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Old 09-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #346
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Yes, that's what I meant. I often go to WDW with a group of twelve, so the cancel fee is $120 or $240! That's just a lot of $ to pay for NOTHING. I'm pretty concientious, but it makes me unhappy and uncomfortable to risk over $200 on the chance someone makes a mistake. What if I don't get the confirmation email from the IPO (has happened), and I don't know the ADR was made...That's a big whoops!

I'll add, the staff on club level are exceptionally nice and really well informed. I don't want to make them out to be incompetant, because they are not. They are however, only human, and we've experienced mistakes.

Judging from what I've seen so far, it looks like I'm not alone. ADR's are just not as hard to get. Partly the recession has changed how people tour WDW, but the new cc fees have further cut down ADR's. Maybe thre were lots of folks double booking, but I think it's also that the new fee system is a big turn off.
I agree the cancelation fee is a pain. IPO got my ressies today and I'm keeping the info in a safe place in case I have to cancel. I do know last trip I made several breakfast reservations that we ended up not keeping, but I was careful to cancel in case someone else needed them, although not too worried if I happened to miss one. It's a much bigger deal now. I was just afraid there was some other fee on top of that, which is probably the next step down the line.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:13 PM   #347
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If you log into disney's website & look up your trip reservation, you will also see the ADRs IPO made for you.
I had IPO make some ADRs for me & they are listed under my pkg ressie. I did get an email from them too which I printed out so I can bring it w/me.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:22 AM   #348
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Yes, that's what I meant. I often go to WDW with a group of twelve, so the cancel fee is $120 or $240! That's just a lot of $ to pay for NOTHING. I'm pretty concientious, but it makes me unhappy and uncomfortable to risk over $200 on the chance someone makes a mistake. What if I don't get the confirmation email from the IPO (has happened), and I don't know the ADR was made...That's a big whoops!

I'll add, the staff on club level are exceptionally nice and really well informed. I don't want to make them out to be incompetant, because they are not. They are however, only human, and we've experienced mistakes.

Judging from what I've seen so far, it looks like I'm not alone. ADR's are just not as hard to get. Partly the recession has changed how people tour WDW, but the new cc fees have further cut down ADR's. Maybe thre were lots of folks double booking, but I think it's also that the new fee system is a big turn off.
For the places that require cc's, I agree. However, there are still some tough to get places that don't have the guarantee.
Over time though, we've learned any ADR is gettable if you keep trying. People always cancel.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #349
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Having stayed at both I can tell you they are very different. The YC lounge is nice, I think I put my pics on the first page of this thread, but it isn't really a "destination" like the Poly lounge is. We basically just used the YC lounge as a place to eat breakfast and occasionally we sat down and had a snack in there. Rarely did we ever make a trip back to have dessert. The Poly lounge has such a beautiful view of the beach, GF, and MK (fireworks, etc) that we found ourselves just getting a drink and sitting in there instead of in our room. Especially if it was a rainy day, or we were taking a park break..... And we made special attempts to be there for dessert and fireworks if we weren't busy at a park. Now, as for the castmembers I would say we were in contact with them at the YC more because they are right there at the elevator. Every time we stood there waiting for an elevator to come they would talk to us, so I felt I got to know them more than the Poly staff. Coming in and out of the Hawaii building we really never stopped at the desks on the first floor unless we needed something. Walking through the door they would toss out a friendly greeting as we headed up the stairs, so if we wanted to stand there and talk we could have but usually we were anxious to get up to our room. As for the rooms themselves they are smaller, and of course the theme is totally different, the colors and fabrics are totally opposite. So I guess to summarize I'd say they are both very nice in their own ways but they are also very different. Hope that helps
I thought your comparison of the two lounges as for staff interaction was interesting and something I had not thought of. For us, let's say comparing Sugarloaf vs RPC, we were much more likely to stop and chat with the CMs in Sugarloaf. I don't know if it was because they were just naturally more welcoming or that the lounge area itself seemed smaller and therefore promoted interaction. At any rate, having been also at WL and AKL club level, of all 4 mentioned, I have found Sugarloaf to be the friendliest. Just my two cents on that aspect of experience...
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:06 PM   #350
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??? About IPO booking ADR's

Sooooo, our split stay consists of 5 nights YC CL followed by 5 nights POLY CL.

I haven't ever relied on IPO to make my ADRs before, and being a control freak...it kind of scares me...

My ADR day is 10/20 (who's counting) and I'm thinking of turning over my ADR's to IPO. How far out do you usually give them your list?? And since I am staying CL for both parts of the stay, can I just have one IPO do the entire stay or does YC have to do the ADRs for the YC part of the stay, and Poly for Poly....does that make sense?

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Sooooo, our split stay consists of 5 nights YC CL followed by 5 nights POLY CL.

I haven't ever relied on IPO to make my ADRs before, and being a control freak...it kind of scares me...

My ADR day is 10/20 (who's counting) and I'm thinking of turning over my ADR's to IPO. How far out do you usually give them your list?? And since I am staying CL for both parts of the stay, can I just have one IPO do the entire stay or does YC have to do the ADRs for the YC part of the stay, and Poly for Poly....does that make sense?

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I've been told by the IPO that when doing a split, the first IPO will make all your ADRs. If you want them to do them, email them anytime. Don't be scared, everything will be fine, but I suspect you'll make some changes
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:26 PM   #353
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I've been told by the IPO that when doing a split, the first IPO will make all your ADRs. If you want them to do them, email them anytime. Don't be scared, everything will be fine, but I suspect you'll make some changes
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Someone posted that they were offered small plastic bottles of water from BC CL. Does anyone know if they are still doing this?
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:58 AM   #355
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Only 8 more sleeps until our first CL stay at the POLY!!! I can't wait!!!! It can't get here fast enough!!!!
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Only 8 more sleeps until our first CL stay at the POLY!!! I can't wait!!!! It can't get here fast enough!!!!

You are going to love Poly CL! We can't wait to go back!
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #357
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Someone posted that they were offered small plastic bottles of water from BC CL. Does anyone know if they are still doing this?
Yep, we got them in August several times...until they ran out midweek and had to restock.
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We just booked our first CL at WL for next Sept. We love WL and decided to upgrade. We are super excited.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:29 PM   #359
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Only 8 more sleeps until our first CL stay at the POLY!!! I can't wait!!!! It can't get here fast enough!!!!
Have a great time and enjoy CL . Our first stay at the Poly was amazing and we are trying CL next year and can't wait .

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We just booked our first CL at WL for next Sept. We love WL and decided to upgrade. We are super excited.
You will love CL at the WL!!!! The atmosphere is great and the CMs are some of the best . Have a great trip .
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We just booked our first CL at WL for next Sept. We love WL and decided to upgrade. We are super excited.
Congrats! WL CL is my favorite so far. They have the best CM's and it is such a wonderful place.
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