El Mercado was literally the only place we could eat breakfast or lunch at CSR when we were there without spending $130 each meal and not be severely limited by allergy issues. The bakery place was 98% no go.
That would have killed our mostly resort stay last trip - this trip we checked out the Three Bridges menu multiple times online before we left and I never saw that warning until I posted it from here.
To be fair, I hadn’t looked for availability there in that time frame, so maybe it was sufficient. But imagine not having any warning of that and - for a family like yours in particular - arriving to find you had no food options available?!
I’m once again conflicted with our next check in at Swan.
Online check in is available in app, but this one is a little more complicated: because their system kept trying to use my 3 free night certificates on the lowest points nights so I had to book our 5 nights in 3 reservations.
I emailed the Swan a few weeks ago to have them link them all together. But I wanted to flaunt my Gold Elite Marriott status (as weak sauce as that status reportedly is) and see if we can get a view upgrade and late last day check out.
Will online check in help, hurt, or, most likely entirely an unknown quantity that could go either way?
As I mentioned above in thread, I feel like my not checking in online here at GC may have locked us out of the theme park view suites.
I’m kind of leaning towards just waiting until I get there so I can limp in with a sad face waving my Gold status over my head and see if the Marriott human takes pity on me.
It’s a VIP Suite, so it’s a large living space with kitchen and dining. That room is flanked by King bedrooms. Normal bookings you get one of those rooms with the suite and you can add the other on. The living space has the wine cooler and fridge, the king room has it’s own fridge.
You also get 2 bathrooms: plus the one in the suite space has a large double closet and changing space in addition to the regular bathroom.
So Swan checkin was smooth: they had already upgraded us to a resort view room - very nice view of river, back of Boardwalk, entry portico to Swan and to the right we can see ToT.
Also got a 1pm check out so far, but he told me to ask again Friday to see if they could extend.
Only downside is that linking my 3 reservations didn’t actually make them a single stay, just guaranteed us we don’t change rooms. So tomorrow and Wednesday we’re going to have to stop by the desk to have our keys re-run. Oh well, no biggie.