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Old 05-08-2013, 10:27 AM   #3436
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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!
Sounds like fun. If you stay much longer you might have to upgrade to a pontoon for your transfers to move 15 days worth of stuff! It is great that you didn't have to shorten WL or CR, so extra Disney is all good.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:08 PM   #3438
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We do understand and I think sometimes we may know more than some CMs - we're also a bit obsessed with all these details. It's all good but can lead to some confusion. I still haven't had a WDTC CM know why I request an odd numbered room at CR, but I tell them why and now some know

So the confusion here seems to be with Inner and VWL Courtyard, and yes, as Anna confirmed, there are both. If you want to request a view of the WL courtyard, just request an INNER or WL Courtyard View room. It may not appear on your confirmation, so for peace of mind, just call back about a week before your arrival and ask the WDTC CM to tell you what request is in your reservation. When you check-in just ask again to confirm. Requests can't be guaranteed, but the WL Room Assignor does a wonderful job.
Yes, the confusion is with Inner and VWL courtyard. But I am not confused CM's are!

Anyway I am happy now....it was noted correctly on my confirmation.
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[QUOTE=WDWKOOK;48332697]I think geek translates to enthusiastic when it involves Disney - at least I hope so

Really?! Where did you guys work in the 90s? Was he this enthusiastic about making beds and cleaning back then?/QUOTE]

No, we were in Guest Relations together and he was a Tour Guide. Its been a few years, but it's got to be him!!
He left for a bit to do some acting, and I caught some commercials he did.
He was a really nice guy.
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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!
Hey Kook, if you decide to add even more and do 3 more days, make sure to add the AKL Club to the mix.

So my wife is leaving her job and (amongst other things), she is looking into doing the whole Disney TA thing from home. One of the things she's missing is a Disney cruise. So we're looking at cancelling the September Poly trip, and doing the new Disney Fantasy instead, which overlaps the dates almost exactly. We do want to come down a day early to not have to rush to catch the boat, soooooo we have some extra DVC points laying around, and there is VWL studio availability.

Can anyone give a reason why WL wouldn't be a good choice for a one-night villa stay in late September? I know we won't REALLY be able to experience it as we should, but at least it will be a little taste of the Lodge! We can scratch it off our Deluxe bucket list. (But then we'll have to add the Poly back on!)

I might as well also ask now if there is any general room request that people suggest. It's surprising there is only one category for each room size. Of course for one night it probably doesn't make a big difference.

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Old 05-08-2013, 04:06 PM   #3441
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Does anyone have any information on the rehab schedule for the Yellowstone and Yosemite suites at the lodge?

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Old 05-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #3442
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I can. What do I ned to do? Just shoot me a pm and we can figure something out. I'll be bringing my laptop with me so I should be able to log in and check email (I'm assuming they have free wifi there).


Anyone also checking in on saturday want to do a dismeet?

I just checked the weather and it's supposed to be 90 this weekend A definite change from the 60s we've been enjoying in NC!
Oh, I was just wondering if you were going to post some updates to us while you're at WL. Some post photos or talk about what they did or ate that day. Nothing formal, just making us all feel like we're right there with you

If no one responds, you can check the Lodgers' Log on the first page to see if anyone overlaps with you and then you can PM them to try to meet.

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Sounds like fun. If you stay much longer you might have to upgrade to a pontoon for your transfers to move 15 days worth of stuff! It is great that you didn't have to shorten WL or CR, so extra Disney is all good.
A pontoon would be perfect - or that Pirate Cruise boat would work

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Yes, the confusion is with Inner and VWL courtyard. But I am not confused CM's are!

Anyway I am happy now....it was noted correctly on my confirmation.
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No, we were in Guest Relations together and he was a Tour Guide. Its been a few years, but it's got to be him!!
He left for a bit to do some acting, and I caught some commercials he did.
He was a really nice guy.
That is so neat, but he'll always be remembered for the bed wedge. Do you miss being a CM?

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Hey Kook, if you decide to add even more and do 3 more days, make sure to add the AKL Club to the mix.

So my wife is leaving her job and (amongst other things), she is looking into doing the whole Disney TA thing from home. One of the things she's missing is a Disney cruise. So we're looking at cancelling the September Poly trip, and doing the new Disney Fantasy instead, which overlaps the dates almost exactly. We do want to come down a day early to not have to rush to catch the boat, soooooo we have some extra DVC points laying around, and there is VWL studio availability.

Can anyone give a reason why WL wouldn't be a good choice for a one-night villa stay in late September? I know we won't REALLY be able to experience it as we should, but at least it will be a little taste of the Lodge! We can scratch it off our Deluxe bucket list. (But then we'll have to add the Poly back on!)

I might as well also ask now if there is any general room request that people suggest. It's surprising there is only one category for each room size. Of course for one night it probably doesn't make a big difference.

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You're too funny, but no, I'm not adding 3 more days and no, why would I tell you not to stay one night at VWL?! How exciting that your DW might become a TA! Some like to request a high floor that looks out toward Bay Lake

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Does anyone have any information on the rehab schedule for the Yellowstone and Yosemite suites at the lodge?

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All WL rooms were rehabbed last year. The suites were rehabbed last spring, but I don't have any updated photos of them. I will try to get some in July though.
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We stayed in the suite in October and it was not rehabbed. It was almost exactly the same as ten years earlier. I was told that it was going to be this summer but can't seem to get a confirmation on that.
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We stayed in the suite in October and it was not rehabbed. It was almost exactly the same as ten years earlier. I was told that it was going to be this summer but can't seem to get a confirmation on that.
Thank you so much for posting that information, floridafam. I am going to update the first page to include this. I have no idea then why they weren't rehabbed. Which suite were you in in October? Would the IPO know when they might be rehabbed? I could ask them if that might help.
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You're too funny, but no, I'm not adding 3 more days and no, why would I tell you not to stay one night at VWL?! How exciting that your DW might become a TA! Some like to request a high floor that looks out toward Bay Lake
Thanks!

Yeah, I didn't really think you would say not to stay at VWL.
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WDWKOOK I blame you for this haha!! We just took advantage of the 30% Visa Discount to switch our first 3 nights over to the Polynesian Club Level - Garden View. We have never stayed there before and so super excited to try it.

Still equally as excited to be going back home for the remainder of our stay at the Wilderness Lodge. I am not sure if its because it was the first resort we stayed at or the amazing experience we had when we went back for our honeymoon but it sure holds a special place for us.

So we will now be at the Poly Club 9/2 - 9/5 and then WL Club 9/5 - 9/11. Yay!!!!
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Yeah, I didn't really think you would say not to stay at VWL.
HA! I am rather partial to Bay Lake, in a split stay kind of way. Are you thinking of booking the Studio or One Bedroom?

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WDWKOOK I blame you for this haha!! We just took advantage of the 30% Visa Discount to switch our first 3 nights over to the Polynesian Club Level - Garden View. We have never stayed there before and so super excited to try it.

Still equally as excited to be going back home for the remainder of our stay at the Wilderness Lodge. I am not sure if its because it was the first resort we stayed at or the amazing experience we had when we went back for our honeymoon but it sure holds a special place for us.

So we will now be at the Poly Club 9/2 - 9/5 and then WL Club 9/5 - 9/11. Yay!!!!

Fine, I'll take all the split stay blame and I even updated your Log entry. But, when are you adding CR/CL?
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WDWKOOK,

We stayed in the Yosemite Suite. If you can find out any information, please let me know.

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Fine, I'll take all the split stay blame and I even updated your Log entry. But, when are you adding CR/CL?
Haha! I wish!! We stayed there for our first night in 2011 and DH isn't a big fan. Hoping to one day talk him in to giving BLT a try though!

I am envious of your 15 nights - would be so awesome to be away from work for that long! I hope your trip is fantastic! :-)
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