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Old 07-08-2012, 10:25 AM   #901
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Thank you to all!

After I book our villa at the end of the month, I'll have to keep myself busy with something until the new year!

I'm looking forward to reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:08 AM   #902
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Just caught up on the discussion about changing dinnerware. When I was at VWL this past trip (22-27) it was still the same fiesta ware and I did not receive any change notice. AKV still had the great safari themed dishes. I'll be sorry to see them go as well... It kind of disappoints me that owners would feel the need to steal the dishes. I always think of my villa as my second home and would never even consider stealing from myself!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:26 AM   #903
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For the record, I'm not thrilled about switching our our nice plateware for the generic white stuff. But I guess we'll survive the change. As long as they hang on to that lovely couch!!


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Old 07-08-2012, 11:45 AM   #904
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Bagsmom - welcome to the thread! I see that you've already had some great answers from my fellow groupies. I just want to point out that if you're planning to do any cooking in the room keep in mind the studio's refrigerators are pretty small. The freezer section is really tiny. You will not be able to fit much in there. If you're trying to save money on food costs & you can fit it in your suitcase I'd recommend bringing a small griddle. It works great for pancakes, eggs, grilled sandwiches. You could even do burgers on it if you wanted to. I don't think anyone else mentioned it but I'd recommend renting bikes or a surrey bike & taking the path down to Ft. Wilderness. It's a lovely scenic ride. Be sure to spend some time just hanging out on the beach in a lounge chair watching the boats go by & definitely find the time to chill out in one of the rockers on the "front porch". I have no doubt you will love it!


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Just caught up on the discussion about changing dinnerware. When I was at VWL this past trip (22-27) it was still the same fiesta ware and I did not receive any change notice. AKV still had the great safari themed dishes. I'll be sorry to see them go as well... It kind of disappoints me that owners would feel the need to steal the dishes. I always think of my villa as my second home and would never even consider stealing from myself!
I missed this. What's going on with the dinnerware?

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Old 07-08-2012, 11:48 AM   #905
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Horselover...apparently they are making all of the dinnerware at WDW a generic white!!!!


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Old 07-08-2012, 11:53 AM   #906
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Horselover...apparently they are making all of the dinnerware at WDW a generic white!!!!
Yes, I found the thread. Thanks Blossomz. That really stinks. The dinnerware really added to the ambiance of the room. I wouldn't be sad if they gave us bigger cereal bowls though. What is up with those tiny 1/2 bowls? I guess they go with the tiny coffee mugs.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:31 PM   #907
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Well, luckily, we are only driving from Georgia! I will have that car packed! I do have a griddle! Great idea! I'm for sure bringing a hot plate and small skillet if I don't do the electric frying pan. I could give my boys grilled cheese every day for every meal and they'd be thrilled.

I figure we'll also escape the world once or twice and do someplace like Applebees or Chik fil A at some point.

We're also going to bring a couple of coolers. I figure we can buy ice at Publix, probably won't need to do TOO many times. We can keep the really perishable stuff in the frig -- stuff like fruit and drinks in the cooler(s).

I know we will be pretty crowded in that little studio, but if I have food and I'm at Disney World, I'm happy!

It's too far out for a countdown, but we are 11 months out as of TODAY!
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A Big Welcom Home Bagsmon!
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I don't think anyone else mentioned it but I'd recommend renting bikes or a surrey bike & taking the path down to Ft. Wilderness. It's a lovely scenic ride. Be sure to spend some time just hanging out on the beach in a lounge chair watching the boats go by & definitely find the time to chill out in one of the rockers on the "front porch". I have no doubt you will love it!
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #909
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Thought yall might enjoy these

We went to a place called the Moose Cafe for brunch today. It is close by, maybe 25 mins from our house at a local farmers market. They use fresh ingredients from the folks there. it was really good and we will be back!
Anyway, thought we would share a couple pics, thinking of the groupies when we saw these.

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It kind of disappoints me that owners would feel the need to steal the dishes. I always think of my villa as my second home and would never even consider stealing from myself!
ITA Blossom!

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We went to a place called the Moose Cafe for brunch today. It is close by, maybe 25 mins from our house at a local farmers market. They use fresh ingredients from the folks there. it was really good and we will be back!
Anyway, thought we would share a couple pics, thinking of the groupies when we saw these.

Thanks for sharing your day with us Jimmy!
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:40 PM   #911
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Here are a couple of questions for you folks "in the know."

I was reading some information on the lodge villas on DVCNews.com. One of the bits of info said "beware pool crowding" due to people coming over from Ft. Wilderness. We will be coming June 8 - 15. Do you folks usually go at this time of year and have you noticed the pool crowding that was mentioned? I didn't think the pools were shared between the campground and the lodge....

Also -- for those of you who are really familiar with the studios and the layout of the villa building, which floor and which room should we attempt to get? I was looking at the maps and there are really very few studios, aren't there? Should we try to get on one of the ends of the building?

Obviously, there is plenty of time to get this all figured out, but with my brain, it's better for me to ask questions as I think of them!

Thanks for the warm welcome and the great information!
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I am usually there as soon as school is out. I have only had one bad experience with people coming over from the fort. However, if they do come, most go to the main pool, not the villas pool. This is something I know the resorts try to avoid, but sometimes they slip in!

Most of the villa views are wonderful. We laugh about the "dumpster" view. (search this thread for more info), but even that isn't so bad. I prefer to be near the elevators and not facing the buses. But like I said, most views are beautiful and peaceful!
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Here are a couple of questions for you folks "in the know."

I was reading some information on the lodge villas on DVCNews.com. One of the bits of info said "beware pool crowding" due to people coming over from Ft. Wilderness. We will be coming June 8 - 15. Do you folks usually go at this time of year and have you noticed the pool crowding that was mentioned? I didn't think the pools were shared between the campground and the lodge....
There is not supposed to be pool sharing. However, the Disney CM's rarely enforce that and you will see people getting off the little shuttle boat with their swimsuits and towels. Yes, pool crowding is an issue, especially at the main pool.

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Also -- for those of you who are really familiar with the studios and the layout of the villa building, which floor and which room should we attempt to get? I was looking at the maps and there are really very few studios, aren't there? Should we try to get on one of the ends of the building?
It is a very small resort all around, so there aren't a lot of any type of room there. I would avoid requesting specific rooms because if it isn't available then you'll just get whatever is left. Requests are much better to be general, such as "lake side" or "near the elevator".
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I remember staying at the WL one summer, I believe it was August 98, and the pool was super crowded. The cm's were actually asking to see room key's and a number of people from FW were asked to leave. The last time we stayed at the VWL the pool was very crowded, but it was during July 4th.

I have a question. I am obsessed with MM waffles! I believe they are in the skillet @ WCC, but do they have them @ Roaring Fork? The are not shown on the menu.
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I remember staying at the WL one summer, I believe it was August 98, and the pool was super crowded. The cm's were actually asking to see room key's and a number of people from FW were asked to leave. The last time we stayed at the VWL the pool was very crowded, but it was during July 4th.

I have a question. I am obsessed with MM waffles! I believe they are in the skillet @ WCC, but do they have them @ Roaring Fork? The are not shown on the menu.
The skillet at WCC has Pine Cone waffles! No Mickey Head, but just as tasty.

Roaring Fork does have Mickey Head waffles

Mr Muush is also obsessed with the waffles.

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