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Sweettears 11-03-2012 05:27 PM

BLT Lakeview
Considering BLT Lakeview for a trip in February . I've read on the DIS that you don't really want to stay on the inside circle. My question is basically what are the chances of getting a decent view with a Lakeview reservation?

twinboysmom 11-03-2012 08:35 PM

We stayed lakeview at BLT in September. You have a much higher chance of getting a room in the inner "c" versus outer. There are just more rooms in the lakeview category here. I requested not to be in the inner "c" and we were. It isn't that bad. We had a lovely view of the lake and a view of the pool. What I didn't like was being able to look into everyone else's room but I adapted and got over it. I would still say the inner "c" views are decent.

chalee94 11-03-2012 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by Sweettears (Post 46620513)
My question is basically what are the chances of getting a decent view with a Lakeview reservation?

what is a "decent view"? if you are happy to get an actual "lake view" i think you'll likely be pleased (and thrilled if you wind up with an angle where you can see the castle). if you are counting on a partial view of the castle, book a theme park view room as most of the "lake view" rooms naturally have no view of the castle.

BuzzLiteyear 11-04-2012 12:47 AM

We stayed there in August and had a Lake View on the outer part. In addition to the lake we also had a partial view of MK. 11-04-2012 08:26 AM

I just booked a 1BR in April, Lakeview--what is the inner circle? sounds as if I should be worried!!

tinkerbell313 11-04-2012 10:42 AM

BLT is half a circle shaped. The inner circle faces the pool as well as the lake as well as the rooms across to the other side ( too far to see in each others room so no need to worry about that)

We stayed in a BLT studio last week. I requested high floor, even number room. We got room 7908. We were on the 9th floor and our room when looking straight out from the balcony faced the lake. We were on the outer part of the circle. However sitting on half the balcony we got a great view of the castle and space mountain. So we could watch wishes comfortably. We did not have to lean out over the railing...we just rearranged the chairs and sat there with our drinks in hand. 11-04-2012 11:05 AM

Thanks, Tink! Did you choose a higher floor in order to see Wishes better? And why the even number room?

twinboysmom 11-04-2012 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by (Post 46624274)
I just booked a 1BR in April, Lakeview--what is the inner circle? sounds as if I should be worried!!

No, as someone who stayed in September in the inner circle, you should not be worried. The rooms on the outer circle, to me, are more desirable but the view of the lake from the inner circle is lovely. There are many more lakeview rooms in the inner circle versus the outer. We requested to be on the outer circle and did not get it. Our view was still beautiful and we had a fantastic time.

sfromma 11-04-2012 07:38 PM

We returned two weeks ago. We requested north side, even number, high floor. We ended up in the inner circle. At first I was a bit disappointed, but the view was really great of the lake and the pool area. Sometimes they will only honor one of your requests. In our case it was a high floor which was nice. In the end, we were so rarely in the room, it was no big deal.

cvjw 11-04-2012 08:01 PM

It seems that alot of people request high floor, even number. There aren't enough villas for everyone to receive that view. Most villas that are lake view are on the inside of the "C", with odd numbers. We have had several different views at BLT - even number north (view of the MK), even number south (view of the marina), and odd number (view of Bay Lake and the BLT pool). Truth be told, the inner "C" villa was our least favorite. The 2 bedroom villas on the inner circle are smaller, and we found there to be alot of pool noise on that side of the building - so much so that our balconies were practically useless to us.

Will that stop us from staying at BLT again? Not at all, I just booked us another week in a 2 bedroom next June. I reserved lake view again, and will just take our chances that we are assigned an even numbered villa. If we get another odd numbered villa, it won't be the end of the world - we will still be within walking distance of the MK.

tinkerbell313 11-05-2012 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by (Post 46625258)
Thanks, Tink! Did you choose a higher floor in order to see Wishes better? And why the even number room?

I am a renter of DVC points not an owner...and this was my first time renting. The person I rented from had never stayed at BLT. And BLT was our last choice only because we were looking to stay at an Epcot resort. So BC and BWV were our first and second choice. Since those were already booked mainly because of F&W and the Gartner Symposium creating a housing crunch over at the Epcot resorts, we decided to go either with VWL or BLT...with BLT being the last choice.

Anyway, we ended up at BLT. And I am grateful. We loved every moment of our stay there. However, our goal is to try all resorts, so it may be awhile before we get back.

Anyway...this link ( from the DVC portion of these boards will help explain how the room numbering system works and also provides views from a variety of rooms. Even numbered rooms are on the outside circle; odd numbered rooms are in the inner circle.

I chose an even number and a higher room because I was hoping for a partial view of the MK. Granted, it was a request, and that request could have backfired on me. However it did not. We had a great view of the castle and SM. Of course, this meant at night we had an awesome view of Wishes.

We did go up to the Top of the World Lounge on the top floor to watch Wishes one night. However, DD8 had to stand on her tippy toes to see them go off since the wall was too high for her to see over. She could have stood farther back but there were a good number of people standing near the wall blocking her view.

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