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

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  1. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

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    Have a great trip :goodvibes.

    Congrats on not changing this reservation :thumbsup2. Too funny about the CM......he probably didn't know what to do when you weren't calling to change resorts :rotfl::rotfl:.
     
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  3. princessap

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    Have a great trip. I cannot wait to stay at the cr for our next trip. I must admit that my husband feels like you and that we should start going other places. We have only stayed onsite once and we have only done MK and AK so I want one stay where we do every park and splurge for TPV too. I was telling a friend of mine how he wants to go to other places and she made a good point. She said "with young kids where else are you going to go besides Florida? Would you feel comfortable going to the Caribbean with young kids?" And the answer was no. Maybe when they are older but right now our youngest is 9 months so I wouldn't feel comfortable just yet. And if we are going to be in Florida it should be disney right? Lol
     
  4. Koh1977

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    I like your logic. :-) DH has forbidden another Disney trip next year. Maybe a cabin in Colorado or something instead. The kids will be 7 (almost 8) and 3 then, so it should be ok, but I'm planning another Disney trip before the oldest turns 10 and becomes a Disney adult!! And I would love to do a Christmas trip and hit the MVMCP...we'll see...
     
  5. cmbpanda

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    I just wanted to say a huge thank you to people on this thread. We have just returned home to the UK from our very first Disney holiday. We stayed at CR for 14 nights & had a TPV room (odd number, so we could see the fireworks from the bed!). It was a fantastic resort for us. My children's favourite meals of the whole 2 weeks were Chef Mickey & The Wave and we really liked the contempo cafe.

    I haven't looked here for a while, so I expect someone has already posted that they have finished all the re-carpeting etc. in the tower building. They have just started on the garden wing, where the laundry is and the laundry was closed on Wednesday. They are sending CR guests to use the laundry at BLT. I don't know how long it will take, but anyone going in the next few days might want to bear that in mind.

    Also, my kids loved the new carpets. They used the strange large flowers as stepping stones!

    The info from this thread really helped us to plan and enjoy our stay at CR :)
     
  6. MrsBlovesDisney

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    Glad you enjoyed your stay!!! Time to start planning the next one!!:rotfl:

    We're leaving in less than a week!! Can't wait!!:cool1:

    Thank you for the updates!! I really wish they had a laundry room IN the Tower!! Such a pain to head over to the Garden. :rolleyes2. I wonder if there are more or less machines at the BLT compared to the Garden wing....hmmmm :confused3
    I just hope ALL the machines are working properly! ;)

    Thanks again for the info!! :goodvibes
     
  7. cmbpanda

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    "Time to start planning the next one!!" Rotfl x 10! We did enjoy it, but we also want to come back to the US to visit the Grand Canyon & some of the National parks & my DS would love to go to Africa to do a safari. As it will take 2 to 3 years to save for each of these I think it will be several years before we are able to consider a return trip, but we're really pleased we did everything we wanted to, so, may be one day we might be back:). In the meantime we will live on the memories and the photos!

    Re. The laundry. There were 3 washers and 6 driers at BLT and they were all working on Wednesday. Enjoy your stay :)
     
  8. Georgi Zhukov

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    LOL. Don't forget about Stacey. I doubt they have a "Must Do Europe" show over there! :snooty:

    Thanks Kook - I agree with everything you said. It will definitely be a bittersweet trip for us this time, but we're definitely Disney junkies in this family so there's a good chance we'll "fall off the wagon" and be back soon. And no problem on your requests - anything for you! Will post the pics and any intel gathered on the CG upon my return.:)

    Thanks SJS! Much appreciated!

    Thanks Mickeynut! Right back at you. :goodvibes

    Thanks Princess! I must say your logic is impeccable - can't argue with anything you say. My boys are 12 and 9 now. Getting big but my wife thinks they are too young to appreciate something like a European vacation. She may be right. She's also nervous to bring them along for an overseas trip, especially to a place where we don't speak the language.
     
  9. Georgi Zhukov

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    Glad you enjoyed the CR Panda - you're now officially "one of us." LOL. It must have been incredible staying there for 14 days. You must really have started to feel like the CR was your home after that many days. BTW, we DID do a non-Disney trip to the Grand Canyon in 2011. I must say the Grand Canyon was as spectacular as I always imagined so a Grand Canyon/National Parks trip would be a great choice.
     
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    [QUOTE



    Thanks Princess! I must say your logic is impeccable - can't argue with anything you say. My boys are 12 and 9 now. Getting big but my wife thinks they are too young to appreciate something like a European vacation. She may be right. She's also nervous to bring them along for an overseas trip, especially to a place where we don't speak the language.[/QUOTE]

    Lol. i get slack from my mil all the time. she says "when are u going to stop just going to Florida?" I dont understand it at all. our girls love it there and we have amazing memories from our days there. Cant wait to make more next year!
     
  11. Koh1977

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    So I read on a photographer's website that they are not allowed on any of the resort properties except for Boardwalk. Is this true? I've seen pictures of other family pics at places like POR, POFQ, and even CR online that were on non Disney PhotoPass photographers' sites...I'm confused...who would I contact to check this out??
     
  12. babyberger

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    Mega multi-quote :goodvibes

    Nope, we were there Feb 6-10. No running for us. I decided to make the res now just because there was really only one week that worked for us and I wanted to be sure to get a 1BR LV. I did however put it on a cc that has no interest right now :p

    I dont think I am booked over anything :confused3 Feb 1-8 I need to go double check that it is not when the 10K is. But I do know better than to book over President's Day wknd. I booked a lot at rack rate last year and then was able to apply discounts. I am hoping to be able to do the same next year.

    Cant wait to see your pics!

    UH OH, I can just imagine you being over CM :crazy2: Glad you got that straightened out. I had away from CM noted both times and when we stayed CL I double checked as we were checking in and sure enough they had us right over CM and quickly changed the room before anything was printed. Maybe you will be in the same room we were in, second to last room, but I cant remember the room # for the life of me :blush:

    Have a great trip :thumbsup2 We took a couple years off WDW and cruised instead. But now we are finding ourselves back at WDW :goodvibes

    Hey, I live in FL and still vacation in FL :lmao: My DH looked at me like I had 3 heads when I said I wanted to spend a whole week in WDW since we only live 3 hours away and usually do long weekend trips. But there is just something magical about WDW pixiedust: We will travel the world when the kids are older and can appreciate it.

    I LOVE WDW in Dec ::yes:: We went resort hopping to see all the decorations and had such a good time! It was a nice break from the parks and honestly so magical.
     
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    My guess (total guess) is that you can't take "professional" photographs with the intent to publish or sell without consent or permission or something like that. Certainly for personal use anything is allowed!
     
  14. mickeynut1

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    Glad you had a great stay and enjoyed the CR :goodvibes. How nice that you were able to enjoy Disney for 14 nights......I hope you are able to return again soon.

    Have a great trip :wizard:.

    Going other places is always nice, but there's just something about Disney that keeps us going back. I hope you get to see other parts of the world like you want to, but I also hope there are more Disney trips in your future as well :wizard:.

    We get the same thing from family and friends. There are some people who just don't get it :rolleyes1.

    I agree :thumbsup2.
     
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    Yahoooooo one week until BLT! I was wondering if anyone has stayed there if you like the beds....are they firm/soft? I like the beds at CR but this is our first time at BLT and I have a bad back...hoping they are comfy!!!!:thumbsup2
     
  16. MrsBlovesDisney

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    Yes!! The beds are comfy cozy!!! I honestly can't remember if they're soft or firm (I sleep on a soft bed at home tho).....but I can tell you I sleep like a baby when I'm there!!! ::yes::


    Enjoy your stay!! We will be at the CR in FIVE MORE DAYS!!!! :cool1:
     
  17. mickeynut1

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    Have a great trip :cool1:.

    How are the beds at the CR? We haven't experienced a bad night's sleep at any of the resorts we've stayed at, but the beds at the Poly and GF were especially comfy :cloud9:.....I hope the CR is similar.

    Congrats on your trip coming up in 5 days :banana:.
     
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  19. babyberger

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    I saw this the other day....hmmmm....maybe a quick weekend trip after all ;)

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    Thank you, Sheila. When we stay CL, I always have the IPO confirm my request, just in case. And, I find that if you do have any room issues, they are much easier to resolve when you're staying CL because you can actually call the concierge directly and speak to someone just a few steps away or easily walk over to their desk.

    Do you have all your ADRs made?

    I even asked DH today if he was sure he wanted CR the entire stay or if he wanted a split and both he and DD want CR for 11 days, so it doesn't look like I'm changing a thing:thumbsup2

    Great information on the laundry and welcome home! I'm glad you've found the thread useful in your planning and I hope you'll stick around to help answer questions since you're now a seasoned CR guest:snooty:

    I hope you and your family arrived safely and are having a great time! Thanks for posting some photos and HUMINT when you get back;)


    There is something about the beds at CR and BLT that we just love. They are the coziest beds, we think, at WDW. We sleep on a Tempurpedic and love it and the CR and BLT beds have always felt great to us.

    Are you all packed yet? I bet you're getting really excited! Where will you have your arrival day first big meal? Do you have a family tradition?

    YES! Your must! Now that your DS is feeling much better, thanks to your great GF cooking, you need to celebrate!
     
  21. mickeynut1

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    I think that's a good choice.......you are going to have a great time :goodvibes.
     
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