Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-02-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
Fiveisaparty
Mouseketeer
 
Fiveisaparty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 209

How did I not know Garden wing was separate!

I feel like such an idiot! I thought my CR reservation was for the CR building. I didn't realize garden wing wasn't part of "the action". I was really excited for my kids to see the monorail go through the hotel. I can upgrade, but it will be 900 more for a tower Theme Park view. I can't believe with all of my reading that I didn't catch that!
__________________
Autumn
Cabins FW 2/2009, Cabins FW 2/2010, ASMu 9/2011, DCL Magic 2/2012, POR 10/2012, Off Site Disneyland 10/2013, Dolphin & US Royal Pacific 6/2014, Wilderness Lodge Thanksgiving 2014



Fiveisaparty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
Kimberle
WL Vet
 
Kimberle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 10,815

We stayed in the wing once. It was just fine! It was much quieter than the tower. Plus, the tower is just a short walk away. It's an easy walk to the monorail. The pool area is also closer. If you get the mugs, you can fill them at the pool bar so you won't have to go inside. (Unless there's been a recent change.)
__________________
Aug 01 CR, N Wing Sept 02 Country Inn & Suites, Calypso Cay Sept 03 WL, Crtyd view
Sept 04 CR 14th fl Concierge Aug 06 Royal Pacific, Club Level Aug 07 AKL, Club Level Aug 08, POR Aug 09 Beach Club Dec 10, Xmas in Tahiti Aug 11, WL Aug 12, Hawaii Apr 13, BC July 14, HRH, CR-MK Club Level


Kimberle is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-02-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
sharadoc
Visiting Disney World since 1986, happily driving every trip since 1994.
 
sharadoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Limerick, PA
Posts: 6,426

You'll get the monorail over your head when you're outside, you'll be close to the pool and the Electrical Water Pageant. Call and request ground floor so you can go outside on a patio. Garden wing doesn't have balconies.
__________________
DH (Mike) & Me (Sharon) DS Shawn (19,ASD) DD Lauren (13) Daisy



Watch Osborne Lights 2013 Winter Wonderland! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcF2eEkqtWk

6X POFQ; 3X ASMu FS, FW cabin; 2x BWV, OKW; 1X BCV, YC, CR-TPV, SSR plus many offsite in the 80's
sharadoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #4
carly chloe
DIS Veteran
 
carly chloe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: minnesota
Posts: 923

We stayed n the garden wing- wasn't that far and your family can go in the stores or eat in cafe- the monorail goes right over head in the cafe.
__________________
carly chloe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 06:45 AM   #5
NewCrew42
One Day I'll be a Galactic Hero!
 
NewCrew42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,860

We preferred the garden wing. It was quieter.
__________________
me dh ds19 dd16

POFQ - June 2014, POFQ - June 2013, POFQ - July 2010, Pop Century - March 2009, Pop Century - April 2008, Pop Century - May 2007, Contemporary - May 2006, Grand Floridian - May 2005, Contemporary - May 2004, Contemporary - May 2003, Off-site - June 1992
NewCrew42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 07:25 AM   #6
Missyrose
DIS Veteran
 
Missyrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northern Va.
Posts: 6,704

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiveisaparty View Post
I feel like such an idiot! I thought my CR reservation was for the CR building. I didn't realize garden wing wasn't part of "the action". I was really excited for my kids to see the monorail go through the hotel. I can upgrade, but it will be 900 more for a tower Theme Park view. I can't believe with all of my reading that I didn't catch that!
Did you price out a lake view room, should be much cheaper than TPV?
__________________
Missy Franklin (Pixel Dust) | Facebook: World of Yesterday, Tomorrow & Fantasy | Current TR: 5/14 Past TR: 10/13, 1/13, 5/13, 10/12, 3/12 , 10/11, 10/10
'86, '90, '94, '98, '09, '10 -- Off site, 10/2011 -- CR, 3/2012 -- Windsor Hills, 10/2012 -- BCV/AKV-Jambo, 01/2013 -- BWV, 5/2013 -- BLT, 10/2013 -- YC CL, 5/2014 -- BWV, 08/2014 -- VGF/BLT, 12/2014 -- BWV, 4/2015 -- BLT

Missyrose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 08:20 AM   #7
Lynne M
 
Lynne M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8,920
DISboards Moderator

The garden wing building is right next to the tower, it's a very short walk. You'll go into the tower for check-in, food and shopping, and to board the monorail. So don't worry, your kids will get to see plenty of the monorail coming and going.
Lynne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 08:22 AM   #8
Cinderumbrella
Wench
 
Cinderumbrella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Home of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champs!
Posts: 10,302

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiveisaparty View Post
I feel like such an idiot! I thought my CR reservation was for the CR building. I didn't realize garden wing wasn't part of "the action". I was really excited for my kids to see the monorail go through the hotel. I can upgrade, but it will be 900 more for a tower Theme Park view. I can't believe with all of my reading that I didn't catch that!
We have stayed wing twice and tower once. While we enjoyed the tower, I wouldn't pay for it again. The wing is next to the tower, and has a covered walkway. Its a VERY short walk. I have never understood the "away from the action" notion.

As for watching the monorail go through the building, they can see it while you are eating at the Contempo Cafe While its neat to watch the first few times, the novelty will wear off by the end of the trip...
__________________
Next Trip ~ Grand Wailea Maui ~ November 2014
Yacht Club November 2013~ Pop Century~September 2013~Port Orleans Riverside Royal & Yacht Club Regatta Club June 2013~Pop Century August 2012~
Yacht Club Regatta Club June 2012~Beach Club Stone Harbor Club November 2011~Yacht Club Regatta Club June 2011~Boardwalk Innkeepers Club November 2010~
The Contemporary September 2010~The Contemporary June 2010~ Grand Floridian RPC December 2009~The Contemporary June 2009~ Grand Floridian December 2008~
Pop Century May 2008~Grand Floridian August 2007~Animal Kingdom Lodge December 2006~ Port Orleans Riverside October 2005~Beach Club February 2000~
Grand Floridian August 1997

Cinderumbrella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 08:23 AM   #9
Fiveisaparty
Mouseketeer
 
Fiveisaparty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 209

Quote:
Originally Posted by Missyrose View Post
Did you price out a lake view room, should be much cheaper than TPV?
I did, but it was only 150 cheaper and I figure for that small of a difference TPV is worth it.


sharadoc You'll get the monorail over your head when you're outside, you'll be close to the pool and the Electrical Water Pageant. Call and request ground floor so you can go outside on a patio. Garden wing doesn't have balconies.

How early should I request ground floor? Now or a couple of weeks before arrival?
__________________
Autumn
Cabins FW 2/2009, Cabins FW 2/2010, ASMu 9/2011, DCL Magic 2/2012, POR 10/2012, Off Site Disneyland 10/2013, Dolphin & US Royal Pacific 6/2014, Wilderness Lodge Thanksgiving 2014



Fiveisaparty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #10
Fiveisaparty
Mouseketeer
 
Fiveisaparty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 209

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cinderumbrella View Post
We have stayed wing twice and tower once. While we enjoyed the tower, I wouldn't pay for it again. The wing is next to the tower, and has a covered walkway. Its a VERY short walk. I have never understood the "away from the action" notion.

As for watching the monorail go through the building, they can see it while you are eating at the Contempo Cafe While its neat to watch the first few times, the novelty will wear off by the end of the trip...
Thanks! That makes me feel better. I think we will just in garden wing, I don't think we will really be in our rooms that much to warrant such a higher cost.
__________________
Autumn
Cabins FW 2/2009, Cabins FW 2/2010, ASMu 9/2011, DCL Magic 2/2012, POR 10/2012, Off Site Disneyland 10/2013, Dolphin & US Royal Pacific 6/2014, Wilderness Lodge Thanksgiving 2014



Fiveisaparty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 09:47 AM   #11
diskids2
Not above grovelling for a tag
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NY
Posts: 2,980

Do not worry.....I get the thrill of the monorail going through the building just by going to Chef Mickey's for breakfast!

You will have a great time....just think the action of the main building and the quiet and convenience of the wing.
__________________


CBR - 1996 (June), 1997 (Feb), 2007 (July)
Dolphin - 2003 (April) 2008 (Mar), 2009 (July),
2010 (July)
Beach Club - 2012 (July)
Wilderness Lodge - 2013 (July)
Royal Pacific - July 2010
Portofino - July 2012
diskids2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 10:39 AM   #12
sharadoc
Visiting Disney World since 1986, happily driving every trip since 1994.
 
sharadoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Limerick, PA
Posts: 6,426

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiveisaparty View Post
I did, but it was only 150 cheaper and I figure for that small of a difference TPV is worth it.


sharadoc You'll get the monorail over your head when you're outside, you'll be close to the pool and the Electrical Water Pageant. Call and request ground floor so you can go outside on a patio. Garden wing doesn't have balconies.

How early should I request ground floor? Now or a couple of weeks before arrival?
Call and add it now, no reason to wait.
__________________
DH (Mike) & Me (Sharon) DS Shawn (19,ASD) DD Lauren (13) Daisy



Watch Osborne Lights 2013 Winter Wonderland! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcF2eEkqtWk

6X POFQ; 3X ASMu FS, FW cabin; 2x BWV, OKW; 1X BCV, YC, CR-TPV, SSR plus many offsite in the 80's
sharadoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #13
Fiveisaparty
Mouseketeer
 
Fiveisaparty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 209

Quote:
Originally Posted by sharadoc View Post

Call and add it now, no reason to wait.
Awesome! I just did it
__________________
Autumn
Cabins FW 2/2009, Cabins FW 2/2010, ASMu 9/2011, DCL Magic 2/2012, POR 10/2012, Off Site Disneyland 10/2013, Dolphin & US Royal Pacific 6/2014, Wilderness Lodge Thanksgiving 2014



Fiveisaparty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 11:14 AM   #14
Reese D
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 137

We've stayed in the Garden Wing. You need to walk through the main building for so many things that you still get the experience of the monorail going thorugh the building - without the noise. I think you'll be happy.
Reese D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 11:50 AM   #15
pepe of ohio
DIS Veteran
 
pepe of ohio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hubbard, Ohio, northeast Ohio 7 miles from Pa. border
Posts: 6,506

We preferred the garden wings, especially the north wing (now gone ).... A lot more personal and quiet... Did not care for the long drop view in the tower or the lengthy wait for the elevators to get out and about...

Garden wings were 3 stories... Easy walk down or fast elevator ride... For the little time we spend in a room, room view is not worth paying extra for... When we're up, we're either at the pool or in a park, quick glances out the room slider is about all we do... Hardly worth 900.00 to do that !
__________________
"May you live as long as you want and never want for as long as you live".

DIS Dads Club Member
pepe of ohio is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.