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Old 09-17-2013, 11:18 AM   #2731
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We'll be checking in for 7 nights at a BLT standard view studio on Sunday! Although, we leave Thursday morning as we're staying at Wyndham Bonnet Creek for 3 nights first.

Thanks so much for this thread! It's been very helpful. I hope we love BLT (my Dad loves WL and my husband loves the Poly). My parents got a standard view studio too. Fingers crossed!
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Add us to the Logorail! Just booked CR Tower, theme park view for 5/25-6/1/14!!! I've been to WDW too many times to count, am a former CM and have always dreamed of CR TPV. So I'm making it happen! It will be myself, DH and DD4. We will be there a week before DD's birthday.

DD is obsessed with all things Disney. Her Momma has taught her well. Our first family trip to WDW was Jan 2011. We stayed in a family suite at the All Star Music then (AoA wasn't open yet) because the space made sense for us traveling with a 19 month old. We made our first trip to DLR this past May to experience Cars Land. (Lightening McQueen is her best friend, she says.) We stayed at the Grand Californian and were forever spoiled. DH is a very reluctant Disney traveller, and he's all for deluxe now. I'm happy to oblige!

I didn't think I'd be able to get DH back to a Disney vacation so soon, but he was already talking about out next trip by the time we got back from DLR in May. I'm sure the fact that it's all DD talks about helped that a little. It's taking everything I have not to tell DD. She's going to be thrilled but I can't take her asking me about it for the next 250 days!
WOOHOO! I could never keep quiet about a WDW vacation - will you have to spill the beans? Where were you a CM? What a great booking and happy planning!

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Those rooms look very nice....thanks for posting (and thanks to LuvMySoldier07 for taking it ).



That's not a bad deal. Have you ever stayed on the 14th floor? I keep seeing "king" and "queen" rooms mentioned for that floor. In the queen rooms, are there 2 queens and a daybed, just 2 queens, or 1 queen and a daybed? Sorry for all of the questions, but I have always wondered about the 14th floor tower club and I'm just trying to understand the differences compared to the 12th floor Atrium club .
No, I've only stayed on the 12th. The rooms are larger on the 14th, but as a PP said, no daybeds.

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Does everyone think TPV is worth 150 more/night? Other than Wishes (which I think would be amazing from there), the view doesn't look like much.
The CR's TPV is amazing, however, we personally love the BLV. We prefer not seeing a parking lot below and we love the tranquility of Bay Lake and seeing the EWP. I booked a Tower Room and could have requested a TPV for no additional charge, but I still requested BLV.

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Just back, and had a wonderful time. We stay CL BLV and had a working frig in the room. Can not say enough how great CL was. Everyone was wonderful. Only real disappoint was California Grill but I will post that on restaurant thread.

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This is what I wrote about CG on the restaurant thread...

I know people will be upset with me but this is my family opinion. W e ate at CG on Friday the 13th. LOVED what they did with the restaurant it is beautiful!

But the food was, well, just not that good at all. First not to wild about the selection of apps they had but we went with the duck in its glory and spicy roll. We loved the spicy K roll it was out of this world. The duck one was just ok and we all love duck. Just was not that great. Than we received our dinner, 2 of us had the fillet and 1 the scallops and the other the 3 pork dinner. The fillets came out wrong, way over cooked. We ordered them rare, and black and blue. My DD who ordered hers black and blue came out rare, and she could live with it but mine came out medium, no where near rare. They did offer to take it back and get me another. The reason I hate this, is that everyone will be done with their dinner or close to when I get mine. But I did have them recook the steak, and of course everyone was done when it finally came out. My SIL scallops where way under cooked and my DH did not have enough.

So over all not a great experience. Watching the fireworks from our table was magical but the meal was not worth 2 dining credits. I know people will be upset with this, and to be honest this broke my heart. I have been going to CG since it was a dinner show. Loved it when it went to CG but this new change, well my family and I are not even sure we will give them a second try. That's how bad it was.

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Would you have liked it better had you paid OOP and perhaps used a TiW discount? Thank you for posting your honest review. We've always had mixed feelings about CA Grill, mostly due to the inconsistent service, but the view is always consistently amazing. We still go every visit though, but I am very curious about going after the rehab. I'll be sure and let everyone know what we thought.


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KOOK. - please change my logorail entry from Feb 1-8 at BLT to Jan 4-6 at CR

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Oh, no! What happened to BLT and February? But, you're going sooner, that's good, isn't it?

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We'll be checking in for 7 nights at a BLT standard view studio on Sunday! Although, we leave Thursday morning as we're staying at Wyndham Bonnet Creek for 3 nights first.

Thanks so much for this thread! It's been very helpful. I hope we love BLT (my Dad loves WL and my husband loves the Poly). My parents got a standard view studio too. Fingers crossed!
You're welcome and if it helps, we loved BLT and we love WL, too. We're a Bay Lake family. Will you be able to check-in with us live? I hope you have a wonderful vacation
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:48 PM   #2733
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so we are looking at going to Orlando in February with my inlaws so of course I looked at staying at the CR for a few nights and NOTHING is available...so what did I do???? booked our September trip instead at the CR!!! LOL

I was more disappointed than I thought I would be that I couldn't get it and didn't want the same thing to happen for next year so bit the bullet and did it!!
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:21 PM   #2734
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Would you have liked it better had you paid OOP and perhaps used a TiW discount? Thank you for posting your honest review. We've always had mixed feelings about CA Grill, mostly due to the inconsistent service, but the view is always consistently amazing. We still go every visit though, but I am very curious about going after the rehab. I'll be sure and let everyone know what we thought.
We have a TIW card and did use it for the extras that we ordered. And no I would have not like it either way. "Bad food or just plain, not good food" no matter how you pay for it is still not good.

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I got my invite today to customize my magic bands for our Bay Lake Tower stay October 27th-November 3rd.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:35 PM   #2736
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I got my invite today to customize my magic bands for our Bay Lake Tower stay October 27th-November 3rd.
That's wonderful. We really like using the MB while we were there, it really made everything easy.

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Checked in on Sunday night and everything has been wonderful. I was supposed to be a Standard Garden Wing room but was upgraded to a Tower room with Magic Kingdom view! I am here alone for a conference and I so wish my family could be here with me.

Magic Bands are awesome and no problems at all. Not having to remember my room key is the best. FP+ is great too.
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Thank you all for the thoughts on TPV. Still haven't really made up my mind yet. Will wait to see what the discounts bring, then go from there. Would be so nice to see Wishes from the room though.
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Does anyone know if there has ever been offers for upgrades at Bay Lake Tower? Just wondering.
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Ok, I think dates are finalized. Could you please add us to the LogORail? We'll be staying at BLT from July 17-24 next year to celebrate our 7 year anniversary of our Disney wedding! (Is it too far ahead to be added?)
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I'm here right now and were getting new Samsung hospitality led tv 39inch in the rooms. Just wanted to share that.
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In CR or BLT?
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:21 PM   #2743
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We'll be checking in for 7 nights at a BLT standard view studio on Sunday! Although, we leave Thursday morning as we're staying at Wyndham Bonnet Creek for 3 nights first.

Thanks so much for this thread! It's been very helpful. I hope we love BLT (my Dad loves WL and my husband loves the Poly). My parents got a standard view studio too. Fingers crossed!
Have a great trip .

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No, I've only stayed on the 12th. The rooms are larger on the 14th, but as a PP said, no daybeds.
Thanks . The larger room would be nice, but no daybed would be a deal breaker.

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so we are looking at going to Orlando in February with my inlaws so of course I looked at staying at the CR for a few nights and NOTHING is available...so what did I do???? booked our September trip instead at the CR!!! LOL

I was more disappointed than I thought I would be that I couldn't get it and didn't want the same thing to happen for next year so bit the bullet and did it!!
Congrats on booking the CR . I'm sure you're going to love it.

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Checked in on Sunday night and everything has been wonderful. I was supposed to be a Standard Garden Wing room but was upgraded to a Tower room with Magic Kingdom view! I am here alone for a conference and I so wish my family could be here with me.

Magic Bands are awesome and no problems at all. Not having to remember my room key is the best. FP+ is great too.
What a great upgrade.....enjoy .

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Ok, I think dates are finalized. Could you please add us to the LogORail? We'll be staying at BLT from July 17-24 next year to celebrate our 7 year anniversary of our Disney wedding! (Is it too far ahead to be added?)
Congrats on booking. It's never too early to be added to the log-orail .

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I'm here right now and were getting new Samsung hospitality led tv 39inch in the rooms. Just wanted to share that.
Thanks for sharing .
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Hi all, thought I'd introduce myself! I've been lurking for a few weeks, but now that it looks almost certain we'll be at BLT...I'm jumping in!

My family of 4 (DS is 11, DD will turn 10 on our trip) will be sharing a 2 BR Villa with my sister and her husband, and also my Mom for the first part of the trip. DH's brother, wife and son, plus his other brother, will all be in a 1 BR Villa

We actually have had the 2 BR booked, but as a backup. We are Polynesian lovers, have stayed there 4 times. But it's really not looking like our beloved Polynesian will be....well, our beloved Polynesian, next March. We could handle a little construction, but construction over the water, on the east side of the resort, possibly Grand Ceremonial House AND the main pool? For that $$, sorry, no.

BIL and SIL have stayed at BLT before and loved it. We definitely wanted to be on the monorail. So I figured if I had to do something other than the Poly, then why not have a kitchen and laundry, more space, etc!!

So I'm excited to read more about BLT!

If you could add us to the Logorail, that would be great. We'll be there February 28-March 8
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