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Old 07-22-2009, 02:40 AM   #1396
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We left last Saturday and the splash area was opened already. The kids were having a ball playing in it.
That is fabulous news. Thanks for posting it. Now all I am waiting for is the Playground to open. Last I saw it was scheduled to re-open Sept. 1st. Unfortunately my trip is the beginning of August.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:48 AM   #1398
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Wonderful Pictures!!! You have made us even more excited - 24 days to Vaca!
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:57 AM   #1399
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That is fabulous news. Thanks for posting it. Now all I am waiting for is the Playground to open. Last I saw it was scheduled to re-open Sept. 1st. Unfortunately my trip is the beginning of August.
I know Allearsnet is reporting that the playground will re-open in September, however Intercot is reporting that it's re-opening on August 4, which is the same day Bay Lake Tower is opening. So I guess we will wait and see which site is correct.
http://www.intercot.com/infocentral/calendar/refurb.asp
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How close are the garden wing rooms to the pool? For example can you see the pool from some of the garden wing rooms? Is it that close? Does anyone have any pictures of their garden rooms that show the proximity the the pool. TIA
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Kids Splash Area Pictures

I'm dying to see any pictures of the newly opened Kids Splash Area. Anyone have any yet?
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Sorry didn't take any pictures! Our room was on the 12th floor and it overlooked the pool. From what I could see, the Garden Wing is very close to the pool. The traffic in the pool was very light except for a couple of days where there was more than 10 people during the afternoon hours. The hammocks and ping-pong table went unused most of the time.
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How close are the garden wing rooms to the pool? For example can you see the pool from some of the garden wing rooms? Is it that close? Does anyone have any pictures of their garden rooms that show the proximity the the pool. TIA
I didn't have a pool view, but we were in the garden wing. Some rooms look over the pool area. Some are very close. THere's a lot of landscaping/trees, etc. so you may/may not be able to actually see the pool, but it is close.
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I just upgraded us for our September trip to the Bay Lake view in the tower instead of the garden wing. I am super excited. Any special room requests I should make. Thanks!
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I just upgraded us for our September trip to the Bay Lake view in the tower instead of the garden wing. I am super excited. Any special room requests I should make. Thanks!
Congragulations on making that upgrade and as for special requests if you don't want beds that face Bay Lake Tower, request an odd numbered room. Also you should be able to see Epcot from there and have a far away view of Illuminations.
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Club Level tip #7

I just added Club Level tip #7 and here it is.

When my family and I arrived to check-in at the Contemporary in December 2008 one of the Cast Members from the Atrium Club floor was waiting downstairs for us, so when we arrived she took us up there to check-in and a few minutes later a bellman with our luggage came up there. Now that had never happened before during any of our previous Club Level stays because it was always us going up in the elevator with the bellman, unless they sent someone down there based on all our previous Atrium Club Level stays. So I have no idea if that will happen again on our future Atrium Club Level stays or if it will happen to anyone else with upcoming stays on the Atrium Club and Tower Club. The only time for sure when this happens is when a VIP is checking in for a Club Level stay, because one time while in the lobby we were speaking with one of the Club Level Cast Members and they said a VIP was arriving so she was waiting for him to arrive.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:34 PM   #1408
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I just added Club Level tip #7 and here it is.

When my family and I arrived to check-in at the Contemporary in December 2008 one of the Cast Members from the Atrium Club floor was waiting downstairs for us, so when we arrived she took us up there to check-in and a few minutes later a bellman with our luggage came up there. Now that had never happened before during any of our previous Club Level stays because it was always us going up in the elevator with the bellman, unless they sent someone down there based on all our previous Atrium Club Level stays. So I have no idea if that will happen again on our future Atrium Club Level stays or if it will happen to anyone else with upcoming stays on the Atrium Club and Tower Club. The only time for sure when this happens is when a VIP is checking in for a Club Level stay, because one time while in the lobby we were speaking with one of the Club Level Cast Members and they said a VIP was arriving so she was waiting for him to arrive.
my understanding is that when you are a concierge guest and tell the gatehouse your name, they are supposed to call ahead to the hotel so that a concierge can come down and meet you to take you up.
We have it happen hit and miss. I think it depends how busy they might be?
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my understanding is that when you are a concierge guest and tell the gatehouse your name, they are supposed to call ahead to the hotel so that a concierge can come down and meet you to take you up.
We have it happen hit and miss. I think it depends how busy they might be?
Well in the past when they called up to the Atrium Club floor none of the Cast Members came down, so when one of them was there waiting for us last December that was a surprise.
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TIP #12 Has just been added

I just added TIP #12 to the 1st page and here it is.

Because Bay Lake Tower has taken up a lot of parking spaces in the North parking lot, the Contemporary has taken out 2 - 3 rows of valet parking spots and turned them into self parking spots.
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