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Old 05-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #3406
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You can always switch over prior to the discount coming out and then just have the discount applied when it's released.
Will this actually reserve the room? I was under the impression that even if I had a standard view room reserved, there are a certain number of room set aside for free dining, and I would still need to hope for availability. That's why I haven't changed it to WL yet. Do you think I have a better chance of getting the room that I want if I change the reservation before the FD comes out?
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #3407
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Everything you've wanted to know about being a Mousekeeper at VWL! You'll even learn what a bed wedge is!

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:18 PM   #3408
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I will freely admit to not having read this entire thread, so maybe this has been asked and answered. If so, I'm sorry.

Does anyone know when the Christmas decorations go up at WL? We are looking at Nov 8-22 in 2014. This will be our second trip to WDW and last time we stayed at WL and loved it. I was thinking we should stay somewhere else, but I think from photos that WL is the best decorated deluxe for Christmas, and totally our style. I think I'd regret being elsewhere if Christmas decorations are up.
This past T'giving we arrived the Sunday before the holiday and it was all decorated, but this year Thanksgiving is very late so it's difficult to say for certain if it will be up before the 22nd.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:03 AM   #3409
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Everything you've wanted to know about being a Mousekeeper at VWL! You'll even learn what a bed wedge is!

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Thanks for the link. Chris is a bit of a geek but good video.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #3410
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Will this actually reserve the room? I was under the impression that even if I had a standard view room reserved, there are a certain number of room set aside for free dining, and I would still need to hope for availability. That's why I haven't changed it to WL yet. Do you think I have a better chance of getting the room that I want if I change the reservation before the FD comes out?
It will reserve the room, it's just a matter of having the discount applied. Each hotel only has a certain number of each room type for the discount, you're correct, but is think your chances are good!
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:07 PM   #3411
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Hope everyone is having a good start to the week. Since we were buried at the bottom of page two, I'll regale you with my latest Resort Addition

Added 3 more nights up front to our Sea Raycer Split Stay of CR and WL (so now it's a trifecta split Sea Raycer stay). Booked 3 nights Poly CL/LV using the military rate. We've stayed a couple of times there, but never CL, (I always chicken out and cancel). Since I didn't have to shorten CR or WL, I'm not as apprehensive about booking and keeping Poly this time. DH joked that we'll have to pretend we're from the UK since we're staying 15 nights. Cheerio!
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:59 PM   #3412
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Well - after I was able to save $1,000 on our existing VWL ressie for September, we will definitely be coming home! Can't wait - this will be our fourth time staying here - my husband even has his own theme music (The theme song to the commercial "Beef - it's whats for dinner!)

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:14 PM   #3413
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Well - after I was able to save $1,000 on our existing VWL ressie for September, we will definitely be coming home! Can't wait - this will be our fourth time staying here - my husband even has his own theme music (The theme song to the commercial "Beef - it's whats for dinner!)

Can't wait!
That's one of the songs they play in the lobby. There's a whole playlist out there for the WL (it's probably linked in this thread somewhere). I had it in iTunes and now have it in Spotify or Rdio.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:36 AM   #3414
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Well - after I was able to save $1,000 on our existing VWL ressie for September, we will definitely be coming home! Can't wait - this will be our fourth time staying here - my husband even has his own theme music (The theme song to the commercial "Beef - it's whats for dinner!)

Can't wait!
Congratulations on the nice chunk of change savings. I have a link below for your DH.

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That's one of the songs they play in the lobby. There's a whole playlist out there for the WL (it's probably linked in this thread somewhere). I had it in iTunes and now have it in Spotify or Rdio.
That's Hoedown by Aaron Copland which is on the Appalachian Spring album. Here is the link from the first page to the WL iTunes music via MouseSavers:
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:27 AM   #3415
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To: WDWKOOK..
So you have a Tri-Stay Booked
That sounds awesome!!!!!! So Happy for ya..
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:27 AM   #3416
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I am staying at WL May 24th - June 2nd, and I last stayed there in 1999 and this issue never came up for us. I was hoping that someone could help me, as I can't seem to find a clear answer elsewhere. We are planning to go from WL to Fort Wilderness at least twice during our stay. We have ressies for Hoop Dee Doo, and my DD really wants to try the Archery experience. We will have our car, so we could go that way, but I really prefer not to do that, as it seems silly when the two look like they are so close together.

I can't seem to figure out if there is regular Boat transportation between the two resorts. Also, I know that there is a walking trail, but can anyone tell me how long a walk it is? Knowing if it is a 5-10 min walk versus a 30 minute trek will help us decide how to proceed.

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:48 AM   #3417
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So you have a Tri-Stay Booked
That sounds awesome!!!!!! So Happy for ya..
Thank you. This split exceeds our usual bi-stay

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I am staying at WL May 24th - June 2nd, and I last stayed there in 1999 and this issue never came up for us. I was hoping that someone could help me, as I can't seem to find a clear answer elsewhere. We are planning to go from WL to Fort Wilderness at least twice during our stay. We have ressies for Hoop Dee Doo, and my DD really wants to try the Archery experience. We will have our car, so we could go that way, but I really prefer not to do that, as it seems silly when the two look like they are so close together.

I can't seem to figure out if there is regular Boat transportation between the two resorts. Also, I know that there is a walking trail, but can anyone tell me how long a walk it is? Knowing if it is a 5-10 min walk versus a 30 minute trek will help us decide how to proceed.

Any help is appreciated!
Welcome and congratulations on booking. The Blue Flag boat goes to FW about every 20 mins. There is also a FW bus or you can walk and then take an internal FW bus to the Archery Experience. The walk to HDDR or TE is about 20 mins. The AE is further away and you probably wouldn't want to walk there from WL.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:25 AM   #3418
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Changed over to 2 Club level rooms from the deluxe. Figured 2 bathrooms would be better with 6 people. Now just hoping for some type of room discount to come out to give my bank account a little break

Got my email today from IPO so we should be all set. November can't get here soon enough.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:44 AM   #3419
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Changed over to 2 Club level rooms from the deluxe. Figured 2 bathrooms would be better with 6 people. Now just hoping for some type of room discount to come out to give my bank account a little break

Got my email today from IPO so we should be all set. November can't get here soon enough.
That sounds like a great plan for 6 and you can even request a bunk room now, if you'd like. Just email the IPO if you have any room requests such as connecting rooms. Hope you get to apply a discount soon!

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Old 05-07-2013, 10:02 AM   #3420
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Thank you. This split exceeds our usual bi-stay


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What!!!! Geez I blink and this major change happened?!?!

Kook, next time please put out an all-points-bulletin!!! ...unless I missed that too!

It should be a great stay for you! Already looking forward to your reviews!
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