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Old 02-06-2008, 07:03 PM   #31
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Great thread and great pictures! We will be staying there June 20-23.

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Old 02-06-2008, 11:00 PM   #32
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Thank you for a great thread refurbishment! I think the new decor at CR looks fabulous! I was initially disappointed when my discount code only allowed the South Garden Wing, but after seeing those pictures I'm excited again. Would it be smart to request a room as close as possible to the tower so we can feel like we're part of the action and if so, would the first floor be more convenient for walking with my two toddlers?
We booked the "Standard View" and requested first floor. If you look at the map, most of the standard view rooms overlook the parking lot, and are all pretty close to the tower which is what we want. They are also the cheapest CR rooms. Since we really don't care about a view and needed something close to the tower, I figured Standard was a good bet. We are going in April so I'll let you know where we wind up!

I LOVE the new thread - thanks for all your hard work putting this together!
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:37 AM   #33
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If being close to the Tower is important to you, then you might as well request a specific location. I also booked a "standard room" and, not that I am complaining, ended up with a beautiful corner room overlooking the bay.
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excited....

This thread is getting even more excited that I thought I could be about my upcoming Nov 30 - Dec 5 trip!! This will be my first time at the Contemporary and we were able to book a MK View!! So everyone post your pics so I can dream of my vacation.
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It's possible we're staying at the Contemporary for Christmas '09/New Years '10. I've nicknamed it 2010: A Contemporary Odyssey. I'm a Polynesian girl but the geek in me won't shut up until I stay at the CR at least once.
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Love the new thread! Thanks for taking the time to put this all together.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:55 AM   #37
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Thanks to you both Triplefigs and CR Resort Fan 4 Life. Triplefigs turned me on to this new thread in another posting. It's great and I appreciate the hard work you both put into it. I tend to shy away from these specific resort threads because it's too hard to wade through all the info to find what you're looking for. So as another poster said, it's so much nicer than the other 2600 page Contemporary thread. I'm really excited. We're staying Contemporary Atrium Club in early November and it was wonderful to get a sneak peek of the 12th floor. Thanks again.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:18 AM   #38
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OK now this is making me want to leave NOW!!! Lets see 133 more days till we are there watching the fireworks from our balcony
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:07 PM   #39
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I'm so excited. We have 2 trips to Disney booked. One in April and another in Nov.

I haven't been to Disney since 1985, and DH was there in the 70's and barely remembers it.

Our Nov 9-13th trip will be at the Contemporary!!!!!! We have a theme park view. I am beyond excited over this trip!!

Our girls will be 5 & 3, we have a lightweight stroller.

What do I need to know??? There are SO MANY details that goes into planning these trips that I feel like I might lose my mind.

I hear people mentioning being close to the Tower. What's in the Tower? Why is important to be close to it?
Should I request a particular room?? We will have 3 adults and 2 rambunctious kids.
I really want this to be a magical trip for the little ones, being able to see the fireworks.
Is there anything else I should know before I go?

HELP!!! Give me the good, the bad, the don't forget, be sure to see.... list.

thanks
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when they say magic kingdom view how high are you in the tower?
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Any photos of the check in area? I thought that was being renovated also.

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Old 02-07-2008, 03:49 PM   #42
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I'm so excited. We have 2 trips to Disney booked. One in April and another in Nov.

I haven't been to Disney since 1985, and DH was there in the 70's and barely remembers it.

Our Nov 9-13th trip will be at the Contemporary!!!!!! We have a theme park view. I am beyond excited over this trip!!

Our girls will be 5 & 3, we have a lightweight stroller.

What do I need to know??? There are SO MANY details that goes into planning these trips that I feel like I might lose my mind.

I hear people mentioning being close to the Tower. What's in the Tower? Why is important to be close to it?
Should I request a particular room?? We will have 3 adults and 2 rambunctious kids.
I really want this to be a magical trip for the little ones, being able to see the fireworks.
Is there anything else I should know before I go?

HELP!!! Give me the good, the bad, the don't forget, be sure to see.... list.

thanks
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Go to the first 2 pages to look at pics and descriptions. There are 2 bldg with rooms: Tower and South Garden Wing. Tower has MK view rooms and Bay Lake view rooms. You book these specific room views. The Tower has the monorail, shops, restaurants, check in.

For the best view of the fireworks, the TOWER THEME PARK VIEW ROOM is what you want. But it is the most expensive of the 2 Tower rooms.
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when they say magic kingdom view how high are you in the tower?
Tower Theme Park Rooms go from the 6th floor to the 11th floor. Floors 12 & 14 are Concierge. You have a fantastic view of the MK on all floors. The monorail is on the 5th floor.

Bay Lake rooms go from the 5th to the 11th (no monorail on that side).
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:52 PM   #45
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Ok, I need some PD. We have had to cancel our trip to WDW twice now (Sept 07 and Feb 08). The CR is our fave, and it is booked right now. please send some PD our way that a Tower TPV room opens up for April 26-May 3~
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