The Disneyland Hotel SUPER-THREAD

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  1. StarlitNight05

    StarlitNight05 DIS Veteran

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    Has anyone had experience receiving a grocery delivery with alcohol recently? I know I have to be there to accept the delivery since bell services can't accept the alcohol. Do I put my room number down and wait for them to come up to the room? Seems like a silly question, but I wasn't sure if that was the norm or if you meet them in the lobby during your time frame. I'm planning on using Amazon Prime Now, but may do Von's... still deciding.
     
  2. OneThree

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    We had some booze included in our Vons order. Met the delivery guy at the scheduled time, order was transferred over to a bell man who then brought it all up to our room.
     
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  4. StarlitNight05

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    Great thanks! That's very helpful.
     
  5. kappyfamily

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    Received an email from Disney saying that our stay at DLH may have construction going on outside of it in 2 weeks. Now that the new hotel is cancelled is anyone there now that can say yes or no if indeed there is any construction? Thank you
     
  6. BrokeMack

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    Just got back yesterday. There was some landscaping work (scrims up over several areas) and Tangaroa Terrace is being renovated as well.
     
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    Thank you for the quick response! I can handle all of that, whew!
     
  8. Erin M

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    Well wasn't this just the best bumped up thread to wake up to. We're staying at DLH for the first time next month and I feel like this should be required reading. I had no idea I could make a request for which tower to stay in and room types. I suppose since we'll be there the week after Thanksgiving it will be full, so maybe our request won't be filled, but it can't hurt to ask! I think I'll ask about upgrading at check in too, because why not check??
     
  9. kappyfamily

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    Does anyone know how busy Trader Sams is at either noon or 5pm?
     
  10. OneThree

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    For when? Tangaroa Terrace is currently closed until "early 2019" so Trader Sams could be busier than typical. We have not found Trader Sams to be busy when we have gone before.
     
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    Ooops, I guess that would’ve helped to put the date! Next week, October 25th to be exact!
     
  12. OneThree

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    If you are going for lunch or dinner I would expect it to be busy as others are going to be doing the same and Tangaroa Terrace is not an option. Maybe another DIS'r will chime in who has been there more recently.
     
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  13. StarlitNight05

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    Ok, I'm hoping you folks that have stayed at the DLH can help me out a bit here. I'm at the point where I want to put in my room requests. I'm going back and forth between which tower to request. I only have a standard room booked, so I was thinking of possibly asking for the Fantasy tower since I've heard some of those standard rooms can see fireworks. I also like the idea of being in the "action" with the main lobby. However, I've heard that the Adventure tower, though it has limited standard rooms, may offer a better overall view (some trees possibly instead of a parking lot). Frontier tower is lowest on my list since those parking lot views seem kind of crummy with no chance of fireworks --maybe I'm wrong on that aspect though. Mind you all of my opinions are based off of posts on this topic, viewing room photos, and YouTube videos. I have never stayed at DLH so I don't have much context.

    Any pointers on the best types of requests? Since I can't really decide, I was thinking of asking for either Adventure or Fantasy and leaving it up to them. I'm also requesting a King bed.

    Also, I know the disclaimer about requests being just that (a request) -- they aren't guaranteed.
     
  14. tink89

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    If you want a view then pay for the upgrade otherwise like you said request are just that. We requested the Adventure, then Fantasy tower and got the frontier tower overlooking the parking lot. Honestly I did not mind. Yes I would rather be looking at the pool or DtD but I did not pay for it and DD was just excited to just be at the the DLH.
     
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    True -- this was a super last minute trip (well for me) so I was just going for the lowest cost. But all in all I am just happy to be at DLH. I am thinking I'll just go with the King request and leave it at that. That's what is most important to me anyway.
     
  16. OneThree

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    Like you said, requests are just requests but it never hurts to ask. Our first stay at the DLH we requested Adventure and got 5th floor for a standard room. That put us just above the tree tops with a view of DTD, fireworks and you could just see the top of Matterhorn. We have stayed in the Fantasy Tower also however that trip was a bigger family trip so we were in a 2 BR suite overlooking the main entrance to the DLH.
     
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  17. StarlitNight05

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    That sounds like an amazing room in the Adventure Tower!
     
  18. cinnaminny

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    I just booked my first DLH reservation! I've been to Disneyland many times but I've never actually stayed at a Disneyland hotel. After spending a week and a half at the Contemporary this last summer at WDW I couldn't stop thinking about upgrading from a good neighbor hotel for our DLR trip and we finally decided to take the plunge. I picked this hotel because it seemed to me, like it would have the classic Disney magic!! I am excited and thought I better subscribe to this thread so I don't miss any news!! lol
     

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