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Old 02-14-2013, 03:36 PM   #301
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Now you are making me You know as well as I do that it is up to the room assignors, but a warm friendly smile never hurts I actually had a CM in training checking us in this time and the CM standing with her was pointing out our room requests and explaining that the notations meant those requests had been met.
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Now you are making me You know as well as I do that it is up to the room assignors, but a warm friendly smile never hurts I actually had a CM in training checking us in this time and the CM standing with her was pointing out our room requests and explaining that the notations meant those requests had been met.
While I have you on the line here, Melissa, I'd love to know more about a little something in your signature. What is Disney College of Knowledge Grad? Is it CM training?

I didn't know there was a notation made in reservations regarding whether requests were met or not - thank you!
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While I have you on the line here, Melissa, I'd love to know more about a little something in your signature. What is Disney College of Knowledge Grad? Is it CM training?

I didn't know there was a notation made in reservations regarding whether requests were met or not - thank you!
Disney College of Knowledge was a course I had to take when I was a travel agent for AAA. They required all agents who sold Disney to take the course (and graduate, I have graduation ears ). I'll take a picture of the ears and post them, I keep everything, LOL!
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Melissa- are you the same Babyberger screen name on Cruise Critic? I think you looked familiar form there!
I doubt ill have much luck finding new soft goods either, but I will take photos of what we have in our room and any " construction" I see out there!

My TA also went to College of Knowledge! She said it was great! She was so wonderful, while we were on our ABD in August, our 180 days came up and she got up at 6 AM (Eastern time- she lives in Central!) on a Saturday!!, and booked all out ADRs based off of a spreadsheet I gave her with first, second choices etc. She got us BOG in NFL...I love her!
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Melissa- are you the same Babyberger screen name on Cruise Critic? I think you looked familiar form there!
I doubt ill have much luck finding new soft goods either, but I will take photos of what we have in our room and any " construction" I see out there!

My TA also went to College of Knowledge! She said it was great! She was so wonderful, while we were on our ABD in August, our 180 days came up and she got up at 6 AM (Eastern time- she lives in Central!) on a Saturday!!, and booked all out ADRs based off of a spreadsheet I gave her with first, second choices etc. She got us BOG in NFL...I love her!
Yes I am the same person I miss cruising and the CC boards!

Sounds like you have a great agent!!!

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That's terrific, Melissa! I would be wearing that hat everyday at WDW if I were you - so cool!!! Thanks for sharing it with us
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That's terrific, Melissa! I would be wearing that hat everyday at WDW if I were you - so cool!!! Thanks for sharing it with us
It was sooo long ago....a blip in life. But fun to look back at

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Thank you for letting us know about your villa. That is just the sort of thing I worried about after having read some similar reviews. I guess we were just lucky to not have any of those issues with our oned bedroom in August. I think room condition can be more iffy with DVC since they are rehabbed infrequently and on a different schedule than non-DVC rooms. I understand how this would turn you off to BLT.

Have you considered going over to the CR lobby and speaking to a manager to let them know about the problems?
We stayed using someone's points so I didn't say anything to management. It certainly didn't ruin our trip and after staying at most of the resorts it just makes us 100% sure we are going to stick with the CR :-)
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It was sooo long ago....a blip in life. But fun to look back at

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We stayed using someone's points so I didn't say anything to management. It certainly didn't ruin our trip and after staying at most of the resorts it just makes us 100% sure we are going to stick with the CR :-)
I wondered if you were on points because I've been curious if DVC owners/those staying on points are given different rooms than those staying on cash reservations? I've wondered if the cash reservation rooms/non-DVC are maintained differently/better since they get housekeeping everyday so those rooms are scrutinized more often/closely? I have no idea, just wondering
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I wondered if you were on points because I've been curious if DVC owners/those staying on points are given different rooms than those staying on cash reservations? I've wondered if the cash reservation rooms/non-DVC are maintained differently/better since they get housekeeping everyday so those rooms are scrutinized more often/closely? I have no idea, just wondering
It should be all one big pool that is assigned based on booking category without any consideration to cash or points. Of course "should" may not reflect reality. The 1BR we were in a year ago on points was in perfect condition, notwithstanding the issue we had with the flooding from the shower. But that was an issue with the initial build (according to the engineer), nothing to do with housekeeping/upkeep.
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We paid rack (I know- crazy, but I needed full cancellation due to my FIL being ill- he passed 2 mos ago today, so we are a go for next week)
So I will report if we get a super duper spectacular new shiny fab furnishings ( we had better for our nightly rate!)
Melissa- I miss having a fellow Boston sports fan on CC, maybe you will be back to ruining soon!
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We paid rack (I know- crazy, but I needed full cancellation due to my FIL being ill- he passed 2 mos ago today, so we are a go for next week)
So I will report if we get a super duper spectacular new shiny fab furnishings ( we had better for our nightly rate!)
Melissa- I miss having a fellow Boston sports fan on CC, maybe you will be back to ruining soon!
I am sorry to hear about your FIL

Rack rate is scary!!!! We were discounted in Dec, but not by much and then when we added CL is blew the nightly rate out if the water! Reminds me of cruising with no discounts LOL! But the Aquatheater suite was soooooo worth it, just like CR and BLT

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It should be all one big pool that is assigned based on booking category without any consideration to cash or points. Of course "should" may not reflect reality. The 1BR we were in a year ago on points was in perfect condition, notwithstanding the issue we had with the flooding from the shower. But that was an issue with the initial build (according to the engineer), nothing to do with housekeeping/upkeep.
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We paid rack (I know- crazy, but I needed full cancellation due to my FIL being ill- he passed 2 mos ago today, so we are a go for next week)
So I will report if we get a super duper spectacular new shiny fab furnishings ( we had better for our nightly rate!)
Melissa- I miss having a fellow Boston sports fan on CC, maybe you will be back to ruining soon!
Not to cause problems, but if there are any discounts that came out later for your stay: AAA, AP, general public... You can still try to apply them now to your reservation.
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But the Aquatheater suite was soooooo worth it, just like CR and BLT

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Oh, do tell and I'm also sorry for you and DH's loss.
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Getting caught up on all the great posts !

DH and I also own timeshare at Marriott Kauai Beach and they do give 1st request to home resort owners over folks trading in and those paying cash. I thought our DVC guy told us that was same with Disney. We had a great 1BD BLT villa on the outside curve when we stayed in Oct and no room problems.

DH and I are scheduled to stay next week on atrium level at CR so will be sure to take pics of refurb providing it is finished. Haven't gotten a call yet so keeping my fingers crossed refurb is finished.

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