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Old 08-15-2014, 01:04 PM   #1171
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Does anyone know if they pipe in the HalloWishes music at the Atrium Club level lounge? I called them yesterday and they said they didn't know. They pipe in the regular wishes but nobody knows about party nights.

Hoping someone has some first hand experience. Thank you!
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:17 PM   #1172
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We loved your pictures and updates - thank you! We can't believe you're already home though. I'm glad you loved your room location and I'm dying to know where you might stay your next visit? Have you made any tentative plans yet? Are your tickers for one year from now at CR and AKL?
Hi there Not sure where we will stay next. I'll probably let my daughter choose. She is a rising high school senior, so she has a busy year ahead. We think our next trip will be in June. A graduation trip
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those photos are unique and awesome!! I love them!!! thanks for sharing!!
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Love your pic, lovesdumbo. Hope you're having a blast!

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We are here now! Winding our trip down. It has been absolutely wonderful. I'm tempted to attempt a Trip Report because I have never found one where anyone stayed at the contemporary.
Enjoy your remaining time at WDW. If you write a report, I will read it!

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Welcome back .

Glad you had a great trip. Thanks for checking in periodically and posting pics .

All of your pics are beautiful, thanks for sharing . You definitely had a great room with a pretty view of Bay Lake from your balcony and a magical view of MK as you walked out of your room . Seeing all of your pics and hearing about your trip is making me more excited to try the CR next year .

Thanks for the tip on a quick way to get to the Poly from the CR, I never would have thought of that .
Thank you, mickeynut1 And you will love the CR.
How are those Polynesian plans coming along?
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:05 PM   #1173
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Hi there Not sure where we will stay next. I'll probably let my daughter choose. She is a rising high school senior, so she has a busy year ahead. We think our next trip will be in June. A graduation trip

Thank you, mickeynut1 And you will love the CR.
How are those Polynesian plans coming along?
A graduation trip for your DD is a great idea . Any idea where she might choose to stay?

I am really looking forward to trying the CR now .

Kind of just in the beginning planning stages for next summer since we decided to go with other family members. I have to talk to my SIL a little more to find out exactly what they're thinking, but hopefully I will be booking the rooms soon .
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:31 PM   #1174
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I will be staying at the CR Garden Wing with just my 9 year old. It's time to do my on-line check in and I'm wondering what to request. I think I want an upper floor since I don't really want her attempting to open the slider while I'm in the bathroom.

What does "odd room number" mean at CR Garden Wing? Does it face a certain direction?

I hope I have not made a mistake, I didn't realize when I booked that it wasn't in the tower. Any thoughts?

thanks!
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:45 AM   #1175
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I will be staying at the CR Garden Wing with just my 9 year old. It's time to do my on-line check in and I'm wondering what to request. I think I want an upper floor since I don't really want her attempting to open the slider while I'm in the bathroom.

What does "odd room number" mean at CR Garden Wing? Does it face a certain direction?

I hope I have not made a mistake, I didn't realize when I booked that it wasn't in the tower. Any thoughts?

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I just asked the very same thing on the general resorts thread!
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:42 AM   #1176
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I will be staying at the CR Garden Wing with just my 9 year old. It's time to do my on-line check in and I'm wondering what to request. I think I want an upper floor since I don't really want her attempting to open the slider while I'm in the bathroom. What does "odd room number" mean at CR Garden Wing? Does it face a certain direction? I hope I have not made a mistake, I didn't realize when I booked that it wasn't in the tower. Any thoughts? thanks!
I think the odd room number request only refers to tower rooms (they have beds that face MK). Also wanted to make sure you were aware that the upper floors in the garden wing do not have accessible balconies.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:54 AM   #1177
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I think the odd room number request only refers to tower rooms (they have beds that face MK). Also wanted to make sure you were aware that the upper floors in the garden wing do not have accessible balconies.
Agreed with this, the inline check-in options seem to be the same for the whole resort, and not based on what you specifically booked.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:50 PM   #1178
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A graduation trip for your DD is a great idea . Any idea where she might choose to stay?

I am really looking forward to trying the CR now .

Kind of just in the beginning planning stages for next summer since we decided to go with other family members. I have to talk to my SIL a little more to find out exactly what they're thinking, but hopefully I will be booking the rooms soon .
Have fun with your planning Oh, and I think my daughter will pick CR if it's up to her. She also loved our night at AKV

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I will be staying at the CR Garden Wing with just my 9 year old. It's time to do my on-line check in and I'm wondering what to request. I think I want an upper floor since I don't really want her attempting to open the slider while I'm in the bathroom.

What does "odd room number" mean at CR Garden Wing? Does it face a certain direction?

I hope I have not made a mistake, I didn't realize when I booked that it wasn't in the tower. Any thoughts?

thanks!
I was just over in the Garden Wing last week doing laundry. The GW is very nice. I would request ground floor b/c I'd love to have a little patio. There's a second latch/lock at the top of the sliding door

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This is room 5150. It would be an incredible room to have! Right on the waterway that takes boats from WL to MK
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:15 PM   #1179
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Have fun with your planning Oh, and I think my daughter will pick CR if it's up to her. She also loved our night at AKV
Thanks . I will be the one doing all the booking and keeping track of everything, so as soon as the dates and resort are decided on, I'll be ready to go .

How exciting to start planning soon for your DD's grad trip with the chance of going back to the CR . I'm exciting just thinking about a CR stay after seeing all of your great pics (as well as everyone else's on this thread). Thanks again for your live reports and all of the pics you posted .

How was your AKV stay? Did you post anything about your stay on the AKL/AKV FAQ?
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:56 PM   #1180
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Well with only 12 days left we switched from GF to Contemporary TPV. We just loved our previous stay here and the walk to/from the MK is bonus. Quick question though for those that have stayed recently - do you notice a lot of people from WL coming to use the pool? How crowded is the pool now?
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:36 PM   #1181
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Well with only 12 days left we switched from GF to Contemporary TPV. We just loved our previous stay here and the walk to/from the MK is bonus. Quick question though for those that have stayed recently - do you notice a lot of people from WL coming to use the pool? How crowded is the pool now?
I don't believe that starts until September .
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:02 AM   #1182
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We are here now! Winding our trip down. It has been absolutely wonderful. I'm tempted to attempt a Trip Report because I have never found one where anyone stayed at the contemporary.
I hope the rest of your stay and trip home was great and we'd love to read your TR!

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Hi there Not sure where we will stay next. I'll probably let my daughter choose. She is a rising high school senior, so she has a busy year ahead. We think our next trip will be in June. A graduation trip
You have a lot going on this school year with DD's graduation. Mine will be a Junior so I'll be in your shoes next year. Has she decided which college she'd like to attend or what she wants to do after graduation?


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I will be staying at the CR Garden Wing with just my 9 year old. It's time to do my on-line check in and I'm wondering what to request. I think I want an upper floor since I don't really want her attempting to open the slider while I'm in the bathroom.

What does "odd room number" mean at CR Garden Wing? Does it face a certain direction?

I hope I have not made a mistake, I didn't realize when I booked that it wasn't in the tower. Any thoughts?

thanks!
As was posted, the odd numbered rooms apply to the direction beds face in the Tower. Unfortunately, Online Check-In "room amenity requests" don't always apply to all bookings. They're a generic list for the entire resort that can be very confusing. If you can, call the WDTC/CRO or if you're staying Club Level, email the IPO to let them know of any room location requests you'd like added to your reservation. This can be done up to about 5 days prior to arrival.

I'd also recommend requesting a ground floor room that faces Bay Lake or the canal. It's nice being able to go out onto the patio. These are considered Garden View rooms in the Garden Wing. I have photos of the door latch in the BLT section of the thread, but it's as johnsonet described.

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Agreed with this, the inline check-in options seem to be the same for the whole resort, and not based on what you specifically booked.
That's right and the booking designations for some rooms at CR can make it even more confusing.

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I was just over in the Garden Wing last week doing laundry. The GW is very nice. I would request ground floor b/c I'd love to have a little patio. There's a second latch/lock at the top of the sliding door

Here are some pics:

This is room 5150. It would be an incredible room to have! Right on the waterway that takes boats from WL to MK
That is a great canal-view room and thank you for posting the GW photos. I'm going to link to them later in the ROOM section of the thread.

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Well with only 12 days left we switched from GF to Contemporary TPV. We just loved our previous stay here and the walk to/from the MK is bonus. Quick question though for those that have stayed recently - do you notice a lot of people from WL coming to use the pool? How crowded is the pool now?
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I don't believe that starts until September .
That's correct. The WL pool closure doesn't begin until 3 SEP. WL guests can also use the VWL and FW pools and they'll also be given a one-day water park pass so that will help to distribute the displaced swimmers.
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Thank you - wasn't sure if early construction had begun and people were already being allowed over.
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Thanks . I will be the one doing all the booking and keeping track of everything, so as soon as the dates and resort are decided on, I'll be ready to go .

How exciting to start planning soon for your DD's grad trip with the chance of going back to the CR . I'm exciting just thinking about a CR stay after seeing all of your great pics (as well as everyone else's on this thread). Thanks again for your live reports and all of the pics you posted .

How was your AKV stay? Did you post anything about your stay on the AKL/AKV FAQ?
Thank you I won't start planning any time soon - but it's always fun to know that WDW is there for us to enjoy
No, I haven't posted anything on the AKL/AKV thread. But maybe I'll post some pics on the AKL photo thread Thanks for reminding me!

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Well with only 12 days left we switched from GF to Contemporary TPV. We just loved our previous stay here and the walk to/from the MK is bonus. Quick question though for those that have stayed recently - do you notice a lot of people from WL coming to use the pool? How crowded is the pool now?
Just wanted to add that the CR pools seemed less crowded than other resort pools, in my experience. No problem finding chairs at all






WDWKOOK thanks and good luck this year!
My daughter does have a first choice school picked out and has pretty much decided to apply early decision. So, fingers crossed, she will know where she's going by Christmas
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I will be staying at the CR Garden Wing with just my 9 year old. It's time to do my on-line check in and I'm wondering what to request. I think I want an upper floor since I don't really want her attempting to open the slider while I'm in the bathroom.

What does "odd room number" mean at CR Garden Wing? Does it face a certain direction?

I hope I have not made a mistake, I didn't realize when I booked that it wasn't in the tower. Any thoughts?

thanks!
I'm a lurker on this thread since DDs want to stay here one day. I thought I would chime in on the door latch. DD9 is quite small and can easily reach and operate both the latches on the sliding door and the door to the hall at the WL.

Here's a photo from KOOK's BLT post. The mechanism is different than at WL, but the placement of the locks is the same. Just one more reason Mom never gets any privacy. I had to keep the bathroom door ajar just in case. I ended up taking my showers when the kids were sleeping.
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