I poured over reviews before I decided to rent a 2 bedroom presidental condo for our first trip to the dells with our 5 year old and 4 month old. I have to say, I was expecting so much more.
Check In: Check in took a long time because there were only two people working the desk. But once I got to the desk, I checked in fairly fast. I did think that it was pretty dumb that you had to go into the timeshare services to get your parking pass. But they gave me my pass without any hassle and I was on my way.
The Room: After finally finding a parking spot my husband had to drag all of our luggage and belongings up to our room. What, no bell services? I have to admit, we are member of Disney Vacation Club so that is what I compare against. I have NEVER taken my own luggage up to my room at Disney. I cannot believe that such a large and spread out complex does not have bell services. The room was beautiful and clean (with the exception of an M&M I found under my chair at the table). I showed very little signs of wear and was well outfitted with most anything you would need.
The Complex: Glacier Canyon is really nice looking and the hallways really nice, clean and wide. However, this is the loudest place I have ever stayed in. Not only can you hear every single person walk past your door, you can walk down the hallways and hear what is going on in everyone's room. At first I thought it was because they had their doors proped open but they were tightly shut. The first night I had to call down to the front desk because at 3 in the morning there were a bunch of really drunk guys screaming and yelling in the hallway. They were really drunk and I have to admit that I was a little scared. The second night (tonight), I am sitting here at 9:30 at night and I hear this really loud noise. I look out my door and this giant carpet cleaner is going up and down the hallways cleaning the floor. While I appreciate they keep it clean, do you really need to do this at 9:30 at night?
The Waterparks: We have only gone to the Wild Waterdome because we rented a cabana there. I could not have done it without the cabana. It was so crowded that there were no seats to be found. My 5 year old LOVED the wave pool and spent the entire day in it so he did not even ask to go to the other waterparks. The waterparks are way to spread out and the only way to get from one to the other is by going through the hotel and it is a pretty long walk between the parks. The skyways are really nice but take you though hallways of the actual hotel. Man, I would have to have a room on that floor! With renting a cabana it is not like my family can easily go to another water park and come back to the cabana to rest. The cabana was nicely set up with a nice couch, two chairs, a couple of tables, an island with stools to sit at, a flat screen tv, air conditioning, and a fridge. It was really dirty though, the menu they had in there I needed to wipe off with a wetnap because it was all sticky and gross. It also was showing lots of wear and tear as the furniture was stained and the fridge had really large scrapes on it. Even with all that, it is still worth the money to have it.
We are still here for two more days so hopefully it is a little quieter on Sunday and Monday. If I were to ever come back to the dells, I would choose another place to stay. This complex is just way to spread out and hard to navigate. This coming from someone who is used to walking a lot, and staying at spead out hotels at Disney. This hotel was just not very guest friendly.
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