The ALL NEW Disney's Contemporary Resort FAQ with PICTURES! (APR 2009)

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  1. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    Are you sure you can not pack your pins in your carryon bag? Whenever my family and I have flown from Toronto - Orlando I always pack my pin bags and lanyard in my carryon and never had any problems doing that. Now sometimes when going threw security they were looked at and other times they were not, so I would think you should be able to do that.
     
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  3. Jellomaker

    Jellomaker Earning My Ears

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    I have read on other sites that security took away some pins while flying out of Orlando so I just assumed it would be the same with Cleveland. Anyone else have any problems? Should I give it a try and then have to deal with mailing them to our resort from airport security. NOT FUN!
     
  4. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    Hopefully this will make you feel better because a few years ago when my family and I were flying back home from Orlando one of the TSA agents was not sure what was in my bag, then another one knew right away it was my Disney pins because they have seen a lot of them in the past. So when flying out of Orlando there are going to be no problems and the TSA website doesn't even list pins as items which are not allowed on air planes in your carryon bag.
     
  5. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    Since I won't be able to give a live trip report like I have done in the past, because the Contemporary got rid of the in room computers I thought of an idea. Since I just got a BlackBerry Tour if anyone wants my e-mail please send me a private message, because I will give it to you and when I am there between August 11 - 21 if you want to know what's going on e-mail me and I will e-mail you back with updates when I get a chance. Also after I e-mail you back please post the updates on here so everyone else can know what's going on.
     
  6. TaraPA

    TaraPA <font color=navy>I will think of that animatronic

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    I've flown in & out with only carry-ons bags and had pins in them every time. I was never stopped or even questioned about them. Maybe I just got lucky? :confused3
     
  7. mdrob214

    mdrob214 <font color=deeppink>Denise a.k.a. Mikki and Pooh

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    We just returned 2 weeks ago and took out pins in our carry-on luggage. We always have. TSA never even blinks.
     
  8. mdrob214

    mdrob214 <font color=deeppink>Denise a.k.a. Mikki and Pooh

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    I think there's room, but it'd be tough getting by it to use the restroom.
    [​IMG] I don't know if this helps, but here's the photo I took a couple weeks ago

    [​IMG] This door is right past that towel rack you can see in the front on the first photo
     
  9. WDWKOOK

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    The bathroom will be a tight fit, have you thought about the balcony?:lmao:- sorry, I couldn't resist.

    I am a very light sleeper and I always put the AC/heat fan on "ON" at the CR so that it runs all the time; this really helps to drown out noises. Ear plugs also work.
     
  10. Jellomaker

    Jellomaker Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for all the advice about the pins and we will give it a try! I'm not as nervous now that I have heard so many of you going thru without any problems.
    Thanks everyone!!:goodvibes
     
  11. Jellomaker

    Jellomaker Earning My Ears

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    I would be happy to do this for the first 4 days but then I will be down there with you!
    Can someone be willing to do the whole vacation or from the 15-21?
    Great Idea!!:yay:
     
  12. Pooh&OurHunny

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    Are the beds in CR comfortable? When we stayed at AKL, my husband hated the beds...it was not comfortable. I'm trying to convience him to stay here for our December trip. Thank you
     
  13. MagicPrincess

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    Does anybody have any pictures of the CR (and maybe BLT) at night? For example, as you are walking around the resort, from a distance...
    I'm just curious what it looks like?

    it seems like every resort takes on a whole different look at night, and I think that is SO cool! BC and all the white lights, Poly and the tiki torches...even the lobbies look different at night with their subdued lighting (the BW looks really pretty!!!):love:

    what does the Contemporay and BLT look like at night???!!!
     
  14. MagicPrincess

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    Have you looked into The Bay Lake Towers? This is the same problem we have with our kids, and if we do all sleep in the same room, we're also afraid of waking them up in the morning! We've put BLT at the top of our list for that very reason (and it looks pretty cool!)...good luck!!!
     
  15. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    Their beds are very comfortable and you won't be disappointed in them.
     
  16. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    You're welcome.
     
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    Here is a link with some photos taken outside during the evening, however I could not find any with Bay Lake Tower.
    http://contemporaryresort.net/outside.html
     
  18. of the seas

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    I'll second the beds being very comfortable!! We all liked them.
     
  19. WDWKOOK

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    Here are some links to nighttime photos of BLT:

    http://www.baylaketower.net/ (Click-on Craig's "New June 2009" pics.)

    http://allears.net/acc/faq_baylaketower.htm (1 artist's rendering w/ fireworks)
     
  20. GinnyBear's_mom

    GinnyBear's_mom I say we start with dessert & go backwards; its be

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    Thanks for the pictures! (I never thought I'd need pictures of a bathroom :laughing:)> It does look like a tight squeeze, but it does look possible. We can easily fold up the pack n play when she's not sleeping so we have room in the bathroom in the morning.


    I also found this floorplan of the a standard room in CR. Is this basically the bathroom layout everyone has? I think if I put the pack n play right next to the tub there would still be just enough room to open the door to the inner bathroom.
    [​IMG]
     
  21. GinnyBear's_mom

    GinnyBear's_mom I say we start with dessert & go backwards; its be

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    I have been looking at BLT, but if we are paying for a kitchen, DH won't let us be on the dining plan :headache: I don't want to cook all of my meals on my vacation, so we're torn :confused3
     
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