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Old 04-23-2013, 12:18 PM   #1051
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inky dinky doo - I loved seeing your view pics this morning, it made me remember how much I liked my BLV in the tower and made me excited for our lake view at BLT next year. I was thinking I may upgrade to TPV (which we also loved in the tower) but I think I am going to stick with the more serene views of Bay Lake

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Old 04-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #1052
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I just updated the first and second pages of the thread with links to the great photos posted recently by DemonLlama, inky dinky doo and Georgi Zhukov




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Do we have a time frame for the renovations? I see something in the first post, but maybe I'm reading it wrong as I think it states that everything should be already done?
You read it right (I wrote it wrong). I just updated the NEWS portion in Post #1 to reflect that the Garden Wing has begun its soft goods room rehab. I don't have a completion date yet.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #1053
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I had NO idea Contemporary was undergoing a room refresh until easywdw tweeted some photos today. OMG,

Contemporary was our very first family stay at WDW and, though we all enjoyed it (especially since they upgraded us to a CL 2-bedroom suite), we've been having fun trying out new resorts. We're booked at YC for June, but MAN am I tempted to change it. Plus walking to MK and waiting for the monorail in air conditioning sure are nice.... EEK.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:34 PM   #1054
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You read it right (I wrote it wrong). I just updated the NEWS portion in Post #1 to reflect that the Garden Wing has begun its soft goods room rehab. I don't have a completion date yet.
Oh good!! I thought I was going crazy!!

So my teacher husband has the first week of April off for spring break next year and with Easter not until April 20, I've decided we are totally going then instead of our annual August trip for 2014.

Is it bad that I haven't ever stayed at CR and I'm already thinking of my second visit? We'll be there this August, and I have to keep reminding myself that we can WALK to MK!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #1055
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Oh good!! I thought I was going crazy!!

So my teacher husband has the first week of April off for spring break next year and with Easter not until April 20, I've decided we are totally going then instead of our annual August trip for 2014.

Is it bad that I haven't ever stayed at CR and I'm already thinking of my second visit? We'll be there this August, and I have to keep reminding myself that we can WALK to MK!!!
Weather will be much better the first week of April! May be rainy but less hot and humid. I just checked out spring break and it is earlier than yours so if the rest of FL is in school that week you should have a fantastic time!!!

And YES you can WALK to the MK!!! It's one of our favorite things about CR

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #1056
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Well it's that time....

We will be leaving the CR around 10:45 for the airport. Just an FYI....although we take a car service to/from the airport, we bring our luggage down to ME approx 3 hours prior to flight departure and then we don't need to worry about the luggage until we reach our final destination.

Leaving is always so difficult. Our autistic son always seems to go thru a "gagging" bout to and from the airport. We constantly try to "snap" him out of it by trying to engage his mind on something else but doesn't seem to work most of the time. This is probably my only stress with traveling. Someday I hope he gets over this.....poor kid.

Of course the weather is beautiful now, and will be for a while....so those leaving ENJOY! We will be bringing home the nasty weather with us back to Boston lol. You're welcome.
My son, who has autism, also has a gagging problem. He tends to gag more when he is stressed. I feel so bad for him; because, so many people stop and stare at him. It's hard not to stare because, the gagging is so loud; but, sometimes people keep staring and it only makes things worse for him. I also have found nothing to stop him from gagging.

The reason we go to disney is for my son. He has such a difficult life with Autism and he is always sad and anxious; but, when we go to DW he just has so much joy. The smiles are endless. The trips are priceless.

We are staying at BLT in Sept. Can't wait! My son is so excited for the jacuzzi tub.

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My son, who has autism, also has a gagging problem. He tends to gag more when he is stressed. I feel so bad for him; because, so many people stop and stare at him. It's hard not to stare because, the gagging is so loud; but, sometimes people keep staring and it only makes things worse for him. I also have found nothing to stop him from gagging.

The reason we go to disney is for my son. He has such a difficult life with Autism and he is always sad and anxious; but, when we go to DW he just has so much joy. The smiles are endless. The trips are priceless.

We are staying at BLT in Sept. Can't wait! My son is so excited for the jacuzzi tub.

Enjoy Your vacation!
Oh goodness....I'm sorry your son (and you) have to deal with the gagging issue as well .. We surprisingly got lucky yesterday. He was gagging a little bit early on before we left the CR (and crying because he didn't want to leave), but Hubby took him around on the monorail a couple times and somehow that did the trick. No more gagging (and I even warned the Limo driver to assure him that my child would not get sick but that he may start gagging)....but he never did from that point on!

Isn't it amazing how Disney affects our kids? He seems to come home just a little bit better (IE: speaking clearer or understanding a bit better)?? It's really a magical place!! We were able to get him to watch Philharmagic this trip....AND went to see Fantasmic!! We're so happy we have a couple more rides to add to the list! Oh if only we could get him onto the fast rides (like my favorite BTMRR)! Maybe someday!!!

Best wishes for your trip in September!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:21 AM   #1058
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For both of the moms that have sons with gagging issues, the post about the monorail stopping the gagging got me thinking...have you ever tried letting your son watch home videos from your trip when the gagging starts? Maybe watching the videos will help him remember the joy of the trip and relieve the stress he is feeling, especially when it's time to leave. Just a thought.
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For both of the moms that have sons with gagging issues, the post about the monorail stopping the gagging got me thinking...have you ever tried letting your son watch home videos from your trip when the gagging starts? Maybe watching the videos will help him remember the joy of the trip and relieve the stress he is feeling, especially when it's time to leave. Just a thought.
That is a very thoughtful idea! Thank you!

And you hit it right on the mark! The key is distraction. We usually don't know when/where it's going to happen. We just try to "change his thought process" .

It seems to be getting less and less each trip.....this past time being the best! Hopefully one day there will be a gag free trip to celebrate!
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:55 PM   #1060
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Weather will be much better the first week of April! May be rainy but less hot and humid. I just checked out spring break and it is earlier than yours so if the rest of FL is in school that week you should have a fantastic time!!!

And YES you can WALK to the MK!!! It's one of our favorite things about CR

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Ooooh!! Thanks for the info about your school. That is very exciting! Now I just have to cross my fingers for great airfare!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:38 PM   #1061
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Does anyone happen to remember what the discounts were at BLT this past Feb (not President's Day)? Specifically looking for 1BR? Were all categories discounted?

I am trying to decide if I want to change my BLV room to a TPV room, but not sure if they were included in the discounts this past year.

Thanks in advance for any information
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:50 PM   #1062
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Started booking with CR, switched, switched again, switched again and now I'm back full circle with a garden view room for September...

My question is on the picture of the waterside I saw in pictures a page ago..are those just for the DVC resort or can CR guests use that? We stayed at CR 8 years ago but I do not remember that slide...I love water slides and hoped it might be possible to go to??
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http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...fe/#more-11092

Really great CR update! (scroll down past GF info)
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:56 PM   #1064
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http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...fe/#more-11092

Really great CR update! (scroll down past GF info)
LOVE the new room updates!! So excited we rebooked back to the CR!! Can not wait!! Now I am more motivated to get to my goal weight by our trip!!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:09 PM   #1065
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