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Old 07-09-2011, 08:34 AM   #166
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Are there designated smoking spots there...we usually stay at disney resorts, so not sure how this resort worx.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:17 AM   #167
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We are staying at WBC for the first time in September. We are so excited! We have booked a 4 bedroom Presidential. Can someone tell me if the Presidentials in bldg 6 would have a good fireworks view?

Which building would you recommend? We have small children, so most nights we won't make it in the park late enough for fireworks. We'd love to see them from the balcony.

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The rooms in Tower 6 do not have the best view of Epcot fireworks. Only the units on the far northern end of the building would. The rest you could crane your neck to see.

The MK fireworks are about the same-a little further to the right as you look NW.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:22 AM   #168
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Parking Passes

My in-laws will be joining us for 2 nights at WBC in our 2 bedroom suite. Will I be able to pick up 2 parking passes at time of check in or will my MIL need to go to the parking pass desk herself? Thanks!
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:02 AM   #169
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One more question for those of you who have stayed at WBC.

We are flying down for our stay in Orlando. With 8 in our group, we are just going to get a limo to bring us to/from WBC vs. renting a car. If we arrive early or have a late flight and want to head to the parks, will the resort keep our luggage for us in a secure place until it is time for us to checkin/leave?

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Old 07-09-2011, 11:16 AM   #170
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I believe they do have luggage storage. However, you should rent a couple of cars. You will be happier for it.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:49 PM   #171
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Have a question.

As the crow flies, how far is BC from Spaceship Earth?
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:29 PM   #172
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2200 yards from the balcony of my room in Tower 5 on the Epcot side. (This is according to my WDW Waits app on my iphone.)
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It is 2200 yards from my room facing Epcot in tower 5. This is according to my WDW Waits app on my iphone. It should be fairly accurate.
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Checked in today!

We arrived at the checkin desk around 11:30 a.m. No lines to speak of. I requested a room in Tower 5 with the Fireworks view. I was told if I wanted to wait, there would be a better chance of getting it. So, they took my phone number and called me about an hour later.

When we came back to check in around 2:30, there were about 5 people in line to check in and many more in line to get their parking pass. (Luckily, I had gotten mine earlier!) I got exactly what I requested!

By the way, the sales pitch for the "breakfast" was not overly aggressive. I told her I was familiar with the properties and the prices but that it just wasn't in the budget right now. I had also checked that I was not employed as suggested by someone on this board earlier. The staff members were really nice.

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My in-laws will be joining us for 2 nights at WBC in our 2 bedroom suite. Will I be able to pick up 2 parking passes at time of check in or will my MIL need to go to the parking pass desk herself? Thanks!
We landed/arrived before the rest of our party & got all the parking passes that would be required for our group when we checked in (we were 2 families staying in a 4 b/r Pres.). No need for them to go to the parking pass desk or check-in. You just have to let them know what you need when you check-in & your party can just meet you at your room.
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Are there designated smoking spots there...we usually stay at disney resorts, so not sure how this resort worx.
I'm almost certain there's no smoking at the pool areas and most certainly no smoking in any of the units. You ARE allowed to smoke on your balcony though.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:29 PM   #178
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will the resort keep our luggage for us in a secure place until it is time for us to checkin/leave?

Thanks again for all your help.
They will definately store luggage. I once left ours there for two weeks. We had two trips very close together. I washed all the clothes and packed everything up and they stored it until we came back two weeks later.
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I'm almost certain there's no smoking at the pool areas and most certainly no smoking in any of the units. You ARE allowed to smoke on your balcony though.
As mentioned.... There is no smoking within the buildings, however you are allowed to smoke on your balcony. (and ashtrays are provided).


There are also a few designated smoking areas around the property.


that being said... I've also seen people and have personally smoked around the pool area (and in the hot tub) when I've been there. I usually go down later a night, and most of the time any smokers I've seen have observed common courtesy in that they either step away from any people when they light up, or when in a hot tub, make sure anyone else doesn't mind. (And of course.... don't ash in the water and police your butts).

From my personal experience, when outside, as long as you are courteous and don't make a mess or bother others, the resort staff is very accommodating.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:43 AM   #180
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Which buildings does the bus pick up in front of? Last time I was there they only picked up near the front lobby but I read somewhere that has changed. Checking in to WBC in just 11 more days.
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