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Old 09-29-2009, 07:44 PM   #3616
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a word to the wise

I have seen it stated here time and again, and I too have to say...if you don't get what you want, try calling again and talking to another CM. As I posted earlier, I tried calling today to add 2 days to our ressie for WL CL in order to take advantage of the 4/7 deal. I was told there was no room available. We called again tonight, and was told by a different CM that WL CL is NOT taking part in the 3/7 deal. Apparently resorts can decided NOT to be part of the deal. So l long story short, we had to switch to Boardwalk in CL instead. So sometimes it takes a couple phone calls to get the facts straight from a more experienced/knowledgable CM.

We are a little disapointed to not be at WL for the last couple days while the decorations are up. We were planning on going to the Boardwalk in April, so I guess we are just going a little earlier!
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:00 PM   #3617
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I have seen it stated here time and again, and I too have to say...if you don't get what you want, try calling again and talking to another CM. As I posted earlier, I tried calling today to add 2 days to our ressie for WL CL in order to take advantage of the 4/7 deal. I was told there was no room available. We called again tonight, and was told by a different CM that WL CL is NOT taking part in the 3/7 deal. Apparently resorts can decided NOT to be part of the deal. So l long story short, we had to switch to Boardwalk in CL instead. So sometimes it takes a couple phone calls to get the facts straight from a more experienced/knowledgable CM.

We are a little disapointed to not be at WL for the last couple days while the decorations are up. We were planning on going to the Boardwalk in April, so I guess we are just going a little earlier!
I totally agree with you on the CM facts. I had reached my 90 day window for ADRs and was able to do them all online except candlelight which had to be booked over the phone so being that I'm a seasonal CM, I called the cast line to book it right at 7am only to be told that I can't book it and it has to be booked online..ya right..so I called back on the main dining line and was able to book it. You gotta be kidding me sometimes on what they do and do not know..it kills me!
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:14 PM   #3618
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WL Courtyard View

We have reservations for 12/12 through 12/19 at WL.

Originally, we had a standard room with the free dining plan and 6 day park hopper passes.

Called yesterday and changed to the 4/3 deal and upgraded to a courtyard view with the dining plan and 7 day park hopper passes. The price only went up about $60 total. I was really pleased with that.



Anyway, my question is now that I'm in a courtyard view room, what is the best room request to put in to see the fireworks/castle at the magic kingdom? Is this even possible from the WL?

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!!
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:20 PM   #3619
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We have reservations for 12/12 through 12/19 at WL.

Originally, we had a standard room with the free dining plan and 6 day park hopper passes.

Called yesterday and changed to the 4/3 deal and upgraded to a courtyard view with the dining plan and 7 day park hopper passes. The price only went up about $60 total. I was really pleased with that.



Anyway, my question is now that I'm in a courtyard view room, what is the best room request to put in to see the fireworks/castle at the magic kingdom? Is this even possible from the WL?

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!!
Hate to tell you but I think that you need a woods view room to see fireworks. We had inner main courtyard 5 years ago and had a great view of the geyser, pool and Electric Water pagent but no fireworks.
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Room 6039, inner courtyard view

THese were taken from our balcony:

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Old 09-29-2009, 08:26 PM   #3621
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If I was on the opposite side from your room

If I was on the opposite side from your room, would I have a view of the fireworks?

Thanks for the pictures! We're excited about having the courtyard room now. Forgot to mention it's the courtyard room with bunk beds! My 3 year old daughter is so excited!
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:43 PM   #3622
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If I was on the opposite side from your room, would I have a view of the fireworks?

Thanks for the pictures! We're excited about having the courtyard room now. Forgot to mention it's the courtyard room with bunk beds! My 3 year old daughter is so excited!
Yay!! We will be there at the same time (Dec 10-15) with courtyard view and bunkbeds!! I called today to make sure to request inner courtyard because on our stay in Feb 08 we had paid for courtyard and had a view of the villas pool and the front desk told us that was a courtyard view but moved us anyways so you might want to call as well and request inner courtyard!!
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:37 PM   #3624
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If I was on the opposite side from your room, would I have a view of the fireworks?

Thanks for the pictures! We're excited about having the courtyard room now. Forgot to mention it's the courtyard room with bunk beds! My 3 year old daughter is so excited!
We had a standard view and we had a great view of the fireworks. If we looked down of course we saw the delivery area, but worked out great for us since we were use to noise when we sleep we actually kept the door cracked so we could hear it. If we closed the patio door it was SILENT. We had room 5050. It was a great location to RFC and to get out for the boats.


Here are a few pics of the view during the day and a lame attempt at the fireworks

Looking straight down


Looking right


Looking left


2 Straight ahead. You can't really see the CR in the photos but it was quite clear in person. DS LOVED seeing it. For some reason he called the CR "Disney World" the entire time of our stay.






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Old 09-30-2009, 12:52 AM   #3625
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We had a standard view and we had a great view of the fireworks. If we looked down of course we saw the delivery area, but worked out great for us since we were use to noise when we sleep we actually kept the door cracked so we could hear it. If we closed the patio door it was SILENT. We had room 5050. It was a great location to RFC and to get out for the boats.


Here are a few pics of the view during the day and a lame attempt at the fireworks

Looking straight down


Looking right


Looking left


2 Straight ahead. You can't really see the CR in the photos but it was quite clear in person. DS LOVED seeing it. For some reason he called the CR "Disney World" the entire time of our stay.







For our stay last year our room was just a few doors down from yours - the view was fantastic! If you booked standard I think you may have been upgraded - we were told this is a 'Woods View' room - well North Wing Woods View to be specific... We love that room location
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:44 AM   #3626
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With the 4/3 deal do the park tickets expire, we have Ap's so can we keep the hoppers and upgrade them to Ap's later in the year when our's expire if that makes sense?
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I have seen it stated here time and again, and I too have to say...if you don't get what you want, try calling again and talking to another CM. As I posted earlier, I tried calling today to add 2 days to our ressie for WL CL in order to take advantage of the 4/7 deal. I was told there was no room available. We called again tonight, and was told by a different CM that WL CL is NOT taking part in the 3/7 deal. Apparently resorts can decided NOT to be part of the deal. So l long story short, we had to switch to Boardwalk in CL instead. So sometimes it takes a couple phone calls to get the facts straight from a more experienced/knowledgable CM.

We are a little disapointed to not be at WL for the last couple days while the decorations are up. We were planning on going to the Boardwalk in April, so I guess we are just going a little earlier!
You were told that the WL was not participating at all in the deal? Because the poster below (and other posters) are reporting that they did book it. I'm just curious because I am hoping to book WL with a deal (IF they extend it that is!)


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We have reservations for 12/12 through 12/19 at WL.

Originally, we had a standard room with the free dining plan and 6 day park hopper passes.

Called yesterday and changed to the 4/3 deal and upgraded to a courtyard view with the dining plan and 7 day park hopper passes. The price only went up about $60 total. I was really pleased with that.



Anyway, my question is now that I'm in a courtyard view room, what is the best room request to put in to see the fireworks/castle at the magic kingdom? Is this even possible from the WL?

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!!
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Yep, we got the 4/3 deal at WL.. three hours after Mousesavers leaked the deal was available I called and they didn't have standard, but I went ahead and paid for Woods View!

I have a question.. I never really request a room, but am a sensitive sleeper and are there woods view rooms that are right above WCC?
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Yep, we got the 4/3 deal at WL.. three hours after Mousesavers leaked the deal was available I called and they didn't have standard, but I went ahead and paid for Woods View!

I have a question.. I never really request a room, but am a sensitive sleeper and are there woods view rooms that are right above WCC?

DS and I are two of the lightest sleepers ever and neither of us have had any problems sleeping. However, we have only stayed on 5th and 6th floors (north wing woods view) so I would maybe request an upper floor. We could hear the fireworks at night, but we were also watching them so it was not a big deal. We could hear the boat horns kind of early in the morning, again no big deal though. All that being said, I do not think any noise we could hear was unreasonable. Maybe around typical dinner hour I could hear applause from WCC but it was pretty faint.

We sometimes use a white noise machine to help drown out some of the typical sounds when we travel.

Enjoy your trip - I think you will just love it
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Reservations for the WL made,all of the ADR's made. Now we just have to wait.

UGH, waiting - that is the worst part
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