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Old 06-12-2014, 05:27 PM   #481
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Just curious if the CR has volley ball in the pool? I know they have one on land, but my son really enjoys the pool ones Also, do they do campfires with marsh mellows at the CR? Thanks so much!
Yes, they do have pool volleyball and the nightly free marshmallow roast is held on the beach between CR and BLT. I have photos in the Recreation section of the thread.
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I called the Disney Recreation line to ask about the cabanas and got some updated info (take it as just the word of one CM,) so I updated post #475 with what I was told
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Yes, they do have pool volleyball and the nightly free marshmallow roast is held on the beach between CR and BLT. I have photos in the Recreation section of the thread.
Great--thanks so much for the info!
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:27 PM   #484
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Hi! We are Poly transplants and are staying for the first time in a 1BR standard view at BLT. I have tried to find advice on what location to request, but I am overwhelmed with so many pages of info. Anyone have suggestions? Thanks so much!!
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:57 PM   #485
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So with the monorail schedule changes, will there be boat service to MK or will they just assume everyone will walk?
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:01 PM   #486
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So with the monorail schedule changes, will there be boat service to MK or will they just assume everyone will walk?
Jumping on that question...what about getting to EPCOT before rope drop? Anyone know if they will have buses running?
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:53 AM   #487
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:02 AM   #488
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This new schedule starts the day we arrive, in one week. I'll post if I find out more information while there.


Beginning 6/22/14: The monorail will have a different operating schedule than normal as an automation upgrade takes place.* An automated monorail will allow for faster switching times, more frequent dispatching of trains, and accurate arrival information. Additional buses and watercraft will be available during this time. This schedule will be in place for a few months, but no specific end date has been set. The schedule will be:

Epcot - 9:00am-11:00pm

Resort monorail - 9:30am-11:30pm

Express monorail - 8:30am-midnight.
Outside of these hours, alternate watercraft and bus transportation is available.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/transportatio...l.htm#schedule
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This new schedule starts the day we arrive, in one week. I'll post if I find out more information while there. Beginning 6/22/14: The monorail will have a different operating schedule than normal as an automation upgrade takes place.* An automated monorail will allow for faster switching times, more frequent dispatching of trains, and accurate arrival information. Additional buses and watercraft will be available during this time. This schedule will be in place for a few months, but no specific end date has been set. The schedule will be: 
Epcot - 9:00am-11:00pm
 Resort monorail - 9:30am-11:30pm
 Express monorail - 8:30am-midnight. Outside of these hours, alternate watercraft and bus transportation is available. http://www.wdwinfo.com/transportatio...l.htm#schedule
For those of us who are more familiar with the Epcot resorts.........could you please explain the difference between the resort monorail and the express monorail? TIA
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:17 AM   #490
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For those of us who are more familiar with the Epcot resorts.........could you please explain the difference between the resort monorail and the express monorail? TIA
The Express Monorail goes to the (TTC) Transportation and Ticket Center then on to the MK and back to the TTC.

The Resort Monorail goes from the TTC, to the Poly, the GF then stops at the MK, CR and back to the TTC.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:30 AM   #491
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A test is taking place for arrivals 6/16-6/28 that will allow guests to bypass check-in and go directly to their hotel room. This will include guests at the Contemporary Resort, Bay Lake Tower, Port Orleans Riverside, Port Orleans French Quarter, Pop Century, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas - Jambo House and Kidani Village.

Before their arrival, guests will receive a text message or email letting them know the room assignment and they can then use their MagicBands to unlock the hotel room door. For guests to be eligible for the test, they must be using My Disney Experience and have their profile completed, as well as have received their MagicBands in the mail, have done Online Check-In, set up an account PIN number and paid their balance in full. Once Online Check-In is complete, the MagicBands are active and can be used for park tickets, FastPasses, dining plan credits, etc.

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Old 06-15-2014, 08:37 AM   #492
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I called the Disney Recreation line to ask about the cabanas and got some updated info (take it as just the word of one CM,) so I updated post #475 with what I was told
Thank you. I will update my cabana section with any new information you posted. While Craig's photos are amazing, I think the information on his site is about 5 years old.

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Hi! We are Poly transplants and are staying for the first time in a 1BR standard view at BLT. I have tried to find advice on what location to request, but I am overwhelmed with so many pages of info. Anyone have suggestions? Thanks so much!!
Welcome and aloha! There is an index in POST 1 which includes hyperlinks to the BLT sections of the thread, but I don't really have any view recommendations there. I do refer BLT guests to work2play's wonderful BLT villa location thread HERE for the best advice. She has created a chart of all the villa numbers and views.
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The Express Monorail goes to the (TTC) Transportation and Ticket Center then on to the MK and back to the TTC. The Resort Monorail goes from the TTC, to the Poly, the GF then stops at the MK, CR and back to the TTC.
Ugh. I was hoping that my niece's first approach to the MK would be via monorail, but if it doesn't operate until 9:30 then I guess we're walking the first day.
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Welcome and aloha! There is an index in POST 1 which includes hyperlinks to the BLT sections of the thread, but I don't really have any view recommendations there. I do refer BLT guests to work2play's wonderful BLT villa location thread HERE for the best advice. She has created a chart of all the villa numbers and views.
Thank you! That is awesome! I now have my top 3 room choices. That was exactly what I was looking for... Pics of the views from the rooms. This thread has great info. I'm trying to read it all so I can be educated
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:05 PM   #495
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1 BR BLT or Standard View Atrium CL?

We are trying to decide between a one bedroom BLT MK View or Standard View Atrium Club Level?? It is myself, DH, DS (12), DS (10), and DD (8)

Pros and Cons of each would be MUCH appreciated! (We have never had the privilege of staying at the Contemporary before!!

TIA!!!
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