[QUOTE=Sungold;998769][B]Going back 5 or 6 years, before Online Check-in was possible, it used to be suggested (I believe, in the “Unofficial Guide”), that anyone with specific room requests should call the reservations person at the resort where you will be staying, on the Monday afternoon or Tuesday prior to your arrival. That person would make a note on your reservation, but again, would not guarantee. The logic behind this, was that the coming week’s reservations were downloaded to the resort’s computer system on the Monday preceding that week. Doing this enabled you to get your request in to the resort itself, and the CMs would be looking at these a few days in advance. Supposedly the success rate with this method was pretty high. (I know it worked for us.) Now, I have no idea if this method is still being used, and maybe others here can speak to that. I also have a trip coming in December and am wondering if I should use the on-line check-in. I suppose it would be possible to do both!
56 DAYS & Counting till my first-ever Christmas season in WDW, at CBR! :tinytree: (With dining, too!)
Pam, you’re going to love WDW at Christmas time :happy:
The logic behind that doesn’t work out in real life. People arrive and available rooms are given where ever they are located.
That makes sense to me, and that’s why I would never request anything before my arrival. I always think requests might be met with resistance and a less than positive opinion of the guest and maybe (on a day when the CM was not in the best of moods) this request could result in a room of the oposite of what was requested
I mean they have the power behind that counter, don’t they :laugh:
I just rather not get noticed in that way.