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Old 04-06-2009, 11:38 PM   #676
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IMO, request the Touchdown building! I think part of the Touchdown buildings are preferred, but not the entire thing. At least that's what they told us at check-in when we requested the Touchdown building for our trip in January. It was was so convenient because it was the closest non-preferred to the main building making it a short trip to the bus stop and food court for all those mug refills. Plus, we were right by the quieter pool. We loved it and would definitely stay there again.

Have fun during free dining!! I wish I were going back.

Thank you! I am glad to hear that part of it is not preferred. I will request that if possible. Plus that would thrill DH as he is a football junkie.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:26 AM   #677
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I got a room in the part of the building that faces the football field, and I was NOT charged for preferred rate. It was on the same side as the counter service/check in side.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:47 AM   #679
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I thought all of the buildings had a short walk to the food court. Some are shorter than others but none are that far at all.
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IMO, request the Touchdown building! I think part of the Touchdown buildings are preferred, but not the entire thing. At least that's what they told us at check-in when we requested the Touchdown building for our trip in January. It was was so convenient because it was the closest non-preferred to the main building making it a short trip to the bus stop and food court for all those mug refills. Plus, we were right by the quieter pool. We loved it and would definitely stay there again.

Have fun during free dining!! I wish I were going back.


the touchdown buildings, #7 and #10 are not preferred buildings.

surfs up buildings are preferred. #1 and #6

i called when i read your post.
sports told me touchdown is still not a preferred building.

i always request touchdown 10 for my stays.
last year i was put in touchdown 7 but was moved on the third day to building 10.

i like being near the food court and close to the lobby area.

i booked and will be back "home" at sports this fall.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:58 PM   #681
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Thank you all for the info.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:16 AM   #682
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the touchdown buildings, #7 and #10 are not preferred buildings.

surfs up buildings are preferred. #1 and #6

i called when i read your post.
sports told me touchdown is still not a preferred building.

i always request touchdown 10 for my stays.
last year i was put in touchdown 7 but was moved on the third day to building 10.

i like being near the food court and close to the lobby area.

i booked and will be back "home" at sports this fall.
Please refresh my memory. We've stayed in both Football buildings but liked the one away from the food court better. Is that Building 7? When we stayed in the one closest to the food court we heard the delivery trucks backing up all night long (you know that annoying sound they make when backing up).

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Please refresh my memory. We've stayed in both Football buildings but liked the one away from the food court better. Is that Building 7? When we stayed in the one closest to the food court we heard the delivery trucks backing up all night long (you know that annoying sound they make when backing up).

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i found a good map on intercot.

http://www.intercot.com/resorts/disn...assports07.JPG


touchdown #10 is closet to the lobby.
if you are facing the front of the main lobby area, td #10 is the building to the left.

touchdown #7 is across the football field.
i have had rooms in that building and have loved it there also.

the back of the building has foliage, trees, bushes, flowers and walkways.

td #7 is a quieter area and has beautiful landscaping.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:48 AM   #684
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I personally love the baseball buildings.. We just got back last week and stayed in building 9.. Not a bad walk but quiet.. Which is a nice thing.. I will request that building everytime if i can
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:06 PM   #685
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Do you get to request a building at check-in?
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:27 PM   #686
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Do you get to request a building at check-in?
you can make a request and if a room is available, it is very likely you can get it.

if you are going to be there for a week, let them know you would be willing to switch rooms during your stay if they can honor your building request when one opens up.

i have switched buildings before.
i did it again last fall when i stayed there.

all i had to do was have my suitcases packed and by the door. the cm's moved them for me to the new building.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:41 PM   #687
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Hi All,

We will be in WDW at the Sports May 2 - 8. this will be our first visit to an all stars so thread is great. We usually stay at POR, didn't know what to expect. Thanks for this thread!

I have read the first 16 pages and didn't see what I was looking for, so I am going to ask.

Does anyone know if we can check our bags in at the hotel when we are ready to leave for the airport? I called the Sports and spoke with a CM that didn't seem to know what I wanted. I checked the Disney website and it doesn't tell me what resorts have this option. So do they all have this option? I did see that our airline is not a participating airline, Frontier. So this may just be a worthless question, unless Froniter is participating and Disney's site isn't up to date.

Any help would be great. We are trying to decide how many bags to take.
If we can't check them in at the hotel we will most likely take two carry ons. If we can check them at the hotel we wil only take one. We have had too many issues checking bags at the airport late in the afternoon.

Thanks for the help!

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Old 04-11-2009, 03:50 PM   #688
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Hi All,

We will be in WDW at the Sports May 2 - 8. this will be our first visit to an all stars so thread is great. We usually stay at POR, didn't know what to expect. Thanks for this thread!

I have read the first 16 pages and didn't see what I was looking for, so I am going to ask.

Does anyone know if we can check our bags in at the hotel when we are ready to leave for the airport? I called the Sports and spoke with a CM that didn't seem to know what I wanted. I checked the Disney website and it doesn't tell me what resorts have this option. So do they all have this option? I did see that our airline is not a participating airline, Frontier. So this may just be a worthless question, unless Froniter is participating and Disney's site isn't up to date.

Any help would be great. We are trying to decide how many bags to take.
If we can't check them in at the hotel we will most likely take two carry ons. If we can check them at the hotel we wil only take one. We have had too many issues checking bags at the airport late in the afternoon.

Thanks for the help!

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I do believe the resort check (all on site resorts have this) is only for the participating airlines, so you'd have to take them on the bus and check in at the airport, since I don't think as you stated, yours does.

According to this thread, they are:

Current Resort Airline Check-In Participating Airlines (Domestic only):
American Airlines
Continental
Delta
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United/Ted
Northwest
Alaska Airlines
AirTran Airways
US Airways

I am not sure if that is a current list though....it was last updated August 2008. Hopefully someone can clarify.

Sorry, I'm not sure if that helped at all or not!
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you can make a request and if a room is available, it is very likely you can get it.

if you are going to be there for a week, let them know you would be willing to switch rooms during your stay if they can honor your building request when one opens up.

i have switched buildings before.
i did it again last fall when i stayed there.

all i had to do was have my suitcases packed and by the door. the cm's moved them for me to the new building.
Thank you!!
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