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Old 08-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #1861
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One week from today we'll be checking-in for our first-ever DVC stay at BLT in a one bedroom BLV!

We've been very fortunate to be able to use the Military Salute rate which is 40% off the rack room only rate for Deluxes and has just been extended into 9/2013. In past years I beleive the AP and FLR may have gone that high or was it 35%? I believe you might have to book two room only reservations in order to have the GP rate on 8/16 and the FLR on 8/17 or can you book one reservation and have each discount applied to each night?

It sounds like you're already well aware of the discounts, but for others who aren't, www.MouseSavers.com is a great site that lists all available discounts and public codes. Just click-on "Walt Disney World" on the left hand side.
We check in one week from tomorrow. We will be staying in a grand villa. Look ro a group of 11 people. Three females will look very much alike since I traveling with my twin sister and a younger sister. My twin and I will be traveling with our families. If you see a rowdy group all over the age of 21 that will be us.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:54 PM   #1862
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You're a kid at heart. I'm 44 and still going - must be my WDW-deprived childhood.
Same here, didn't go for the first time until I was 31.

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One week from today we'll be checking-in for our first-ever DVC stay at BLT in a one bedroom BLV!
Very curious to see if you'll like it!! I hope you get a good view, too.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #1863
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One week from today we'll be checking-in for our first-ever DVC stay at BLT in a one bedroom BLV!

We've been very fortunate to be able to use the Military Salute rate which is 40% off the rack room only rate for Deluxes and has just been extended into 9/2013. In past years I beleive the AP and FLR may have gone that high or was it 35%? I believe you might have to book two room only reservations in order to have the GP rate on 8/16 and the FLR on 8/17 or can you book one reservation and have each discount applied to each night?

It sounds like you're already well aware of the discounts, but for others who aren't, Mouse Savers is a great site that lists all available discounts and public codes. Just click-on "Walt Disney World" on the left hand side.
Does anyone know if they've ever included coalition forces? I know they don't now, but I'm just curious. My hubby was in the British army and I think it stinks we can't use the discount I understand though they have to put some limitations on them.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:27 PM   #1864
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One week from today we'll be checking-in for our first-ever DVC stay at BLT in a one bedroom BLV!

We've been very fortunate to be able to use the Military Salute rate which is 40% off the rack room only rate for Deluxes and has just been extended into 9/2013. In past years I beleive the AP and FLR may have gone that high or was it 35%? I believe you might have to book two room only reservations in order to have the GP rate on 8/16 and the FLR on 8/17 or can you book one reservation and have each discount applied to each night?

It sounds like you're already well aware of the discounts, but for others who aren't, www.MouseSavers.com is a great site that lists all available discounts and public codes. Just click-on "Walt Disney World" on the left hand side.
Thanks for the info, Kook. Yes FL rates used to be up to 35% the past few years and sometimes even 40% but suddenly not anymore. You are lucky to keep 40%, but also deserve it for your service!

The FL and AP rates at CR are 25% on Aug. 17. But the CM I talked to today wouldn't let me use it since we arrive on the 16th and we are using the 20% off GP rate. The diff only comes out to $25 since it's only for one night but still...I think i will try to call again.

I also have a BB reservation for October and I know they might allow me to change my dates, but would they allow me to add this 2nd reservation at the same BB rate? I don't want to give up my reservation for October because I'm not sure I'll get another BB while staying at CR next week.

Anyway, wishing you a great time at BLT. We stayed there twice when it was new. Loved the extra bathroom. Loved everything about BLT and at that time thought housekeeping was very good. Liked the convenience of the monorail and Contempo Cafe. I can't comment on maintenance issues but noise from neighbors was never an issue. Did you give up your GF plans?
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:30 PM   #1865
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any one know how the coffee is in the coffee shop?
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:18 AM   #1866
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One week from today we'll be checking-in for our first-ever DVC stay at BLT in a one bedroom BLV!

We've been very fortunate to be able to use the Military Salute rate which is 40% off the rack room only rate for Deluxes and has just been extended into 9/2013. In past years I beleive the AP and FLR may have gone that high or was it 35%? I believe you might have to book two room only reservations in order to have the GP rate on 8/16 and the FLR on 8/17 or can you book one reservation and have each discount applied to each night?

It sounds like you're already well aware of the discounts, but for others who aren't, www.MouseSavers.com is a great site that lists all available discounts and public codes. Just click-on "Walt Disney World" on the left hand side.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:58 AM   #1867
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Blowdryers at Bay Lake Tower

I have a question....it's our first time at Bay Lake Tower and I wasn't sure if the bathrooms have complimentary blowedryers or if I will need to bring mine from home. We've stayed at the Contemporary and Poly and both have blowdryers but since Bay Lake is part of the DVC I wasn't sure.

We leave in THREE days! Packing now

Thanks in advance for the info.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:02 AM   #1868
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Yes they have blowdryers, at least in the 1BR ones where we stayed. I expect all the rooms there have them though.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #1869
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We will be checking into BLT in 19 Days . Even though we are owners of BLT and have been since 2010, this is our first stay here. We will be in a Studio Lake View and we are all very excited about our stay. One question I have is, where exactly are the washers and dryers there? Thank you so much
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:36 PM   #1870
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Just got back from wdw last night and I'm already planning out next trip.

Dh and I will be staying in a standard view studio at BLT in January for the marathon. Kid free!!!!! Can anyone tell me where those studios are located, which floors, and are all the views terrible? We weren't able to get lake or theme park, standard was all that was left. Hoping we won't be looking at a pile of garbage. LOL
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Just got back from wdw last night and I'm already planning out next trip.

Dh and I will be staying in a standard view studio at BLT in January for the marathon. Kid free!!!!! Can anyone tell me where those studios are located, which floors, and are all the views terrible? We weren't able to get lake or theme park, standard was all that was left. Hoping we won't be looking at a pile of garbage. LOL
Check out the following thread. Some of the standard views face the MK, just lowere to the ground so a better view of the parking lot as well. All a matter of perspective though, my eyes always go toward the castle, not parked cars ;-)

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2257082
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:18 PM   #1872
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Are the coffee-makers at CR the same as the newer style Cuisinart 2 cups that use pods?

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any one know how the coffee is in the coffee shop?
The "Contemporary Grounds" just to the right inside the front entrance has decent coffee. I get a coffee there every day we stay at the CR.
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The "Contemporary Grounds" just to the right inside the front entrance has decent coffee. I get a coffee there every day we stay at the CR.


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Old 08-13-2012, 05:58 PM   #1875
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We will be checking into BLT in 19 Days . Even though we are owners of BLT and have been since 2010, this is our first stay here. We will be in a Studio Lake View and we are all very excited about our stay. One question I have is, where exactly are the washers and dryers there? Thank you so much
The best Lake View Studios end in 08. I stayed in 8408 (14th floor and it was amazing) Here is the view. This was taken with my phone. The castle and MK were much clearer and closer than they appear in the pano. Perfect fireworks every night.

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