How did I not know Garden wing was separate!

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  1. Fiveisaparty

    Fiveisaparty Mouseketeer

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    I feel like such an idiot! I thought my CR reservation was for the CR building. I didn't realize garden wing wasn't part of "the action". I was really excited for my kids to see the monorail go through the hotel. I can upgrade, but it will be 900 more for a tower Theme Park view. I can't believe with all of my reading that I didn't catch that! :scared::sad2::guilty::confused3
     
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  3. Kimberle

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    We stayed in the wing once. It was just fine! :thumbsup2 It was much quieter than the tower. Plus, the tower is just a short walk away. It's an easy walk to the monorail. The pool area is also closer. If you get the mugs, you can fill them at the pool bar so you won't have to go inside. (Unless there's been a recent change.)
     
  4. sharadoc

    sharadoc Visit WDW since '86, driving since '94.

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    You'll get the monorail over your head when you're outside, you'll be close to the pool and the Electrical Water Pageant. Call and request ground floor so you can go outside on a patio. Garden wing doesn't have balconies.
     
  5. carly chloe

    carly chloe DIS Veteran

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    We stayed n the garden wing- wasn't that far and your family can go in the stores or eat in cafe- the monorail goes right over head in the cafe.
     
  6. NewCrew42

    NewCrew42 One Day I'll be a Galactic Hero!

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    We preferred the garden wing. It was quieter. :)
     
  7. Missyrose

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    Did you price out a lake view room, should be much cheaper than TPV?
     
  8. Lynne M

    Lynne M Moderator Moderator

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    The garden wing building is right next to the tower, it's a very short walk. You'll go into the tower for check-in, food and shopping, and to board the monorail. So don't worry, your kids will get to see plenty of the monorail coming and going. :)
     
  9. Cinderumbrella

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    We have stayed wing twice and tower once. While we enjoyed the tower, I wouldn't pay for it again. The wing is next to the tower, and has a covered walkway. Its a VERY short walk. I have never understood the "away from the action" notion. :confused3

    As for watching the monorail go through the building, they can see it while you are eating at the Contempo Cafe ;) While its neat to watch the first few times, the novelty will wear off by the end of the trip...
     
  10. Fiveisaparty

    Fiveisaparty Mouseketeer

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    I did, but it was only 150 cheaper and I figure for that small of a difference TPV is worth it.


    sharadoc You'll get the monorail over your head when you're outside, you'll be close to the pool and the Electrical Water Pageant. Call and request ground floor so you can go outside on a patio. Garden wing doesn't have balconies.

    How early should I request ground floor? Now or a couple of weeks before arrival?
     
  11. Fiveisaparty

    Fiveisaparty Mouseketeer

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    Thanks! That makes me feel better. I think we will just in garden wing, I don't think we will really be in our rooms that much to warrant such a higher cost. :cheer2:
     
  12. diskids2

    diskids2 <font color=CC66CC>Not above grovelling for a tag

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    Do not worry.....I get the thrill of the monorail going through the building just by going to Chef Mickey's for breakfast!

    You will have a great time....just think the action of the main building and the quiet and convenience of the wing.
     
  13. sharadoc

    sharadoc Visit WDW since '86, driving since '94.

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    Call and add it now, no reason to wait.
     
  14. Fiveisaparty

    Fiveisaparty Mouseketeer

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    Awesome! I just did it
     
  15. Reese D

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    We've stayed in the Garden Wing. You need to walk through the main building for so many things that you still get the experience of the monorail going thorugh the building - without the noise. I think you'll be happy.
     
  16. pepe of ohio

    pepe of ohio DIS Veteran

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    We preferred the garden wings, especially the north wing (now gone ).... A lot more personal and quiet... Did not care for the long drop view in the tower or the lengthy wait for the elevators to get out and about...

    Garden wings were 3 stories... Easy walk down or fast elevator ride... For the little time we spend in a room, room view is not worth paying extra for... When we're up, we're either at the pool or in a park, quick glances out the room slider is about all we do... Hardly worth 900.00 to do that !
     

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