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Old 09-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #676
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am staying here in a 3bedroom in just over a week.

any recommendations on which tower to ask for - view, etc...?

the people who will care the most are the kids ages 6-12.

thanks all.
shoot for tower 5 high up parking lot view. my kids liked tower 5 better...i made a big deal about having to have tower 4...LOL. but tower 4 does have the grills with the shuffleboard court right next to it....great for waiting for the burgers to be ready!

have fun!
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:45 AM   #677
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? for everyone...THis is my first time coming up in NOv 12-17 for nights got a 2BD deluxe for $400 what a deal..Have never stayed on site..but kids wanted to..this is the next best thing it looks like anyway...without the big price tag. I would recommend Vacationstrategy.com..very nice people..got a great deal....NOw the ? just need to know what tower is best to see fireworks at nite..obviously want a higher floor...The kids want that..so at least I can make one of there wishes come true..since I couldnt afford to stay on site as they wanted.. Thanks for anyones input
building 4 high floors parking lot are best bet.

BUT in case you don't get a high floor...just go to floor 14 or 15 and look out the window if you want...we did that a couple times [when we weren't at parks watching the fireworks]. Better than nothing...and they were in their pjs.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:53 AM   #678
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So we arrive in less than two weeks and I have a few questions...

Where do you check-in?
Our flight arrives at 9:30am, so I'm guessing we should be at WBC around 10:30am. Assuming we won't be able to check-in early, will they allow us to hang out by the pool etc. for the day?
If we don't want to hang out by the pool for the day, is there somewhere to store our luggage securely if we decide to visit a park instead?
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:00 PM   #679
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Anyone stayed in the main building? Recommend it or not?
I could never find much info about the main building. It's only 7 floors and closest to activities [duh...LOL]. Supposedly parking lot views has great view of epcot and fireworks [little info i found on tugs board]. it has a splash area. supposedly it's a salt water pool.

I like the looks of 4,5,6 the best. we stayed in 4 and really enjoyed it...

enjoy!

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Old 09-27-2011, 09:07 PM   #680
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Just about to finish my order through Garden Grocer and have a quick question, do they have any dishwashing detergent in the hotel or should I go ahead and have that delivered with our order?

ETA: What other cleaning supplies should I have?

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Old 09-27-2011, 10:20 PM   #681
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A few questions. Please forgive me for not going though this entire thread.

How early do the pools open, and is the lazy river open at the same time as the other pools?

Can you bring your own floats for the lazy river? I keep reading that there aren't enough floats available.

Is there ample shaded seating near the pools? I don't want to rent a cabana, as we probably won't spend more than an hour or two at the pools each day.

For those that need handicapped parking, any problems getting a parking space?

TIA!
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:26 PM   #682
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Just about to finish my order through Garden Grocer and have a quick question, do they have any dishwashing detergent in the hotel or should I go ahead and have that delivered with our order?

ETA: What other cleaning supplies should I have?

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There is a sample size supplied. We have always found housekeeping willing to restock what was needed. If you should find differently, I believe you may purchase more. HTH
All hygiene products have also been given to us, when we directly ask housekeeping staff.
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Just about to finish my order through Garden Grocer and have a quick question, do they have any dishwashing detergent in the hotel or should I go ahead and have that delivered with our order?

ETA: What other cleaning supplies should I have?

Thanks!
They supply dishwasher detergent, dish soap, a sponge, trash bags, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper and washing machine detergent.

If you run out, you can get more if you ask for it.

The only thing you may want to bring is a few dryer sheets (and of course food and your clothes)
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:06 AM   #684
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A few questions. Please forgive me for not going though this entire thread.

How early do the pools open, and is the lazy river open at the same time as the other pools?

Can you bring your own floats for the lazy river? I keep reading that there aren't enough floats available.

Is there ample shaded seating near the pools? I don't want to rent a cabana, as we probably won't spend more than an hour or two at the pools each day.

For those that need handicapped parking, any problems getting a parking space?

TIA!
The lazy river opens at the same time as the pools. Can't tell you the exact time, because I don't get up at the crack of dawn, but I have been swimming by 10 a.m.

I have never had a problem getting a tube to float on. Sometimes you have to wait a couple of minutes.

There is lots of seating around the pools.
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Thanks, Upatnoon!
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:22 AM   #686
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So we arrive in less than two weeks and I have a few questions...

Where do you check-in?
Our flight arrives at 9:30am, so I'm guessing we should be at WBC around 10:30am. Assuming we won't be able to check-in early, will they allow us to hang out by the pool etc. for the day?
If we don't want to hang out by the pool for the day, is there somewhere to store our luggage securely if we decide to visit a park instead?
Any one?
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:31 AM   #687
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When you go through the gates, security will direct you to check in.
Yes, you may use the facilities even if your room is not ready.
You may leave your luggage with bell services.
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I did some research and found GETO. (Thanks DH for being a civil servant.)

WHAT!!!?? I could get a two bedroom condo with kitchen and great amenities for $56 a night?

Wish me luck.

Could you elaborate on what "GETO" is and where you were able to book it at $56 dollars a night? That sounds like a steal!
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:40 AM   #689
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There is a sample size supplied. We have always found housekeeping willing to restock what was needed. If you should find differently, I believe you may purchase more. HTH
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They supply dishwasher detergent, dish soap, a sponge, trash bags, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper and washing machine detergent.

If you run out, you can get more if you ask for it.

The only thing you may want to bring is a few dryer sheets (and of course food and your clothes)
Thanks! Now all I have to find is "coned" shaped filters for the coffee pot, grandma and I have to have our coffee in the mornings!
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:09 AM   #690
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Thanks! Now all I have to find is "coned" shaped filters for the coffee pot, grandma and I have to have our coffee in the mornings!
BJ's carries them, but of course you have to buy in bulk. My coffee pot at home takes cone shaped filters and they are around $9 for the boxes and there are a ton in each box.
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