Concierge/Club Level Information- Part IV, July 2012

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  1. alex9179

    alex9179 DIS Veteran

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    As a family of 5, I do think we'd come close to getting our money's worth from the lounge. Breakfast alone would be about 1/4-1/3 of the cost, then add in the evening snacks and drinks (both non- and alcoholic)...we'd be pretty close, if not over, each day. We also have a lot of resort time built into each day just in case we need that break so we'll be there for afternoon snacks and beverages at least a couple of days.

    That's not the whole reason why we booked it, though. It's for the the previously mentioned time and convenience factors.
     
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  3. TJA

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    On the water bottle issue, I just wanted to add that we just returned from CR CL and the CM's happily gave us the small plastic water bottles each day for the parks. Huge money saver for us. One day we got 4 bottles in the morning, then another 4 bottles before going out again in the evening. CR CL also had juice boxes which were very handy to stuff in our bag for times we ran out of water.
     
  4. Jack'sGirl5

    Jack'sGirl5 Convinced that pirates still exist out there . . .

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    Yes, this is correct. CL and non-CL at the GF both get the same H2O toiletries but CL gets a larger variety. We just stayed CL in the Royal Palm Club this past February and to the best of my recollection, we got shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotion, solar gel, two different types of soap and a peppermint foot cream (loved that one!) I am picky about my toiletries but I do not typically pack them when I visit the GF CL, I am very happy with what they provide.

    Also, on another question -- no slippers were offered this past trip. We were given slippers years ago but not recently at any Disney locale other than when we stayed concierge on the Wonder.
     
  5. Jack'sGirl5

    Jack'sGirl5 Convinced that pirates still exist out there . . .

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    This is what we have been told by a number of CMs as well. Although from some of the other posts on this topic, it looks like the small plastic bottles of water might be making a sporadic comeback.

    I do have one option to consider if having a large supply of bottled water is as important to you as it is to me. My DD has a medication that she needs to take everyday, sometimes more than once per day that needs to be mixed with bottled water so water is a must for us. What I have done in the past is ask the concierge group at whatever hotel I am staying in to arrange to send a runner to buy a case of water to have in my room and supplied a credit card that they could use to charge it. I have never experienced anything but total cooperation from the concierge in this request at hotels in the Land, the World and on the cruise ships -- in fact, they rarely ever charge me for the water.

    I have always found that the Disney concierge groups respond kindly and positively to any of my requests as long as they are reasonable and made politely. Love those CL CMs!::yes::

    Had to edit to say woohoo -- my 100th post!
     
  6. PolyndianPrincessJes

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    We've also been able to get apple juice boxes and chocolate milk (the Nestle bottles) when requested at all CL resorts we've used (BC, WL, Poly). A member of the Poly CL staff told us they don't put it out, but we could always request them because they're stocked in the back. That trip, it got to where they recognized the kids and brought it to them when we were in the lounge. :goodvibes Gotta love that service! They've started to like soda more in recent years, but they still request the milk quite a bit.
     
  7. mickeynut1

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    We had this same experience when we stayed WL CL. Our DSs were 9 & 11 at the time and the CL CMs were awesome and encouraged them to ask for anything they wanted anytime. Sure enough, there were a few times they wanted something that wasn't out or it was an in between time in the lounge and once they asked, they were accommodated quickly and always with a smile :goodvibes. Glad to see Poly CL CMs are like that as we are giving Poly CL a try in July 2013.


    I agree :thumbsup2.

    Same experience here :)
     
  8. mars315

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    "Adlergray Hi all
    I have a question I hope someone can answer for me. This is my first time needing to book a suite or dlx room so I have been weighing my options. I Keep coming across a CP GV 1 bed but it doesn't seem to have CL privileges am I correct here?"

    I do know that at the BWI they have deluxe rooms that sleep 6 and that are CL.
     
  9. WDWKOOK

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    If by CP you mean Contemporary (CR) then no, their Deluxe Garden Wing rooms do not come with club level access. However, there are 25 Deluxe rooms at WL that do come with CL access, as do YC (formerly 'Jr. Suites'), BC, GF (RPC) and BWI Deluxe rooms.
     
  10. Katenbeth

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    We just came back from akv cl and asked about this. We were told we could use the lounge all day from checkout, however the cm told us that this policy was changing by the 1st September and that lounge access would only be available till 12.00 pm on checkout day
     
  11. dreamcruiser

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    Well that's a bummer! After what one pays to stay CL, it seems that one could use the facilities til departure. I hope that CM who told you that was mistaken!
     
  12. Mousemommy1

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    I'm hoping so too because if that's the case, we would drop CL. That's one of the major reasons we do the CL, so we have a place to hang until our flight leaves....
     
  13. LaurieN

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    I really hope this is not true! Our fight isn't until 7:20pm and we were planning on having the lounge to go back to to rest after a few hours in the park:(
     
  14. Mousemommy1

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    I've emailed IPO on this one....popcorn::
     
  15. Angel16

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    We had a wonderful stay in Sugar Loaf and received upgraded H2O toiletries however I have never seen or received slippers during any of our CL stays. There were two adult robes in the closet of the room. I did ask about child size robes on our last trip and was told they don’t have them available except at the spa.

    You are welcome to take food back to your room. The plates are small desert size plates which work fine for small appetites. My DH will not bring items back to the family from the lounge as it is difficult to carry any more than a plate and drink with using the elevator and the distance at times from the lounge to the room.

    I thought I would share that a couple of CM's on different resort threads who have posted that the resorts are cutting back on toiletry items in the CL rooms. It was reported The Beach Club no longer gives shower caps or solar gel in their regular CL rooms. Only the suites receive these now. :sad2:

    I understand from many who have posted on the DIS that the Beach Club gives bottled water to guests when they request it. That is wonderful and I hope they continue to do so. However I also think normal food/drink items that are given out in the lounges should be uniform so guests know they can request certain things such as water, chocolate milk, yogurt and drink boxes etc. in all Disney CL. We are looking forward to experiencing our first Beach Club stay three weeks from today. I will come back and share our experiences after we get back. :goodvibes

    I spoke with a CM at AKL regarding bottled water and was told they have large glass bottles of water but no plastic. They also said that Disney is getting water filter/purification systems for all their CL's. AKL has it now and they use that for water needs in the kitchen area of the lounge.

    We have always either used a shopping service to have a case or two of water or stopped to purchase it using a rental car/car service. Water is very important for my family so we just prefer not to worry about policy changes at each resort or paying $2.50 a bottle in the parks. If we have water left over I am sure the CM's in bell services or the savannah guides at AKL (split stay) will be happy to receive it.

    Mickeyluv'r this is the best explaination I have ever seen. So often we are ask if it is worth the money. You have said it here so perfectly. Thank you

    Angel16
     
  16. longhorns2

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    You pretty much just sold me on CL. I have spent time at CL in the GCH and LOVED it. But my sister paid for it all- love my sister! :lovestruc - and I didn't worry about the cost.

    WDW is a different animal, and your explanation really helps. Looking at Poly CL for our next stay. With a discount rate- please!!! :thumbsup2
     
  17. RachelTori

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    I am interested in hearing IPO's response. What I do find interesting though is that this was Katenbeth's first and only post. :confused3
     
  18. Mousemommy1

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    Yeah, I thought that was pretty random too, but best to check with IPO. I am still waiting to hear back. I emailed yesterday after 6 pm, so I'm sure I'll hear back today and will report back. :goodvibes
     
  19. RachelTori

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    Thanks! :thumbsup2
     
  20. mickeynut1

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    That was the first thing I noticed too, along with just joining the Dis this month :rolleyes1.
     
  21. Mousemommy1

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    Hopefully it's not true. That would put a big kink in my plans. And really, it doesn't make sense, since you can use all other resort facilities (pool, etc...) until midnight that day...:confused3
     
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