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

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  1. babyberger

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    Now you are making me :blush: You know as well as I do that it is up to the room assignors, but a warm friendly smile never hurts :goodvibes I actually had a CM in training checking us in this time and the CM standing with her was pointing out our room requests and explaining that the notations meant those requests had been met.
     
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  3. WDWKOOK

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    While I have you on the line here, Melissa, I'd love to know more about a little something in your signature. What is Disney College of Knowledge Grad? Is it CM training?

    I didn't know there was a notation made in reservations regarding whether requests were met or not - thank you!
     
  4. babyberger

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    Disney College of Knowledge was a course I had to take when I was a travel agent for AAA. They required all agents who sold Disney to take the course (and graduate, I have graduation ears :lmao:). I'll take a picture of the ears and post them, I keep everything, LOL!
     
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    Melissa- are you the same Babyberger screen name on Cruise Critic? I think you looked familiar form there!
    I doubt ill have much luck finding new soft goods either, but I will take photos of what we have in our room and any " construction" I see out there!

    My TA also went to College of Knowledge! She said it was great! She was so wonderful, while we were on our ABD in August, our 180 days came up and she got up at 6 AM (Eastern time- she lives in Central!) :thumbsup2 on a Saturday!!:thumbsup2, and booked all out ADRs based off of a spreadsheet I gave her with first, second choices etc. She got us BOG in NFL...I love her!
     
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    Yes I am the same person ;) I miss cruising and the CC boards!

    Sounds like you have a great agent!!!

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    That's terrific, Melissa! I would be wearing that hat everyday at WDW if I were you - so cool!!! Thanks for sharing it with us:goodvibes
     
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    It was sooo long ago....a blip in life. But fun to look back at :)

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    We stayed using someone's points so I didn't say anything to management. It certainly didn't ruin our trip and after staying at most of the resorts it just makes us 100% sure we are going to stick with the CR :-)
     
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    That's life though - many, many blips and one great hat::yes::

    I wondered if you were on points because I've been curious if DVC owners/those staying on points are given different rooms than those staying on cash reservations? I've wondered if the cash reservation rooms/non-DVC are maintained differently/better since they get housekeeping everyday so those rooms are scrutinized more often/closely? I have no idea, just wondering:confused3
     
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    It should be all one big pool that is assigned based on booking category without any consideration to cash or points. Of course "should" may not reflect reality. :) The 1BR we were in a year ago on points was in perfect condition, notwithstanding the issue we had with the flooding from the shower. But that was an issue with the initial build (according to the engineer), nothing to do with housekeeping/upkeep.
     
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    We paid rack (I know- crazy, but I needed full cancellation due to my FIL being ill- he passed 2 mos ago today, so we are a go for next week):(
    So I will report if we get a super duper spectacular new shiny fab furnishings ( we had better for our nightly rate!:scared1:)
    Melissa- I miss having a fellow Boston sports fan on CC, maybe you will be back to ruining soon!
     
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    I am sorry to hear about your FIL :(

    Rack rate is scary!!!! We were discounted in Dec, but not by much and then when we added CL is blew the nightly rate out if the water! Reminds me of cruising with no discounts ;) LOL! But the Aquatheater suite was soooooo worth it, just like CR and BLT :)

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    Thanks.

    Not to cause problems, but if there are any discounts that came out later for your stay: AAA, AP, general public... You can still try to apply them now to your reservation.
    Oh, do tell:listen: and I'm also sorry for you and DH's loss.
     
  16. Gryhndmom

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    Getting caught up on all the great posts !

    DH and I also own timeshare at Marriott Kauai Beach and they do give 1st request to home resort owners over folks trading in and those paying cash. I thought our DVC guy told us that was same with Disney. We had a great 1BD BLT villa on the outside curve when we stayed in Oct and no room problems.

    DH and I are scheduled to stay next week on atrium level at CR so will be sure to take pics of refurb providing it is finished. Haven't gotten a call yet so keeping my fingers crossed refurb is finished.

    If anybody is an airline employee or married to one, they have a GREAT interline discount !
     
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    Kook, I'll send you the link to my cruise spectacular ;)

    I can't wait to see the pics! All I saw was curtains and hardhats while I was there.

    We truly love CR but I think we are going to try BLT when we finally return.

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  18. WDWKOOK

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    Welcome! Unfortunately, WDW resort interline rates were discontinued last month. I believe they still offer them on cruises though.

    Can't wait for your lounge and room photos. I wonder how they've changed the lounge? Thanks for posting them!!



    Thanks - that was an amazing suite!! If you loved CR, you're going to love a spacious BLT one bedroom.
     
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    Just rented some points so I can treat DD to a quick MNSSHP trip. :hmghost:
    I want to go to dinner at Poly right after arrival and am wondering, now that you check in at BLT, can I also leave my bags there? Can I still check in at CR for BLT and leave my bags there? I am hope to eliminate walking back and forth to the CR to get on the bus as I know we'll be tired and hungry. :scratchin
     
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    Gryhndmom Coast to Coast 2013....PHM and DL Half

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    OMG...glad I booked my trip for the Princess Half Marathon before they stopped. I knew it was too good to last...any idea why?
     
  21. WDWKOOK

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    Nice to have a nurse around here, just in case:sick:

    I don't know where they would store luggage at BLT since Bell Services is at the CR. We drove and schlepped our own luggage, but I believe they call for Bell Services form the CR for BLT guests:confused3. All BLT guests can always check-in at the CR. The bus stop is practically in the middle of both resorts, but if you're going to the Poly, you'll need to take the monorail - it's stop #2 from the CR.

    No, I don't know why they stopped, but I know it surprised another DISer who had booked with the interline discount then had difficulty modifying her reservation after discovering that it had been discontinued in the middle of January, I believe.
     
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