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Old 06-02-2013, 11:26 PM   #1471
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Ummmmm in five months I think we are all going to need to hear DETAILED reviews of your stay. Two GVs? Wow!!! I'd love to know your thoughts!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:51 AM   #1472
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Has anyone ordered a birthday cake and balloons, or one of the chocolate characters/monorail from the resort? We are celebrating my niece's birthday on our next visit, and I'd like to do something. Disney Florist options seem expensive and aren't exactly what I'm looking for anyways (I've ordered from them in the past, it's easy but very overpriced).

Do any of the gift shops sell balloons? Even if I could just pick up those and a few treats, that'd probably be good. Any thoughts or suggestions for a 2 year old? Many thanks!!

We were in BLT in January 2012 and ordered a cake from the CR chef. He did a beautiful job on a two layer 10" cake decorated with the Monsters Inc. group. If I remember correctly it cost me about $45. I got the contact info off of the cake thread. I ordered about 6 weeks before we arrived.

I have never seen balloons anywhere except the ones they sell in MK.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:32 AM   #1473
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Ummmmm in five months I think we are all going to need to hear DETAILED reviews of your stay. Two GVs? Wow!!! I'd love to know your thoughts!!
I will definitely post a detailed review with pictures
We stayed in a GV last September at Kidani and loved it, but we've been trying to stay at BLT for the past 3 years and it's finally happening. We couldn't get BLT for the whole week so that's why we're doing a split stay. Sooo excited, November can't get here fast enough.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:28 AM   #1474
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10 days until my ADRs!!

We arrive in December, and I want to plan a nice evening at the Contemporary. My kids loved the campfire and movie on the beach while at the Poly last year. I want to do this at the Contemporary too.

Does anyone know what time the campfire starts in December, it changes seasonally. Does anyone remember what time the movie will start?

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:18 PM   #1475
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Just paid in full!! CR Aug 1-8, I did online check in. I was too excited and couldn't help it, had to do it! Is it true that if you fax a room request to CR the week before you arrive you are more likely to get?
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:21 PM   #1476
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Is it true that if you fax a room request to CR the week before you arrive you are more likely to get?
No. POR and POFQ are the only resorts that still accept faxed room requests. It's best to call and add any room requests to your reservation.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:23 PM   #1477
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No. POR and POFQ are the only resorts that still accept faxed room requests. It's best to call and add any room requests to your reservation.
Thank you for the information!
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:28 PM   #1478
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Just returned from an amazing time at BLT in a grand villa!
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #1479
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Just returned from an amazing time at BLT in a grand villa!
We're staying in a grand villa in November and can't wait!!!! How was it?
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:09 PM   #1480
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I'm back in the Log-orail. DH's work commitments changed a little so he can now be away from work for more than we first thought so I booked 9 nights CR/BLV for August. BLT and Atrium Club were sold-out with the military rate, but BLV is our favorite view so we're very happy and besides, that hike from the Smokies to the MK was going to be a bit much

I even did Online Check-In since we're not staying CL. For those who are wondering, when you do OCI for CR, you only get a limited choice of pre-set requests. You can check up to two boxes for the following and you can't add a narrative request (you would need to call the WDTC to add other requests):

ODD ROOM - Must be DISers who prompted this request

BALCONY - This is not a legitimate request because all Tower rooms have a balcony and none of the Garden Wing rooms have them.

PATIO: This would be checked if you wanted a ground floor GW room.

NEAR TRANSPORTATION: Guests must request this often, but the difference between the furthest and closest room to either the bus or monorail would depend on whether you're in the Tower or GW and within the GW, the furthest room would only be maybe a couple of minutes more. Within the Tower, this wouldn't even be a meaningful request.







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I'm so excited -- we'll be checking into BLT in a little over a week! My parents are planning to come over to visit us one day for a few hours. Do I need to let anyone know or can they just provide my name/room number to the guard?
I believe that's all they need to do is tell the guard who they're visiting and they'll give them a temporary pass like you would get if you have an ADR. Maybe when you check-in you could confirm this just to be safe since I've never actually done it.

Are you packed yet? You must be excited!

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Hi - Just wondering if anyone here had heard about the upcoming MyMagic+ testing for CR and AKL guests? Apparently those checking in on either June 20, 21, or 22 are eligible for the test. Anyone here going on those dates? I was just curious to hear if they would indeed participate in the test and also then report back here with what they thought of it.
Thanks for posting. Maybe someone will post here about their experience.

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Returned home and this is a wonderful resort. We had the best view of the castle and the fireworks. My only disappointment was having to come home and not getting a good night time picture of the castle changing colors or the fireworks. If anyone has a nice jpg picture of these please private message me. Thank You
So glad you had a great time. YouTube has some videos of the castle at night and here is just one beautiful photo I found in a quick search:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterpa...53/3184121932/

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Sorry if this is a repeat, but do the refrigerators in the rooms have a freezer section? Are they "real" refrigerators with a compressor or are the just pelter coolers?
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10 days until my ADRs!!

We arrive in December, and I want to plan a nice evening at the Contemporary. My kids loved the campfire and movie on the beach while at the Poly last year. I want to do this at the Contemporary too.

Does anyone know what time the campfire starts in December, it changes seasonally. Does anyone remember what time the movie will start?

Thanks in advance!!
I dug deep into the KOOK Disney Files and found my December 2010 CR activities sheet. It shows the movie started at 6:30 and the campfire was from 5:30-6:30.

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Just paid in full!! CR Aug 1-8, I did online check in. I was too excited and couldn't help it, had to do it! Is it true that if you fax a room request to CR the week before you arrive you are more likely to get?
Nothing wrong with doing OCI! Just make sure, as dansdad recommended, that you have ALL your requests already in your reservation by calling the WDTC. OCI won't negate those, but you are very limited in what you can request within OCI (See my comments at the top of this post.)

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Just returned from an amazing time at BLT in a grand villa!
Will you be doing another TR?
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #1481
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:10 PM   #1482
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Look I'm happy you're getting to CR soon!
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Kook, glad you're going to be able to make it after all!! What made you decide to do CR for the whole trip instead of a tour around Bay Lake?
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You made me smile - thank you! I'm just sorry we won't be in Boca to see you this time

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Thanks! We're happy, too. Just about two months till it's go-time!

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Kook, glad you're going to be able to make it after all!! What made you decide to do CR for the whole trip instead of a tour around Bay Lake?

It was touch and go there, what with the whole sequestration threat starting before spring break. After all that nonsense, we just recently found out that DH's job is exempt from furlough. It's good to be tickered again!
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Not sure if I was added to the train. August 12- August 17. CR/BLV.
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