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Old 03-31-2013, 08:38 PM   #676
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Thinking of staying here next February instead of the Poly...have looked for garden view rooms for this year to price it out and they are so hard to find....any tips on booking for next year for CR garden wing??

what is the difference between the tower and the garden wing?

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:14 PM   #677
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Their premium drinks (hot/iced lattes, cappuccino, etc.) are really good. Their regular iced coffee was very good as well. The one thing we didn't try was the regular hot drip coffee.
Thanks for the info! Hoping its a good sign that the regular coffee will be good too!
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It's a very short walk from the garden wing to the tower (main building), and then you can take an elevator right up to the monorail. Enjoy!
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We're staying at BLT for the first time this September and I just have two questions (sorry if they've been asked before, I've tried searching).

I see that the Top of the World lounge doesn't open until 5 p.m. Does that include the observation area? My husband was interested in going up there in the mornings to enjoy his cup of coffee and the view while I finish getting ready, but it doesn't look like that will be possible.

Is the only place to refill refillable mugs at BLT still the Pool bar? It would be nice to have a refill station in the gift shop like at Kidani.

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:19 AM   #681
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I think the ONLY times we have stayed CL would have been because of a discount. . We actually considered staying during our upcoming visit. BUT, probably the main reason we aren't is because it is way too easy to swing by the CL lounge and grab a snack or two or three (or even "let's bring a couple extra brownies back to the room" lol). Of course if you're paying for CL then you SHOULD take advantage of all that there is to offer! But we eat enough of the bad foods throughout the day that we don't need ANY extra help lol! It's just too easy NOT to avoid all the goodies!!

One time we were upgraded to the 14th floor for one night ( our reservations were for the 12th floor CL)!! It was a one bedroom suite!!!! It was incredible!!! Tough to go into a single room when you just had the equivalent to 3 rooms!!


Anyway, it's fun staying CL if just to check it out once. Its exciting to have to slide your room key into the slot (only used for CL floor guests) in the elevators too! .
I hope you can get a discount!!! Best wishes!!!!
Thanks.....I'm hoping for a decent discount, too . What an amazing upgrade to a one bedroom suite.....I love hearing about pixie dust upgrades!!! I hear you on the snacks.......WL CL and GF CL both had sugar cookies that I couldn't stay away from . We don't stay CL every trip, but it is nice to have every once in awhile . I am leaning toward standard CL over a TPV so we can kill two birds with one stone (trying the CR for the first time as well as CL there), but I'll also be happy if we ended up with just a regular TPV as I am very excited just to try the CR .

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Thinking of staying here next February instead of the Poly...have looked for garden view rooms for this year to price it out and they are so hard to find....any tips on booking for next year for CR garden wing??

what is the difference between the tower and the garden wing?

thanks in advance
The garden wing rooms are sometimes hard to come by as those tend to get booked up first since they are cheaper than the tower rooms. The rooms in both the garden wing and tower are identical, with the location being the difference. The tower rooms are just an elevator ride away from the monorail, Chef Mickeys, and shopping......with the garden wing rooms being a short walk away. Have fun planning......we are trying the CR for the first time in December and I can't wait .

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Where can you refill your mug? That was definitely a perk of BC over Poly was the ease of refilling mugs, as opposed to the longish walk to the GCH from our longhouse.

Also, laundry location(s)?

Is there a map somewhere that has the locations of things like the deluxe garden wing rooms, etc?
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Where can you refill your mug? That was definitely a perk of BC over Poly was the ease of refilling mugs, as opposed to the longish walk to the GCH from our longhouse.

Also, laundry location(s)?

Is there a map somewhere that has the locations of things like the deluxe garden wing rooms, etc?
I can't help with the laundry locations, but mugs can be filled at Contempo Cafe. You might be able to get refills at the pool bar, but I'm not sure. Hopefully someone will be able to give more information on that as well as laundry locations .
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I can't help with the laundry locations, but mugs can be filled at Contempo Cafe. You might be able to get refills at the pool bar, but I'm not sure. Hopefully someone will be able to give more information on that as well as laundry locations .
I found it! Laundry is on the second floor in the garden wing. Hmmm...that might be a bit of a pain if we were in the tower?
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We're staying at BLT for the first time this September and I just have two questions (sorry if they've been asked before, I've tried searching).

I see that the Top of the World lounge doesn't open until 5 p.m. Does that include the observation area? My husband was interested in going up there in the mornings to enjoy his cup of coffee and the view while I finish getting ready, but it doesn't look like that will be possible.

Is the only place to refill refillable mugs at BLT still the Pool bar? It would be nice to have a refill station in the gift shop like at Kidani.

Thanks for your help!
I'm not sure about the hours for the TOWL since we are renters.....

But refillable mug station was only at the pool bar as of last September. We ultimately decided to skip it and just ordered more sodas/coffee for the room....too much trouble!
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I found it! Laundry is on the second floor in the garden wing. Hmmm...that might be a bit of a pain if we were in the tower?
Glad you found it . Seems strange, though, that there isn't a laundry facility in the tower as well .
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Has anyone ever slept on that sleeper sofa? I assumed that DS 11 would sleep with me and DD9 would sleep with my mom. But now both kids are saying they don't want to sleep with Grammy! Haha! It's ok...she understands...she snores terribly! Anyway, I'm thinking now that DS could sleep on that sofa...will mouse keeping bring sheets or make it up? Thanks.
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Has anyone ever slept on that sleeper sofa? I assumed that DS 11 would sleep with me and DD9 would sleep with my mom. But now both kids are saying they don't want to sleep with Grammy! Haha! It's ok...she understands...she snores terribly! Anyway, I'm thinking now that DS could sleep on that sofa...will mouse keeping bring sheets or make it up? Thanks.
What sleeper sofa are you talking about?
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What sleeper sofa are you talking about?
Sorry...we are staying in the Tower, TPV. I was just looking at the pics and there's a pic of a sleeper sofa next to the sliding glass doors. I remember it being there when we stayed in 2010 also, but we never used it for sleeping.
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i just read that the CR doesnt have balconies. is that only in the garden wing??
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