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Old 05-23-2003, 12:42 PM   #1
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NEW (and IMPROVED, if THAT's possible!)Wilderness Lodge FAQ

Well, ye faithful readers, old and new, of our sacred (and humble) Wilderness Lodge thread, filled with tidbits, suggestions, helpful hints, and hilarities...it's hard to believe that the ORIGINAL WL FAQ thread was begun a year ago !!

By overwhelming request, I hereby am up to the challenge, of seeking a new journey into the [sometimes] unknown...unfortunately, it seems that we must trudge along without the INDESCRIBEABLE services and talents of askmickey and 999ghsts, whose dedication make the 1st FAQ thread utterly successful.

So, get out your hiking gear, your compasses, and your Coleman lantern, cuz' we are on a WONDERFUL trek to the GREAT NORTHWEST......

I have provided a link to the old WL FAQ thread...
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...5&pagenumber=1

(c'mon, WL VETS, I know you're are out there...we need to convert the "newbies" !!All questions, stories, pix, and trip reports welcome!)
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Old 05-23-2003, 01:01 PM   #2
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Just wanted to say we love the WL.

Stayed there last October and it was a great vacation.

We are going to AKL in October and are thinking about adding a few days at WL at the end of our trip.
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Old 05-23-2003, 01:35 PM   #3
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Talking Oh yeah!!!!!

I want to know everything there is to know about this resort! We are finally staying there for our FIRST time, this August. While we go visit everytime we're at WDW, obviously it's not the same. In fact, DH said the first time he walked into the resort "Someday we are staying here!"

We have a standard room with bunks. I know the kids will love that! I didn't request any special section, because I have no idea. I'm just thrilled to be there!

So, what do I need to know to be a WL Expert????
Thanks kimmar067, for starting this, I would of never made it though the other one. I was only on page 10 out of 149!!
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I'm glad to see this thread is renewing itself. I can't wait to see the WL on the Travel Channel this weekend. I think it will help me finally make up my mind for our trip in November. After seeing the pictures on various sites of the Christmas decorations it really seems like it would be a great place to be at that time of the year.

My dad, who will be going with me and my 3 daughters, is not too positive about the transportation deal at WL, but I'm thinking that we're going right before Thanksgiving (leaving WDW on Thanksgiving day) so there probably won't be much of a crowd at all. Anyway, I'm paying so it's up to me!!
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Wilderness Lodge pool

How is the pool at Wilderness Lodge? It looks really pretty. Only thing, the slide looks really short. Are the pictures not doing it justice?
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Old 05-23-2003, 03:18 PM   #6
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We'll be staying at WL next month for the very first time, and I'M SO EXCITED!!! We ate at Whispering Canyon on our first trip to WDW years ago, and DH and I have always dreamed of staying at WL, but with 2 kids, paying for 4 airfares, 4 park admissions, 4 meals, etc. we just couldn't afford it. But we got bumped from POFQ this year and got WL at an incredible price, so we're finally staying there!!

I just hope we get to be flag family; I'm even packing DH's and the boys' Boy Scout shirts so they'll look real "official" if we get to do it.

Did I tell you that I'M SO EXCITED?!!!!
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Hello, we've stayed at the WL three times and have run the trails pretty much every day. On one post we read, someone mentioned an otter pond and otters. Where is this pond and are there real otters, As I said, my husband and I have done our running around the trails, but never saw a pond or any otters. Please let us know about this. Thanks

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Thumbs up Woodsview room

Anyone know a good room # or area to request on a upper floor to possibly be able to see the MK? Non-smoking too. I started going through the old FAQ but its huge!
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Thumbs up Bumping this back up

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Old 05-24-2003, 08:50 AM   #10
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great room with view of fireworks

We were in room #5012. This is a woods view room with bunkbeds and a great view of MK and the fireworks. My SIL and BIL were in room #5014 with same view and two queen beds. We tried to stay at MK to see the fireworks on our first full day, but my boys got too tired. We returned to WL around 3pm and were thrilled to be able to see the fireworks from our balcony later that evening. My youngest still remembers watching the fireworks from the balcony and talks about it often.
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At 9:35 pm go down to the beach area or the boat dock to see
a cute parade on the water--I forget the name of it--but the kids will enjoy it. Then a few minutes later you will have a pretty good view of the fireworks.
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it's called...

...the Electric Water Pageant, and it's accompanied to music. There are 2 parts: the first part is a variety of animals, and the 2nd part is a "patriotic" theme....you can also see it from many of the balconies.

As for the otter pond...YES, it does exists. However,there isn't guest access to it. You can view it if you request a North Wing woodsview room. It is located to the north of the "outer" north wing section. Those otters are shy critters, and, even if you have access to one of these rooms, it still does not guarantee that you will see any of those four-legged friends!

Amy, I am so excited for you! Make sure you request to be a "Flag Family" AS SOON AS YOU CHECK IN, as it gets booked up pretty quickly. Also, expect to spend about 45 minutes "doing" this "ceremony".....
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just...

..a little bump!

HAPPY MEMORIAL WEEKEND, ALL!!
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We stayed in room 7046--great view of the castle and Fireworks!!
Total cost per night was $199--upgrade at check in. What is the usual rack rate for this type of concierge service?? I felt that I got a great deal--what do you think??
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gogoofygo....

...was the $199 with tax included? If so, that was a VERY good rate!!
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