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Old 04-15-2008, 04:08 PM   #631
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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??
What you're planning on requesting sounds great! I would just add that you might want to request want an upper level floor so that you'll have a better shot of getting a good view of the fireworks.
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Jr. Suite concierge vs two bedroom villa

Hopefully someone can help me out. I have reservations at the Wilderness Lodge for both the Jr. Suite concierge level and a two bedroom in the villas. The two bedroom is only slightly more expensive, and the jr. suite gives me snacks, etc. throughout my day. With the four teenagers I will be with I think that would be great! However, is the jr. suite big enough????? Don't know what to do. Could someone please advise me as to the layout of the jr. suite as well as the view. Also, does it have a balcony??? I'm DVC so I already know all about the two bedroom layout, but where are they in the resort? Is the two bedroom a lot bigger than the suite, or within reason? Finally, the pool at the resorts are a huge big deal to me, will my teens like this pool? Please help, I know this is the right place to ask. Thanks so much.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:04 PM   #633
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Hopefully someone can help me out. I have reservations at the Wilderness Lodge for both the Jr. Suite concierge level and a two bedroom in the villas. The two bedroom is only slightly more expensive, and the jr. suite gives me snacks, etc. throughout my day. With the four teenagers I will be with I think that would be great! However, is the jr. suite big enough????? Don't know what to do. Could someone please advise me as to the layout of the jr. suite as well as the view. Also, does it have a balcony??? I'm DVC so I already know all about the two bedroom layout, but where are they in the resort? Is the two bedroom a lot bigger than the suite, or within reason? Finally, the pool at the resorts are a huge big deal to me, will my teens like this pool? Please help, I know this is the right place to ask. Thanks so much.
I haven't even stayed at WL yet, but I saw this in my research and thought I'd send it on. Scroll down and you'll see a set of photos for the jr. suite:

http://www.allearsnet.com/acc/g_wl.htm
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:49 PM   #634
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I am going to be upgrading my December trip to the WL CL and I am really looking forward to this trip. DH and I will be celebrating our 7th Anniversary and it is also our Christmas present. My mom will be along with us. DH and I stayed in a CY room last August and just fell in love with the WL , so I am really looking forward to staying CL for the first and probably only time.

Can anyone tell me about the fully handicapped accessible rooms at this level, do they have different views, do they only have King beds or are there any with 2 Queens. I can't find a Special needs CM that knows, I have been told several different things. I don't want the 3 of us to show up and not have enough room. I have also posted this on the Disabilities Board, but other input would be great.

Looking forward to staying at the WL again.

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I am going to be upgrading my December trip to the WL CL and I am really looking forward to this trip. DH and I will be celebrating our 7th Anniversary and it is also our Christmas present. My mom will be along with us. DH and I stayed in a CY room last August and just fell in love with the WL , so I am really looking forward to staying CL for the first and probably only time.

Can anyone tell me about the fully handicapped accessible rooms at this level, do they have different views, do they only have King beds or are there any with 2 Queens. I can't find a Special needs CM that knows, I have been told several different things. I don't want the 3 of us to show up and not have enough room. I have also posted this on the Disabilities Board, but other input would be great.

Looking forward to staying at the WL again.

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May I ask how many rooms you will have. Will you just be getting one for you, DH and mom or will it be two rooms?

Once, I know this I can try and find out for you.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:36 AM   #637
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Anyone going to be at the WL in 15 days? We're going for our first trip May 1-7 and I can't wait!!
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May I ask how many rooms you will have. Will you just be getting one for you, DH and mom or will it be two rooms?

Once, I know this I can try and find out for you.
I don't have any idea, I have only requested one room, but am being told that they will probably put us in 2 rooms, because the HA room only has a king bed. I can't get anyone to tell me specifically, but I am told that they won't tell me until check in. Per the ADA(I think) they have to give us 2 rooms and not charge for the second. I really wish I knew.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I really want to do this.

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Anyone going to be at the WL in 15 days? We're going for our first trip May 1-7 and I can't wait!!
...what a nice time of year to go....you are going to LOVE it!
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I don't have any idea, I have only requested one room, but am being told that they will probably put us in 2 rooms, because the HA room only has a king bed. I can't get anyone to tell me specifically, but I am told that they won't tell me until check in. Per the ADA(I think) they have to give us 2 rooms and not charge for the second. I really wish I knew.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I really want to do this.

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Suzanne,

OK, I got the scoop. I found out that ALL handicapped accessible rooms on the Club Level have only 1 king sized bed. Therefore, I was told to tell you that when you call to make your reservations, tell the agent that you would like to book one room for say 3/4 guests (don't know how many are going); but you have one person who will be in that room and is handicapped.

The agent should then transfer you to a "special needs department" reservationist who will help you. They will ask your information and that they should give you 1 handicapped accessible king bed room and then give you another room with two queen beds. This room will be "connected" to your other room. You will not be charged for the second room. The agent will then call the Club Level and confirm with them that at the time you will be visiting that they will have those rooms available. So book early.

Hope you get a knowledgable reservationist.

Hope this helps.
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Only 29 more days!!! I can't believe we will be there in less than a month.

This thread rocks! Can't wait to stay in the lodge!
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Suzanne,

OK, I got the scoop. I found out that ALL handicapped accessible rooms on the Club Level have only 1 king sized bed. Therefore, I was told to tell you that when you call to make your reservations, tell the agent that you would like to book one room for say 3/4 guests (don't know how many are going); but you have one person who will be in that room and is handicapped.

The agent should then transfer you to a "special needs department" reservationist who will help you. They will ask your information and that they should give you 1 handicapped accessible king bed room and then give you another room with two queen beds. This room will be "connected" to your other room. You will not be charged for the second room. The agent will then call the Club Level and confirm with them that at the time you will be visiting that they will have those rooms available. So book early.

Hope you get a knowledgable reservationist.

Hope this helps.

Oh dizneykid, you don't know how much that has settled my mind. I was under the impression that this is what would happen, but Special needs won't actually tell you this.

My AAA TA is working on this for me, so hopefully they will get it right. We are going in December and I have been told that there are several rooms available, so hopefully it won't be a problem.


Thank you again,

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Suzanne, that's the way I understand it too from reading on the DISabililties forum. We're staying at WL 5/30-6/5. Three in our part and have asked for an accessible room. I think pretty much all the HC rooms are king bed only.

I think Disney doesn't want to advertise what they do for parties of 3 or 4 because you know there will be people reserving HC room just to get the 2nd room when there is no need. And with ADA, Disney can't ask for any sort of proof that the HC room is actually needed.

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Suzanne, that's the way I understand it too from reading on the DISabililties forum. We're staying at WL 5/30-6/5. Three in our part and have asked for an accessible room. I think pretty much all the HC rooms are king bed only.

I think Disney doesn't want to advertise what they do for parties of 3 or 4 because you know there will be people reserving HC room just to get the 2nd room when there is no need. And with ADA, Disney can't ask for any sort of proof that the HC room is actually needed.

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Oh yes, you are right, it just makes it hard to take a vacation without peace of mind. I am the kind of person that needs to know what I am going to have before I get there and I don't have that.

Now, make sure they know that you need "fully" accessible, because there are different categories of HA rooms and not all of them have the same features. That is how we ended up with a mess in December. Someone didn't change some info in the computer and we ended up with the wrong kind of facilities and no way to change them. I certainly want to make sure that doesn't happen again, because it made for a difficult trip.

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Anyone going to be at the WL in 15 days? We're going for our first trip May 1-7 and I can't wait!!
Well, I'll be there a few days before you..but I'll be there April 28-May 5 and I am beyond excited at this point!!
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