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Old 06-19-2013, 05:38 AM   #46
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If you really love club level and can afford it I'm not sure why you want to give it up. Have you ever considered a split between WL CL and RPC that would reign in the cost of your trip a little.
I was just trying to think more logically about the $$ spent on CL, but my family truly does enjoy it, so there is no good reason to give it up.

But! I am now thinking CR Atrium club!!! The view from that lounge looks AMAZING!!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:57 AM   #47
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We got spoiled using CL the first time we booked it in 2010 now before that we were use to staying value resorts with a few moderates thrown in over the years... Then after our first deluxe stay & it was CL at that we were absolutely hooked!! We prefer it now! We did stay in a mod back in Dec (POR) but we also went over to the Poly & felt homesick too! Lol

This Sept we are staying CR & not CL both DH & I are really hoping to be able to come up with the extra cash to upgrade at check in tho.. If not we will be fine, hey we are still in WDW & still staying at CR, but CL will be missed!

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Old 06-19-2013, 06:21 AM   #48
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We got spoiled using CL the first time we booked it in 2010 now before that we were use to staying value resorts with a few moderates thrown in over the years... Then after our first deluxe stay & it was CL at that we were absolutely hooked!! We prefer it now! We did stay in a mod back in Dec (POR) but we also went over to the Poly & felt homesick too! Lol

This Sept we are staying CR & not CL both DH & I are really hoping to be able to come up with the extra cash to upgrade at check in tho.. If not we will be fine, hey we are still in WDW & still staying at CR, but CL will be missed!

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I hope you get upgraded!!! Then you could give me a review!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:28 AM   #49
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We've never stayed CL so I guess I don't know what I' missing! We are driving down so I'm going to pack snacks for the room too. I can imagine if I tried CL I would have a hard time not booking it. Enjoy your planning!
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:01 AM   #50
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When we stayed WL CL, we had an awesome view of the castle and also Wishes. It was amazing....

I am considering CR TPV, instead of CL. I think that would be pretty awesome!
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I was just trying to think more logically about the $$ spent on CL, but my family truly does enjoy it, so there is no good reason to give it up.

But! I am now thinking CR Atrium club!!! The view from that lounge looks AMAZING!!!
MM We were upgraded to CL at YC and while my DS's did check it out they were 15 and 25 at the time, DH and myself never even stepped foot into the lounge. We are Breakfast people and enjoy a TS most days while on vacation so cold cereal or oatmeal and Danish is not for us.

Now there are just 2 of us and neither of us can partake of the alcoholic beverages offered I see no value in CL for what CL costs we could add the DxDP and did do that our last 2 trips.

You have a family of 4 plus the military discount which makes CL a much better value, I would go for it if you think you will miss having it.

You mentioned GF Sugarloaf because it is close to the pool but I have read that is also a bad thing since the lounge is often frequented by guests in wet swimwear

If it were me I would book CR TPV or Atrium of course booking BLV CL would save a bit of money and you could still watch Wishes from the lounge

As someone said "the best of both worlds"
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:37 AM   #51
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MM We were upgraded to CL at YC and while my DS's did check it out they were 15 and 25 at the time, DH and myself never even stepped foot into the lounge. We are Breakfast people and enjoy a TS most days while on vacation so cold cereal or oatmeal and Danish is not for us.

Now there are just 2 of us and neither of us can partake of the alcoholic beverages offered I see no value in CL for what CL costs we could add the DxDP and did do that our last 2 trips.

You have a family of 4 plus the military discount which makes CL a much better value, I would go for it if you think you will miss having it.

You mentioned GF Sugarloaf because it is close to the pool but I have read that is also a bad thing since the lounge is often frequented by guests in wet swimwear

If it were me I would book CR TPV or Atrium of course booking BLV CL would save a bit of money and you could still watch Wishes from the lounge

As someone said "the best of both worlds"
Sheila This is exactly what I'm thinking. CR Atrium CL w/BLV

We are not a big breakfast family, so the CL offerings are perfect for us.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:37 AM   #52
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We stayed at CR CL atrium last year and LOVED it. I booked a BLV and was really excited about it. Upon check-in, we were upgraded to TPV and I wasn't sure how I felt about that, but it was very, very nice watching the Castle change colors each night in bed! I had read about people doing that but never imagined just how awesome that would be.

Anyway, the CL experience at CR was great. The lounge view was amazing. I wouldn't hesitate to book a BLV room being that you'd get the MK view from the lounge. It was sort of a bummer having to take elevators and walk a bit to get to the pool, but we really did enjoy the pool area, and my kids loved the splash zone area. I can't imagine you'd be disappointed with CR CL. My DH is also hooked on CL -- it's really hard to beat having drinks and food at the snap of our fingers.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:43 AM   #53
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We stayed at CR CL atrium last year and LOVED it. I booked a BLV and was really excited about it. Upon check-in, we were upgraded to TPV and I wasn't sure how I felt about that, but it was very, very nice watching the Castle change colors each night in bed! I had read about people doing that but never imagined just how awesome that would be.

Anyway, the CL experience at CR was great. The lounge view was amazing. I wouldn't hesitate to book a BLV room being that you'd get the MK view from the lounge. It was sort of a bummer having to take elevators and walk a bit to get to the pool, but we really did enjoy the pool area, and my kids loved the splash zone area. I can't imagine you'd be disappointed with CR CL. My DH is also hooked on CL -- it's really hard to beat having drinks and food at the snap of our fingers.
Awesom!!! Thanks for the information!!!! Excited!!!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:08 AM   #54
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Remember, with the CR TPV you look out, not down. Does this make sense? If you look down you will see the parking lot & bus stop & think what the heck did I just pay for? But when you look "out" and you see that view it's so worth it!

Here's an example.
When we looked down:



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Desnik Yes! I've gotcha! It was the same thing with our WL CL room, overlooking the dreaded loading docks....but that was only when you looked down....when you looked out, you got...





I think I will be booking a BLV room on the Atrium level at CR though, I think it's gonna be
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It will be magical!! I'm excited for you!!

For our trip in Aug we will be at BLT with a BLV!!

And that was a really nice view you had from the WL!!
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To me that's part of the vacation is eating at all the wonderful restaurants that Disney has... I have never stayed in club level so I wouldn't know how good it is...
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I think it really comes down to where and how your family spends your time at Disney. Right now, we spend more time at the resort than we do at the parks, so CL is a great value for us (and also the reason we stay deluxe vs. mod). If we were the sort to spend all or most of the day and evenings at the parks, we wouldn't do it. Or if we liked three meals "out" per day - for many people, going to lots of restaurants is a big part of their Disney vacation.

So, basically, if you guys will be at the resort a lot, yeah, you'd probably miss CL. Otherwise I think you can do without.
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I think it really comes down to where and how your family spends your time at Disney. Right now, we spend more time at the resort than we do at the parks, so CL is a great value for us (and also the reason we stay deluxe vs. mod). If we were the sort to spend all or most of the day and evenings at the parks, we wouldn't do it. Or if we liked three meals "out" per day - for many people, going to lots of restaurants is a big part of their Disney vacation.

So, basically, if you guys will be at the resort a lot, yeah, you'd probably miss CL. Otherwise I think you can do without.
Yes, we have come to a point where we spend equal amounts of time at the resort as in the parks. And we love it!!! So much more laid back and relaxed. We have been and go often enough that we don't need to see everything in the parks. For us, its more just about being together, so we just slow it down and enjoy.....

Plus, we stopped doing the DDP and only book about 4 ADR's over the course of 11 days. We do like the Disney restaurants but eating giant meals out everyday starts to wear on us.
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Mousemommy1- I know what you mean trying your first deluxe and going CL. We made that mistake years ago and we were spoiled. We find it hard not doing CL ever since.

We have never tried SL, however, RPC is just heaven . I find so convenient, specially for breakfast. We don't have to rush off to a reservation made or make lines at a QS and many other reasons to long too write.

We stayed once at BC CL because it was a short stay post-cruise. We will NOT be staying there EVER AGAIN. If you decide to do SL, I hope you get upgraded to RPC, but beware....you might not want to stay anywhere else. Regardless of what you decide, CL or not, I know you will have a wonderful time magical time
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