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The ALL NEW Disney's Contemporary Resort & Bay Lake Tower FAQ with PICs! (July 2011)

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  1. Finally08

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    I wanted to add - I called yesterday to verify I had the correct info for sending a package and asked about the pick up fee. The lady I spoke to said there was no charge to have a package sent/received there - so I sent two. Here's hoping...
     
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  3. pixarmom

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    Thank you Qmom!!! After trying for a while, we decided to change course. Given our plans for arrival morning and departure morning, along with our down time at the resort before MNSSHP, I decided to book Chef Mickey's for our January trip (when we're staying at Poly and BWI) and upgrade our October CR reservation to CL. Breakfast problems solved for both mornings! (And allows the boys to sleep in before Magical Express arrives the morning after the party.)

    So . . . if anyone would like to share their thoughts regarding CL at CR, that would be great!
     
  4. rcraw45425

    rcraw45425 <font color=darkorchid>I'm a 43 year old mom with

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    We stayed tower club before and enjoyed it. Breakfast choices are varied, cereals, Danish, juice. We enjoyed it.
     
  5. minniesbiggiestfan

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    we just got home from a 7 day stay at the CR.. the club level offerings for breakfast were the following:

    coffee
    milk
    juices
    4 kinds of cereal
    oatmeal
    lots of fuit and fixings for oatmeal
    pastries
    muffins
    toast and bagels

    we ate breakfast in there everyday and always had something there that we all could enjoy
    Club level was awesome!!
     
  6. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    Hi, thanks for the great thread!

    am thinking of renting points to stay at BLT next Dec 4 -7 to surprise my DD (will be at AofA starting 11/26 ) any suggestions on getting the standard, lake or theme park view? am leaning towards lake view, but would like some input!

    Thanks!
     
  7. mickeyplanner

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    This is our first year with annual passes and being DVC members. Our AP expire April 2013, $14 more sounds pretty good. Is anyone taking advantage of this offer?
     
  8. pixarmom

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    Thanks so much! We're really excited about upgrading our reservation! :)
     
  9. psac

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    Are you planning on 2012 or 2013? For 2012 I'm sure all the standard and MK views would be gone already. Lake views fill up last, just because there are so many more of them.
     
  10. Catira

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    I just want to confirm with you all in regards to a room request.
    We have an upcoming 1 bedroom lake view reservation for 10/14-10/21. From what I have read on this thread if I want to be able to see MK fireworks from our balcony I should request a high floor on the north side? Can I request this when my online checkin date is available?

    Thanks :)
     
  11. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    sorry for 2013!
     
  12. twodogs

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    You would want to request high floor, North Tower, outside of the curve (or even numbered room; same thing as outside of the curve). If you don't request that last part, than you could be inside the curve, facing out to the lake (which is beautiful but not facing the parks/fireworks). I would call Disney reservations and add this request to the reservation now, as the room may already be assigned if you wait to put it in via online check in. I did this exact request in May, and they got it perfectly. We were in room 8410, a 1 bedroom, very close to the middle of the tower, could see the fireworks/space mountain/castle from our balcony. You may not want to do online check in at all if this view is very important to you, as if you wait and check in in person and the room is not a "good" one, you can ask them to see what else they have that you might like. As I understand it, once you do online check in, that is your room.

    On page one of this thread, there is a link to a map of all of the rooms at BLT, views, etc. You can then know when they give you your room number if it is a view you want without having to go to the actual room. There is a great explanation of the room numbers in that thread. I will try to get the link for you...

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2257082
     
  13. pixarmom

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    I have a quick question regarding the elevators at CR. I've read quite a bit about how the elevators are slow, but didn't think much about it because we're more than willing to take the stairs. From our 12th floor room to the 4th floor, that's just eight flights up or down - not a problem for us. But then I was wondering whether there are any stairs available to guests as an alternative to the elevator. Anyone know?
     
  14. WDWKOOK

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    The stairwells that are outside don't open up to the CL floors. The elevators, espcially to CL have had many problems in the past and frequently there is at least one elevator that just won't accept the KTTW/CL card and you'll have to get out and try another. This often involves waiting for another elevator and getting off on strange floors. I found it very frustrating back in '10 and I believe they were still recently having some problems, but I may be wrong. The staff were well aware of the problem, as it had been a long standing issue, even back then. As an aside, we had no problems at all last month at BLT.
     
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    Whew! I would look at the different views and see what's most important to you. If you have to see the castle, then the MK view is a magical experience. But if that's not essential, there are really nice Lake views you can get. In any case, I'm sure you'll enjoy!
     
  18. psac

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    I don't really see the differences from memory, but good to see the lamb shank and beef tenderloin both still on the menu. Recommend both!
     
  19. Catira

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    Many thanks I will call and make my request :)
     
  20. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    thanks!!! guess my deciding factor will be my budget .... do love looking at the water anywhere we are...but being able to see the castle would be wonderful!
     
  21. psac

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    Ps -- if you haven't yet, check out this thread. It might help you decide which views are best for your budget.

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2257082
     
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