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Old 05-16-2013, 09:29 AM   #1336
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So, another quick question. I know the lounge is reserved for DVC members, but can someone who is staying at BLT using DVC points able to get up there? I would love to be able to have a drink and get a couple pictures from up there!
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #1337
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So, another quick question. I know the lounge is reserved for DVC members, but can someone who is staying at BLT using DVC points able to get up there? I would love to be able to have a drink and get a couple pictures from up there!
They're usually pretty strict about needing a DVC membership card IN ADDITION to showing a KTTW card that proves you're staying at a DVC resort on points. So if you're renting, you probably wouldn't be able to get up there.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:50 AM   #1338
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They're usually pretty strict about needing a DVC membership card IN ADDITION to showing a KTTW card that proves you're staying at a DVC resort on points. So if you're renting, you probably wouldn't be able to get up there.
My boss at work is letting me use his points to stay... so if I ask him to use his DVC member card while I'm there, would that work?
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My boss at work is letting me use his points to stay... so if I ask him to use his DVC member card while I'm there, would that work?
Nope, they usually check to make sure the name on the card matches the KTTW card.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:53 AM   #1340
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So yes, still undecided.
lol. well we wont be at AOA so that one is ruled out! I think it will be way too crowded. So we are back to the poly and CR. My oldest wants to do the tea party at GF too but no one wants to stay there. DH ruled that out which makes me happy at least one is out!

I cant get the poly out of my head and I have read good and bad about the garden wing. But then I read some people werent impressed with TPV which is the main reason for me wanting to stay there. augh
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Having a convention center onsite, has anyone had to pay lately to pick up their groceries at the CR? I have read that is a possibility at "convention resorts". Thanks!
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lol. well we wont be at AOA so that one is ruled out! I think it will be way too crowded. So we are back to the poly and CR. My oldest wants to do the tea party at GF too but no one wants to stay there. DH ruled that out which makes me happy at least one is out!

I cant get the poly out of my head and I have read good and bad about the garden wing. But then I read some people werent impressed with TPV which is the main reason for me wanting to stay there. augh
A week before our last trip, we were upgraded from the CR garden wing to the POLY due to an overbooking of rooms. We LOVED (did I say "love"??) the POLY!! Everything about it!! However, half the fun of our trips is the resort and we love to try to them all. So....we are trying the CR garden wing this August. I'm sure we will LOVE it as well! If you generally embrace each new experience, NO DOUBT you will love it! You may miss certain things about the POLY, but if you are like me, just the experience of trying another resort will be wonderful, regardless! You really can't go wrong, in my opinion. Have fun deciding!

oh....and I have three girls: 7, 11,12
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:07 PM   #1343
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So, another quick question. I know the lounge is reserved for DVC members, but can someone who is staying at BLT using DVC points able to get up there? I would love to be able to have a drink and get a couple pictures from up there!
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They're usually pretty strict about needing a DVC membership card IN ADDITION to showing a KTTW card that proves you're staying at a DVC resort on points. So if you're renting, you probably wouldn't be able to get up there.
The policy there has changed there a couple of times. You can always ask them at the front desk, but they may tell you no.
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The policy there has changed there a couple of times. You can always ask them at the front desk, but they may tell you no.
Yes, but in all the changes, the only people who have been allowed up are DVC members and their parties. The requirements have changed about where you have to be staying.

By all means, ask at the front desk. But I don't want anyone to get their hopes up. At BLT a couple of weeks ago, they turned away a DVC member because they were staying at POFQ and not staying at a DVC resort on points (like the rules dictate).
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #1345
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I'm kind of in the minority, but I've always thought the CR has AMAZING theming. To me the whole thing is iconic and the combination having the disney monorail going straight through is as much WDW as Cinderella's Castle. Also, the large scale mural in the concourse by the same person responsible for the IASW theming is wonderful and a great connection to the park. Add in a very visible Chef Mickey's in the concourse and I think any more would actually be overkill for theming. Just my two cents

As far as noise goes the only time we have noticed any noise is when our room is directly over Chef Mickey's, and even then it doesn't bother us.
I can't speak to the noise because I've never stayed at the CR. But, I absolutely love the theming of the CR, always find the 5 legged goat on that mural, and seeing the Castle everyday (multiple times). That's why we added on BLT DVC points.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:17 PM   #1346
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Yes, but in all the changes, the only people who have been allowed up are DVC members and their parties. The requirements have changed about where you have to be staying.

By all means, ask at the front desk. But I don't want anyone to get their hopes up. At BLT a couple of weeks ago, they turned away a DVC member because they were staying at POFQ and not staying at a DVC resort on points (like the rules dictate).
True. And, I agree with you - don't expect it. I don't like all Disney rules, but if you want to play in Disney's backyard, then you got to follow them. Probably like you have, I've seen people get on the elevator without even checking in at the front desk. I don't remember showing my member ID card, but like so many things there, it depends upon the CM and what type of day they are having.

I'm staying at OKW this trip (on points) and planned to go over to TOTWL one night. But, if I don't get in, we'll just head over to CR, get a drink, and watch from the Terrace over there.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:20 PM   #1347
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A week before our last trip, we were upgraded from the CR garden wing to the POLY due to an overbooking of rooms. We LOVED (did I say "love"??) the POLY!! Everything about it!! However, half the fun of our trips is the resort and we love to try to them all. So....we are trying the CR garden wing this August. I'm sure we will LOVE it as well! If you generally embrace each new experience, NO DOUBT you will love it! You may miss certain things about the POLY, but if you are like me, just the experience of trying another resort will be wonderful, regardless! You really can't go wrong, in my opinion. Have fun deciding!

oh....and I have three girls: 7, 11,12
Isn't the poly amazing!! I would love to hear what you think about the garden wing after your trip! Do you do trip reports. My kids are younger but same age difference between them as yours so would love to know what they thought too! I am tempted by the price of the garden wing but would love TPV at the CR as that screams disney to me but today I read reviews on here of people who didn't love TPV so am torn.
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Having a convention center onsite, has anyone had to pay lately to pick up their groceries at the CR? I have read that is a possibility at "convention resorts". Thanks!
I have a similar question...
If we are staying at BLT and have groceries delivered by Garden Grocer, are we charged a fee by the resort?
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I have ordered from GG the last two trips to BLT and never been charged by the resort. Just stayed their 2 weeks ago and did GG.
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I have ordered from GG the last two trips to BLT and never been charged by the resort. Just stayed their 2 weeks ago and did GG.
Did you pick up your groceries/ were they delivered from the same place as they would have been for the CR? Thanks!
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