BLT rooms and views with picture links! Last update of post #1 1/22/2015

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  1. steery1

    steery1 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks all. I've edited the post to add settings.
    All photos were on manual with camera on gorillapod wrapped around the the metal railing on the balcony.


    You can see the rest of my BLT photos here.....................
    http://reflectionsby.smugmug.com/Places/Walt-Disney-World-Resort





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  3. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

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    Sooo....when I get to BLT in 10 days, and I see anything other than an 18 or a 28, for a room number, I should not be happy!! Hoping for 7718/28 or higher. We have a MK view studio booked...here's hoping. What's the lowest floor with a decent view of MK??? I really don't want to be too far down, and it doesn't look like there are all that many MK studios out there.
     
  4. DVCGeek

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    Seventh floor studio 7728 was nice; higher the better of course! 6th floor and lower might get monorail obstructions: not sure exactly what floor it starts to be an issue on...
     
  5. courtneylauren

    courtneylauren Disney College Program Fall Advantage 2014 Vacatio

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    We were at BLT from July 11-23, and it was great!!!!!! We were in a 1 bedroom, lake view - room #8434. I have to admit, I was a little upset when I heard our room # at check-in, because I'd researched on here - the lake view rooms that have a MK view as well, and we'd requested that through member services and called the hotel and everything - but this just goes to show that everything happens for a reason, because it was a perfectly gorgeous view! We could see pretty much everything in WDW except MK. Here are pictures. My mom has a great Nikon camera with two lenses -- a closer one and a big zoom one. These pictures are with the zoom lens.

    for the OP when you add this to the list -- DtD, DHS, AK, Epcot, WL, GF, CR, Bay Lake, Seven Seas Lagoon, CR pool & boat marina.

    On the left, Downtown Disney. You can see the Characters in Flight Balloon and the Cirque tent.
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    Epcot- Spaceship Earth and you can see the Imagination pavilion too.
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    Wilderness Lodge, and in the background on the very left, you can see the Earful tower at DHS. I don't think have a better picture, or a picture of the hat.
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    Animal Kingdom -- Everest on the left and Tree of Life on the right.
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    Contemporary with double monorails going through
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    CR pool and garden wing (where we stayed in 04)
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    CR Pool slide
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    Walkway between BLT and CR
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    GF
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    I miss this so much!
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    We had an amazing view. It was truly spectacular!!!!
     
  6. tkalita

    tkalita Born with Minnie ears!

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    Great info!! We bought into BLT and haven't even stayed there yet. I can't wait and am so excited to have this information!!
     
  7. Sandisw

    Sandisw Moderator Moderator

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    Wow, we check in their Monday (after 3 nights at BCV) and have a LV 1 bedroom booked. I also initially wanted to have the northern end (we had it last summer in a studio) but decided to just go with even #'d room. If we get this view, my DH will love it!!!
     
  8. supersuperwendy

    supersuperwendy any happy little thought?

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    When requesting a GV do you request the lower floor number? 85XX? or the upper floor 86XX?
     
  9. DenLo

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    The lower floor number since that is where the front door is located.
     
  10. work2play

    work2play DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for the great pics. I updated the first post to include the link to you post and updated the description.

    I will be there in September and would love to get that room!

    JoAnne
     
  11. MrsBlovesDisney

    MrsBlovesDisney DIS Veteran

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    We stayed in a 2 BDRM MKV on the 6th floor back in April. Although we had requested "highest floor possible", I have to say the view was spectacular!! I'm guessing the 5th floor may have a monorail obstructed view...:)
     
  12. danielle782001

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    Just back from a great trip to WDW. We stayed at BLT for seven nights. We loved it! We stayed in a two-bedroom lake view. The room was perfect.

    I was so impressed by the closet space. The laundary closet is amazing. The shower in the master bath was so relaxing. DH did not like that there were no locks on the bathroom doors. The beds were sooooo comfortable. And the seating at the kitchen table was terrific.

    We were on the third floor with a pool view. Not what I requested at all. But we ended up really liking it anyway.

    We actually stayed at three different resorts on this trip and did not get any of our requestes. I think I am done wasting my time with that!
     
  13. mousefan1972

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    We just returned from WDW. We spent 4 nights in a lake view studio, room 8438. We were on the outer crescent, facing the Contemporary marina, pool and Bay Lake. In the distance we could see Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, the Dolphin, Mt. Everest, and the Characters in Flight balloon at DtD. We could see the high fireworks from Illuminations.

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  14. twinklebug

    twinklebug Next Life: Imagineer

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    Hey Mousefan! That's the same room we had just over 2 weeks back. We loved it! Thanks for all the pics, you supplemented our arsenal of shots with a few angles I missed http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37426856&postcount=1054 :goodvibes
     
  15. lorihannahgwen

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    We were at BLT from 7/18-7/28. Our room was great! :thumbsup2 :woohoo:
    Looking directly out we saw Bay Lake
    Looking to the left we saw Space Mountain (and the fountain)
    Looking a little farther to the left we saw the Castle (and the other attractions like Splash MT.)
    Looking to the right we saw Bay Lake
    We watched the fireworks every night from our balcony. We just tuned into channel 20 (for the music) and watched the show. It was awesome. :cheer2:
    The fireworks were centered over Space Mountain instead of the Castle, but it was still great. We could make out all of the different shapes of the fireworks easily (hearts, skulls, etc.).
    If I ever figure out how to post pictures I will add them later. :confused3
    We could not see the EWP. We could only see the barges waiting to start. As soon as it was ready to start it moved out of view.
    BLT has a great location! :yay:
    Lori
     
  16. Caren

    Caren Yo ho, yo ho...

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    7424--dedicated 2-bedroom, Magic Kingdom view. Not really happy with it at all. It's more of a view of the monorail. The castle is lovely at night, but the bright parking-lot lights interfere with it. This is our last time spending points for a Magic Kingdom view, especially after talking to a person in the elevator who had an 11th floor lake view with a fabulous view of the Magic Kingdom.
     
  17. work2play

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    Sorry to hear about the view there! Did you take any pictures? We would all like to see the view from that floor. I never thought about the lights being an issue. I hope you get a better view next time.
     
  18. walkdmc

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    In June 2010, we spent 11 nights in a 2 BR Lake View. We were originally assigned to room 7605 which is inside the "C" and overlooks the pool and the other half of BLT. You had to stand to the right side of the window and look left, to see the lake. We paid over $15,000 for the vacation package, (through Small World Travel) and it was supposed to include a "Lake View". Frankly, many of the standard views I've seen posted here are better than our supposed "Lake View".

    I called the front desk and after much back and forth, with them (desk personnel and her manager) telling me 7605 is a "Lake View" and me assuring them that 75% of my view is of the building opposite mine, they agreed to move me. Actually, I requested they refund me the difference between a lake and standard view as I was not willing to pay the "Lake View" premium for such a poor lake view. At that, the manager moved me to room 7602. It was still a lousy lake view, as there were swamp trees blocking almost half of our lake view, but we did have a decent view of the MK.

    I have a June 2011 trip planned at BLT and again requested a "Lake View". I'm a little nervous about getting a bad lake view again, but I'm not that worried as this time we're DVC members staying on points. If it's bad, it'll be okay since we'll be returning soon after.

    BTW, we had our SWT agent request a high floor, even numbered, north facing room. We obviously got none of those. I checked in online 10 days prior to our stay. We checked in at 10am on a Sunday. At that time, room 7605 was ready. When I complained about room 7605, they told me the "only other lake view room that will be available today won't be ready until after 4pm". So, at 10am on a Sunday, I was led to believe there were only 2 LVs available, 7605 and 7602.
     
  19. Cruella 66

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    It really shouldn't matter how much you paid or if you are a DVC member, lake view is just that, lake view. If that is not what you got, it is good you were able to get your room changed. If next June you don't get the view you paid for, because, yes, as a DVC member you're still paying for the view, bring it to their attention again and have them fix it! Glad you enjoyed your second room. :)
     
  20. MADCLFAN

    MADCLFAN Proud DVC & Castaway Member

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    The wife and I are staying in a 2 Bedroom Lock-off with my parents to give them there own privacy. We have a Lake View and it our first time staying here since buying points last year. We can't wait , hope we get a nice view, been seeing so many people upset about there rooms. Coming home Oct 16.
     
  21. walkdmc

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    Cindy-I agree, a Lake View is supposed to be a lake view, period. I really learned a lot about nebulous views Disney offers on this trip. Matter of fact Disney giving us that lousy lake view actually helped us decide to become DVC member. :lmao: Hear me out. We were concerned that Disney would treat us differently (i.e. with less consideration) if we became DVC members vs. cash customers. Well, after shelling out a small fortune for our trip, I realized Disney doesn't care about cash vs. DVC. We immediately returned home and bought a resale contract.

    For that price, though, I was not going to settle for a lousy lake view. For DVC points, with the understanding that as a WDW fanatic, I'll be returning in 6months to 1 year, I'd blow it off. At the time of our trip we didn't know when we'd be back to Disney.
     

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