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Old 08-25-2012, 10:35 PM   #1921
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Booked a bounceback for next August for CR garden wing. We have stayed in the tower, will I be disappointed?
the rooms are identical, the only differences you'll notice are no balcony, although if you're ground floor you'll get a patio and as expected, no theme park view. We always enjoyed the wing rooms, especially the old North wing. If you're saving a bundle just remember that, I'm paying close to $600 a night for my tower theme park view for October!!
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Booked a bounceback for next August for CR garden wing. We have stayed in the tower, will I be disappointed?
Just wondering was it a Room Only or Free Dining Bounceback offer that you got?
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:04 AM   #1923
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We just stayed at BLT. My dh looked at the south wing and he said that he thinks he could stay there.. They had very pretty views.
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Just wondering was it a Room Only or Free Dining Bounceback offer that you got?
It is free dining 8/18-9/26/2013.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:03 PM   #1925
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Booked a bounceback for next August for CR garden wing. We have stayed in the tower, will I be disappointed?
While the rooms are identical, you might be disappointed if you've stayed in the Tower first. While you'll be paying less, you might miss being right in the middle of it all in the Tower and not being as high up and having a balcony. But, you will be in the same building as the laundry and it's a quick walk to the Tower and there's a covered walkway.

Did you book a Standard or Garden View? If you booked Standard then you'll have a view of the parking lot with the monorail beyond. The Garden View rooms that face Bay Lake have amazing views, but it's only a request.

So you decided not to go with WL again?
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While the rooms are identical, you might be disappointed if you've stayed in the Tower first. While you'll be paying less, you might miss being right in the middle of it all in the Tower and not being as high up and having a balcony. But, you will be in the same building as the laundry and it's a quick walk to the Tower and there's a covered walkway.

Did you book a Standard or Garden View? If you booked Standard then you'll have a view of the parking lot with the monorail beyond. The Garden View rooms that face Bay Lake have amazing views, but it's only a request.

So you decided not to go with WL again?
I thought the same thing. We booked standard. No WL again. We love this hotel, but could use the extra space, but can't afford the deluxe room at WL. It is too expensive. also I love the convenience of the monorail.
We hope to be back at WL in the future.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #1927
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Well they have started the "up to 30 percent off" fall discount offers. They're starting to get pretty specific however. Only a few hundred dollars off our 8 night stay starting in early December for Tower theme park view. I saw another person posting about how when she called today the 20 percent pin she already had was better than the fall discount offer for her CR room too. Even so...just happy to be going for our 29th anniversary!
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:28 AM   #1928
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Booked a bounceback for next August for CR garden wing. We have stayed in the tower, will I be disappointed?
Sorry I'm a bit late with this We stayed in the Garden Wing, Standard View last month and we loved it! We could see the top of the Castle and the EWP at night! Honestly, don't be put off by not staying in the Tower as it's so quiet and very handy for the pool
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Yes it is closed as of Friday morning. In two of the ballrooms they set up a area to buy and eat food. I saw the breakfast set up Friday morning. It had all the normal morning food including Mickey waffles.

Have fun. We just got back late last night.
Are the monorails still running on limited hours after park closing? Meaning when MK closes or Epoct closes do some of the loops close an hour after park closer? WHen we stayed at BLT in November we ran into this problem if we were still in Epcot but MK closed earlier, we weren't able to take the monorail entirely back to BLT.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:32 PM   #1930
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Just a few more days and we'll be there...checking into CR Sunday for a week. DH is doing the Experience Conference and my entire family will be volunteering there and at both NOJ Sept 7 +8.

Plus, 2 DSs are doing the YES class Properties of Motion on Friday, Sept 7 at 7:15am

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Turn down is available by request at the CR and all Deluxe resorts and is automatic when staying CL. Only the GF provides turndown to all guests automatically.

We just stayed on cash at BLT and the sleeper was made up everyday, but left open.


Walked by the Contempo Cafe today and it is indeed closed, HOWEVER, they moved everything to the ballroom downstairs. There are repairs being done to what seems like the ceiling or something above the cafe. The cafe will reopen Monday.



Sorry I just saw this now. We are here right now. The Contempo Cafe is up and running, so no worries! We checked in on Saturday, and it was closed and set to reopen on Monday morning, but it opened early on Sunday morning instead. The first night we had the moved location in the ballroom, and that worked out fine as well.

We are having a great time here and will definitely be back!
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Sorry I just saw this now. We are here right now. The Contempo Cafe is up and running, so no worries! We checked in on Saturday, and it was closed and set to reopen on Monday morning, but it opened early on Sunday morning instead. The first night we had the moved location in the ballroom, and that worked out fine as well.

We are having a great time here and will definitely be back!
Thanks for the post that CC is up and running again.

How are the monorails running? I forget do they run during EMH or shut down 2 hours after regular park closing. We will be at BLT tomorrow and trying to figure out if doing EMH at Epcot is possible using the monorail entire way home/BLT since we will have a double stoller and the kids might be asleep or if we will have to transfer on a bus at some point. MK is open until 9pm tomorrow night
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Monorails did run during MK EMH one night (Monday? I cant remember what day was what anymore!) earlier in the week. Besides that, I can't tell you...for some reason there have been no other evening EMH scheduled all week! Tonight there are finally Epcot EMH, so I will let you know if they are running. We leave tomorrow. Boo hoo, not ready to go back to the real world yet!
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Oops. Just saw that you are here now! I guess we will find out together tonight!
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Yeah! Checking into CR tomorrow! Can't wait to be there and see the monorail whiz through the lobby! My boys are super excited, they have stayed there once before, but were too young to remember it, so this is their first time (at least in their minds)
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