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Old 07-05-2011, 06:16 PM   #16
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Great start Jamie! I'm so glad u decided to start your first TR. I have been reading TRs since goodness knows when & still haven't had luck writing one
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:28 PM   #17
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Loving your trip report so far... trying to talk my DH into going on an adults only trip. You wouldn't think it would be hard since we don't have kids, but my nieces and nephew go with me on all my disney trips, this will be the first one totally solo for me in September...
Looking forward to more!
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:24 PM   #18
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Yeah! Page 2! I am enjoying your report and glad you decided to write one. We own at VWL, so I love reading about people who stay at the WL. Hope your room issue is resolved quickly!
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:58 PM   #19
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Am so glad you got to stay at a deluxe this trip! and can't wait to hear all about your room - hope you had a fabulous view!
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:16 PM   #20
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Great update!!! Mmm Raglan Road seems like a restaurant I would love, but I have yet to go there! I'm hoping to squeeze it in somewhere in October!

I love the new Lego statues!

That's so strange that you got 2 texts from WL with 2 different room numbers! I would have checked out both locations first, and then decided which room I wanted! I wish I could remember our room number from when we were there...it was 4 something, because we were on the 4th floor, but that's all I can remember! It was a FAR walk from the lobby too! But we had such a nice, peaceful woods view room, I'm kind of nervous about having a courtyard view this time, I hope it's not too noisy!

Can't wait to see where you ended up!
I hope you can check it out, its a very nice restaurant.
I was so confused on the room and I was worried that the second room wouldn't be as nice as the first room number they sent. I think a woods view would be nice. Hoping to stay again soon!

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Love the photo of you with Johnny Depp!

Starting your trip with a meal at Raglan Road sounds great! That is weird about getting two room numbers - can't wait to find out which room you end up in.

Lol at losing an argument! Don't you just hate when you end up being wrong?!
He read the update and was like "seeing your wife say you were right all over the internet, priceless!"

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Thanks! If you end up writing one, let me know, I would love to read it.

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Loving your trip report so far... trying to talk my DH into going on an adults only trip. You wouldn't think it would be hard since we don't have kids, but my nieces and nephew go with me on all my disney trips, this will be the first one totally solo for me in September...
Looking forward to more!
Thank you! We don't have kids yet either, but I would love to take my nephew. He is 6 and hasn't been away from mom and dad overnight yet, so in a couple of years we will take him. Hope you can talk your husband into it!

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Yeah! Page 2! I am enjoying your report and glad you decided to write one. We own at VWL, so I love reading about people who stay at the WL. Hope your room issue is resolved quickly!
I know I was so happy to see page 2! I would love to be DVC someday...but I also want to move to Florida, we will see what happens first!

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Am so glad you got to stay at a deluxe this trip! and can't wait to hear all about your room - hope you had a fabulous view!
I don't think I could go back to a moderate or value now...but I suppose I will have to see what my wallet thinks. I heard POP is nice so I would like to stay there sometime.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:48 PM   #21
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I love the name of your trip report. That's what I think every summer when people ask me where I am going on vacation. I answer Florida and then they laugh and ask "Disney"? I can't help it I am addicted.

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Old 07-07-2011, 08:36 PM   #22
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I love the name of your trip report. That's what I think every summer when people ask me where I am going on vacation. I answer Florida and then they laugh and ask "Disney"? I can't help it I am addicted.

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Thanks Lucy! I know exactly what you mean. We only told a few people that we were even going because I get teased by almost everyone for going so much.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:24 PM   #23
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Our room is ready!

So I left off with just noticing a second text that said our room was ready...again and instead of 4037 it was 2120. Now while trying to enjoy our bus ride but really just anticipating our room assignment on the nearly empty bus, the family of four were getting a little annoying. The father grabbed the daughters flip flops from her feet and threw them down the length of the bus. The daughter jumped up and ran to get them (while the bus was in motion). I could tell the mother was a little annoyed/embarrassed and told him to knock it off but she also just kind of chuckled as he did it again....Some people's kids - er, I mean some people's parents

When we pulled up to what would be our home away from home for the next 6 nights were hurried off the bus and grabbed our carry on bag that we had checked with vallet and walked into the beautiful lobby. I didn't know whether to stand in the check-in line or the concierge desk. Both lines had about 2 people waiting. We ended up waiting in the check-in line. The CM that had checked us in earlier was still there but she also had a trainee with her, so it was taking a little bit of time. When it was our turn I explained that we received two text messages with two room numbers and showed both CMs the phone. They both thought it was strange. She advised that they do not send the text messages from the hotel but that it is done else where. They both apologized and we both said that it was OK. I chimed in that I will take which ever room is better, which made the trainee chuckle. The CM advised that we would be in room 4037. She thought maybe the person assigned to room 2120 had the same area code, she checked but that was not the case. It will forever remain a Disney mystery as to why we got that second text.

On the way up to our room I took a picture of this.


I am not sure why I didn't take photos of the rest of the lobby at this time, but I did later.

We were told to head towards Roaring Forks and to take the elevator that is just passed the dinning area up to the 4th floor. Since we were near Roaring Forks, I thought that we should invest in resort mugs. When we stayed at POR we rarely refilled the mugs because we were never near the dinning hall. I told Kyle that I would meet him up in the room after I got the mugs. I entered Roaring Forks which was a little busy and looked for the mugs but didn't see them. At POR they were right by the grill, but I couldn't find them here. I walked up to where you pay and asked a CM where they were. She pointed behind her indicating that they were behind the counter. LOL, whoops, so didn't see them there. I told her I wanted two. She was kind of funny because she motioned me to come closer and to lean in. She was whispering that they were open until midnight and that I can refill with the fountain drinks as much as I wanted. She also whispered the total and the fact that there was a sink next to the fountain drinks. I guess she just liked to whisper.



I found our room pretty easily.





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view from deck



I just love this and want it in my home!


I really thought the headboard was great.



Overall, I loved this room! It was hot the whole week so I was glad that the AC worked so great.

Since we had been up since 3 AM and I pretty much no sleep that night, we decided to nap and then head to Magic Kingdom later since it was open for EMH until 2 AM. Kyle made fun of me 3 times this trip for my DIS abbreviations First was for when I said EMH, next was for when I said CM, and 3rd was when I said ADR.

Before drifting off to sleep, I watched a little Stacy Must Do and then changed the channel to the local news station. The Casey Anthony trial was on and I have to admit I got very hooked that week. In fact, every day that we napped, I mostly watched the trial while Kyle slept.

Up next - Magic Kingdom EMH/please, anything but Pecos Bill




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Joining in! I'd love to stay at the Wilderness Lodge! It's gorgeous!
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Subbing in and loving your TR! Hurry and add more pics and details!
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Wow your room is in such a great location! And the room is so beautiful! And that view is perfect! Can you tell I love the WL?

Did you find the courtyard view to be too noisy? I'm so worried about that for October! I want to put in a room request, but other than a 4th or 5th floor room, I don't know what to ask for!

Can't wait to hear about MK!
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It was a great view. I just wish we would have enjoyed the deck more.

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Wow your room is in such a great location! And the room is so beautiful! And that view is perfect! Can you tell I love the WL?

Did you find the courtyard view to be too noisy? I'm so worried about that for October! I want to put in a room request, but other than a 4th or 5th floor room, I don't know what to ask for!

Can't wait to hear about MK!
I think I am picking up a slight love that you have for WL It was noisy, but more on that later. We actually didn't put in any requests. We booked the trip on Expedia and the courtyard view was included.
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I think I am picking up a slight love that you have for WL It was noisy, but more on that later. We actually didn't put in any requests. We booked the trip on Expedia and the courtyard view was included.
Oh no, that's what I'm worried about! Did it seem like any of the courtyard sections were quieter than others? I really wanted a woods view, but they were all booked, woods view is so quiet and peaceful! Was it noisy bc of the pool? (If you don't want to get ahead of yourself in your TR talking about the noise, PM me! ) Ugh, I'm stressing out now!!!
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Joining in! I love the title of your report. On our last trip, we didn't tell very many people because we didn't want to hear..."You're going back to Disney again?" Anyway, loving your report so far! I'm hoping to stay at the WL one day. What a great view from your room!!!
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