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Old 06-28-2008, 09:02 PM   #1381
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Question about "chair saving" by the pool? It will be just me and ds- no extra eyes from dh this trip to watch our son. And I remember that the water parks and during a recent cruise that chair saving is an issue--- IS this a problem at this resort? it always happens to some extent but is it excessive at the WL?
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We have never had a problem with finding a chair - even our choice of chairs at the WL - even in the busy pool month of July This resort is small so it doesn't seem to have the pool issues that other resorts do

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I am here now, at the WL, on the Club Level, if anyone has any questions or if you want any specific pictures. Very different experience here over our stay the last three days at the Yacht Club Concierge level.
I would love to know what you mean by 'very different experience' if you have the chance We check into the WL one week from today
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Thanks for the answer on the activities question Beckie!

My DD would looooooove the kite making. Hopefully we will get a chance to do that.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:31 AM   #1383
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I am here now, at the WL, on the Club Level, if anyone has any questions or if you want any specific pictures. Very different experience here over our stay the last three days at the Yacht Club Concierge level.

Looking Forward To Hearing About Your Club Level Experience At WL
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:59 AM   #1384
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Hi Everyone~

Great thread, it has made me very excited to be staying at the WL in August. I have a question about room request.... I am booked for a courtyard view bunk bed room and my husband is a smoker. He in the the process of quitting (down to under half a pack a day from over a pack a day) but I am pretty sure he will still be smoking when we are there in August (as much as I would love for him to be cigarette free..... it is a process, I understand.)

SO, does anyone have a recommendation for an area to request? Are there courtyard view bunk bed rooms on the first floor near the pool? I have read that there is a DSA near the pool. Also, I am pretty sure that the answer is no, but do they allow smoking on the balconies?

Hopefully he will have completely quit by then and it won't be an issue, but thanks for any input in case!
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:23 AM   #1385
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As of June 1, 2007 all rooms at WDW are Non-Smoking.
Disney's Wilderness Lodge and The Villas @ Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a smoke-free environment except for designated outdoor smoking locations. A $250-$500 room recovery fee, plus tax, will be charged for smoking in guest rooms, balconies or on patios.

Designated Smoking Locations:
There are two designated smoking locations at Wilderness Lodge, and one location for the Villas.

The main DSA is located on the south side of the Lodge outside behind the Arcade, exit through the doors near the Mercantile Gift Shop the smoking area is just past the Buttons and Bells Arcade on the right.

The second DSA is located on the patio behind the Trout Pass Pool Bar next to Bay Lake.
(This DSA is behind the Bar not all that near to the Pool but it isn't covered and during August the heat can be oppressive.)

The DSA at the Villas is located outside behind Sturdy Branches Health Club, near the rear door.

So no please don't let him smoke on the balcony or patio.

I would want near the main lobby elevators, South side of the Lodge any floor, short trip down to 2nd floor and out the side door near the Mercantile to the DSA.

You may add near DSA to your room request.

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Old 06-29-2008, 01:18 PM   #1386
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Hi, I'm curious about something and hope you might be able to help me. A few days ago I received a call from the Wilderness Lodge (caller ID said Contemporary) and I was able to make some of my ADR's early (our official day is July 5)- and the rest went on a wish list. I called Disney Dining today to confirm, and sure enough, they are there and the ones from the wish list are being made for me. I mentioned this on the boards and people were asking me if I was staying at club level. I have no idea what club level is and if we are staying at it. We're a family of 6 staying a deluxe room in Jan. 2009.

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Hi, I'm curious about something and hope you might be able to help me. A few days ago I received a call from the Wilderness Lodge (caller ID said Contemporary) and I was able to make some of my ADR's early (our official day is July 5)- and the rest went on a wish list. I called Disney Dining today to confirm, and sure enough, they are there and the ones from the wish list are being made for me. I mentioned this on the boards and people were asking me if I was staying at club level. I have no idea what club level is and if we are staying at it. We're a family of 6 staying a deluxe room in Jan. 2009.

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I'm Staying In A Deluxe Room CL At Xmas At WL And I Think That CL Automatically Comes With The Deluxe Room Club Level Is Where You Have Access To A Lounge Where U Get Breakfast & Snacks Etc,Also The CL Staff Are Able To Make ADR's For You (Advanced Dining Reservations) Maybe Other Folk Here Will Explain It Better
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:56 PM   #1388
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If you have booked a Deluxe Room yes you are booked Club Level or what Disney use to call Concierge Level. This includes the IPO (Personal Itinerary Planner) is part of the service that you receive when staying Club Level. Which means they will make all your ADR's all you have to do is request what you want through them.

For more information on staying Club Level please see the first post on page 1.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:14 PM   #1389
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If you have booked a Deluxe Room yes you are booked Club Level or what Disney use to call Concierge Level. This includes the IPO (Personal Itinerary Planner) is part of the service that you receive when staying Club Level. Which means they will make all your ADR's all you have to do is request what you want through them.

For more information on staying Club Level please see the first post on page 1.
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Oh ok, yes, I received the IPO via e:mail already. I didn't really understand what it was, or that it was club level per se, if that makes sense. I will check out the first post.

thanks- and thanks earthelves as well!
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Thank you Beckie... I will call and ask for a room near a DSA!
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Question about "chair saving" by the pool? It will be just me and ds- no extra eyes from dh this trip to watch our son. And I remember that the water parks and during a recent cruise that chair saving is an issue--- IS this a problem at this resort? it always happens to some extent but is it excessive at the WL?
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We have never had a problem with finding a chair - even our choice of chairs at the WL - even in the busy pool month of July This resort is small so it doesn't seem to have the pool issues that other resorts do
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Sorry...but have to disagree with you about the chair saving at the main pool. Both our visits to the WL I thought this was a problem. It was obvious that some folks would but stuff down on chairs in the morning and not return until later in the day.

From reading other posts, however, I think the lifeguards at many of the resort pools are removing items from chairs if it looks like they are just being saved by people.

Maybe we can get some more thoughts from others that have recently returned from the WL???
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Just back from a wonderful 6 day stay at WL club level, it was wonderful as usual, oh and we could see wishes evry night from our room (7046) If anyone has questions I will be happy to try to answer them


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Maybe we can get some more thoughts from others that have recently returned from the WL???
I volunteer to give you an update when we get back!

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question - is there a way to get villa rooms without points? I'm interested in a studio - can you get it straight from disney w/o renting. also, what are the prices - and with free dining, is it still a possibility? thanks!
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Is there a way to get villa rooms without points? I'm interested in a studio - can you get it straight from disney w/o renting. also, what are the prices - and with free dining, is it still a possibility?
You may book a Studio direct from WDW without renting from a DVC member just call CRO.

The rates for a studio start at $315.00 +tax a night during value season-to-$480.0 +tax a night during the Holiday season.

I believe that the time period for booking a package with Free Dinning ended June 22, 2008.

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