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

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  1. disneydreamin247

    disneydreamin247 DIS Veteran

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    Kook I'm joining in since Danimal has decided that as long as there is availability with the bounceback we will be staying here in October!
     
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  3. babyberger

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    Good choice!!!!! I don't think you'll be disappointed. DH and I had no interest in staying at CR, we love YC! But the kids insisted, and we honestly love it there now. DS won't stay anywhere else, would rather not stay anywhere else ;) I know you love your Poly but I think this will be a nice change.

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  4. mickeynut1

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    Glad you had a great trip.....thanks for sharing your pics :goodvibes.

    Great idea for that light ::yes::. I will have to remember to look for that switch when we stay there in December ;).
     
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    DisneyFans222 There's a Mouse in our House :)

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    CR is the only deluxe resort (besides AKL) that I never had a desire to stay at, that is until I started reading this thread. My DS12 has been begging to stay here for years, so I decided it was finally time to find out what makes it so special to its devotees...and this thread with everyone's amazing comments, insights, and photos has convinced me to give CR a try...a great AP discount helped as well! I just changed our reservation for 8 days over July 4th week from POR to CR!! Booked GW after seeing the recent reports and photos as it was a great rate, and am hoping to get the patio I requested. Thanks for all the great information on these pages!! :)
     
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    This is how I felt too, until DH suggested we try the CR. We've stayed at the Poly and GF, so he figured might as well give the CR a try. The theme/decor has never appealed to any of us, but once I started reading up on the CR and seeing all of the great pics everyone was posting, I suddenly became interested. We are going to try it for 3 nights in December and I get more excited every day when reading this thread. I hope you have a great trip in July and enjoy the CR :goodvibes.
     
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    Georgi - thank you for posting all the pics and your thoughts. I'm sorry you had some issues with the room and elevator. I hope those items start being addressed. We were fortunate not to have any issues ( that I remember) on our last two trips. It sounds like overall you had a great trip! We keep saying we are going to rent a boat one day but never get around to it, maybe next time ;)

    Shelia - keep CR on that short list, after Poly of course ;)

    MrsB - did you get to take out the Boston Whaler yesterday? I chuckled a bit reading your post. My DS who is almost 10 is on the spectrum and it usually dictates our day. He has fallen in live with CR and is willing to try BLT next year, lol! We booked a 1BR for the reasons you mentioned and are excited to give a try.

    DemonLlama - so sorry you did not get a room in the tower :(

    Melissa

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    Loving all these trip reports. Thank you everyone for taking the time to post pictures and stories, newbies to CR like myself really appreciate your efforts.

    I am far too excited to visit the CR considering my vacation is still 7 months away. :rolleyes1
     
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    inky dinky doo - thank you for all the pics!! Makes me miss CR even more ;)

    DisneyFans222 - congrats on booking CR!!! I see you are in Boca, same here ::yes::

    mickeynut1 - I really hope you love CR as much as we do!!! I honestly did not think I would, but once we stayed I am hooked :thumbsup2

    In regards to the age and wear on the resort, I do agree. I did notice some things that were more worn and needed some TLC. But I did not feel that the room was more worn than our room at YC or WL. I think it just depends on the room. We luckily did not have any elevator issues either time we were there.

    Okay we have seen the renovated room pics, does anyone of the Atrium Club renovation pictures yet :confused3 What about the Tower Club? Is that still being renovated since that was a hard refurb.
     
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    I am keeping an open mind. :goodvibes I have wanted to try CR for some time, and if we are able to get a BB rate then it was meant to be!
     
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    Does CR share buses with other resorts? (To AK and HS)

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    Poly and GF...but I don't remember which bus stopped where. I want to say one of them only stopped at one of the resorts. I am sure someone will give you a direct answer :)

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    Oh and the bus going to AK stops at Blizzard Beach.

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    DisneyFans222 There's a Mouse in our House :)

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    Hello neighbor!!
     
  15. disneydreamin247

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    When staying at the Poly, every bus stopped at CR, Poly, GF.
     
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    Loved the pictures, after doing a split stay at the CR and Beach Club Villas, a split stay at the CR and Boardwalk and our stay at BLT this year we have finally given up staying anywhere else and have booked our room for January 2014 back at the CR...ahhhh can't wait to be back.
     
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    DisneyFans222 There's a Mouse in our House :)

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    I appreciated reading your comments above about your kids convincing you to try CR and now loving it. My fav resorts are BWI & YC and
    I am hoping i will not be disappointed and CR will be one I can add to the faves list. :)
     
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    Now, onto Bay Lake Towers. I stayed in a lake view studio, room 7523. First up, a few pictures from the overhead (fifth floor) walkway between the Contemporary and BLT.

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    And, the room . . . love, love, love the decor!!!

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    Indeed we did! Sadly it started to rain so we were only out for about 40 minutes. :rolleyes2. Oh you will LOVE the BLT (and so will your son)! PS....our DS is ALSO the dictator in our family lol! He and Hubby are at the arcade giving Mommy a break! We will be riding the monorail this aftn. Going to attempt Fantasmic tonight (he watches it often at home with surround sound so hoping he'll be used to how loud it will be). Wish us LUCK!!:worship:

    We went to HS yesterday and we stopped at the Poly before continuing on. Hope that helps! :)

    Another one "gets the bug"! Welcome!!;)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures!!!! Thank you soooo much for posting!! We walked around the BLT last night and popped into the TOWL for a bit. Oh how we LOVE the BLT!! Can't wait to stay there again in 2014!! :goodvibes
     
  20. WDWKOOK

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    Welcome and thank you! I'm going to link to your photos on the first page. It's great having some Standard GW Views for the thread. Yes, they do a test swatch of carpeting before a rehab. They choose a more obscure location to place the carpeting that's in contention. CR actually went with the pattern you saw co-mingled with the existing carpeting. Last year, WL tested a pattern with trains, but ultimately didn't choose it, if I recall correctly.

    Welcome and thank you also for posting your photos. I loved coming back to the room in the evening after turndown and having the headboard lights dimmed and the lower part of the credenza illuminated - very cozy! Thank you for pointing out to others room features that I've come to take for granted.

    I hope you get CR for your BB. I think you'll come to love it as much as we all do. Let us know if you have any questions.

    Welcome and congratulations on changing to CR! Being that you're going at a very busy time, you'll really appreciate the myriad transportation options. The walkway is so wonderful, especial during peak times and you can easily boat to WL and FW, where there is lots to see and do. Have you made all your ADRs yet?

    I haven't seen any new lounge photos and thought it was completed at the same time as the CL rooms? Has anyone recently stayed CL and can shed some light on this? I believe the Tower Club lounge and rooms will be closed until the summer when the roof repair is done and CG re-opens.

    Glad you've found your perfect WDW resort:goodvibes

    Yippee! I now have Studio room photos to link to on the first page - thank you! I love your IronManorail photo:thumbsup2
     
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    DisneyFans222 There's a Mouse in our House :)

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    Thanks so much for the warm welcome. People think we are crazing going during the July 4th holiday week, but it has become an annual ritual for DS and me...some folks have backyard bbq's, but we head to Disney :) I know I will definitely appreciate the walkway to & from MK, as the walk to International Gateway is what I love most about the Epcot resorts. As for ADR's I booked Chef Mickey before I even booked our room, because there was no way I could tell DS we are staying at CR, but we won't be able to eat at CM. I will book a few more including some at the other Monorail resorts, where the great transportation options will come in handy. Considering that CG is closed for refurb, I was going to try the Wave. Is it a good option?
     
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