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Old 04-19-2011, 09:37 PM   #121
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Nooooo, you changed again?! As soon as I saw you updated I was afraid of that. LOL. In all honesty the distance at AKL is not that bad (as I've said before) but if it was really bothering you then atleast you picked another great resort. I LOVED the Wilderness Lodge when we stayed there.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:42 PM   #122
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I am really hoping we'll be able to stay at a Deluxe resort for our next family trip... and as of now, I'm leaning towards WL. I've only been inside to eat at WCC, but the place looks fantastic!
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:59 AM   #123
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Well, I did it...

I wasn't going to, I really wasn't. But I couldn't help it. I've been thinking about it for too long, and something had to be done.

I changed resorts.

Where? Well, let's take a walk...through these doors



and into this lobby, where we will check in



and then proceed to our lovely room



where I'm sure I will run out to the balcony to check out our amazing courtyard view



or if we're really lucky, our MK view



I'm sure you guessed it by now, butI switched to the Wilderness Lodge!!!

I really wanted to stay at AKL, I did, but the distance thing was making me crazy. So I asked Brandon if he minded if I switched, and he said it was fine. Then I asked him to pick where he wanted to stay and he said the Wilderness Lodge. I was a little surprised, I thought he'd tell me to just pick an Epcot resort, but he said WL. I asked why, and he said "because it's my favorite."

Ok then. Done.

So I called a few hours ago, and asked if they had any rooms with my pin available, and the friendly CM that I spoke to checked and promptly said...no. All booked up.

Ugh.

I figured I'd wait a few days and try again, knowing people cancel all the time. But I'm impatient. So I called again a little while ago and spoke to another lovely CM who checked WL. She asked what type of room I would like, so I said "uh, either woods view or courtyard?" She then told me that courtyard was available, and how much my package would be if I switched, and did I want to book it.

So I said yes, of course!

I know I said I really wanted to stay in an Epcot resort, but I LOVE WL. Love it. As soon as I walked through those doors when we stayed there in 2009, I felt like I was home, like I belonged there. I love the MK area, I love taking a boat over there, I love being able to hop on the monorail and be in Epcot. I love Bay Lake. I love the rooms, the lobby, the pool area, Roaring Forks...there is nothing I don't like about WL. We got engaged there. It was our first deluxe resort. It was our escape during a horrific time in my life.

So I can't wait to go home in a few months.

(oh yes, all of these pictures are borrowed from allears.net!)




You will be there with me!

That is if I get good news today from the doctor.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:20 AM   #124
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We LOVE the WL too! I'm so excited for you. I liked the way you used the pics to "walk" thru the resort--cute idea!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:00 AM   #125
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I knew you would end up changing. I wasn't expecting WL though, I thought you would end up at BC or YC.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:46 AM   #126
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Awww, I love WL! Personally, I prefer the decor (even though AKL is beautiful) and location of WL much, much more. Nothing like being able to take the boat to MK! Also-- we LOVE WCC! Do you think you'll eat there during your trip?
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:26 PM   #128
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I thought you might have changed resorts - it's good that your staying somewhere you will both love and feel comfortable with

I remember you talking about how you loved this place when discussing ADRs so seems like a good call
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:29 PM   #129
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I had a gut feeling you were going to end up switching! Congrats on getting WL!! It looks beautiful!! Have fun!
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:32 PM   #130
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The most important thing is for you to be happy with where you are staying, so it sounds like you will have an amazing time at WL!
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:50 PM   #131
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Wilderness Lodge is my FAV!!!!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:56 PM   #132
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I knew you were going to change...for some reason I knew that distance was wearing on you!!! Maybe cause you kept saying that but I think the same way!!

I LOVE WL and those are awesome reasons to return there...especially when Brandon says its his favorite...what other choice is there?!? I hope that you guys have a great time there!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:59 PM   #133
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Yay! I'm really glad you switched to WL because I know deep down it's what you really wanted all along! We still haven't stayed in a deluxe resort yet! Someday we will. Maybe for our 10th anniversary...
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:04 PM   #134
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OH GOSH YOU'RE KILLING ME!!!

I was able to book our Vero part with my friend's CM Discount today and saved us $519 so I talked with my mom about maybe canceling our WL (last night in FL) and switching to Yc/Bc but of course they are booked since it's June but they do have Poly and it's $94 extra to stay Garden CL than just Garden so I'm thinking about booking that and surprising them since it will be their 30th wedding anniver. in June (They Disneymoon'ed at CR in 1981 but I just don't know if Poly is as "grand" as it was at YC when we stayed there. I'll probably cave and do it tomorrow but I don't know how I'll keep it a secret till June haha..what do you think???

I'm glad you changed resorts. I love WL as well..but notice I'm ready to ditch it haha. We had a courtyard view room in Dec but walking in the hallway we could see the castle from a window which was cool!!!!
LOL!

Did you decide what to do about the resort situation yet? I still say go with the Poly!

I love WL, but if I had a chance to stay at the Poly, I'd do it in a second! That is my dream resort, Brandon's too, he loved it when we visited in November! It's just so expensive! Why can't I win the lottery?

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I think it's really difficult to know exactly where you'll want to stay so many months out. Personally, we started out as being booked Pop with the DDP, then switched CSR without the DDP, then switched back to Pop without the DDP, and finally tonight we canceled our room only reservation at Pop. You'll have to read my PTR once I get it all updated to see where we're staying.

P.S. You talking about the MK area is making me so nostalgic. We loved being able to hop on the monorail from the GF every day. It cut down on our travel time immensely. However, this trip I'm almost positive we'll have a car so I definitely see us driving to the parks as opposed to waiting for a bus. That is, for the resorts we can't walk to. Hint Hint.
It is hard to know where you want to stay months in advance! I have a problem with switching resorts, I do it at least once a trip! The only time I never have was when I booked the Beach Club for my Disneymoon, and that was because I booked it in February and my Disneymoon was in March! There was no time to even think about it!

I just read your PTR update, I love your plans!

Just the WL in general makes me nostalgic! As much as I loved being at the Beach Club, when we were there and we would pass by the WL on the monorail, I would feel a little sad! There's just something about that resort and the MK area! You feel like you're in the middle of everything, you really get the Disney magic over there!

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I'm excited for you!

I have never been to WL (though will finally get a peek at it this trip!), but it is so pretty! And I do agree about the location- that is the one thing that I am not excited about for our stay at the AKL.
Thanks! I'm excited for you that your trip is so close!

I wanted to stay at AKL, but I just kept thinking about being near MK or Epcot, and I could not get past it! I do want to stay in AKL, someday, though, it's so amazing!

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Jen, I knew you were going to end up doing it...I jsut knew it. Too bad we are a week apart on the beginning of our trip or we could have invited Brandon over to see our room and see what he is missing out on.

Seriously, you'll enjoy your trip more if you are where you want to be.
LOL! I guess everyone knew...you guys know me too well by now, I always switch at some point!

Brandon really wanted to stay at AKL, it was me who kind of forced the issue of changing...I'm sure he said yes so I would stop whining about it! But he does love WL, I know we're going to be so happy there!

I want to stay at AKL someday. I think I just need to stay there during a non-event time. Between going to 2 MNSSHP's and Food and Wine, we're going to be spending 90% of our time at MK and Epcot! So I really wanted to be near that area! If we do end up going in May next year for our anniversary, maybe we will consider AKL again!

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Nooooo, you changed again?! As soon as I saw you updated I was afraid of that. LOL. In all honesty the distance at AKL is not that bad (as I've said before) but if it was really bothering you then atleast you picked another great resort. I LOVED the Wilderness Lodge when we stayed there.
LOL, did you really think I wouldn't change resorts? I always do!

I'm sure the distance from AKL isn't bad, but since we are going to be at MK and Epcot soooo much, it just didn't make sense to stay there right now! I want to stay there someday, though, I know I'd love it! I can't wait to be at WL though...I woke up today and actually thought "OMG, I'm staying at the Wilderness Lodge again!"
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I am really hoping we'll be able to stay at a Deluxe resort for our next family trip... and as of now, I'm leaning towards WL. I've only been inside to eat at WCC, but the place looks fantastic!
It really is amazing, there is just something about being there that really makes you feel at home!

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You will be there with me!

That is if I get good news today from the doctor.
Yay!

I hope you got the good news you were hoping for!

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We LOVE the WL too! I'm so excited for you. I liked the way you used the pics to "walk" thru the resort--cute idea!!
Thanks, I'm excited for me too! I just cannot wait to be back there, I loved it so much when I stayed there, I didn't want to leave!

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I knew you would end up changing. I wasn't expecting WL though, I thought you would end up at BC or YC.
I did actually want BC or YC, but WL was at the top of my list too. WL really is my favorite resort, and you cannot get a better location, you'll see in a few weeks! I think you're going to like it better than BC. BC is really pretty, and the pool is great, and walking to Epcot is fun...but you really get extra Disney magic at the WL! I can't even imagine how great it must be to stay at the Poly or GF!

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Awww, I love WL! Personally, I prefer the decor (even though AKL is beautiful) and location of WL much, much more. Nothing like being able to take the boat to MK! Also-- we LOVE WCC! Do you think you'll eat there during your trip?
I love WL too, and I love the decor also! I prefer it over AKL too, because although AKL was beautiful when we visited, I was kind of afraid I might get sick of the theme after a while! I know I won't get sick of WL, I could live there! And you cannot beat taking a boat to MK! The monorail is nice, but it's always broken! I love the boats!

We have eaten at WCC and we really liked it! I'm sure we will eat there one night, I don't have an ADR there since I didn't know we were staying there until last night but I might make one...I'm also considering Artist Point, the menu looks fantastic!

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I am so happy you switched to WL...I love it so much more than AKL and the reason is the location.

You will be so happy!
Thanks, I'm happy too! I love the location, and it's just so pretty there! I know I'd love AKL, but the location is just out in the middle of nowhere! And AK is my least favorite park, so it kind of just makes sense for me to go back to WL!
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