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Old 10-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #2911
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KOOK.....sorry to post this, but can you remove us from the log? We had to do some major changes to our upcoming trip that involved moving our cruise to next year as well as changing our resort stay(s). CR is our first choice for before our cruise in December 2014, but I haven't booked yet. I will post those dates when we've finalized things. We are booked for March, but not at the CR as it wasn't available for our dates .....but I might keep checking just in case something opens up. If I do change, I will post so we can be added back to the log .
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:20 AM   #2912
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KOOK.....sorry to post this, but can you remove us from the log? We had to do some major changes to our upcoming trip that involved moving our cruise to next year as well as changing our resort stay(s). CR is our first choice for before our cruise in December 2014, but I haven't booked yet. I will post those dates when we've finalized things. We are booked for March, but not at the CR as it wasn't available for our dates .....but I might keep checking just in case something opens up. If I do change, I will post so we can be added back to the log .
Oh, no! You've been planning your Christmas stay and cruise for a long time. I know you were excited about trying the Atrium Club and staying at CR for the first time, but CR will be here for a future visit. Are you staying SL or RPC in March? Will this be a spring break trip with your boys?
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:29 AM   #2913
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KOOK.....sorry to post this, but can you remove us from the log? We had to do some major changes to our upcoming trip that involved moving our cruise to next year as well as changing our resort stay(s). CR is our first choice for before our cruise in December 2014, but I haven't booked yet. I will post those dates when we've finalized things. We are booked for March, but not at the CR as it wasn't available for our dates .....but I might keep checking just in case something opens up. If I do change, I will post so we can be added back to the log .
Oh no!! You've been so looking forward to this CR stay. I hope some March openings show up for you!

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KOOK - you know that change you made for me from CR to BLT? Can you remove it all together it was for Jan 4-6. Thanks a million!!!

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Babyberger you too?? Have you changed resorts, or are you rescheduling your vacation?

My coworker arrives to the CR on Thursday!! She is really, truly hoping the monorail is up and running all day. When she called, a CM thought it would be. Thank goodness for that walkway, because she has young ones that need a mid day break.

I am 2 weeks away from my 45-day payoff. So, so, so excited.

I'm doing a surprise trip for my twins. They have no idea. I got a little nervous when I was telling them about my coworker's trip because my son instantly said "Why are they staying there (CR)? They should stay at the Polynesian". YIKES!! So, I mentioned the monorail running through the building, and Chef Mickey being right there, and he said that maybe the little boy would enjoy it at CR too. I hope so! Luckily my kids are very good at enjoying the blessings offered them, and aren't really complainers.

And boy am I glad I changed to the tower when the winter special came out, so they can pop out of their rooms and see the monorail.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #2914
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We're staying at the CR 3/31-4/5 in 2014. We're three adults and two kids (5&6). I've tried to search the thread, but does anyone have any pictures of what the daybeds look like in use? I'm trying to see if I can fit both of my kids in there or if they'll be sleeping on the floor/taking turns on the daybed. We'll already have sleeping bags for them since they sleep on the floor at my ILs in Ft Myers.

This is likely our last visit to Disney, at least for a few years, so we wanted to stay deluxe!
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #2916
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Oh, no! You've been planning your Christmas stay and cruise for a long time. I know you were excited about trying the Atrium Club and staying at CR for the first time, but CR will be here for a future visit. Are you staying SL or RPC in March? Will this be a spring break trip with your boys?
I am a little disappointed, but I'm glad it's just a postponement and not a total cancel. Yes, the CR will be there for a future visit and I have it pegged for December 2014 . We are currently booked RPC in a deluxe room (no standard RPC rooms were available under the discount), but I may still keep trying to get the CR. It is a family trip with the boys during spring break time.

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Oh no!! You've been so looking forward to this CR stay. I hope some March openings show up for you!

I am 2 weeks away from my 45-day payoff. So, so, so excited.

I'm doing a surprise trip for my twins. They have no idea. I got a little nervous when I was telling them about my coworker's trip because my son instantly said "Why are they staying there (CR)? They should stay at the Polynesian". YIKES!! So, I mentioned the monorail running through the building, and Chef Mickey being right there, and he said that maybe the little boy would enjoy it at CR too. I hope so! Luckily my kids are very good at enjoying the blessings offered them, and aren't really complainers.

And boy am I glad I changed to the tower when the winter special came out, so they can pop out of their rooms and see the monorail.
Thanks .

Your trip sounds awesome......your boys will be so surprised and I'm sure they'll love it . The CR's theme has never really appealed to me, but I do love how the monorail goes through and Chef Mickeys is one of our favorites, so it's only fitting that we try it on one of our trips . Congrats on getting the tower with the discount .

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We're staying at the CR 3/31-4/5 in 2014. We're three adults and two kids (5&6). I've tried to search the thread, but does anyone have any pictures of what the daybeds look like in use? I'm trying to see if I can fit both of my kids in there or if they'll be sleeping on the floor/taking turns on the daybed. We'll already have sleeping bags for them since they sleep on the floor at my ILs in Ft Myers.

This is likely our last visit to Disney, at least for a few years, so we wanted to stay deluxe!
I can't answer about the daybed, but wanted to say yay for booking the CR . You are going to love staying deluxe (although it does get you hooked and it's hard to stay anything else ).
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #2917
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We stayed at BLT in a standard view studio room 7209 (2nd floor) for 7 nights in September. While we really enjoyed the resort, I don't think we'll be back. Nothing went wrong, it was a lovely stay, just other resorts appeal to us more (thank goodness there's so many resorts to choose from!).

FWIW, I loved the jazz/contemporary music playing in the courtyard, the pool area was nice (although, I'm not a big fan of resorts doing activities/games for hours on end with blaring PA systems. It was like that the 3 days we stayed at Wyndham Bonnet Creek too. I mean, there's usually only 3-5 kids playing so I'm sure they can all hear you and people love pools. You don't need to entice them), the pool bar and fire pit area was lovely, I spent a small fortune in Fantasia Market (they really have such a wide variety of stuff! I got sick the last 2 days of the trip and they had everything I needed), and I really enjoyed the gift shops and Contempo Café (the turkey sandwich was *delicious*) . I'm so glad we tried BLT!

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My two wishes for this resort would be that they would add boat transportation to the MK and bus transportation to Epcot. I understand why they don't, but the monorail was super crowded and the walk wasn't very pleasant to MK during the day(heavy traffic and bus fumes and sewage/trash smells consistently at one point along the sidewalk) and the monorail took us forever to get back to our room from EPCOT in the evenings (we timed the 1st one at 1 hour and 5 minutes and the second night was 1 hour and 20 minutes from the time we got to the monorail platform in EPCOT until we crossed through the doors of the skyway at BLT. Like I said, none of this was enough to make us feel badly about the resort or ruined our day/trip (Lord knows, we've had our share of Disney transportation issues at almost every resort), just two wishes I had . I'd stay in a cardboard box and be happy at Disney.

Oh, and has anyone else had an issue with the water pressure/shower head? We had to finagle the lever to try and slow down the water 'cause it was almost painful (especially to sensitive areas!). I thought it was possibly just our shower until my parents said they had the same issue in their room the next day. Do we just have sensitive skin?
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:07 PM   #2918
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Okay ladies, I posted this as a thread, but thought I would ask here also.

As stated before we are CR CL TPV for our first Disney trip. I have two small kids and booked the TPV b/c I thought that they would love the fireworks from the room and the overall view. Now that I really stop to think about it, I am worried that we are spending a lot ($6,300 w/o flights) for a room that we really aren't going to be able to use. So my question is should we change to a different deluxe ( I was thinking WL) or is this something that we would regret?

Thank you in advance from a Disney novice!
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:45 PM   #2919
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Now that I really stop to think about it, I am worried that we are spending a lot ($6,300 w/o flights) for a room that we really aren't going to be able to use.
Okay, this is just my opinion; but when our kids were small, they really didn't care what resort we stayed at, let alone what view we had. All that mattered to them was the resort pool, and being in the parks. That is a large chunk of change you're spending, which after the trip is over, you'll never see again. Something to think about.
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Okay ladies, I posted this as a thread, but thought I would ask here also.

As stated before we are CR CL TPV for our first Disney trip. I have two small kids and booked the TPV b/c I thought that they would love the fireworks from the room and the overall view. Now that I really stop to think about it, I am worried that we are spending a lot ($6,300 w/o flights) for a room that we really aren't going to be able to use. So my question is should we change to a different deluxe ( I was thinking WL) or is this something that we would regret?

Thank you in advance from a Disney novice!
Last year we had a villa at BLT with a MK view and to this day the girls (7 and 4) still talk about sitting in the balcony eating popcorn and watching the firework in their jammies. They think the fireworks were just for them. And the adults in the group were just as excited about the castle view as the kiddos. IMO worth every penny! We are staying at CR this year in the hospitality suite with CL but no MK view and I know the girls will be disappointed but we wanted to try something different.
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We have had some beautiful views of the fireworks, at BLT, at the Contemporary and even of the Epcot fireworks at the Dolphin. These were great memories, and I imagine we will do it again, but not if it is stressful financially. We - and our kids - have really enjoyed the non-fireworks view rooms just as much. There is a lot that they find magical. If the price tag seems too high this time or for that particular room, maybe consider an alternative. Is there a garden wing room available? You can see the fireworks from the observation deck and still enjoy the many perks of the CR for a much lower price. We love the CR.
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I had a posting failure from my phone - trying again! We have had fireworks views from CR and BLT, and while they are lovely and the kids enjoyed them, I wouldn't choose that if it is at all financially stressful. And I mean at ALL. Our kids have always enjoyed anywhere we take them and any hotel room, fireworks view or not. Pretty certain our six year old was more excited about the big jetted bathtub in the BLT 1 bedroom than the fireworks view, although he enjoyed both. I do love the convenience of the monorail resorts. It may be a significant savings to switch to a garden wing room, and you can then enjoy the fireworks from the observation deck and still walk to CR and enjoy the other CR perks. (We really enjoy that resort.) Have you looked into whether those are available? Good luck with your choice and have a great trip!
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Okay ladies, I posted this as a thread, but thought I would ask here also.

As stated before we are CR CL TPV for our first Disney trip. I have two small kids and booked the TPV b/c I thought that they would love the fireworks from the room and the overall view. Now that I really stop to think about it, I am worried that we are spending a lot ($6,300 w/o flights) for a room that we really aren't going to be able to use. So my question is should we change to a different deluxe ( I was thinking WL) or is this something that we would regret?

Thank you in advance from a Disney novice!
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My story is the same except I have 62 days to wait!
We have 10 more days till BLT and same story. Too poor as a child AND too poor a grandmom when we get back!! Oh well. Its all about the memories! Enjoy!
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