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Old 05-03-2008, 07:52 AM   #781
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You have already received some great advise about room location, but if you would please visit page 1 on this thread and read the second post I have written a small review on each room type located at the Lodge.

There is so much information on page 1 that after you read the first few post you will be as informed as most WL Vets because so many of use have shared the information.

Have fun planing and I hope you and your daughter will have a MAGICAL stay at the Lodge.

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Okay read through the info (thanks Beckie..I had read the first post but not the subsequent one w/ the specific room info!)...

I'm thinking of requesting an Inner Courtyard View off Lobby (Bear Room) or any other Inner Courtyard View room on the 4th or 5th floors (I would prefer to have an unobstructed balcony view).

Does that sound right?

It was difficult to tell from the room map... are their elevators in the main part of the building or just out on the wings?

...and one more question (for now!) what is the best way to get to MK for an early breakfast at CRT?
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Wow !

Thanks SO much, MAGICinMYHEART ! What an informative first page !!

You must have a very 'magical heart', indeed.

That was a LOT of effort on your part, and it's much appreciated.
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Okay read through the info (thanks Beckie..I had read the first post but not the subsequent one w/ the specific room info!)...

I'm thinking of requesting an Inner Courtyard View off Lobby (Bear Room) or any other Inner Courtyard View room on the 4th or 5th floors (I would prefer to have an unobstructed balcony view).

Does that sound right?

It was difficult to tell from the room map... are their elevators in the main part of the building or just out on the wings?

...and one more question (for now!) what is the best way to get to MK for an early breakfast at CRT?
I think those requests sound good! At least on the south wing there are elevators in the main lobby area and then there is also another set further down the wing. Only stairs at the ends. I haven' ever gotten a room in the north wing so I can't say for certain on that.

What time is your breakfast reservation?

Have a great time!!!
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:35 AM   #786
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I'm thinking of requesting an Inner Courtyard View off Lobby (Bear Room) or any other Inner Courtyard View room on the 4th or 5th floors (I would prefer to have an unobstructed balcony view).
Does that sound right?
It was difficult to tell from the room map... are their elevators in the main part of the building or just out on the wings?
...and one more question (for now!) what is the best way to get to MK for an early breakfast at CRT?
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Yes your request would be be great for an unobstructed balcony view on the 4th or 5th floors.

There are three elevator banks for guest to use at Wilderness Lodge the main elevators are located in the Lobby on the right, with the 2nd and 3rd elevator banks located half-way down each wing. On the map they are located or indicated by an
X that should help you locate them.

To arrive at Magic Kingdom for an early ADR @ CRT you have several options.

1.) The small resort Blue Flag Motor Launchs start operating @ 6:45am you may take the boat over to the Contemporary Resort then either:
a.) From the Contemporary Lobby take the Resort Monorail back around to the Magic Kingdom.
b.) Walk from the Contemporary to the Magic Kingdom using the walkway that is to the south side of the resort. (This option is quicker than taking the monorail around in my opinion.)
2.) Take the Direct Bus from the Lodge to the Magic Kingdom. Buses start running at 7:00am and would be the quickest/fastest way to the Magic Kingdom.

*note: Transportation for the Red Flag Motor Launches/Motor Cruisers starts approximately 1/2 hour before Park opening if the Magic Kingdom has an EMH for your dates you maybe able to just take the Red Flag Boat to the Magic Kingdom.
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Sleigh Ride

I called on the 1st to book the MVMCP and asked the CM when you can book the Sliegh Ride from WL, she stated it should be soon but she was not sure of the date they are available for sale, and that I should just keep calling back cause it should be soon. Anyone have any additional info?
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Last year the reservations opened up on September 20, 2007 so around 90 days before the scheduled dates. I will try and post when they start taking reservations here on the FAQ Thread.

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Wildreness Lodge Holiday Sleigh Rides 2007:

Holidays at Walt Disney World

Back for the Christmas Holidays, this horsdrawn "sleigh" ride is a fun way to celebrate the season at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort.

Price: $35.00 (including tax) but not including gratuity

Can accommodate 4 adults or 2 adults with 3 children ages 9 and under.

Offered from 12/1 thru 12/30/07. This 25 minute sleigh ride departs every 30 minutes from 5:30 - 9:30pm. (Note that on 12/24, the hours are 4:00 - 8:00pm)

Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-PLAY

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Wow ! Thanks SO much, MAGICinMYHEART ! What an informative first page !!
You must have a very 'magical heart', indeed.
That was a LOT of effort on your part, and it's much appreciated.
Joshua_me

Thank you, but as I have posted many times the information we have has been gathered over many years and many DIS-Members have helped compile all the information.

Just added a few new photo's this morning to page 1, that MassJester took last week.

I do try and keep everything updated and note any major changes during the year.

So everyone planning a trip should always check the first page for updates. Over the years we Vets have found things change overnight.

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Last year the reservations opened up on September 20, 2007 so around 90 days before the scheduled dates. I will try and post when they start taking reservations here on the FAQ Thread.

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Wildreness Lodge Holiday Sleigh Rides 2007:



Holidays at Walt Disney World

Back for the Christmas Holidays, this horsdrawn "sleigh" ride is a fun way to celebrate the season at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort.

Price: $35.00 (including tax) but not including gratuity

Can accommodate 4 adults or 2 adults with 3 children ages 9 and under.

Offered from 12/1 thru 12/30/07. This 25 minute sleigh ride departs every 30 minutes from 5:30 - 9:30pm. (Note that on 12/24, the hours are 4:00 - 8:00pm)

Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-PLAY

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Cute picture of your daughter, tardin1964.

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Very nice!! We have horses ourselves and love riding. I've been horse crazy since I was little and always wanted to do the ride at FW. I still plan on doing it someday even though the horses are mostly on automatic - I can get my fill of excitement on my own - too much sometimes! I just need to fulfill my childhood dream. And we always make a trip over to visit the draft horses at the stable - if the CM's have time they're always willing to tell you about those horses too.
Yes, I was going to mention this, too. When I did the trail ride it was right after I had been to MNSSHP, so I was asking about the horse that carries the Headless Horseman. The guide was telling me about him, and then was telling me which stall he was in over in the main stable, so that I could go see him. I didn't have time, but it definitely sounds like there's no problem going over there to see those horses, too. I think the main stable is over by the entrance to FW? Somone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Our TA could only get us the pin code discount for a Courtyard View. Can anyone help me w/ the different kinds of Courtyard View rooms available and what I could put down for a room request? Or are there no "bad" Courtyard View rooms and I just shouldn't request anything specific?
I had a CY room when I stayed at WL, but I got the first floor, so I didn't have a balcony and didn't really have a view. So I would say that's the main thing, try not to get a first floor room.
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Very nice!! We have horses ourselves and love riding. I've been horse crazy since I was little and always wanted to do the ride at FW. I still plan on doing it someday even though the horses are mostly on automatic - I can get my fill of excitement on my own - too much sometimes! I just need to fulfill my childhood dream. And we always make a trip over to visit the draft horses at the stable - if the CM's have time they're always willing to tell you about those horses too.
We don't own our own horses, but for the amount of money we spend so my daughter can ride and show...we may as well do

Since we are staying at the WL it will be an easy trip over to FW to visit the stables even if we don't ride.

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Wilderness Lodge Holiday Sleigh Rides 2007


...I love this pic....I wish we had made ressies to do this while at WDW last Christmas.... (...or, can you only do this if you are guest of WL?? I can't remember... )
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Anyone can make reservations for the Sleigh Ride you don't have to be a guest staying at the Lodge. Most make an ADR for WCC then do the Sleigh Ride but even that isn't necessary.
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Anyone can make reservations for the Sleigh Ride you don't have to be a guest staying at the Lodge. Most make an ADR for WCC then do the Sleigh Ride but even that isn't necessary.
...wouldn't have worked out anyhoo....that was not a very good night for us...
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