usually isn't long for regular check in so we will just do that. Thanks again for all your help! I post a quick review of POR when we get back.
Well there you go. I hope you have a magical time!
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Very sweet .
There really is no other place on earth like this. I may just have to book the bounceback . And not tell DH or the kids.
There you go help support our paychecks lol.
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How is it that this place gets more & more beautiful every day you are here?? I seriously do NOT want to leave!!

Mousekeeping is AMAZING!!! The kids have been just thrilled with the towel animals & funny set up of their own stuffed animals. So adorable.
I said the same thing to my wife. You see more and learn more day after day. It was our first stay there a week ago and she said leaving is what makes you respect it more and want to come back. Especially when we have to come back to our climates. Yuk. So we booked as soon as we figured out the BB. Yaaaa. Hope your visit last forever. In your memories anyway!
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