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Old 10-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #1156
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Our approach has been to book a standard view and hope for the best. It has worked out very well for us, with a free upgrade to courtyard view our first visit and had a beautiful woods view room on our second trip. The rooms themselves are exactly the same inside, and the difference is just what's outside below your balcony. The second post of this thread here shows the room locations and view categories. The "worst case" is a view above the loading dock area with potential truck noise, but you'd be looking right toward MK and with a high enough floor you might be able to see Wishes. While you can't guarantee a better location unless you pay the extra, the number of available rooms means that an upgrade is likely since most of the rooms at WL are Woods view or better.

Also which location you prefer is an individual preference. Some people love having a room that opens to the lobby, others prefer a quieter location. Some love to see the pool, others worry about noise. Some want to see Wishes, some want to see Bay Lake. You really can't go wrong. Overall, WL is a beautiful resort and any room in it will be "home" for your trip.
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So, I want some opinions, please I booked standard view but we're springing for WL in the first place because we plan to spend time at the resort relaxing and hanging out, I am now considering moving up from standard to the next cheapest view...on a limited budget, is that worth it to squeeze it in? Or is it better to save that bit of money for something else? I know it's subjective, but I'm trying to come up with something to tell the DGF (or not if I decide against it lol) if I decide I want to!
On a limited budget stay with standard view and use the money elsewhere! The first time we stayed at WL we booked Woods view but it wasn't much of a view, I was really disappointed. We were on the fouth floor above Whispering Canyon and yeah there were woods but when you looked down - loading area, trucks in and out, etc... I even went back to front desk and asked if that was really woods view and they said yes. The last couple of trips we have stayed Courtyard view and I love it! But WL is such a fantastic resort you don't need to worry about the view. Have Fun!!
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On a limited budget stay with standard view and use the money elsewhere! The first time we stayed at WL we booked Woods view but it wasn't much of a view, I was really disappointed. We were on the fouth floor above Whispering Canyon and yeah there were woods but when you looked down - loading area, trucks in and out, etc... I even went back to front desk and asked if that was really woods view and they said yes. The last couple of trips we have stayed Courtyard view and I love it! But WL is such a fantastic resort you don't need to worry about the view. Have Fun!!
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Our approach has been to book a standard view and hope for the best. It has worked out very well for us, with a free upgrade to courtyard view our first visit and had a beautiful woods view room on our second trip. The rooms themselves are exactly the same inside, and the difference is just what's outside below your balcony. The second post of this thread here shows the room locations and view categories. The "worst case" is a view above the loading dock area with potential truck noise, but you'd be looking right toward MK and with a high enough floor you might be able to see Wishes. While you can't guarantee a better location unless you pay the extra, the number of available rooms means that an upgrade is likely since most of the rooms at WL are Woods view or better.

Also which location you prefer is an individual preference. Some people love having a room that opens to the lobby, others prefer a quieter location. Some love to see the pool, others worry about noise. Some want to see Wishes, some want to see Bay Lake. You really can't go wrong. Overall, WL is a beautiful resort and any room in it will be "home" for your trip.
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Get DGF a massage at Sturdy Branches and do some water recreation with the money you'll save booking a STD View. If your budget is limited, I would stick with the SV. You could even request a North Wing room on an upper floor and you might be able to see Wishes. There are so many cozy places to relax inside and outside of WL that I don't think you'll be in your room that much anyway. You even have a beach with plenty of chairs

Good points, thanks guys! I appreciate it We'll probably just keep standard, then!
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Nice to see you around these parts - your trips are getting closer now, it seemed so far away the last time I saw your ticker. How is DS liking college?
Thanks, KOOK . I can't believe we are almost under the 9 month mark. July 2013 seemed soooo far away when I booked everything and now it's less than a year away and I am very excited . DS really likes college, thanks for asking. He especially loves that he only has classes 2 days a week.

I hope things are well with you. Didn't your DD start high school this year? I hope she is doing well and is enjoying it .
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I really should be packing, but instead I'm reading the cupcake thread! Can't wait for our first stay at the WL!!!
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I really should be packing, but instead I'm reading the cupcake thread! Can't wait for our first stay at the WL!!!
That is just last minute preparation. You have to be ready... We recommend the pineapple one from Seasons at Epcot, but the Smores one at WL is impressive too. Enjoy your trip.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:22 AM   #1163
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So, I want some opinions, please I booked standard view but we're springing for WL in the first place because we plan to spend time at the resort relaxing and hanging out, I am now considering moving up from standard to the next cheapest view...on a limited budget, is that worth it to squeeze it in? Or is it better to save that bit of money for something else? I know it's subjective, but I'm trying to come up with something to tell the DGF (or not if I decide against it lol) if I decide I want to!
We are going to Disney for the 1st time in February. I could care less about the view but would really like bunks for the kids. DH and I talked about it and it really is not in the budget to add $550 for bunks and a woods view. It would be nice but the kids won't know what they are missing. Geez, for that amount I could buy a set of bunks for home!

Maybe as others have had happen, we will be given some pixie dust upon arrival. But we are not expecting it and are fine with a standard room. I am assuming there are no standard rooms with bunks as that was not an option. We are going in early February when they are not as busy, so you never know. Just being able to stay at the WL will be great! I can't believe I finally convinced DH to stay there!! He said he was glad we were staying at POR because the rooms didn't have outside entrances like the Values. Ummm, yeah they do! So, we made the switch. Can hardly wait and I am mostly excited about surprising the kids!
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That is just last minute preparation. You have to be ready... We recommend the pineapple one from Seasons at Epcot, but the Smores one at WL is impressive too. Enjoy your trip.
Thanks for the suggestion, GC!
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Just booked the journeys.

We'll be taking the train form the Netherlands to the UK, next day get on the Queen Mary2 (so looking forward to that !) and arrive in New york friday 3 may. We'll then hop on a train again (hubby loves trains) and go to Florida.

We MIGHT stay one or two nights elsewhere but haven't decided on that just yet. I mean St Augustine looks nice with soem nice historical stuff to look at.

May the 18th we'll be taking the plane back home! You know, that one-way flight is actually almost the same price as a week on the QM2 with entertainment,meals included.......

Now all we need are some nice juicy discounts for the WL.
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I really should be packing, but instead I'm reading the cupcake thread! Can't wait for our first stay at the WL!!!
Have a great trip and enjoy the WL .

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Just booked the journeys.

We'll be taking the train form the Netherlands to the UK, next day get on the Queen Mary2 (so looking forward to that !) and arrive in New york friday 3 may. We'll then hop on a train again (hubby loves trains) and go to Florida.

We MIGHT stay one or two nights elsewhere but haven't decided on that just yet. I mean St Augustine looks nice with soem nice historical stuff to look at.

May the 18th we'll be taking the plane back home! You know, that one-way flight is actually almost the same price as a week on the QM2 with entertainment,meals included.......

Now all we need are some nice juicy discounts for the WL.
Sounds like a very exciting trip you have planned .
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Just booked the journeys.

We'll be taking the train form the Netherlands to the UK, next day get on the Queen Mary2 (so looking forward to that !) and arrive in New york friday 3 may. We'll then hop on a train again (hubby loves trains) and go to Florida.

We MIGHT stay one or two nights elsewhere but haven't decided on that just yet. I mean St Augustine looks nice with soem nice historical stuff to look at.

May the 18th we'll be taking the plane back home! You know, that one-way flight is actually almost the same price as a week on the QM2 with entertainment,meals included.......

Now all we need are some nice juicy discounts for the WL.
What a journey! Enjoy your trip. Very exciting !
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That is just last minute preparation. You have to be ready... We recommend the pineapple one from Seasons at Epcot, but the Smores one at WL is impressive too. Enjoy your trip.
I haven't tried the pineapple one yet. Do you have a picture of it? I LOVE the smores one and am now less than 3 weeks away from my Halloween trip to the WL.
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I haven't tried the pineapple one yet. Do you have a picture of it? I LOVE the smores one and am now less than 3 weeks away from my Halloween trip to the WL.
Yes, here is a picture. It is very light and super yummy.
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Thanks, KOOK . I can't believe we are almost under the 9 month mark. July 2013 seemed soooo far away when I booked everything and now it's less than a year away and I am very excited . DS really likes college, thanks for asking. He especially loves that he only has classes 2 days a week.

I hope things are well with you. Didn't your DD start high school this year? I hope she is doing well and is enjoying it .
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I really should be packing, but instead I'm reading the cupcake thread! Can't wait for our first stay at the WL!!!
Cupcake research is essential to having a great trip. Happy travels and hope you keep us up-to-date on your cupcake research

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Just booked the journeys.

We'll be taking the train form the Netherlands to the UK, next day get on the Queen Mary2 (so looking forward to that !) and arrive in New york friday 3 may. We'll then hop on a train again (hubby loves trains) and go to Florida.

We MIGHT stay one or two nights elsewhere but haven't decided on that just yet. I mean St Augustine looks nice with soem nice historical stuff to look at.

May the 18th we'll be taking the plane back home! You know, that one-way flight is actually almost the same price as a week on the QM2 with entertainment,meals included.......

Now all we need are some nice juicy discounts for the WL.
What an exciting trip! Can't wait to hear what you think of the QE2 and trains. Have you thought about taking the QE2 back from NY to the UK? I guess that would be much more than the one-way flight.

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