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Old 05-20-2013, 05:28 PM   #1381
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Yippee! Would you like to be added to the Log-orail, too?
I would love to! I love seeing my name on these lists, it never gets old
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Can someone PLEASE tell me which rooms have the best views of the fireworks? My husband told me he wants to stay where he did when he was a kid but he doesn't know which room it was. ALSO, can I get this room if I go with a DVC rental? Thank you!
You cannot book any rooms at the Contemporary Resort on DVC points. You can book Bay Lake Tower villas on DVC points.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:42 PM   #1383
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Any tips on garden view rooms? Should we ask for patio or close to transportation?
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #1384
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I would like to hear others' opinions on this as well. I have garden view booked and requested ground floor, close to main building, in that order.
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Kook, I may have changed my resort.

Nope, I definitely did.

But, given how familiar you are with my "affliction", I am sure you put me on the Logorail with that special erasable pen.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:00 PM   #1386
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When the second bedroom has two queen beds, that is a dedicated two bedroom villa. It cannot be split up into a one bedroom and studio. The two bedroom with a queen bed and double sleeper sofa in the second bedroom would be a lockoff two bedroom. It can be locked between the one bedroom portion and the studio and sold separately.

You need a dedicated two bedroom villa. If you booked this through Disney Reservation Center, call them and ask to put dedicated on your reservation. You may or may not get it. If you booked on points, your reservation should say dedicated or lockoff already. I would make the request now otherwise it might not be available when you arrive.
Thanks for the fantastic advice! I called and asked to have "dedicated" added to our room reservation. We are not DVC, nor are we renting points. I'll also take your advice and call a couple of weeks before we arrive to see how the availability is. Thanks for responding to my question.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:33 AM   #1387
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The water wasn't out. People were asking for it. They had a dispenser of filtered water sitting in the lounge.


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It will not fit in the closet. The laundry room MIGHT fit it with the door open, but only in rooms on the inner curve (odd numbered rooms) as even rooms have a tiny laundry closet. It might fit in the alcove right when you walk in the room, by the first bathroom.
Glad you mentioned the distinction between the inner and outer facing one bedroom villas. We were in an outer villa and I knew there wasn't a laundry room, just a closet with stackable W/D. I had no idea the inner villas have a laundry room so thanks for posting this information.

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Does anyone know if the boats between MK and the resorts stop running during the Electric Water Pageant (not sure if name is right)?

Also just a general question. If you have bought Disney Gift Cards can you apply them when you check in and place them on your room key/MagicBand to pay for tips and whatnot?
Yes, they do stop running if they are near the EWP. In fact, if you time it just right, you can have a fantastic view of the EWP while the boats stop for a few minutes.

I don't see why you couldn't apply the GC to your account upon arrival, but I've never done it so hopefully someone else will know for sure. I know DISers who buy them at Target with a 5% discount then buy tickets, even APs, at the Disney Store with them.

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Any tips on garden view rooms? Should we ask for patio or close to transportation?
I wouldn't bother with "close to transportation" because the difference between the closest and furthest GW room to the Tower is maybe a couple of minutes.

Some like a high floor for a better view and to have no one above them. Some prefer a patio for easier access to the outdoors for their kids or so they can sit outside. We loved facing Bay Lake. The view is amazing and if you book a Garden View room, you can request this, but it can't be guaranteed. But, if you only request to be "facing Bay Lake," your odds will improve.

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Kook, I may have changed my resort.

Nope, I definitely did.

But, given how familiar you are with my "affliction", I am sure you put me on the Logorail with that special erasable pen.
Where are you now? No problem and I use the same special erasing quill for you, pas130 and me (more on that later)
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Also just a general question. If you have bought Disney Gift Cards can you apply them when you check in and place them on your room key/MagicBand to pay for tips and whatnot?
I don't know the reasoning behind it, but I do know that you won't be able to apply Gift Cards to your room when you check in. What we have done is every 2-3 days go to the front desk and apply them to any charges we have made up to that point. I've tried multiple times to have them applied at check in and have always been told they can't do it. I have also seen many others here on the DIS state the same thing.
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Glad you mentioned the distinction between the inner and outer facing one bedroom villas. We were in an outer villa and I knew there wasn't a laundry room, just a closet with stackable W/D. I had no idea the inner villas have a laundry room so thanks for posting this information.


Yes, they do stop running if they are near the EWP. In fact, if you time it just right, you can have a fantastic view of the EWP while the boats stop for a few minutes.

I don't see why you couldn't apply the GC to your account upon arrival, but I've never done it so hopefully someone else will know for sure. I know DISers who buy them at Target with a 5% discount then buy tickets, even APs, at the Disney Store with them.





I wouldn't bother with "close to transportation" because the difference between the closest and furthest GW room to the Tower is maybe a couple of minutes.

Some like a high floor for a better view and to have no one above them. Some prefer a patio for easier access to the outdoors for their kids or so they can sit outside. We loved facing Bay Lake. The view is amazing and if you book a Garden View room, you can request this, but it can't be guaranteed. But, if you only request to be "facing Bay Lake," your odds will improve.


Where are you now? No problem and I use the same special erasing quill for you, pas130 and me (more on that later)
AOA!

This is supposed to be a cheap, churn and burn, quickie trip...booking at CR does NOT qualify as cheap.

Switched to AOA LM room. PIF! BFF and I won't be in room hardly at all anyway, so it's all good, and The Little Mermaid is one of my faves!

And whats going on with you?????
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AOA!

This is supposed to be a cheap, churn and burn, quickie trip...booking at CR does NOT qualify as cheap.

Switched to AOA LM room. PIF! BFF and I won't be in room hardly at all anyway, so it's all good, and The Little Mermaid is one of my faves!

And whats going on with you?????
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I don't know the reasoning behind it, but I do know that you won't be able to apply Gift Cards to your room when you check in. What we have done is every 2-3 days go to the front desk and apply them to any charges we have made up to that point. I've tried multiple times to have them applied at check in and have always been told they can't do it. I have also seen many others here on the DIS state the same thing.
Thank you for posting about the gift cards and how to apply them

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AOA!

This is supposed to be a cheap, churn and burn, quickie trip...booking at CR does NOT qualify as cheap.

Switched to AOA LM room. PIF! BFF and I won't be in room hardly at all anyway, so it's all good, and The Little Mermaid is one of my faves!

And whats going on with you?????
Cute change and I think you and BFF will have a great time no matter where you stay! You'll be in a practically new room and steps away from an Elvis cupcake so what's there not to love?

Removed myself from the Log-orail after canceling three room-only reservations. DH's work commitments expanded which won't allow for more than a week of leave at a time. Ironically, he has accrued so much leave that he has two weeks 'use or lose' so we're looking at two separate vacations instead of one, where we can drive to in one day. So instead of WDW this summer, we'll be staying again in a beautiful cabin in the Pigeon Forge, TN area and a favorite resort of ours here in VA.

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Thank you for posting about the gift cards and how to apply them


Cute change and I think you and BFF will have a great time no matter where you stay! You'll be in a practically new room and steps away from an Elvis cupcake so what's there not to love?

Removed myself from the Log-orail after canceling three room-only reservations. DH's work commitments expanded which won't allow for more than a week of leave at a time. Ironically, he has accrued so much leave that he has two weeks 'use or lose' so we're looking at two separate vacations instead of one, where we can drive to in one day. So instead of WDW this summer, we'll be staying again in a beautiful cabin in the Pigeon Forge, TN area and a favorite resort of ours here in VA.

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Yes, they do stop running if they are near the EWP. In fact, if you time it just right, you can have a fantastic view of the EWP while the boats stop for a few minutes.

I don't see why you couldn't apply the GC to your account upon arrival, but I've never done it so hopefully someone else will know for sure. I know DISers who buy them at Target with a 5% discount then buy tickets, even APs, at the Disney Store with them.
That is what I thought. Thanks. Going from Hoop-Dee-Doo back to MK the boat took a while to get to the docks to pick us up. I could have sworn the driver said it was because of EWP.

Next time we go we plan on getting a few gift cards from Target.

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I don't know the reasoning behind it, but I do know that you won't be able to apply Gift Cards to your room when you check in. What we have done is every 2-3 days go to the front desk and apply them to any charges we have made up to that point. I've tried multiple times to have them applied at check in and have always been told they can't do it. I have also seen many others here on the DIS state the same thing.
If thats they way it has to be done, so be it. Last May when I got that last day charge bill . Anything will help to save a few bucks.
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Kook, I am so sorry you all had to change your vacation. I know you'll have a great time in TN, but please know I hope you'll be back "home" soon!
This is one difficult year for govt employees, very frustrating. Trying to plan anything is challenging.
Sending hugs your way!
Thanks so much, I knew you would understand completely and you made me feel much better

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That is what I thought. Thanks. Going from Hoop-Dee-Doo back to MK the boat took a while to get to the docks to pick us up. I could have sworn the driver said it was because of EWP.

Next time we go we plan on getting a few gift cards from Target.



If thats they way it has to be done, so be it. Last May when I got that last day charge bill . Anything will help to save a few bucks.
You're welcome and I'm glad dansdad chimed in so you can use up those GCs
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Thanks so much, I knew you would understand completely and you made me feel much better


You're welcome and I'm glad dansdad chimed in so you can use up those GCs
Sorry you had to cancel, Kook. Maybe next year you can make it up with a 4-way split stay. Enjoy the local vacations though!!! I imagine that cabin has the WL feel that you love.

Regarding the poster's question on the gift cards, just be sure to add the last of them before your last night when the run the bill on the credit card. I think they can reverse, but it gets much more difficult.

Also for the 1-bedroom inner and outer ring difference at BLT, as said, the inner ring has a small laundry room that was great for storing luggage, laundry bags before doing the laundry, extra closet space for hanging clothes, etc. However, the outer ring rooms have a much bigger living room instead. I don't know the sqft difference, but it's noticeable in pictures. We definitely thought the living room was big enough, and not a problem at all, but for a big family with a lot of people sleeping in that living room it might make a difference.
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