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Old 07-01-2008, 09:23 AM   #1411
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I am very interested in hearing recent feedback on the WL club level too. Any and all details are much appreciated!

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I have never posted before, so I hope that I am doing this right! Anyhow, I would love to hear feedback as well. We will be staying WL Club level Labor Day Weekend to celebrate Grandpa's Birthday. In my initial contact with the IPO I asked if we could arrange for a special B-day gift to be left in his room and also if they could arrange for "pillow gifts" to be left for our 4 year old son each night. The IPO said that they utilize the Disney Florist for special gifts etc. I was really hoping for something more specific to the WL. In January we stayed AKL Club level with my brother's family. The Concierge staff left different AK plush animals on the kid's beds each night - the kid's were thrilled! They also left other AK inspired surprises and arranged for a Birthday cake that was delivered to the room. I am just wondering if it is out of the realm to ask if gifts specific to the WL (National Park or Native American themed?) would be possible? Any ideas or suggestion would be much appreciated! Thanks for such an informative site!!
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:31 AM   #1412
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that we have our "normal" experience of a nice relaxing pool and plenty of chairs in only 3 more days
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Here is hoping also!!!!

I know that the 4th of July weekend will be busy, BUT, I just heard from a friend at the Lodge that from July 7th through the next two weeks, the Lodge is WAY BELOW capacity. So, you should have a very relaxing time next week!
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:51 AM   #1413
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We're set for a trip down from Oct 19 - 24 with a Courtyard View room (two doubles). We have twin 5yo boys and a daughter that will be 15 mos. I was wondering what experiences (good & bad) folks have had with sleeping a baby / toddler in a pack n' play in the room? I have concerns that the baby will have problems sleeping or that her sleep patterns will affect the other kids. Ultimately trying to decide if it's worth downgrading the resort to get a larger room or two-bedroom. Any advice / comments would be MUCH appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:01 AM   #1414
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Here is hoping also!!!!

I know that thi 4th of July weekend will be busy, BUT, I just heard from a friend at the Lodge that from July 7th through the next two weeks, the Lodge is WAY BELOW capacity. So, you should have a very relaxing time next week!
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it.....

That is awesome news!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe when I changed our ressies from the BC that almost every category had room availability. We are sooooo ready to go "home"
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:11 AM   #1415
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I'm so excited and I just can't hide it.....

That is awesome news!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe when I changed our ressies from the BC that almost every category had room availability. We are sooooo ready to go "home"
Minnie...have a great trip. I hope too that you find the pool, and the lodge in general, not very crowded.

Can't wait to read your trip report hint...hint.......hint..........
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:57 AM   #1416
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We're set for a trip down from Oct 19 - 24 with a Courtyard View room (two doubles). We have twin 5yo boys and a daughter that will be 15 mos.* I was wondering what experiences (good & bad) folks have had with sleeping a baby / toddler in a pack n' play in the room?* I have concerns that the baby will have problems sleeping or that her sleep patterns will affect the other kids.* Ultimately trying to decide if it's worth downgrading the resort to get a larger room or two-bedroom.* Any advice / comments would be MUCH appreciated!* Thanks!
We did have problems on our last trip with our DS sleeping in the pack-n-play. He was 13 months at the time. I think a lot of it was just being in a different place in general. For our trip in Dec I am going to buy a pack-n-play cushioned liner. Our Target sells them. I think that will help a lot. We will be in 2 bdr at the villas at WL. We will all be sleeping in one room again and my parents will be in the other bdr. The baby having a hard time sleeping didn't affect my then 4 yr old. She slept right on through. Hope that helps and that you get to stay at WL. It's the best!
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:19 PM   #1417
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We're set for a trip down from Oct 19 - 24 with a Courtyard View room (two doubles). We have twin 5yo boys and a daughter that will be 15 mos. I was wondering what experiences (good & bad) folks have had with sleeping a baby / toddler in a pack n' play in the room? I have concerns that the baby will have problems sleeping or that her sleep patterns will affect the other kids. Ultimately trying to decide if it's worth downgrading the resort to get a larger room or two-bedroom. Any advice / comments would be MUCH appreciated! Thanks!


Downgrading the resort will mean a smaller room unless you book 2 rooms or a Family Suite at All Star Music - maybe that is worth considering? There is a great information thread for the AS Suites:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1072409

Although I cannot speak with recent experience, when our children were young I would have had the same concerns - what to do with 2 active 5 yr olds when trying to get a toddler to nap/sleep in the same room.

WL rooms are small - not like a usual deluxe. The rooms are only 4 sq ft larger the CBR rooms - and WL have queen beds, rather than full. This is a lovely resort, but the rooms are not like CR, Poly or GF (BC/YC/BW are not as large as CR/Poly/GF).

Hope it works out great no matter which resort you choose to stay!

Have a wonderful trip - so much fun with 5 yr olds!!
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:44 PM   #1418
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I'm not sure if this will help, but my hubby and I took our 4 and then 1yo in January 2008. The 1yo was in the pack-n-play Disney provided. She would not sleep in that in the same room with the rest of us. I finally moved it around the wall that seperates the bedroom from the vanity area. Then she couldn't see us and cry to sleep with us. The 4yo slept in both the bottom and top of the bunk bed and did fine.

Next trip they both will be big enough for beds!

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Old 07-01-2008, 02:29 PM   #1419
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OMG! I can't believe I just found this thread

Hi everyone! We are leaving in 20 days for VWL and I can't believe I haven't found this thread earlier I spent the whole morning (yes, it took me a long time to go through all 95 pages...) and now I am more excited than ever. Thank you Beckie and other fellow VL veterans for all your valuable information. Hopefully I will be able to experience some of the best of what VL is able to offer in the 10 days I am there
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:30 PM   #1420
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I have a question I didn't see answered in the first few pages...

While looking at other than Disney resorts I found this on one of those pages

SELF PARKING FEE: $15.00 USD per night payable directly to the hotel at check-in. Rate subject to change without notice.

Do Disney resorts have this? I will be surprised with an extra fee when checking in?
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:37 PM   #1421
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No, there are no parking fees at the resorts.
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:37 PM   #1422
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I have a question I didn't see answered in the first few pages...

While looking at other than Disney resorts I found this on one of those pages

SELF PARKING FEE: $15.00 USD per night payable directly to the hotel at check-in. Rate subject to change without notice.

Do Disney resorts have this? I will be surprised with an extra fee when checking in?
Nice to see you away from "home"!

Anyway, Disney resorts have free self-parking. Valet is $10 per day.

When is your trip?
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:42 PM   #1423
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Nice to see you away from "home"!

Anyway, Disney resorts have free self-parking. Valet is $10 per day.

When is your trip?


I really dislike when hotels add fees - resort fee, parking fee, gee you get to stay here fee.

I didn't remember one from 2006, but didn't know if policy changed.

We arrive at the Lodge on August 18th.
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:48 PM   #1424
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We arrive at the Lodge on August 18th.
We'll be there then too!!
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:30 PM   #1425
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Hey! Wanted to pop in and say hello!! Hope that all is well with everyone.

What happened to the Humphrey thread?

We'll be back at the world again in December for MouseFest.
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