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Old 12-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #16
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Parking is not an issue, you can use the Cont. parking. All properties allow up to 3 hours, it lets people explore but not abuse the parking.
If there is a convention at the Contemporary, or a Christmas party at the MK, you will be turned away. And DVC specifically asked that you NOT park at BLT.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:02 PM   #17
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Parking is not an issue, you can use the Cont. parking. All properties allow up to 3 hours, it lets people explore but not abuse the parking.
As an almost new DVC member, you haven't gotten the word from DCV yet about not parking at the CR or BLT to visit TOTWL. Parking is a problem at CR and BLT.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:28 PM   #18
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tonight. They had a good crowd there.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:31 PM   #19
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tonight. They had a good crowd there.
Rrrrrrr. Darn iTouch. I can't seem to edit this post and it came out screwy. Anyway, what I was trying to say is that I arrived today and am staying at the Contemporary. I had no problem checking in and going to the TOTW. Very nice place!
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:35 AM   #20
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Service

Just remember folks the service is lousy at best up there. When we went there in November it was just one bartender and one wait staff person for the entire floor. You will wait a long time to get a drink and relax.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:09 AM   #21
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We were able to go to TOTW in early November. We had to show our DVC member card and KTTW card (we were staying at BCV) showing we were staying on property. Then, escorted up the elevator to the TOTW door. We spoke to the cast member on the way up who told us that the it was originally voted on by BLT owners to be exclusive to BLT members but then voted later again to change it to any DVC member and their guests staying on property. I read in a pp that it will be this way until 12/29.

The views were spectacular and it was a very nice atmosphere. Smaller than I thought it would be but very comfortable. Alot of different seating areas. We had a couple of drinks and a cheese platter. Nice place to just go get away from the running for a little bit. Our server was brand new (only there a week) and thought she was really nice and did a great job.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #22
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Another opinion

Just a reminder everyone that all are entitled to their own opinions.

I was there for a few visits in November. There were two servers each night and the bartender. I asked when they had two servers on and they said it has been a few months. Service was very quick and efficient. They were very pleasant and the view were wonderful. The martini's were excellent.

If you arrive ten or so minutes before fireworks you may have to wait for service. As everybody wants their drink immediately to go out to watch the fireworks.

A great place to relax and unwind. No service issues on this end during the three visits our past trip.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:23 PM   #23
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I went up there 3 times during thanksgiving week and was surprised how manageable the crowd was.


As a BLT owner, i was not happy about the new policy at first, but actually dont think it has a dramatic effect on the experience.

By the way, may i just say that watching Wishes! on top of bay lake towers is officially the coolest thing i've ever done while waiting for my laundry to dry in the laundromat!

Its just another thing on my long list of cool things i love about owning at BLT!
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:24 AM   #24
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We went up once in October (staying at BLT). We had planned on more than that, but changed our minds after the experience. We got there about 30 minutes before the fireworks. There was only one place left to sit, so should have been a manageable crowd. It took 20 minutes to get our drinks. After the fireworks were over, we were going to sit and have another drink. The server came to the table next to ours to check on them and didn't even look our way. She never came back. We had a party of 6 who all ordered drinks. We left without getting another one.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:13 AM   #25
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Just remember folks the service is lousy at best up there. When we went there in November it was just one bartender and one wait staff person for the entire floor. You will wait a long time to get a drink and relax.
I just want to remind everyone that the lounge had had very little business, hence the lack of staff. it's a work in progress. if dvc members want the lounge to stay open and have quite a few CMs to wait on them, they should utilize it before AND after the fireworks.

last september, we ordered a drink each. both before AND after the fireworks.. service was wonderful.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:33 AM   #26
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We went at the end of October and had to show our DVC member card and our hotel room key. In fact, the gentleman sending folks to the elevator was very unpleasant in demanding the room key. It was not very welcoming. Ha.

We did enjoy watching the fireworks from up there but the lounge was super crowded the night we were there and the poor bartender was running ragged. They were running low on glasses and the dishwashing CM seemed to be down at the Wave? (We sat at the bar for the bit and eavesdropped). So the bartender had to keep running out back to run glasses through the dishwasher in between making drinks.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #27
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We went up once in October (staying at BLT). We had planned on more than that, but changed our minds after the experience. We got there about 30 minutes before the fireworks.
Showing up 30 minutes before fireworks is like showing up 30 minutes before the parade and expecting a great curb side seat on Main Street. It just isnt going to happen. The hour before fireworks is crazy busy up there, thats why you have to plan your visit....
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #28
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We were able to go to TOTW in early November. We had to show our DVC member card and KTTW card (we were staying at BCV) showing we were staying on property. Then, escorted up the elevator to the TOTW door. We spoke to the cast member on the way up who told us that the it was originally voted on by BLT owners to be exclusive to BLT members but then voted later again to change it to any DVC member and their guests staying on property. I read in a pp that it will be this way until 12/29.
There was NO vote by BLT owners to make the TOTWL Lounge exclusive to BLT Members. Before BLT ever opened the access rules (set by DVC) were in place that the TOTWL was open to ANY DVC Member staying at BLT on their membership (Member Cash or Points).

As BLT Owners since sales started, we have NEVER been asked to vote on anything regarding the TOTWL.

DVC Owners have NO say what so ever in what happens within DVC. By way of our contract we have turned over all voting rights to the board of directors.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:07 PM   #29
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If DVC ever asks the Members to vote on anything, ever, I will be shocked. That's not really the way Disney works.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:31 PM   #30
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Is there a dress code/age restriction on going up there?
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