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Old 09-16-2012, 06:40 PM   #811
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Just returned from a week at WL.(Sept 3rd-9th) We were booked in a standard view but after seeing the view of the loading docks and hearing the roar of hvac units we went to the front desk to complain and ask to pay for an upgrade. We were given a free upgrade to a courtyard view (room 4011). The manager agreed that standard view is bad!
It was totally dead there. No one at the Roaring Fork eveytime we went to eat. The pool wasn't too busy either. The room seemed a little small to us but it was fine for the amount of time we actually spent in it. The boat access was great! We never waited more than 5 mins for a boat. Overall a great experience at WL.
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Congratulations on being PIF - it seems 'more real' now, doesn't it?

Disney transportation is amazing, I agree. But, the monorail's efficiency and usefulness has unfortunately diminished over the years. With the purchase of more buses and longer ones, it seems that Disney has figured out that buses are the most efficient and cost effective mode of transportation for them. They are extremely flexible in their usage and can easily add or take away buses on an as needed basis. They seem to be trending in the direction of making them the primary mode of transportation and are directing guests away from the monorail by taking it away as a transportation option during PM EMH. This isn't a big issue for most guests, but is a bone of contention for guests who have paid more to stay at the Poly and GF, who as an option, can't even walk to the MK. At least CR/BLT guests have the walkway as a monorail alternative.

If only the buses weren't so cold in the morning
Thanks! It definitely is more real now. We are all getting very excited.

We were originally booked at the Poly. One of the many reasons I switched to WL was because monorail access at the Poly doesn't seem like much of a perk any more.

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Old 09-17-2012, 03:18 AM   #813
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Kook, I promised you to let you know asap if I'd be making it to WDW next year...


YES!!

We are looking at arriving may 4th and not leaving till may 18th

I can finally start planning properly!!

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I hope everyone has a great week! Just curious, does anyone have any comments on the upcoming WCC menu changes?



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Just back. We had a nice vacation. The Wilderness Lodge was, as usual, magnificent. All the cast members were super nice, especially in Club Level. The only problem I had was getting access to the bathroom to get ready. I had two teenage girls with me and they spent a lot of time in the bathroom and in front of the mirror. I did not partake much of the Club Level food since I usually was not there when it was open, but the girls sure did and they certainly enjoyed themselves. What food I did try was excellent. I am really in awe of the art and architecture of the Wilderness Lodge---it is truly well done and absolutely amazing. I have to go do tons of laundry now and go to the grocery store. After seven days of Disney Dining, the family is hungry, especially the teenagers.
And I thought just one teenage girl was hard when it comes to bathroom time - you poor thing!

Welcome back and are you planning a return trip yet?

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I read here that (sadly) the deluxe rooms are rarely discounted (so it looks like we will likely be switching to a standard, maybe standard club-level).

Are CL rooms counted in any FD offers that come out? Would deluxe rooms also be included in that?

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I've never tried to book a Deluxe room with FD, I've only tried with room only discounts like AP and military. But, since they've not been available with those, I doubt they'd be with FD. Maybe someone else will be able to answer your question.

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Kook, I promised you to let you know asap if I'd be making it to WDW next year...


YES!!

We are looking at arriving may 4th and not leaving till may 18th

I can finally start planning properly!!

That sounds great! Would you like that in the Log on the first page? Happy planning and you need a nice, shiny ticker
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:35 AM   #815
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That sounds great! Would you like that in the Log on the first page? Happy planning and you need a nice, shiny ticker
Sure Ans maybe I should get a ticker somewhere, any nice place to get one?

I mean, less than 8 months to go...
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I hope everyone has a great week! Just curious, does anyone have any comments on the upcoming WCC menu changes?
Hi, I am new to this thread, have been lurking for a few weeks as I plan to change my DVC reservation from my home resort (BWV) to VWL for next spring soon when the 7 months window opens.

To be honest, I was very disappointed when I read about the planned changes. I personally love the skillet, but I think having options is great for the restaurant. After all, I think the resort restaurants should cater to the people staying there as well. And with only the skillet available, I don't think anyone would ever want to eat there more than once during a trip. And Artist Point is very expensive, so not possible for everyone. I do consider this a serious downgrade of the restaurant.

Also, I absolutely hate the idea of eliminating the salad but adding a dessert instead. Disney talks so much about healthy eating - but that's just the opposite. I think it is great to have something fresh tasting like the salad to have with all the heavy food in the skillet. And I was so stuffed afterwards anyway that I could not imagine having dessert. It seems like this is another thing done to streamline dining for the dining plan.

It will not affect my travel plans - at least for this trip - but it does leave an ungood feeling about the direction Disney is taking at the moment.
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Do we have an idea when the menu change will occur?
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:17 AM   #818
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I hope everyone has a great week! Just curious, does anyone have any comments on the upcoming WCC menu changes?
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The WCC menu changes are very dissapointing. DH & My body needs salad, it does not need more dessert.

We have an adr for WCC in November. We haven't been to WCC in 6 years due to a bad experience with a very rude WCC waiter the last night of our WDW vacation. We were looking forward to trying it out again. Between the possibility of having nothing healthy in our dinner food (to help process) & reading on the restaurant boards that WCC still has a rude waiter on their recent visit, not sure that we will be keeping this adr. Love the Wilderness Lodge experience, but WCC may be a thing of the past for us.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:49 AM   #819
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I am a little sad by the proposed changes. At least our reservation there in November is for breakfast.
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Leaving for the airport soon. One short sleep tonight at POP by the time we get there very late this evening and then tomorrow morning we finally check in at WL!!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:48 PM   #822
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:10 PM   #823
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Sure Ans maybe I should get a ticker somewhere, any nice place to get one?

I mean, less than 8 months to go...
I really like this site because they have rotating tickers which I use for split stays. They take up less room in my signature:

http://www.mickeypath.com

The DIS also has tickers, but not rotating ones:

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Hi, I am new to this thread, have been lurking for a few weeks as I plan to change my DVC reservation from my home resort (BWV) to VWL for next spring soon when the 7 months window opens.

To be honest, I was very disappointed when I read about the planned changes. I personally love the skillet, but I think having options is great for the restaurant. After all, I think the resort restaurants should cater to the people staying there as well. And with only the skillet available, I don't think anyone would ever want to eat there more than once during a trip. And Artist Point is very expensive, so not possible for everyone. I do consider this a serious downgrade of the restaurant.

Also, I absolutely hate the idea of eliminating the salad but adding a dessert instead. Disney talks so much about healthy eating - but that's just the opposite. I think it is great to have something fresh tasting like the salad to have with all the heavy food in the skillet. And I was so stuffed afterwards anyway that I could not imagine having dessert. It seems like this is another thing done to streamline dining for the dining plan.

It will not affect my travel plans - at least for this trip - but it does leave an ungood feeling about the direction Disney is taking at the moment.
(and willkommen) to our little ol' thread, flossbolna!

I agree that choices shouldn't be more limited, especially when it comes to vegetables. Looks like a starch will be the only veggie in the skillet? I do have to wonder how much salad "waste" they have. Is it possible that more guests leave uneaten salad than any other item

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The report is that it will change on Wednesday.



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The WCC menu changes are very dissapointing. DH & My body needs salad, it does not need more dessert.

We have an adr for WCC in November. We haven't been to WCC in 6 years due to a bad experience with a very rude WCC waiter the last night of our WDW vacation. We were looking forward to trying it out again. Between the possibility of having nothing healthy in our dinner food (to help process) & reading on the restaurant boards that WCC still has a rude waiter on their recent visit, not sure that we will be keeping this adr. Love the Wilderness Lodge experience, but WCC may be a thing of the past for us.
Your 'more dessert' comment reminded me of how they took away the appetizer and the tip from the original DDP, but left the dessert, which often guests don't want. I think Disney has figured out this saves them money when you decline dessert or don't throw it onto your tray at the QS. It also must be cheaper for them than fresh veggies that spoil much faster.

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I am a little sad by the proposed changes. At least our reservation there in November is for breakfast.
No salad to worry about at breakfast

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testing, testing...

Just seeing if I did this ticker thingie right.
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testing, testing...

Just seeing if I did this ticker thingie right.
Nope

Lets try again...
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