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Old 07-18-2014, 08:16 PM   #796
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Just wondering if all rooms have balconies?
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #797
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I'm pretty sure 100% of tower rooms and bay lake tower rooms have balconies but in the garden wing only the first floor rooms have patios.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:03 PM   #798
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I'm pretty sure 100% of tower rooms and bay lake tower rooms have balconies but in the garden wing only the first floor rooms have patios.
Darn! That's what read and was hoping it was wrong. I'd finally convinced my hubby to do a split stay there, but he only agreed because of the price of the garden wing. I'd rather have a balcony. Thx for replying!
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:15 PM   #799
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Ha!!! Because we were driving down from Charleston and would've had to leave at 3 or 4 in the morning to get to MCO when they did!!
Hahahaha. Yes, can't blame you at all!

Side note to the crack of dawn departure...we are leaving the day after Halloween..also the day after our local Trick or treat night. We have 2 other families that we are friends with going down, too. The one family is taking a 7am flight
Kids are 9 and 6, will be out the night before until at least 9PM ETand will then have to be up and out for the house by about 4:00 am or sooner to get to PIT for their flight. CRAZY!

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Darn! That's what read and was hoping it was wrong. I'd finally convinced my hubby to do a split stay there, but he only agreed because of the price of the garden wing. I'd rather have a balcony. Thx for replying!
We had a patio room last year and loved it. The patio space was larger than the balconies that we've had at yc, akl and bcv.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:24 AM   #801
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Thanks! We just decided last week to go so we're a month behind on making ADRs. I was able to snag some for our dates, but of course not BOG or the Wishes Dessert Party. Hopefully something pops up soon! We're also doing a couple days at Universal and going to be at the Yacht Club for the end of our trip
Nice combo of resorts. I love split stays Good luck getting the ADRs you want.

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We had a patio room last year and loved it. The patio space was larger than the balconies that we've had at yc, akl and bcv.
I forgot that we, too had a patio at BLT. It was pretty nice, It was by the bocce ball court and an easy stroll over to the pool and soda fountain.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:24 AM   #803
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Hi Everyone, Empress is sleeping right now, and I hacked her account (I am her fiancee) and I need your help trying to convince her to stay in the Garden Rooms for our honeymoon. We saw some availability in the Tower and she wants to switch by all means. I cannot justify spending the extra money to watch the Fireworks from our balcony, when we are NEVER in the rooms for the fireworks.Ever! We have been to Disney together alot of times, and we are the type of people that sleep late, get dressed, Park Hop all day long, and take advantage of the extra magic hours in the parks. Every night we are not back in the room until the last park closes. She also thinks that the walk will be bad to and from the Tower, but we are used to walking the long distances at Port of Orleans. She is addicted to these boards and any advice, stories, or cons of the Garden Wing Vs. the Tower from you would be appreciated. Unless you really think I should cave and get her the Theme Park View

Honeymoon - if you can do it, upgrade!! So much going on, nice to just sit on balcony and watch, whether lake or theme park view. Garden Wing is great, but no balcony just first floor patio. I just upgraded a November trip from wing to Tower, couldn't justify 800 for theme park upgrade, so opted for 400 for lake! CLub level upgrade was another 1300! ouch!!!
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Honeymoon - if you can do it, upgrade!! So much going on, nice to just sit on balcony and watch, whether lake or theme park view. Garden Wing is great, but no balcony just first floor patio. I just upgraded a November trip from wing to Tower, couldn't justify 800 for theme park upgrade, so opted for 400 for lake! CLub level upgrade was another 1300! ouch!!!
I agree.. You're only going to have one honeymoon. If you won't be in the room for the fireworks, Bay Lake view would be a good compromise. You'll still have the balcony with a beautiful view to wake up to, and EWP if you do happen to be in the room at that time.
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Hahahaha. Yes, can't blame you at all!

Side note to the crack of dawn departure...we are leaving the day after Halloween..also the day after our local Trick or treat night. We have 2 other families that we are friends with going down, too. The one family is taking a 7am flight
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Their flight was out of PIT too!! Small world
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Their flight was out of PIT too!! Small world
WOW. It truly is a small world! we live in the northern suburbs of Pgh.

We either fly Southwest or AirTran b\c we don't like doing anything but direct flights. From the time our plane lands to the point where we get to our resort, it's usually about 1.5 hours. The last time we were there in mid October, the line for DME was SUPER long. It only took about 15 minutes for us to get the whole way through it, but we had never experienced that before.

My parents usually just pony up for a taxi rather than waiting. I like the DME though. To me it's part of the overall experience.
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I'm pretty sure 100% of tower rooms and bay lake tower rooms have balconies but in the garden wing only the first floor rooms have patios.
The other rooms have Juliet balconies. Sliding doors that open to the air, but you can't step out.
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We had a patio room last year and loved it. The patio space was larger than the balconies that we've had at yc, akl and bcv.
Did you request that? It sounds great!
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:36 PM   #809
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I can't multi-quote now, but I wanted to get this good news posted. The Disney Armed Forces Salute (ticket and room-only discount) has just been renewed for 2015. The discount percentage remains the same. Details located HERE.
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I can't multi-quote now, but I wanted to get this good news posted. The Disney Armed Forces Salute (ticket and room-only discount) has just been renewed for 2015. The discount percentage remains the same. Details located HERE.


I'll be booking for April next week!!!
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