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Old 09-08-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Picture This: A WILDERNESS LODGE PICTORIAL OVERVIEW

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This Trip Report covers our most recent stay from July 31 - August 10, 2013 at Wilderness Lodge's wonderful Old Faithful Club.

Unlike my previous Trip Reports that were more in-depth reviews, this Trip Report is a pictorial overview of Wilderness Lodge and the Villas. I have included links below to my other two 2012 Trip Reports that cover WL and FW in more depth and detail. There is also a link to the Wilderness Lodge information thread where I hope you'll pull-up a rocker and join us anytime. There are many photos and lots of information on WL/VWL on the first page. Please feel free to post to this TR any questions you might have. We will be returning to Wilderness Lodge Christmas 2013 and I will post my photos to the Wilderness Lodge thread.




WDWKOOK'S BAY LAKE RESORT TRIP REPORTS AND THREADS:

WL/CL TRIP REPORT 8/12

WL/CL TRIP REPORT 4/12

2014 WL/VWL INFORMATION THREAD

BAY LAKE TOWER TRIP REPORT 8/12

2013 CR/BLT INFORMATION THREAD




















YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT YOUR DESTINATION...












HOME AT LAST...















LET'S GO PARK THE CAR...














FINALLY, THE LOBBY...






















NEW LOBBY CHAIRS:

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Old 09-08-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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BELL SERVICES...








QUAINT TELEPHONE AREA WITH PRIVATE ROOM...


















LET'S HEAD ON OVER TO THE VILLAS...





























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Old 09-08-2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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LET'S EXPLORE THE BACKYARD...



























BOATS TO MK AND CR/FW...





MARINA AND RECREATION...



















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Old 09-08-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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TRANSPORTATION...

















UMMM, BUSES/BOATS/DME...



















FROM EPCOT...




THE TTC/MK FERRY GOING INTO DRY DOCK. THE MONORAIL CAN BE ACCESSED BY TAKING THE BLUE FLAG BOAT TO CR OR RED FLAG BOAT TO MK...




PATHS TO FW...




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Old 09-08-2013, 04:55 PM   #5
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THE OLD FAITHFUL CLUB: CLUB LEVEL...





VIEWS:









BREAKFAST:


















SNACKS:









APPETIZERS/DESSERTS...






















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Old 09-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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YELLOWSTONE/PRESIDENTIAL SUITE, ROOM 7123, POST-REHAB...
























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Old 09-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #7
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WL ROOM VIEWS...


WINDOW CLEANER-SOUTH WING:





WOODS VIEW FROM 7TH FLOOR HALLWAY, WEST END OF NORTH WING LOOKING STRAIGHT DOWN:




LOOKING OUT:





FRONT OF WOODS VIEW ROOMS AND DELUXE ROOMS AT END OF NORTH WING:





VIEW FROM PUBLIC BALCONY WHICH IS NEXT TO STANDARD VIEW ROOM AND OVERLOOKS THE PORT COCHERE. THIS BALCONY HAS GREAT VIEWS AND I'VE NEVER ENCOUNTERED ANYONE ELSE ON IT:

















ROOM 7127-CLUB LEVEL. SIMILAR VIEW FOR BEAR-FACE ROOMS, VP AND PRESIDENTIAL SUITES:












CURRENT RESORT-BRANDED MERCHANDISE AT THE MERCANTILE:












GROCERIES AT THE MERCANTILE:
















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Old 09-08-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
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LET'S TAKE THE WONDERS OF THE WILDERNESS LODGE (AND VWL) TOUR.

MEETS AT THE WL LOBBY FIREPLACE AT 0900, WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY. TOUR IS FREE AND LASTS ONE HOUR. MORE INFORMATION.




RANGER JACK, OUR TOUR GUIDE:





LET'S WALK OVER TO THE VILLAS AND THE CAROLWOOD PACIFIC ROOM:








BACK TO THE LODGE AND TERRITORY LOUNGE:












THE CEILING:












NEXT DOOR AT ARTIST POINT:










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Old 09-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #9
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ALL WL ROOMS RECEIVED A SOFT GOODS REHAB IN 2012. IT IS RUMORED THAT THE VILLAS WILL BE REHABBED IN 2014.


ROOM 7127:

















































ALL RECALLED WL REFRIGERATORS WERE REPLACED IN JULY 2013:















VAN, A WL CRAFTSMAN AND ORIGINAL WDW CAST MEMBER, (HE HELPED BUILD THE UTILIDORS), WHO BUILT THIS CABINET HIMSELF. HE IS ONE OF MANY TALENTED AND SPECIAL CAST MEMBERS AT WL AND VWL AND HE IS NOT BLURRY IN PERSON:





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Old 09-08-2013, 05:41 PM   #10
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KOOK You are killing me right now, you know that, right???
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:49 PM   #11
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Kook, great pictures!!!! You just got us so excited for our Halloween trip to WL- CL. Can't wait to get back!!!
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:51 PM   #12
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KOOK Fantastic! OMG WL is tugging on my RC gene bad.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:17 PM   #13
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Love all the pics!! Will have to remember to look for that hidden gem balcony!
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:26 PM   #14
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LOVE the pics and they make me anxious for our return in November, but... but... No trip report?? Please...
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:52 PM   #15
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Kook, After the friendly invite on the CR thread I had to pop in and see your pics! They. Are. Gorgeous! Great job as usual!
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