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Old 04-12-2008, 09:46 AM   #616
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Do the standard rooms have privacy dividers between the beds?

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Old 04-12-2008, 10:18 AM   #617
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Do the standard rooms have privacy dividers between the beds?
Nope there are no privacy dividers between the beds in any of the rooms at Wilderness Lodge, nor in any of the other Disney resorts I've stayed in.

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Old 04-12-2008, 11:40 AM   #618
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I had a question about room requests. I see so much information about preferred views at WL, but not any specifics on VWL.

We are booked for a 1 bedroom at VWL. I don't want to go out on my balcony and just see trees or roads or parking lots. I don't mind looking at a creek, a pool, a lake, a meadow, a path or anything that may have some "action". So what should I request? Any particular building or a name for such a preferred view?

I would appreciate any help here. I don't want to be disappointed by a view of trees, roads, etc.

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Old 04-12-2008, 12:15 PM   #619
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Sorry but you may be disappointed with your stay at the Villas. There is only one building, 90% of the views are of the woods.

Most DVC members that own at Wilderness Lodge prefer a view of the woods. You will not have a view of the parking lot or road but there is a good possibility you will have a view of the Woods. Some units have obstructed views throught the trees of the lake or may over look Hidden Springs Pool but it would be the luck of the room assignment with your request.

There isn't a preferred view category to request or to book.

You may want to request near the elevator overlooking the pool but remember this would just be a request not guaranteed.

I hope this doesn't make you doubt your decision to stay at the Villas, it is a beautiful resort but I don't want you to be disappointed either.

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Old 04-12-2008, 12:26 PM   #620
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I'm so glad you enjoyed your first deluxe stay and that it was at Wilderness Lodge. Hopefully the diaper-age children were using the required to wear swim piapers.

A tip for your next stay if the hot tubs are too busy over at the Lodge, just walk over to the Villas the hot tub there is usually empty, it is also rather secluded.

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Great tip on the hot tubs at the Villas. We were at the Wilderness Lodge in August and the hot tubs stayed busy, except for the one that was incredibly hot!!
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Loved the night time water parade which we viewed from the windy/cool beach and the view of the fireworks from the beach. It was spectacular.
I look forward to this soooo much-but I'm hoping from my balcony because DS will be most likely asleep by that time (but, if he's awake, we'll be hitting the beach!)

I did not think you could see the fireworks from the beach! That is so cool.
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Hi MagicInMyHeart,

Thank you for the "head's up." I think I could be just fine with an obstructed view of the lake, but it sounds like maybe a request for a pool view would be best.

I am sure that we will completely love our stay at VWL no matter the view. Any initial disappointment would quickly be replaced with pure ecstacy that we are simply there.

Does having a view of trees happen to increase our chances of seeing deer, bunnies, etc.? That would be some "action" I wouldn't mind seeing either.

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Old 04-12-2008, 02:40 PM   #624
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We have seen many deer, rabbits, wild turkeys, armadillos, ducks & hawks just setting out on our balcony.

Oh and last trip I also saw a snake and a mouse, actually is wasn't a mouse it was a rat but I have heard that there is a new resident cat over at the Villas his/her name is Lodgeloafer. Hopefully Lodgeloafer will take care of Mickey's freeloading relatives.
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Does anyone know if WL offers some sort of in room treat? Along the lines of the chocolate characters offered at the GF or the chocolate monorail available at the CR or the chocolate giraffe/zebra striped strawberries at AKL. I have my fingers crossed!! Also, does anyone have a copy of the private dining menu? And last question, is there anywhere on the beach or in some other "pretty" area of the resort that we could grab some food from Roaring Forks and then make our way to for a sort of picnic experience? TIA!!
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we have found a chocolate canoe with three candies inside on the last two trip to WL
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I'm so glad you enjoyed your first deluxe stay and that it was at Wilderness Lodge. Hopefully the diaper-age children were using the required to wear swim piapers.

A tip for your next stay if the hot tubs are too busy over at the Lodge, just walk over to the Villas the hot tub there is usually empty, it is also rather secluded.

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Beckie - thanks for so much info on the WL - this whole thread made the visit so much fun to anticipate & when we got there I just kept glancing around in amazement at everything. I just wish the visit had been longer as I really wanted to take the lodge tour. Will try to talk DH into another mini-trip in the fall before the AP's run out as I'd love to be in another section of the lodge just to be able to enjoy other aspects of it.

As far as the hot tubs - didn't look like the kids had swim diapers on, but no one was really watching anything that was going on around the hot tub - saw some glass glasses out there too, which was really scarey!! I don't even take glass out around my hot tub here at home.........I'm too clumsy................LOL

Again - thanks to all the posters who gave us so much information and made our trip thoroughly relaxing & enjoyable. Hope your next trip is as much fun as ours was.....................
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I know I should read all 40 some pages, but I have read the first one about room asking for room areas and I am too lazy (along with having to feed my baby soon) to read through them all, so I will just ask my question and hope it hasn't been asked a million times. (Maybe someone can point me to the right page with the answer. )

I have an idea of the area of the WL I want to be in. This is our first trip to the WL and we will have 2 rooms with my kids and their grandparents. We would like to make this a magical trip if we can. (Isn't it always magical at disney! )

Anyway, when is the best time to request a certain room area? Do you call the resort? What number? The main number listed on the first page for the resort? Or do you fax the front desk? What is that number for the WL?

Any help and suggestion on the best way to try and get a good room would be appreciated along with any stories and ways you were able to get yours in the past.
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I know I should read all 40 some pages, but I have read the first one about room asking for room areas and I am too lazy (along with having to feed my baby soon) to read through them all, so I will just ask my question and hope it hasn't been asked a million times. (Maybe someone can point me to the right page with the answer. )

I have an idea of the area of the WL I want to be in. This is our first trip to the WL and we will have 2 rooms with my kids and their grandparents. We would like to make this a magical trip if we can. (Isn't it always magical at disney! )

Anyway, when is the best time to request a certain room area? Do you call the resort? What number? The main number listed on the first page for the resort? Or do you fax the front desk? What is that number for the WL?

Any help and suggestion on the best way to try and get a good room would be appreciated along with any stories and ways you were able to get yours in the past.

When you make your reservations is probably the best time to make your room requests, but it's not too late to do it now. If you booked through a TA, call them and have them add it to your ressie. If you booked directly through Disney, call them and have them add your request to your ressie.

If you look on the first page of this thread, I believe there is a link to the map of WL. You can get a good idea of where you want to be based on that. Which view did you get? Standard? Woods? Courtyard? If you let us know what view you have, we can better help you in terms of recommending more specific locations in the resort.
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Thanks so much for the reply homeschoolmom. We have 2 woods view rooms. They have on there already to request they be connected since the children in the other room are ours. According to the first page, it looks like if I want to hopefully get a view of the magic kingdom (or at least the fireworks through the trees) that the best thing to request would be the northside overlooking otter pond. Is that right??
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