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Old 04-21-2012, 04:12 PM   #1891
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We were able to change to Wilderness Lodge for our visit next month, so I am happily back reading!

We have a Courtyard View booked. Is there anything special I should request if I'm hoping for a view of Silver Creek Springs Pool? (Or should I just say that??? )

I realize it's just a request, thanks for your help!
Congrats on getting the WL . Requesting "inner courtyard" should be sufficient for the pool, but if it were me, I'd put "view of silver creek springs pool" or "view of main pool", just to be more specific . Have a great trip and enjoy the WL .
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The latest tripadvisor post says WL CL guests can do the special AKL safari for like $100 each. But when I emailed IPO last week with this inquiry they said it was for AKL Guests only.

Anyone got any scoop on whether WL CL guests can partake of some special safari at AKL or not? Maybe it depends on occupancy of the hotels at the time???

TIA. 10 days to go.
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I am very excited, this will be our first stay at WL and we will be celebrating my hubbys Bday!
We need a room with a roll in shower as my daughter is in a wheelchair, according to Disney they now have a king size bed AND a queen size bed in the roll in shower room which will be perfect for the 3 of us.. I just wanted to see if anyone has seen or stayed in these rooms and if it is in fact a King and Queen bed.

Thanks and we are looking forward to finally being able to stay at WL
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With all of our worries or changes along the way, when it comes down to it, it always works out for the best! I am very excited about your villa stay and look forward to your reports when you get back. Any recommendations or tips will be greatly appreciated.
Almost at 100 days!!
So True! My husband always says to me "don't overthink everything" Things always work out the way they are supposed to.
I will report back when we get back about the Villas...I'm sure we will be in love with WL just as you all are

We have alot of special celebrations that week...our 27th anniversary, my In-laws 50th annivesary, and our grandsons 4th birthday
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Congrats on getting the WL . Requesting "inner courtyard" should be sufficient for the pool, but if it were me, I'd put "view of silver creek springs pool" or "view of main pool", just to be more specific . Have a great trip and enjoy the WL .
Thanks, mickeynut!

I will request view of main pool. We had one of these rooms a couple of years ago. I didn't know the difference in the possible views, so I just lucked into it. I loved the view of the pool, and am hoping to have one again.
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Tick tock...tick tock...28 days until we arrive at VWL for the first time. We had some points in holding and no 2BR's were available at this late of a date at VWL so we will spend one night at BLT prior to a week at VWL. Can't wait. Any picture requests?
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Tick tock...tick tock...28 days until we arrive at VWL for the first time. We had some points in holding and no 2BR's were available at this late of a date at VWL so we will spend one night at BLT prior to a week at VWL. Can't wait. Any picture requests?
We will be staying in a 2 BR in August, so I guess any and all pictures will be appreciated! I am interested in the kitchen since we have never had one before, and maybe the closets, washer/dryer, balcony, paths outside to bus and dock, beach area... haha-aren't you sorry you asked?! Truthfully, I will appreciate anything, but mostly the things that are unique to the villas v. staying in the lodge. Do they play the music in the villas or is that just in the lodge? I heard it is very quiet there and I am looking forward to that. Oh-the pool and the spa would be nice too! Besides pictures, any reporting on the villas would be wonderful-the condition of the beds, bathrooms, and all that.
Have a wonderful trip!! I am one day away from my 100 days til check in date and I am so glad I found this site!
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The latest tripadvisor post says WL CL guests can do the special AKL safari for like $100 each. But when I emailed IPO last week with this inquiry they said it was for AKL Guests only.

Anyone got any scoop on whether WL CL guests can partake of some special safari at AKL or not? Maybe it depends on occupancy of the hotels at the time???

TIA. 10 days to go.
Yes, it's my understanding that they have changed things and it's now only available to AKL guests. The Wanyama Safari is only available to guests of AKL or AKV, and the Sunrise Safari is only for AKL CL guests. Sorry!
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I've had a change of ticker! We'll arrive 10/28 for 7 nights of WL CL. Thank goodness for a 35% Bounceback.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:39 PM   #1902
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20 Days till are 1st stay at Wilderness Lodge. There calling for snow tonight and tomorrow so we need the warmth of Florida anything will be better than the 30-40 degrees we have had this weekend and this coming couple days.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:55 PM   #1903
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I question justcsme to mind... I love the pic of the beach at WL. We all know you can not go into the water! But the last time we stepped foot on even the sand (3 trips ago I think!) DH got a goshawful red rash of some type and I got a mild case. Kids were ok. Wr were just sitting in a chair, feet on top of the sand watching kids play on the little playground.

We had bunches of little red bumps on our feet,mine just on the tops ( I was wearing flip flops) DH was wearing sandals of some sort and his one foot was covered in these itchy, burning red bumps. It was awful. We asked the lifeguard, front desk, concierge and surprisingly no one has a clue. We were driving back home the next day and ended up stopping for anti itch ointment tht eventually worked. Since then we never went near the sand at any of the Bay Lake resorts.

Anyone have a clue what this could have been. Someone suggest once it may have been fire ants(?)
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I question justcsme to mind... I love the pic of the beach at WL. We all know you can not go into the water! But the last time we stepped foot on even the sand (3 trips ago I think!) DH got a goshawful red rash of some type and I got a mild case. Kids were ok. Wr were just sitting in a chair, feet on top of the sand watching kids play on the little playground.

We had bunches of little red bumps on our feet,mine just on the tops ( I was wearing flip flops) DH was wearing sandals of some sort and his one foot was covered in these itchy, burning red bumps. It was awful. We asked the lifeguard, front desk, concierge and surprisingly no one has a clue. We were driving back home the next day and ended up stopping for anti itch ointment tht eventually worked. Since then we never went near the sand at any of the Bay Lake resorts.

Anyone have a clue what this could have been. Someone suggest once it may


have been fire ants(?)

This happened to us too! I thought I had got bitten by sand fleas. The bites were red and itched like the devil! If there is a flea within a mile of me it will find me and I react badly to the bites. I used Benadryl cream on them and it helped. I still have a couple of scars from 2010. If I go to the beach in June I will spray my feet with OFF first.
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Does this mean still no flag family?
I don't know what the current Flag Family status is. Perhaps cburek will know since they just arrived yesterday...

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Thanks. I called yesterday...there were rooms available in the lodge, but not willing to pay all that money. We will just have to suck it up Besides me and my husband are never in our room (only to sleep for about 7 hrs). Both are crazy Type A personalities.

It's all good we're going to Disney in 27 days!!!
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With all of our worries or changes along the way, when it comes down to it, it always works out for the best! I am very excited about your villa stay and look forward to your reports when you get back. Any recommendations or tips will be greatly appreciated.
Almost at 100 days!!
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13 days!!! This will be my sister's first time at WL. My dad and I tried WL last year and loved it. It's right up there along with the Poly for favorite resort.

We had the worst of the worst Standard room too( the one that looks out onto a corner of a roof) and it still didn't mar our enjoyment of the resort.
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Not as close as all of you....but 85 DAYS!!!

I can't wait to see some of those new rooms!!!

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We are here
Arrived about 1130a. We were greeted by Gloria who is a sweetheart. She escorted us up to the 7th floor where Dee helped check us in. Room wasn't quite ready but before she was done it ended up available. We are facing the WVL and honestly it is better than the inner courtyard view. It's very quiet.Room is clean and is it does not feel dark with the enclosed balcony.I actually like the privacy. . We are waiting for the loung to open up this evening but so far this CL experience beats the others we have done been to before. I will try and get some photos posted soon.
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We were able to change to Wilderness Lodge for our visit next month, so I am happily back reading!

We have a Courtyard View booked. Is there anything special I should request if I'm hoping for a view of Silver Creek Springs Pool? (Or should I just say that??? )

I realize it's just a request, thanks for your help!
Yep, as mickeynut1 said, request SCS pool view or inner courtyard view.

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I am very excited, this will be our first stay at WL and we will be celebrating my hubbys Bday!
We need a room with a roll in shower as my daughter is in a wheelchair, according to Disney they now have a king size bed AND a queen size bed in the roll in shower room which will be perfect for the 3 of us.. I just wanted to see if anyone has seen or stayed in these rooms and if it is in fact a King and Queen bed.

Thanks and we are looking forward to finally being able to stay at WL
I'm not familiar with the HA rooms, but I don't know how they could fit both a queen and king into a WL std. room - I've never heard of this configuration. Are you sure the CM didn't mean that they have both a king room and a (two) queen room that is HA?

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So True! My husband always says to me "don't overthink everything" Things always work out the way they are supposed to.
I will report back when we get back about the Villas...I'm sure we will be in love with WL just as you all are

We have alot of special celebrations that week...our 27th anniversary, my In-laws 50th annivesary, and our grandsons 4th birthday
So much to celebrate! Make sure it's noted in your reservation. Where will you be celebrating your 27th? I'm still undecided about our 25th. I've booked the Wild Africa Trek, but I still don't have dinner picked out.

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37 days until my first stay at WL!
YIPPEE!!!

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Tick tock...tick tock...28 days until we arrive at VWL for the first time. We had some points in holding and no 2BR's were available at this late of a date at VWL so we will spend one night at BLT prior to a week at VWL. Can't wait. Any picture requests?
YES! I hereby request photos of your two-bedroom for the first page of the thread, please! Thank you

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I've had a change of ticker! We'll arrive 10/28 for 7 nights of WL CL. Thank goodness for a 35% Bounceback.
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20 Days till are 1st stay at Wilderness Lodge. There calling for snow tonight and tomorrow so we need the warmth of Florida anything will be better than the 30-40 degrees we have had this weekend and this coming couple days.
Not the S-word. You're going to love sitting on the beach at WL and relaxing

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I question justcsme to mind... I love the pic of the beach at WL. We all know you can not go into the water! But the last time we stepped foot on even the sand (3 trips ago I think!) DH got a goshawful red rash of some type and I got a mild case. Kids were ok. Wr were just sitting in a chair, feet on top of the sand watching kids play on the little playground.

We had bunches of little red bumps on our feet,mine just on the tops ( I was wearing flip flops) DH was wearing sandals of some sort and his one foot was covered in these itchy, burning red bumps. It was awful. We asked the lifeguard, front desk, concierge and surprisingly no one has a clue. We were driving back home the next day and ended up stopping for anti itch ointment tht eventually worked. Since then we never went near the sand at any of the Bay Lake resorts.

Anyone have a clue what this could have been. Someone suggest once it may have been fire ants(?)
I don't know what happened to you and your family, but DD and I were on the WL beach several times a few weeks ago and that never happened to us. Fire ants will do that, but I didn't notice any mounds on the beach - they usually like the grass, don't they? Was it sand fleas?
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