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Old 06-08-2011, 11:59 AM   #1501
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We checked into 8210 (LV, 1BR) last night. We are renting points. Let me just say, after seeing this room, I don't know why we won't rent points on all future stays. For our family of 5, there is PLENTY of room! And the view! All I can say is WOW! I'm uploading pictures now and I'll post them.
Thanks for the view photos! It has been awhile since we have gotten any new ones! I added the link on the first post.

Can't wait to get back to BLT in September!
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:34 PM   #1502
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We had the exact same room 3 weeks ago. It was great. The firework view was awesome and yes, even though the front desk didn't know how to get the music, we found it on the Disney channel for the hotel and parks information.
To your point about the bathroom locks, all the sliding doors had a small latch in the wall that you could push, once the door was all the way closed. You could have missed it if you didn't push the door all the way closed.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:49 PM   #1503
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we had 7712 last week. AWESOME view. requested north tower and even numbered room.

pics wouldnt do it justice.

Just absolutely LOVED it!
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:23 AM   #1504
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When the doors were closed, there is a small, rectangular piece that you can punch in one end and the opposite end pops out the keep the door from being opened.
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To your point about the bathroom locks, all the sliding doors had a small latch in the wall that you could push, once the door was all the way closed. You could have missed it if you didn't push the door all the way closed.
Thanks. Found the "locks" later in the day. Kind of a cool way to lock the door.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:02 AM   #1505
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We returned from our first long DVC stay at our home resort of Bay Lake Tower. We purchased our points in March 2010 on a cruise and had only stayed a couple of nights before our Anniversary celebration cruise last September in a studio at the Boardwalk.

There were 7 of us and we chose a dedicated standard view 2 bedroom.

We had simply requested anything other than the first floor. We were located in Room 7217.

We had lots of trees in front of our balcony, so our view was limited but it was still gorgeous. We commented that we’d rather see palm trees and water than a sea of parking lot lights. I didn’t see any view pictures on the first post, so I have posted some pictures of our view from the Master Bedroom and the second bedroom.

























We absolutely loved our stay at BLT. The location can’t be beat. The room was in great condition and the room was surprisingly large & having 3 bathrooms made getting ready a breeze. We never felt cramped even with 4 adults and 2 teens and a 9 year old. My older two boys slept in the living room in the pull out sofa/chair. Our previous stay onsite was the All-Star Music Family Suite and the boys found the pull-outs uncomfortable and noisy. We were nervous about how they would be at BLT. My oldest is 6’1” and over 200 lbs and my middle son is 5’10” and about 165 lbs. They both found the beds to be very comfortable! It was hard waking them up every morning.

Just two complaints. First, the sliding door to the master bathroom stuck a little bit. Not really that big of an issue. Second, we could not get AT&T service inside the room. You had to stand by the window or go out on the balcony to get service. We had no other issues with AT&T throughout WDW except in our room.

We did not use Disney transportation except to MK & Epcot. We walked to MK, but would take the monorail back at night. We took the monorail to Epcot one day, but drove the second time. We have never been fans of Disney transportation, so having our own car worked out great. Plus, the parking at BLT was easy and close. I think it was closer than about any Disney resort we’ve ever stayed (except perhaps one stay at POR where our room was right above the parking lot).

We cannot imagine staying anywhere else after our truly wonderful stay at BLT. Location. Location. Location!
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:35 AM   #1506
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We returned from our first long DVC stay at our home resort of Bay Lake Tower. We purchased our points in March 2010 on a cruise and had only stayed a couple of nights before our Anniversary celebration cruise last September in a studio at the Boardwalk.

There were 7 of us and we chose a dedicated standard view 2 bedroom.

We had simply requested anything other than the first floor. We were located in Room 7217.

We had lots of trees in front of our balcony, so our view was limited but it was still gorgeous. We commented that we’d rather see palm trees and water than a sea of parking lot lights. I didn’t see any view pictures on the first post, so I have posted some pictures of our view from the Master Bedroom and the second bedroom.

We cannot imagine staying anywhere else after our truly wonderful stay at BLT. Location. Location. Location!
Thanks for the great photos! I updated the first post.

We love BLT too! Can't wait to get back in September...
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:58 AM   #1507
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Thanks for the great photos! I updated the first post.

We love BLT too! Can't wait to get back in September...
Thanks again for this great thread!
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:55 AM   #1508
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Just got back last night from a week in a standard view 1 bedroom (room #7142). It was a fabulous room! We were on the outside curve, facing the Contemporary marina. We had a view of the water pagent and boats. I was a little leary of being on the first floor, but this was a great location. I was stuck in the room 2 days with sick little boys (stupid stomach bug, grrrr...), and it was so nice to be able to watch the boats go by. Plus my husband and one son were able to just walk out our porch to go to the pool. One afternoon the BLT pool was closed, and they had a very short walk from the porch to the Contemporary pool. So happy with our choice to buy at BLT!
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:43 PM   #1509
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Thanks for the GREAT reviews KSDisneyDad and Swimmergirl!!
All along, I've been thinking that I would only be happy with a room on one of the highest floors at BLT. But the 2 of you have just proved to me that ANY of the rooms, on ANY of the floors, can be just as wonderful!
THANKS again!
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:49 PM   #1510
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I'll put up some photos from our last visit to BLT by I hope this weekend... we were in Standard Studio 7218 and the view was once again awesome knowing it was standard.... the only thing is I kept on going to our old room 7216 How I missed the 2BR
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:18 PM   #1511
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So glad to finally be able to contribute to this thread that helped me understand BLT before our Memorial Day trip! We were in 7842, one-bedroom lake view, which was EXACTLY the view I had been hoping for! Overlooked the marina, had a great view from the balcony of the EWP, could wave at our friends on their lakeview balcony at the CR, etc. It was perfect.











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Old 06-19-2011, 08:09 AM   #1512
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So glad to finally be able to contribute to this thread that helped me understand BLT before our Memorial Day trip! We were in 7842, one-bedroom lake view, which was EXACTLY the view I had been hoping for! Overlooked the marina, had a great view from the balcony of the EWP, could wave at our friends on their lakeview balcony at the CR, etc. It was perfect.
Thanks for the photos! Post #1 has been updated with a link to your post.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:30 AM   #1513
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Okay, so while I love these pictures, I have to admit that I am getting a small anxiety attack reading through the posts of "upgrades," room destruction, etc. etc. We will be checking in Saturday for a week in a LV studio. I have literally checked EVERY lv studio picture on the first page, and think we would be happy with most anything, I see advantages and disadvantages to each. This will be our second trip home, last year we had a MK view studio for 6 nights and a LV studio for 1 night and we really hated the view, even though it was north facing, because it was a lower floor.

For us, highest floor is #1, and then either North facing, or maybe center pool view - although that seems like people would be looking at you. I am just in a quandry. I will definitely take this map with me, but I know it's all a gamble, I booked a Lv studio, which could mean a WIDE range of views, and since it's 4th week, my choices will probably be limited. Nor do I think I am more important than anyone else, so someone has to get the worse views. But hey, we'll be in WDW, right?


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1. It seems like the rooms ending in 9 and 37 would not be very private, basically staring at other people. Anyone with experience in these in how it really felt? Not many pictures of these 2....

2. Hoping to get there around 7 or 8am. Last year, when we arrived early, they wouldn't tell us which room we had been assigned, even though it wasn't ready. But it looks like some people have had some luck finding out room numbers before they are ready. Any advice on how to get this info?
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:18 AM   #1514
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2. Hoping to get there around 7 or 8am. Last year, when we arrived early, they wouldn't tell us which room we had been assigned, even though it wasn't ready. But it looks like some people have had some luck finding out room numbers before they are ready. Any advice on how to get this info?
I was just able to figure it out. For example, they will tell you what floor you are on but not the room number. I then asked if the CM could tell me if our room request was met (north facing). When the response was yes and knowing we had a dedicated 2 BR, I knew our room ended in 02.
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1. It seems like the rooms ending in 9 and 37 would not be very private, basically staring at other people. Anyone with experience in these in how it really felt? Not many pictures of these 2....
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We were in a 2 bdrm LV in rm #7405 we were the last 2 bedroom on the inside of the crescent closest to the pool. ( I don't know if that's N or s???, the side closest to MK) You could see other people out along their balconies and stuff but I never felt like they were looking at me. We always sat with our chairs angled towards the lake and looked out at the lake, we had a great view. I loved it. Here's a view of just the lake and a view looking straight towards the other side of the building. No one sat there looking straight across at the other side of the building they all angled their chairs to see the lake. Don't worry, you'll have a great view and a great time!



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