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Old 10-19-2012, 02:07 PM   #2071
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As for the walk, 10 minutes at a leisurely pace. If you stayed at one of the other resorts, think of it as walking to the bus stop, and then walking from the bus back to the room in your resort. Except, you didn't stand in line for a bus.
I measured that path on Google Maps. The walk is the same as walking from BTMRR through the MK hub to Space Mountain... or from Spaceship Earth to the China pavilion... but without the crowds.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #2072
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That is great prespective of the walk over to MK.
Thanks. Every time I walked past there a couple weeks ago, I would look over for the All Star Resort bus holding lines and think about having to wait there and then the long walk back.

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It takes our family about 10 minutes to walk over. Going to MK it is quicker to walk than take the monorail because of the loop but heading back to BLT from MK it might be a tie depending on how long you have to wait for the monorail to arrive at the MK station.
We had two monorails pass over our heads on the last walk home. One, you would have had to be in full sprint mode to make it up ramp after exiting MK and have no one waiting. The second passed over our head as we were on the sidewalk to BLT, across the road entrance. If we were staying at CR, the monorail would have got there first. At BLT, still a draw.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:43 PM   #2073
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Gotta say, we are checked in at Contemporary and in TPV room. WOW. I will never stay at a value again. Our view is amazing and we got all requests we asked for. Highest floor and odd numbered room. When my DD (3) woke up from her nap in her bed and saw the castle she flipped out (excited). Worth every dollar. Thanks to this thread for all the tips
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Gotta say, we are checked in at Contemporary and in TPV room. WOW. I will never stay at a value again. Our view is amazing and we got all requests we asked for. Highest floor and odd numbered room. When my DD (3) woke up from her nap in her bed and saw the castle she flipped out (excited). Worth every dollar. Thanks to this thread for all the tips
That had to be precious to see your DD wake up.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #2075
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That had to be precious to see your DD wake up.
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Gotta say, we are checked in at Contemporary and in TPV room. WOW. I will never stay at a value again. Our view is amazing and we got all requests we asked for. Highest floor and odd numbered room. When my DD (3) woke up from her nap in her bed and saw the castle she flipped out (excited). Worth every dollar. Thanks to this thread for all the tips
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #2077
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I don't mean to double post but my fiancé and I are dying to stay at the contemporary for our wedding trip in October 2014, but I'm finding it hard to get comparative pricing for 2013 - is October a really busy month for this resort? Do you think a 2 week reservation is even going to be possible? Thanks!!!
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I don't mean to double post but my fiancé and I are dying to stay at the contemporary for our wedding trip in October 2014, but I'm finding it hard to get comparative pricing for 2013 - is October a really busy month for this resort? Do you think a 2 week reservation is even going to be possible? Thanks!!!
It is a convention center so that could play into availability. When we walked through yesterday there were a lot of business people checking in. I know the Gartner Symposium is this week and not sure if its Oct every year. From what I have read you can book room only reservations over the phone or through a TA about 500 days in advance. I would think if you could book the room that far out you should probably be able to get the two weeks you want.

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Old 10-22-2012, 03:24 PM   #2079
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I don't mean to double post but my fiancé and I are dying to stay at the contemporary for our wedding trip in October 2014, but I'm finding it hard to get comparative pricing for 2013 - is October a really busy month for this resort? Do you think a 2 week reservation is even going to be possible? Thanks!!!
Here are the CR rack rates for 2013:

http://www.mousesavers.com/2013-cont...-season-dates/

You can technically book 500 days in advance, but you must call, you can't do it online. Your deposit amount will be adjusted once your dates' prices have been released. You can't book a package though until the 2014 prices have been released, but you can secure a room. You should have no trouble at all booking for two weeks. Free Dining has already been released for UK residents for 2013, so you may even be able to book in 2013 for 2014 with a UK FD offer.
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Here are the CR rack rates for 2013:

http://www.mousesavers.com/2013-cont...-season-dates/

You can technically book 500 days in advance, but you must call, you can't do it online. Your deposit amount will be adjusted once your dates' prices have been released. You can't book a package though until the 2014 prices have been released, but you can secure a room. You should have no trouble at all booking for two weeks. Free Dining has already been released for UK residents for 2013, so you may even be able to book in 2013 for 2014 with a UK FD offer.
Thanks both will get on those packages as soon as the 2014 FD dates are released!
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Bedding Question....

Are the pillows down or poly filled? Also the duvet?

I don't remember either being down at YC or WL, but just read on another site they were down filled at CR.

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We just got back from Bay Lake Towers and had a lake view 1 bedroom booked. I had requested a north tower, high floor unit, even numbered and was super happy to have been assigned #8210. Sitting down from my living room couch I could see the MK castle and of course the fireworks at night
If we looked straight out our living room we could see the lake and to our left we had a great view of some of the MK attractions.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:13 PM   #2084
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TV channel for the Disney Cartoons

Does anyone know the TV channel for the classic Disney cartoons at the CR?
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Does anyone know the TV channel for the classic Disney cartoons at the CR?
They don't have the classic cartoon channel at the resorts anymore. We miss it!
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