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Old 10-10-2013, 08:54 PM   #2896
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The YC CL is the fifth floor, which covers less footprint than the other floors. Roughly speaking, the standard view rooms are the ones that look over the entrance side (car port, entryway). Water view rooms look toward the lagoon/Boardwalk. We've stayed YC CL standard view many times, and were perfectly happy. You get a full balcony, and we've been able to see Wishes in the distance from our balcony. But if you would be super bummed by view of car entrance area, you might want to avoid it.
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We loved YC!

Personally, I enjoy the balcony, but the view doesn't matter much. My priority is to be close to the lounge. Standard rooms look towards the parking lot side of the hotel. (as opposed to facing the pool/lake/Epcot). The rooms are across the hall from each other. The view usually includes trees and landscaping, like the view from most condos. We don't end up using the balcony much, even when we have a great view.

We use the lounge when we want to relax or have a snack. With extended family, being able to meet up in the lounge is great. It's also great if part of your family wants to sleep. I find it more open than a balcony. Plus, they serve yummy treats!

You also get the extra staff. It's just so much fun being welcomed right away, and bypassing the check-in line. The CL staff at YC was super nice. You're going to love it.
Thank you both very much for the information! It is really helpful! I would love the balcony and would not mind it facing the drive up entrance at all.
I will definitely seriously consider this in the future. Unfortunately, our plans have changed, and we will not be able to book this part of our trip like I had hoped (a pre-stay for Marathon Weekend). Hopefully another time!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:31 PM   #2897
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Good evening all... DH and I are on the road to Alabama for a vintage motorcycle race and Auburn homecoming game..

I have booked my February GF stay and paid.. How long till I am contacted by IPO? Seems like WL contacted me in about 48 hours but I booked about 60 days before we arrive. Just wasn't sure what the timeline is
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:01 AM   #2898
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I have booked my February GF stay and paid.. How long till I am contacted by IPO? Seems like WL contacted me in about 48 hours but I booked about 60 days before we arrive. Just wasn't sure what the timeline is
It varies, IMO. Some people get contacted right away, while others get something a few days later, while some don't get contacted at all. When I booked CR CL and Poly CL for our trip in December, I received an email from CR IPO within an hour or two of booking, while Poly IPO emailed me about 4 or 5 days later. You can always contact them first, especially if there is something you want/need them to do.
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Ohhh, love this thread.

Ok, we are going mid-June, me, DH, DD (17) and niece (16). We are currently booked at CR TBV but see that WL CL is the same price. We've stayed at WL 3x before (not CL) but never stayed at CR. The price jump to CL at CR it too rich for us.

So, we are trying to decide which would be better. We aren't doing the dining plan so the snacks will help. but I heard the view from the balconies at WL CL aren't the best.

Any suggestions would be great!
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:42 PM   #2900
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Good evening all... DH and I are on the road to Alabama for a vintage motorcycle race and Auburn homecoming game..

I have booked my February GF stay and paid.. How long till I am contacted by IPO? Seems like WL contacted me in about 48 hours but I booked about 60 days before we arrive. Just wasn't sure what the timeline is
We just booked February too ...a few days ago...and have not heard from the GF IPO yet...If you have your plans set on what you would like them to book give them a call ...the number is 407 824 1775...
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #2901
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I'd love to have some of the views you mentioned. I'm not sure what other views are available for this room type?

We don't mind a far walk to the lounge. I usually send the Fam while I'm getting ready-lol!!

Did u take any pictures?
I know you said it was a far walk to the lounge, but how about to the buses or boat to DHS?
I was looking at pictures on the BWI information page & the room almost looked like it was a lockoff? What did u think?
Anything else you could tell me to pump me up 20 days before my trip, that would be awesome!!
Sorry it took so long to get back to you

I think those are my pix on the BWI thread. The suite we had did layout like a lockoff in that the 2nd bedroom has it's own entrance and it is basically the same as a typical standard room. However, there is no room number for that room outside the door so I don't think it can be booked without the connecting 1BR suite. Does that make sense?

As far as distance to transportation, this suite was about as far as you could get away from the elevators that bring you down to the lobby so it's a hike to get anywhere. But it was still so worth it, I didn't mind the walk!

We really enjoyed everything about BWI CL from the lounge to the offerings to the CMs. You will have an awesome time! Now I'm wishing I booked BWI CL for my upcoming trip.

As far as rooms go, we were also upgraded to a 2BR suite in the RPC at GF and we actually preferred the suite at BWI to the GF. Enjoy!
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:52 PM   #2902
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Sorry it took so long to get back to you I think those are my pix on the BWI thread. The suite we had did layout like a lockoff in that the 2nd bedroom has it's own entrance and it is basically the same as a typical standard room. However, there is no room number for that room outside the door so I don't think it can be booked without the connecting 1BR suite. Does that make sense? As far as distance to transportation, this suite was about as far as you could get away from the elevators that bring you down to the lobby so it's a hike to get anywhere. But it was still so worth it, I didn't mind the walk! We really enjoyed everything about BWI CL from the lounge to the offerings to the CMs. You will have an awesome time! Now I'm wishing I booked BWI CL for my upcoming trip. As far as rooms go, we were also upgraded to a 2BR suite in the RPC at GF and we actually preferred the suite at BWI to the GF. Enjoy!
Thanks so much for the info.
The extra space that the 2 Bdrm suite offers is worth the distance!

I was just curious if the room was like a 2bdrm DVC lockoff? It sounds like it. Just to make sure..it had a King in the one room & the 2 Queens in the other? Was there a jacuzzi in there or separate shower stall? I thought I saw this in pics as well. Just curious what the amenities were?

Wow!! That was so lucky to be upgraded to the 2bdrm suite @ GF RPC!! Can you tell me why BWI was so much better than GF RPC? I love GF! I'm not sure what it is, but I just love everything about it!

One more thing..were you able to see a little of Illuminations from the Balcony?

Sorry about all of the questions, but it's difficult to find info online!!

TIA for any info you can provide.. :-)
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #2903
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #2904
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Hey everyone!

I have just booked our first family Disney vacation and am freaking out!! We are booked for 6 nights @ CR CL TPV in April and I am so freaking excited!!

We are on the 12th floor and I am wondering if we should ask if there is anything available on 14? Is there a big difference between the two floors? There are four of us me, dh and two munchkins 4 & 2, so a king bed with a sleeper would work. Do you think it is worth asking?

Thanks in advance!!!
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Thanks so much for the info.
The extra space that the 2 Bdrm suite offers is worth the distance!

I was just curious if the room was like a 2bdrm DVC lockoff? It sounds like it. Just to make sure..it had a King in the one room & the 2 Queens in the other? Was there a jacuzzi in there or separate shower stall? I thought I saw this in pics as well. Just curious what the amenities were?

Wow!! That was so lucky to be upgraded to the 2bdrm suite @ GF RPC!! Can you tell me why BWI was so much better than GF RPC? I love GF! I'm not sure what it is, but I just love everything about it!

One more thing..were you able to see a little of Illuminations from the Balcony?

Sorry about all of the questions, but it's difficult to find info online!!

TIA for any info you can provide.. :-)
The distance is totally worth the space!

I've only stayed in a 1BR DVC so I don't know if it's the same.

The BWI suite had a living/dining area with a kitchenette in the main area. There is also a half bath right near the entry way. The balcony off of this area was huge and connected to the master. The master was accessed via french doors and had a king and a chair with an ottoman. The master bath did have a jacuzzi tub and large separate shower. The toiletries were upgraded in the master bath too. Full size and many things not found in regular rooms (I don't remember what they were though, just that it was cool. ) The 2nd bedroom had 2 queens, a daybed and the standard bath with the sinks outside. This room also had a balcony. You could see Illuminations from all 3 balcony areas, and there are armoires with TVs in all of the rooms.

I liked the BWI suite better because of the dining table. It made it nice for bringing food back from the lounge for the kiddos to nibble in their jammies The GF suite was bigger and more grand, but I just preferred the layout and decor at BWI.

We have been incredibly lucky in the upgrade department. I don't know why or how, but in the past 2 years we have been given upgraded views twice at Poly CL, the 2BR suite upgrades at BWI and GF, and the biggest one was to the Presidential suite at YC. Maybe I should be playing the lottery

Feel free to ask if you have any more questions. Congrats on your upgrade! You are seriously going to love, love, love it!
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Ohhh, love this thread.

Ok, we are going mid-June, me, DH, DD (17) and niece (16). We are currently booked at CR TBV but see that WL CL is the same price. We've stayed at WL 3x before (not CL) but never stayed at CR. The price jump to CL at CR it too rich for us.

So, we are trying to decide which would be better. We aren't doing the dining plan so the snacks will help. but I heard the view from the balconies at WL CL aren't the best.

Any suggestions would be great!
WL CL is AMAZING! Their food is awesome-and I am talking "stick-to-your-bones" type food and wonderful homemade fresh cobblers every night! When we stayed there for 6 nights the last week in June this year, we had a SV. We actually could see some of Wishes and most definitely the Electrical Parade. The CM's were outstanding and turndown service was Great! They always left tons of chocolate on the bed every night that my son just loved!
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Ohhh, love this thread.

Ok, we are going mid-June, me, DH, DD (17) and niece (16). We are currently booked at CR TBV but see that WL CL is the same price. We've stayed at WL 3x before (not CL) but never stayed at CR. The price jump to CL at CR it too rich for us.

So, we are trying to decide which would be better. We aren't doing the dining plan so the snacks will help. but I heard the view from the balconies at WL CL aren't the best.

Any suggestions would be great!
We haven't stayed at the CR, but we've had 2 great stays at the WL, with one of those stays being CL. As the pp said, WL CL is amazing . The food offerings are great, the lounge has plenty of seating that is arranged around the railing that overlooks the lobby, and the CL CMs are awesome. With that said, I don't think you can go wrong with either choice. Good luck .

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I have just booked our first family Disney vacation and am freaking out!! We are booked for 6 nights @ CR CL TPV in April and I am so freaking excited!!

We are on the 12th floor and I am wondering if we should ask if there is anything available on 14? Is there a big difference between the two floors? There are four of us me, dh and two munchkins 4 & 2, so a king bed with a sleeper would work. Do you think it is worth asking?

Thanks in advance!!!
How exciting . We've never stayed at the CR, but from what I've researched between the two (we are booked Atrium CL for a few nights in December), the 14th floor has a few standard rooms and the rest are suites. The rooms come with either a king or 2 queens (no daybed in the queen rooms, but not sure if one comes in the king room). The 14th floor is Tower Club and guests on that floor have access to both the tower club lounge and the atrium club lounge on the 12th floor. A MK view is not a bookable category on the 14th floor and is just a request vs being able to book a TPV on the 12th floor. HTH .
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The distance is totally worth the space! I've only stayed in a 1BR DVC so I don't know if it's the same. The BWI suite had a living/dining area with a kitchenette in the main area. There is also a half bath right near the entry way. The balcony off of this area was huge and connected to the master. The master was accessed via french doors and had a king and a chair with an ottoman. The master bath did have a jacuzzi tub and large separate shower. The toiletries were upgraded in the master bath too. Full size and many things not found in regular rooms (I don't remember what they were though, just that it was cool. ) The 2nd bedroom had 2 queens, a daybed and the standard bath with the sinks outside. This room also had a balcony. You could see Illuminations from all 3 balcony areas, and there are armoires with TVs in all of the rooms. I liked the BWI suite better because of the dining table. It made it nice for bringing food back from the lounge for the kiddos to nibble in their jammies The GF suite was bigger and more grand, but I just preferred the layout and decor at BWI. We have been incredibly lucky in the upgrade department. I don't know why or how, but in the past 2 years we have been given upgraded views twice at Poly CL, the 2BR suite upgrades at BWI and GF, and the biggest one was to the Presidential suite at YC. Maybe I should be playing the lottery Feel free to ask if you have any more questions. Congrats on your upgrade! You are seriously going to love, love, love it!
Sorry, I'm still working on my quoting skills, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for all of that info on the 2 bdrmsuite! I feel like a little kid on Christmas!!

As for your upgrades-I definitely think you should play the lottery! Scratch offs at least!!

How was the Presidential Suite?
Was your favorite one out of all the BWI Suite?

We are newbies to BWI, so I'm so excited! We also haven't been to Disney since 2008!!!

Thanks again!!
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Hello. Going on an 8 day trip in May before a cruise. Already have a standard room-club level at Animal Kingdom Lodge but keep thinking about Beach or Yacht Club and staying club level. Any suggestions or thoughts?
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Question here (and I apologize if duplication or a "bad" question) - my wife, son and I are planning a trip next fall, and intend to bring the two grandmas also (so 5 total). We intend to book 2 rooms, but were wondering if we could register all 5 of us in one room as club level, and then have 1 or 2 of us also registered in a non-club room (so at least 1 of us would have 2 simultaneous reservations). Thanks in advance.
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