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Old 02-06-2007, 11:57 PM   #31
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Thanks again for all of your great photo's.

We stayed at the Villas at Wilderness Lodge in October. Along for the trip was a very dear friend of mine who has traveled extensively. She has stayed at many of the top hotels in the country including the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island....and even she was "wowed" by the lobby of Wilderness Lodge!
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:13 AM   #32
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Beautiful pictures. I wish I was there.
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:31 AM   #33
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Thanks for posting your pics! We'll be staying at VWL in May - it'll be our first stay at WL and also the kids' first trip to WDW. We haven't told them yet about the trip. When I saw your pictures I had the kids look at them - all I said to them was "look at this hotel - isn't it neat?" and they were jumping up and down saying "can we go there?, lets go there."

Needless to say I think they'll love the WL - thank you so much for posting them. They're the best ones I've seen.

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Old 02-07-2007, 07:34 PM   #34
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Thanks again for all of your great photo's.

We stayed at the Villas at Wilderness Lodge in October. Along for the trip was a very dear friend of mine who has traveled extensively. She has stayed at many of the top hotels in the country including the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island....and even she was "wowed" by the lobby of Wilderness Lodge!
It definitely has that WOW factor - every time I enter!

I remember the hotel you make reference to - it was part of the DVC exchange program - at least the first year I joined (1992) - have never traded out of Disney, and stopped paying attention to the possible trades! Of all the resorts in the brochure at the time, this Mackinac hotel was the only one that captured my attention.
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:42 PM   #35
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Beautiful pictures. I wish I was there.
Hoping my wait list clears for a couple of days in March. Will be in Ft Lauderdale Mon-Wed for business - fortunately for me, the flight though Orlando was the least expensive, so I am sidetracking through Disney for Thu-Fri.

I was commenting to my uncle (also DVC) last week that the first time we went to Disney, we approached it as a "trip of a lifetime". After that trip, it became "the annual Disney vacation" - since DVC and Southwest, it's "I wonder what Southwest is doing this week?"
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:44 PM   #36
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So, when are you going to tell them - and how?

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Thanks for posting your pics! We'll be staying at VWL in May - it'll be our first stay at WL and also the kids' first trip to WDW. We haven't told them yet about the trip. When I saw your pictures I had the kids look at them - all I said to them was "look at this hotel - isn't it neat?" and they were jumping up and down saying "can we go there?, lets go there."

Needless to say I think they'll love the WL - thank you so much for posting them. They're the best ones I've seen.

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The "Surprise the kids" stories are among the most popular on these threads! What's the plan?

If you have time (and transportation) when you are there, show them AKL, too. Kids really thinks having animals as part of the hotel is cool, too.
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:45 PM   #37
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Stunning pictures. I'm a VWL groupie So I'm seriously biased.
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:05 PM   #38
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I love your photos so much! You captured the feeling of the WL. My family and I will never forget walking into that lobby for the first time. We're planning our next trip for Sept. 2008. We can't wait to get back! Thank you for sharing.
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:19 PM   #39
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Awesome pictures! We love the Wilderness Lodge
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The "Surprise the kids" stories are among the most popular on these threads! What's the plan?

If you have time (and transportation) when you are there, show them AKL, too. Kids really thinks having animals as part of the hotel is cool, too.

We're waiting until Easter. Thats about 30 days before we go and we're planning on doing a treasure hunt after the usual egg hunt. The treasure chest will have a pic of WL, disney$$, disney planning dvd, & the custom made maps from Disney. Probably have some other little things just not sure yet.

We are planning on visiting AKL - we really were torn between AKL and WL but we need the space the villas offer and of course the proximity to MK. DH really wanted WL - we can see the animals at AK was his reasoning. Maybe next time we'll try the AKL villas.

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:39 AM   #41
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Thanks for posting the wonderful pics!! Can't wait to go back in September!!!
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:04 AM   #42
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Thanks so much for the awesome pics....

I also love WL...stayed there 2x...
after staying there this nov...with the xmas vibe...

I bought 150 WLV points just so i can go there every year at
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Thanks for the great pics! Can't wait till we get to stay there again!
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Old 02-11-2007, 03:32 PM   #44
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Thanks so much for the awesome pics....

I also love WL...stayed there 2x...
after staying there this nov...with the xmas vibe...

I bought 150 WLV points just so i can go there every year at
holiday time

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You're welcome for the pictures! Since I am never there are Christmas time - maybe you can post some for the rest of us??

Welcome home - to the DVC - it's just the beginning - next up, the Disney Dining Plan for your stay - and planning the meals!! And the 25% off Premium Annual Pass!!
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:56 PM   #45
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Found a few more from another trip

The master bed









Walkways









Out back

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