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Old 08-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #2236
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Standard has never been available since rates were released

Am thinking I should just book garden view and keep checking for standard view.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #2237
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We (DW, DS2 (1st trip), mom, sister, MIL, FIL, and me) are staying in the GW from 8/24 through 9/2. Had been reading about the Magic Bands and FP+ for a while, and luckily happened to be on the MDE site on 7/23 and saw that we were eligible for bands and were able to customize them. Just got them the other day, and we now have FP+ booked for every day of our trip as well. I'm hoping that we'll still also be eligible for regular FP as with our DS we're not really sure how he'll do with naps so timing is a bit tough. We also plan to park hop (park in the morning, nap/pool back at the CR, and then back to another park in the evening) so being able to pick up regular FPs will be nice.

I never got an email or other advance notice about the Magic Bands or FP+, just happened to be on the site at the right time. If I hadn't been on the site, the first time I would have found out about the Magic Bands is when I got an email saying that they had shipped. Is everyone staying at the CR in August part of the test? Did anyone actually get an email describing it?

I had asked earlier but didn't see a response -- if we put in an order through GardenGrocer or a similar service, will the CR charge us their package handling fee, or is that only for standard UPS/FedEx deliveries?
I was able to customize our bands and update our Fastpass + prior to receiving the e-mail. We arrive at the CR August 16th and received our e-mail 2 days ago. I also got information in the mail. I received my magic bands the previous week after customizing them. We scheduled almost all of our fast passes for the morning or early afternoon since I have 2 year old sons and we never know what the 2nd half of our day will be like with nap schedules, etc. When planning our trip, I planned our mornings/early afternoon, and just wrote in suggestions for the evening.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:14 PM   #2238
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Did you call??? I cannot get it for our dates more than a year out!!! augh
The garden view rooms we saw online for only one day. Then we got those by calling. Then, the standard view ones popped up on the website but were not there the next day!
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #2239
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I'm curious about the delivery fee as well, no other resort has charged us for packages before. This time we are planning to have Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew delivered by Garden Grocer, instead of my usual staples order.
Haven't used Garden Grocer in about one year unless they changed their policy I was never charged a fee from the hotel . Had orders delivered to BWV and ASMu and both times no charge from resort. Garden Grocer has a delivery fee but it is worth it and I always included a tip when I paid in advance with credit card. Hope it works out for you.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:21 PM   #2240
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Standard has never been available since rates were released

Am thinking I should just book garden view and keep checking for standard view.
This is what I would do if you know you want to stay at the CR in the GW. Have you tried calling to check availability for standard view? I ask because the website has had some glitches lately, so there is a slim chance that even though it's not showing available online, it might be available by calling. It would be worth a try. Good luck.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #2241
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We made it to the CR, room does have a fridge. CR is not affected by the fridge fiasco. BTW, DW still thought we were at POR until we got to ME. The surprise worked!! Wish I would've got a picture of her face!
Great!!! Have a Magical vacation!!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:28 AM   #2242
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We made it to the CR, room does have a fridge. CR is not affected by the fridge fiasco. BTW, DW still thought we were at POR until we got to ME. The surprise worked!! Wish I would've got a picture of her face!
Really?!? So ALL rooms have a working fridge?? That would be very good news if true!
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Haven't used Garden Grocer in about one year unless they changed their policy I was never charged a fee from the hotel . Had orders delivered to BWV and ASMu and both times no charge from resort. Garden Grocer has a delivery fee but it is worth it and I always included a tip when I paid in advance with credit card. Hope it works out for you.
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I had no resort charge either when I ordered from Garden Grocer. I will let you know on the 12th. I read you were only charged when you received an order via mail or parcel service. (Costco, staples)
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This is what I would do if you know you want to stay at the CR in the GW. Have you tried calling to check availability for standard view? I ask because the website has had some glitches lately, so there is a slim chance that even though it's not showing available online, it might be available by calling. It would be worth a try. Good luck.
Definitely keep checking. I decided to add a day when I found out about the FP+. GW Standard was not available at 11pm, but there by 9am the next morning.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:39 PM   #2246
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Definitely keep checking. I decided to add a day when I found out about the FP+. GW Standard was not available at 11pm, but there by 9am the next morning.
thanks. We arent going till 2014 so hope something opens up. I look almost every day and nothing. Even in October 2014 for a week we considered there is no garden wing at all!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #2247
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Standard has never been available since rates were released

Am thinking I should just book garden view and keep checking for standard view.
I've been trying to get Sept 2014 GW standard view since my 499 day mark back in May and it has never been available... I've asked multiple CMs about what could be going on and none of them know. I always get the standard issue "it doesn't say, it's just not available"... They've always been very nice about it but it's still frustrating. I know it's over a year out and there is a lot of time for change, but us getting a Standard view room or not makes a difference in our budget and in our plans as a whole. And now I'm just curious as to what's going on!
I ended up booking GW Garden View just because I was nervous those would not be available either after some point. I'm going to keep checking for SV and hope that something opens up eventually.
Good Luck! I hope you get your room too!
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I've been trying to get Sept 2014 GW standard view since my 499 day mark back in May and it has never been available... I've asked multiple CMs about what could be going on and none of them know. I always get the standard issue "it doesn't say, it's just not available"... They've always been very nice about it but it's still frustrating. I know it's over a year out and there is a lot of time for change, but us getting a Standard view room or not makes a difference in our budget and in our plans as a whole. And now I'm just curious as to what's going on!
I ended up booking GW Garden View just because I was nervous those would not be available either after some point. I'm going to keep checking for SV and hope that something opens up eventually.
Good Luck! I hope you get your room too!
Just a thought, but since neither of you have been successful getting SV, maybe there is a conference scheduled and that whole category has been blocked out
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:22 PM   #2249
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I've been trying to get Sept 2014 GW standard view since my 499 day mark back in May and it has never been available... I've asked multiple CMs about what could be going on and none of them know. I always get the standard issue "it doesn't say, it's just not available"... They've always been very nice about it but it's still frustrating. I know it's over a year out and there is a lot of time for change, but us getting a Standard view room or not makes a difference in our budget and in our plans as a whole. And now I'm just curious as to what's going on!
I ended up booking GW Garden View just because I was nervous those would not be available either after some point. I'm going to keep checking for SV and hope that something opens up eventually.
Good Luck! I hope you get your room too!
What are your dates?? I called the day rates were released and there has been nothing available since then, we are planning last week of September. I am hoping to book a villa at the GF but if that doesnt work out we are booking CR just in case or maybe doing split stay between the villa and CR.

I am thinking maybe I should book soon just in case, but I hear you about price....60 bucks per night is a lot for a week!

I am thinking maybe it is a conference or something
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What are your dates?? I called the day rates were released and there has been nothing available since then, we are planning last week of September. I am hoping to book a villa at the GF but if that doesnt work out we are booking CR just in case or maybe doing split stay between the villa and CR.

I am thinking maybe I should book soon just in case, but I hear you about price....60 bucks per night is a lot for a week!

I am thinking maybe it is a conference or something
It's entirely possible there's a convention that has a block of rooms. Disney discounts convention rooms, so it makes sense they would rather stick the convention-goers who are paying $1XX a night in the GW and sell everyone else the Tower rooms at the Tower price.
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