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Old 04-22-2008, 09:19 AM   #676
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...then that has been changed....we took the bus from the TTC to WL one night, after Wishes, because the boat was just too darn crowded....
So there is no more bus directly to MK, or does it go to both the TTC and MK?
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Conceirge question

Is the IPO going to make the first contact or do I do that? This is the first time we are staying conceirge and I don't know what to expect.

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Old 04-22-2008, 11:04 AM   #678
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So there is no more bus directly to MK, or does it go to both the TTC and MK?
In Aug 2007, we took a bus directly from the WL to MK and then one directly back later in the evening. Either way works for me.

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In Aug 2007, we took a bus directly from the WL to MK and then one directly back later in the evening. Either way works for me.

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That's how it was when we there in September 07..I am just confused by the whole TTC thing because I don't recall the bus going there then.

ETA: This is what page one says about the bus:

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Magic Kingdom/Ft Wilderness Campground Buses:
This bus stop shares buses that travel to the Magic Kingdom (Direct route to and from Magic Kingdom) and a second bus that travels to Ft Wilderness Campground this bus goes to the Settlement Depot. (Pioneer Hall/Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Show) You may ask the driver which location they are going to before boarding.
*Note: The Direct Bus runs between Wilderness Lodge and the Magic Kingdom until after the Magic Kingdom closes then reverts back to the old route to TTC so depending on when your trip is and when the MK closes this could be another option to travel from the Monorail Resorts to or from Wilderness Lodge after normal park hours.
So I guess there are 2 busses..one that does go direct to MK during regular park hours and then one that goes to Ft Wilderness and one to the TTC otherwise...If I am reading it correctly.
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So there is no more bus directly to MK, or does it go to both the TTC and MK?
...when we stayed at WL, there was no bus that went directly to MK - JUST TTC.....
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finally got switched from the AKL to the WL, and this is our first trip in a deluxe, so we're pretty excited.........we will be staying 5/11 to 5/20, and are booked 'currently' in a Standard View Room (hoping for an upgrade). If we do end up staying with the Standard View Room, are there any special floors/rooms that have better views or access? Unless I missed something on Page 1, I didn't see too many suggestions for Standard Rooms.

Also, is the Roaring Forks CS/food court locations something like we are used to at POR??? I've never been to deluxe food courts, so I don't know what to expect.
Unfortunately, the food court, which is not really a food court at the WL, is much smaller than the POR one. Usually, any complaint that someone has about the WL has been the Roaring Forks. It's just small, and some people think it has been laid out all wrong. Plus, some folks think the food offerings are not sufficient. To me, they offer enough choices for a family.
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Lovemy3babes (cute name by the way... ) I'm thinking the only option inside the lodge is a junior suite. It has a separate bedroom with 2 queens and then a living room with a sofe sleeper and then of of course the bathroom. The only other option would 2 connecting rooms at the actual lodge. If you wanted to stay at the villas, you would have to do 2 bedroom (which would cost more). I believe with the junior suite, you have usage of the concierge also. You can to to Deb Wills site and look at the photos of the junior suite.

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Another option might be one of the villas. I am not sure of the sleeping arrangements, but if you check page one it might give you a better of idea of what's available. You also get more room and a kitchen, if that's a consideration.
I'll look into them. Thanks!
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finally got switched from the AKL to the WL, and this is our first trip in a deluxe, so we're pretty excited.........we will be staying 5/11 to 5/20, and are booked 'currently' in a Standard View Room (hoping for an upgrade). If we do end up staying with the Standard View Room, are there any special floors/rooms that have better views or access? Unless I missed something on Page 1, I didn't see too many suggestions for Standard Rooms.

Also, is the Roaring Forks CS/food court locations something like we are used to at POR??? I've never been to deluxe food courts, so I don't know what to expect.

We'll be there at the same time! We are there from 5/15-5/21. I'm worried about the food court as well. We really enjoyed the food court at POFQ last October.

Do they have fresh fruit in the food court at WL? We enjoyed getting grapes and mixed fruit with our snack credits for DD last time.
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Unfortunately, the food court, which is not really a food court at the WL, is much smaller than the POR one. Usually, any complaint that someone has about the WL has been the Roaring Forks. It's just small, and some people think it has been laid out all wrong. Plus, some folks think the food offerings are not sufficient. To me, they offer enough choices for a family.
...technically, it is NOT listed as a 'food court', per se, but a grab'n'go kinda place that happens to also offer hot foods....
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...the Deluxes don't really HAVE food courts, but rather these 'grab'n'go'/cafeteria-type of eateries with limited dining areas. We've stayed at POR and their food court is WA-A-A-AY bigger....the Mara, at AKL, is the same as WL....
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...the Deluxes don't really HAVE food courts, but rather these 'grab'n'go'/cafeteria-type of eateries with limited dining areas. We've stayed at POR and their food court is WA-A-A-AY bigger....the Mara, at AKL, is the same as WL....
Actually, Kim - I thought the Mara was twice as nice as Roaring Forks. Nothing against RF, though.
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Actually, Kim - I thought the Mara was twice as nice as Roaring Forks. Nothing against RF, though.
...not quite that large, but small when compared to POR or CSR [ Pepper Market].....[...we've eaten HERE also...]
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We'll be there at the same time! We are there from 5/15-5/21. I'm worried about the food court as well. We really enjoyed the food court at POFQ last October.

Do they have fresh fruit in the food court at WL? We enjoyed getting grapes and mixed fruit with our snack credits for DD last time.
Yes, they have grapes, apples, etc. They also have whole fruit (bananas, apples, oranges).

The snack bar is small, but if you go into knowing that it is, it should be fine. They have hamburgers, pizza, chicken (strips, nuggets - not sure anymore). They also have a few different types of premade and also made to order sandwiches. They have a few made to order salads.

The hot food is usually ok, but sometimes it has been sitting under the heat lamps way too long. When I think it is not up to par I ask them to make me my item fresh. If they are not busy, they will usually comply, if not I get something else.
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...not quite that large, but small when compared to POR or CSR [ Pepper Market].....[...we've eaten HERE also...]
You are right! I didn't understand what you meant.

But, when you think of it, Roaring Forks is really the smallest. Oh well, it's good enough for me!! Just love their chicken salads. Yummee.
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...RF doesn't have ZD's though......
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