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Old 07-23-2014, 04:40 PM   #856
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Thank you, but our TV does not go up to channel 105 and channel 20 is ESPN2! I find it amazing that no-one in the hotel knows! It's disappointing if they don't have the music anymore! They say on the hotel information channel that music for wishes is on channel 105 but this must be out of date as there are only 80 channels!
This is so upsetting to me! I was so looking forward to wishes from our balcony but I agree it's just no good without the music! If u figure it out please let me know. We will be main tower theme park view
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Thank you, but our TV does not go up to channel 105 and channel 20 is ESPN2!

I find it amazing that no-one in the hotel knows! It's disappointing if they don't have the music anymore! They say on the hotel information channel that music for wishes is on channel 105 but this must be out of date as there are only 80 channels!
try punching in 105 instead of up/down arrow. Sometimes that helps. We have a timeshare in St.Maarten that only received 6 stations using the up/down arrow, but I was able to find almost 5 times that punching in stations!!!!
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Last year we couldn't find the music so I pulled up a youtube video of wishes on my phone. If you start the video so you know where you are and pause it, you can start as near as you can. Usually it's not perfect, but it's better than no music. We watched wishes from our YC balcony a number of times that way last year.
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Is the Wishes music specific to CR or is this done at other MK resorts, too?
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delivery service?

I have always used garden grocer in the past and been very happy with them. This year, however I have a very small list...case of bottled waters, 2 bottles of apple juice and a box of cheerios! Doesn't get me near their minimum and also makes the delivery fee really too much to justify.

Can anyone recommend a different delivery service that goes to CR that might work better for my small order? I could go without it if necessary, but would prefer to have the water available in the heat of august and I know I'll drink less if we are paying Disney prices for each bottle!
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I have always used garden grocer in the past and been very happy with them. This year, however I have a very small list...case of bottled waters, 2 bottles of apple juice and a box of cheerios! Doesn't get me near their minimum and also makes the delivery fee really too much to justify.

Can anyone recommend a different delivery service that goes to CR that might work better for my small order? I could go without it if necessary, but would prefer to have the water available in the heat of august and I know I'll drink less if we are paying Disney prices for each bottle!
wegoshop.com does not have a minimum order.
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I have always used garden grocer in the past and been very happy with them. This year, however I have a very small list...case of bottled waters, 2 bottles of apple juice and a box of cheerios! Doesn't get me near their minimum and also makes the delivery fee really too much to justify.

Can anyone recommend a different delivery service that goes to CR that might work better for my small order? I could go without it if necessary, but would prefer to have the water available in the heat of august and I know I'll drink less if we are paying Disney prices for each bottle!
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wegoshop.com does not have a minimum order.
We tend to ship things down rather than using a grocery service. Although admittedly, a case of h2o and 2 bottles of AJ aren't shipping worthy items. But instead of the bottled water, what about a Brita filter pitcher or the type of filter that can be added to the faucet?
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This is so upsetting to me! I was so looking forward to wishes from our balcony but I agree it's just no good without the music! If u figure it out please let me know. We will be main tower theme park view
We are here now at BLT. We've watched Wishes every night from our room and the music is on channel 105
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We are here now at BLT. We've watched Wishes every night from our room and the music is on channel 105
Enjoy your trip! I was just thinking how I miss BLT!
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Enjoy your trip! I was just thinking how I miss BLT!
I can see why! We have stayed at all the deluxes except for Yacht and Beach, we've stayed club level, we've stayed in a big suite at the dolphin, and everyone agreed that BLT has been their absolute favorite!!!
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Getting so excited!!! 39 days to go. Put in request for high floor, odd numbered room love the views from that side! I am sure I'm in the smaller bunch that would rather be on the inside of the c than outside. I just feel like I don't want to look at parking lots! Fingers crossed room ready around noon when we are arriving. Booked a guided sea-doo tour at Sammy douvals (spelling?!?!) One morning. Cannot wait for that! So ready for this vacation!!!!!
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Getting so excited!!! 39 days to go. Put in request for high floor, odd numbered room love the views from that side! I am sure I'm in the smaller bunch that would rather be on the inside of the c than outside. I just feel like I don't want to look at parking lots! Fingers crossed room ready around noon when we are arriving. Booked a guided sea-doo tour at Sammy douvals (spelling?!?!) One morning. Cannot wait for that! So ready for this vacation!!!!!
I think you're checking in just as we're checking out. 32 days for us. We put in the same request you did, with the exact same thought process behind it too. I'm wavering a little bit thinking maybe I want to try to get outside the C facing the CR marina, only because all of our past trips have been in the CR tower, lake view. So it would be a very familiar view for us. But no matter what I decide, I'm sure we'll love it!
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The other rooms have Juliet balconies. Sliding doors that open to the air, but you can't step out.
You are correct that you can open the sliding glass door, but there isn't even a Juliette balcony. There are bars mounted against the opening:




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I bet you already have a trip in the works for next year . Can't wait to hear where you're headed next (after your WL CL Christmas trip ) as your trips are always so exciting to read about .

I just wish July 30th would hurry up and get here as I've been (im)patiently waiting to book our trip for next July .
Less than a week till you book! What are your plans? After Christmas, I actually don't have any WDW plans. We may be going elsewhere

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Woohoo! Just booked our room! The military salute came out and we had planned to stay in the garden wing to try to get the best of both worlds (steep discount on the cheaper rooms, but still monorail contemporary.). WELL..... they don't offer the military discount on the garden wing rooms, so we looked at our budget and decided to upgrade to a tower room which we WANTED IN THE FIRST PLACE! It was only about 300 more. SOOO EXCITED! My kids are thrilled!!!!!
Congratulations. We love the Tower, but if you decide you want a GW room, just try calling again. They'll probably add more rooms at a later date.

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Just back from a wonderful stay at the Contemporary Resort. We were in room 4531 on the 9th floor. Never any trouble with elevator waits or monorail waits. LOVED the view. Loved watching the fireworks from our room. We waited a bit for the boat in the evening to go to Trails End for supper (which was great and I highly recommend it).
We love TE, especially for breakfast. Glad you had a nice trip and when will you be returning?

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Just wanted to make a note for anyone staying at BLT this summer...

We had 'direct MK view' as one of our requests because we knew the 2 bedroom MK villas ending in 30 were around the corner a little and you had to stand in the corner of the balcony to see the MK. I was a little bummed when we arrived and got a room ending in 30, but hey, we're in Disney in a beautiful villa so no biggie. Well, last night we were getting ready to watch Wishes from our balcony and around 9:45 I heard booming and thought it was storming since it wasn't time for Wishes yet. We went out on the balcony and we could see the Frozen fireworks from DHS to our left and then 15 minutes later we turned to the right and watched Wishes!! So awesome!! Tonight after Wishes my mom said she's officially spoiled and is never staying anywhere else again ha!
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Joining in We will be staying BLT LV 11/29-12/7. This is our first stay here. We are so excited. We are renting points and will be putting in a room request hoping for a little MK view. I can't wait to keep reading and learning more about this resort
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Hi all! My family will be staying in a GV room 11/16-11/22. I am wondering what room requests I should make to get a nice view? Anyone have a particular view or location they prefer in the Garden Wing?

TIA!
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Ask for a room on the outer part of the "c" on the north end as high as possible. There's a thread somewhere (could b linked on the first post of this thread) that shows actual room numbers and views of Bay Lake. ...that's how I found it originally.
Trisha may have posted this, but HERE is the link to the BLT room number thread. We really loved our outer LV villa.

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I just saw the most adorable thing!!! Outside Sammy Duvall waiting for a jet ski tour, and just watching the pool area. I noticed 3 lifeguards wearing Mickey hands, towel capes and sorcerer hats start spinning around, waving their arms and then touching the ground. When they came up, the water jets turned on. They did the same routine for the large center spout. And then for the slide, they went over and pulled an imaginary rope until the water turned on and came all the way down to the bottom.

Very fun to watch and it's great to see these hidden little traditions here.
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Oh man! We are headed down to the pool this morning, but are getting a little later start and missed it! How fun!!

I have to say how HIGHLY impressed we've been with the pool lifeguards and maintenance. The lifeguards are so vigilant about the constant scanning of the pool area. They are never standing still. We even saw one in a full suit in the pool the other day going around the entire edges cleaning and scrubbing all the tiles with a brush!
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All I can say is I feel like a little kid waiting for my stay at the CR in November! my 14 year old son thinks I'm nuts because I am much more excited than he is!!!! Love these little reports!
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Useless and needless post alert. I am wiggling in my seat with excitement!! 70 more days and my excitement grows with each passing day. I think by the time our travel days roll around we could power the plane with the energy that will be generated by the family excitement.

I hear about the lifeguards and the views, and the fireworks and....everything. I know we can't do or see it all, but we are going to try. Woohoo!!!!!!

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RO discounts came out today. I talked with my boyfriend and we decided to add a day to the beginning of our stay with the RO discount so that we'll be able to celebrate my REAL birthday at the World, which is Dec 11! We booked a Garden Wing Deluxe Room!! So excited that we get to try the Garden Wing and the Tower for our first on-site stay!!!
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I have always used garden grocer in the past and been very happy with them. This year, however I have a very small list...case of bottled waters, 2 bottles of apple juice and a box of cheerios! Doesn't get me near their minimum and also makes the delivery fee really too much to justify.

Can anyone recommend a different delivery service that goes to CR that might work better for my small order? I could go without it if necessary, but would prefer to have the water available in the heat of august and I know I'll drink less if we are paying Disney prices for each bottle!
Just adding that those items are also available at CR at Fantasia Market.

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Getting so excited!!! 39 days to go. Put in request for high floor, odd numbered room love the views from that side! I am sure I'm in the smaller bunch that would rather be on the inside of the c than outside. I just feel like I don't want to look at parking lots! Fingers crossed room ready around noon when we are arriving. Booked a guided sea-doo tour at Sammy douvals (spelling?!?!) One morning. Cannot wait for that! So ready for this vacation!!!!!
Sounds terrific and your trip is coming up soon!
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I think you're checking in just as we're checking out. 32 days for us. We put in the same request you did, with the exact same thought process behind it too. I'm wavering a little bit thinking maybe I want to try to get outside the C facing the CR marina, only because all of our past trips have been in the CR tower, lake view. So it would be a very familiar view for us. But no matter what I decide, I'm sure we'll love it!
That's the view we had: Outer Villa, high floor, facing CR. We also usually have stayed in the Tower with a BLV so I know what you mean about the wonderful view. The BLT room view photos I have in the BLT section of this thread were taken from that room. Whether you get an inner or outer villa, I think you will love the view of BL and while the inner view is more expansive, you can't see the monorail.
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