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Old 09-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #361
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I said I'd post pictures of the Cabanas at DLH so here they are. Overall the setup is really nice. If you are looking for a luxurious and relaxing day by the pool away from the crowds, or just want a more contained space for a family, they are wonderful.

Here's what was in the Cabana: 2 lounge chairs w/small table, sofa, loveseat, coffee table, 2 end tables, credenza with refrigerator, safe, power strip, clock radio with iPod cord, flatscreen TV, basket of towels

Cabana host delivered: 4 bottles of water, fruit basket containing 2 apples, a pear, strawberries, grapes
We also requested a pack n play for the baby to nap, that was great

Hours & Price: 1/2 day $110, full day $185 Morning was 9:30-1:30 afternoon 2:30-6:30 (I believe) so 4 or 8 hour blocks
[These details turned out to be a bit different than when I reserved so I had a less than perfect guest experience, and Guest Services didn't seem to care. When I reserved they told me morning was 9:30-2 and the monorail slides opened at 10. When we got there we found out we only had the cabana until 1:30 and the slides now open at 11. In retrospect we should have just reserved the whole day, but at that point I was too annoyed to pay another $75 since they didn't seem sorry for giving out the wrong info. Then at 1:00 there was an issue (vomit I suspect) and the slides were closed again until 1:40]

We had cabana #1 which is right at the base of the slides, near the wading area, I recommend 1, 2, and 3 if you have kids wading or into the slides. The others are over by the Eticket pool and perfect if you are spending more time actually swimming.

Here's the sitting area inside:

Thank you so much Bay Girl! If you don't mind, I'm going to link to your post in the 'review' section of the thread intro.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:01 AM   #362
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Thank you for posting the cabana pictures! We want to rent one next summer and I've been curious to see who its all actually set up. Looks pretty awesome. Do you know/remember how many cabanas were by the pool side? I'm more interested in being over there.
There are 3 in each area I believe, 3 by the slides and 3 by the Eticket pool, near the Fantasy tower.
For those looking at the slide area, I'd suggest 1. You can see in the pics, its surrounded by trees on 2 sides so its private even with the sides open, so it feels more spacious.


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Old 09-12-2012, 12:33 AM   #363
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Thanks for the pics - I rented cabana 1! About how far from the slides/edge of the splash area is that cabana?
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:10 AM   #364
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Thanks for the pics - I rented cabana 1! About how far from the slides/edge of the splash area is that cabana?
Maybe 15 feet from the lounge chairs to the edge of the pool? The steps for the blue and kiddie slide are about 10 feet further.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:20 AM   #365
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Room for 5

Hi there,

Are the rooms for 5 that have two queens nd a daybed in a specific tower or do all towers have them? What are the daybeds like? Is it a chair that unfolds into a bed?

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Old 09-12-2012, 01:47 AM   #366
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Are the rooms for 5 that have two queens nd a daybed in a specific tower or do all towers have them? What are the daybeds like? Is it a chair that unfolds into a bed?

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From what I understand all three towers have some rooms with sofas. The DLH site has photos but I haven't seen any that show a bed pulled out. Others have reported they're comfy though. HTH
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:54 PM   #367
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Excited to be staying at DLH for the first time in years. When we go as a family we prefer the suites type hotels with a kitchen, but with this trip with my mom who has walking issue I wanted to not worry about parking, etc. Especially since we rented an ETC, which I know she WILL need.

I thought I wanted to stay at GCH, but the more I looked at the pictures, I did not care for the decor at all and it was only just over $50/day difference between a stand room at GCH and an handicapped 1 bedroom suite with 2 queens and a daybed at DLH.

Between the huge upgrade in space and the better pools (my almost 4 year old DD loves to swim) DLH seemed like a 'no-brainer'.

Does anyone know if these types of suites are located in a particular area or tower? Or any other info that might be helpful?
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:07 PM   #368
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I did see a review section, am I missing it?
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:36 AM   #369
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We returned to Australia today from a ten night stay at DLH. We had a two bedroom suite - unfortunately no kitchen facilities available anywhere in the hotel according to reservations. Some rooms have a "wet bar" type set up with a sink but ours was basically a ordinary room with two doubles and a bathroom (plus small bar fridge in bedroom cupboard) adjoining a room with a lounge area, separate bedroom and bathroom. The lounge room area also had a small bar fridge.

Was good but I don't think worth the money for the room facilities. We have been spoilt with two bedroom suites at Aulani and Trump which have fully contained kitchens - which comes in handy for small children.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:34 PM   #370
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Got back a week ago...finally getting around to posting this video of a 1-Bedroom Suite in the Frontier Tower. It's room 2898, and it was AMAZING. Great view of the pool, balcony, and you can see the fireworks from the room at night!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci8p5nv-zKg
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:53 PM   #371
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December deals?

Hello! Newbie here......I love reading all the threads on this site.

I was wondering if anyone had heard if Disney will be releasing any special rates for the DLR hotels for December? Usually by this time, they have announced the deals. We are planning a trip Dec 2-8. We would prefer to stay at the DLH, but right now the rates are just too expensive, even with the AP rate. Even PPH is really pricey. We normally stay at PPH, but after the last stay, we got frustrating waiting 20+ minutes for an elevator. I'm wondering with the popularity of the revamped DCA, if they don't need to run promotions to get people to come to the resort.

Also, wondering your thoughts on how crazy the crowds will be at DL in the evenings because of the candlelight processional. Maybe we should just stay at DCA at night?

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Old 09-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #372
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Here is a video of the inside of Cabana #2 at the DLR pool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfkmaJICF1w
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:17 PM   #373
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Hello! Newbie here......I love reading all the threads on this site.

I was wondering if anyone had heard if Disney will be releasing any special rates for the DLR hotels for December? Usually by this time, they have announced the deals. We are planning a trip Dec 2-8. We would prefer to stay at the DLH, but right now the rates are just too expensive, even with the AP rate. Even PPH is really pricey. We normally stay at PPH, but after the last stay, we got frustrating waiting 20+ minutes for an elevator. I'm wondering with the popularity of the revamped DCA, if they don't need to run promotions to get people to come to the resort.

Also, wondering your thoughts on how crazy the crowds will be at DL in the evenings because of the candlelight processional. Maybe we should just stay at DCA at night?

Thanks!!
I definitely would not count on a discount this year. There is usually always deals around Halloweentime or for Fall and this year there were none at all. I think with Carsland, they are happy with the capacity and don't plan on sending out discounts. Keep an eye out, but I wouldn't expect anything. This year for our Halloweentime trip I'm paying $374 (after tax a night in a standard room at the DLH with AP rate. Last year for the same room and similar time period, I paid $209 after tax. I kept telling myself that if nothing came out, i would cancel and stay at the Hojo, but I couldn't bring myself to cancel. Our AP's expire November 11th and we won't be renewing, so we figured we'd go out with a bang
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:47 PM   #374
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^Thank you so much for the reply.........that's what I'm thinking too. I"ve made other back up reservations because I don't think any deals will be released.

I don't blame you one bit for not wanting to cancel at the DLH! I wouldn't want to either!

I did save my vacation on the DL website............have read that if you don't book, they start to send you deals. So far, they've emailed me the perks of staying on property, but no deals. We will see.

I've noticed the rates at the walking distance hotels going up quite a bit too. Hoping after all the buzz from the revamped DCA has died down, so will the rates. We will see........

Thanks again for the kind reply. Have an amazing time on your trip!!
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^Thank you so much for the reply.........that's what I'm thinking too. I"ve made other back up reservations because I don't think any deals will be released.

I don't blame you one bit for not wanting to cancel at the DLH! I wouldn't want to either!

I did save my vacation on the DL website............have read that if you don't book, they start to send you deals. So far, they've emailed me the perks of staying on property, but no deals. We will see.

I've noticed the rates at the walking distance hotels going up quite a bit too. Hoping after all the buzz from the revamped DCA has died down, so will the rates. We will see........

Thanks again for the kind reply. Have an amazing time on your trip!!
It seems this year, EMH is enough to fill the onsite hotels. I had saved dates for our trip Oct 14-20 and 3 times they sent me a deal ending Sept. 29. I think Disney is very happy with the numbers they are pulling and there is no reason to discount. A far cry from our trip in Oct 2009 where we got the DLH for $163 per night through Expedia.
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