Concierge/Club Level Information- Part IV, July 2012

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  1. hiwaygal

    hiwaygal <font color=red>Only someone as wonderful as Donna

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    Does IPO still email you about 90 days in advance of your stay?

    We booked YC-CL about 2 weeks ago and I'm excited (as expected). We've still got a long way to go but I'm thinking about ADR's and such. And actually, I'm thinking of letting them go and letting IPO do their magic for us. We arrive 8/23...the crowd calendars show this as a pretty slow time.
     
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  3. GeorgiaHoo

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    Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom. It is a reservation only party where you have a dessert buffet and reserved seating at Tomorrowland Terrace for the fireworks. Open to all Disney guests and runs about $25 per person. Reservations can be made about a month in advance (this varies) and full payment is due at time of reservation. Usually books pretty quickly.
     
  4. Anonomom

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    We've stayed CL twice and had two different check-in experiences.

    In 2010, we stayed at the CR and drove. When we went through the guard gate, they must have radioed ahead, because when we pulled up to the front door, there was a gentleman waiting there. He asked if we were the [anonomom] family, welcomed us and escorted us up to our room. It was a fantastic first impression, I must say.

    In 2011, we flew down and stayed at the Poly. There were several CMS waiting at the front, but they just seemed to pick guests at random, ask who they were and escort them either to the front desk or CL. It was fine, but far less personal and somehow less magical. Still, we didn't have to deal with the front desk, so I was happy.
     
  5. puertorican00676

    puertorican00676 Earning My Ears

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    Hi
    I was just wondering how will My Magic + will work with club level, will those guests get a golden band? Will IPO will book the experiences for you? Is there more benefits for those of us staying club level? Anyone knows yet how it will play?
     
  6. polyfor4

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    Would also like to know if IPO will play any sort of role in my magic +
     
  7. hiwaygal

    hiwaygal <font color=red>Only someone as wonderful as Donna

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    I'm guessing no one knows for sure yet.

    They're still getting so much of it set up and running that I don't think too many folks really know what all will be involved.

    I'm sure IPO will book experiences for you, if you let them know what you want.
     
  8. Dis703

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    Thanks for the response. I think at this point we are going to take a little bit of a chance with not booking CL. I'm not really sure we could do it our whole trip anyhow, but would love to do it the last 2 or 3 nights. Maybe even a deluxe room if it was available. Unfortunately, I'm waiting to see if my MIL is going to be coming for part of our trip and it may be very very last minute that we know anything as she is caring for her ill mother. Part of if we can book will depend on if/when she is able to come and if we are going to book a second room or not. I'm afraid to book it now and then get charged a fee to downgrade later on vs. taking a chance it will be available when we go.

    While I like the BC I'm open to CL at BC, YC or BW really. I'm hopeful they won't all be booked up when we arrive. I was a little surprised to find that 2 of the few deluxe CL rooms at BC have a standing room only balcony though. Man I would be so bummed to pay that much money and not at least have the balcony.

    As for the allergies we have dealt with TS before when we traveled with my ODS. They were awesome. This time we have a little more to contend with now with my twins as well. Other than some fruit I'm not sure they'd eat anything at the lounge anyhow, but with the trip still 3 months out that may change.

    Thanks for the tip, but unfortunately, there are no meds to manage a reaction for my kids. They don't have ana reactions they just get sick and at times to the point of going into shock. :(

    Thanks again for the info!
     
  9. Missyrose

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    CL IPO should email you at some point. But I'd make any must-do dining reservations yourself at this point (or whenever your 180 window opens for your August trip). Late August show be good crowd-wise but that's prime free dining season.

    You could call IPO and get the ball running or just make the ADRs yourself, your choice. I just wouldn't wait for them to get around to you.
     
  10. CoolPool

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    Hello,
    We have a reservation for June at YC Club; wondering if anyone knows what kind of wine/label is offered in the evening time? We loved trying the South African wines at AKL CL and wonder if there is anything unique on offer at YC?
    Thanks so much!
     
  11. 1coolnini

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    We have booked BC CL for mid May ( first WDW visit). I have read several posts recently about CL not having bottled water available. Has anyone stayed at BC CL lately? Are you able to grab bottled water to take with you to the park or back to your room? If not, do they have water available that I can use to refill my reusable water bottles?
     
  12. LI Annie

    LI Annie Earning My Ears

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    Just returned from BC club level last night. They do not have bottles of water there for you to take but you can ask for them. There were always a few cast members around the concierge lounge and you just have to ask for bottled water. They are more than happy to get it for you. My husband and I each got a bottle on our way out to the parks every morning. I'm not really sure why they don't have them out except maybe they would go through so many of them that they don't have room in the lounge to store them all.
     
  13. hiwaygal

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    Thanks!

    I've got a couple more days before my 180 day window opens...and I'm still working out a "plan" for what we want and when. We'll probably just book the ADRs ourselves - it's just easier.
     
  14. 1coolnini

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    Great news. Thank you.
     
  15. natebenma

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    Here are the wines that were offered in December 2012 in the Yacht Club concierge lounge:

    Columbia Crest "Two Vines" Chardonnay
    Beringer White Zinfandel
    Mirassou Pinot Noir
    Perfolds Rawson's Retreat Merlot
     
  16. PamelaKay

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    Thank you for this information. In an effort visit all the club levels at least once time, I have booked 4 nights in March at YC CL. So far my favorite has been WL, but I really do want to try them all.
     
  17. CoolPool

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    Thanks for letting us know! I appreciate it!
     
  18. ixmnrs

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    We finally booked for the Polynesian CL, this summer for our first visit since 2009. Hoping the Volcano Pool won't be closed! Combining with our first visit to Universal right afterwards!:cool1:
     
  19. Karebear

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    We are getting close to our 180 dining mark. I talked to the YC/BC IPO yesterday about making our dining reservations. The women that I spoke with didn't inspire much confidence. For example, she insisted that only club level IPOs have access to making reservations at 180 days + 10 when any disney resort guest has that benefit.

    Just curious how you have all done when letting the IPO make your reservations vs doing it yourself. This is our first time staying CL and while I would love not to have to get up at 3 AM west coast time to make the reservations, I will do it. We would like to make some hard to get reservations such as BoG and F! and I will make those myself if I have a better shot. Just wondering what others experience has been. Thanks so much!
     
  20. mickeynut1

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    I never use IPO when we stay CL, but that's just my preference. Making my own ADRs is all part of the planning for me as I enjoy doing it and I like knowing that I got everything I wanted without having to wait for someone to contact me with my list of ADRs. With that said, IPO is great if you don't have time or don't want to get online or call to make ADRs. It all comes down to what you're comfortable with :).
     
  21. kathie859

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    I could have written this word for word:thumbsup2 Since I love the "planning" part of any trip, I'd hate to turn over this duty to a stranger.

    Call me a control freak:upsidedow

    Obviously, I've never asked the IPO to book any ADR for me.
     
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