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Old 04-08-2013, 11:34 PM   #871
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Though I've never taken ME, I believe it always picks up guests at least 3 hours prior to your flight time, so you would be picked up at 3.
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ME picks you up approximately 3 hours before flight time (exact time will be assigned in a letter of instructions and sent to your resort room). If you want to use the resort airline check-in desk, you have to do that at least three hours before flight time, or you will take your bags with you on ME and check them in at the airport. Call the number on the instruction letter prior to using the resort airline check-in desk to pre-pay any baggage fees.
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Renting points are from individuals, like me, who purchased a point based Disney time share. BLT is one of those time share resorts at WDW. You can attempt to rent from individual owners. There are also several DisBoard sponsors over in the DVC section of these boards that rent points as a business. They have contracts and will charge half up front/ final payment before check in. You may want to check that out.



I can't answer about ME as we drive. The boat from CR dock to FW is the best route. It is a part of the CR, FW, WL loop. It is a short trip over - 15 minutes max - and short walk up to HDDR. Remember, even though you have the ADR, you still have to get the HDDR tickets. Concierge at CR should be able to print those out for you, unless something recently has changed.

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Thank you all very much for the info! We have never used the ME before and never stayed deluxe so your info is so valuable to me
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:54 PM   #873
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Pool help, please?

My favorite resort is YC/BC because I love to sit in the shade by the pool. I can't handle much sun and that complex is just perfect for me. However CR is DH's favorite.... So that's where we're staying. Are there any shady area by the pool? Maybe with lounge chairs and drink service? (Yes I'm daydreaming on that one.)

We're looking at a mid- to late- October stay so maybe it won't even be swimming weather but still.....

And while I'm here any ideas on the travel time from CR to EPCOT via monorail? Are we better off getting a bus?
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Pool help, please?

My favorite resort is YC/BC because I love to sit in the shade by the pool. I can't handle much sun and that complex is just perfect for me. However CR is DH's favorite.... So that's where we're staying. Are there any shady area by the pool? Maybe with lounge chairs and drink service? (Yes I'm daydreaming on that one.)

We're looking at a mid- to late- October stay so maybe it won't even be swimming weather but still.....

And while I'm here any ideas on the travel time from CR to EPCOT via monorail? Are we better off getting a bus?
There are cabanas you can rent at the CR pool. I'm not sure of the cost or if it entails drink service, but that may be an option. There are some large trees that provide som shade and a pool side bar that makes very good drinks. I do not remember there being a bus to Epcot, so monorail is the only way to go, unless you want to walk over to MK and double bus ride that way. It is an enjoyable monorail ride over, maybe 30 minutes, but that would depend on the time at the platform and transferring at TTC.

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Old 04-09-2013, 03:57 PM   #875
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Oh the cabanas sound like a great idea!!! might have to look into those!
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I have a question about the pools...I was hoping that the pool at CR was zero entry for our youngest daughter but I found out it isn't. i was told by a CM that CR guests can use BLT pool....but I read on here that they cannot. Does anyone know for sure? the one at BLT is zero entry so we might head there one day.
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Oh my goodness. So I've been second guessing how much we're going to enjoy our standard view studio at BLT this September and if we'll regret not staying at some of our other favorite resorts (Poly, OKW, WL) and I just looked at the room view link. Thank you so much for posting this!! I had it in my mind that a standard view was going to be a bland, boring view of like a wall or dumpster, but I would be so excited to have any of those room views!! I am incredibly excited!!
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It was when I was there in Feb. it was being used as a staging area for the 14th and 15th floor renovations. My guess is that it is still closed but I don't know for sure.

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Were we there at the same time in Feb? DH and I were there to kill ourselves at the Princess Half Marathon 21-26 Feb.

Now those mean 'ole run disney people have added a 10K to the full marathon week at the end of Jan....hmmmm...do I just make a res at CR or BLT and then just let DH scream when he gets the credit card bill?
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Two questions (which of course will lead to other questions I am sure):

1-I reserved my Two Bedroom-Lake View room renting points through David's. Do all two BR's come with the studio 2nd room with the kitchenette? If not, how do I find out if mine does or not?

2-Since I have rented points through a DVC owner, are we allowed use of the TOW lounge for Wishes viewing?
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I have a question about the pools...I was hoping that the pool at CR was zero entry for our youngest daughter but I found out it isn't. i was told by a CM that CR guests can use BLT pool....but I read on here that they cannot. Does anyone know for sure? the one at BLT is zero entry so we might head there one day.
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This may be outdated info, but it was my understanding that those staying at BLT can use both pools, but those using the CR pools can only use the CR pool. I'm sure there are guests that use both and there is no pool police, unless perhaps if the pools are at capacity. The BLT pool has a key card entry if someone remembers to close the gate.

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Two questions (which of course will lead to other questions I am sure):

1-I reserved my Two Bedroom-Lake View room renting points through David's. Do all two BR's come with the studio 2nd room with the kitchenette? If not, how do I find out if mine does or not?

2-Since I have rented points through a DVC owner, are we allowed use of the TOW lounge for Wishes viewing?
There is another website that lists the inventory, but I am not sure if there is a specific inventory of dedicated two bedrooms or lock offs. I have never booked a 2 BR anywhere, and am not sure if there is a seperate booking category at BLT. You could ask David's to make a request for you, but unless there is a booking category, there will not be a guarantee and you wouldn't know until you get there. As for the TOTWL, the policy has changed numerous times. It originally was for owners only staying there, then for owners staying anywhere, then who knows. I don't know the current policies, but more importantly, many of the CMs don't know it either as it has been enforced at times and not enforced other times. It also may change between now and the time you arrive. You are supposed to check in at the front desk in the evening to get to the only staffed elevator car with access. but, I have seen other guests bypass this step and just join in the car. Good luck on this one.

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Is there a posting of upcoming trip dates for the CR like there are for a lot of the other resorts? Not a big deal, was just curious. :-)
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:02 PM   #882
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So, we ended up upgrading to a one bedroom suite, but just one with two standard rooms on the 14th floor. There were three MK view one bedroom suites available last Friday. Today there was only one!! Our trip is 15 months away and people accuse me of planning too far ahead!!!!! I am evidently not the only one that does.
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KOOK did you ever get through to add your day today Are you really going to stay at CR for 11 nts and not sneak over to the OFC for a few of those nights

You know how I feel about your advice

I am so happy to have something booked again and of course to have that be at CR/BLT. The funny thing is that DH told me if BLT doesn't get discounted we will have to downgrade to CR

Oh, funny story....we were talking this weekend about booking a quick weekend in May and told DS that if we book it would not be at the CR because prices are too high right now. He looked at us and said if he cant stay at CR, he would rather not go He finally said he would settle for YC if we couldn't do CR, but there was no way he would stay at any of the All Stars DH looked at me and said he definitely gets that from me

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The day got away from me and I haven't called back - will try tomorrow - thanks for asking and for your sweet comment.

Your DS sounds like my DD who is WDW resort spoiled - but I guess there are worse things.

I could never pay rack - another spoiled resort booker here. But, I do understand those who book to hold the room and apply something later. You're not going during some Marathon weekend or a holiday in Feb? If not, I would think you'll be able to snag at least a FLR discount for BLT - my appendages are crossed for you.

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I'm sorry you weren't able to add another night.....hopefully the computers are (or will be) back up and you're able to extend your trip .

I have not booked yet, but I'm hoping to soon. I think I've decided on the room type, now just trying to make a decision on room only or package. Leaning toward room only, but still debating .

Glad to hear good reviews of the Wave for breakfast. We always book a TS breakfast at our resort on our departure day and I assumed it would be Chef Mickey's for our CR stay, but I think I'll have to look into the Wave now .

Yes, KOOK is one of the CR experts, IMO .
You'd think it would be easier to get Disney to take your money. Will you at least promise me we'll be the first to know what and when you book? I'd go with The Wave for a great breakfast buffet for the boys, but if you want some great photos, CMs the place.

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Is the 4th floor observation deck for watching Wishes closed due to construction? Thought I read that somewhere but now I can't find it. TIA!
Yes, it's closed through late summer along with CG, but no actual date has been released.

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Thank you all very much for the info! We have never used the ME before and never stayed deluxe so your info is so valuable to me
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Pool help, please?

My favorite resort is YC/BC because I love to sit in the shade by the pool. I can't handle much sun and that complex is just perfect for me. However CR is DH's favorite.... So that's where we're staying. Are there any shady area by the pool? Maybe with lounge chairs and drink service? (Yes I'm daydreaming on that one.)

We're looking at a mid- to late- October stay so maybe it won't even be swimming weather but still.....

And while I'm here any ideas on the travel time from CR to EPCOT via monorail? Are we better off getting a bus?
None of the monorail resorts have buses to Epcot.

From the time you get on the monorail at the CR until you walk down to the Epcot security area is usually close to 30 minutes, depending on how long you wait at the TTC.

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Oh my goodness. So I've been second guessing how much we're going to enjoy our standard view studio at BLT this September and if we'll regret not staying at some of our other favorite resorts (Poly, OKW, WL) and I just looked at the room view link. Thank you so much for posting this!! I had it in my mind that a standard view was going to be a bland, boring view of like a wall or dumpster, but I would be so excited to have any of those room views!! I am incredibly excited!!
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This may be outdated info, but it was my understanding that those staying at BLT can use both pools, but those using the CR pools can only use the CR pool. I'm sure there are guests that use both and there is no pool police, unless perhaps if the pools are at capacity. The BLT pool has a key card entry if someone remembers to close the gate.



There is another website that lists the inventory, but I am not sure if there is a specific inventory of dedicated two bedrooms or lock offs. I have never booked a 2 BR anywhere, and am not sure if there is a seperate booking category at BLT. You could ask David's to make a request for you, but unless there is a booking category, there will not be a guarantee and you wouldn't know until you get there. As for the TOTWL, the policy has changed numerous times. It originally was for owners only staying there, then for owners staying anywhere, then who knows. I don't know the current policies, but more importantly, many of the CMs don't know it either as it has been enforced at times and not enforced other times. It also may change between now and the time you arrive. You are supposed to check in at the front desk in the evening to get to the only staffed elevator car with access. but, I have seen other guests bypass this step and just join in the car. Good luck on this one.

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You're correct about the pool and as far as I know, as long as your KTTW card says "DVC" on it, you're allowed up to the TOTWL. Whether your KTTW card is supposed to say "DVC," is another issue.
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Is there a posting of upcoming trip dates for the CR like there are for a lot of the other resorts? Not a big deal, was just curious. :-)
I have one for WL, but not BWI and CR. Maybe I need to start one so I can remove my CR stay from the Lodgers' Log and put it in the right thread. I'll keep you posted. My bolognese sauce needs my attention
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Two questions (which of course will lead to other questions I am sure):

1-I reserved my Two Bedroom-Lake View room renting points through David's. Do all two BR's come with the studio 2nd room with the kitchenette? If not, how do I find out if mine does or not?

2-Since I have rented points through a DVC owner, are we allowed use of the TOW lounge for Wishes viewing?
When are you going? David's couldn't reserve a two BR for us at BLT even at the 11 month window. He didn't have enough points for us-Boo!

Request a dedicated two bedroom rather than a lock-off. The lock off is what has the second kitchen. A dedicated bedroom does not have the smaller kitchen in bedroom #2.
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