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Old 08-13-2011, 08:34 AM   #46
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We're currently booked at WL SV, but I'm getting very nervous about that decision. The pictures that I've seen of Standard are horrifying. Do all standard views overlook the service area? Is there a lot of noise for those rooms? Is the view really that bad? Please help! I'm considering changing back to AKL SV, but we stayed there last time, so we were looking for a change.
Don't be THAT nervous.
My theory when we stay standard is... don't look down- look out!
(and then I look in my wallet to see all the $$$ I saved for my next trip Courtyard BB view!)
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Yeah, we rock Hi back at ya! I was thinking the same thing...we love our girl KOOK!
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Any reason for new Disney clothes!!! I can pack old summer clothes, and slyly replace them on the trip instead of doing laundry

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Old 08-13-2011, 09:46 AM   #48
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Don't be THAT nervous.
My theory when we stay standard is... don't look down- look out!
(and then I look in my wallet to see all the $$$ I saved for my next trip Courtyard BB view!)
Love your attitude and wish I could adopt the same...unfortunately, I am a view wimp and need at least a nice one every trip! Keep fingers crossed for a great one now and then.
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Hi WDWKOOK. Sorry I'm so late to the party. I've been running, running with Dbrother in town. Congrats on a wonderful job!!! Everything looks great with lots of useful info and beautiful photos.

Our 1st WL stay was this past March for our 10th Anniv and we loved it. We are considering making WL a anniversary tradition. Ssshhhh, don't tell RCers I said that... oooops, they're all here already !!
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Here's hoping for a Bounceback so I can do WL for my couple's trip too
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That news of a refurb starting in Feb12 scared me. We already had 3 nights booked in May with our VWL points and were waiting for the 7 month window to book additional nights with our other DVC points. I didn't want to take the chance on the refurb making less rooms available so I booked the additional nights today with a CR. When the 7 month window opens up, hopefully I'll be able to get them with DVC points and then cancel the CR. Thanks DISboard members for the heads up!
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Well, rub Humphrey's nose for me!

If you go to the Mercantile, I'm sure you'll notice that the Resort Merchandise has already changed from the photos I posted on the first page. Even while I was there for 12 nights, the RM was disappearing daily. The CM said that they were getting rid of a lot of it and she had no idea what, if anything, would replace it. We bought some WL RM like key chains, a sweat jacket, a beach towel all for half off and within days they were all gone.
The only thing I am looking for is a specifc pin only sold at the Wilderness Lodge. A couple of months ago all the resorts came out with some pins specifc to the resorts that were limited edition and my friend from Orlando already got me the Contemporary pin in that series. So anything else I might purchase there would be a bonus.
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We are currently planning our 3rd trip to the Wilderness Lodge! Staying CL this time in a Deluxe Suite!

The Wilderness Lodge just feels like "Home" to us!
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:45 PM   #54
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Here's hoping for a Bounceback so I can do WL for my couple's trip too

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The only thing I am looking for is a specifc pin only sold at the Wilderness Lodge. A couple of months ago all the resorts came out with some pins specifc to the resorts that were limited edition and my friend from Orlando already got me the Contemporary pin in that series. So anything else I might purchase there would be a bonus.
I just started pin trading on the last night of our last trip. DD spotted an Orange Bird pin in the pin trading book at the kiosk in the lobby and while I was standing there, a woman walked-up with another Orange Bird pin and traded it with me. So between the one I purchased at the Fantasyland kiosk and the two I got our last night at the WL, I now have 3 of the 4 Orange Bird pins. I even bought a Mickey lanyard that night




My favorite Orange Bird pin is the bottom one because he looks like such a frustrated resort changer
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WDWKOOK.....thank you so much for such an amazing job on the new thread!!!!
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Ahhh, I'm starting to panic! We've booked a standard view room, and now I'm wondering if it was the wrong decision. We're going to WL after our free dining portion of the trip at another resort as an early anniversary gift to each other before heading home. I've mentioned before how much I love to sit on the balcony, but we just can't justify upgrading to a better view room since this stay is just an added bonus for us. What do y'all think? Should we stick with a standard view room and just plan on enjoying the hotel amenities instead of a balcony view? We won't spend much time in the parks since we'll have already done that earlier on the trip. We might leave for dinner one night, but otherwise, we'll be enjoying the hotel.
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I indeed have rehab news straight from the club level manager. The rehab was due to begin in December, but it now looks like it will begin in February 2012. It will NOT be a soft rehab. It will be a top to bottom complete room rehab. Everything will be replaced, including the bathroom fixtures. There is already a model room that the club level manager has seen and he says it is fantastic and everything will be replaced. He predicted that it might take up to two years and will be done floor by floor by blocking off one floor at a time. No word yet on whether they will start at the top or the bottom.
This is exciting news. While I love the decor at the WL as I've seen it in pictures, it is always nice to have everything a bit fresher. I'm hoping for a Wilderness Lodge trip in December 2012.

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I wish the WLV would get some sort of rehab, even is it's just a soft one.
Me too! From the pictures I've seen, the VWL rooms simply don't look as charming as the WL rooms. It would be nice to save a bit of money and stay at VWL, but I don't know if I'm willing to sacrifice the ambiance of a WL room.
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Me too! From the pictures I've seen, the VWL rooms simply don't look as charming as the WL rooms. It would be nice to save a bit of money and stay at VWL, but I don't know if I'm willing to sacrifice the ambiance of a WL room.
In person we found the WLV to much nicer than the Lodge rooms - prettier, more homey and Great Northwest feeling, if that makes any sense! Lodge room was boring washed out brown and gray blue...but others may think just the opposite!
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I just started pin trading on the last night of our last trip. DD spotted an Orange Bird pin in the pin trading book at the kiosk in the lobby and while I was standing there, a woman walked-up with another Orange Bird pin and traded it with me. So between the one I purchased at the Fantasyland kiosk and the two I got our last night at the WL, I now have 3 of the 4 Orange Bird pins. I even bought a Mickey lanyard that night




My favorite Orange Bird pin is the bottom one because he looks like such a frustrated resort changer
I have been collecting/trading WDW pins since May 2001 and since then I have a total of 8 full pin bags, along with my favorite 14 pins on my lanyard.
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WHAT??? Y'all had a bounceback, KOOK?? We had nothing! No fair! So when are you going back?
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