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Old 07-23-2012, 10:44 AM   #91
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I just called the IPO at BC to make our room request.
We are paying for a water view, and I requested a "Full balcony, with a clear, unobstructed view of Crescent Lake or Stormalong Bay." The CM I spoke to took the information, but stated not once, but twice, that this was only a request.

*fingers crossed*
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I just called the IPO at BC to make our room request.
We are paying for a water view, and I requested a "Full balcony, with a clear, unobstructed view of Crescent Lake or Stormalong Bay." The CM I spoke to took the information, but stated not once, but twice, that this was only a request.

*fingers crossed*
I would try to check-in early if you can. I always find that helps with requests. If the room they give you has a crappy view you can always ask to be moved. If they aren't sold out of course. One time they actually let us look at 3 rooms and pick which one we liked best. Of course it was during a totally dead time, which seems to never happen anymore. Have you looked at the room # chart? It might help: http://www.disneyzone.net/bcresort.htm

Good luck! We are praying for a daybed so I feel your pain.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #93
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Hi,

We are going to Disney in Dec/ Jan with an extended family group. Most of them will be staying at the Swan or Dolphin, but our primary family will be at the WL in a deluxe room on the concierge level.

First, I wanted to ask if anyone has a suggestion as to a deluxe room # or location to hopefully get a view of the fireworks/ boat parade?

And, secondly, would it be possible to bring someone to the Old Faithful Club that is not staying in our room? I'm not trying to bring a bunch of people to get freebies, but just wondering if we can bring grandma for coffee or a drink in a space outside the room (we could even pay for the extra person if that's an option.)

Thanks so much for your suggestions!
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And, secondly, would it be possible to bring someone to the Old Faithful Club that is not staying in our room? I'm not trying to bring a bunch of people to get freebies, but just wondering if we can bring grandma for coffee or a drink in a space outside the room (we could even pay for the extra person if that's an option.)
Can you? Yes, nobody will stop you. Are you supposed to? I don't think so, it's only supposed to be people staying in your room. Should you? That's up to you. People will probably disagree with me, but if it's one time, one person, to show them the club, etc., it's probably fine. If it's the whole extended family, then definitely not.
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Online checkin??

I'm staying at the POLY GV CL for my first time Sept 28 - Oct 4.....I usually stay AKL CL and I really enjoy the whole check in process with the CM at the desk....I've been able to talk to them, become personal and inquire about room requests, and have gotten great rooms both times. I am wondering what you'all feel about online check in when staying CL.....Do you find it hinders possibly getting a room upgrade, or even a good room with your requests??? I am wondering if I should try Online check in this time or keep it the slow/old fashioned way that I am used to and just check in upon arrival, which I am guessing, will be approx 2:30pm if things go well with DME
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Hi,

We are going to Disney in Dec/ Jan with an extended family group. Most of them will be staying at the Swan or Dolphin, but our primary family will be at the WL in a deluxe room on the concierge level.

First, I wanted to ask if anyone has a suggestion as to a deluxe room # or location to hopefully get a view of the fireworks/ boat parade?

And, secondly, would it be possible to bring someone to the Old Faithful Club that is not staying in our room? I'm not trying to bring a bunch of people to get freebies, but just wondering if we can bring grandma for coffee or a drink in a space outside the room (we could even pay for the extra person if that's an option.)

Thanks so much for your suggestions!
to the DIS and the CL thread, ndquinn!

On the first page of the WL thread that's hyperlinked in my signature, I have an overhead image showing the location of all the Deluxe rooms. There is also a room number description, but it's best to request a room view, rather than a room number. There are 25 of them on floors 1-6, none are on the CL floor. Congratulations on booking one! Just curious, were you able to apply a discount? (We've yet to find anyone who has.)

From a North Wing Deluxe room, you probably couldn't see both the EWP and Wishes (you could see one or the other). From a South Wing room that faces the inner courtyard of WL, you might be able to see the EWP off to the right and part of Wishes straight ahead. Just email the IPO and let them know what view you'd like, and the room assignor will try to fulfill your request.

As far as lounge guests, no one will mind if grandma has a cup of coffee with you. But, when she sees the Old Faithful Club and its wonderful CMs, she might not want to go back to the Swolphin
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I'm staying at the POLY GV CL for my first time Sept 28 - Oct 4.....I usually stay AKL CL and I really enjoy the whole check in process with the CM at the desk....I've been able to talk to them, become personal and inquire about room requests, and have gotten great rooms both times. I am wondering what you'all feel about online check in when staying CL.....Do you find it hinders possibly getting a room upgrade, or even a good room with your requests??? I am wondering if I should try Online check in this time or keep it the slow/old fashioned way that I am used to and just check in upon arrival, which I am guessing, will be approx 2:30pm if things go well with DME
Go ahead and do it - you know you want to! Seriously, I did it once for BWI CL, just to see what would happen, and other than inputting your credit card info. prior to arrival, I couldn't detect any difference. My room request was fulfilled and it didn't hinder anything. My packet was ready and waiting, but I've never had a long CL check-in anywhere, so I'd say it took the same amount of time.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #98
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Hello, all! I just discovered this thread! My family and I stayed at GF Sugar Loaf in 2005, and we loved club level so much we just couldn't NOT do it again for our trip to Yacht Club this coming December. Really appreciated the pictures on the front page of the thread. Looking forward to learning more tips, tricks, and reasons to love CL!
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Scott MC- great thread!!! Thanks for taking the helm!

If I can help with any BC/YC stuff, let me know. You are welcome to use any of my pictures from the FAQ thread, but if someone else provided ones you want, I can ask the photographer for permission for you. I have credited the photos that I didn't take.

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Scott MC- great thread!!! Thanks for taking the helm!

If I can help with any BC/YC stuff, let me know. You are welcome to use any of my pictures from the FAQ thread, but if someone else provided ones you want, I can ask the photographer for permission for you. I have credited the photos that I didn't take.

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Gosh darn it, the BC/YC people are so nice! As of now, BWI is my #1, but I have a feeling..........
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...but our primary family will be at the WL in a deluxe room on the concierge level.

First, I wanted to ask if anyone has a suggestion as to a deluxe room # or location to hopefully get a view of the fireworks/ boat parade?
The standard CL rooms at WL are (all?) on the seventh floor, however the deluxe rooms are in different locations on other floors. Our room location during our last stay was at the very end of the north wing, with two balconies, a great view of the lake, the Electrical Parade, and a partially obstructed view of the fireworks at MK. That being said; it was a somewhat long walk, and an elevator ride to the Old Faithful Club.

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If I remember correctly, the lounge is on the 6th floor, somewhat centrally located, and the only other rooms on that floor are DVC. All standard, non-DVC CL rooms are on the 4th floor. We had to walk down the hallway, past the "center" of the resort, and board an elevator to ride up 2 floors to get to the lounge. It's by no means the end of the world, but having stayed RPC and at the Inkeeper's Club, I can tell you that the distance between our room and the lounge was much shorter there.
Yes, it’s a bit of a walk, not unprecedented (see above), but the animals, the theming, and the unique food offerings make this resort the total package for us. Full disclosure - we have not stayed at the Grand Floridian......yet

Scott MC - Thanks for all your efforts here
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Does anyone know (and I'm sure I could find it if I looked ) if there are any King bed rooms in AKL club? Are they hard to get? Are they in good locations? Thanks!
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I'm staying at the POLY GV CL for my first time Sept 28 - Oct 4.....I usually stay AKL CL and I really enjoy the whole check in process with the CM at the desk....I've been able to talk to them, become personal and inquire about room requests, and have gotten great rooms both times. I am wondering what you'all feel about online check in when staying CL.....Do you find it hinders possibly getting a room upgrade, or even a good room with your requests??? I am wondering if I should try Online check in this time or keep it the slow/old fashioned way that I am used to and just check in upon arrival, which I am guessing, will be approx 2:30pm if things go well with DME
I have been advised by several CL staff to not use the online check-in
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Hi,

We are going to Disney in Dec/ Jan with an extended family group. Most of them will be staying at the Swan or Dolphin, but our primary family will be at the WL in a deluxe room on the concierge level.

First, I wanted to ask if anyone has a suggestion as to a deluxe room # or location to hopefully get a view of the fireworks/ boat parade?

And, secondly, would it be possible to bring someone to the Old Faithful Club that is not staying in our room? I'm not trying to bring a bunch of people to get freebies, but just wondering if we can bring grandma for coffee or a drink in a space outside the room (we could even pay for the extra person if that's an option.)

Thanks so much for your suggestions!
I personally wouldn't do it. We travel with other family members who are staying at different resorts all the time and on any occasion when they come to our room to meet up with us I always feel strange, like I'm breaking some unspoken law. And that was just in our own room, not the lounge. The CM's really get to know all the families and commonly great you by name, I believe they do realize when someone is on the floor who isn't supposed to be. I always have family meet us in the lobby just to avoid feeling uncomfortable, and I definitely wouldn't subject grandma to the possible embarrassment of being asked to leave. Not that any CM would ever do it, I've never seen it done, but to me it just doesn't feel like a good thing to do.
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Thanks TigrLvsPooh I think I'll wait, as exciting as online/early checkin would feel! I'm so excited for my first POLY stay
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