(CLOSED) Disney's CONTEMPORARY RESORT and BAY LAKE TOWER INFORMATION THREAD

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  1. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

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    Beautiful pic....thanks for posting :goodvibes. Also thanks for the update on CA Grill. We've never eaten there, but we are considering it for one of our nights when we are at the CR in December.
     
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  3. WDWKOOK

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    You're welcome! It's always a must-do for us. I'm not sure how we'll like the "newly imagined" CA Grill, but I would still recommend to anyone that they try it at least once. At least the view will be unchanged:thumbsup2

    Have you booked your split stay yet?
     
  4. sjs314

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    KOOK Love the pics!​
     
  5. Princess Katherine

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    This is going to sound silly but it looks like they are Christmas lights from up close!

    Katie
     
  6. mickeynut1

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    I already have our ADRs booked, but may change one of them to CA Grill :).

    Yes, I finally booked :thumbsup2. By the time I decided what to go with, the new RO promo was going to be coming out, so I held off until 8/1 when the discounts were released. I had my choice of every room type from GW through MKV CL. I decided to go all out and went with MKV CL 12/17-12/19 and got a 20% discount. I called with BLV CL in mind, but MKV CL wasn't that much more for the 2 nights, so by the time I knew it, I was telling her to book that :rotfl::rotfl:. I'm happy with my CR choice and I was able to get Poly CL for 12/22-12/24 with 30%, so that really made my day because I wasn't expecting any discounts for those 2 nights since it's the beginning of Christmas week :santa:.
     
  7. crazy4wdw

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    Thanks! Maybe most of the construction will be completed by the time my trip rolls around in October.
     
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    Thanks for testing it out for us. Keep me posted. :thumbsup2
    I can't wait to hear more about your trip and the magicbands. I hope everyone sleeps off the grumpies.pixiedust:
     
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    Thanks!:thumbsup2
     
  11. HiMagicFan

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    Posted this on another thread but got no response and thought maybe it was on the wrong one....maybe you all can help....

    My first experience with CL will be this September.

    We will be staying at CR and taking the DME to the resort. Our flight gets in at 5:40 am at MCO.

    How long will it be to get to CR and should I expect someone to meet the bus or should I just proceed to the check in?

    Also I have three reservations linked (we stay one night at CR and then go on DCL before returning to WDW and staying at another resort) but only want to check in online for our CR. Is this possible?

    Also if we are taking the DCL transportation but need to check out do they do automatic check out and if the transportation comes after we are required to check out can we still use the lounge to wait?

    I have tried to read for these answers through the thread but think I missed it, so I appreciate your responses.
     
  12. KathieSmallwood

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    What construction are you talking about? Lost.
     
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  14. Princess Katherine

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    Our MagicBand worked at the turnstiles today and I can confirm it is waterproof.

    Katie
     
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    Thanks for keeping us posted! I was sceptical about this but am interested in your experiences....
     
  16. Princess Katherine

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    Happy to help! If you have any burning questions or want pictures of something I will try to answer them! Tonight we are off to the Dessert Party and to try our MagicBands. So far I am in love!

    Katie
     
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    Sorry so late with the reply -
    our dates are 9/14/14 - 9/20/14
    I'm hoping as it gets closer or other promotions are released (as others have mentioned) that something will open up.

    Thanks to all of you who have commented on this... I'll let you know what happens!:flower3:
     
  18. crazy4wdw

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    The Magic Kingdom bus depot is being expanded so it can handle larger buses. The expansion is located just across the street from the Contemporary. It started sometimes in April, not sure what the timeline is on its completion.

    There are some updated photos over on wdwmagic: http://www.wdwmagic.com/transportat...om-bus-loop-expansion-construction-update.htm
     
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    Fastpass+ is working perfectly we have had no problems so far! Today we are off to AK to try them out again!

    Katie
     
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    It depends on how long you have to wait for the ME bus to fill up. But we are usually pulling up to our resort about an hour after we land. I believe CL check-in starts at 7AM. If you arrive at CR before 7, you may have to go to the regular check-in. Maybe someone else can chime in who has experience checking into CL that early.

    Yes, you can do online check-in for your CR stay only.


    You will automatically be checked out and a receipt will be emailed to you. You have access to the lounge, and all resort facilities, up until 11:59PM on the day you check out.
     
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