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Old 10-14-2012, 02:15 PM   #391
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That is good to know. We are headed that way Weds and are way fired up. We are DVC members and go to WDW at least once a year. We have been to DL once before a couple of years ago and loved it.
We stayed at the GCR loved it, but this time thought DLH would be great due to the remodel and nostalgia of it all.
Got any recommendations on things that are must do's around the hotel. Cabana locations etc?
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:52 PM   #392
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Too many pages to read through. What is the name of the tower that is used for check-in. Also the name of the one closest to the park. I don't want to stay in the way way in the back.
FWIW, Frontier tower isn't that far away. We found that walking out the *back/side* of the tower (right near its elevators) and following the sidewalk to get to the crosswalk to go through the Grand's entrance was a good solution, rather than walking all the way through DTD. DH swears it was shorter than going the DTD way. (and he's a fan of walking through DTD, whereas I am most assuredly am not and would walk much much further to avoid it, LOL)

Now, we almost never use the monorail to enter the park, so if you're going to use the monorail that's not the best way. (And the ONE day we were going to use the monorail the CM there was so incredibly RUDE to me I refused to use "her" monorail and we walked through DTD.)

And we like walking through the Grand anyway...the lobby is the best part of the hotel, IMO, and we often took the opportunity to sit in their chairs for a bit.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #393
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What are the pools like for kids? We have a 3,5 and 11 month old. Wondering if it will even be worth it i. The beginning of feb.


Also, how do you get a upgrade? Do you just ask at check in?
Also, I'm assuming I won't need carseats on the DLE?
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:31 AM   #394
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What are the pools like for kids? We have a 3,5 and 11 month old. Wondering if it will even be worth it i. The beginning of feb.
Pools are great. My 6 and 20 Month old loved them. As for weather I can;t answer that one.


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I put a note on my reservation and got a Pool View room in the tower that I wanted,
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:35 AM   #395
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What level of room did you reserve in the first place, if I might ask? I have a cheapest level reserved and was told when I called to enquire that I would have to pay for the next higher level to get a room in the adventure tower (which I wanted to request). Can I only get a chance at upgrade/adventure tower if I take a more expensive room? Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:44 AM   #396
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What level of room did you reserve in the first place, if I might ask? I have a cheapest level reserved and was told when I called to enquire that I would have to pay for the next higher level to get a room in the adventure tower (which I wanted to request). Can I only get a chance at upgrade/adventure tower if I take a more expensive room? Thanks in advance for any help!
My reservation was for a Convention rate Standard Guest Room.

I asked for any upgrade available in the Adventure Tower and got a 6th floor Pool View room in that tower,

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Old 10-20-2012, 09:27 AM   #397
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What level of room did you reserve in the first place, if I might ask? I have a cheapest level reserved and was told when I called to enquire that I would have to pay for the next higher level to get a room in the adventure tower (which I wanted to request). Can I only get a chance at upgrade/adventure tower if I take a more expensive room? Thanks in advance for any help!
However, we had a parking lot view from the Fantasy tower and we could see the fireworks from our room. Great bonus if your little ones have a bedtime earlier or close to the fireworks time.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #398
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What level of room did you reserve in the first place, if I might ask? I have a cheapest level reserved and was told when I called to enquire that I would have to pay for the next higher level to get a room in the adventure tower (which I wanted to request). Can I only get a chance at upgrade/adventure tower if I take a more expensive room? Thanks in advance for any help!
We booked a standard view room at the time of booking. I then had to call a a month later about something else and asked if we could request the Adventure Tower. I was told that they would note it in our reservation. We were travelling with two other families who all booked standard and requested the Adventure Tower and to be close to each other. They were able to place all of us next to each other in the Adventure Tower and two of the rooms had a pool view.

I would call back and request the adventure tower.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #399
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Thanks for all the great tips, everyone. I will definitely call back and request Adventure Tower again!
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:05 PM   #400
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Grrr I just wrote a longish review and the darn site logged me out and lost it!

Okay so here I go again. Our stay was from Oct 8 to Oct 14

We arrived at about 2:30 from Vegas, we had flown in from Canada on the Friday, and drove to Anaheim on Monday. This was an early anniversay trip for us.

Check in was fairly quick, we did not wait in line long. When I had booked I booked a standard king room, requesting the Frontier tower.

See, we were married at the DLH last Christmas, that is how much I love me some Disney, and the DLH (second marriage for both us, kids are almost adults). We had stayed in the Frontier tower, 3 bedroom suite, loved it, had two balconys, great view of the fireworks. We were married in the rose court garden, and had our reception in the Mark Twain room in the Frontier tower.

In june I went with my DM & DN we stayed in the Fantasy tower, parking lot view, but again, had bouns view of the fireworks.

So, back to check in......

Since Disney cater's mostly to family's, we understand that king rooms are not huge there, and that is just fine. I had asked for the Frontier tower, but the only king room they had was in the Adventure tower, and again, fine with me since now I can say I have stayed in all three towers.

Our room was not ready upon check in, okay, no big deal, we understand.

The first hour goes by...no text to say our room is ready. So off the Ralph Brennins for a late lunch, early dinner.

Second hour goes by.......

By 5:20 my DH is not a happy camper, as a matter of fact he starts to look alot like that grumpy on his jacket.

So we are now hitting the 3 hour mark. If we had checked in at 9:00 am, I could understand this, but it is now 5:30 in the afternoon, and still no room.

I come to the conclusion that Disney needs to hire more mousekeepers, sorry but if their rooms are not cleaned by 5:00 at night, there is an issue in my opinion. Check out is at 11:00 am, they should have enough staff to clean the rooms.

Anywho.....the nice gentelman at the front desk calls and lo and behold our room is ready. Imagine that?

Off the room we go, in the Adventure tower. I do have to say that I was happy with the room. On the fourth floor, right at the end, overlooking the pool, rose court garden (we had an end room so had that little window on the side), bonus since that is where we were married, and trader sams.

The room as on the small side, but for a couple, is was fine, clean, neat, and holding all that DLH charm that I have come to love.

Nice thing about the Adventure tower, it has several banks of elevator's, one main one in the middle, and two at each end of the tower. So if you are in the end rooms, you are steps from an elevator. I worried a bit about the noise, but honestly even being like 10 steps from them, we heard nothing in the room all week. Plus, as an occasional smoker (don't judge, trying for the last year to quit and am down to like three a day ) It was very nice to be steps from a out of the way smoking section at the front of the tower.

Back to that mousekeeping issue....

We stayed 5 days, and on four of those days our room was not cleaned by 2;00 in the afternoon. Either again they need to hire more staff, or do some marketing on when their guests are out of the room. We are morning park goer's having a break in the afternoon. I would think that most, not all granted, but most people tour this way, so really, having the rooms done by two or three in the afternoon should be the norm. Twice our room was not even done by 9:00 pm, and we had to call. Not cool Disney.

I love this hotel, and do not like to complain about it, but, they need to do something about that. Hoping it was a one off, bad week situation. We are going back in Feb for a whole family trip, and will be staying in a three bedroom suite again, in the Frontier tower if I can swing it. Hope we do not have the same issues.

Back to my review.

Having now stayed at all three towers, I still say my fav is the Frontier tower. All three rooms that I have stayed in, in each tower have been nice, don't get me wrong, I am basing this on how I feel when I walk into the tower's at the end of the day.

Frontier tower is very peacefull for me, and more spacous. The Adventure tower would be my second choice. And by the by, the walking distance to the Frontier tower is minutes only further. I do not understand this constant refrain that the Adventure is sooo much closer. It is just not. I have a leg disablity, and for me steps matter, but even for me, the Frontier tower is not a hardship. For others maybe, I do understand that, but I just cannot see that much advantage, just my opinion.

My least favorite is the Fantasy tower, I guess because the lobby is so busy, with check in, gift shops etc. I do not feel relaxed when I walk in there.

Okay we ate at goofy's, great as always. Steak house 55 for breakfast, great again. And of course trader sams, several times for drinks and lunch. Love their chicken salad.

We did not swim this time, but I have in the past, and love the pool area. Saw many Disney cats, and one Disney possum early in the morning.

Still love the place, and will stay there often.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:33 PM   #401
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For sleeping 5, is the daybed really just a pullout sofa? Is the sofa like the DVC sofa's?

Also, if it is a pullout, does it sleep just one or is it a double?
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:50 AM   #402
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Do all the guest rooms have a standard pull-out sofa? We have a 2 queen room for 4 people, but our girls are wild sleepers and it is best to have them separate.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #403
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Pool Question

Anyone know if the pool is heated?
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:29 PM   #404
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Just returned home from a 3-night trip at the DLH. We were in the Fantasy tower on the 8th floor with a premium view (which was of the pool....and the roof of the building that Goofy's Kitchen is in).

This was our first time staying on-site and we were impressed - for the most part. Loved looking for hidden Mickey's throughout the room, the beds were very comfortable, and there was a lot of room (we are just two adults - DH and I - and we were in a 2-queen room). We also LOVED having early entry during our stay because we were staying on-site.

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BUT....

I would never (ever ever) pay full price to stay at DLH. We were there with friends who cashed in DVC points for the two adjoining rooms. Much easier on our pocketbook not having to pay the normal rate.

When we arrive at noon, our room was ready, but our friends adjoining room wasn't ready for them to check in until late that evening (I think they finally were contacted around 7:00pm...??). The next morning as we were leaving our room to head to the parks, we heard a housekeeper in the room across the hall say, "Man, I HATE my job! This is the first room I am doing today and I already want to go home!" Now, I can understand venting about your job if no one can hear you......but the door to the room she was cleaning was WIDE OPEN and I heard every word as we walked to the elevator. Definitely not very magical, if you ask me.

There were also dishes left outside that same room (across the hall) all day, all night, and they were still there the next morning. ???

All in all, it was a great trip, but these few issues made me sad since I was expecting pure Disney magic while we were there.
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Do all the guest rooms have a standard pull-out sofa? We have a 2 queen room for 4 people, but our girls are wild sleepers and it is best to have them separate.
No, they don't all have them. We have stayed at DLH twice and both times didn't get a couch in the room, because we are a family of 3. I imagine they first go to families that don't simply fit in the two beds; I'd probably see if you could request one of those rooms.
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