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Old 06-11-2013, 01:05 PM   #1666
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That's exactly what we usually do. We may schedule one dinner ADR but mostly go for a nice TS lunch which gives us an appreciated break in the day. I find the offerings at BWI CL to be quite substantial--both breakfast and appetizers in the late afternoon. Oh, and occasionally we'll have a late breakfast at Kouzzina--their breakfasts are best on property.
We have never done a TS lunch. My boys are all about the parks and swimming during the day and don't want to stop to eat. We typically eat CS lunch, then hot apps in the lounge, then our nice TS dinners around 7:30 or 8:00 PM. But my kids are older and stay up until midnight. When they were little we couldn't eat that late.
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checking into BWI CL tomorrow (Wednesday) late afternoon and will try to post some comments asap.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:10 PM   #1668
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Looking for a few tips(and yes I did read the first two pages). Last night my wife booked us a week at the GF CL. This is the first time we have ever stayed at CL. I keep reading about contacting the IPO to make reservations for dining and other additional activities. My concern is everyone says do it all before the 180 day mark......since we just booked last night, we are only a month away from going. Will I still be able to book diner reservations? What are the "TO DO's" while staying at the GF CL!!??

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You can do your own dining reservations online probably easier than the IPO can do it since you are only a month out. Typically what I do is first check park hours and try to determine which park we'll be at on which day. Then I'll go into the dining reservations online and just type "Epcot dinner" and see what comes up. Usually there are plenty of things to choose from. Plus you can play around with the times and see everything on your screen at one time instead of the IPO castmember having to ask you and go back and forth. If you have any hard dinner requests (like Be Our Guest or Le Cellier) and they aren't showing any availability online, then I would give those to the IPO and see what they can do. Sometimes they'll will take your list and just keep checking every day for something to pop up.

Which CL are you doing? RPC or Sugar Loaf?
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #1669
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This may be a stupid question and I'm not sure how to search it so here's hoping someone will be nice enough to just answer:

I see the times of the offerings in the CL lounge, but is the lounge open during other times? Is it 24 hours? Can I run in there and grab a soda before the breakfast setup at 7?

Booked for boardwalk club level in September with a toddler so wanted to find out.

It's no problem if it's 7a - 10p just wanted to check since my husband is a bit of a night owl.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #1673
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This may be a stupid question and I'm not sure how to search it so here's hoping someone will be nice enough to just answer:

I see the times of the offerings in the CL lounge, but is the lounge open during other times? Is it 24 hours? Can I run in there and grab a soda before the breakfast setup at 7?

Booked for boardwalk club level in September with a toddler so wanted to find out.

It's no problem if it's 7a - 10p just wanted to check since my husband is a bit of a night owl.
During the middle of the night some of the lounges are open for soft drinks. (I can't say every lounge is open overnight but I know BC and YC both were this past year) Water definitely goes the fastest. Usually we would check for water coming back after the parks closed (midnight or so) and usually it was all gone. That's why we started getting it in the afternoon and storing it in our room fridge for late nights.
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Good to know. Thanks so much!
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #1675
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Also, I forgot to mention, the BWI CL doesn't have a fridge. Their soft drinks are just in a tub of ice and I'm pretty sure they didn't have any overnight. We were there in January. I can't say 100% but I don't remember seeing any.
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Thanks for the advice guys/gals. We will be in the Sugarloaf CL. How much does it differ from the main CL building?
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Officially fallen into the nut bowl. For a few weeks I've been thinking what a waste it was that our vacation only started on a Monday...but our room type wasn't available for the Sunday night before at BC. So tonight I decided to think outside the box and book BWI CL for Sunday night and get the fun going early. How hard can it be to wheel our stuff over to BC on Monday....not very...and it will give us exercise too. So it's a healthy choice. Also I know the summer discount is ending and I wanted to book before it was gone. See you on the Boardwalk!

We are doing BW CL, BC w/dining and CR CL. I think I like the first 3 letters of the alphabet this trip!
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This may be a stupid question and I'm not sure how to search it so here's hoping someone will be nice enough to just answer:

I see the times of the offerings in the CL lounge, but is the lounge open during other times? Is it 24 hours? Can I run in there and grab a soda before the breakfast setup at 7?

Booked for boardwalk club level in September with a toddler so wanted to find out.

It's no problem if it's 7a - 10p just wanted to check since my husband is a bit of a night owl.
It depends on the club level. WL is 7-10. YC and BC stay open, but I do believe they close in the morning to set up for breakfast. Poly stays open 24 hours. You can take sodas back to your room and put them in the fridge.
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Thank you! I am looking forward to reading your comments. Have a wonderful, relaxing vacation!
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