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Old 02-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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Paradise Pier - Concierge Elevator ?

Is it true that the glass elevator is reserved for those who pay for concierge rooms ? I really want to stay there but have heard that the elevators can't keep up with the amount of guests during the rush to the parks in the morning. If I knew that those three floors got their own elevator I will most likely book.

Please talk me into or out of staying at the Paradise Pier
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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Hmmm. I don't know the answer to your question NOW, but I stayed at PPH in August 2011 in a regular (non-concierge) room and used the glass elevator a few times during my 3-day stay.

The elevators were slow but it didn't profoundly impact my trip.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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I have not heard that about the glass elevators.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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When we stayed there last year there was no notice reserving the glass elevator for concierge. I think this rumor is because the elevator is well marked and tucked away.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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I have used the glass elevator many times without being a guest at all (its a fun elevator to ride up in), so I don't see any reason that non-concierge guests can't use it. The glass elevator is also the fastest elevator there.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:56 PM   #6
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When you stay concierge they tell you that elevator is for concierge guests only, but it sounds like they don't tell anyone else that, and there is no enforcement.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:10 PM   #7
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We stayed there last feb (non concierge) and used the glass elevators many times. We were never told it was for concierge use only.
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I think it's for everyone. We were just there.

We stayed concierge on floor 3 so we just used stairs when we went outside.
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When we stayed there we were not concierge and we used the glass elevator with no problems at all.
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So, it is kind of like Fast Pass enforcement has been.
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So, it is kind of like Fast Pass enforcement has been.
If there is no signage stating non-concierge guests cannot use it, it would be nothing like FP enforcement. I would chalk it more up to getting incorrect info from a CM...by telling you it was for concierge only.

OP one trick I use is that if you are waiting for an elevator at PPH, best option is to get on as it is going up. That way, when it gets full as it goes down to the lower floors (and it does), you are already in there.
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I heard anyone can ride it up but only concierge guests can ride it down?? I will find out when I am there in 3 weeks I guess
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I heard anyone can ride it up but only concierge guests can ride it down?? I will find out when I am there in 3 weeks I guess
As with most things that aren't entirely accurate, there is some truth here. The buttons to call the glass elevator only exist on certain floors. The first floor is one and the others are the floors that have concierge rooms on them. I did forget about that on my other post, because it wasn't an issue for us as we were on a floor that had concierge rooms. I am not sure if there is more than one floor that has them, but the point is it didn't affect us.
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If there is no signage stating non-concierge guests cannot use it, it would be nothing like FP enforcement. I would chalk it more up to getting incorrect info from a CM...by telling you it was for concierge only.

OP one trick I use is that if you are waiting for an elevator at PPH, best option is to get on as it is going up. That way, when it gets full as it goes down to the lower floors (and it does), you are already in there.
The multiple CMs who told me, including the hotel manager, did not give me incorrect information. Just because you didn't know doesn't make it false.
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I just called. She said, "anyone can ride it up, because we don't regulate it, but only concierge guests can ride it down." When you stay concierge, they call it the "concierge elevator."
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