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Old 08-16-2011, 09:25 AM   #151
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We check in four days from now!

So very excited!

We have a standard room booked and my only request is that we not be on the first floor. I am going to ask to be put on the list for the flag family, but I bet that it is going to be crowded. If we were chosen, what time do you have to be there, and when is it done?

Thanks! We can't WAIT! Well, my daughter can wait...She doesn't even know that we are going.
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We check in four days from now!

So very excited!

We have a standard room booked and my only request is that we not be on the first floor.
I am going to ask to be put on the list for the flag family, but I bet that it is going to be crowded. If we were chosen, what time do you have to be there, and when is it done?

Thanks! We can't WAIT! Well, my daughter can wait...She doesn't even know that we are going.
We did this too, regarding a room request. I'm hoping we wind up on an upper floor, as we booked standard view as well, but I also hope a request doesn't bump us out of a possible upgrade to another view, LOL.

This is our first Wl stay, and we are VERY excited about it! I can't believe we are leaving in just 4 days!
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I'm officially 10 days away from my first stay at WL...Do you guys recommend doing online check-in for the WL or is it better to check-in in person?
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I'm officially 10 days away from my first stay at WL...Do you guys recommend doing online check-in for the WL or is it better to check-in in person?
I've done both but it really makes no difference. Some say that it's best to do it in person, other's say it's best to do it online. In the end it's a personal decision to be made by you.
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Blame away! I have your soon-to-be pin with the hidden Mickey and I think that's perfect for the BC and Poly.

Can we both be clueless together?



THAT'S my problem. I finally got a few pins because I love the character and I have no intention of trading them! But the two minutes of trading I did for the OB pin was lots of fun. I was told that I should put the ones I don't want to trade on a separate lanyard.

Anyone know all about pin trading etiquette? I would love to know!
It's so funny you mention pin trading etiquette... we can be "not so clueless" now! Found this yesterday after I ordered the OB ... Disney's Official Pin Trading Etiquette Guide. (Also a good one at The Laughing Place.) I can see my kiddo throwing a fit already; at 4 years old, the concept of freely giving something of hers up even for something in return is a foreign one.
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FANTASTIC job on the new thread. I love WL. It was the first resort we visited back in the winter of 1994 I believe it was. Then again in 1998 at Thanksgiving. We visited again around 2004 or 2005 and then this June. We've stayed value two years (never again), POFQ twice (loved it, but miss the deluxe), CSR (didn't care for it), and AKL in 2010 (loved it, but in a category of it's own). With all that said, WL is my preference. My parents bought in to DVC two years ago, so I forsee us visiting more often since they like to treat the grandkids, my wife, and me.
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I'm officially 10 days away from my first stay at WL...Do you guys recommend doing online check-in for the WL or is it better to check-in in person?
If you're hoping for an upgrade, then I would check-in when you get there. I have heard of people getting upgraded in person, but not when using online check-in. We are always happy with our reservation and book what we want, so we do online check-in to simplify things and get it finished that much faster. But like PP said...it's all what you're comfortable with.
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We did this too, regarding a room request. I'm hoping we wind up on an upper floor, as we booked standard view as well, but I also hope a request doesn't bump us out of a possible upgrade to another view, LOL.

This is our first Wl stay, and we are VERY excited about it! I can't believe we are leaving in just 4 days!
Well, if you see a family running around after an insane little blonde boy, say Hi!

The Standards are completely booked. I wonder if that means the hotel will be crowded?
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Well, if you see a family running around after an insane little blonde boy, say Hi!

The Standards are completely booked. I wonder if that means the hotel will be crowded?
Hey, that could be us too, LOL. We have an almost 3 year old "insane little blonde boy" too. (And don't mind the partially insane 9 year old little blonde girl that he goes with, or the parents)

We'll be there from August 22nd through September 1st! Man it's getting close!!!!
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If you're hoping for an upgrade, then I would check-in when you get there. I have heard of people getting upgraded in person, but not when using online check-in. We are always happy with our reservation and book what we want, so we do online check-in to simplify things and get it finished that much faster. But like PP said...it's all what you're comfortable with.
My husband just read this and asked, will they upgrade us to the main lodge (we're staying Villa's) I told him the villa's are an upgrade. He said "OH, they seem so far away". I had to tell him last night where we were staying. It was going to be a surprise.

He's not a huge Disney fan. He goes, because I love it and we have a 5 year old who's a Disney nut.
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I'm officially 10 days away from my first stay at WL...Do you guys recommend doing online check-in for the WL or is it better to check-in in person?
I'm not a fan of online check-in but I do it all of the time I just can't resist the temptation.
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Hey, that could be us too, LOL. We have an almost 3 year old "insane little blonde boy" too. (And don't mind the partially insane 9 year old little blonde girl that he goes with, or the parents)

We'll be there from August 22nd through September 1st! Man it's getting close!!!!
That is creepy. Our crazy blonde boy is almost three too (October 1st) and our partially insane 9 year old strawberry blonde girl will be there too. I, however, am not insane, but my husband would completely disagree.
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I'm officially 10 days away from my first stay at WL...Do you guys recommend doing online check-in for the WL or is it better to check-in in person?
We have done both and it really doesn't make any difference I think. With that said, I'm a bit strange. I actually like the check in process, as it's kind of like the official start of the trip, LOL. That said, I usually opt to just wait with the rest of the riff raff at the standard check in desk.
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WDWkook, you did an outstanding job on this thread! I am just sad that I didn't get to read before our trip.
We just returned from 6 nights CL at the WL and I am now hooked everything was just perfect. The people that work the CL are outstanding!
My husband made arrangements for me and him to view Wishes from the roof, as an early 50th birthday celebration. It was a total surprise and it is not easy to surprise me... It was one of the coolest things ever!
My husband took our cell phones swimming one afternoon. When we returned to our room and asked if there was anyway to get a bowl of uncooked rice, it was in our room in 5 minutes.
I could go on and on, but the bottom line is, everything was just perfect, every wish, request, and want was granted.
One of the CMs told us that the WL had begun renovations and they should be completed sometime next year. Very excited that everything will be new whenever our next stay is...
Again, kudos to WDWkook for doing such a great job!
Thank you so much, Gipperland. I just posted the thread on 8/11 and finished it on Sunday so you wouldn't have seen it before your trip.

We got back on the 5th from two weeks there CL, and I felt the same way as you about the staff and lounge. Great story about the raw rice. That reminds me of what a real "concierge" should actually do for their guests. WDW Club Level used to be called "Concierge Level," but I have heard that over the years, the service has declined. You and I found the service to be excellent at the WL, so I hope this becomes a trend for all CLs.

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We check in four days from now!

So very excited!

We have a standard room booked and my only request is that we not be on the first floor. I am going to ask to be put on the list for the flag family, but I bet that it is going to be crowded. If we were chosen, what time do you have to be there, and when is it done?

Thanks! We can't WAIT! Well, my daughter can wait...She doesn't even know that we are going.
I believe the Flag Family meets at 0800 and it takes about 45 minutes. Your DD is going to be so surprised!

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We did this too, regarding a room request. I'm hoping we wind up on an upper floor, as we booked standard view as well, but I also hope a request doesn't bump us out of a possible upgrade to another view, LOL.

This is our first Wl stay, and we are VERY excited about it! I can't believe we are leaving in just 4 days!
In just two weeks you'll be there

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I'm officially 10 days away from my first stay at WL...Do you guys recommend doing online check-in for the WL or is it better to check-in in person?
I never do online check-in, especially if you're staying CL then there's no reason to do it.

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It's so funny you mention pin trading etiquette... we can be "not so clueless" now! Found this yesterday after I ordered the OB ... Disney's Official Pin Trading Etiquette Guide. (Also a good one at The Laughing Place.) I can see my kiddo throwing a fit already; at 4 years old, the concept of freely giving something of hers up even for something in return is a foreign one.
Thank you for the links! Earlier today I found my "Pinformation" pamphlet in my pile of "trip stuff." So many rules! Especially on the LP site. I hope the Pin Police don't come after me my next trip. Should we all practice at home first?

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FANTASTIC job on the new thread. I love WL. It was the first resort we visited back in the winter of 1994 I believe it was. Then again in 1998 at Thanksgiving. We visited again around 2004 or 2005 and then this June. We've stayed value two years (never again), POFQ twice (loved it, but miss the deluxe), CSR (didn't care for it), and AKL in 2010 (loved it, but in a category of it's own). With all that said, WL is my preference. My parents bought in to DVC two years ago, so I forsee us visiting more often since they like to treat the grandkids, my wife, and me.
Thank you, troynkasey. WL was our first Deluxe resort back in '96. You must have visited right after it opened? I hope your parents treat you to a trip soon

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Well, if you see a family running around after an insane little blonde boy, say Hi!

The Standards are completely booked. I wonder if that means the hotel will be crowded?
Hey, were you the crazy family at the Carrabba's the other night?

I think the least expensive rooms tend to fill-up first so it isn't necessarily an indication of 100% occupancy. At the CR, for example, the STD Garden Wing rooms tend to go first then the Garden View Garden Wing rooms. Now, for CL at other resorts it's a different story. Resorts with bookable CL views usually sell out the Garden View rooms first, Water View second and STD views last.

Have a great vacation!
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We have done both and it really doesn't make any difference I think. With that said, I'm a bit strange. I actually like the check in process, as it's kind of like the official start of the trip, LOL. That said, I usually opt to just wait with the rest of the riff raff at the standard check in desk.
When I went last year I opted for doing normal check in and it went fine. We had no wait (we were at the POP) and had great interaction with the Cast Member checking us in.

Needless to say when I do finally get back (hopefully Oct 2012 !) I'll just normal check in. Something about it just makes me feel like I've finally arrived on my vacation.
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