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Old 09-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #286
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Also chiming in to say there has not been a reservation we couldn't get once we kept trying multiple times a day. In terms of the club staff (in this case IPO) not having any special pull, I agree, that is something that should be a club benefit, but isn't. If you ask, they will keep trying to get you a reservation, but for me, as long as there was one, even at a bad time, they considered that good enough. We got better times working it on our own.
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Also chiming in to say there has not been a reservation we couldn't get once we kept trying multiple times a day. In terms of the club staff (in this case IPO) not having any special pull, I agree, that is something that should be a club benefit, but isn't. If you ask, they will keep trying to get you a reservation, but for me, as long as there was one, even at a bad time, they considered that good enough. We got better times working it on our own.
I totally agree. "Back in the day" I felt like they could work their magic, but now I truly believe using the disney website is the best way to keep checking.
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I totally agree. "Back in the day" I felt like they could work their magic, but now I truly believe using the disney website is the best way to keep checking.
BBM I totally agree. I also found it helped to check 3 or 4 times a day if possible. I just leave the dining site minimized...it's quick to check.

This method got me a ressie at the time I wanted at Garden Grill.
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BBM I totally agree. I also found it helped to check 3 or 4 times a day if possible. I just leave the dining site minimized...it's quick to check.

This method got me a ressie at the time I wanted at Garden Grill.
I'm trying for GG, too. Used to be that I had my pick of times for that place, but there's nothing for my December trip!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:52 PM   #290
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I'm trying for GG, too. Used to be that I had my pick of times for that place, but there's nothing for my December trip!!
I hope you have a bit of luck and get your GG reservation. A little pixie dust might help-
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Can I go to the lounge for soda anytime? Anything else out throughout the day/night? Talking about Poly specifically. Thanks!!
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Hi there! A couple days ago I saw someone post on the DIS that when they stayed CL at a resort a while back, they handed out complimentary ponchos in the club lounge...at least I think that is what they said? I'm trying to find that post and am having no luck...is this true? Do they still do this?
My trip is coming in about 10 days and I'm anticipating at least some rain... Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #294
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Can I go to the lounge for soda anytime? Anything else out throughout the day/night? Talking about Poly specifically. Thanks!!
They constantly restock the pop in the lounge fridge. However, later in the evening (after 10pm), you may find the fridge empty and no more pop will be put in until the next day. We always made sure we had a few cans stored in our room fridge just in case. Coffee is always available. There was also a good supply of fruit (apples, bananas) any time we went in. If you go in looking for a beer or glass of wine when the shutters are closed during the day, just knock on the door and the CM will get it for you.
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They constantly restock the pop in the lounge fridge. However, later in the evening (after 10pm), you may find the fridge empty and no more pop will be put in until the next day. We always made sure we had a few cans stored in our room fridge just in case. Coffee is always available. There was also a good supply of fruit (apples, bananas) any time we went in. If you go in looking for a beer or glass of wine when the shutters are closed during the day, just knock on the door and the CM will get it for you.
I will add on that I have never experienced the fridge being empty. I know it is a possibility, I just never experienced it. They were usually restocking it between evening service and dessert.
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Chiming in too on the ponchos. Years ago when we stayed AK CL they handed them out each morning. Is this still the practice? Thanks!
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We are heading back to the world on Oct 28th. We had a TPV at the CR all booked but last night switched to GVCL at the Poly. We have stayed at both resorts before but never CL. My DD7 was very upset because she loves watching wishes from the balcony.

How is it from the lounge or beach? Do I need to get there early to 'stake' a spot?

Also I heard they no longer have plastic water bottles anyone there recently know what's available?

My DDS 1.5 goes through tons of 3% milk is it available all day in the lounge?

Any other tips or advice would be great (including room requests!).
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Hi there! A couple days ago I saw someone post on the DIS that when they stayed CL at a resort a while back, they handed out complimentary ponchos in the club lounge...at least I think that is what they said? I'm trying to find that post and am having no luck...is this true? Do they still do this?
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Chiming in too on the ponchos. Years ago when we stayed AK CL they handed them out each morning. Is this still the practice? Thanks!

I haven't ever been given or seen ponchos in any of club lounges. Over the years we have stayed at Poly CL, GF SL CL, AKL CL and will be staying at Beach Club CL in a few days. It would be grand if they did give them out, however I would imagine we all would have heard about it or seen them if they do.

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