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Old 10-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #436
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Sorry to just jump in but I just booked a room in the Hawaii building at the Poly for my 50th birthday. We usually stay at Ft.Wilderness, but wanted to do something different and special for this trip. Big change will be staying Club Level for the first time and staying only 3 days instead of 10. I'm excited, but also a little worried that things go well. I was probably Murphy in a previous life. You know, if anything can go wrong it will.

I don't want to have too high hopes for an extra magical experience and maybe if they forget to leave chocolate on my pillow or pixie dust in my room I won't notice.
We've never stayed CL at the Poly, but have stayed in a regular GV room and we loved the Poly the minute we checked in. Even though I can't comment on CL itself, I have read that the view from the lounge is amazing and can't be beat. With that said, the Poly itself is an awesome resort and CL will just add to the magic .
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #437
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Well, I called the IPO (funny, my iPad autocorrected IPO to iPod!)

They are soooo nice! We're just taking a short trip, 2 days, but wanted to get a couple of things in. Even though we're well outside the 180 day booking, the IPO CM said she'd take my info down and as soon as the window opens, they'll try to book everything for me.

One thing we're doing is renting a cabanna. I've ALWAYS wanted to do this at BB or TL, but DH always thought it a waste of money. This trip he agreed! Anyone here have any experience with renting a cabanna at the Poly? Was it worth it?

And has anyone heard about the volcano pool refurbishment timeline? Please don't let it be while we're there!
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We booked a room at the Poly, but CL was not available. Is there a way to get on a list to be called if one did become available? Would you still ask at the desk when you check in if one is available?
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Well, I called the IPO (funny, my iPad autocorrected IPO to iPod!)

They are soooo nice! We're just taking a short trip, 2 days, but wanted to get a couple of things in. Even though we're well outside the 180 day booking, the IPO CM said she'd take my info down and as soon as the window opens, they'll try to book everything for me.

One thing we're doing is renting a cabanna. I've ALWAYS wanted to do this at BB or TL, but DH always thought it a waste of money. This trip he agreed! Anyone here have any experience with renting a cabanna at the Poly? Was it worth it?

And has anyone heard about the volcano pool refurbishment timeline? Please don't let it be while we're there!
I always make my own ADRs even if we stay CL, but that is one of the nice things about CL.....IPO will take all the info ahead of time so when your 180 days comes around, they are ready to go . I can't help with the cabanas as we've never rented one, but I am considering it for our Poly stay next summer .

As far as work on the pool, I haven't been keeping up on any information about it, but hopefully someone else will be able to help .

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Unfortunately, no, there is not a waiting list of any kind. If you really want CL, you would just have to keep checking daily to see if a CL room becomes available. You can ask at check in if one is available and if there is, you would be quoted the difference between what you originally booked and the CL room. In a case where you might have a discount on the current room, you would pay the difference between that and rack rate on the CL room.
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We booked a room at the Poly, but CL was not available. Is there a way to get on a list to be called if one did become available? Would you still ask at the desk when you check in if one is available?
It looks like you're trying to book Poly CL for January 2013. We are too! Unfortunately, it sounds like they're renovating the Hawaii building in January and February. (Although when I called, CL suites were available.) I'll keep checking back, just in case the renovation schedule changes, but I already put in our building request assuming that CL isn't an option for January.
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It looks like you're trying to book Poly CL for January 2013. We are too! Unfortunately, it sounds like they're renovating the Hawaii building in January and February. (Although when I called, CL suites were available.) I'll keep checking back, just in case the renovation schedule changes, but I already put in our building request assuming that CL isn't an option for January.
Thanks for the info! I guess I'll just keep checking.
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Hi Everyone! I'm trying to find photos of the YC lagoon/pool CL view and haven't been successful with finding much. Does anyone have any they could share.

When I made my reservation the WDW cast member said I'd "definitely" have a lagoon view. I thought it was lagoon OR pool and i wanted to request lagoon but he said it wasn't necessary. Does anyone know for sure?

Finally - can IPO help with in room deliveries? I'd like to have one of the chocolate mickeys you can order from room service delivered to our room. I do this for every trip. I'm not sure if it makes sense to go through room service in advance as I usually do or to go through IPO.

Thanks so much for any help! Kaye
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Hi Everyone! I'm trying to find photos of the YC lagoon/pool CL view and haven't been successful with finding much. Does anyone have any they could share.

When I made my reservation the WDW cast member said I'd "definitely" have a lagoon view. I thought it was lagoon OR pool and i wanted to request lagoon but he said it wasn't necessary. Does anyone know for sure?

Finally - can IPO help with in room deliveries? I'd like to have one of the chocolate mickeys you can order from room service delivered to our room. I do this for every trip. I'm not sure if it makes sense to go through room service in advance as I usually do or to go through IPO.

Thanks so much for any help! Kaye
I'm sorry I don't have any personal photos of lagoon view. We've stayed at the YC CL a few times but always in standard or garden view. This might help you get a better idea of where your room might be located: http://www.disneyzone.net/ycresort.htm

You can see the water view rooms marked in blue. This is not currently up to date to reflect the new room view assignments they changed around last year though. Now there are 3 room categories: standard, garden, and lagoon. I believe that once they made the change the rooms that were partial lagoon view were re-categorized to garden view so that all lagoon view were true lagoon view. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong on that. So the castmember was correct, if you paid for lagoon view that is exactly what you will have.

Yes you can order the chocolates from in-room dining. You can do it now (IPO can give you the phone number) or you can wait and order them when you get there. They do such a nice job with special things like that. Enjoy your stay!
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Has anyone had the opportunity to stay on all 10 club levels? I was counting in my head this morning and I've only experienced 7 so far ... I'm missing Sugarloaf, Atrium, and Tower club. As I mentally pre-plan for spring break I'm thinking I'd like to put another notch on the bedpost so to speak, and I'd love some advice about which one to choose.

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Has anyone had the opportunity to stay on all 10 club levels? I was counting in my head this morning and I've only experienced 7 so far ... I'm missing Sugarloaf, Atrium, and Tower club. As I mentally pre-plan for spring break I'm thinking I'd like to put another notch on the bedpost so to speak, and I'd love some advice about which one to choose.

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We haven't stayed at GF yet (it's the only deluxe I'm missing - our two older boys continue to resist GF, but I'm trying to fit in a stay there before our APs expire in April!) But at CR, we LOVED the Atrium Club. Our boys (ages 5, 12 and 13) said they wouldn't want to stay Tower Club because it seems disconnected from the rest of CR. They loved the open feel of the 12th floor and the ability to look down and see the monorail passing through. And from the photos, it looks like the Tower Club rooms are not as updated as the Atrium Club rooms. It also looks like the Atrium Club is a bit more spacious. In any event, we just have so many good things to say about the Atrium Club - we stayed there earlier this month and the CMs were outstanding. I'd say almost "BWI CL level of outstanding."
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Hi Erika,

We haven't stayed at GF yet (it's the only deluxe I'm missing - our two older boys continue to resist GF, but I'm trying to fit in a stay there before our APs expire in April!) But at CR, we LOVED the Atrium Club. Our boys (ages 5, 12 and 13) said they wouldn't want to stay Tower Club because it seems disconnected from the rest of CR. They loved the open feel of the 12th floor and the ability to look down and see the monorail passing through. And from the photos, it looks like the Tower Club rooms are not as updated as the Atrium Club rooms. It also looks like the Atrium Club is a bit more spacious. In any event, we just have so many good things to say about the Atrium Club - we stayed there earlier this month and the CMs were outstanding. I'd say almost "BWI CL level of outstanding."
Wow! That is really tempting!
My youngest DS loves the CR. He is always begging to stay there again. My only hesitation is we are already staying at BLT in January. Oh!!! I just had a great idea!!! Maybe I should add a couple of nights at the end of BLT to try the Atrium Club!?!?!??? It would be an easy move, and it wouldn't be a huge commitment to spending a whole vacation there. Yay!!!!!
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Has anyone had the opportunity to stay on all 10 club levels? I was counting in my head this morning and I've only experienced 7 so far ... I'm missing Sugarloaf, Atrium, and Tower club. As I mentally pre-plan for spring break I'm thinking I'd like to put another notch on the bedpost so to speak, and I'd love some advice about which one to choose.

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We've only stayed at 3 so far (WL CL, GF RPC & SL) and if it were me, I'd try one of the CLs at the CR. RPC is my favorite and WL was amazing, but I didn't care for SL. The lounge was always chaotic (especially in the morning) and I don't like how the lounge is right inside the lobby as you enter the SL building. It was nice to try, but I would go back to RPC or WL (or try other ones) before going back to SL. Good luck deciding .

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Hi Erika,

We haven't stayed at GF yet (it's the only deluxe I'm missing - our two older boys continue to resist GF, but I'm trying to fit in a stay there before our APs expire in April!) But at CR, we LOVED the Atrium Club. Our boys (ages 5, 12 and 13) said they wouldn't want to stay Tower Club because it seems disconnected from the rest of CR. They loved the open feel of the 12th floor and the ability to look down and see the monorail passing through. And from the photos, it looks like the Tower Club rooms are not as updated as the Atrium Club rooms. It also looks like the Atrium Club is a bit more spacious. In any event, we just have so many good things to say about the Atrium Club - we stayed there earlier this month and the CMs were outstanding. I'd say almost "BWI CL level of outstanding."
Are there big differences between the 2 CLs? We are looking at the CR for a December 2013 trip and after I thought we decided on a regular TPV, the more I look into club level, the more want to try it .
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We just booked yc cl standard view for Jan. So excited!
Any ideas or tips. We have never stayed there before.

Also we are celebrating dd 6 birthday!
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question on Concierge/Club Level Information vs just stayin at BW

Hello this is my first post ,

Looking to see what is the difference between staying at BW at Concierge/Club Level Information levle or just satying at regular levle. Stayed at BW many times and I am happy, just was wondering if it is worth the extra money. Just me this trip to do some Tours I did not get to go to last time.

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Yacht Club - CL Review

Just returned from my first stay at club level. We choose Yacht Club because that was the only resort where CL was available. We had a very early flight and arrived at 9:00am for check in. A CM was there to take us up to the 5th floor. Then a group of FABULOUS CM's took over and checked us in. Our room wasn't ready so we had breakfast in the lounge and headed out to AK for the day. The lounge was small but we never had a problem getting a table. We enjoyed all the selections they had to offer in the lounge. We asked the CM's for water to take back to the room and also water for the parks. They were always very happy to provide this for us. I cannot say enough good things about the CL staff. We really enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return!
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