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

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  1. babyberger

    babyberger DIS Veteran

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    KOOK - I am sooooo HAPPY for you!!!!!! YAY!!!!! YAY!!!! YAY!!!!! I needed that smile today :)

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  3. disneynanacat

    disneynanacat Lovin' Disney Too!

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    Look I'm happy you're getting to CR soon!
     
  4. psac

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    Kook, glad you're going to be able to make it after all!! What made you decide to do CR for the whole trip instead of a tour around Bay Lake? :)
     
  5. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    You made me smile - thank you! I'm just sorry we won't be in Boca to see you this time:guilty:

    Thanks! We're happy, too. Just about two months till it's go-time!

    :goodvibes
    It was touch and go there, what with the whole sequestration threat starting before spring break. After all that nonsense, we just recently found out that DH's job is exempt from furlough. It's good to be tickered again!
     
  6. wdhinn89

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    Not sure if I was added to the train. August 12- August 17. CR/BLV. :cool1:
     
  7. wdhinn89

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    Hey WDWKOOK, why is my monorail closer than yours. lol
     
  8. DisneyBelle99

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    We are staying at BLT for a few days before the DVC Member cruise. YEAH!!!!!! I anticipate that I may want/have to ship some stuff home directly from the resort, to make it less cumbersome on and off the Dream. Where can I do that? Thanks, Deb
     
  9. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    You're on the Log-orail heading to CR!

    :scratchin Guess mine needs to get towed over to the Monorail Barn for some re-calibration?

    I've never done it, but I believe you would go through either the Business Center at CR or the concierge/front desk at either BLT or CR. Hopefully someone who has actually done it will post.
     
  10. manicstreet

    manicstreet Earning My Ears

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    My family and I will be checking in June 21st at bay lake tower. Ill report back if we are selected for the my magic+.
     
  11. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    :welcome: to the DIS and the CR/BLT thread, manicstreet! We're honored to have your first post here. I hope you have a wonderful vacation at BLT. Is this your first stay?
     
  12. Wendy31

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    I'm so sad.... :(

    We normally go to the beach in June, but, due to DH's work schedule changing, we can't this year. So, we've decided to turn our September Disney trip into a beach/Disney trip &, since we're doing the beach too, we've decided to downgrade our resort.

    I so LOVE the CR, & I'm going to miss it so much!

    Right now, we're trying to decide between the Beach Club & a FW cabin.

    Anyway, I guess you need to take me off the list. :(

    And, hopefully, we'll back to the CR next year.
     
  13. Hulles

    Hulles Martian Mickey

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    I wish package pricing for next year would hurry up :faint: We have pretty much decided to once again head back to Disney next year, but try something slightly different. We have stayed at BLT the last two years. Looking to perhaps stay in the tower in 2014 in a lake view room. I guess that would be alittle cheaper than BLT :confused3 We shall see!
     
  14. JessietheNCCowgirl

    JessietheNCCowgirl Yeehaw!

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    Hey WDWKook! I can't thank you enough for this informative thread! The CR has been my dream resort since I was a kid and with the help of your thread I was able to convince my DH and DD to make the switch from the YC to CR this summer!
    I booked a TPV room (with AP discount) and am going to request and odd numbered room.

    I am so excited for our upcoming trip - getting to stay at CR, being able to walk to the MK and seeing the New Fantasyland! :yay:

    Could you please add me to the Log-orail - our dates are 7/27-8/3.
    Thanks again for your dedication to this thread! :thumbsup2
     
  15. WsPrincess

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    I promise to post TONS when we get back!!


    We have ordered a cake from Chef Brian. He did a chocolate cake with a White Chocolate Mickey and Mickey heads decorating it for us. We had it delivered to the room during fireworks and it was amazing. You can call private dining at CR to order one.


    Any chance someone has the June Activity Schedule for BLT?
     
  16. Eilonwy

    Eilonwy <font color=green>I honestly don't pay attention<b

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    That's what I'm looking for, too!
     
  17. AlohaAnnie

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    Add me to the log-orail :)

    We will be at BCV from 6/16-6/22 one bedroom and then we switch to BLT from 6/22-6/28 in a one bedroom lake view.

    :goodvibes
     
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    It was amazing! And it was so nice to all be in one big room.

    Already started! Link is in my signature! :)
     
  19. Happyjen27

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    Thank Heavens for KOOK files! I appreciate you data diving. It seems strange that it would make a difference (well, maybe not to DISers) but it really helps in planning. Having a campfire and watching the outdoor movie was one of the highlights of my twins' trip last Dec. More so than CRT and TSMM.

    I'm getting more and more excited about my CR stay. I have decided to try each resort in the World. I'm certain hundreds have done so before me, and hundreds will do this once I'm done. Or, maybe I'll stop when I find my home...

    I'm 8 days from my ADR day, so I'm frantically planning. Thanks to the KOOK files, I'm not even going to bother trying to get BoG, and instead, we will roast marshmallows and watch movies.
     
  20. WDWKOOK

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    I'm sorry your plans have to change. I know what it's like when DH's work commitments change and you have to make adjustments. I know you were anticipating CR, but, you'll still be at WDW and if you choose a cabin, you'll still be on Bay Lake! Is the BC room that much less than a CR GW room? If you're already going to the beach, BC would be very similar since it has SAB, so could you maybe price out a GW room at CR? The cabins are private and roomy, but they only have double beds - no queens, which is a downside for us. Maybe someday they'll get a queen in there, like at the other Moderates.

    Yes, the Tower BLV room is less than a BLT one-bedroom and more square footage than a Studio. But, a CL BLV room is more than a one-bedroom villa. I know this because this weekend I tried to book an Atrium Club room and a BLT villa and neither were available with our discount, but a BLV room was. I think you'll love a BLV room. What views did you have at BLT?

    :welcome: and thank you so much - you've made my day:blush:. I'm so glad you've found the thread helpful and were even able to convince DH and DD to book a TPV room! The odd room is perfect for sitting in bed watching the castle change colors. Your DD will love watching Wishes right from her balcony - the view is amazing. Your childhood dream will come true soon!

    I'd be happy to add you to the Log. What ADRs have you booked?

    Yippee for Grand Villa photos for the thread!

    The site that I have hyperlinked in Post #1 under RESORT NEWS hasn't posted the June calendar yet, but they should soon.

    I'd be happy to add you and what a nice, long split you have:thumbsup2

    Great! Heading there soon:boat:

    Sounds like a great plan and sometimes it's the little things or even free things that interest kids the most and become memorable, like just riding the monorail around:goodvibes

    Good idea to try them all, but you might not find one favorite, you might need to do some splits:thumbsup2

    I'm glad I could help with your planning, and you're right, it doesn't sound crazy at all to us, especially to WDWKOOK;)
     
  21. Willows909

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    Looks like my trip plans are changing...(husband's job, makes planning crazy!)...so please explain to me why I want either Bay lake view or Theme park View.....Have no clue which one to get... On the plus side, I am very excited at the prospect of staying there!!! :yay:
     
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