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Old 10-27-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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Christmas 2013 at the Wilderness Lodge!

After a whirlwind honeymoon at Disney's Contemporary Resort this past July, my husband and I planning our next big trip.

We will be arriving at Disney's Wilderness Lodge December 2nd, 2013 to spend a much needed vacation before we start to expand our family! It will be a very sweet time for us, our last big hoorah before we try to become parents!

Christmas at Disney is my absolute favorite! I have stayed at the WL only once, and I was very little. When speaking with my parents about it, the biggest memory they have is when we went biking on the trails and I hit a rock and went head first over the handle bars of my bike. I was apparently okay, but needless to say, I only remember the bike ride, not the wipe out!

If anyone wants to add pictures or advice for staying at the WL, please share! We are just so excited. It will be a very big point in our lives and I cannot wait to share it with him!

Anxiously awaiting next Christmas time for many reasons! :
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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You will love the WL, especially at Christmas time . Here some photos I took on our December 2010 trip. We didn't stay at the WL, but we ate at Artist Point (which, BTW, is an awesome restaurant.....their filet and salmon are out of this world ).

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #3
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Thank you so much! If only the next 388 days would go faster!
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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Thank you so much! If only the next 388 days would go faster!
It seems far away now, but it will be here before you know it .
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #5
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Congratulations on your wedding! You'll love Wilderness Lodge. We've stayed there a few times. In my opinion it is one of the best themed resorts on Disney property.

Don't worry, the year will fly by!
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #6
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Make sure you build in time to just hang out at the lodge and enjoy the resort, we usually stay there in June but went last Christmas also and it was even better with all of the decorations
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:50 PM   #7
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Congratulations on your wedding! You'll love Wilderness Lodge. We've stayed there a few times. In my opinion it is one of the best themed resorts on Disney property.

Don't worry, the year will fly by!
Thank you so much! It was a wonderful wedding! He had the best vows... "You are the Minnie to my Mickey, The Beauty to my Beast." He knows me so well!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #8
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We'll be there at that time too! Can't wait. We've been during the Christmas season, but stayed at AKL. Ate dinner at WL, and it was so beautiful! So excited. Congrats on your wedding.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #9
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We love WL too and will be staying there for our December trip also. I can't wait to sit next to the roaring fireplace and see all the Christmas decorations. I'm not sure if they still offer it, but I've read about a Wilderness Lodge tour that sounds pretty neat. Its one of those overlooked attractions that sounds pretty interesting if you want to try something different.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:37 PM   #10
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That would be something really cool to look into! If you find out that they still offer that, can you let me know? When we go to Disney on our own, we find we spend more time at the resorts than when we're with friends and family. I absolutely love Christmas time so I can't wait to spend it at the Wilderness Lodge!
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decorations start going up 2nd week in December


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Old 01-14-2013, 08:47 AM   #12
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But MVMCP starts in November. Like the 9th. Don't they have it all Christmas-fied by then? Lol I'm going first week in Dec so want to make sure I'm not going to miss the decorations by a week because ill switch dates!
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But MVMCP starts in November. Like the 9th. Don't they have it all Christmas-fied by then? Lol I'm going first week in Dec so want to make sure I'm not going to miss the decorations by a week because ill switch dates!
Yup, I went in early November 2012 and Christmas decorations were up and the MVMCP started then.
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I'm not sure that's right. The dates for MVMCP start the first week of December, don't they?
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We were at WL Nov 3-10 2012 the Christmas decorations never came up at WL we did get to see them slowly emerge throughout the parks towards the end of our stay, our last night was the first for MVMCP and Osborne lights. We'll go next time first week of Dec in hopes to see more of the decorations
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