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Old 05-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #1456
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Looks like we are going to need to do laundry this time (staying 2 weeks in the World). Can we use our KTTW? Are the laundry facilities near the pool? Garden Wing? Thanks! Can't wait until our trip.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #1457
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Looks like we are going to need to do laundry this time (staying 2 weeks in the World). Can we use our KTTW? Are the laundry facilities near the pool? Garden Wing? Thanks! Can't wait until our trip.
The Garden wing has a nice laundry. We threw some things in and hit the pool for a bit.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:40 PM   #1458
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We usually get a TPV at the Contemporary but are saving some money this time and getting a bay lake view. Is there any room better than another on Bay Lake side?
On our first trip to CR we decided to save $ by going for a Bay Lake view. We loved it! In fact if they offer us a free MK view upgrade next time we would have to really think about accepting it. The Bay Lake view has a wonderful "zen-like" feeling. You hear the boats slowing moving and tooting their horns......it's very relaxing.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:53 PM   #1459
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The laundry machines don't accept Key To The World cards or credit cards. Good idea, though!
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #1460
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:22 PM   #1461
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:47 PM   #1462
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We'll be staying at BLT for the first time this Tues-Thurs (pre-cruise). 2 questions:
1) Is check-in for BLT at the regular CR desk (like they do at BC)?
2) The BLT bus stop is the CR bus stop, right? Does that mean DME will drop us off at the front of CR?

Thanks!! I've stayed 1 night at CR, and I'm really looking forward to finally getting to stay on points at BLT-- can't wait to go up and see the TOTW lounge! Wishes is scheduled for 10PM-- what time is the lounge open? Are there snacks or drinks available (free or for purchase) up there?
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Yes and yes to questions 1 and 2.
Not sure exactly what time the lounge opens but there is food and drink available for purchase. When we were there it was about a 50/50 proposition the cast member at the elevator asked for DVC identification.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #1465
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The laundry machines don't accept Key To The World cards or credit cards. Good idea, though!
do they take quarters or dollars. I gotta be prepared
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:17 PM   #1466
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anyone looking for a garden wing room july 4th week?
looks like we will be cancelling one of our soon as some of the people can't get out off work
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Yes and yes to questions 1 and 2.
Not sure exactly what time the lounge opens but there is food and drink available for purchase. When we were there it was about a 50/50 proposition the cast member at the elevator asked for DVC identification.
Enjoy!
Thank you!! I can't wait to be there in less than 48 hours!

Does anyone know any good running routes around CR?
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Contemporary resort has a outdoor movies?
Yes, they do. It's by the path between the CR and BLT, so we could see them when we were walking across the bridge. One of the days it was at a good scene in the Lion King, and we stopped on the bridge and watched for 5 mins.

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We are stayin in the garden wing. Are we allowed to request turn down service at the CR? My girls and I find that to be just magical!
I think only Club level guests can get turn down service, but it never hurts to ask...
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We are stayin in the garden wing. Are we allowed to request turn down service at the CR? My girls and I find that to be just magical!
Yes! Just request it at check-in. Only the non-CL rooms at the GF get automatic turn-down. At all other Deluxe resorts are by-request only.

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Looks like we are going to need to do laundry this time (staying 2 weeks in the World). Can we use our KTTW? Are the laundry facilities near the pool? Garden Wing? Thanks! Can't wait until our trip.
The machines at the CR only accept your KTTW card as payment and the cost is $2 per load. The laundry is located on the 2nd floor of the Garden Wing. It's a quick 1-2 minute walk from the laundry room to the main pool.

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The laundry machines don't accept Key To The World cards or credit cards. Good idea, though!
They've accepted the KTTW card at the CR laundry for at least 3 or 4 years, I believe.

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do they take quarters or dollars. I gotta be prepared
Your KTTW card is all you'll need. Oh, and I like to bring those all-in-one detergent/dryer sheets in a baggie

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anyone looking for a garden wing room july 4th week?
looks like we will be cancelling one of our soon as some of the people can't get out off work
I'm sorry you have to cancel. Hopefully, you'll be able to book another date

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Thank you!! I can't wait to be there in less than 48 hours!

Does anyone know any good running routes around CR?
CR/BLT is one of the worst WDW Resorts for running outdoors. We've tried all the routes:

Running from one end of the parking lot at the GW to the BLT parking lot. This isn't much fun since it's a short route and there are often puddles and other obstacles, like cars...

Running from the CR to the MK on the walkway includes having to stop at the light to cross and then you can only get so far on the walkway because it's closed off by a rope prior to park opening. If you jog after park opening then the pathway along Seven Seas Lagoon is open and that's the best option for outdoors. The road in front of the CR doesn't have sidewalks so that's a big no-no in WDW.

The Olympiad is really the best option or if you've got the time, take the boat over to WL or FW and jog around there. That's are favorite route - lots of paths and sidewalks. Good luck!
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