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Discussion in 'DVC Resorts' started by work2play, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. yellowlabforever

    yellowlabforever <font color=purple>It takes a great deal of braver

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    We just stayed in room 8422. It is definately a MK view (we could see the fireworks from all four of our balconies)

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    The room to the right of the hallway as you are going up the stairs and facing the balcony.

    I'll get more pics later
     
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  3. DisneyWhirled

    DisneyWhirled DIS Veteran

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    We like to maximize our points, so we generally stay in studios. We are a family of four.

    Now, we would love a 1 BR, but space has never been an issue, we are hardly in the room.

    With that being said, we just returned from a 8 night stay at our new home, BLT in a LV studio. I will NEVER AGAIN stay in a studio at BLT. The room is VERY small and I was totally disgusted by the kitchen/bathroom set up. I had read all about the galley set-up, but thought that it would be fine. Well, the minute I walked in the room, I was so disappointed. There was only room for one person in the bathroom sink/kitchen area. Besides that, I was grossed out by all the hair that would make it's way over to the kitchen area. It wasn't just my hair, but whoever came before me that might not have been cleaned. So, we didn't use the toaster, coffee maker, nothing.

    I will stay studio again at any of the other DVC resorts, but it will be 1BR at BLT for us. BTW, our friends stayed in a 1BR and it was beautiful!
     
  4. Cruella 66

    Cruella 66 DIS Veteran

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    Disneywhirled: I totally agreed. I stayed studio for one night last October with my sister; studios are HORRIBLY set up/planned. HUGE mistake, IMO. I'll be staying in a 1-bedroom with my family in a week and half. Hoping that is as good as I've been reading. :yay:
     
  5. toniosmom

    toniosmom AKV, BCV, BLT Owner!

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    I'm right there with the both of you. I do not like the sink area setup at all and will likely never stay in a BLT studio. I have a studio booked at BCV next spring for 9 days and I am looking forward to it.
     
  6. starstruck93

    starstruck93 DIS Veteran

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    WOW.... beautiful view:love:... thanks so much for the pic.... was size of room is this? Thanks, April

     
  7. DisneyWhirled

    DisneyWhirled DIS Veteran

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    Cindy, the one bedrooms are gorgeous!! I don't think you will be disappointed!!
     
  8. yellowlabforever

    yellowlabforever <font color=purple>It takes a great deal of braver

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    Its a Grand Villa with MK view, this was the second floor bedroom.
     
  9. dwsandy

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    Just got back a few weeks ago from a stay at BLT with just me and my DH. We stayed in a studio and weren't overly thrilled with the set up. One of the things I didn't like (besides the bathroom sink) was that there wasn't a full length mirror. I am short and had to stand on my tip toes when I was fixing my hair. We were going out for a nice dinner at Narcoosee's and I couldn't see if my outfit looked ok because there wasn't a full length mirror. I ended up standing on the ottoman and using the mirror over the table in the living area but that was not ideal. Do the 1 and 2 bedroom Villas at BLT have a Full length mirror?

    I should add that even though I wasn't keen on the studio set up, we loved our stay at BLT and decided to buy DVC with BLT as our home resort! We are very excited to stay at BLT for many trips :)
     
  10. DisneyWhirled

    DisneyWhirled DIS Veteran

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    Funny, I tried several times to locate the full length mirror in the studio, too!

    I can't recall if they have them in the 1BR.
     
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    The 1 bedrooms have a full length mirror in the bedroom next to the tv, across from the bed. I don't know about the 2 bedroom, but would assume it is the same as the 1 bedroom.
     
  12. jstarcze

    jstarcze DIS Veteran

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    I can report from my stay in May that 8411 is one bedroom lakeview.
     
  13. Cruella 66

    Cruella 66 DIS Veteran

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    Hi everyone! Six days and counting down until check in! :goodvibes We are staying on points with MK view. I read in ealier threads that the 3rd floor is lower than the monorail and it was given out as a MK view room. Has this been fixed? What has been everyone's recent experience, last month or so, on MK view rooms? Thanks!
     
  14. flipflopmom

    flipflopmom DIS Veteran

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    Well, it's 9 days until check in for us!

    We have a MK view studio booked, and a high floor with room number 18 at the end requested! :rotfl2: We also, at the last minute, (Sunday) added 1 night in a LV studio, only request was high floor. It was one of those "if they have it, we'll take it" things, and lo and behold! :cool1:

    Totally guesswork here, but you guys can join in the fun.

    #1. We plan on arriving on a Sunday morning, hopefully before 7am. I KNOW our room won't be ready. But can they tell me what room they have assigned?

    #2. I know we'll be fairly early, but does anyone know the most common arrival day for DVC trips? I would guess Sun. b/c of points, but not sure. If a lot of people check in on Sat, that leaves our options for an 18 room slimmer!

    #3. At what point would you request a different room? Meaning, would you ask them to assign you to a higher floor if you were in a 4th floor room? 5th? 6th? OR would 18 vs. 28 mean more?

    #4. Is there anything, other than calling MS to make your requests you can do to up your chances? Should I call back and reconfirm this week? Since this is our first trip to BLT, I only have experience w/ other resorts, where other dissers encourage calling the resort and reiterate your request 4 days out.

    This will be our first trip home, and we did splurge on MK view. I kinda doubt we will again, so I am hoping for room assigning pixie dust!
     
  15. Cruella 66

    Cruella 66 DIS Veteran

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    We'll be there the same time only we're a one bedroom.

    We are MK view Sun thru Thurs then Fri & Sat LV because of the difference in points.:rotfl:
     
  16. flipflopmom

    flipflopmom DIS Veteran

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    Maybe we'll see you there! Supposed to be REALLY hot, so we'll be by the pool most mid-days!
     
  17. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon Moderator

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    They will not tell you what room you have been assigned unless it's already available. Not sure if this is true at BLT, but when we went to AKV this past January, they sent us a text with our room number when our room was ready. We got there much earlier than anticipated, like 4am, and our room was ready by 10am or so. We were very pleased with the service.

    It's so hard to tell. We went in January, which was the 'quiet' time at Disney, and very quiet time at AKV. Normally our room would have been ready when we got there at 4am, but there was a conference there and they were booked solid. In January! So I guess I am saying that the day of week matters less than the special, unforeseeable, circumstances given any particular day. (We arrived on a Tuesday, which I think would be a very rare arrival day)

    I think that that's all subjective as well. I may ask if they had something higher if I was on the 4th or 5th floor, but I wouldn't demand it, and I am not sure that I'd be willing to wait very long to get into my room for that higher floor. YMMV on that.

    I've never called MS at 4 days out to reiterate my request, and I've always had my requests granted upon check-in.

    I hope you get your pixie dust :wizard:
     
  18. blossomz

    blossomz Proud DVC owner since 2002!

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    We will be there tomorrow! 2 BR LV! We will see what beget!:woohoo::yay:
     
  19. wdrl

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    We were in an MK-view Studio at BLT in March. We did the online check-in before arriving and requested a high floor. When we checked in around 7:00 AM, we reminded the CM that we had asked for a high floor. The CM told us that she could put us in studio on the 10th floor, but did not tell us the room number. We didn't learn the room number until we received a phone call around 2:00 PM telling us our room (8028) was ready. Since we were given our room keys when we checked in, it wasn't necessary for us to go by the front desk when our room was ready.

    If given a choice between xx18 and xx28, I would opt for xx18 because it has a more direct view of the Magic Kingdom. We stayed in 8028 and we loved the view. However, due to the curvature of BLT, the xx28 villas face more toward the Southwest, while the xx18 face more toward the Northwest. Since the MK is Northwest of BLT, the views are slightly better with the xx18. However, if I had the choice between an xx18 room on the 4th floor and an xx28 room on, lets say, the 8th floor, I'd opt for the higher floor.



    Have fun!!!
     
  20. LilGMom

    LilGMom <font color=red>It makes me want to Kiss on the li

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    We checked in on the Saturday of Memorial Day and our room was ready at around 7am. :) Like a PP said, they won't tell you what room you are in until it is ready to be assigned. They can text you or give you a number for you to call during they day to check on the status of your room.


    We had a LV studio on the fifth floor and it was very convenient being on the same floor as the walkway between CR and BLT. So, peronally, I don't think I'd request anything higher if I was on the fifth floor.
     
  21. torsie24

    torsie24 Mummy to a perfect princess.

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    We're staying in an MK view studio.

    I've always read not to be too specific. So have requested a high floor.

    Obviously though (like everyone) I would like a xx18 room ideally. SHould I add this to my request? Or jsut leave it and hope for my 50/50 luck to be in?
     

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