It is sad, but true. We have decided to cancel our night at The Contemporary for our December trip. It is a dream we will have to put off until another time (our 30th anniversary, perhaps?).
It just seemed like we were trying to make CR work, but with all the things we had hoped to revolving around the CR having been cancelled, it was líke we were paying a huge premium (an extra $300 at least) just so we could look out our window at the MK at night.
Even if by some miracle they bring back the fireworks, we hope to watch them from inside the park or something anyhow. And the fact that our room ends up not qualifying for the AP discount they have now means we could add another night onto BWV 1 bedroom (versus a studio at CR) for $300 less.
And the lady who we rented from originally has points enough to rent us one more night. She is adding us to the wait list. If that goes through, the savings jumps from $300 to $440!
This change gives us a bit more flexibility of which parks on which days, plus means we don’t have to go through the hassle of changing rooms. (Although, I do worry at the possibility that because it will be two different reservations that they might move us from one room to another within the same resort!)
It is a little sad, since staying at CR has been a dream of mine since I was young…but it just feels like the best thing to do right now.