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Old 07-04-2014, 09:58 PM   #631
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Told my DS tonight that we will be able to see the fireworks from our hotel room and he was super excited! But he did say to me that he hopes we can hear the music b/c he really likes that part. Is there a tv channel or something where they simulcast the soundtrack while you watch wishes? I do agree...it's missing something big without the music!
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:49 PM   #632
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Told my DS tonight that we will be able to see the fireworks from our hotel room and he was super excited! But he did say to me that he hopes we can hear the music b/c he really likes that part. Is there a tv channel or something where they simulcast the soundtrack while you watch wishes? I do agree...it's missing something big without the music!
I seem to recall reading somewhere that it's piped in on Channel 42, but I've been unable to find where I read that.
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Told my DS tonight that we will be able to see the fireworks from our hotel room and he was super excited! But he did say to me that he hopes we can hear the music b/c he really likes that part. Is there a tv channel or something where they simulcast the soundtrack while you watch wishes? I do agree...it's missing something big without the music!
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I seem to recall reading somewhere that it's piped in on Channel 42, but I've been unable to find where I read that.
I can't recall, but perhaps you could watch from the walkway between the Contemporary and BLT and hear the music. I want to say that you CAN hear it but I may just be subliminally hearing the music in my head.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:34 AM   #634
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Checked in @CR yesterday morning. Our room wasn't ready, so we headed out to the parks. Never got a text, but decided to stop at CR on our way to MK from DHS. We were in our room for maybe 5 minutes, and just as one of the girls said "hey look, we have a balcony" and went outside, the water pageant started. What a fun way to start our stay here
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Checked in @CR yesterday morning. Our room wasn't ready, so we headed out to the parks. Never got a text, but decided to stop at CR on our way to MK from DHS. We were in our room for maybe 5 minutes, and just as one of the girls said "hey look, we have a balcony" and went outside, the water pageant started. What a fun way to start our stay here
Very cool! Although the lack of text is concerning.

When we were at BLT, we heard this music from our room and then realized that is was the water pageant. Although not super exciting, it's a cool thing to see.
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Very cool! Although the lack of text is concerning.

When we were at BLT, we heard this music from our room and then realized that is was the water pageant. Although not super exciting, it's a cool thing to see.
That concerned me too! They said they were only in their room 5 mins when they heard the EWP music, which means they didn't get in their room until like 9???
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:42 AM   #637
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Told my DS tonight that we will be able to see the fireworks from our hotel room and he was super excited! But he did say to me that he hopes we can hear the music b/c he really likes that part. Is there a tv channel or something where they simulcast the soundtrack while you watch wishes? I do agree...it's missing something big without the music!
Last summer it was Channel 1-something. (Can't see the second number in my photo but you should easily be able to find it once you're there )



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Checked in @CR yesterday morning. Our room wasn't ready, so we headed out to the parks. Never got a text, but decided to stop at CR on our way to MK from DHS. We were in our room for maybe 5 minutes, and just as one of the girls said "hey look, we have a balcony" and went outside, the water pageant started. What a fun way to start our stay here
Sounds great. Have fun!
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:53 PM   #638
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Checking in on Friday for one night Tower-BL view after we spend 2 at CSR (business class) and 3 at DVB Resort! My parent's haven't stayed at CR since their Disneymoon in 1981 so I'm excited to share the tower experience with them as I have only stayed for one night a few years ago! I think it will be perfect since we are going to Epcot on Friday night and MK on Saturday before their flight…

How long do you allow to get to Epcot from CR via monorail. We have a dinner reservation at 5:20pm Garden Grill…thanks!
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:37 PM   #639
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Hi WDWKook,

Thank you so much for having such and amazing thread over here. I think I would be a bit lost without it.

We have transplanted from WL to BTL because of the concern we had over the construction. Sad, but this just gives us a reason to come back sooner than expected. We will want to come back and try the WL!! Not to say we aren't thrilled or excited about our move to the BTL. (also very grateful to Jante for finding the space for us) I do have a few questions and when you have a moment and happen to know the answers, any help would be appreciated.

1. The WL had these lovely pails that could be purchased through room service. Do you know if BTL offers the same or a similar thing?

2. With the monorail schedule, has it been confirmed that boats have been added for early morning dinings at other resorts?

3. Any special tips, hints ideas for us? We gathered and were prepared to do many of your WL ones. I just wondered if you had any for the BTL?

4. Is there a cost for packages if you have a parcel sent to the hotel? I don't remember seeing any costs to hold packages at the WL, but I am seeing a few things for BTL. This might change a few of our shipping plans if this is the case.

5. Is the walk to MK fairly easy and direct? Or is there a secret squirrel path you need to follow?

Thank you so much in advance. It really has been a pleasure reading all of your info and I am always grateful for it.
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Hi,

I have a question for anyone who was recently there.
Does anyone happen to know the price of the Contemporary Monorail playset sold in Fantasia? I see such a range in prices for them on ebay, I'm wondering what the actual cost is to buy it new at the store.

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That concerned me too! They said they were only in their room 5 mins when they heard the EWP music, which means they didn't get in their room until like 9???
The check-in text hit a sore spot for me due to personal experience. I know what the check-in times are, but we usually arrive around 1PM ET, which isn't light years ahead of the 4PM time. They normally will note that you've arrived and try and get you into a room as soon as humanly possible.

Once time, it was less than 45 minutes after we arrived. We left BLT and headed over to MK and short while later my DW got a text.

Completely different situation this past trip. It was HOURS and we never actually got a text. I think our room was ready for quite some time but the front desk was never made aware.

Hopefully our Next trip in November will go smoother.
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4. Is there a cost for packages if you have a parcel sent to the hotel? I don't remember seeing any costs to hold packages at the WL, but I am seeing a few things for BTL. This might change a few of our shipping plans if this is the case.

5. Is the walk to MK fairly easy and direct? Or is there a secret squirrel path you need to follow?
We ship food to our resorts. We were at BLT 2 years ago and there was no cost.

The walk over to MK is very straight forward and is an easy walk. My DDs were 8 and 5. The time it takes to walk over is about equal to the monorail, but it eliminates having to wait for the monorail to arrive or deal with full trains. I don't think we took the monorail over to the MK at all.

Hope this helps!
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I have a question for anyone who was recently there.
Does anyone happen to know the price of the Contemporary Monorail playset sold in Fantasia? I see such a range in prices for them on ebay, I'm wondering what the actual cost is to buy it new at the store.

Thanks
I didn't buy ours at Disney (too big) but I did buy it directly from the Disney Store, where it was $49.95. I'd get from there before eBay.
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Hi WDWKook, Thank you so much for having such and amazing thread over here. I think I would be a bit lost without it. We have transplanted from WL to BTL because of the concern we had over the construction. Sad, but this just gives us a reason to come back sooner than expected. We will want to come back and try the WL!! Not to say we aren't thrilled or excited about our move to the BTL. (also very grateful to Jante for finding the space for us) I do have a few questions and when you have a moment and happen to know the answers, any help would be appreciated. 1. The WL had these lovely pails that could be purchased through room service. Do you know if BTL offers the same or a similar thing? 2. With the monorail schedule, has it been confirmed that boats have been added for early morning dinings at other resorts? 3. Any special tips, hints ideas for us? We gathered and were prepared to do many of your WL ones. I just wondered if you had any for the BTL? 4. Is there a cost for packages if you have a parcel sent to the hotel? I don't remember seeing any costs to hold packages at the WL, but I am seeing a few things for BTL. This might change a few of our shipping plans if this is the case. 5. Is the walk to MK fairly easy and direct? Or is there a secret squirrel path you need to follow? Thank you so much in advance. It really has been a pleasure reading all of your info and I am always grateful for it.
We had a package sent in Apr when staying at BLT. It went to the convention center at the Contemporary and there was a $5 fee. We had not encountered this at other resorts when picking up packages.
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Fireworks

Ok, so where is the best place to watch. We will be in the tower, but on Bay Lake side. And is the fireworks viewing spot for California Grill any better. We will be having dinner there one night. Thanks.
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