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Old 02-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #121
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Can't wait to see your pics, Cdn Gal.
Have a great trip!
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:53 PM   #122
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Thanks to this board, I had a wonderful Disney vacation (cruise + WDW) and I'd like to contribute a few photos back to the community.

While my overall vacation was fantastic, our room in WBC was a bit of a disappointment. Perhaps my pictures here can help some of future folks to request what NOT to get at WBC... (please excuse our mess as I didn't get to take pics before we settled in):

Tower 4
Room #264 (3BR deluxe)


Tower 4:


Hallway leading to our room at the end:


Welcome to 264:


Family Room area:


Kitchen:


Dining Room area next to kitchen:


Room w/King Bed:


Room w/two beds (we were in the middle of changing linen mid-stay):


Part 2 coming!

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Old 02-22-2012, 06:00 PM   #123
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Part 2

Bathroom #2:




Now to my less-than-favorite part of our WBC experience... the lack of views:

From our balcony:


From rooms:




And to the least favorite:

Our extra guest who wouldn't go away:


Part 3 coming!

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Old 02-22-2012, 06:08 PM   #124
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Part 3: Out and About at WBC!



Tower 5:


Tower 6 pirate boat pool:


Main Building pool:


Lazy River at Main Building pool:


Splash area near Main Building pool:


Activities Bulletin:



That's all folks! Hope the pictures help answer a few more of your questions about WBC.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:13 PM   #125
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Thanks for the great pictures you posted! We are booked there in October in a 2BR deluxe. As far as parking goes...what is the best building to request. I think that I read somewhere that building 6 would be good for that. Can you offer any information on the parking situation? We will be using our van instead of the shuttle, and I dont want to be parking far away from our room if at all possible. Thanks again for the great pictures. I am getting excited about our stay there!
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:37 PM   #126
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They have plenty of parking all around the resort, no matter which tower you are at.

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Thanks for the great pictures you posted! We are booked there in October in a 2BR deluxe. As far as parking goes...what is the best building to request. I think that I read somewhere that building 6 would be good for that. Can you offer any information on the parking situation? We will be using our van instead of the shuttle, and I dont want to be parking far away from our room if at all possible. Thanks again for the great pictures. I am getting excited about our stay there!
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:23 PM   #127
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Thanks for the great pictures you posted! We are booked there in October in a 2BR deluxe. As far as parking goes...what is the best building to request. I think that I read somewhere that building 6 would be good for that. Can you offer any information on the parking situation? We will be using our van instead of the shuttle, and I dont want to be parking far away from our room if at all possible. Thanks again for the great pictures. I am getting excited about our stay there!
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They have plenty of parking all around the resort, no matter which tower you are at.
Agreed.

I will mention that I enjoy Buildings 4-6 though due to the availability of the parking garages near the buildings. The garages make it less stressful to find a parking spot at the end of the day (Just turn into the garage instead of trying to find an open spot in the "open parking"), and there is a definite advantage to the shade provided by parking in the garage vs out in the hot Florida sun.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #128
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Agreed.

I will mention that I enjoy Buildings 4-6 though due to the availability of the parking garages near the buildings. The garages make it less stressful to find a parking spot at the end of the day (Just turn into the garage instead of trying to find an open spot in the "open parking"), and there is a definite advantage to the shade provided by parking in the garage vs out in the hot Florida sun.
Thanks so much! Do you have a recommendation which is better of buildings 4-6 as far as pools? We have a 4 yr old and being near a splash area as well as a zero entry pool would be great. My dd13 has seen the pirate pool in pictures and likes that one. I saw in shoogrrl's pictures that is building 6. Thanks for the help with suggestions!
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #129
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Thanks so much! Do you have a recommendation which is better of buildings 4-6 as far as pools? We have a 4 yr old and being near a splash area as well as a zero entry pool would be great. My dd13 has seen the pirate pool in pictures and likes that one. I saw in shoogrrl's pictures that is building 6. Thanks for the help with suggestions!
I'd probably say either Towers 5 or 6, though honestly it doesn't really matter since towers 4 and 5 pretty much share their 2 pools.

There is a "regular" pool and the pool bar directly behind Tower 4.

Tower 5 has the zero entry lazy river (with fort) directly behind it. (the lazy river has an exit into the tower 4 pool area, and the pool bar is built into one side of the fort.)

tower 6 has the pirate ship lagoon pool with 2 zero entry areas. it also has an activity center in it complete with Wii and pool table... as well as some other perks. tower 6 however is mostly presidential units, so non-presidential units are on the lower half of the tower.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:52 PM   #130
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I'd probably say either Towers 5 or 6, though honestly it doesn't really matter since towers 4 and 5 pretty much share their 2 pools.

There is a "regular" pool and the pool bar directly behind Tower 4.

Tower 5 has the zero entry lazy river (with fort) directly behind it. (the lazy river has an exit into the tower 4 pool area, and the pool bar is built into one side of the fort.)

tower 6 has the pirate ship lagoon pool with 2 zero entry areas. it also has an activity center in it complete with Wii and pool table... as well as some other perks. tower 6 however is mostly presidential units, so non-presidential units are on the lower half of the tower.
Thanks for the heads up on that one! I definately want a higher floor Guess I will ask for tower 5. Do you know if there is a kids splash area near tower 5? You are a wealth of knowledge DCTooTall
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #131
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Thanks for your pics, Shoogrrl.
Can't say as I blame you for not appreciating your uninvited guest. I know they're part of the "landscape" in FL - but I sure wouldn't want to see 'em...
Glad your vacay was a good one.
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Thanks for the heads up on that one! I definately want a higher floor Guess I will ask for tower 5. Do you know if there is a kids splash area near tower 5? You are a wealth of knowledge DCTooTall
There are 2 kids splash areas at the resort. 1 by the main building pool (and lazy river), and the other by Tower 3 (across the lake from building 5). Both aren't very far from Tower 5 and an easy walk around the lake path.

the zero entry area by the Tower 5 pool however is quite wide though, so depending on what kinda of splashing you expect your kid to enjoy, They may have a blast just splashing around in the shallows of the zero entry.
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There are 2 kids splash areas at the resort. 1 by the main building pool (and lazy river), and the other by Tower 3 (across the lake from building 5). Both aren't very far from Tower 5 and an easy walk around the lake path.

the zero entry area by the Tower 5 pool however is quite wide though, so depending on what kinda of splashing you expect your kid to enjoy, They may have a blast just splashing around in the shallows of the zero entry.
Thanks! Is the "main building" building 6?
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Thanks! Is the "main building" building 6?
no. The Main Building is between Towers 1 and 4 and is where the main lobby, checkin, and Activity centers are located. It's also one of the 2 shuttle stops.
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no. The Main Building is between Towers 1 and 4 and is where the main lobby, checkin, and Activity centers are located. It's also one of the 2 shuttle stops.
Goodness...this is confusing. Is there a link for a labeled map of the resort somewhere? Thanks
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