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Old 03-14-2013, 03:05 PM   #556
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If you are in the tower, all views are basically the same. The only difference is the higher the floor the further you can see. On the Bay Lake side you'll see the lake and surrounding areas on the Theme Park side you'll see the MK, GF, TTC, Poly and Seven Seas Lagoon.

I've never been bothered by the sound of CM, but others have so I suggest asking for a high floor away from CM.
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We will not be in the bay lake Tower, "just" the Contemporary. Unless I am missing something.
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We will not be in the bay lake Tower, "just" the Contemporary. Unless I am missing something.

Bay Lake Tower is the DVC for the CR. Within the Contemporary Resort (CR) there is the Tower and the Garden Wing. If you book the Tower there are two bookable views: Bay Lake View (BLV) and Theme Park View (TPV) which is also known as MKV or Magic Kingdom View.

Feel free to ask questions anytime!
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I admit I did not go through this whole thread, if I should or my question has been answered elsewhere, just let me know.

I am looking for room suggestions for the Contemporary. I am planning on either park view or lagoon. Like everyone else I would hope to get a "quiet" room, "good" (eye of the beholder I know) view, etc.

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We have been on both sides if the tower and each is beautiful for their own reasons. We request a high floor and away from Chef Mickey which puts us on the end of the tower closest to the MK. At that end you feel like you can reach out and touch Space mountain

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We have been on both sides if the tower and each is beautiful for their own reasons. We request a high floor and away from Chef Mickey which puts us on the end of the tower closest to the MK. At that end you feel like you can reach out and touch Space mountain

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I am looking for room suggestions for the Contemporary. I am planning on either park view or lagoon. Like everyone else I would hope to get a "quiet" room, "good" (eye of the beholder I know) view, etc. Thanks.
Vincent405, I've never had a room I didn't like at Contemporary Resort, either in the Garden Wing or the Tower. Every room is a winner in my opinion. So plan a room you can comfortably afford because rates at this resort do vary quite a bit. With a year to plan, you'll have so much fun deciding on all the details. Enjoy!
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Crazy question, but can anyone point me to a map/drawing/pictures of the route from the garden wing to the convention center? From what I've seen, I'm having a hard time figuring out where the Convention Center is located.
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Crazy question, but can anyone point me to a map/drawing/pictures of the route from the garden wing to the convention center? From what I've seen, I'm having a hard time figuring out where the Convention Center is located.
Not crazy! On this map you can see there is a path from the GW (just to the north of "South Parking") to the Convention Center. There is also a set of steps outside where you can enter the Tower across/north from the pool. The steps lead up right to the Convention area/CA Grill check-in:

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Wow! I thought it might be further than that, but on the map, it looks pretty close. Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:13 AM   #565
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If you are in the tower, all views are basically the same. The only difference is the higher the floor the further you can see. On the Bay Lake side you'll see the lake and surrounding areas on the Theme Park side you'll see the MK, GF, TTC, Poly and Seven Seas Lagoon.

I've never been bothered by the sound of CM, but others have so I suggest asking for a high floor away from CM.
We've stayed on high and low floors and on either end of the tower (Theme Park View) over the years and I agree the view outside isn't that much different - it's all good.

With respect to noise levels, I've noticed a significant improvement over the past 5 years in CM noise. In 2008 we had a higher level floor on the CM end and the noise was really bad. It wasn't the crowd noise but the volume of the music and canned character voices during the "Celebrate" show that happened at least on the hour - perhaps more frequently. The music and voices blared right through our room door pretty late into the evening. Not sure if it was from people complaining or from a slew of cast member hearing loss workers' comp claims but the volume is now much lower. So much so that we don't care anymore if we are on the CM end or not. As an aside, being on the CM end is fantastic for people watching.

We did notice vibrations from the monorail when staying on the 4th floor, which is right above the monorail track, that has caused us to always request a high level floor when making our reservation. Other than that though, I would say you can't really go wrong.
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Leah Zanolla | Posted: Mar 16, 2013 | Updated: Mar 16, 2013 - 10:28:32 PM

The U.S. Disney theme parks are putting a new age restriction into place. Beginning March 23, children under the age of 14 will not be able to enter the parks unless someone aged 14 or older accompanies them. There was previously no documented age policy, but no specific incident prompted the change. Suzi Brown, Disneyland spokeswoman said, "We regularly review all of our policies, and we identified an opportunity to provide a consistent age of admission and address a question we occasionally get from parents. The question is just if we have a minimum age."

The age of 14 was chosen after guest surveys were taken, as well as surveys from child welfare organizations. Brown said, "If a cast member who is working at the front gates sees a guest who appears to be younger than 14 without someone who appears to be older than that, they will engage in a conversation with the guest." As guests of that age don't normally have ID, the cast member will decide if the parent or guardian needs to come accompany the child into the park.
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The U.S. Disney theme parks are putting a new age restriction into place. Beginning March 23, children under the age of 14 will not be able to enter the parks unless someone aged 14 or older accompanies them. There was previously no documented age policy, but no specific incident prompted the change. Suzi Brown, Disneyland spokeswoman said, "We regularly review all of our policies, and we identified an opportunity to provide a consistent age of admission and address a question we occasionally get from parents. The question is just if we have a minimum age."

The age of 14 was chosen after guest surveys were taken, as well as surveys from child welfare organizations. Brown said, "If a cast member who is working at the front gates sees a guest who appears to be younger than 14 without someone who appears to be older than that, they will engage in a conversation with the guest." As guests of that age don't normally have ID, the cast member will decide if the parent or guardian needs to come accompany the child into the park.
But they will be charged adult dining prices at age 10.
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Hello again CR gurus! I have a question about breakfast timing. I'd like to eat at the Wave before walking over to MK for RD (no EMH, 9am opening). It looks like they open at 7:30 - that should be more than enough time for a non-rushed breakfast before walking over, right? When should I plan to leave the CR to make it to RD in time to see the show? We don't care about jockeying for position for ETWB, just want to see the show.
And where exactly IS the Wave? I'll be coming over from BLT.
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Hello again CR gurus! I have a question about breakfast timing. I'd like to eat at the Wave before walking over to MK for RD (no EMH, 9am opening). It looks like they open at 7:30 - that should be more than enough time for a non-rushed breakfast before walking over, right? When should I plan to leave the CR to make it to RD in time to see the show? We don't care about jockeying for position for ETWB, just want to see the show.
And where exactly IS the Wave? I'll be coming over from BLT.
Not sure what show you are talking about but we made it from BLT to the front gates in 10 minutes this past December. If you leave at 8:45 should be ample time depending on how fast you walk.

The Wave is located to the left, just past the lobby check in desk at the Contemporary.
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I'm staying in tower MK view in August and have requested a higher floor. I'm going with 17,16,2 and infant should I request a room away CM could anyone else suggest any other requests we should ask for? Thanks in advance!
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