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Old 05-04-2013, 08:10 PM   #2086
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The parties typically sell out closer to Halloween, I'd recommend buying your tickets earlier if you plan on attending!
It'd be easier if I could throw my tickets into my reservation instead of paying the $300 up front. But I think we'll be ordering them long before we leave anyway. I just didn't want to have a wash out night for a party. So I figured if I waited until we got closer, I could watch the weather.

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Hi, Everyone! I'm getting more and more excited about my first stay at POFQ as each day passes!

I'm looking at the menus for Sassagoula Floatworks. I see some items are only served for dinner. At what time is it officially dinner time there? Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #2088
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:41 AM   #2089
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Pictures of the Laundry area updates

While we were at POFQ in mid-April, the laundry area was revamped with new washers and dryers and a new payment method. You must pay with a credit or debit card, your KTTW card will not work and cash will not work. So here's the new set up:

Device that scans your card:


Directions for using the scanner:


Washers:


Regular wash was $2.00 and super wash was $2.25.



The detergent tray:


Dryers:

You can pick different times and prices. I think 60 minutes was $2.00.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:02 AM   #2090
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While we were at POFQ in mid-April, the laundry area was revamped with new washers and dryers and a new payment method. You must pay with a credit or debit card, your KTTW card will not work and cash will not work.
Thanks for the update - so it's basically an off-the-shelf commercial laundry solution (hence no KttW cards). Still, it's a got to be good deal less prone to vandalism and outright theft than the old cash-based system was. Could you buy detergent/softener/etc the same way, or did those machines still require coins?

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We are looking to go to the Halloween party on either the 27th or the 29th of October. We'll buy our tickets once we get closer to our date or when we get to our resort.
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The parties typically sell out closer to Halloween, I'd recommend buying your tickets earlier if you plan on attending!
I'd agree with this. Most likely those dates will sell out before the parties. If you wait until you arrive at the resort, you may be out of luck.
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The new washers and stuff looks good, but I don't really like it. If we can only pay with credit/debit cards then it'll be expensive for us international travellers as they'll add fees on top of that
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The new washers and stuff looks good, but I don't really like it. If we can only pay with credit/debit cards then it'll be expensive for us international travellers as they'll add fees on top of that
Maybe you could get a prepaid visa?
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #2094
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I'd agree with this. Most likely those dates will sell out before the parties. If you wait until you arrive at the resort, you may be out of luck.
Ok...thank you! Than we'll buy them as soon as we can
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #2095
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Maybe you could get a prepaid visa?
Maybe. We did that last trip, and it was great that we didn't have too much cash on us. Only downside is that the website was slow updating the balance, so when we thought we'd spent what we had on the card, we still had money left when we came home.
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If we can only pay with credit/debit cards then it'll be expensive for us international travellers as they'll add fees on top of that
This would not be a cash advance, it would be a payment like for anything else you buy over there, so there shouldn't be any fees. I assume you have a zero commission credit card for international use, yes? If so, you'll get the 'clean' inter-bank currency rate, which is better than any cash or traveller's cheque rate. And if not, I really do suggest you get one (e.g. the Halifax Clarity card, or the Post Office's version - no fees and a perfect exchange rate, it's a no-brainer really).

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I don't own a credit card I'm afraid. I don't think I can get one yet either, as I haven't lived in UK very long. I think some of them requires you to provide a UK adress for 5 years if I'm not mistaken. If push comes to shove, I might get my fiance to get one though. We'll see.
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I wonder if you rent a car while you're here and go to Walmart and go to bill paying center there and pick up a Walmart money card. Basically it's card u can buy for like $4.00 and you have to load at least $20.00 or more on it and the money is available right then. You just use it like a Visa card. No fees to buy things. Would be great for ur vacation.
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Thanks for the update - so it's basically an off-the-shelf commercial laundry solution (hence no KttW cards). Still, it's a got to be good deal less prone to vandalism and outright theft than the old cash-based system was. Could you buy detergent/softener/etc the same way, or did those machines still require coins?

Would you mind if I borrowed your information and pictures for portorleans.org?

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Yep, you can borrow the info and pics. I took them just for you. I brought my own detergent and softener so I did not even think to look at the machine that sold those items.

I was asked why I was taking pictures of everything and I said, "Well, some people on Disney forums will want to know about this." They had no clue what a Disney forum is. Must be terrible to live such a sheltered life.
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