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Old 07-15-2013, 12:31 PM   #1936
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It's an easy walk as all three buildings, Tower, GW and BLT, are within a stones throw of each other. I estimate the walk to be about 5 minutes from the GW to BLT and it's a scenic route

Unless you need a kitchenette, the BLT Studio is actually smaller than a CR room, but I understand that you'd all like to be in the same building. Have you considered one two-bedroom?
Thanks! 5 minutes is an easy walk.


DSis would like a kitchenette since they will have an infant--she thinks it could make for easier mornings and more reliable refrigeration (in my experience hotel fridges don't stay as cold as I'd like).

The rest of us--6-8 adults and 1 toddler--will be in a 2 bedroom villa in BLT.
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We had the same problem with the May.
So, what did you end up doing? Were you able to get something booked?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #1938
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Thanks! 5 minutes is an easy walk.


DSis would like a kitchenette since they will have an infant--she thinks it could make for easier mornings and more reliable refrigeration (in my experience hotel fridges don't stay as cold as I'd like).

The rest of us--6-8 adults and 1 toddler--will be in a 2 bedroom villa in BLT.
When you say 6-8 adults, do you mean real adults or age 10 and up? It may get real crowded real quick with that many full sized people in a two bedroom villa. Six might not be too bad, but eight adults and one toddler? Kind of crowded.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:37 PM   #1939
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Just read about the removal of refrigerators at the Disney resorts. Does anyone know the status at the CR? Hopefully they will all be replaced by our August trip.
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There is a lot of talking about this over at Koo's Boardwalk Villa thread....
Can't find the thread. Can you link to it please?
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:51 PM   #1940
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Can't find the thread. Can you link to it please?
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3124393

I suggest starting at the last page and working your way back.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:36 AM   #1941
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I suggest starting at the last page and working your way back.
I read through most of the thread, but did not see information specific to the refurbishment timeline/progress at the Contemporary. Did I miss it? Would love to know if anyone has heard!
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I read through most of the thread, but did not see information specific to the refurbishment timeline/progress at the Contemporary. Did I miss it? Would love to know if anyone has heard!
wdhinn89 asked about the removal/replacement of the fridges in the resort rooms. There was much discussion about that in the link I provided. That's the only reason I posted that link. Sorry for the confusion.
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wdhinn89 asked about the removal/replacement of the fridges in the resort rooms. There was much discussion about that in the link I provided. That's the only reason I posted that link. Sorry for the confusion.
No worries- I appreciated it! It was good reading. Think I'm just overly anxious as I have 5 non-loving Disney families toting along.
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When you say 6-8 adults, do you mean real adults or age 10 and up? It may get real crowded real quick with that many full sized people in a two bedroom villa. Six might not be too bad, but eight adults and one toddler? Kind of crowded.
Real adults. 6 of us will be there all 6 nights. The extra two will likely be arriving late and added to our reservation if possible then (from what I've read on here, that should be possible). There are 4 beds in the 2 bedroom, so we will be fine! Thanks for the note, though. We're used to all being in each other's space--we're a close knit family. For example, we grew up with just 1 full bathroom for our family of 6.
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Thanks!!

I guess I will worry about it when we get closer to the date. We need a fridge for my sons insulin (type 1 diabetic) so I will call and put in a request.
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We are now booked for May 2014 in an Atrium Club Level Theme Park View. First time in CL so we'll see how this goes. I've stayed in the CR before, but its been so long since we stayed in a tower room I can't remember. My parents have told stories when they stayed there when it first opened, so I can't wait to see how they like it now. Now comes the waiting.
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We are staying at CR TPV for a week and struggled with where to stay but finally decided on TPV because of the kids. Can't wait to see the kids faces when we show them the castle from the balcony. We arrive on July 28 so it should be fun!
You're all going to have a great time! Your vacation is coming up soon

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Sure, why not? I haven't made it deep enough in the thread to find the Log-orail yet, but it'll be me, DH, and anywhere from 0-2 foster kids from Jan 9th to 12th, 2014.
Wheeeeee! I can't wait to ride that monorail home!
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All the information related to CR and BLT are on the first two pages of this thread. The Log-orail is at the end of post #1

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Just read about the removal of refrigerators at the Disney resorts. Does anyone know the status at the CR? Hopefully they will all be replaced by our August trip.
In post #1898 several pages back, I posted that the larger resorts, such as All Stars might take up to 4 months. WL, for example, had very few of the recalled fridges and all were replaced last week. I don't have a status update yet for CR.

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I guess I will worry about it when we get closer to the date. We need a fridge for my sons insulin (type 1 diabetic) so I will call and put in a request.
Yes, just call the WDTC and have them add your fridge request to your reservation, just to be on the safe side.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:12 AM   #1947
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For some reason I cannot decide if I will be disappointed in the garden wing room or not....we would like to stay at CR for proximity to Mk and MNSSHP and seeing as we won't be in the room to see the fireworks at night I don't feel like TPV would be worth it this time...should I do garden wing room or lake view room for this part of our stay?
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For some reason I cannot decide if I will be disappointed in the garden wing room or not....we would like to stay at CR for proximity to Mk and MNSSHP and seeing as we won't be in the room to see the fireworks at night I don't feel like TPV would be worth it this time...should I do garden wing room or lake view room for this part of our stay?
This is strictly my opinion, but it sounds to me like you really want to be in the tower with TPV being your first choice, but are unsure of whether or not TPV is worth the extra cost. I can't give an opinion on any locations/views as we've never stayed at the CR, but if I were you, I'd book lake view and if a discount comes out that is available for TPV, upgrade at that time .
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I always said I would only stay in the tower with TPV...but now I am wondering if it will be worth it if we are in the park at night for MNSSHP and I am hoping to do dinner at California grill and watch wishes from the lounge another night...my concern with garden wing is that people say it is a far walk to the tower.

I am hoping to book VGF if there is availability for it! but if not am considering CR/AKV split...crazy I am!
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I always said I would only stay in the tower with TPV...but now I am wondering if it will be worth it if we are in the park at night for MNSSHP and I am hoping to do dinner at California grill and watch wishes from the lounge another night...my concern with garden wing is that people say it is a far walk to the tower.

I am hoping to book VGF if there is availability for it! but if not am considering CR/AKV split...crazy I am!
I totally understand because those are my thoughts as well . If you could get a decent discount on a TPV, it would be worth it, IMO. Good luck with VGF as I think that would be an awesome stay . With that said, AKV is also another great option (I just posted on your thread.....lol).
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