These are NOT the rooms that I paid for! 3 Resorts in 10 days - Trivia Answers 9/3

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  1. emmysmommy

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    Hi Nicole! I hope you love your Boma breakfast. It really is a beautiful place.

    Yay for eating at Y&Y - I hope you like it too.

    See you understand the getting wet thing - I want to be in control of when/where!

    Rachel, I completely disagree with you looking like a slob!! You have such cute Disney T's in your photos! Plus you are just so darn cute anyway. :)

    Thanks! I think our plan to stay at AKL worked to our advantage so we were able to dine at a new restaurant and make sure we had AK park time. :)

    Yes Christen - you have to try AKL some day. I think the girls would enjoy it.

    It is so hard to build in "down-time" since you figure you've paid to see the parks therefore obligated. Argh!

    Yes, take the 15 minutes next time and watch Its tough to be a bug! It can be scary for kids so not sure Catie or Cortlyn would enjoy it. Definitely cute though.

    Hi there OranageJuice! Thanks for reading. I noticed that you will be at BCV this fall - how awesome. I love that area.

    Yes, Boma was great - so many wonderful choices.

    I will be posting about our room next.... stand by. :)

    hi katt! The only reason we have the gold pass is because we live by D-land and try to go to WDW at least twice a year. Otherwise... it wouldn't be for us. Even an AP is awesome since you go so often. :)

    YES, those won tons are amazing!!

    Hi Lisa!! Ha ha! yes, I had to take a break somewhere... seemed like a good place! :thumbsup2

    It took us several trips before we made it to Y&Y and longer still before we made it to AKL to stay. My only obstacles to trying all the resorts and dining is time and $. :rotfl:

    Hi Juanita! Em certainly was enjoying the won ton in that photo!

    Sometimes women just notice how perfect other womena are - and secretly hate them! :p Thanks, that skirt came from Forever21.

    Dee for my next update, please feel free to use any of the photos or if you want me to send them direct to you if easier just let me know. I think I have room in my PM box - not sure if you do. ;)
     
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  3. emmysmommy

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    Sunday February 24, 2013: Day 5, Part 6


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    This is the post that primarily defined my TR title. I'm not sure how Disney can just randomly mess with people like this but lets just jump in and I'll share the whole tale!

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    Remember this time... it will be important in a minute!!

    We took the bus from AK to YC/BC and walked in the entrance to behold the gorgeous lobby!!

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    For some background...We had booked a pool/water view Club Level room. Weve stayed in a similar room at Beach Club in 2010 so we pretty much knew what to expect. When staying Club Level a Cast Member typically welcomes you by name when you arrive and checks you in at the concierge desk on the Club Level. We were arriving on the Disney bus and didnt feel the need to announce to the registration clerk that we indeed were staying CL so we need to be checked in upstairs. We walked up to the desk and I showed my ID and simply said that I was checking in under that name. The CM punched his computer and then picked up his phone and placed a call I'm assuming to the CL desk. I wasn't paying much attention since I was trying to squeeze off a few photos of the lobby since it was relatively deserted. However, I heard him say that the suite guests had arrived. Thats an odd way to describe CL. Poor guy, I thought he was a rookie and was confusing CL with a suite. He played it cool and didn't really say much.

    Random photos while the guy was on the phone:
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    Flashback.... at approximately 10:30 that morning, an annonymous CM
    randomly decided to choose us to stay in room 4157.... What's wrong with room 4157 you ask?? Hang on......

    They sent another sweet CM down to fetch us, perceivably to finish our check-in process upstairs. We were escorted to the 5th floor and while we were awaiting our room keys the gal checking us in said that she hoped we didnt fight over the king bed. No, no fighting for us, we share nicely. Then she said, There are also 2 queen beds. Hmmm.... I'm trying to imagine the room configuration for that. Then the other CL gal chimes in and says that Celine Dion has stayed in that room. Huh? More confusion and we weren't quite sure what to expect at this point. I know they gave us a print out of all our dining reservations and told us the Regatta Club lounge hours but I seriously don't recall much of that conversation at this point.

    Quick take more photos while they are getting more paperwork since I am now very nervous and don't know what to do!

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    Flowers and candy... sounds like gifts for a date! :rotfl2:

    Our "arrival photo"
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    We were given our gold room keys for room number 4157. After the CMs took our arrival photo we proceeded to the elevator and down to the 4th floor and this mysterious room 4157.

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    Knowing that we had an upgrade, we videotaped the reveal. However, the video is not that great and youll have to forgive my inability to complete sentences and the fact that I needed a tissue but ...well, see for yourself HERE.

    And for anyone who is unable to view the video.....

    Photo below......these are my original first photos not in exact order but more photos will follow in a separate post.

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    This is the Admirals Suite - a 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom Club Level Suite.
    Within the 2,017 square foot space are the following:
    § Formal dining room with seating for 6
    § Living Room complete with faux fireplace and a game table with chairs (the table had chess pieces and pull out drink holders)
    § Hard wood floor sunroom with 5 port holes and an entertainment center with TV
    § Kitchenette with fridge, microwave, and sink with coffee maker and Kurig (shutters can close off this space from the dining room and it had a separate entrance via the kitchenette)
    § Master bedroom with 4 poster King bed with beautifully luxurious linens and duvet 3 closets in the Master and an entertainment center with TV. The remote had an LED display!
    § En suite bathroom with 3 separate vanities, 6 jet spa tub, walk in shower, separate toilet room with bidet AND a phone (not sure who you would call when nature is calling??), a bathroom scale (really?? Im on vacation, I dont see the need!) The Spa H2O bath products included mint foot rub and body wash.
    § Secondary bedroom with 2 Queen beds and a full bathroom (standard pool view room) and its own entry door
    § Double entry doors into the formal hard wood floor foyer with glass chandelier and credenza (there was a doorbell that had a pleasant chime.)
    § Powder room off foyer
    § 4 balconies 3 full balconies with chairs and small table and 1 standing balcony
    § Club level access

    More Photo tour:

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    I'm going to lose track of which pictures I have posted I'm sure!

    As I so inadequately said in the video How does this happen?
    We didn't have long to luxuriate in our surroundings as we had to get to dinner with our friends. Our intent was to immediately go to the CL lounge and hug someone but time didn't permit for now.



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  4. BlueBayou

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    What a COOL pixie dust moment! Just splendid!
     
  5. emmysmommy

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    Thank you! It was pretty astounding. :)
     
  6. natebenma

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    I had to read!!! What a spectacular room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so very happy for you!!! I love that they played it cool checking you in.

    I really appreciate the permission to use the photos. I should be able to copy them from here, but if I do need some, I'll email you. :goodvibes

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  7. BridgetR3

    BridgetR3 Dreaming of Home

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    OH WOW!!! That's an amazing upgrade!!!! How wonderful!!!
     
  8. DaveinFallsChurch

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    That was so cool! And saying that the suite looked sooo nice both on photos and video is probably an understatement. So happy that you got some pixie dusts. Heck, why just limit yourself to one bed? I would have taken turns sleeping in each one of the beds to get the full experience of the suite. :rotfl:

    How were the views from the balconies in the Celine Dion Suite? ;)
     
  9. pattiken

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    Omg!! What an amazing upgrade!..ok the video brought tears to my eyes too lol..I like your comment about Disney ruining your plans, I wouldn't want to leave there either. This is when I'm sure you wanted your whole family there with that kind of space.. You could have thrown a party lol
    Celine dion suite.. Love it...way to go Disney random awesome pixie dust
     
  10. lobsterkmd

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    That is amazing!!! I loved the video. How did you know the exact time/ take a picture of the time??

    So beautiful and so special!!!
     
  11. wiigirl

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    Amazing! :goodvibes
     
  12. emmysmommy

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    Hi Dee! Now you can fill your spot for this room on the VP/Pres Suites thread!! :) I have a lot more photos but will try to pick the best of each room/view.

    Yes!! :lovestruc

    Ha! Yeah, I thought about sleeping in each bed but that Master bed was so luxurious. ::yes:: Em slept in the sunroom one night.

    I will post photos of the view from the balconies next - 2 faced the courtyard and 3 the lake.

    More to follow.

    Thanks Patti. The room did change our plans a little but yes, it was pretty crazy. I posted on FB that we had room at the dining table for 4 more people so it would have been so cool to have the whole family there even if my boys are not Disney fans. I felt so inadequate having the room since it would have been such a magical upgrade for a couple - especially someone on a honeymoon or anniversary.

    Thank you! As for the timing of the photo.... again, just random. I take photos of the time at certain points in the day to mark places for my trip report. Kinda odd but I go by my photos so much for the TR that I know when we arrived or left somewhere.... so another words, there's really no reason I had the photo other than around that time we were getting ready to leave AKL. :)

    Thanks for following along!!
     
  13. emmysmommy

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    ooops! you slipped in there!! YES. It deserves this dude >>>:banana:
     
  14. GoofySon'sMom

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    Amazing, Brenda! I absolutely love the video. I am crying here with you! I said it on Barb's thread but I will say it again. I can't think of two people more deserving of such a special treat! Looking forward to the rest of the pictures!
     
  15. Grumpy's Wife

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    Wow, score on the upgrade! So this was just a random pick a guest to upgrade or did you find out how you were the lucky ones? Great either way.
     
  16. emmysmommy

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    Awwww Vicki - thank you! I feel a little silly with the raw video footage but it's what it was. ;) More photos to follow.

    Hi there Tricia! I seriously tried to see who we could thank and they never told me. It was just a random thing. :)
     
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    So happy for you on the upgrade!!!!!

    I booked this room a few weeks ago for our July 2014 trip. Can't wait to see the pictures of the view from the balconies. I was actually going to ask you if you took any and you beat me to it! :) I love sitting on the balconies at YC!
     
  18. Gin0818

    Gin0818 Earning My Ears

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    I have been a long time lurker and reader of your trip and dining reports and now I'm finally commenting :) That is such an awesome surprise and I can't wait to read about the rest of your stay at Yacht Club since my daughter and I will be staying there in August.
     
  19. marDgreen88

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    Um... WOW! That is beyond amazing!!! This is what happened to us when we were randomly upgraded from a 1br lake view to a 2br MK view at BLT... we were like... WHAT?! And don't worry, I cried too!!! It's so sweet of Disney to do this, and they don't even expect anything. Amazing. Yall deserved that! :goodvibes
     
  20. momabbate

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    Hi just starting reading your tr this weekend. Only on page 8, so I need to keep reading. I normally don't post anything till after I get caught up, but here I am. :goodvibes I love your writing style. I did my first mother daughter trip back in 11. and my daughter is hinting I need to figure out when our next one will be. But what got me to post early is to thank you for your sons service. My son is also in Afghanistan. His first deployment so still getting use to it. Is always nice to hear that people appreciate the families of our soldiers.

    Decided to edit instead of another post. Wow on upgrade. Glad you got to see the Disney Magic! I know I would be crying too. Hope the magic continues!
     
  21. jmm476

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    That is a beautiful room, and square footage wise- larger than my house! Amazing pixie dust!


    I'm a little bit behind, so I wanted to also comment on your Time at AK. How strange that you didn't get the pictures on your photo pass... I wonder how often that happens?

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