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Old 04-23-2014, 10:13 AM   #211
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Bus question

Has anyone timed how long it took by bus from the Contemporary to DHS?
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:09 AM   #212
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I didn't actually time it, but I *think* it was about 25 minutes (although its been 3 years, so my memory may not be that great)
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:16 AM   #213
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There's a cool website that has a trip calculator. Here it is: http://www.ourlaughingplace.com/aspx/twiz.aspx
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:17 AM   #214
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There's a cool website that has a trip calculator. Here it is: http://www.ourlaughingplace.com/aspx/twiz.aspx
Just a heads up, use that calculator as a general guideline. It is normally inaccurate.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:56 AM   #215
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We just usually assume any bus trip will take 20 minutes for the bus to arrive and load (and do the same at another resort for the resort shares), and 20 minutes to get to any of the parks. And that's basically from any deluxe to any park combo (e.g., same the other way from an Epcot resort like BW to MK), with the exception of something like AKL to AK which are right next to each other.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:50 PM   #216
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Has anyone timed how long it took by bus from the Contemporary to DHS?
It has taken about 30 mins for us to get from CR to DHS by bus. Unfortunately, we have only take the bus from CR to AK once but it took almost a full hour.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:01 PM   #217
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We want to stay in the Garden Wing, on the ground floor with a water view. I think I'd prefer lake to canal view,or pool/lakeviews if some rooms overlook both. Does anyone know specific rooms to ask for?
dansdad is correct, best for you to decide which of those GW views you'd prefer and then have that noted in your reservation. You'll need to book a Garden View room and pick just one of those views since they don't overlap. But, there's no guarantee you'll get your first choice.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:31 PM   #218
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Ceiling Height

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We were going to stay in the small room at the GF Villa, but I was able to get Club Level Atrium CR yesterday for the same price, so I thought WOW! OK!
I LOVE the Contemporary, but am wondering exactly how high those low ceilings are really? Anyone know? Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:03 PM   #219
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My mom and I are trying out the Contemporary for the very first time November 1st-8th. We are booked in a Garden Wing room with a Garden View. We've put in a request for ground floor with patio and water view. As this is not my first time at the rodeo, I know to take my requests with a grain of salt. I am having a hard time finding pictures of Garden Wing room views, however, and was wondering if anyone had any they'd like to share? I've seen just a couple reviews with pics and both times they were rooms I'd LOVE to get!! I've looked on the picture board, I've even posted the request on the picture board, scoured you tube, and the internet in general.

I'd like to be prepared for the good, the bad, and the ugly! We've never been interested in staying at CR before (just looks like a boring hotel on a big slab of cement to us... even the room decor doesn't do much for us!) but the idea of being walking distance to MK was a huge draw and the Poly construction ended up making the decision for us.

Also, I remember seeing somewhere on here the options available when you do Online Check In and now I can't find it. Does anyone have the link? Thanks!
Have you checked out touringplans.com? You don't need to have a subscription to look at the resort info. If you click on resorts, and then the Contemporary, you can use their room selector to get an idea of the views. It really helped me with what a view from a standard garden wing room looked like.
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:48 PM   #220
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Have you checked out touringplans.com? You don't need to have a subscription to look at the resort info. If you click on resorts, and then the Contemporary, you can use their room selector to get an idea of the views. It really helped me with what a view from a standard garden wing room looked like.
Thanks for the Touringplans.com tip. There's a wealth of resort information on there! I found it especially helpful in figuring out what to request during the BC portion of our stay so that our Garden-View rooms don't turn into "Looking at the back of the BC Villas" rooms.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:34 AM   #221
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Can you watch fireworks from the 4th floor observation deck even if you aren't staying at the CR? And do they pipe in the music? Looking at an ADR for the 4th of July, but maybe staying at a different resort...

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Old 04-27-2014, 02:08 PM   #222
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Yes and yes and I love it! One of my favorite spots to watch wishes is on any of the fire escapes ...quieter, usually have it to myself and I can hear the piped in music from the 4th floor!
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:35 PM   #223
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Hi, I wonder if anyone here may be able to help me.... I am looking for availability in a garden wing room (could possibly stretch to tower bay lake view) for 20th august 2015, 10 nights.

At the moment only club level rooms available, do you think this means that the rest of the resort is full already?

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Old 04-27-2014, 03:38 PM   #224
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Can you watch fireworks from the 4th floor observation deck even if you aren't staying at the CR? And do they pipe in the music? Looking at an ADR for the 4th of July, but maybe staying at a different resort...

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You can and they do pipe in the music, but in our experience it's not very loud. We've watched from the Poly beach (although that may not be an option anymore if you're not staying there) and that was much better. Also, if you have a room facing MK at CR, you can turn the tv to a certain channel and will get the music which is nice.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:59 PM   #225
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We decided to stay a night at CR before our DCL cruise leaves to see how it measures up. Normally we stay do CL deluxe (I'm a BC fan, but this trip DH wanted to try something new). Only being one night and not knowing much about the resort, I just booked a standard room. Our trip is just a week away now. We want to "experience" the resort, so DH wants to stay in the concourse. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I could say to get a little pixie dust? I am not sure what the concourse rooms are even referred to as.
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