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Old 12-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #1531
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I actually meant that the irons don't have A/V cables, was a sort of joke... oh well, a swing and a miss as they say.

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Lol I picked up on it, so not a total miss. :-)
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #1532
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So after our son being home sick from school on Friday and one of our dogs running away today (finally came back and now safely at another border), we have 9 hours until we can leave for the airport on our journey to POR!

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #1533
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So after our son being home sick from school on Friday and one of our dogs running away today (finally came back and now safely at another border), we have 9 hours until we can leave for the airport on our journey to POR!

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #1534
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:53 PM   #1535
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From one of a million sites about this subject:
The truth: Exposure to viruses—not skipping the blow-dryer—causes cold and flu.

"Scientists have studied this really well," says Vreeman. "They've put cold viruses in the noses of two groups of people. One group was then exposed to cold/wet conditions, and people who were chilled were no more likely to get sick than those who weren't." Being outside can make your nose run (cold weather dilates blood vessels), but it doesn't make you more susceptible to viruses.

I do not doubt that you did have issues which were valid, but your daughter's head cold was not caused by Disney.
Thank you! I was going to post something similar. Yours was much better, though.

It was an inconvenience, for sure, but did not cause the cold. Also, I'm pretty sure a cold has an incubation period of longer than overnight,
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:15 AM   #1536
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We just got home on Tuesday evening from a 6 night stay in one of the mansions 8500 building. Overall we loved the resort and found a vast majority of the staff super friendly and helpful.

I did have an issue, I accidentally left my phone on one of the beds and it was missing when I returned in the room in the afternoon. I attempted to ask a member of house keeping who was cleaning rooms two doors down from me. She asked why I was asking and I nicely stated that my phone was missing and I wanted to check if maybe they turned it in to lost and found. As soon as I said missing phone she she stopped looking at me and acted like she couldn't understand me, started shaking her head, no no etc. I asked if she knew who cleaned our room or who I could speak with who may be able to tell me. She just repeated, I don't know over and over. This made me really uncomfortable. I called house keeping who connected me to lost and found. At this point I knew something was up b/c DH tried calling my phone and it was going straight to voice mail. My phone is password protected set by my work. I've personally entered the password incorrectly and it takes many attempts before te phone shuts down to safe mode. I knew at this point it was most likely in safe mode.

I reported to lost and found that my phone was missing from my room. I was told by the person on the phone that I was mistaken and that housekeeping found a phone but not in my room. I was asked to describe the phone. I did, then I was asked what picture was on the screen and I honestly couldn't think of what screen she may be looking at. I told her there would be a password prompt on the screen. She said give me the password. I told her no, bring me the phone and I will put the password in I front of you and you can verify that it is infact my phone. She abruptly said, that is enough we will bring the phone down. 40 min later no phone so I called again. About 10 min later someone from housekeeping came down with the phone and a statement for me to sign that they found the phone in the Parking lot. I signed it because I really didn't want to let it ruin my vacation but it was upsetting. Lesson learned, double check your room for valuables before leaving.

When I got my phone back it was in safe mode. I had to reset it so someone tried many times to enter the incorrect password. I think that because it was useless maybe that is why I got it back do I would also recommend password protecting electronics.

This entry makes me wonder if there are,safes in the rooms at POR and if,so if,they,are,big,enough,for an,iPad?
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This entry makes me wonder if there are,safes in the rooms at POR and if,so if,they,are,big,enough,for an,iPad?
There are safes in the rooms and they are big enough to keep iPads in there.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:55 AM   #1538
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Hi Andre, so with a Royal Room with garden view would you recommend requesting the same thing, Oak Manor - close to the main building?
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I'm also interested Andre. We, too, have a Royal Room Garden View. Where would a corner room request likely place us? THANKS!!
Oak is a good choice for a Garden View room, yes. But then so are some rooms in Parterre.

As I often say, make sure you say WHY you are making a particular request rather than just giving a desired location - I'd suggest phrasing it with the detail first, for example "close access for the main building, and ideally in Oak Manor if possible". That way if a much better room is available in Parterre than there is in Oak, it helps them understand what you are looking for.

And corner rooms can be found, by definition, all around the building... so you could be anywhere that there's a corner. (Sorry if this is stating the obvious)

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:28 AM   #1539
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I know this is kinda against the purpose of the thread here... but I would recommend taking it as an opportunity to go visit the Boardwalk. Last time I was down in Disney was during the playoffs and my girlfriend and I went to see our team play at the ESPN Zone. It was a TON of fun. A lot of sports fans around and everyone was super friendly (even those cheering for the team we were playing).
That was my first thought but I've read on other threads that it's crazy busy there that day and you have to get there super early to get a seat. He wouldn't care if he's in the room (alone!) watching it either. We'll figure something out. Thanks.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #1540
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We're here!! It's beautiful! So relaxing. I love the walk to our room. We are in a RR in Parterre. We had requested upper floor, close to main building and have a room just a hop, skip and jump from the path. Which is awesome and full of pixie dust b/c we booked standard view. We're super happy!!
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We're here!! It's beautiful! So relaxing. I love the walk to our room. We are in a RR in Parterre. We had requested upper floor, close to main building and have a room just a hop, skip and jump from the path. Which is awesome and full of pixie dust b/c we booked standard view. We're super happy!!
Very nice Pixie Dust indeed!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:35 AM   #1542
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We're here!! It's beautiful! So relaxing. I love the walk to our room. We are in a RR in Parterre. We had requested upper floor, close to main building and have a room just a hop, skip and jump from the path. Which is awesome and full of pixie dust b/c we booked standard view. We're super happy!!
Love Parterre! Congrats on the pixie dust!
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:00 PM   #1543
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2 more sleeps until we are there!!!
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:57 PM   #1544
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3 more sleeps for us! I don't know who is more excited me or the kids
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I'm so excited! I just booked us for a trip in jan...the 4th-10th with free dining (I had a pin code)!! Didn't put in any requests when we booked, can I go back and add them later, just fax, or just hope for the best? Lol...I'm going to Disney world!!
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