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Old 09-14-2013, 02:54 AM   #3511
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I check in on 9/28, but will be there on the 30th, through the 4th. But I'm not getting bands or FP+. Bummer.
Sadly, the commencement date is for ARRIVALS from 30 September onward, not for guests already there on that date.

You could split your stay if you want, so you technically checkout and check back in again on the 30th (they normally allow people to keep the same room when doing this). Always assuming you don't have any free dining plans/etc which might get messed up by rebooking, anyway. If you do try it, make the new booking (from 30th to 4th) first, and then call to get your old booking reduced in length.

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Old 09-14-2013, 09:42 AM   #3512
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Hi so excited to be trying FQ this year (dec 5-9) I'm usually a deluxe resort gal with club level, but took a chance on FQ for its size, and charm as well as significant savings! I am all over the place for this trip to meet my Dis Friends!

I arrive at Disney on Dec 3, spend my first night at POP
Dec 4, move to POR Royal Room/ River view
Dec 5-9 POFQ

How will my getting magic bands work!? I'm excited to try these but don't know if it can "move" with me from resort to resort?

Second? How about the new mugs!? If I buy one my first night at pop, will I need to buy a new one each resort change? Or can my POP mug be programmed to end on the 9th?

Lastly, this is kind of a POR related question, but hopefully some may have a recommendation:
Currently I have a request for pattare place river view royal room, I heard some of the prettiest river views are from that blg. However I don't want to be too far from the bridge that goes to the main blg/ food court area .... Would you recommend I change my request to oak manor to be closer to ammenities?

Thanks for your help! I'm excited for my first MOD stay
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #3513
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How will my getting magic bands work!? I'm excited to try these but don't know if it can "move" with me from resort to resort?

Second? How about the new mugs!? If I buy one my first night at pop, will I need to buy a new one each resort change? Or can my POP mug be programmed to end on the 9th?

Currently I have a request for pattare place river view royal room, I heard some of the prettiest river views are from that blg. However I don't want to be too far from the bridge that goes to the main blg/ food court area .... Would you recommend I change my request to oak manor to be closer to ammenities?
No one knows for sure how (or even if!) Magic Bands will work in December (or even November) as they are still in testing at the moment. But in theory they can be reused at the next hotel, yes. The expectation is that the current testing phase will probably roll over into a live service, but no one knows the details as yet.

The mugs can be extended (by cast members) for your entire consecutive length of stay at Disney.

For your river view request, Oak is generally closer to the bridge - but the VERY best room are in one of the Parterre wings. Best to just ask for a room close to the bridge rather than any particular building.

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Thanks Andre! Will call and change my request
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:41 AM   #3515
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Just posting that the modify checkin worked and we were able to customize bands. Can't wait to see them!
Could you explain please? I was not able to customize our bands and we arrive oct. 11.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #3516
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Could you explain please? I was not able to customize our bands and we arrive oct. 11.
Sure! I had already done the online checkin when our bands became available. I could make FP+ selections but the bands weren't showing up to customize. At the suggestion of another poster, I repeated the online checkin process and the bands showed up after that was done!
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #3517
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Sadly, the commencement date is for ARRIVALS from 30 September onward, not for guests already there on that date.

You could split your stay if you want, so you technically checkout and check back in again on the 30th (they normally allow people to keep the same room when doing this). Always assuming you don't have any free dining plans/etc which might get messed up by rebooking, anyway. If you do try it, make the new booking (from 30th to 4th) first, and then call to get your old booking reduced in length.

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Not worth it, thanks, Andre.

On a totally different topic:
Anyone know the easiest grocery store to get to between the airport & POFQ? I'm renting a car and want to do a water/milk/bagel run.

Thanks!
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #3518
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Anyone know the easiest grocery store to get to between the airport & POFQ? I'm renting a car and want to do a water/milk/bagel run.
Which route are you taking? There's a Super Target just off the SR417, and a WalMart a mile or so along SR535 (turn off the 536 just before you get to Disney).

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Old 09-14-2013, 04:19 PM   #3519
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Just booked 2 rooms at POFQ for 3 nights for F&W festival and MNSSHP in October! So excited! We've never stayed there before and it will be my parents first time staying on property! I hope they like it!

I booked through travelocity. I'd like to request connecting rooms but it did not give me any opportunity to do so when booking. Can I call disney to make this request once it shows up in MDE?
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:28 PM   #3520
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Not worth it, thanks, Andre.

On a totally different topic:
Anyone know the easiest grocery store to get to between the airport & POFQ? I'm renting a car and want to do a water/milk/bagel run.

Thanks!
I usually hit the Super Walmart on Vineland. Pretty easy to access, it was clean, well lit, the staff was fine and helpful (though I didn't need to ask any questions or use customer service so I only ever interacted with the cashier), reasonable prices, and familiar brands.

http://www.walmart.com/storeLocator/...338220&veh=seo
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:37 PM   #3521
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We'll be checking in tomorrow morning! That is all.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:43 PM   #3522
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You will love POFQ!! Only resort I stay at now. We will be there in two weeks and again in December. Gotta love living in Florida, I get to go more often. Anywhoo, what I do is call 3 or 4 days before arrival and ask for my special requests. They have never failed me yet! There is also a thread on here about the POFQ and Riverside FAX and phone numbers for requests. Check it out, and have a fabulous time at POFQ. Your parents will love the boat to Downtown Disney, too!
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:55 PM   #3523
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We're checking in 10/30 for MNSSHP on 10/31 & 11/1 and I'm just getting so excited I had to share! I've been stalking this thread (and a party thread too) for awhile and can't believe it's all happening next month! That weekend will mark the end of our three month stay in the area and what a way to celebrate! We're actually going for my birthday next weekend and it will be our third visit to Disney since we've been here but we stay off site and I am so looking forward to POFQ!!! Thanks to everyone that offers great questions and info for the rest of us!
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:29 PM   #3524
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Sure! I had already done the online checkin when our bands became available. I could make FP+ selections but the bands weren't showing up to customize. At the suggestion of another poster, I repeated the online checkin process and the bands showed up after that was done!
That worked!!!!! Thanks so much!
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:05 AM   #3525
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Does anyone know if they have a work out room I know I will get a work out but I need to get my daily me time in if not Disney doesn't mind joggerz around the grounds at 6 am do they?(pofq)
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