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Old 10-03-2012, 07:35 PM   #3661
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Is BC strict like Disney with how many people are in a room. We have 5 and a 1 bedroom would work perfect for us because my youngest is 3 and tiny. We just don't need all the extra space of the 2 bedroom.

Also I saw someone post about toddler beds. Can you rent them at the resort?
They are strict so be sure to not have everyone with you at check in and don't list all 5 as being in the room.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:19 PM   #3662
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Trip report

We returned on 10/6 from a week at WBC. It was our first Disney trip. We had our 8 and 5 yr old children and my mother in law, in addition to my wife and myself. Stayed in a 3br deluxe booked through Vacation Strategy ($899 for the week).

Everything went as well as it could have. First, no problems at all with VS. I called about ten days out to submit a room request and was told that we were set up for a split reservation - 1 day, then 6 in a different room. The representative changed it to a full week in one unit.

We got there at 12:30 pm with hopes that arriving early would help us possibly get the view/room we requested, but fully expecting to have to kill a few hours before being allowed to check in. We were shocked when the rep said, "you are in tower 6, pool view, and you may check in now".

Unit was on the third floor, so view was limited - but nice. And the unit was perfect. No furniture problems. Beds were comfortable. Staff was friendly. I had no problem with the parking pass lady. Unplugged the phone and overrode the AC (thanks to helpful tips from this board).

The location is really nice. No problem driving to the parks and even coming back to rest a few hours mid day. This really makes it easy to visit multiple parks in a day.

The food and prices at the pizza bar and Escudos are great (much more reasonable than the pool bar / restaurant at the hotel). So convenient to be able to grab dinner there after a long day at parks.

I kind of thought that taking the kids to DW was my duty, and once it was over with, I wouldn't be back. But, WBC made it an enjoyable vacation. I plan to go back - and spend more time at the resort than the parks.

One note: Haven't been reading while on vacay, so this may be old news - but they have the pool and lazy river at the main bldg shut down for renovation. There are guys out there with masonry saws doing work. I assume that they may not even be putting people in those rooms, as the noise would be tough to deal with.

Thanks to all of you for posting here. The info I gained from reading this board saved me money and time - and made my family's first Disney vacation pretty close to perfect.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #3663
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We returned on 10/6 from a week at WBC. It was our first Disney trip. We had our 8 and 5 yr old children and my mother in law, in addition to my wife and myself. Stayed in a 3br deluxe booked through Vacation Strategy ($899 for the week).

Everything went as well as it could have. First, no problems at all with VS. I called about ten days out to submit a room request and was told that we were set up for a split reservation - 1 day, then 6 in a different room. The representative changed it to a full week in one unit.

We got there at 12:30 pm with hopes that arriving early would help us possibly get the view/room we requested, but fully expecting to have to kill a few hours before being allowed to check in. We were shocked when the rep said, "you are in tower 6, pool view, and you may check in now".

Unit was on the third floor, so view was limited - but nice. And the unit was perfect. No furniture problems. Beds were comfortable. Staff was friendly. I had no problem with the parking pass lady. Unplugged the phone and overrode the AC (thanks to helpful tips from this board).

The location is really nice. No problem driving to the parks and even coming back to rest a few hours mid day. This really makes it easy to visit multiple parks in a day.

The food and prices at the pizza bar and Escudos are great (much more reasonable than the pool bar / restaurant at the hotel). So convenient to be able to grab dinner there after a long day at parks.

I kind of thought that taking the kids to DW was my duty, and once it was over with, I wouldn't be back. But, WBC made it an enjoyable vacation. I plan to go back - and spend more time at the resort than the parks.

One note: Haven't been reading while on vacay, so this may be old news - but they have the pool and lazy river at the main bldg shut down for renovation. There are guys out there with masonry saws doing work. I assume that they may not even be putting people in those rooms, as the noise would be tough to deal with.

Thanks to all of you for posting here. The info I gained from reading this board saved me money and time - and made my family's first Disney vacation pretty close to perfect.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:46 PM   #3664
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We returned on 10/6 from a week at WBC. It was our first Disney trip. We had our 8 and 5 yr old children and my mother in law, in addition to my wife and myself. Stayed in a 3br deluxe booked through Vacation Strategy ($899 for the week).

Everything went as well as it could have. First, no problems at all with VS. I called about ten days out to submit a room request and was told that we were set up for a split reservation - 1 day, then 6 in a different room. The representative changed it to a full week in one unit.

We got there at 12:30 pm with hopes that arriving early would help us possibly get the view/room we requested, but fully expecting to have to kill a few hours before being allowed to check in. We were shocked when the rep said, "you are in tower 6, pool view, and you may check in now".

Unit was on the third floor, so view was limited - but nice. And the unit was perfect. No furniture problems. Beds were comfortable. Staff was friendly. I had no problem with the parking pass lady. Unplugged the phone and overrode the AC (thanks to helpful tips from this board).

The location is really nice. No problem driving to the parks and even coming back to rest a few hours mid day. This really makes it easy to visit multiple parks in a day.

The food and prices at the pizza bar and Escudos are great (much more reasonable than the pool bar / restaurant at the hotel). So convenient to be able to grab dinner there after a long day at parks.

I kind of thought that taking the kids to DW was my duty, and once it was over with, I wouldn't be back. But, WBC made it an enjoyable vacation. I plan to go back - and spend more time at the resort than the parks.

One note: Haven't been reading while on vacay, so this may be old news - but they have the pool and lazy river at the main bldg shut down for renovation. There are guys out there with masonry saws doing work. I assume that they may not even be putting people in those rooms, as the noise would be tough to deal with.

Thanks to all of you for posting here. The info I gained from reading this board saved me money and time - and made my family's first Disney vacation pretty close to perfect.
Thanks for letting us know, glad you had a great trip!

Any chance you remember what time they close the slides down? We're leaving in a few days and my kids really want to know if they can slide on our first day! Thanks
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:36 PM   #3665
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Does anyone know if the peeling sofas have been replaced throughout the resort?
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:07 PM   #3666
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Thanks for letting us know, glad you had a great trip!

Any chance you remember what time they close the slides down? We're leaving in a few days and my kids really want to know if they can slide on our first day! Thanks
Not sure about the pirate ship one, as my kids were a little too small to use it. But the other one closed at 6 pm. As they are both staffed by lifeguards, they probably both close at 6.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #3667
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Not sure about the pirate ship one, as my kids were a little too small to use it. But the other one closed at 6 pm. As they are both staffed by lifeguards, they probably both close at 6.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:43 PM   #3668
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Checked in today. 8th floor tower 4. We can see Spaceship Earth right in front of our balcony, Tower of Terror to the left and the Characters in Flight balloon from the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. We have a 3 bedroom deluxe. Everything is in perfect condition including the furniture.

Once the parking pass lady found out both my mom and I were married and we had left our spouses at home on Indiana she wanted nothing to do with us ;-)

Kids are swimming in the tower four pool now. They don't even know there's a pool slide somewhere yet.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:12 PM   #3669
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Checked in today. 8th floor tower 4. We can see Spaceship Earth right in front of our balcony, Tower of Terror to the left and the Characters in Flight balloon from the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. We have a 3 bedroom deluxe. Everything is in perfect condition including the furniture.

Once the parking pass lady found out both my mom and I were married and we had left our spouses at home on Indiana she wanted nothing to do with us ;-)

Kids are swimming in the tower four pool now. They don't even know there's a pool slide somewhere yet.
We were on the 8th floor of Tower 4 as well, and couldn't see Spaceship Earth at all?? That's what I wanted most.... but I got over it . You must be in a different wing or something. We were in room 874. Glad you're enjoying it!
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:29 AM   #3670
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11th floor, tower 6. No view of Epcot. Can see DTD. Parking pass lady was obnoxious. Even after I checked "unemployed" and "under 30k". I don't want to even talk to anyone around here again! Unplugged phones to try and be safe. Room is beautiful.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:54 AM   #3672
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Checked in last night. Got our fireworks view and Epcot is so close, it's fantastic! It was late, so didn't check out resort yet, but all was good in our 2 bdrm deluxe unit. New sofa and wifi working great so far! Off to MNSSHP tonight!
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:21 PM   #3673
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Sorry if its already been asked...

I've skimmed through about 50 of the 248 pages of this thread and understand that if you wait to under 60 days you get a better rate. We are going Jan 31 - Feb 3 2013.

Currently, I got a quote for a 1 BR deluxe for $365 total. What are the chances of getting a better price if I wait? I'm nervous that they will sell out!

(Sorry if this has already been discussed)
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:09 PM   #3674
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I've skimmed through about 50 of the 248 pages of this thread and understand that if you wait to under 60 days you get a better rate. We are going Jan 31 - Feb 3 2013.

Currently, I got a quote for a 1 BR deluxe for $365 total. What are the chances of getting a better price if I wait? I'm nervous that they will sell out!

(Sorry if this has already been discussed)
I think rather than waiting you should try to get more quotes so you can compare prices. They really do vary greatly. Here are some owners that have been recommended on the disboards. Just try googling to find their websites.

Vacation Upgrades
Vacation Strategy
Sun or Snow Vacation Rentals
Farrells Vacations
myresortnetwork.com - owner Aaron Washburn
5 star resorts

The best quote I received was from Aaron Washburn. He has been extra nice and very prompt and helpful with communication.

I don't think there is one owner who always has the best price, so I would contact as many as you can. Good luck!
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:34 PM   #3675
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I think rather than waiting you should try to get more quotes so you can compare prices. They really do vary greatly. Here are some owners that have been recommended on the disboards. Just try googling to find their websites.

Vacation Upgrades
Vacation Strategy
Sun or Snow Vacation Rentals
Farrells Vacations
myresortnetwork.com - owner Aaron Washburn
5 star resorts

The best quote I received was from Aaron Washburn. He has been extra nice and very prompt and helpful with communication.

I don't think there is one owner who always has the best price, so I would contact as many as you can. Good luck!
Vacation Strategy has been my best one - (the price quoted was from them). I wonder if I book and then they have something cheaper in the 60 day period if I can rebook. Their cancellation policy is all money back minus initial deposit that can be applied towards a future reservation which technically I would be doing....
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