- Jul 6, 2017
The secret entrance! I was in that part of the building last trip, but we overlooked the "quiet" pool and didn't love the location (bright lights & loud people), but not enough that we asked to move. I wish I'd remembered that entrance earlier in our trip because once I did it saved us a lot of time. ETA We booked a garden view and I don't see how that qualified, but oh well.We arrived at YC yesterday. I had requested on phone and thru Touring Plans for upper floor,king, overlooking gazebo courtyard. We got upper floor queen and what my husband calls Dolphin Annex. We are not the farthest from the lobby,but that room is only 2 away. We overlook the water filled ditch that feeds into the lake. There are giant pine trees between us and the dolphin, so all you can see is the tip of the fish tail. It’s actually very pleasant sitting out on the balcony this morning.
We got txt with our room number as the ME bus came onto Disney property. We stopped at front desk to get a map, and began the long hike. However our magic bands would not open door. Housekeeping was doing room across hall and let us in. He told us to call front desk and not walk all the way back. Front desk sent a runner and after making sure it was our bands not the door, said we would have to go back to lobby. On our way to Epcot we stopped and had them reprogram. Since it was on our way out,no extra walking.
We’ve been making use of the stairwell by our room. It is actually a shorter walk to Epcot than if we were in a room closer to lobby. For sure it will be shorter walk to HS.