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karajeboo 12-16-2009 01:15 PM

On the 1st Day of Christmas Walt Disney Gave to Me.....Final Chapter 5/14/10!
 

On the 1st day of Christmas, Walt Disney gave to me....

A room at the Wilderness Lodge!

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...1209/VWL11.jpg

Yes, the McSparklesons are back and we brought Daddy this trip! I will countdown all 12 days of Christmas at WDW (even though we only stayed 3 days!) with tons of pics and dining reviews too!

Here we are in all our glory....

Me and Ally, 8 year old daughter....

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...yandMOmmy1.jpg

Daddy (Jeff) and Ally

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...RRAllyJeff.jpg

So stay tuned for MY 12 days of Christmas version...... (first I need to go finish my last TR from September!!!).

So back to the song....

On the 1st day of Christmas, Walt Disney gave to me....

A room at the Wilderness Lodge.

We booked a room in the villas and if you've read any of my other TRs, you'll know that I tend to get, um, FREE upgrades quite a bit. Might be my charming personality, or just plain dumb luck (I like to think it's the personality thing!), but I always book the el cheapo room, and end up with something other than a parking lot view.

This time was no exception.

I was expecting a lovely view of the bus stop, but instead got this!

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...01209/VWL5.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...01209/VWL6.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...01209/VWL7.jpg

Hey, it's not fireworks view at Magic Kingdom, but it beats looking out at the minivans from Nebraska!!!!

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...01209/VWL1.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...01209/VWL2.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...01209/VWL3.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...01209/VWL4.jpg

Plenty of room in our studio, and I was so mad I forgot we were in a villa or I could have packed some breakfast items, since we had a fridge and microwave.

I have always liked Wilderness Lodge and really wanted to stay here during Christmas. I got my wish! It was very warm and welcoming.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...01209/VWL8.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...01209/VWL8.jpg

I loved the proximity to MK by boat, but otherwise, we had some issues with transportation. I'll go into that a bit later. Stay tuned!

askelton 12-16-2009 05:06 PM

We have stayed at WL and normally it wouldn't be my style, but I really liked it. :thumbsup2 Somehow we too got upgraded to the concierge level. Figures we only stayed one night. :rolleyes:

I like that you are stretching 3 days into 12. :cool1:

mom2shayleeandlogan 12-16-2009 05:11 PM

Another TR already! I hope you don't run into any bachlorette parties!

MAGICFOR2 12-16-2009 06:06 PM

Reporting in your Sparkleness! princess: I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmasy pics! :santa: My favorite evening on our last trip was at WL! I really want to stay there sometime.

englishrose47 12-17-2009 12:09 AM

Nutso reporting in:lmao:

praisehisname 12-17-2009 06:14 AM

I'm in!

nettii 12-17-2009 07:06 AM

Very cute way to start your tr looking forward to th rest!
Nettii:goodvibes

OhioDisneyLover 12-17-2009 07:08 AM

I'm in. popcorn::

Can't wait to hear more.

karajeboo 12-17-2009 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by askelton (Post 34681540)
We have stayed at WL and normally it wouldn't be my style, but I really liked it. :thumbsup2 Somehow we too got upgraded to the concierge level. Figures we only stayed one night. :rolleyes:

I like that you are stretching 3 days into 12. :cool1:

I think the reason we always get the upgrades is that we stay 2 or 3 nights. So it's cheaper to upgrade us than someone who is there for the week. Remember when we were upgraded from ASMo to CSR??? That was a whole resort upgrade!

Quote:

Originally Posted by mom2shayleeandlogan (Post 34681577)
Another TR already! I hope you don't run into any bachlorette parties!

No bachelorette parties, but wait for it........ mean people on buses!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by MAGICFOR2 (Post 34682046)
Reporting in your Sparkleness! princess: I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmasy pics! :santa: My favorite evening on our last trip was at WL! I really want to stay there sometime.

Not only Christmas pics, but Jeff got me an early Christmas present, a new video camera that takes short little bursts of video. So I may try to show some of those too!

Quote:

Originally Posted by englishrose47 (Post 34684888)
Nutso reporting in:lmao:

I knew my nutty bud would be here!!! ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by praisehisname (Post 34685605)
I'm in!

Hang on, it could be a bumpy ride!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by nettii (Post 34685760)
Very cute way to start your tr looking forward to th rest!
Nettii:goodvibes

Thank you! Does this mean I can only do 12 installments????

Quote:

Originally Posted by OhioDisneyLover (Post 34685767)
I'm in. popcorn::

Can't wait to hear more.

You just like it cause you saw my OSU shirt!!! :rotfl2:

O-H...........?????

CRdisMom 12-17-2009 08:52 AM

McSparklesons are back - yeehaw!!! Love the reports. It keep me going.

katierae81 12-17-2009 11:37 AM

......I O!!! Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on!:thumbsup2

emser 12-17-2009 02:54 PM

Of course I'm in!!!
I figure since I am now hooked and live on the boards (thanks to you) I will follow along!!!
Now I don't want to be a nag still being kinda new and all, but it's been almost 2 days since you last posted!!
Oh wait...I'm your little sister...nagging is what I do!!!
Let's go...11 more before Christmas!!!

buzz for boys 12-17-2009 04:54 PM

Cant wait to read more x

Wicket's Mom 12-17-2009 07:18 PM

I gotta ride along with the Sparkleson's! How lucky you are to be able to go so often! :dance3:

englishrose47 12-17-2009 07:44 PM

I'm going NUTS waiting for an update:rotfl2:


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