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Old 04-10-2012, 08:26 AM   #1471
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I've been researching this for our next trip and everything I have found says that concierge at the resorts can only sell a NEW annual pass. They cannot activate a voucher though. I defintely would like to hear from someone who knows from experience though.
Last May when we tried to activate our vouchers, we had to go to Epcot for activation. They were able to activate them at International Gate, so just a short walk from BC.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:13 AM   #1472
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I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT OUR UPCOMING TRIP!!!! (just thought I would get that off my chest... DH is sick of me talking about it)

I know exactly how you feel! My DH laughs at me when he walks by and sees my looking at pictures and reading about Disney. I told him you can never plan too much! We are almost 180 days out, so I am excited about making dining reservations!
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:16 AM   #1473
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Hi! This feels like a dumb question...we have 5 in our party (3ad/2ch), do we have to request a daybed? I guess I assumed we would have one since there are 5 of us, what do you think? And if I need to, so I just call the number I made the rssie on or the hotel directly?
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:16 AM   #1474
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Thanks for clarifying the different aspects of the concierge level. I think having as much available to us as possible at the resort is the way to go so I'll deffinately be upgrading.

I was thinking of going with a dining plan but were going to be on the baby's schedule so I don't want to have the trip revolve around ADRs. I know we wouldn't use all the credits either and I'd feel guilty at the end. About 4 years ago we stopped at Beacj Club to check out the ice cream place. My wife and I thought the hotel looked great. I'm very excited as this is my first time staying at a disney property out of the value range.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:22 AM   #1475
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Hi! This feels like a dumb question...we have 5 in our party (3ad/2ch), do we have to request a daybed? I guess I assumed we would have one since there are 5 of us, what do you think? And if I need to, so I just call the number I made the rssie on or the hotel directly?
We are going in June and we have a party of 5 also. I called about 2 months ago just to check and the person told me that because of our party size we would automatically be given a room with a daybed.

I sure hope this is correct because someone's gonna be sleeping in the tub otherwise.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:24 AM   #1476
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I think you need a BC/YC trip to help you recuperate.
Oh yeah! Although the pain & swelling is much worse today, I think I'd actually have to say no if I had to get on a plane right now.

Ok, changed my mind, nah I could deal with it to go to BC!
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:35 AM   #1477
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Are cribs available here or should I check our Pack and Play? If there are cribs are they in nice condition?

Also this is our first time visiting with my daughter(6 months). I chose the hotel primarily for its proximity to Epcot and Hollywood and the ability to simply walk her back after a few hours. Would the club level provide enough continence through out the day seeing as we may be at the resort quite a bit? I'm conflicted as to if we should spring the extra $1k total for our trip. I just think my wife, nanny and myself would really benefit from the snacks, drinks. Is there an abundance of bottled water? Could I simply take 4 bottles of water and leave the lounge no questions asked?
We had a crib in our room and it was extremely clean and well kept. Our daughter ended up sleeping in the regular bed but I definitely would not have had any issues letting her sleep in the crib they provided...and I'm kind of a germ-a-phobe!
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:43 AM   #1478
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Also this is our first time visiting with my daughter(6 months). I chose the hotel primarily for its proximity to Epcot and Hollywood and the ability to simply walk her back after a few hours. Would the club level provide enough continence through out the day seeing as we may be at the resort quite a bit? I'm conflicted as to if we should spring the extra $1k total for our trip. I just think my wife, nanny and myself would really benefit from the snacks, drinks. Is there an abundance of bottled water? Could I simply take 4 bottles of water and leave the lounge no questions asked?
If you're looking for substantial snacks & drink all day long, you won't find them at BC CL. We were there last month, and from about 11am-4:30 all that is offered are sodas, the coffee machine (there are hot cups to take it to go), yogurt-covered pretzels, swedish fish & potato chips. It was the same thing every day, and nothing you could make a meal out of (for us anyway). There was no bottled water available at any time of day or night for the entire time we were there. Maybe you have to ask for it, but I didn't see anyone with any in the lounge or leaving the lounge with it at any time. The days we spent afternoons at the hotel we still had to buy lunch somewhere.

So just FYI, the CL lounge was great, and we loved the breakfast there, but if you're looking to get afternoon snack/drink value out of $1K extra for CL, you're going to be disappointed!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #1479
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We are going in June and we have a party of 5 also. I called about 2 months ago just to check and the person told me that because of our party size we would automatically be given a room with a daybed.

I sure hope this is correct because someone's gonna be sleeping in the tub otherwise.
We too are a party of five and last summer we stayed At BC and were given a room without a daybed, they offered us a rollaway cot, the room we were given had an angled dormer feel (was a CL room) and a cot would have left no walking room... They did move us, but had to move us off the CL floor which was a little inconvenient ... So can't hurt to ask for one....
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:46 AM   #1480
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If you're looking for substantial snacks & drink all day long, you won't find them at BC CL. We were there last month, and from about 11am-4:30 all that is offered are sodas, the coffee machine (there are hot cups to take it to go), yogurt-covered pretzels, swedish fish & potato chips. It was the same thing every day, and nothing you could make a meal out of (for us anyway). There was no bottled water available at any time of day or night for the entire time we were there. Maybe you have to ask for it, but I didn't see anyone with any in the lounge or leaving the lounge with it at any time. The days we spent afternoons at the hotel we still had to buy lunch somewhere.

So just FYI, the CL lounge was great, and we loved the breakfast there, but if you're looking to get afternoon snack/drink value out of $1K extra for CL, you're going to be disappointed!
There is also fruit all day and various cookies (sooooo good). They do not have bottled water in plastic carry away bottles. There is always large bottled water out (two types) so you can take a glass of if you want. If you want large bottles for your room, just ask and they will give them to you. However, you can't take them to the pool in the bottles since they are glass bottles.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:09 AM   #1481
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If you're looking for substantial snacks & drink all day long, you won't find them at BC CL. We were there last month, and from about 11am-4:30 all that is offered are sodas, the coffee machine (there are hot cups to take it to go), yogurt-covered pretzels, swedish fish & potato chips. It was the same thing every day, and nothing you could make a meal out of (for us anyway). There was no bottled water available at any time of day or night for the entire time we were there. Maybe you have to ask for it, but I didn't see anyone with any in the lounge or leaving the lounge with it at any time. The days we spent afternoons at the hotel we still had to buy lunch somewhere.

So just FYI, the CL lounge was great, and we loved the breakfast there, but if you're looking to get afternoon snack/drink value out of $1K extra for CL, you're going to be disappointed!

Thanks for your input. I do realize I'm paying more for convenience and not a meal replacement. Would you use the service again or no?
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Thanks for your input. I do realize I'm paying more for convenience and not a meal replacement. Would you use the service again or no?
As long as we can afford it, we wouldn't go on a Disney trip without Club Level! The convenience of snacks, the safe feel of restricted access to the floor, the helfulness of the staff with anything and everything you might need was worth the extra money for our family. P.S. we are big eaters in the parks (love the Signature dining) so we barely utilized the food offerings aside from the snacks and drinks out during the day, but still worth it for us.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #1483
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My Dh won't stay in a deluxe unless it is Club Level. He feels the diff between a mod and deluxe standard stay is not worth the extra cost. We stay club as well. I don't think I would be near as interested in BC or YC without it....
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Is it just me that gets unnaturally stressed out right before we go? We are flying out on Friday morning (spending two nights around SeaWorld before checking into BC on Sunday), and I swear I'm about to jump out of my skin. Yes, I'm excited, but the excitement sometimes gets swallowed up in the stress. Please tell me I'm not the only one

I am probably not going to be able to even think of starting to pack until Wednesday -- I'm off to a hospital appt now with my youngest, and we have medical appts the next two days eating up our time. Perhaps that's contributing to the stress.....

Just tell me I'm not some sort of freak (perhaps you can't!). I see everyone post about how excited they are, and I am, but then the waves of stress roll in.

Oh well, I know we will get there just fine (and I will be up half the night before packing, as usual). I just wish I could click my heels three times on Friday morning and be there, with my children, packed perfectly

BC here we come! (I know, I should get off here and start preparing!)
you are definitely not the only one - every trip I get so concerned that something will happen and it will all go wrong. Not even excited when the plane lands. My family laugh at me because I don't chill out until we go under the WDW sign - I always say I could walk to our resort from there if the DME broke down.

Ironically I am generally the optimist of the house but I think there is so much money and planning that I go mad with worry near the trip
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We too are a party of five and last summer we stayed At BC and were given a room without a daybed, they offered us a rollaway cot, the room we were given had an angled dormer feel (was a CL room) and a cot would have left no walking room... They did move us, but had to move us off the CL floor which was a little inconvenient ... So can't hurt to ask for one....
Just called Disney again to ask one more time and I was assured that we would have a room with a daybed. She asked what type of room we booked and said yes we will have a daybed. So maybe it depends on the type of room category.
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