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Old 05-30-2012, 05:48 AM   #1546
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Any disadvantages (other than low flow, questionable view) to requesting a 2BR Lake View room near the 5th floor walkway??? How would that relate to easy pool access? I like the idea of easy CR access, that's why I'm thinking about it.

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Any disadvantages (other than low flow, questionable view) to requesting a 2BR Lake View room near the 5th floor walkway??? How would that relate to easy pool access? I like the idea of easy CR access, that's why I'm thinking about it.

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I think those are the busier elevators. We always used the other set. As for pool access, unless you're Spiderman and scaling down the outside, it is an elevator to 1st floor and exit back center. If you stay on that floor, it saves you an elevator ride to the skybridge.
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I think those are the busier elevators. We always used the other set. As for pool access, unless you're Spiderman and scaling down the outside, it is an elevator to 1st floor and exit back center. If you stay on that floor, it saves you an elevator ride to the skybridge.
Thanks. Sometimes my DS THINKS he's spiderman, but I'm more in touch with reality! Generally speaking, can you estimate the time it takes to walk from the other set of elevators to the skywal elevators? I know I could be beating a dead horse here, but we've stayed at Kidani with a 1/4 mi walk from our room to the elevator! What I'm basically looking for is a 2-bedroom lake view with easy access to the skywalk and not a killer "commute" to the pool elevators.

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Thanks. Sometimes my DS THINKS he's spiderman, but I'm more in touch with reality! Generally speaking, can you estimate the time it takes to walk from the other set of elevators to the skywal elevators? I know I could be beating a dead horse here, but we've stayed at Kidani with a 1/4 mi walk from our room to the elevator! What I'm basically looking for is a 2-bedroom lake view with easy access to the skywalk and not a killer "commute" to the pool elevators.

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When we stayed at BLT in 2010 we were in a 1bdrm villa lv room #8011. It took us maybe 2-3 minutes (not even as we always took pictures in the hall way) to walk to the elevator (2nd set past our room) where the sky bridge is located. Going to the pool we always took the first set of elevators that we came too, down to the first floor and just a short trip down the hall way out the back of the lobby. It normally took us longer waiting for the elevator than anything else. But I have to say they were pretty quick elevators.

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Awww, this is just so sweet. I wish I could see the look on their face when they realize where they're going. So you're not going to tell them until the day they're leaving? I could NEVER keep a secret like that. We'd love it if you could post a photo of the big surprise!
The week before we will tell them
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When we stayed at BLT in 2010 we were in a 1bdrm villa lv room #8011. It took us maybe 2-3 minutes (not even as we always took pictures in the hall way) to walk to the elevator (2nd set past our room) where the sky bridge is located. Going to the pool we always took the first set of elevators that we came too, down to the first floor and just a short trip down the hall way out the back of the lobby. It normally took us longer waiting for the elevator than anything else. But I have to say they were pretty quick elevators.

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Thank you so much! That gives me GREAT perspective. I'm basically getting the sense that the walk between the two sets of elevators isn't very long... Right?
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Awesome photos WDWKOOK. Where were you when you took the picture of CR head on with the monorail to the left? 5th photo.
That picture would have been with the garden building to the right and mk in the back left
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Thanks. Sometimes my DS THINKS he's spiderman, but I'm more in touch with reality! Generally speaking, can you estimate the time it takes to walk from the other set of elevators to the skywal elevators? I know I could be beating a dead horse here, but we've stayed at Kidani with a 1/4 mi walk from our room to the elevator! What I'm basically looking for is a 2-bedroom lake view with easy access to the skywalk and not a killer "commute" to the pool elevators.

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Thank you so much! That gives me GREAT perspective. I'm basically getting the sense that the walk between the two sets of elevators isn't very long... Right?
Yes, BLT is no where near the AKV trek. For some reason, the number 10 is in my head. We stayed in one of the center rooms in BLT. Was it 10 doors to the elevator? I don't know. But, even if you were on the very far north end, as you walk to the first set, the back wall of the elevator is a window view of MK. We had a lake view, and when we walked to the hotel, would just pause in amazement of that view. And, unless you're just going to hang at CR, go to Epcot, or other monorail resort, there isn't a reason to get the skybridge. You walk to MK from BLT out the front door and the bus stop to all the others is in the front between CR and BLT.
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Totally off subject, but I know what you mean. My 6 year old was climbing over the furniture yesterday, looked me straight in the eye and said "Mom, you should have named me spiderman when I was born." I said 'I can call you spidey if you want, but the name Jackson is gonna have to stay'
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If I got refillable mugs== staying in the Garden wing-- where can we fill these
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Yes, BLT is no where near the AKV trek. For some reason, the number 10 is in my head. We stayed in one of the center rooms in BLT. Was it 10 doors to the elevator? I don't know. But, even if you were on the very far north end, as you walk to the first set, the back wall of the elevator is a window view of MK. We had a lake view, and when we walked to the hotel, would just pause in amazement of that view. And, unless you're just going to hang at CR, go to Epcot, or other monorail resort, there isn't a reason to get the skybridge. You walk to MK from BLT out the front door and the bus stop to all the others is in the front between CR and BLT.
THANK YOU! If it were just me, I wouldn't worry much. But DH is another matter!
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Totally off subject, but I know what you mean. My 6 year old was climbing over the furniture yesterday, looked me straight in the eye and said "Mom, you should have named me spiderman when I was born." I said 'I can call you spidey if you want, but the name Jackson is gonna have to stay'
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Thank you so much! That gives me GREAT perspective. I'm basically getting the sense that the walk between the two sets of elevators isn't very long... Right?
You are correct. The walk is not long at all. Nothing like AKV like AirGoofy said.

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That picture would have been with the garden building to the right and mk in the back left
Thank you. I was racking my brain trying to figure out where it was taken.
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Awesome photos WDWKOOK. Where were you when you took the picture of CR head on with the monorail to the left? 5th photo.
Thanks, CBF! I took it from the MK boat in the canal that connects Bay Lake to Seven Seas Lagoon.

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I think those are the busier elevators. We always used the other set. As for pool access, unless you're Spiderman and scaling down the outside, it is an elevator to 1st floor and exit back center. If you stay on that floor, it saves you an elevator ride to the skybridge.

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Thanks. Sometimes my DS THINKS he's spiderman, but I'm more in touch with reality! Generally speaking, can you estimate the time it takes to walk from the other set of elevators to the skywal elevators? I know I could be beating a dead horse here, but we've stayed at Kidani with a 1/4 mi walk from our room to the elevator! What I'm basically looking for is a 2-bedroom lake view with easy access to the skywalk and not a killer "commute" to the pool elevators.

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Wow, I can see why you're concerned. I had read that the walk from Kidani to Jambo was about a half mile, but I had no idea the walk to the elevator could also be so far. I think you're going to feel much more relaxed and refreshed at BLT

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The week before we will tell them
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OK, that sounds like a great idea. You hear about parents who awaken their kids with, "We're going to Disney World!" and the poor kids are half asleep and totally unprepared and haven't even gotten the chance to tell their friends or anticipate the trip. Your kids will get the chance to bounce off the walls for one week

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Totally off subject, but I know what you mean. My 6 year old was climbing over the furniture yesterday, looked me straight in the eye and said "Mom, you should have named me spiderman when I was born." I said 'I can call you spidey if you want, but the name Jackson is gonna have to stay'
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If I got refillable mugs== staying in the Garden wing-- where can we fill these
There are two options: The official and most popular method is to go to the Contempo Cafe which is on the 4th floor in the Tower (about a 3-5 minute walk). Or some guests go to the quick serve by the pool and ask (politely) for a mug refill and the CM will usually oblige. They will put your beverage in a cup though because due to health codes, they can't take your refillable mug.
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