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Old 04-15-2013, 07:18 AM   #1231
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We have been staying club level at the BW for the past 8 years, at least once a year, and for maybe the past 6 years they have only had the large glass bottles. We are staying at the YC in a few weeks and I am looking forward to having the smaller bottles to take to the pool. That being said, I do not mind the larger bottles either.

Maybe it is just me, but, when people say " I am paying ..... For my room I should get such and such", it shows a sense on entitlement. You got water, maybe not the kind you wanted, but it was provided to you.
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WL no longer has Evian water. Only pitchers of water that they filter themselves and a large, bottled sparkling water, which is very tasty.

I need to go on record here and post that we couldn't care less about water brands, etc.. as we drink only tap, even in FL. So as long as it's potable, that works for me.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:23 AM   #1233
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We have been staying club level at the BW for the past 8 years, at least once a year, and for maybe the past 6 years they have only had the large glass bottles. We are staying at the YC in a few weeks and I am looking forward to having the smaller bottles to take to the pool. That being said, I do not mind the larger bottles either.

Maybe it is just me, but, when people say " I am paying ..... For my room I should get such and such", it shows a sense on entitlement. You got water, maybe not the kind you wanted, but it was provided to you.
But, didn't all CLs used to offer small bottles of water then they discontinued them?
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #1234
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But, didn't all CLs used to offer small bottles of water then they discontinued them?
No they didn't. I've been staying CL as far back as 1994.
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What's wrong with Evian water?? I think it tastes great. We always keep those large bottles in our room fridge and they are so refreshing and cold after a long park day. Especially since we usually return long after the lounge is closed.

Personally I didn't like how at the BC CL last summer people were loading coolers and backpacks with those small plastic bottled waters and sodas from the concierge lounge. I think that is rude. The point of concierge isn't to serve as a picnic supply station. The food and drinks are to enjoy in the lounge or in your room, or if you want to grab & go in the mornings you can pour water into a styrofoam coffee cup and take it with you.
I agree with this 100%. I order cases of water for the parks, and enjoy soda, water, and juice from the lounge while at the resort. I don't really want to pay even MORE for CL because they are supplying water for guests to use at the parks.
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I agree with this 100%. I order cases of water for the parks, and enjoy soda, water, and juice from the lounge while at the resort. I don't really want to pay even MORE for CL because they are supplying water for guests to use at the parks.
I agree. We chose CL to get pampered, not as a supply closet. If you can afford CL, you should be able to afford buying water at or for the parks.

Personally, I'm very fussy about my water. (I don't drink beer or soda or coffee.) Just ordered two cases (64 bottles) of Poland Springs (from Maine) to be delivered by Garden Grocer. It costs more than other water ($0.50/bottle) but much less than what's available at the parks ($2.50?). And, for my (snobby?) tastes, Poland Springs is the best in the world! (grin)
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I couldn't tell from the menus on the first page, but what are the midday snacks usually like? Particularly at CR/Poly.
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No they didn't. I've been staying CL as far back as 1994.
Thanks, I guess it was just some of them that offered bottled water? WL had small bottles a couple of years ago and have since discontinued them. I wonder why YC/BC still have them by-request, but not the other CLs?
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Thanks, I guess it was just some of them that offered bottled water? WL had small bottles a couple of years ago and have since discontinued them. I wonder why YC/BC still have them by-request, but not the other CLs?
YC/BC just started offering them last year.
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WL still has the large bottles of water, but it's sparkling water and filtered "in the back" pitchers of water, as psac posted.

Have a great vacation psac! Do you guys have a late spring break?
Thanks! We don't have to worry about school schedules, we're two adults who are kids at heart. My wife does budgets and reconciliations so we can't travel from like the 30th through the 5th of every month, or August (when they do the annual budget) but otherwise we're flexible on dates, so we do have the benefit of being able to go on off-peak dates. (My job is totally flexible as long as I do my daily email catch-up).

To keep it somewhat on-topic, this year we're trying two new club levels -- AKL next week and Poly in Sept. Will definitely report on my findings!

For the water topic, I guess BC and YC can have the water just like they have hard boiled eggs and the other places (except maybe BWI?) don't. They must have separate management with some power to make choices as to how they run the club levels.
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Thanks, I guess it was just some of them that offered bottled water? WL had small bottles a couple of years ago and have since discontinued them. I wonder why YC/BC still have them by-request, but not the other CLs?
Like TigrLvsPooh, we began staying CL since around 1993 and did so each year until 2010. While the Polynesian is our favorite, we have also ventured to other resorts as well. All of our primary stays were at the Polynesian and I can speak to that one with great confidence.

The Polynesian offered full size water bottles (16 oz size) for many years. It was discontinued when the powers that be at the resort determined there was too much waste, i.e., guests placing many bottles in their refrigerators and leaving them at check-out--at least that was the party line. I believe it was simply a matter of cost cutting since the end of those bottles was right around the time all of the CL resorts were cutting back on the offerings.

Thereafter, the Polynesian went to the glass Evian bottles (somewhere around 2006, just guessing since I truly don't recall which year the transition occurred, could be earlier/later). Guests were permitted to have those bottles for their rooms upon request. The Evian bottles were available as recently as 2010. Presently, there is the large carafe that contains filtered water.

While it's been a good number of years since we stayed at YC and BC CL, both offered water bottles at the time. I thought, however, there was a period of time that both went to the Evian glass bottles and perhaps the management is now rethinking the decision. Your guess is as good as anyone's.

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we stayed at BCCL this January and while the Evian glass bottles were available in the lounge, if you asked a cast member, they were more then happy to give you plastic Poland Spring bottles for the parks. Hope that helps! have a magical trip
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I couldn't tell from the menus on the first page, but what are the midday snacks usually like? Particularly at CR/Poly.
I was at Poly 4/5-4/8. For midday snacks there were oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies. Then 3 or 4(?)glass jars that alternated each day things like: gummy bears, goldfish crackers, chocolate covered nuts(really, really good), jelly beans etc. (there are small cardboard cups and lids to fill and take with you, 3 cookies would fit.)also, there was bananas, oranges and apples.

The drink dispensers were out(water, lemonade, iced tea and pog juice), coffee and tea. The cooler had coke, diet coke and sprite.
I would request a glass of merlot and mix 1/3 of the pog juice and ice and put in paper cup and take outside, very yummy!
Time was 12-4p.

I was at CR in 2011. Similar jars of snacks except choc nuts. They also had home made potato chips ( my ds still talking about them). They had make your own Pbnj but I can't remember if all afternoon or just at 5? There was same fruit, cookies, sodas etc. very similar between the 2. GF is the one that really offers more for midday.
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WL no longer has Evian water. Only pitchers of water that they filter themselves and a large, bottled sparkling water, which is very tasty.

I need to go on record here and post that we couldn't care less about water brands, etc.. as we drink only tap, even in FL. So as long as it's potable, that works for me.
Hmmmm....so you DO call that water down there "potable"?
JK...I drink it too, when we're there~
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we stayed at BCCL this January and while the Evian glass bottles were available in the lounge, if you asked a cast member, they were more then happy to give you plastic Poland Spring bottles for the parks. Hope that helps! have a magical trip
This is true but you have to ask pretty early. One day we asked for 4 bottles at around 10 AM and they only had 1 left.
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