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Old 06-19-2013, 07:02 AM   #1576
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Info posted on Disney Parks Blog about the California Grill's expanded beverage program:

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...porary-resort/
Thanks for posting. My wife doesn't drink too much, so the expanded wine by the glass list sounds promising. Jiko is great for that.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:17 AM   #1577
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Question about BLT....

When you use the crossway to go from BLT to CR do you end up on the floor where the monorail access is?
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:19 AM   #1578
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Question about BLT....

When you use the crossway to go from BLT to CR do you end up on the floor where the monorail access is?
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You end up on the same floor as the shops and restaurants, you still have to go up the escalator to get to the monorail.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:29 AM   #1579
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Thanks! I have a daughter who has had multiple brain and spinal surgeries and we are going to try to save her some steps every way we can. She has a wheelchair she can use , but hates to use it unless she absolultely has to .
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:09 AM   #1580
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Thanks! I have a daughter who has had multiple brain and spinal surgeries and we are going to try to save her some steps every way we can. She has a wheelchair she can use , but hates to use it unless she absolultely has to .
There is also a elevator to the monorail platform..

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Old 06-19-2013, 10:41 AM   #1581
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Hey everyone! I'm just browsing through the post to see how Contemporary is. My boyfriend and I have stayed in Poly and AKL and LOVED AKL but I wanna try another resort next time. Does anyone just stay in the Contemporary every time they go? I'm just scared we'll pick a different resort and miss AKL. But I want a monorail resort since it's the Food and Wine festival and we wanna catch the Eat to the Beat concert while we are there in October!!!
We bought at Bay Lake Tower in 2011 since we tend to go at wine and food festival time and found that being on a monorail resort is great so we can ENJOY wine and food and not have to worry about driving. The conveinence of being at CR/BLT will help make you not miss AKL !
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:44 AM   #1582
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I have a question regarding Atrium CL MKV. Looking at a few different resorts for a few nights in December, with the CR being one of the possibilities. I was wondering if Atrium CL MKV rooms are usually offered with a discount? I was originally looking at a regular TPV, but then starting researching CL. I thought the difference between CL BLV and CL MKV would be more than it is, but the difference is really minimal. I know getting BLV and having the view from the lounge is the best of both worlds, but I would really love a MKV room . For those that have stayed CL MKV, were you able to snag it with a discount? And would you book it again or would you opt to save the money and book BLV CL next time? TIA .
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #1583
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We have seen the CL BLV with a discount. Not sure about the CL MKV.

We prefer BLV. It is so beautiful all the time. No parking lot view like MKV has. When the fireworks comes on we just go on the fire escape (put a tray to leave the door open) like everyone else does and go back to our room and enjoy the water view again.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:31 PM   #1584
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We have seen the CL BLV with a discount. Not sure about the CL MKV.

We prefer BLV. It is so beautiful all the time. No parking lot view like MKV has. When the fireworks comes on we just go on the fire escape (put a tray to leave the door open) like everyone else does and go back to our room and enjoy the water view again.
What fire escape?
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:58 PM   #1585
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Just wanted to provide a mini report on our stay at BLT. We stayed 5 nights at the Swan followed by 4 nights at BLT (1 BR – standard view). I had rented points 11 months ago through a DIS member on the rent/trade sub-forum.

We checked in around noon not expecting the room to be ready (I debated doing online check-in, but decided against it). I told the CM at the front desk that my only request was not to be on the first floor (I had read about the lack of sheer curtains and I really didn't want the first floor for that reason). Much to our surprise, our room was ready!!

First of all, I love the décor and the artwork – totally up my alley. I was really impressed even walking down the hallways. Then we entered the room. It was even nicer than I imagined. Absolutely loved it! It was clean, spacious, and just beautiful.

I had asked the CM who had walked us in about the observation deck at CR and that I had heard (read here on this thread) that only part of it was opened right now. She confirmed that but said that we could watch fireworks from TOTWL as long as we were staying on points (even if not DVC members). The check-in CM overheard that and said we would need to check just to make sure, BUT, our cards do say “DVC” on them, so she felt pretty confident that they would allow us up. I still wasn't counting on it. After we returned from HDDR and a quick tour of WL, we headed to the desk to see about TOTWL. I explained that we weren't members and no worries if we couldn't access it, but she looked at my card and said it was okay because “DVC” was on my card. Woo hoo!!! So excited!! I didn't go into the lounge at all since it was so close to Wishes time (sent DH in to get drinks), but it was awesome watching the fireworks from up there. So grateful we got to experience it.

We were in room 7335 (south/inner C) and this was the view from our balcony (which was gorgeous to me and more than I expected to get):



I really, really loved everything about this resort, however, I don’t think I can pull off paying for 9 nights there (which is how long we stay) unless we stayed in a studio and I think it will just be too small for our family of 4. I don’t want to do a split-stay next time – I want to settle in. We normally stay in the Epcot resorts area (which I love just a little more than the MK resorts area) and will try to rent points at BWV next trip – I’m not stoked about the look/décor, though.

Anyhow, for anyone on the fence about BLT, it’s wonderful. We all loved it so much!
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:15 PM   #1586
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Thanks so much for the revue! I'm looking foward to our first blt stay coming up in October !
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #1587
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We have seen the CL BLV with a discount. Not sure about the CL MKV.
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Just wanted to provide a mini report on our stay at BLT. We stayed 5 nights at the Swan followed by 4 nights at BLT (1 BR – standard view).
Thanks for your review. Glad you had a great stay and liked BLT .
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:27 PM   #1588
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What fire escape?
Total opposite end of Chef Mickeys, there is an out door fire escapes at the end of every floor. You could see them from the 4th floor viewing deck. Lost of people are on them during the fire works.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:45 PM   #1589
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Total opposite end of Chef Mickeys, there is out door fire escapes at the end of every floor. You could see them from the 4th floor viewing deck. Lost of people are on them during the fire works.
Oh cool! Thanks!!! Ill have to check it out!!

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Old 06-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #1590
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We were in room 7335 (south/inner C) and this was the view from our balcony (which was gorgeous to me and more than I expected to get):

Ahh, I see you got the much sought after cloud view room Glad you enjoyed it, since the inner rooms can be a bit weird sometimes, since you generally are able to look into the rooms on the opposite side. Crazy people stay at Disney, sometimes.

I'm also glad you were able to see Wishes from the Top of the World! It is a great way to see the fireworks.
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