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Old 08-16-2013, 10:31 PM   #1531
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Love love love the thread.

We just booked (well changed) our Dec 22-29 reservations to Wilderness Lodge Club Level. Can not wait and after going over this thread I am even more excited.

Thanks for the tipping tips, but what about Club Level turn down? This is part of the reservation and I was thinking I would do $1 a bed and $3 for the lodge keepers each day (3 of us traveling).This is 2 separate envelopes labeled correctly, right?

Also would love the answer about Boat and busses for pre-opening ADR's
I am guessing with Club Level I can consult the IPO on these q's right?

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officially 29 days away!

we will be honeymooning at the WL this coming september - 29 days away - and it's our first stay at the lodge.
what are your *FAVORITE* must-do things while staying at the wilderness lodge?

i'm so excited! can't believe we'll be there in under a month!
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:49 AM   #1537
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So excited for our next WL stay! We're doing something new this trip and have a pre-opening ADR at MK. If the park opens at 9, what time will the boat to MK start running? I know busses start fairly early, but we never tried to take an early boat.

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Love love love the thread.


Also would love the answer about Boat and busses for pre-opening ADR's
I am guessing with Club Level I can consult the IPO on these q's right?

Thanks
Anything and everything you ever wanted to know about WL transportation can be found on Page 1, Post 10 of this wonderfully awesome thread, thank u Kook!!
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:37 AM   #1538
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we will be honeymooning at the WL this coming september - 29 days away - and it's our first stay at the lodge.
what are your *FAVORITE* must-do things while staying at the wilderness lodge?

i'm so excited! can't believe we'll be there in under a month!
This would be such a great resort for a honeymoon.

One of my favorite things to do at the WL is to go to the Hidden Springs pool by the villas. It has these really cool bubbling springs coming up from the bottom and it feels so relaxing to float in the bubbling water. There is a huge hot tub over there, lots of shade, and no loud pool party music.

One of the things we didn't get to do last time, but definitely will do when we are there in December is to go to the Territory Lounge for cheese fondue or whatever appetizer looks good, along with some berry cobbler. Yum.

And a nice, romantic thing I saw was couples sitting in the hot tub watching the geyser go off and looking out at Bay Lake. There are two hot tubs by the main pool and hopefully the little kids will stay out of the "romantic" one.
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I read the transportation post on the first page and just want to confirm....

We need to be at MK over an hour before park opening. So we'll need to either take a bus, or a boat to contemporary and walk over? There won't be any boats directly to MK at that time?
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I read the transportation post on the first page and just want to confirm....

We need to be at MK over an hour before park opening. So we'll need to either take a bus, or a boat to contemporary and walk over? There won't be any boats directly to MK at that time?
You might be better off with the bus. The early bus for breakfast ADR's starts running at 6:30am.
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Can someone confirm that you are able to request bed rails?

Though I'm thinking my son (4) might end up with me and my husband will take the other bed.

And another question with regards to room requests. I'm not too picky about location (we have a woods view booked) but I would prefer the room to be quieter and have an open balcony so DS can look out. I hope there are rooms that would meet my request.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:08 AM   #1542
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Can someone confirm that you are able to request bed rails?

Though I'm thinking my son (4) might end up with me and my husband will take the other bed.

And another question with regards to room requests. I'm not too picky about location (we have a woods view booked) but I would prefer the room to be quieter and have an open balcony so DS can look out. I hope there are rooms that would meet my request.
You can request bed rails and you can also request a step stool so that your son can reach the sink.

We had a woods view room in the north wing and we could hear the boat whistles and the Electric Water Pagent. Otherwise, it was quiet. Kids are usually so exhausted from their busy days that they often don't hear anything once they fall asleep.

As long as you get a woods view room that is fifth floor or lower, you'll have an open balcony.

ETA: Looking at the room map and photos, it looks like the only woods views room with closed balconies are on the 6th floor of the north wing. It looks like all the other woods view rooms all have open balconies. Does anyone know if that is correct? The woods view rooms that are facing the villas and are over the lobby look like they all have open balconies.
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You can request bed rails and you can also request a step stool so that your son can reach the sink.

We had a woods view room in the north wing and we could hear the boat whistles and the Electric Water Pagent. Otherwise, it was quiet. Kids are usually so exhausted from their busy days that they often don't hear anything once they fall asleep.

As long as you get a woods view room that is fifth floor or lower, you'll have an open balcony.
I never dared hope for a step stool!! I'm already bringing a portable potty seat. LOL That's great!

And I'll mention my requests upon check-in and hope for the best. I still have lots of time, as my trip isn't until November.
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we will be honeymooning at the WL this coming september - 29 days away - and it's our first stay at the lodge.
what are your *FAVORITE* must-do things while staying at the wilderness lodge?

i'm so excited! can't believe we'll be there in under a month!
This maybe silly but I simply love it when we come back to the Lodge late at night (or very early morning ) and no one is around. It is so serenely quiet. You feel like you are the only ones there. We usually stop in the grand lobby and just soak it in.

I also love walking down the hallway to our room. The Lodge has such a wonderful scent.

P.S. - I love your photo!!
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