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Old 10-10-2012, 08:59 AM   #1231
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if you recently received at 35% off pin... how were you notified? Is it worth calling to see if I have a pin attached to my name?
I called for pricing and asked the CM to check for me. She had to look a bit but found it attached to my DH. I went ahead and booked while she had it in front of her.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:34 AM   #1232
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Maybe you guys can help. We are staying club level at WL. My hubby said to stay one extra night but no club level available. Should I stay at a regular room the extra night at WL or move to another resort?

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Old 10-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #1233
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Maybe you guys can help. We are staying club level at WL. My hubby said to stay one extra night but no club level available. Should I stay at a regular room the extra night at WL or move to another resort?

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Hmm, interesting. It would be a bit of a pain to pack up and move for a night, but it would give you more info on CL vs non CL at WL, and you could experience two different room locations. I think staying at WL would be less of a disruption than moving to a whole new resort, so that's what I'd do unless there was another specific resort I wanted to get a brief sample of.

If you are booked at WL for the extra night it is possible that someone from WL CL could help you out with CL availability for that last night. I know December is busy, but there might be a better chance of them getting it for you if you're staying there anyway.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:07 PM   #1234
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aahhha! I am so excited! I just booked our Wilderness Lodge stay for Feb 13th. I was able to pull off a night at the world before our Feb 2013 Cruise aboard the fantassy. I am so excited to bring the kids here!!

Question to put out there - We arrive into MCO around 11am and plan to take the Magical Express to the WL. Our car picks us up 10am the following morning to take us to Port Canaveral. Do you think we should try and squeeze in a visit to Magic Kingdom once we arrive or just hang out at the hotel and enjoy the amenities for the rest of the day? I bought a room only package and figured if we changed our mind we could buy park tickets last minute.

I am really torn...we will be so close, it might be hard to resist the temptation to visit the park. But if we can entertain ourselves without going I can save some money to be used on the cruise. I should mention my kids are 5 and 3. I think they are going to love it.

this thread is great!
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:16 PM   #1235
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I'm baaaaaaack!!!! Booked from 4/18 - 4/28 in a woods view, bunk bed room (no CL this time) - this after an almost major meltdown from DD8 who thought that SAB looked too scary and said she refuses to go down that slide and that she doesn't understand why we can't go back to her favorite resort, the WL, especially since it's her birthday trip...
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:36 PM   #1236
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I received a pin for 35% off the WL in September 2013. Right now we are holding a standard room. Is courtyard view worth the extra money??
Congrats on the pin for 2013 . We stayed in a courtyard view room (faced the inner courtyard/pool) and for us, it's totally worth it . We had a first floor room and we not only loved the view, but we were just steps from the main pool .

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Sure hope we get a discount too

Mind you, we'll go anyway but it means more money to spend on other stuff...

Like the extra little trip to Paris and Disneyland end of november
We were talking about going somewhere chrismassy for the weekend and then hubby says why don't we go to Disney? only 3,5 hours by train and when I wnet to look how much that would be: a special sale with discounts of 50% valid for four more hours. So we immediatly booked

Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh, life is good
Sounds like a fun weekend trip .

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I am not sure about a car, but what we are doing instead of the sleigh ride is renting a golf cart at FW. The rental is for 24 hours (although we will just use It for a few hours) and costs about $65 including tax. You can reserve them ahead of time by calling 407-824-2742.

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I'll have to keep the golf cart rental in mind the next time we take a December trip. We've been twice right before Christmas, but have never been to FW and I have heard the decorations there are amazing and having a golf cart to ride around in looking at all the decorations sounds like fun .

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Thanks for the welcome and the help! I hope I can get a pin... 35% off would be great. Trying to decied if we want to go next sept or dec. We have been twice in sept but have not stayed at a disney resort. We are trying to pick btw poly, wl or bc. I think we are leaning towards wl.
We've stayed at the Poly, BC, & WL and while the Poly is our favorite overall and all the resorts do a great job of decorating, the WL just absolutely amazing during the holidays .

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I just wanted to say it's only 1 more week til the ladies head down to WDW....who was it that we were looking to meet up with that will be at WL next weekend? I have to go back through the thread & figure it out!

We do have an ADR for WCC on Sat 10/20 if anyone's around let me now & we'll say hello!
Have a great trip .

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if you recently received at 35% off pin... how were you notified? Is it worth calling to see if I have a pin attached to my name?
I haven't received a pin, but wanted to say I think it is worth it to call and check as you never know whether or not a pin is attached to your name .

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Maybe you guys can help. We are staying club level at WL. My hubby said to stay one extra night but no club level available. Should I stay at a regular room the extra night at WL or move to another resort?

Thanks!
I would probably book the extra night at the WL so it's an easy transition. But with that said, I'd keep checking to see if that extra night opens up in CL. Good luck .

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aahhha! I am so excited! I just booked our Wilderness Lodge stay for Feb 13th. I was able to pull off a night at the world before our Feb 2013 Cruise aboard the fantassy. I am so excited to bring the kids here!!

Question to put out there - We arrive into MCO around 11am and plan to take the Magical Express to the WL. Our car picks us up 10am the following morning to take us to Port Canaveral. Do you think we should try and squeeze in a visit to Magic Kingdom once we arrive or just hang out at the hotel and enjoy the amenities for the rest of the day? I bought a room only package and figured if we changed our mind we could buy park tickets last minute.

I am really torn...we will be so close, it might be hard to resist the temptation to visit the park. But if we can entertain ourselves without going I can save some money to be used on the cruise. I should mention my kids are 5 and 3. I think they are going to love it.

this thread is great!
Congrats on booking a WL night before your cruise . The WL is a beautiful resort and it might be nice to spend the day exploring the resort before going on your cruise; but then again, you are very close to MK (I'm not really helping ). Good luck with whatever you decide .
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:59 PM   #1237
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I am still debating which floor Woods View to request for next month all based on that open versus enclosed balcony wall. Its our only 43" DS6 that I'm thinking about. Does anyone have pics of the two different types of balconies for comparison? Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:14 PM   #1238
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Hi all! Just finalized a week at WL. DH and I are staying 12/1 - 12/8!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #1239
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if you recently received at 35% off pin... how were you notified? Is it worth calling to see if I have a pin attached to my name?
It is sooooo worth calling! That is how I found out I had the pin. It wasn't until today that I actually received an email informing me of the pin. There was also another pin in the email for free dining but it was only for January to beginning of march.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:16 AM   #1240
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Hi all! Just finalized a week at WL. DH and I are staying 12/1 - 12/8!
OOOH. You'll have to let me know how that time frame is; those are the days I'm thinking of for 2013!
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:02 AM   #1241
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It is sooooo worth calling! That is how I found out I had the pin. It wasn't until today that I actually received an email informing me of the pin. There was also another pin in the email for free dining but it was only for January to beginning of march.
Ditto here. My DH just received the email with the pin and FD offer. I was able to book over the weekend though by the CM looking it up.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:55 AM   #1242
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Which room location (coutyard)?

Just switched resorts from POR to WL. It is my first time at WL and my first deluxe resort...so excited! I am going to be there from 10th of Dec. to the 17th with my DH, DS2 and DS5. Can't wait to see all the Christmas decorations.

Need some advise on which rooms to request. I booked a courtyard room. I was going to ask to be facing inner courtyard and to be on the 5th floor. I just don't know which room location to ask for, North wing, south wing or lobby (bear faced). I am concerned by the noise of lobby (WCC) or pool (afternoon activities). I like the views better on the South side but don't know if it is too far of a hike to all amenities (lobby, bus, boat.) North side seems more convenient but the view of the lake seems to be hidden by the trees. Are the lobby rooms noisy? Help would be much appreciated, thanks!
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I see on the first page that the boat between MK and WL runs until an hour after the park closes. Does that include evening EMH and party nights? So if EMH ends at 1AM, the boat will be running?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:37 AM   #1244
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Just switched resorts from POR to WL. It is my first time at WL and my first deluxe resort...so excited! I am going to be there from 10th of Dec. to the 17th with my DH, DS2 and DS5. Can't wait to see all the Christmas decorations.

Need some advise on which rooms to request. I booked a courtyard room. I was going to ask to be facing inner courtyard and to be on the 5th floor. I just don't know which room location to ask for, North wing, south wing or lobby (bear faced). I am concerned by the noise of lobby (WCC) or pool (afternoon activities). I like the views better on the South side but don't know if it is too far of a hike to all amenities (lobby, bus, boat.) North side seems more convenient but the view of the lake seems to be hidden by the trees. Are the lobby rooms noisy? Help would be much appreciated, thanks!
Welcome, I think you have chosen a wonderful resort. In our experience, we REALLY enjoyed having a lobby room. The view from the room and while walking down the hallway impressed us for 10 days.


We were there during a low crowd time, but we really enjoyed the lobby room. We could however occasionally hear noise from WCC in the lobby.

We previously stayed in room 6025, which is a Courtyard view about halfway down the North Wing of the hotel, and it had a beautiful view of the pool and Bay Lake.


It was possible to hear noise from the pool from this room, although it was probably quieter than a lower floor or a non-enclosed balcony would have been.

For us, our "perfect room" would be a bear face room so that we would get to have the best view out both ends of the room. The view looking straight out toward Bay Lake is just beautiful.

If someone wanted the quetest possible Courtyard View option though, a South side Courtyard view facing South towards the Hidden Springs pool might be preferable, but that would be for someone more concerned about noise than we are. For Woods View, being on the North side of the North wing with a view of Wishes has appeal.

The biggest thing to remember is WL is a comparatively small resort, so no matter where you end up you won't be too far from anything. We feel room locations at WL are basically just different flavors of perfection, and by trying a different location we found things we liked we wouldn't have even known about. Enjoy your stay, it should be great.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:40 AM   #1245
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I see on the first page that the boat between MK and WL runs until an hour after the park closes. Does that include evening EMH and party nights? So if EMH ends at 1AM, the boat will be running?
We did this in September. We enjoyed the boat after EMH ended about midnight. We also took advantage of knowing that the boats were running so we could visit another resort later at night, then take a bus to MK and the boat back to WL, even if we didn't go to MK for the EMH or Party.
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