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Old 07-08-2008, 05:30 PM   #1546
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The extra cost for club level is for the additional service you receive, i.e. the staff making your ADRs, booking tours, arranging things for you while you are there. Disney considers the food offerings secondary.

DH and I stayed at the BWI in a Garden Suite and were paying well over $300 additional a night and there were only appetizers in the lounge. Evening offerings are considered a wine and cheese setting rather than an opportunity for dinner.
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Great pictures! The offerings look fabulous! thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:06 PM   #1548
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It is certainly fine and probably smart to plan on it being only appetizer foods...we did, but the reviews suggested otherwise, so we had hopes. After eating big lunches....Germany, 50s Prime Time, Liberty Tree for instance, we were fine with eating the offerings as a light dinner. WL might very well be the exception there with what they provide. Their items were plain and simply dinner items. Pulled pork with large buns (not just a hamburger bun, but the bigger wheat like kaiser buns), and the other things I mentioned aren't put out there for people to just go have a bite or two before heading off to dinner. Most of the people we saw did in fact treat it as a meal, it was kind of hard not to. With this thread being about WL, I think it is OK for people to plan on what is actually being offered. At some point they may change it, if they decide to. The reviews go way back though as to it always being that way. Drinks and snacks will always be there though, which are the main two items that people tend to go to the grocery store for. Knowing you have a good supply available is a good thing!
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:29 PM   #1549
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I do have one question did you use the planners to help you do any pre planning? If you did what did they help you with. I want to ask for a few things but don't want to be a pain in the butt either.
I too was wondering if you had requested anything special with IPO or if you even used them...I am working with them now to plan my January trip and was just curious on exactly what kinds of things I can request . Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:04 PM   #1550
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We stayed CL at the WL. CR and AKL this trip. While we do eat lightly at night: veggies and one or 2 of the appetizers offered, there were many people who made meals and very big ones at that of the food.At the AKL if you weren't there when the food first came out you were out of luck because the people that were there piled their plates high and left nothing for the rest of us.Even the deserts, instead of taking one of each offered, they took 3 or 4 and emptied the platters w/i minutes. While it is true that the foods offered at the WL were more meal like than appetizer like , how can you take a sampling of a chicken breast when it is covered in sauce and there are no knives to cut it with, the other resorts were sampling sized. The food also seemed to last longer at the WL . Maybe there are less people there staying CL than at the AKL? So if you're not a big eater and a piece of chicken and some veggies fill you up, then dinner can be had at the CL at WL. If you're a meat and potato, fill your plate high type, then make dinner plans also and treat the offerings as your appetizer before your meal, and desert after your meal. You will still save money!

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The extra cost for club level is for the additional service you receive, i.e. the staff making your ADRs, booking tours, arranging things for you while you are there. Disney considers the food offerings secondary.

DH and I stayed at the BWI in a Garden Suite and were paying well over $300 additional a night and there were only appetizers in the lounge. Evening offerings are considered a wine and cheese setting rather than an opportunity for dinner.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:07 PM   #1551
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I sent IPO a list of every ressie I wanted - all ADRs, tours, massage appointment, special Concierge trip at AKL. After they made the initial ressies, I sent any changes I needed and they took care of those as well. We had trouble getting DH booked for the Epcot Segway tour and they kept at it until they got it booked.

Once on-site, they switched around ADRs, booked a pedicure, had my pillows and bedding changed out (I needed hypo-allergenic) and got me some special cereal for breakfast in the lounge. They also used to pick up our packages at the hotel gift shop and deliver them to our room so we didn't have to do it ourselves. It was raining when we arrived and we remarked that we didn't have ponchos and asked where to buy them. They had Bell Services pick them up from the gift shop and deliver them to our room with our luggage and just had them charged to our room.

All in all, INCREDIBLE service. I brought ours a selection of tea bags from our local coffee/tea company and they really seemed to love them. I think they just appreciate being acknowledged.
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This is a great thread!!

First visit is coming up and I would like to know if anyone has purchased beer & wine from the WL Mercantile store? Do you happen to recall the prices for a six pack of beer?
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Just a reminder about CL offerings. The items placed out in the evening are considered appetizers. It is not the intention that they would be enough to be deemed dinner. When IPO sent me the offering list in my packet, they explained that the offerings could be reduced at any time. This has already happened at BWI and Poly due to the large volume of guests making meals out of the evening offerings.

That being said, morning offerings are billed as a "continental breakfast" but there is more than enough there for all but the heartiest eaters. Evening offerings can vary and many resorts are cutting back.
The Lodge has no intentions on reducing their offerings. In fact, the cast members encourage you to take more. Even with the pulled pork, why would they offer king sized buns to go with it if they didn't want you to make a sandwich. Those things are about 4 inches around!

Besides, if there is any left over it goes in the garbage. So we might as well eat and enjoy.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:05 PM   #1554
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This is a great thread!!

First visit is coming up and I would like to know if anyone has purchased beer & wine from the WL Mercantile store? Do you happen to recall the prices for a six pack of beer?
Not sure about the beer, but the wine ranged from about $15.00 for a White Zin up to about $25.00 for the Ironhorse Fairy Tale Cuvee.

Remember, if you purchase a bottle of wine at a restaurant for your dinner, you can have them package what is left (if any ) and you can take it with you back to your room. It works out nice if my DH and I want different wines with dinner, the bottle is not wasted.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:31 PM   #1555
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Haven't been around for almost a week and missed reading this great thread!!

If a thread about WL is so much fun, the Resort must be incredible!

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Old 07-08-2008, 10:32 PM   #1556
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Is there a general use public computer at the WL to print out boarding passes and MORE IMPT than going home, accessing the wdw live entertainment site that won't be updated before I leave on a Saturday? I think it is updated on Sundays?
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:16 AM   #1557
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First visit is coming up and I would like to know if anyone has purchased beer & wine from the WL Mercantile store? Do you happen to recall the prices for a six pack of beer?
Everything is more expensive through WDW. If you use garden grocer or another supermarket delivery service you can get additional food items as well as alcohol (though some won't deliver alcohol). It came in handy with snacks for our picky eater.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:02 AM   #1558
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Dizneykid and Troop o'Goofs - Thanks for your replies!

Looked at a delivery service, $17. for shop + delivery. I don't need groceries, perhaps it would be worth it if the resort prices are high.
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We stayed CL at the WL. CR and AKL this trip. While we do eat lightly at night: veggies and one or 2 of the appetizers offered, there were many people who made meals and very big ones at that of the food.At the AKL if you weren't there when the food first came out you were out of luck because the people that were there piled their plates high and left nothing for the rest of us.Even the deserts, instead of taking one of each offered, they took 3 or 4 and emptied the platters w/i minutes. While it is true that the foods offered at the WL were more meal like than appetizer like , how can you take a sampling of a chicken breast when it is covered in sauce and there are no knives to cut it with, the other resorts were sampling sized. The food also seemed to last longer at the WL . Maybe there are less people there staying CL than at the AKL? So if you're not a big eater and a piece of chicken and some veggies fill you up, then dinner can be had at the CL at WL. If you're a meat and potato, fill your plate high type, then make dinner plans also and treat the offerings as your appetizer before your meal, and desert after your meal. You will still save money!
Very much appreciate all the info from recent stays at WL club level. We either have a late lunch or dinner ressie for 5 of our 7 nights. The other two days we'll probably munch at F&W, and snack at the lodge in the evening. I'm comfortable with our plan, will post our experience after our trip.
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Dizneykid and Troop o'Goofs - Thanks for your replies!

Looked at a delivery service, $17. for shop + delivery. I don't need groceries, perhaps it would be worth it if the resort prices are high.
Too true, we ordered food for my Mother and Father In-Law since they didn't stay at Club Level. We just added items for us to their order
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