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Old 02-17-2013, 01:59 PM   #331
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This is one of those need your opinion posts - thinking about staying at Contemporary for 2014 marathon weekend. Using a travel agent with a group rate and obviously can't be guaranteed a tower room which is what I would really prefer. Never stayed at the Contemporary - will I be disappointed if I end up in the wing. Know it's opinion but just curious what people think.
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This is one of those need your opinion posts - thinking about staying at Contemporary for 2014 marathon weekend. Using a travel agent with a group rate and obviously can't be guaranteed a tower room which is what I would really prefer. Never stayed at the Contemporary - will I be disappointed if I end up in the wing. Know it's opinion but just curious what people think.
No question is crazy on my threads - we don't judge!

Hopefully others will reply, too but if you've never stayed at the CR, I think you will love the Garden Wing and not be disappointed. If you are booked in a STD View GW room, you'll face toward the parking lot with the monorail beyond. Seeing the monorail is awesome, but some might not like that the parking lot is in the foreground, but I've never personally stayed in a GW STD. I have stayed in the GW GV - once facing Bay Lake and once facing the canal and the Bay Lake view is amazing. A GV room can also face toward the grassy/pool/marina area.

If you had said that you've stayed in the Tower before, then my answer would be that you might be disappointed because in the Tower you have an unobstructed view of either Bay Lake or MK and you're much higher up than the GW and there is slightly less walking since you're already in the Tower.

There is nothing wrong with the GW and you do pay less for those rooms that are exactly the same rooms as in the Tower. You're still at the CR and only a very short walk to the Tower (and the laundry)
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This is one of those need your opinion posts - thinking about staying at Contemporary for 2014 marathon weekend. Using a travel agent with a group rate and obviously can't be guaranteed a tower room which is what I would really prefer. Never stayed at the Contemporary - will I be disappointed if I end up in the wing. Know it's opinion but just curious what people think.
I've not been in the CR, but have stayed next door at BLT a few times. For me, it's NOT about the MK view or Bay Lake view. It is about walking out the front of the resort and being right next to MK - seeing Cinderella's castle and knowing I am in the most magical place on earth. It is points for us, as opposed to cash, but I prefer to spend less points, not have the views, and still stay there. Good luck in whatever decision you make.
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This is one of those need your opinion posts - thinking about staying at Contemporary for 2014 marathon weekend. Using a travel agent with a group rate and obviously can't be guaranteed a tower room which is what I would really prefer. Never stayed at the Contemporary - will I be disappointed if I end up in the wing. Know it's opinion but just curious what people think.
We have only stayed in the Garden wing- never the tower, so I can't really compare. But we enjoyed the Garden wing very much-so much that I have booked a Standard view GW room at CR for November. We are not really into the view. A view is nice if you have a balcony, but I wouldn't pay extra just for a view.

Speakong of balconies- that is really the only difference in the rooms in the GW and tower. All tower rooms have balconies- GW rooms don't, but on the first floor, you have a patio.
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My husband and I found out some interesting information during our stay at BLT last week. When Bell services came to get our luggage the gentleman picked up a pizza flyer off the floor that someone had slipped under our door. He wanted to confirm we did not order pizza from them. The flyers have phone numbers on them but no address, so if you order a pizza he said you may or may not get a pizza but the crooks now have your credit card information. He said Disney is collecting all the flyers and working on finding out the group that have been distributing them. He said that they usually get young kids to slip them under the doors as the law is more lenient on kids.

Also, we had our bags held at BLT when we arrived as our room was not ready. They have a room there to hold all the luggage so they don't have to go back and forth to the CR to get luggage. :-)
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Thanks for the info everyone. Just wasn't sure if I would feel like I was missing something since I wasn't in the middle of the action so to speak. View isn't really important to me in this case so no big deal there. Thanks again!
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If we have groceries from Garden Grocer and a rented stroller and are staying in BLT, wouldn't it be better to check in at the Contemporary since the stroller is there at the Bell desk, not at BLT?
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12th floor rehabbed rooms

12th floor is now open
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Anyone know how long this roof refurbishment will be going on?

http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disn...urbishment.htm

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:22 AM   #341
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Skippy...DH and I arrive thurs so I will report on the new look. On a side note...DH and I will be in the Princess Half Marathon on Sunday...with about 25,000 of our fellow "why did we decide we had to check this off the bucket list " fellow participants !!! The nerves have set in now...
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Skippy...DH and I arrive thurs so I will report on the new look. On a side note...DH and I will be in the Princess Half Marathon on Sunday...with about 25,000 of our fellow "why did we decide we had to check this off the bucket list " fellow participants !!! The nerves have set in now...

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We have a room booked in July for our baby's first birthday, in the Tower with a lake view. What is a quieter floor or area to request? We generally like to be away from pools and on the highest floor possible- I hate hearing people tramping around above me, I always get the family that needs to practice for a jumping jack marathon it seems. I am so excited for this trip, I can't wait!
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My husband and I found out some interesting information during our stay at BLT last week. When Bell services came to get our luggage the gentleman picked up a pizza flyer off the floor that someone had slipped under our door. He wanted to confirm we did not order pizza from them. The flyers have phone numbers on them but no address, so if you order a pizza he said you may or may not get a pizza but the crooks now have your credit card information. He said Disney is collecting all the flyers and working on finding out the group that have been distributing them. He said that they usually get young kids to slip them under the doors as the law is more lenient on kids.

Also, we had our bags held at BLT when we arrived as our room was not ready. They have a room there to hold all the luggage so they don't have to go back and forth to the CR to get luggage. :-)
Thank you for letting everyone know about the luggage storage at BLT and the pizza impostors.

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If we have groceries from Garden Grocer and a rented stroller and are staying in BLT, wouldn't it be better to check in at the Contemporary since the stroller is there at the Bell desk, not at BLT?
I would think so, unless they actually deliver the stroller to BLT and have a fridge there, too like CR Bell Services

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Thank you! I've updated the first page with your information. Would you happen to have any rehabbed lounge or room photos?

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Anyone know how long this roof refurbishment will be going on?

http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disn...urbishment.htm

Thank you for posting the link to the crane photos. The CA Grill is slated to re-open this summer so my guess is the roof work coincides with its closure. But, the roof work might be first and then the CA Grill rehab and not simultaneous, so in that case, the roof work would be done before the summer. I'm sorry I don't have an exact roof completion date.

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Skippy...DH and I arrive thurs so I will report on the new look. On a side note...DH and I will be in the Princess Half Marathon on Sunday...with about 25,000 of our fellow "why did we decide we had to check this off the bucket list " fellow participants !!! The nerves have set in now...
We're all looking forward to your CL photos! Thank you and happy running

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We have a room booked in July for our baby's first birthday, in the Tower with a lake view. What is a quieter floor or area to request? We generally like to be away from pools and on the highest floor possible- I hate hearing people tramping around above me, I always get the family that needs to practice for a jumping jack marathon it seems. I am so excited for this trip, I can't wait!
While I don't think the floor will matter, you will want to request to be "far from Chef Mickey's." This will also place you a bit further from the pool area, though with your sliding glass door closed, you wouldn't really hear much from the pool area.

Every floor at the CR will potentially have noise above you. We always request a top floor, too, but at CR, this isn't possible, but we've never heard any noise above us in the Tower or BLT, for that matter. The 15th floor is the top floor, but only has CA Grill which is undergoing a rehab through the summer. Even if it's closed and even if you were on the Tower Club level, which is the highest floor with rooms, you would still potentially hear noise above you from CA Grill. The only way to not have someone above you at the CR is to book a Garden Wing room and ask for the 3rd floor.
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