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Old 03-15-2013, 07:59 PM   #841
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Ok, I have a serious WWYD.

First the players: myself, my husband, my 2 girls 4 and 21 months. Also coming my 18 yr old sister (first trip, graduation gift)

Now the situation:
We originally booked Saturday-Saturday BC deluxe club level. The price difference between flying on Friday-Saturday instead of Sat-Sat was close to $1000. Needless to say we booked the Friday flights.

The dilemma:There are no deluxe CL rooms available for Friday . Currently I have a 1 night room only at POR in a princess room. Our plan is to arrive swim and do DTD.

So do I keep the split stay, or book a CL lagoon view room for the entire trip? I think the extra space in the Deluxe CL rooms will be worth the split stay hassle. If my sister wasn't going to be with us I think a regular room would be fine. But with her going any little bit of extra space helps. What do all you wise ones think?

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Split stay. We did this once and it was a very nice way to start the vacation. We swam all afternoon and then took the boat to Downtown Disney. It was such a pleasant evening and really made us ready to hit the parks the next day.

Hope you have a wonderful stay!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #843
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Ok, I have a serious WWYD.

First the players: myself, my husband, my 2 girls 4 and 21 months. Also coming my 18 yr old sister (first trip, graduation gift)

Now the situation:
We originally booked Saturday-Saturday BC deluxe club level. The price difference between flying on Friday-Saturday instead of Sat-Sat was close to $1000. Needless to say we booked the Friday flights.

The dilemma:There are no deluxe CL rooms available for Friday . Currently I have a 1 night room only at POR in a princess room. Our plan is to arrive swim and do DTD.


So do I keep the split stay, or book a CL lagoon view room for the entire trip? I think the extra space in the Deluxe CL rooms will be worth the split stay hassle. If my sister wasn't going to be with us I think a regular room would be fine. But with her going any little bit of extra space helps. What do all you wise ones think?

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I would also do a split stay. Pack one bag that will have all your "first night" stuff in it so you don't have to search through all the bags and unpack. Then when you get to BC you can get settled in.

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I believe the ones that look straight across the back entrance (you are looking at other YC rooms, not the water) would indeed be considered GV, and would presumably be close to the lobby since you would be in one of the "wings" jutting off from the lobby.

Not a bad choice. The people watching is awesome if you enjoy that sport. We did when we had a room like that on the BC side.
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I had a wedding gazebo view last year. it wasn't really a far walk to the elevator... and since we are now comparing walks to what we think it would be... I would say it was equal to walking from La Cava del tequila bar to the reservation desk at San Angel Inn Loved the view!

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Thank you! So...."Upper floor please, overlooking back entrance or wedding gazebo if possible" would be the request?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #845
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Thank you! So...."Upper floor please, overlooking back entrance or wedding gazebo if possible" would be the request?
Yep! We were 3rd floor right in front of the wedding gazebo straight ahead. When we looked to the left we could see the lake if we looked right it was balconies. To me it was a great location and the view was beautiful!

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Ok, I have a serious WWYD.

First the players: myself, my husband, my 2 girls 4 and 21 months. Also coming my 18 yr old sister (first trip, graduation gift)

Now the situation:
We originally booked Saturday-Saturday BC deluxe club level. The price difference between flying on Friday-Saturday instead of Sat-Sat was close to $1000. Needless to say we booked the Friday flights.

The dilemma:There are no deluxe CL rooms available for Friday . Currently I have a 1 night room only at POR in a princess room. Our plan is to arrive swim and do DTD.


So do I keep the split stay, or book a CL lagoon view room for the entire trip? I think the extra space in the Deluxe CL rooms will be worth the split stay hassle. If my sister wasn't going to be with us I think a regular room would be fine. But with her going any little bit of extra space helps. What do all you wise ones think?

Thanks
We've stayed deluxe CL at BC and I definitely think it's worth the split stay! We do split stays all the time and love it. Gives you the opportunity to try a different resort (which is fun for the bucket list, too!)

Sometimes, we let Bell Services transfer our luggage. But when we do that, we don't expect to see it until late in the afternoon or the evening. Setting those expectations and carrying everything we need in our park bag avoids any frustration or disappointment. In reality, luggage usually arrives earlier than we expect, but then we're pleasantly surprised! If we need something from our luggage earlier in the day (MNSSHP, for example!) or just prefer to start our day at Resort #2, we take a cab early in the morning. (Did that last year when transferring from POFQ to YC, so that we could walk to DHS in the morning and avoid the bus.)

If you are staying CL and need to change to use SAB, I highly recommend the spacious and super clean restroom in the club lounge. When we arrive at BC before our room is ready, it's very easy to use the club lounge restrooms to change.

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:34 PM   #847
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Thank you! So...."Upper floor please, overlooking back entrance or wedding gazebo if possible" would be the request?
Sounds great!!! I think whichever of the view requests are granted will be great.


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We've stayed deluxe CL at BC and I definitely think it's worth the split stay! We do split stays all the time and love it. Gives you the opportunity to try a different resort (which is fun for the bucket list, too!)
@ tpoo- you have received some great advice, all recommending the split stay. I want to give you a little warning, however, about accepting split stay advice from pixarmom-

This is a woman who is dreaming of a 10 day/10 different resort stay- or some such thing- just thought you should know.

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Didn't know if you guys heard the rumor that a GP discount for middle of June through middle of August (I think) is being released on April 2. I know Dee and I have been waiting and hoping.l According to this reliable source 30% discount for deluxes. Not sure about AP discounts - hoping that they are even a little bit better.

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for you both snagging a good discount even though neither of you go when I'M there, late August . Humph
I have to PM you Dee about this pin, last time I never got one :-(. Maybe one of those play Doh fish lamps too
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Thanks for the info On POR SueM. The more I look at pictures the more I'm convinced that it may be worth a little extra sacrifice to make the beach club work. Btw- last time we stayed at BC we had a room on the fit floor in the volleyball courtyard. It was just a few steps from the marketplace and we loved it! Were you along that same little hallway, but higher up? How's the view up there? I'm thinking of requesting that same location for May.

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Yes, we were on the CL floor. Quite near elevator to Marketplace. View was great, could see the Boardwalk off to the right, and the higher Illuminations over the roof. Found this out our last night
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for you both snagging a good discount even though neither of you go when I'M there, late August . Humph
I have to PM you Dee about this pin, last time I never got one :-(. Maybe one of those play Doh fish lamps too
I looked at that last week in August, decent prices, but DH can't be away from work at that time.



Got your info and forwarded it to Nannette- she has the pins, or what's left of them. Maybe around 8-9.
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Thank you. The main problem is the location is my DH's main priority and a dull balcony is mine. I guess, I'll put my DH's first since he agreed to go back, even after saying this past June that we wouldn't go back for at least 10 years.

Would I have a better chance of getting both request if I check in at 60 days or wait until we arrive?
I agree the best chance is to have your requests noted on your reservation. This new 60 day check in is uncharted territory for us all, but I will say this, we stayed at POR in January when earlier check in started, and I checked in 20 days ahead and all 3 of my room requests I had on my reservation were honoured . So I'd be inclined to do the early check in again.

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When I did on line check in for YC about a month ago, I actually didn't have any options. I thought it was because maybe I'm staying CL, so that really narrows down where we will be, but my BFF who is going too (staying GV) did not have any options either.



There is no confirmation email either. I just printed off the screen that says on line check in complete. HTH!
For our January trip we didn't have any request options either, yet I've seen posts that say they were given lots of request options weird.

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Is there more than one bank of elevators in the BC, I saw some by the quiet pool end but I'm sure I also saw some in the main lobby, perhaps I'm mistaken?
Yes their are elevators just off the lobby by Marketplace!

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Yes! There is a bank of elevators by the (keep it) quiet pool! If you go in through the Beach Club, room 1501, (not so) secret entrance/exit you will walk by these elevators on the way to the lobby and you will pass by the "Famous Fish Lamp" (FFL in Dis Speak).

This fish lamp serves as an icon that you are almost there (the lobby) and are on the right path. When I passed by on my December stay there was a tour bus group that was posing with and taking pictures of the fish lamp. Apparently buses leave from Downtown Disney every 45 minutes filled with tourists just waiting to see this lamp. Rumor has it there is a woman on Etsy who is making Play doh replicas of the lamp and selling them for outrageous prices.


Whoop, whoop!! Beach Club Bonus! This elevator is also located very near the ground floor door to the BC (keep it) quiet pool so if your room is near that end of the resort you don't have to hump through the lobby in your wet bathing suit. Old Ninja Mom got to grace the lobby on the way back to her Club level room with her drippy self one night when I went to use the hot tub at the quiet pool after Storm Along Bay closed for the evening. I tried to use those elevators to get back to the 5th floor but the buttons only went up to 4 so I'm assuming there is no connection between the Club level rooms and the (Keep it) Quiet pool elevator.

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I looked at that last week in August, decent prices, but DH can't be away from work at that time.



Got your info and forwarded it to Nannette- she has the pins, or what's left of them. Maybe around 8-9.
Oh yay, sorry, I couldn't remember who's doing the pins this time thanks!!

Too bad about DH! Ditch him and come anyway
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Actually, I should have clarified. DP has a thing about first floor hotel rooms, so ground floor would be out. Gazebo would be great. Do any GV rooms overlook the main back entrance? Or are those all considered water views?

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39 days until we arrive!! Last stay at BC was as a 11 year old child, long time ago! We will be arriving in MCO at 7:30 PM. How long does it take to get to the hotel on DME? Should we use the ME for our luggage? How long might it take to get our luggage? The kids are carrying their clothes onto the plane, DH and I are checking ours.
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