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Old 02-22-2014, 01:41 PM   #151
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Oh boy, I can hardly wait. 1st time staying CL! We have BC reserved for early June.

Do all CL rooms have full balconies?
I so want to just sit out there and enjoy the view with a beverage and relax with my lovely wife while our daughter naps in the afternoon.
Any rooms have better balconies or views than others?
Are there corner rooms that give a little more room than other rooms?
I can't comment on BC CL as we've never stayed CL there, but we have stayed CL at other resorts and you're going to love it. It's nice having the lounge for someplace else to relax other than in the room or around the resort and the food offerings are great if you will be around the resort to take advantage of them.

As far as a balcony, not all rooms at the BC come with a full balcony, so that would be a request and (unfortunately) is not guaranteed. However, if you are assigned a room without one, you can always ask if one might be available later in the day if you are willing to wait . With that said, all rooms at the YC (except one, I think) come with a full balcony, so if a balcony is a priority, you might consider switching to the YC if that's an option.

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We are thinking about adding a few nights at AKL CL during our August vacation. We've never stayed CL at AKL and I think the kids would love it. I'm somewhat confused though with the CL rooms/views. If I look on the WDW website, it seems as though all of the CL rooms have an Arusha Savanna view. Is this true? If so, I'm puzzled as to why there is very little, if any, price difference between the Arusha Savanna bunk bed rooms and Standard CL rooms. Thanks!
I can't help much as we've never stayed CL at the AKL, but sometimes the room categories just below CL at various resorts tend to be close in price to a CL room. With that said, since AKL divided their room categories up, it is very possible that you can get an Arusha view CL room for not much more than an Arusha view BB room. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but hopefully someone else will be able to give some more insight .
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:57 PM   #152
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All bc cl gv rooms have balconies but beware of handicapped one that is bc cl gv
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Just got a call from AKL CL IPO welcoming me for my upcoming trip and asking if I needed any help with anything. I have a feeling this is going to be a great vacation! Only 29 more days of waiting!!!!!!!!
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Oh boy, I can hardly wait. 1st time staying CL! We have BC reserved for early June.

We are celebrating my special needs daughter's High School graduation! It's a very special occasion. Should I contact them and let them know our celebration for her and also, to let them know she has a seizure response service dog, a very handsome 78 lb Golden-Doodle traveling with us?

I would love to see any Trip reports from CL at the BC.

We are booked with a water view, so will that be either the lake or SAB?
Do all CL rooms have full balconies?
I so want to just sit out there and enjoy the view with a beverage and relax with my lovely wife while our daughter naps in the afternoon.
Any rooms have better balconies or views than others?
Are there corner rooms that give a little more room than other rooms?

And anything else any of you want add.

Thanks for all your thoughts and comments, I look forward to reading this thread as it grows and then being able to contribute after.

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We've stayed BC CL a couple of times. I have trip reports you can look at if you want
August 2012 BC CL: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2968611
March 2011 BC CL: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2685779

I would request a full balcony for sure, they are so nice to have!
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Just got a call from AKL CL IPO welcoming me for my upcoming trip and asking if I needed any help with anything. I have a feeling this is going to be a great vacation! Only 29 more days of waiting!!!!!!!!
Wow! A phone call! I've never gotten that kind of outreach.
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Just got a call from AKL CL IPO welcoming me for my upcoming trip and asking if I needed any help with anything. I have a feeling this is going to be a great vacation! Only 29 more days of waiting!!!!!!!!
Us too...we get there on 3/22. Have stayed at Polly and WL CL but AKL CL is a first. Very excited.....
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Oh boy, I can hardly wait. 1st time staying CL! We have BC reserved for early June. We are celebrating my special needs daughter's High School graduation! It's a very special occasion. Should I contact them and let them know our celebration for her and also, to let them know she has a seizure response service dog, a very handsome 78 lb Golden-Doodle traveling with us? I would love to see any Trip reports from CL at the BC. We are booked with a water view, so will that be either the lake or SAB? Do all CL rooms have full balconies? I so want to just sit out there and enjoy the view with a beverage and relax with my lovely wife while our daughter naps in the afternoon. Any rooms have better balconies or views than others? Are there corner rooms that give a little more room than other rooms? And anything else any of you want add. Thanks for all your thoughts and comments, I look forward to reading this thread as it grows and then being able to contribute after. YO
Congratulations on booking Beach Club CL! Sounds like a wonderful celebration! I would definitely let IPO know about your celebration and about your service dog. We stayed CL for the first time at BC this past July and had a great experience! We were also in a water view room and had requested a full balcony. I believe the CL floor has a higher percentage of full balconies, but I would still note your request on your reservation.

We were in room 5175. It was a LONG walk from the lounge and main elevators, but sooo worth it when we saw the view! If I can figure out how to post pictures I would love to share them. We had a beautiful view of SAB and the lake and Boardwalk. I could sit out on that balcony every day! It did get a little noisy in the afternoon from the activities at the pool, but it didn't bother us too much.
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Oh wow- it worked! Let me post some more!

ETA: The picture of the beach is not a room view, just a pretty pic of the BC grounds
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Just got a call from AKL CL IPO welcoming me for my upcoming trip and asking if I needed any help with anything. I have a feeling this is going to be a great vacation! Only 29 more days of waiting!!!!!!!!
It won't be long before you're on your way . We received a phone call once from IPO. It was a very nice touch .

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Us too...we get there on 3/22. Have stayed at Polly and WL CL but AKL CL is a first. Very excited.....


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Oh wow- it worked! Let me post some more!
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We are doing our first CL visit April 9-12. The first five days we are at AKV (no CL left there) then we are doing WL-CL! SO,SO,SO excited!!! Any thoughts or advice on WL CL? I have heard mainly great things about it.
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We are doing our first CL visit April 9-12. The first five days we are at AKV (no CL left there) then we are doing WL-CL! SO,SO,SO excited!!! Any thoughts or advice on WL CL? I have heard mainly great things about it.
Congrats on your upcoming CL stay. Our first CL stay was at the WL and we absolutely loved everything about it. The food offerings are great, the lounge is nice and spread out with plenty of seating which overlooks the lobby, and the CL CMs are awesome. I'm sure you will love it. We have also stayed at AKL (although not CL) and we love both resorts for different reasons. Have a great trip .
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Congrats on your upcoming CL stay. Our first CL stay was at the WL and we absolutely loved everything about it. The food offerings are great, the lounge is nice and spread out with plenty of seating which overlooks the lobby, and the CL CMs are awesome. I'm sure you will love it. We have also stayed at AKL (although not CL) and we love both resorts for different reasons. Have a great trip .
Thank You! We are looking forward to it!
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We are thinking about adding a few nights at AKL CL during our August vacation. We've never stayed CL at AKL and I think the kids would love it. I'm somewhat confused though with the CL rooms/views. If I look on the WDW website, it seems as though all of the CL rooms have an Arusha Savanna view. Is this true? If so, I'm puzzled as to why there is very little, if any, price difference between the Arusha Savanna bunk bed rooms and Standard CL rooms. Thanks!
Are you looking at the prices with a discount? When we stayed at AKL club, it was only a few dollars more (like $31 or something like that) per night over the Arusha view rooms because they were giving a higher % discount on the Club rooms than the regular rooms. And yes, all AKL Club rooms (except the few DVC ones) are guaranteed Arusha view. The only thing you wouldn't be guaranteed is bunk beds. That's by request for Club, not a guarantee. If you don't need the bunks, I would scoop up the club room before it goes away!!
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Just got a call from AKL CL IPO welcoming me for my upcoming trip and asking if I needed any help with anything. I have a feeling this is going to be a great vacation! Only 29 more days of waiting!!!!!!!!

32 days and we will be there with you So excited! I can't wait.




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32 days and we will be there with you So excited! I can't wait.
It will be here before you know it .
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