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Old 03-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #1171
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Just booked a one-bed villa at the Bay Lake Tower (straight-up thru the Disney website, not DVC members or renting points...) for June 10-18!! We are so excited ... I've stayed at the other monorail resorts, but never the Contemporary resort area. I really wanted to try something different and I cant wait to WALK to the Magic Kingdom!

I did have a question about the amenities since this is DVC resort, but we booked through Disney as a "regular" guest. Some of the websites I've seen indicate that we will get daily housekeeping and other say that it will be on the DVC "4th Day" schedule. Anyone know for sure? I couldn't care less, but I like to know what to expect. Is the fireworks viewing area on the 16th floor only available to DVC members or to anyone staying in the hotel? Do you need to be in certain rooms to access it. Again, just curious, it's not a make or break thing.

Has anyone stayed in one of these rooms lately? Impressions? We have 3 adults (mom, dad and aunty) and a four year old and the room feels like a good size for us! Mostly just want to share and indulge that "I jut booked" giddy feeling!!!
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #1172
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Just booked a one-bed villa at the Bay Lake Tower (straight-up thru the Disney website, not DVC members or renting points...) for June 10-18!! We are so excited ... I've stayed at the other monorail resorts, but never the Contemporary resort area. I really wanted to try something different and I cant wait to WALK to the Magic Kingdom!

I did have a question about the amenities since this is DVC resort, but we booked through Disney as a "regular" guest. Some of the websites I've seen indicate that we will get daily housekeeping and other say that it will be on the DVC "4th Day" schedule. Anyone know for sure? I couldn't care less, but I like to know what to expect. Is the fireworks viewing area on the 16th floor only available to DVC members or to anyone staying in the hotel? Do you need to be in certain rooms to access it. Again, just curious, it's not a make or break thing.

Has anyone stayed in one of these rooms lately? Impressions? We have 3 adults (mom, dad and aunty) and a four year old and the room feels like a good size for us! Mostly just want to share and indulge that "I jut booked" giddy feeling!!!
Congratulations on your new booking!

Since you've booked a "cash" reservation, you will get daily mousekeeping. I think you're talking about the Top of the World Lounge? I thought they would have lifted the restriction by now, but as far as I know, it is still restricted to DVC members staying on points.

Have fun planning your trip!
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Just booked a one-bed villa at the Bay Lake Tower (straight-up thru the Disney website, not DVC members or renting points...) for June 10-18!! We are so excited ... I've stayed at the other monorail resorts, but never the Contemporary resort area. I really wanted to try something different and I cant wait to WALK to the Magic Kingdom!

I did have a question about the amenities since this is DVC resort, but we booked through Disney as a "regular" guest. Some of the websites I've seen indicate that we will get daily housekeeping and other say that it will be on the DVC "4th Day" schedule. Anyone know for sure? I couldn't care less, but I like to know what to expect. Is the fireworks viewing area on the 16th floor only available to DVC members or to anyone staying in the hotel? Do you need to be in certain rooms to access it. Again, just curious, it's not a make or break thing.

Has anyone stayed in one of these rooms lately? Impressions? We have 3 adults (mom, dad and aunty) and a four year old and the room feels like a good size for us! Mostly just want to share and indulge that "I jut booked" giddy feeling!!!
You will get Housekeeping everyday and as of right now access to the Top of the World Lounge is only for DVC members staying on DVC Points at Bay Lake Tower. However you can always go to the 4th floor observation deck of the Contemporary when watching Wishes.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:06 PM   #1174
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I have to admit that getting "mousekeeping" everyday, does make me a little happy ... LOL! That all sounds right about the 16th floor lounge ... honestly, it sounds fair enough to me to have some special amenities for DVC members. I'm just a planner and like to know EVERYTHING! I'm reading the thread back to July and having so much fun Disney dreaming!
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #1175
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #1176
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Sorry if the answer to this question is elsewhere in the thread, but none of my searches were coming up with hits:

We tried to book a 1-bdrm. MK view in BLT, but there wasn't availability for our travel dates. I'm told that there are Lake View rooms at BLT which actually have a MK view as well. I'm guessing such rooms (assuming they do exist) would be in the North tower, but which ones?

I know there are no guarantees, but I'd like to put in a specific room request when the time comes.

Thank you!
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:40 PM   #1177
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I saw a link to an aerial image of AoA on the DIS today and found that the photographer had many more wonderful aerial images he took recently of other WDW attractions. Here is the link to his CR aerial photo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianc...n/photostream/
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:44 PM   #1178
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Sorry if the answer to this question is elsewhere in the thread, but none of my searches were coming up with hits:

We tried to book a 1-bdrm. MK view in BLT, but there wasn't availability for our travel dates. I'm told that there are Lake View rooms at BLT which actually have a MK view as well. I'm guessing such rooms (assuming they do exist) would be in the North tower, but which ones?

I know there are no guarantees, but I'd like to put in a specific room request when the time comes.

Thank you!
Yes, some BLV/BLT villas do have a partial MK view. Here is the link to the BLT room number/view thread that can help you to make your request. The room descriptions/numbers are in the first post:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2257082
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I saw a link to an aerial image of AoA on the DIS today and found that the photographer had many more wonderful aerial images he took recently of other WDW attractions. Here is the link to his CR aerial photo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianc...n/photostream/
Wow that's a very nice picture.
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Guests of all ages are invited to make friends, trade pins and share Disney magic at Disney Trading Nights. This free activity will be held on various evenings throughout the year.

Please mark your calendars for additional Disney Trading Nights in 2012:

May 11, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Disney's Contemporary Resort - Fantasia G Ballroom.

Please Note - All information is subject to change including but not limited to artwork, release dates, edition sizes and retail prices.

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:49 AM   #1181
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We are going back to the Contemporary!

We are going back to WDW this Nov after 5 years. We stayed at Contemporary previously, and DH and DSs wants to go back there. They just love the convenience of the place, and we had a great time previously.

I was hoping to stay at a different resort, perhaps the Poly, but majority wins!

Now that we have booked our TPV Tower room, I am actually pretty excited about going back again. Sort of like a homecoming after so many years. I think our family may end up as diehard fans of Contemporary afterall! Can't wait to get back!
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:03 AM   #1182
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Good Morning!!

We had previously booked a garden wing room at the Contemporary. However, this morning, our AAA agent emailed me to let us know that free dining wasn't available in the garden wing rooms (I didn't think it would be) & asked if she could move us to the Tower.

I said yes.



Oh my goodness!! I think I'm excited! Previously, we've stayed at the WL, & I've never even thought that I'd ever be in the Tower at the Contemporary!!

So, w/ that said, what room requests should we make?

I know "odd-numbered" room, but anything else? Like what floor(s) should we request? I'd like to be able to see the main pool from our balcony & I don't want to be too high up so that I feel too far away from things, if that makes sense. I'm used to the 4th floor, courtyard view, at the WL - I like being "right there".

Thanks for any help!! Or suggestions!!
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Good Morning!!

We had previously booked a garden wing room at the Contemporary. However, this morning, our AAA agent emailed me to let us know that free dining wasn't available in the garden wing rooms (I didn't think it would be) & asked if she could move us to the Tower.

I said yes.



Oh my goodness!! I think I'm excited! Previously, we've stayed at the WL, & I've never even thought that I'd ever be in the Tower at the Contemporary!!

So, w/ that said, what room requests should we make?

I know "odd-numbered" room, but anything else? Like what floor(s) should we request? I'd like to be able to see the main pool from our balcony & I don't want to be too high up so that I feel too far away from things, if that makes sense. I'm used to the 4th floor, courtyard view, at the WL - I like being "right there".

Thanks for any help!! Or suggestions!!
The highest non Club Level floor in the Tower you can get is the 11th floor. However in my opinion the view looks the same no matter what floor you are given, so you won't feel to far away. Now can I assume you also got the Bay Lake View because those are the only rooms where you can see their pool. If so no matter what part of the floor your room is located you will be able to see the pool.
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We are going back to WDW this Nov after 5 years. We stayed at Contemporary previously, and DH and DSs wants to go back there. They just love the convenience of the place, and we had a great time previously.

I was hoping to stay at a different resort, perhaps the Poly, but majority wins!

Now that we have booked our TPV Tower room, I am actually pretty excited about going back again. Sort of like a homecoming after so many years. I think our family may end up as diehard fans of Contemporary afterall! Can't wait to get back!
I hope you have a great time.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:34 PM   #1185
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When BLT first opened, I read some reports about the bathroom pocket doors not closing well, and not locking. Has this changed since the resort opened?
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