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Old 02-17-2008, 07:13 AM   #136
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When we check in early will they allow us to try and put our name down for flag family or will they make us wait until 3:00? Is it really hard to get on the list? If anyone has any information on this I'd love to read. Thanks!
It is really tough getting to be flag family. The longer your stay is though the better the odds.

If they tell you it's all booked during your stay make sure they put you on the waiting list. That's how we got to be Flag Family back in '05.

We were staying for 9 nights so I thought we would have a chance....but the CM said they were all booked up so I thought that was that....maybe next trip. 5 days into our stay we got a call from the front desk saying they had a cancellation. I couldn't believe it. The CM must have put us down on the waiting list without even telling us.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:05 AM   #137
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Okay, I have a question about transportation to the Poly. We have reservations at Kona Cafe at 7:30am. Now if I read the front page correctly, we can take the blue flag resort boat to the Contempory and then take the monorail to the Poly. Does this sound correct? Will the boats or the monorail be operating that early in the morning? I have looked and MK doesn't open until 9:00am that morning and there are no AM EMH. We will have our car, but I prefer to use WDW transportation if possible. Less chance of getting lost. I know, just from the WL to the Poly? Trust me. It can be done! Anyone's help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:09 AM   #138
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Okay, I have a question about transportation to the Poly. We have reservations at Kona Cafe at 7:30am. Now if I read the front page correctly, we can take the blue flag resort boat to the Contempory and then take the monorail to the Poly. Does this sound correct? Will the boats or the monorail be operating that early in the morning? I have looked and MK doesn't open until 9:00am that morning and there are no AM EMH. We will have our car, but I prefer to use WDW transportation if possible. Less chance of getting lost. I know, just from the WL to the Poly? Trust me. It can be done! Anyone's help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
To be honest, the blue flag doesn't always run at 6:45am as it claims it does. I was to host a wedding breakfast for all my guests at 8:30am on 2/8 at Kona Cafe. My guests waited from 7:30 to 8:30 for a blue flag boat to come and one never came.

Its really easy to drive to the Poly from the WL...all you need to do it go straight as you are leaving the WL and the Poly is on the same road.
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Okay, I have a question about transportation to the Poly. We have reservations at Kona Cafe at 7:30am. Now if I read the front page correctly, we can take the blue flag resort boat to the Contempory and then take the monorail to the Poly. Does this sound correct? Will the boats or the monorail be operating that early in the morning? I have looked and MK doesn't open until 9:00am that morning and there are no AM EMH. We will have our car, but I prefer to use WDW transportation if possible. Less chance of getting lost. I know, just from the WL to the Poly? Trust me. It can be done! Anyone's help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
It would be best to take your car, that early in the morning relying on Disney transportation to get you there on time is probably not the best idea. Since you have a car it should be really easy just drive straight through the lights when you exit the Wilderness Lodge and the Poly will be on your right. Really easy.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:34 AM   #140
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Okay driving there, but what about driving back to the resort? Will traffic be horrible a little while later? We are planning on going to MK that day and I don't mind to take the car, but we will need to take the car back to WL before we go to MK. Will traffic be horrible being that it would be close to opening time at MK. Or is it kinda side roads that we will be using and not the main roads that lead straight to MK?
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Okay driving there, but what about driving back to the resort? Will traffic be horrible a little while later? We are planning on going to MK that day and I don't mind to take the car, but we will need to take the car back to WL before we go to MK. Will traffic be horrible being that it would be close to opening time at MK. Or is it kinda side roads that we will be using and not the main roads that lead straight to MK?

I don't think it should be bad at all. I drove around WDW a lot while staying at the WL, at all times of day, and never had any problems with traffic.
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When we went in October we drove most of the time. We had our 17moDD with us and it was easier for the quick park exits.

We never ran into traffic. It was very fast and easy once we figured out where we were going.
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Page 1 has an old menu for Territory Lounge. Here is a more current version, and it is what we saw when we were there 12/07. The flatbreads are worth visiting here for!!!!!!!!
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Thanks for letting me know about the menu was not being updated on the Allears site, they don't even have the Territory Lounge listed on the Menu page anymore I updated to the DIS-menu for the Lounge. I love the Honey-Ginger Chicken Wings they are sticky and sweet but oh so tasty.

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We will have our car, but I prefer to use WDW transportation if possible. Less chance of getting lost. I know, just from the WL to the Poly? Trust me. It can be done! Anyone's help will be greatly appreciated.
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You have received some great advise, Melissa's statement must be remembered at all times bus schedules, boat schedules can and do change.

I understand that taking Disney transportation would be the easiest, remember Disney buses start running early for breakfast ADRs. You can always be at the bus stop early 7:00am and ask the bus driver for assistance.

Driving would also be very easy Timberline Drive changes to Seven Seas Drive at the traffic light so it's really the same road. You would exit the Lodge and drive straight at the light go .6 of a mile and you are at the Polynesian, you would return the same way.

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OKAY. I have been searching these sites and can not find my answer.. so here I go. My DH wants beer in his room. Where can we go to get him a 12 pack for the week.... we will be taking the magic express from the airport.
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The Mercantile does sell beer by the six pack or possibly 12 pack, I'm not 100% sure about the 12 pack though. While the price would be higher than a convenience store, the prices are reasonable when compared to a per bottle price from the lounges or bars.

There are companies that you could order beer from and have it delivered to your room but I'm not sure it would be cost effective.

Another option would be to visit the Boardwalk Inns/Villas which is walking distance or boat ride from EPCOT through the International Gateway. Once at the Boardwalk exit through the front arrival area and walk to the end of the drive to the Hess Gas Station where you may purchase beer, sodas at a better price.

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Old 02-17-2008, 12:36 PM   #147
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Odd question but does Wilderness Lodge still have unique refillable mugs or the year of magical dreams ones? Thanks!!
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Odd question but does Wilderness Lodge still have unique refillable mugs or the year of magical dreams ones? Thanks!!
In July they had the Year of a Million Dreams Mugs. I think the only resort that still has the unique ones is Coronado Springs.
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Connecting rooms?

I was reading through this thread it is so helpful about WL!
(sorry if I missed this information) Does WL have connecting rooms?
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I was reading through this thread it is so helpful about WL!
(sorry if I missed this information) Does WL have connecting rooms?
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Yes, there are connecting rooms at the Wilderness Lodge they are request not gauranteed, depends on make-up of guest staying in the rooms. When we have been traveling with younger children we have always received connecting rooms. When traveling with other adults we received adjoining rooms.

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