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Old 03-15-2014, 05:36 PM   #61
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I was just scrolling through the info posts at the beginning of the thread and I have two questions.

1. (which I probably already know the answer to) Is the in-room dining available at BLT too, or just at the CR?

2. I know many of the resorts are switching to Joffrey's coffee in the rooms. Any word on BLT and whether or not Joffrey's packets are given in the kitchens? Also, follow up.... are the coffee makers normal drip ones that take filters and grounds, or are they the pod style ones like the standard rooms at the non DVC resorts?


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I was just scrolling through the info posts at the beginning of the thread and I have two questions.

1. (which I probably already know the answer to) Is the in-room dining available at BLT too, or just at the CR?

2. I know many of the resorts are switching to Joffrey's coffee in the rooms. Any word on BLT and whether or not Joffrey's packets are given in the kitchens? Also, follow up.... are the coffee makers normal drip ones that take filters and grounds, or are they the pod style ones like the standard rooms at the non DVC resorts?

Thanks!!
Yes you can get in room dining at BLT, we do it at least once per trip... And as of this past January Joffrey's packets were in the kitchen... the coffee pots are regular filter and grounds, no pods.
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:09 AM   #63
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I figure if I was going to find the answer I would find it here... I currently have a trip booked at BLT for next January, on borrowed points from my next use year so my points need to be used by May 31st 2015. My husband and I were talking and we really want to try out the Epcot Flower and Garden show so we were going to change our plans to go the last week in March instead... Since we can't change our plans until the end of April, due to the 11 month window, what do you think my chances are of getting a 1 bedroom standard view at that time? We would be going 2 weeks before Easter, so that crowd wouldn't be an issue... and based on the cost of points we won't be able to stay lakeview during that time of year this time around. This wait is killing me. Haha
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:45 AM   #64
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Just saw the new thread and had to hop in, even though (sadly) I am not planning a CR trip at the moment. Hoping for next April! Love the new thread! Thanks for all of your hard work, Kook! Looks fabulous!
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Great thread! thank you Kook!

We are staying at CR 8/20-8/27.
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Anybody at the CR this coming week? Would love an update when the monorail is back up and running back to normal.
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Totally KOOK-tactic thread as always!!!!

Gets me excited for our one nighter in Oct.

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Yes you can get in room dining at BLT, we do it at least once per trip... And as of this past January Joffrey's packets were in the kitchen... the coffee pots are regular filter and grounds, no pods.
Yup, 12-cup basket filters to be exact.
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Yes you can get in room dining at BLT, we do it at least once per trip... And as of this past January Joffrey's packets were in the kitchen... the coffee pots are regular filter and grounds, no pods.
Thank you so much!! And you too, psac! (Don't know how to double quote on my iPhone ) This is great news!!
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:18 AM   #69
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Thank you so much!! And you too, psac! (Don't know how to double quote on my iPhone ) This is great news!!
Yeah, I'm with you. For our DVC stays, we always like bringing a bag of our favorite coffee to make every morning.
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Yes! Rack rate!! It's my mom, sister, myself and my husband. The issue is we're all adults so we need 3 beds. Someone is already possibly 'stuck' on the sleeper with a two bedroom as it is ! We had a HUGE suite at the Dolphin last time we all went and it was phenomenal, but it just didn't feel as Disney to me and my mom has been dreaming of watching the fireworks from her room for years! We lost my dad when my sisters and I were young and she's done so much for us, so I want her to get her that dream!
You are such a sweet and thoughtful DD. I really hope that you can apply a discount at some point, but it is so sweet that you're willing to pay rack rate to make your mom's dream come true. What an amazing vacation memory you're making.

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Shiny new thread!!! So pretty!!!!
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Great looking thread! We have booked June 6-16, 2015. It will our son's graduation trip so we splurged for a CR 1 bedroom suite, MK view. A long way off, but already excited!!!
The Tower Club suites are so beautiful - what a fantastic graduation gift. I'll add you dates.

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Looks great, KOOK . Thanks for keeping this thread going....you do such a great job of keeping it up to date . Haven't booked the CR yet, but it's in the running for our next trip (whenever that may be ).
I'm glad you joined us and everyone is welcome whether they've stayed at CR/BLT or not. I really hope you can nail down your dates soon.

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Do they still play the music to Wishes on the TV? If so what channel? Would love it if anyone has recent info, because the last I saw was channel 20, but that is now ESPN.
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2 Resort Information NBC Affiliate
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5 WDW Must Do
7 Disney Vacation Club
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70 WRBW Independent
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73 Disney Must Do
74 Disney Vacation Club
76 Disney Must Do
77 Disney Vacation Club
78 Disney Info
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I was just scrolling through the info posts at the beginning of the thread and I have two questions.


2. I know many of the resorts are switching to Joffrey's coffee in the rooms. Any word on BLT and whether or not Joffrey's packets are given in the kitchens? Also, follow up.... are the coffee makers normal drip ones that take filters and grounds, or are they the pod style ones like the standard rooms at the non DVC resorts?


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I figure if I was going to find the answer I would find it here... I currently have a trip booked at BLT for next January, on borrowed points from my next use year so my points need to be used by May 31st 2015. My husband and I were talking and we really want to try out the Epcot Flower and Garden show so we were going to change our plans to go the last week in March instead... Since we can't change our plans until the end of April, due to the 11 month window, what do you think my chances are of getting a 1 bedroom standard view at that time? We would be going 2 weeks before Easter, so that crowd wouldn't be an issue... and based on the cost of points we won't be able to stay lakeview during that time of year this time around. This wait is killing me. Haha
Hopefully one of our DVC experts will help you.

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Just saw the new thread and had to hop in, even though (sadly) I am not planning a CR trip at the moment. Hoping for next April! Love the new thread! Thanks for all of your hard work, Kook! Looks fabulous!
Welcome and this is a great place to plan your next trip…whenever that may be

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Great thread! thank you Kook!

We are staying at CR 8/20-8/27.
Thank you, PrincessesX3. I'll log your dates

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Totally KOOK-tactic thread as always!!!!

Gets me excited for our one nighter in Oct.
Aw, thanks much, psac. I hope no one takes your comment the wrong way
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AllEars recently changed all the URLs for their WDW menus. I've updated all of them in the DINING sections so that the menu hyperlinks once again take you right to the menu.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:24 PM   #72
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Yeah, I'm with you. For our DVC stays, we always like bringing a bag of our favorite coffee to make every morning.

Us too! And my mom and sister can put down some COFFEE I think I'll bring a couple bags We might actually need to order creamer from Garden Grocer, so maybe I'll just order the coffee from them too. My sister and I need fat free and from the looks of the pictures of the resort grocery section they don't have a fat free liquid coffeemate.

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AllEars recently changed all the URLs for their WDW menus. I've updated all of them in the DINING sections so that the menu hyperlinks once again take you right to the menu.
Whew! I bet that was a lot of work! Thanks for keeping everything up to date for us
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You are such a sweet and thoughtful DD. I really hope that you can apply a discount at some point, but it is so sweet that you're willing to pay rack rate to make your mom's dream come true. What an amazing vacation memory you're making.




Aw, thanks much, psac. I hope no one takes your comment the wrong way
She's paying for some of it too (just didn't want to take all the credit ) But as long as the IRS is good to us this year I can hopefully pay for most of it! She just deserves it after all she's done for us! I wish I COULD afford to pay for all of it!

and I am about your comment to PSAC
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Hey everyone :-)

I have part of our September split stay booked at the CR.

I have a few questions :-)

If I want to stay in the building that is closest to the tower... how should I best request it? Preferably also a room in that closest building that is yet closest to the tower... I do not care about the view - at all. We have garden view booked but only because standard was not available.

Is the only place to use refillable mugs on the 4th floor in the tower? What about the place by the pool?

Since this is a split stay...will we have two sets of mugs since the chip from the first stay will expire the day we check out at the BC?

Are there elevators in the Garden Wing rooms?

The kids check in is SO cute. Never noticed that anywhere else at Disney!

I am so excited....we only get to travel in the most expensive seasons usually so the CR is usually out of price range but I always wanted to stay there .
We would have spend all 5 nights there but I wanted to do SAB for my girls so we are splitting
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Since this is a split stay...will we have two sets of mugs since the chip from the first stay will expire the day we check out at the BC?
Maybe, maybe not.

If you purchase a "length of stay" mug for the BC portion of your trip it will be good for 14days, even after you check out of BC. Length of Stay = 14 days. So if your total trip is 14 days or less, you'll only need 1 mug.

If you have the dining plan for the BC portion of your stay the mug is included and setup automatically for "length of stay", 14 days. If your total trip is 14 days or less you will only need 1 mug.

If you purchase a 1, 2 or 3 day mug for your BC stay, it will deactivate after you check out of BC. Then you will need a 2nd mug for your CR stay.

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