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Old 09-24-2012, 04:34 PM   #961
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Quick question for those in the know. Last time we stayed at WL in 2010, we had a nice North Side room on the 6th floor that gave us a great view of the MK and the fireworks at night from the balcony. We are looking for the same type of view, but this time we are "Club Level" so I guess we are 7th floor now. What room numbers should I request to get the best view of just being able to stand on the balcony and see the fireworks on the nights we are not out at the parks?
We were in room 7042 and had a great view of the fireworks and castle!
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I finally had some time after going through pictures to post a mini trip report about Wilderness Lodge. It is in this forum, at: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2997751

We loved it more than we thought we would, and are really excited at the prospect of going back next year.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:51 PM   #963
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Here is a map of the CL floor room numbers, courtesy of TheLodgeLady. The North Wing Woods View rooms are even-numbered 7044 - 7066. (7085 and 7086 are Honeymoon suites):

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We were in room 7042 and had a great view of the fireworks and castle!
Thanks for that info. Being 44 days out, when would you recommend asking for the range of rooms, and should I contact guest services or the Club Level folks?
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:08 PM   #964
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Thanks for that info. Being 44 days out, when would you recommend asking for the range of rooms, and should I contact guest services or the Club Level folks?
You could certainly put your room requests through IPO, that's how I did it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:27 PM   #965
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Congratulations on booking! Even missing 3 days, your kids sure get out early. They don't get out here in NoVA until 12/22
Oh, ours don't get out for break until Dec 22, but plan trips to avoid crowds, so usually do short trips during the school year. Usually we do it on a teacher/staff development weekend in Jan or Feb, so the kids only miss one or two days at the most. No staff development in December though, but we have wanted to see WDW at Christmas for years now, and it's now or in 3 years when both kids are out of High school. They are bright, so they'll catch up. Many of the kids in school end up missing more than 3 days when they go on band or orchestra trips to WDW or NY each year anyway.

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:37 AM   #966
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I finally had some time after going through pictures to post a mini trip report about Wilderness Lodge. It is in this forum, at: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2997751

We loved it more than we thought we would, and are really excited at the prospect of going back next year.
Thanks for posting the link to your TR

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Thanks for that info. Being 44 days out, when would you recommend asking for the range of rooms, and should I contact guest services or the Club Level folks?
The room assignor will block your room about 3 days prior to arrival. You have plenty of time to get your request into your reservation. When staying club level, the easiest way to do that is to simply email the IPO for WL at:

Wilderness.Lodge.Itinerary.Planning@disneyworld.co m

You could ask for "A Wishes view" and then ask upon check-in if you in fact have a Wishes view.

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Oh, ours don't get out for break until Dec 22, but plan trips to avoid crowds, so usually do short trips during the school year. Usually we do it on a teacher/staff development weekend in Jan or Feb, so the kids only miss one or two days at the most. No staff development in December though, but we have wanted to see WDW at Christmas for years now, and it's now or in 3 years when both kids are out of High school. They are bright, so they'll catch up. Many of the kids in school end up missing more than 3 days when they go on band or orchestra trips to WDW or NY each year anyway.

So excited!
I guess I got confused because you posted that you're doing MVMCP on 12/13. You're going to love the Lodge at Christmas! Here's a little holiday cheer for you:

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We recently got back from WL and chose it in part based on the transportation options. I love having the option of the boats to MK and Fort Wilderness. During our recent stay (which was during a very low crowd time in September) we frequently rode the boats to MK, FW, and the Contemporary. While they are a fun and beautiful option, they were usually not any faster than busses would have been. It usually took about 30-40 min to get from the room to the front of MK, including approximately a 10 minute wait for a boat. The MK bus ride was only 5 minutes, and it didn't seem the waits for those busses were too bad.

The Contemporary was about a 5 minute ride away after waiting for a boat to arrive, and from there you can go into the lobby and up to the Monorail, which is how we went to Epcot (by transferring monorails at the TTC).

To get to the Grand Floridian, two options are boat to Contemporary and then Monorail to GF, or boat to MK and then another boat to GF. Either way you probably want to allow yourself 45 minutes to an hour.

For Fort Wilderness, it is about a 10 minute boat ride compared to a 5 minute bus ride. We did both and preferred the boat just because it was prettier and more fun.

The busses everywhere else were fine for us. We sometimes had to wait up to 25 minutes for a bus to show up but when it did we got right on and it was usually only shared with one other resort (usually the Grand Floridian) for DTD, AK or HS. Having the option of the bus to/from Epcot was nice, which the monorail resorts do not have. We usually tended to go to Epcot via the boat and monorail, but would return home via the bus which was about a 15 minute trip with WL as the first stop, then continuing on to FW.

Overall we enjoyed having all the options, and used the boats a lot, but the busses were probably the quicker option.
Thank you so much for the information. That is exactly what I wanted to know. We are meeting up with our daughter, her DH and the two grandchildren age 5 & 3. They want to spend a lot of time at the MK. We usually stay at the BC or BCV, which we love, but I cannot believe how excited I am to do something new and different.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:46 AM   #968
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Could someone please tell me what the easiest way to request a room is? We have a Woods View booked.
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First day back at work.

DBF posted his photos already on Flickr (show off). Here is the link if anyone is interested. Lots of WL photos and some others. If I didn't have work to do (silly job), I would post them directly in the thread. I will do that later if anyone wants me to.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevedu...7631608251406/

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Another one for the Lodger's Log Kookalicious!

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Us too!!!!!!

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I finally had some time after going through pictures to post a mini trip report about Wilderness Lodge.
Headed there next!!!!!!

Myself & thy Princesses shall be attending the Xmas Partay on Nov. 15th (1st party ever!!!!)

And I gave my DD (AKA HRH) the choice.....of anywhere in the world to stay...with little sisters in agreement....

November 13-16th we shall be at WL CL
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #971
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Thanks! That's a nice compliment. Yeah, he's getting pretty good!
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #972
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First day back at work.

DBF posted his photos already on Flickr (show off). Here is the link if anyone is interested. Lots of WL photos and some others. If I didn't have work to do (silly job), I would post them directly in the thread. I will do that later if anyone wants me to.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevedu...7631608251406/

Enjoy!
Those photos are amazing! Don't think I stopped smiling all the way through...brought back many happy memories! Thank you so much!
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DBF posted his photos already on Flickr (show off). Here is the link if anyone is interested. Lots of WL photos and some others. If I didn't have work to do (silly job), I would post them directly in the thread. I will do that later if anyone wants me to.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevedu...7631608251406/

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Just beautiful photos. Some amazing shots!!
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Could someone please tell me what the easiest way to request a room is? We have a Woods View booked.
You will need to either call the WDTC/CRO with your reservation number and your request or contact your TA.

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Myself & thy Princesses shall be attending the Xmas Partay on Nov. 15th (1st party ever!!!!)

And I gave my DD (AKA HRH) the choice.....of anywhere in the world to stay...with little sisters in agreement....

November 13-16th we shall be at WL CL
Well, HOWDY and back! This is exciting news and I bet your girls are very excited, but what about poor DS? What's he getting out of this deal?

I shall inscribe your royal trip details into the Lodgers' Log, but I'm not using permanent posting ink
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Too funny

Kook - your permanent ink response cracked me up
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