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Old 09-18-2012, 04:22 PM   #16
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How much of the apartment did you get to tour? Did you go out on the balcony and overlook Main St? Did you get to take a variety of pics, or just a group?
We weren't taken out on the balcony, but the fire station is under refurb right now and is covered in scaffolding and a painted cloth "facade." So I don't know if that's something they won't do or if it's something we couldn't do because of the work on the outside of the building.

In the main room of the studio, we had to stay behind a velvet rope, which was put up between the two white columns. And there was a velvet rope a step or two inside the dressing room, but you could see into the bathroom (so 50's, so pink!). And the shower door was open, so we could see the multiple shower heads.

We even got to see into the cupboards and mini-fridge in the kitchenette. Something about that seemed so...intimate. Moreso than the bathroom!

We were instructed to turn off all electronic devices. No photos were allowed. There was no group photo, but our tour guide did take a photo of each party (with a camera from the party) posing in front of the lamp.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:32 PM   #17
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Thanks for sharing your experience!

The more I think about this, the more I want to do this!

How much is the tour per person?
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We even got to see into the cupboards and mini-fridge in the kitchenette. Something about that seemed so...intimate. Moreso than the bathroom!
Besides the electrical stuff that looked like it would kill you if plugged in, what did you think of the baby bottle!!? My kids couldn't believe bottles were ever like that. I felt so old!
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:09 AM   #19
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How long is the tour, also?

The Disney website is not exactly a treasure trove of information about their tours!
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:45 AM   #20
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How long is the tour, also?

The Disney website is not exactly a treasure trove of information about their tours!
It is not a treasure trove of information about anything! I cannot believe HOW vague it manages to be. Anyway, I believe I read that it was three and a half hours!!! I'm planning on doing it in December.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:32 AM   #21
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I'm planning on doing this is January. Thanks for the info- sounds awesome.
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I considered doing this in October, but the price raise made it too expensive
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:48 AM   #23
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I called Disney yesterday - they said that this tour is quite popular. However, when I asked them to check the availability of the week I will be there (3rd week of October) was pretty open.

Either way, I will be calling first thing tomorrow to book it for October 20th. The rep said that the tour was 2 1/2 - 3 hours long.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:24 PM   #24
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Thanks for sharing your experience!

The more I think about this, the more I want to do this!

How much is the tour per person?
My pleasure! Tour was $109 per person.

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Besides the electrical stuff that looked like it would kill you if plugged in, what did you think of the baby bottle!!? My kids couldn't believe bottles were ever like that. I felt so old!
The kitchenette was a total time capsule. Loved the old-timey sandwich press!

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Our tour started at 9:30 and went until after 1:00! The main part of the tour is about three hours. Then, after that, you tour Walt's apt in shifts: Half the group tours Walt's apt while the other half eats lunch.
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OH MY GOSH!

My husband will die if I book this tour at that price! I was more prepared for half that much. :-(

Well, I'll really have to think about this, but I think that's probably just a bit too much for my budget, unfortunately.
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OH MY GOSH!

My husband will die if I book this tour at that price! I was more prepared for half that much. :-(

Well, I'll really have to think about this, but I think that's probably just a bit too much for my budget, unfortunately.
The pre-apartment tour price was $64. If you have an AP, you get 20% off.
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The pre-apartment tour price was $64. If you have an AP, you get 20% off.
Thanks for the tip, but we don't have APs. I don't see it in the cards this time around, but maybe I'll save it and do it the next next time around.
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Thanks for the tip, but we don't have APs. I don't see it in the cards this time around, but maybe I'll save it and do it the next next time around.
I believe AAA also gets you 20% off. They're running a deal in Oregon at least for membership right now. It is my understanding that you save 20% on dining as well as tours and BBB. I find out for sure tomorrow supposedly.
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The tour cost me $87 with my AP discount
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:47 PM   #30
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How do I talk my husband into getting APs...
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