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Old 01-15-2013, 09:42 PM   #1261
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:25 AM   #1262
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Is Lagoon/Pool View worth the $$?

Hi everyone! We are planning a trip to WDW June 9-16 with our first stay at the BC. This will also be our first stay at a deluxe resort. We have 5 in our group, so we need a daybed for certain. The lagoon/pool view will cost about $700 extra to our stay. Is the view worth it? I'm big on the view. My wife not so much. But I'm curious if there any other "perks" to staying in a water view room? Are the rooms with the water view in better locations? Do we have a better chance of getting a balcony if we reserve a water view? Its going to be a tough sell to spend $700 for just the view. Any advice would be much appreciated!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:28 AM   #1263
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:58 AM   #1265
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Hi everyone! We are planning a trip to WDW June 9-16 with our first stay at the BC. This will also be our first stay at a deluxe resort. We have 5 in our group, so we need a daybed for certain. The lagoon/pool view will cost about $700 extra to our stay. Is the view worth it? I'm big on the view. My wife not so much. But I'm curious if there any other "perks" to staying in a water view room? Are the rooms with the water view in better locations? Do we have a better chance of getting a balcony if we reserve a water view? Its going to be a tough sell to spend $700 for just the view. Any advice would be much appreciated!!
We always book the standard or garden view, but have gotten free upgrades to water view four times. One of the views was right in front of SAB and it was a little too bright and noisy for us. The balconies are exclusive to the floors, for example - everyone on that floor would get the standing balcony regardless of whether it was garden view or lagoon view. The top floor might have exceptions.

I like the privacy of the garden view between the resort and Epcot. It is relaxing after a busy park day. I actually prefer that to a lagoon view that is anywhere near SAB and the restaurants. But there are a lot of great lagoon views that are really nice. I like the view from the rooms that are closest to Epcot. Whether it is worth it or not is up to you.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:14 AM   #1266
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Likewise. Question about SAB - we have young kids (7, 4, 2) - will SAB be too logistically challenging for us? My 7-yr old will want to do the slide and I heard you have to walk across a sidewalk, etc. (not very relaxing for parents?) and I assume I have to stay in kiddie pool area. Would we be better off at a smaller pool like Poly until kids are older?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:25 AM   #1267
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Although I only had 1 child (who by the way is not that great if a swimmer) he was fine in the pool. I could actually sit and watch him.. It's true, the slide is on the other side and u actually have to walk outside the pool area. My son only did the small slide a couple of times. I have stayed at the poly and I absolutely love everything about it. The pool is alot smaller and it gets super super crowded and you really do need to get there early to get seating but you will have the ability to see all your kids.. SAB has more going on.. But a monorail resort is awesome too.
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Just left from BC with a family of 5. One and only request we made was full balcony and we got it! Couch that pulls out was in our room. We faced the trees towards Epcot. Awesome location since only 2 min walk. At night was amazing!
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Just left from BC with a family of 5. One and only request we made was full balcony and we got it! Couch that pulls out was in our room. We faced the trees towards Epcot. Awesome location since only 2 min walk. At night was amazing!
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Great view, was that a garden view room? I always thought the trees came up higher than the second floor and that put me off them rooms, I wouldn't go for first floor as I hate creepy crawlies and would worry about them getting in my room as we'd be just across from all the shrubs and trees, silly I know .
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Great view, was that a garden view room? I always thought the trees came up higher than the second floor and that put me off them rooms, I wouldn't go for first floor as I hate creepy crawlies and would worry about them getting in my room as we'd be just across from all the shrubs and trees, silly I know .
The room we had we were on the 3rd floor facing Epcot and yes the trees were almost as high as my room.. I was put off at first.. But then I realized I could see the Eiffel Tower and Spaceship Earth and I had literally a 30 ft balcony and a very short walk to the bridge to Epcot I was good!! Lol
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The room was a garden view. And I was the corner room on the far wing right above the laundry room another great perk for us!!
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The room was a garden view. And I was the corner room on the far wing right above the laundry room another great perk for us!!
That is a great room. And it has the bonus of being close to the secret door to Epcot as long as you used the stairs.

Those were always my favorite rooms since the location close to Epcot beats a lagoon view for me every time.
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We always book the standard or garden view, but have gotten free upgrades to water view four times. One of the views was right in front of SAB and it was a little too bright and noisy for us. The balconies are exclusive to the floors, for example - everyone on that floor would get the standing balcony regardless of whether it was garden view or lagoon view. The top floor might have exceptions.

I like the privacy of the garden view between the resort and Epcot. It is relaxing after a busy park day. I actually prefer that to a lagoon view that is anywhere near SAB and the restaurants. But there are a lot of great lagoon views that are really nice. I like the view from the rooms that are closest to Epcot. Whether it is worth it or not is up to you.
Thanks everyone for your input!! I think we'll go with the standard view. Either way we're at a deluxe resort which we are really looking forward too!
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Those sound like perfect things for the IPO to help with! Absolutely email or call them and they will set it all up. You may have to give your credit card # so they can have it on file for those activities that require it.
It has been crazy trying to get an ADR for BOG. The IPO will keep trying for you if you prompt them to check again every so often. When is your trip?
That's good to know!! I will definitely contact the IPO. We are booked for May 25-June 8. Thanks so much for the info!
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My 180 day mark was yesterday. While making my ADR's over the phone because online wouldn't let me book 180+10, I was able to get Be Our Guest for 10 of us on the night I wanted. I think the CM was more excited than me! She commented that this was the first ADR she's been able to book there. It must be the new CRT/Le Cellier-the highly coveted ADR. Keep trying....maybe one will open up for you!
Thanks for the words of encouragement...Keeping my fingers crossed something opens up!
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