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Old 07-13-2014, 08:38 AM   #736
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~During our recent stay at the CR..we spent a good amount of time on that bridge... ... as we had family members staying at BLT..and we did see a few families watching the fireworks there on two different evenings...

Didn't seem to be any issue with it..no CMs keeping the area clear....but we have watched the fireworks from the observation deck there on the 4th floor..and its a pretty nice viewing from there....
Oh good - so you didn't need a BLT key to get onto the bridge from CR?
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:41 AM   #737
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Were staying in the garden wing again this year in August because we loved it so much last year. I know that Disney is in the process of fencing in all the pools except the "quite" ones, does anyone know when CR is scheduled to get fences or are they up already? My DH likes to swim late at night and wants to switch resorts if the pools at CR are locked up at night. Maybe I should tell him that they are and I'll get to switch to YC which is another one of our favorite resorts
We arrived home just a few days ago … and while there is no pool fence at the CR they DO indeed rope off the entire pool area at 11 p.m. The lifeguards are off duty and the ropes do say the pool is closed. The entire area is roped off and I'm not sure if security will tell you to not go in the pool.

I know in the past you could swim at your own risk after 11 p.m. With the roping off of the area I got the distinct impression the entire area was now off limits. And I assume they are doing this at all resorts without the pool fencing in place yet.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:45 AM   #738
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Oh good - so you didn't need a BLT key to get onto the bridge from CR?
No we didn't have to use a key..come to think of it though..the walk way was busy and I think the doors were generally open... lol..

Wonder if there is still keyed access during the daytime hours??
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:56 AM   #739
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We arrived home just a few days ago … and while there is no pool fence at the CR they DO indeed rope off the entire pool area at 11 p.m. The lifeguards are off duty and the ropes do say the pool is closed. The entire area is roped off and I'm not sure if security will tell you to not go in the pool.

I know in the past you could swim at your own risk after 11 p.m. With the roping off of the area I got the distinct impression the entire area was now off limits. And I assume they are doing this at all resorts without the pool fencing in place yet.
Yes. This has been the case at AKL for a while now
Maybe that's how they're dealing with it until they can get all the fences up.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:01 AM   #740
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No we didn't have to use a key..come to think of it though..the walk way was busy and I think the doors were generally open... lol..
Thanks. I would think the BLT owners would want that access limited to guests staying there but who knows? I've only stayed at BLT once and it was 4 years ago and I have no idea what we used keys for except the villa and the pool.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:07 AM   #741
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Thanks. I would think the BLT owners would want that access limited to guests staying there but who knows? I've only stayed at BLT once and it was 4 years ago and I have no idea what we used keys for except the villa and the pool.
On that note....is there a magic band scanner to get into the BLT pool area? We will be staying there and I just wondered if that's what you had to do to get in. Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:09 AM   #742
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On that note....is there a magic band scanner to get into the BLT pool area? We will be staying there and I just wondered if that's what you had to do to get in. Thanks!
Well, it was 4 years ago, so it was room key access. Now that MBs are the rule, I'm sure there's a MB scanner
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On that note....is there a magic band scanner to get into the BLT pool area? We will be staying there and I just wondered if that's what you had to do to get in. Thanks!
Yes, you scan your MB to get in
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Oh good - so you didn't need a BLT key to get onto the bridge from CR?
Technically, you are supposed to need to use your BLT key/magicband to enter the bridge, however, we have maybe needed to use it 5-8 times in both of our week long stays at BLT. Generally there are ppl coming and going constantly so the door is often open. If I recall correctly, half the time the door didn't close the whole way anyways, so getting in was never really an issue.
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Technically, you are supposed to need to use your BLT key/magicband to enter the bridge, however, we have maybe needed to use it 5-8 times in both of our week long stays at BLT. Generally there are ppl coming and going constantly so the door is often open. If I recall correctly, half the time the door didn't close the whole way anyways, so getting in was never really an issue.
Thanks for the info.
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~During our recent stay at the CR..we spent a good amount of time on that bridge... ... as we had family members staying at BLT..and we did see a few families watching the fireworks there on two different evenings...

Didn't seem to be any issue with it..no CMs keeping the area clear....but we have watched the fireworks from the observation deck there on the 4th floor..and its a pretty nice viewing from there....
Hi Blue

We've watched the fireworks from the 4th floor observation deck many times and I agree that it's a great view .
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Your trip is getting closer and closer . Hope you will report back when you return.
Oh yes! Thanks. In fact, I'm sure I will check in live
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Yes, I would think the walkway is open to anyone. It is pretty long and was never very crowded. The Outer Rim is in the CR, so open to anyone.
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