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

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  1. snausman

    snausman Mouseketeer

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    Just an FYI

    I just received my MB!!!! They were delivered at 9:30am. this morning. I can't believe how fast they got here.:cool1::cheer2::cool1:

    Laura
     
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  3. harleyquinn

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    I just payed on another thread, but here goes.

    First, we are absolve in love with CR!!! We in the GW with a fabulous view of BL.

    The testing had been rough, but it's mostly because we are atypical. They could not link my travel agent ticket at all, but I ended up buying an AP, so I've been able to join my family. The app is absinthe horrible at the parks. It works much better at the resort and on our ipad. Changing on the fly is awesome, but super annoying to do at the parks. None of the cms know where the kiosks are, so we are usually stock trying our phones.

    I've been in line at guest services 5 times due to ticket issues. They cannot upgrade tickets without losing all of the fp+ reservations.

    But we are having a wonderful time and I think everything has been worked out. I think the new system well be fine once the kinks are fixed.
    Dinner at Ohana tonight, so ask any questions, I should be around to answer!
     
  4. AllieKG

    AllieKG Earning My Ears

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    Please add me to the log-o-rail. February 23-March 2 CR BLV! We're squeezing in a Disney trip during our PCS from Korea. :) It's our first stay at CR and we're so excited!
     
  5. harleyquinn

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    Forgot to add that we have a refrigerator!

    We has a grocery delivery as we think it's worth it just fur the water. I think deliveries are totally worth the upcharge as long at you aren't on a dining plan.
     
  6. Mousemommy1

    Mousemommy1 DIS Veteran

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    We are booked in the GW as well! Do you find yourself wishing you were in the tower at all, or is not even a big enough difference to notice?
     
  7. princessap

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    we are contemplating the same stay in garden wing and I am wondering as well if we will wish we were in tower while there?!

    From the sounds of it the pp likes the garden wing so hoping we will too!
     
  8. bridgie04

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    Stayed in the GW last Jan and 5 years ago. It is my happy place. Parking, super quiet. First floor rooms have patios. It is very relaxing and super convenient to the tower. 2 minute walk to the tower. 30 seconds from the pool. love, love the garden wing. :cool1:
     
  9. mickeynut1

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    Glad you're having a great time and are enjoying the CR :goodvibes.
     
  10. MDennis28

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    Staying at BLT for the first time. In 2 weeks! It's my home resort but DH and I always end up somewhere else. Going on a Girls Birthday cruise and decided we needed to come in a couple days early to visit the parks. Excited!!
     
  11. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Your vacation is coming up soon! Your activities sound like lots of fun. There are plenty of breakfast items at CC. We personally dislike eating in our room because we prefer immersing ourselves fully in the park and resort experience. We do like club level since it is so easy to grab breakfast in the morning, but the CC makes it very easy, too. BTW, The Wave has a wonderful breakfast buffet;). I'll add you to the Log-orail.

    Welcome back! It's hard being back, isn't it?:sad:

    I can't believe how fast you posted!:hourglass. Seriously, the MBs make your trip seem so much closer, doesn't it?

    We just retuned and we had problems with our newly activated APs. The first set they gave us wouldn't work on Day Two and they couldn't figure out why. They had to deactivate them and re-issue all new ones. Then, our KTTW cards wouldn't work in the doors or for charging and those all had to be re-issued twice and our reservation completely re-done with a new confirmation number in order for the cards to work. We did get some FPs for our troubles.

    Enjoy the rest of your stay!

    IASW! We were stationed at Yongsan, too. In fact, I had DD in Seoul. So glad you're PCSing FROM and not TO:thumbsup2. It sure is good to be back home I bet. I hope you're happy with your new assignment. I've logged you!

    I'll be honest with you, when I was making our Christmas reservation this week, I asked DH if I could only get the GW, would he want me to book it and he said NO. We LOVE CR, but we really love the Tower. It's just a personal preference.

    I asked DH why he didn't want to stay in the GW and he said that while the room we once had on the gound floor facing Bay Lake was great, we once had a room that was located more in the middle of the wing and he didn't like the long, dark hallways and he remembers seeing a lot of room service trays and junk in the hallways, (we experienced this at Poly, too).

    When you're in the Tower, you walk out of your room and you see the 4th floor concourse below and the castle and the view is amazing - windows everywhere! It's very bright and airy, unlike the GW. Again, this is just a personal preference and I am not trying to make the GW sound bad, we just prefer the Tower and its views (interior and exterior), the balcony and being higher up.

    :yay:
     
  12. wdhinn89

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    We are leaving tomorrow and I still have about a case of Dasani water left. Can't take it on the plane. Is anyone here now that wants the case for free?
     
  13. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    That's so nice of you. I hope someone can take advantage of your offer. In desperation and if you're a bit of an extrovert, (my DH and DD would be horrified by my suggestion), you could hang out in the lobby with it and offer it to a thirsty-looking family who is just checking-in. Have a safe trip home!
     
  14. MET270

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    WDWKOOK, sorry can't quote selectively from my phone.
    It was very tough getting back into the swing of things. I went online yesterday to price out another trip in November, unfortunately it won't be in the cards this year.
    We absolutely loved staying in the GW, we had a ground floor corner room with the beach/pool off of the Patio and a lake view from the window. I really think I would rather stay GW than tower. We ate at Artist Point one evening and have to say it was the surprise restaurant of our trip, we loved it and will definitely be going back. Hope everyone that is at WDW now is having a magical time and everyone that has a trip coming up, safe travels!
     
  15. babyberger

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    I have also heard that bell services greatly appreciates water "donations" :)

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  16. wdhinn89

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    Great idea. If no one wants it, we will drop it there.:thumbsup2
     
  17. mickeynut1

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    Have a great trip :goodvibes.

    Reading this is getting me even more excited to stay at the CR in December :yay:.

    Safe travels home :).
     
  18. ready2cmickeymouse

    ready2cmickeymouse Mouseketeer

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    Please add us to the logorail. We'll be @ BLT Jan. 25-Feb. 1. 1 bdrm std view. First time standard view. We've stayed BLV @ BLT didn't care for facing someone else's balcony. We've also stayed MKV @ BLT and loved it. We've also stayed @ CR many times. We love CR, that's why we bought dvc.
     
  19. Dancegrl624

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    I'll be staying at the CR from Sept 15-19, 2013. The EarMarked Conference (for Disney TA's) just got moved from CSR to the CR for these dates. Can't wait!!!
     
  20. MrsBlovesDisney

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    :cool1:Us too!! Us too!! :thumbsup2
     
  21. MrsBlovesDisney

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    Wow!! Now THAT'S a SCORE!!!:cool1: Congrats!!:cool1:
     
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