Disney's CONTEMPORARY RESORT and BAY LAKE TOWER Information and Questions Thread

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  1. fiversmama

    fiversmama Earning My Ears

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    We are wrapping up an epic Disney vacation here at BLT now! It's been a fantastic week ~ if Christmas weren't in six days, we'd all have that Sunday-the night-before-school-starts feeling right now!

    Question we have all been asking while here (via my uncle's DVC kindness- we are not DVC members, so we're not sure how many weeks you earn, etc.)... WHO is here long enough to put up Christmas decorations like a full sized, decorated tree and lights on the OUTSIDE of a BLT window?? Around the 5th or 6th floor, coming in from the parking lot??? My kids want to BE those people when they grow up and LIVE AT DISNEY! Ha!

    Does anyone know??
     
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  2. KurtC

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    I don't know who that might be, but I am pretty sure that we saw that same tree while we were at CR Nov. 28 through Dec 9 and we thought the same exact thing!
     
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  4. ArwenMarie

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    I bet you can order it
     
  5. Roxyfire

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    Well now I know what I wanna do when I grow up :P
     
  6. fiversmama

    fiversmama Earning My Ears

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    I asked one of the concierges, and he said it's not uncommon for people to either bring a tree from home (who has room!??), or go to Walmart or Target and get one when they arrive, OR have Disney Floral get a fresh one AND decorate it for them ($$$$$$)! As for me? I'm flying home to my tree tonight... glad I didn't have to take one down this morning!!
     
  7. Doug5984

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    I'm staying at the contemporary for a long weekend in April, I think I stayed there when I was around 5 or 6- that would've been 27 years ago or so.

    Really looking forward to being so close to MK with my then soon to be 4-year-old daughter, being able to walk over and take a quick nap will make a huge difference and at her age, we spend most of our time at MK.
     
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  8. Shannon R

    Shannon R Earning My Ears

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    My husband, son, and I will be staying at CR this July, it will be our first stay there. I’m wondering what the bus situation is like from CR to AKL and HS? Just trying to be prepared and factor it into our plans. Thanks in advance :-)
     
  9. KurtC

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    We were there a few weeks ago and we had no problem with bus service to HS and DS. But on the days that we were going to HS and DS everyone waiting on the benches for those buses, but there was a standing line for AK
     
  10. KurtC

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    Just wanted to share a recommendation for folks staying at the CR. On our last night of a 12 day stay we were pooped out and headed back to the room early and had no dinner plans. DW didn't want to leave the room and was hankering some traditional pizza (not the flatbread from Contempo Café). Someone let us know that you can order pizza through room service. We called and ordered a pepperoni and mushroom and they told us that it would be 45 minutes or less. We figured that wasn't too bad since it was a MVMCP that night and traffic around CR was heavy so we figured Papa John's would have taken at least an hour. Only 25 minutes later a piping hot pizza was delivered to our door and it was delicious. So, if you need a quick, easy meal in your room, ask for a pizza (we were so impressed with the speed of delivery and the taste that we called in-room dining back just to thank them!)
     
  11. lambdabeta

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    This question has been debated many times. You will hear many opinions. In the past we have had to wait for buses about 45 min or had to wait for a second bus because the first one was full and I have seen many people complain on here about the same thing. Since CR is the second resort the buses stop at I would plan to have to wait for transportation to AK, HS or DS. We had to rent a car for a different reason and just had it for the week we were at Disney this past December at CR. It was very convenient to get to the parks without using the buses. A lot of people use Uber or Lyft. Some people say they have no problems with the bus transportation and love it. Have a great time no matter what you decide. May you have pixie dust and not have to wait for buses.
     
  12. AngiTN

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    Do they still pipe in the music on the TV? See that 105 is showing ESPN stuff now
     
  13. Lyons Family

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    Happy New Year!!!

    See you in 10 months......

    Cannot wait, but, guess I have tooooooo

    Stay safe.
     
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  14. crazy4wdw

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    When I stayed at the CR in October, the soundtrack to the fireworks show (I assume that's what you're asking?) was shown on channel 105 and I think on another channel.
     
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    I was hoping to stay at CR, but with our Cdn dollar the GW is at the top of our budget. We have reservations at AOA for March 2018. We stayed at CR twice before and loved the walk to MK.

    No availability yet for GW! Hoping it comes open or a new discount pops up! If not, AOA it is :) worse things in life right?
     
  16. AngiTN

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    The one for New year's was not on 105. The label still showed as wishes but they were airing something from ESPN. It stayed on when fantasy in the sky started too.
     
  17. rteetz

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    Check in tomorrow at BLT! Can't wait, first time in the MK area!
     
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  18. GADisneyDad14

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    Saw all the marathon prep at Epcot as we were headed back to MCO today (have never seen so many orange cones and porta-pottys in my life).

    I bet BLT will be a nice home-base for your weekend. Good luck to you and all the runners!
     
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  19. rteetz

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    Thanks!
     
  20. KSellers88

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    This is probably a silly question, but I am just double checking. We are scheduled to arrive tomorrow night, but it will probably be late (around 10 or 11 PM). There will still be someone working in the lobby who can activate our magic bands, correct? I've already checked in online, but I've always had to have the Bands activated, and I wanted to make sure I could get in my room and not have to sleep in my car. LOL.
     
  21. GADisneyDad14

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    Yep, there is someone at the front desk 24/7. Have fun!
     
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