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Old 06-05-2013, 07:09 PM   #1501
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Looks like my trip plans are changing...(husband's job, makes planning crazy!)...so please explain to me why I want either Bay lake view or Theme park View.....Have no clue which one to get... On the plus side, I am very excited at the prospect of staying there!!!
Bay Lake View is beautiful, relaxing, expansive. Theme park view is magical with magic kingdom right out your window as well as the fireworks. You can also see GF, Poly and AK in the distance but you also get the parking lot below. Of course you can also see the monorail coming towards the CR.

It's just a matter of preference. Do you want relaxing or exciting?
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:05 PM   #1502
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Bay Lake View is beautiful, relaxing, expansive. Theme park view is magical with magic kingdom right out your window as well as the fireworks. You can also see GF, Poly and AK in the distance but you also get the parking lot below. Of course you can also see the monorail coming towards the CR.

It's just a matter of preference. Do you want relaxing or exciting?
Lol, both! I would love to see the fireworks, but I am pulled by the lake view. You know, before I joined this forum I wasn't torn quite so much! But Disney is very addictive as all of you know! Thank you for your post!
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:37 PM   #1503
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Lol, both! I would love to see the fireworks, but I am pulled by the lake view. You know, before I joined this forum I wasn't torn quite so much! But Disney is very addictive as all of you know! Thank you for your post!
We were just there last October and got a theme park view (all that was left). We loved it! We watched Wishes from our balcony with a drink in hand. Seeing the castle and Space Mountain was like the icing on the cake. We probably won't be as lucky a second time! It is over the parking lot, though, but we found you didn't really focus on it.

We were in room 8116. Here is a link to some pics:

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We were just there last October and got a theme park view (all that was left). We loved it! We watched Wishes from our balcony with a drink in hand. Seeing the castle and Space Mountain was like the icing on the cake. We probably won't be as lucky a second time! It is over the parking lot, though, but we found you didn't really focus on it.

We were in room 8116. Here is a link to some pics:

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...postcount=1856
How did you know the room numbers and which room to request for the best view? I would love to know this
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How did you know the room numbers and which room to request for the best view? I would love to know this
You don't need to know room numbers. In fact, it's best to not use room numbers when making requests. The best way to get what you want is to word your requests like "close to elevator", "upper floor", "close to pool" etc. This makes it easier for the room assigner to know what you are looking for.

Now Theme Park View is a bookable category. If you want to be able to watch Wishes from your room you will have to book that view.
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You don't need to know room numbers. In fact, it's best to not use room numbers when making requests. The best way to get what you want is to word your requests like "close to elevator", "upper floor", "close to pool" etc. This makes it easier for the room assigner to know what you are looking for.

Now Theme Park View is a bookable category. If you want to be able to watch Wishes from your room you will have to book that view.
We booked a Grand Villa, theme park view, so I was wondering if some have better views than others?
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We booked a Grand Villa, theme park view, so I was wondering if some have better views than others?
This thread will help you with your question:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2257082







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Good morning and thank you for the helpful thread
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Looks like my trip plans are changing...(husband's job, makes planning crazy!)...so please explain to me why I want either Bay lake view or Theme park View.....Have no clue which one to get... On the plus side, I am very excited at the prospect of staying there!!!
Just adding my opinion to the great opinions already posted. Bay Lake View is our favorite. Because you don't see a parking lot or other resorts nearby, it gives the illusion that you're more secluded than you are. We prefer having a view of water with nothing beyond but trees. Discovery Island is always teeming with birds and it's fun watching the EWP every night - or not - your choice. We also love hearing the boat horns and having a break from the hustle and bustle of the parks - it's a more relaxing view for us.

If you book a CL room, you can even watch Wishes from the lounge and have the best of both views. Or there are many places from which to watch Wishes if you're not staying CL. But, I think if you have smaller children, being able to see the MK from your balcony/room is extra magical.


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You're welcome. Work2Play's thread is the ultimate BLT view source.
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Okay, at the risk of sounding simple-minded, I am *confused* by this resort. I've been cruising resort threads and so far everything I've seen I can name a theme and determine easily if I love it or hate it.

The Contemporary is just *odd*... but I think it's kind of awesome. My first thought was, "Wait... is it *airport* themed? Holy >Dis inappropriate word< Is That A MONORAIL? IN the HOTEL! OMG that's AWESOME!"

So... in 100 words or less, what would you call the theming of this resort? I'm *almost* certain I love it but it's... I don't know what it is. I'm leaning toward "really cool."
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I love this forum. Thankyou all so much for your responses. I've been to Disney numerous times...most of them in the POP Century resort. With my vacation changes because of hubby's job...I just think I'll go all out! I think I'm going for the Bay Lake Tower. It's just the two of us now, so I'll go for the relaxation and view of the lake. Everytime I read a new thread, I want to go to that resort... Let's face it, I just want to live at Disney.
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Okay, at the risk of sounding simple-minded, I am *confused* by this resort. I've been cruising resort threads and so far everything I've seen I can name a theme and determine easily if I love it or hate it.

The Contemporary is just *odd*... but I think it's kind of awesome. My first thought was, "Wait... is it *airport* themed? Holy >Dis inappropriate word< Is That A MONORAIL? IN the HOTEL! OMG that's AWESOME!"

So... in 100 words or less, what would you call the theming of this resort? I'm *almost* certain I love it but it's... I don't know what it is. I'm leaning toward "really cool."
Modern in a 60s/70s way. Retro Moderne.
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Modern in a 60s/70s way. Retro Moderne.
"Historically futuristic."
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"Historically futuristic."
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