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Old 09-16-2012, 02:42 PM   #16
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Hey Erin !!! Glad to have you along !!

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Hey Sara !! I am so happy you stopped in !!

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Hi there So sorry about you ankle!! Looking forward to another fabulous trip report. The villa looks awesome. I bet that Jacuzzi comes in handy after a long day at the parks. Just curious, how long does it take you to drive from SC? -Amanda
Hey Amanda !! Thanks for checking in !! I have a jacuzzi at home that I haven't been able to use because it is very hard to get in and out of the tub with one leg. DD enjoyed some some time in the tub though !!

It takes us about 6.5 to 7.5 hours depending upon traffic patterns. So, not a bad drive for us at all.

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Oh man, I'm sorry that you were scooter-laden for this visit to the World.

Thanks for the many pictures of your Wilderness Lodge villa...I don't think I've seen them so well-documented before.
Hey Glenn !! Thanks for stopping by !!

Yep, the ankle thing has really sucked for sure.

It is hard to find a lot of pictures of the villas at WL. I should go over to their thread and post these, I guess. Someone else might like to see them, maybe.
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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Day 2 – Part One

We kinda slept in a little this morning. We decided to take it easy on this morning because we didn’t know what the scooter situation would be and DH wanted to watch his football game which started at noon. So we planned to just chill on this day and kind of go with the flow.

Of course, I called the scooter people right away. And they let me know how sorry they were and that they would credit a day for me and that my scooter was already downstairs waiting for me. YAY !!! So DH took the wheelchair back and went to get the scooter for me.

While he was gone, I took photos of our view off of the balcony.

Master Bedroom Balcony



Living Room Balcony



We spent very little time out there, so it wasn’t a big deal. But perhaps, if we had a better view, we would have spent more time out there.

Anyway, DH arrived back with the scooter !! YAY !!!



(angels singing)

I just loved it !!



Isn’t it funny how you think if you lean forward, it will make you go faster ?? LOL. Anyway, having the scooter on this trip was a complete lifesaver. It was seriously so fun scootering around everywhere. I had the best time with it. It sure beat hauling myself around all day on crutches or having to listen to DH complain about having to push me everywhere in the wheelchair. Because, I’ll be honest, that wouldn’t be any fun for him at all and I am not exactly a lightweight.

So DH gets the scooter back and plays with it. Drives it up and down the hallway, takes it apart, puts it back together. You know, guy stuff.

We all got dressed and went to check out the resort.





The Villas lobby













Fireplace



More lobby







The Villas outside



The Hidden Springs Pool



This pool had these giant jets on the bottom that created these huge bubblers throughout the pool. There were about four or five of them. It was really cool.





The beach where they showed movies every night.



We headed towards the main pool.







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Old 09-16-2012, 04:25 PM   #18
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I love the pictures of the villa's
(check out the little girl getting ready to jump into her daddy's arms in the last picture--so cute)

Aren't men different, they have to "check things out" to 'make sure they are ok"
But i am sure he had fun doing so--you sure look like you were (having fun that is) in spite of the injury

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(check out the little girl getting ready to jump into her daddy's arms in the last picture--so cute)

Aren't men different, they have to "check things out" to 'make sure they are ok"
But i am sure he had fun doing so--you sure look like you were (having fun that is) in spite of the injury

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I did notice that little girl. So precious !! My DD just loved the slide at that pool.

The scooter really WAS fun, although there were some challenges that came along with that. Mostly other people. They look in your direction and you think they see you, but they don't. They just keep on walking right into you. and little kids were always darting out in front of me. I never hit anyone, but I sure came close. Thankfully it wasn't crowded at all when we were there. I can see where that would be a REAL challenge.
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The villas lobby is gorgeous! Did it have that great smoky smell going on? LOVE the train. If we ever stay over at WL again, we'll have to make a point to go over and see that at the villas. That bubbly pool sounds wonderful. What a cool feature. My DD loves the water slide at the main pool too. After our last trip I if CSR had the best slide of all the resorts we've stayed in. She said she liked WL's better. I was surprised b/c that CSR slide looked pretty darn cool, and I don't remember the WL one being all that special. Clearly I missed out on something.

Glad the scooter company was apologetic and their mistake did not hold you up in the morning. Considering everything, would you recommend the company? If my mom
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The villas lobby is gorgeous! Did it have that great smoky smell going on? LOVE the train. If we ever stay over at WL again, we'll have to make a point to go over and see that at the villas. That bubbly pool sounds wonderful. What a cool feature. My DD loves the water slide at the main pool too. After our last trip I if CSR had the best slide of all the resorts we've stayed in. She said she liked WL's better. I was surprised b/c that CSR slide looked pretty darn cool, and I don't remember the WL one being all that special. Clearly I missed out on something.

Glad the scooter company was apologetic and their mistake did not hold you up in the morning. Considering everything, would you recommend the company? If my mom
We love WLV. So far though, we all love the Boardwalk the best. And the kids say that is the best slide so far. That doesn't mean we didn't love the other places, but Boardwalk is holding first place right now. DH really likes the woodsy feel of WL though.

Yes, it was Apple Scooter and even though there were two little problems, I would highly recommend them as they were very friendly and very quick to help when we had issues. The scooter was small and easy to take apart and put back together and it fit into the back of our car easily. DH and DS were a good team getting it in and out. Plus, they were very economical. To rent a scooter in the parks - just for the park - Disney charges $50 a day. Whereas this company was $133 for the whole week. A good deal, I say. I was really happy with it and to tell the truth, now that I am back home and dealing with these crutches, I really miss my scooter - BAD !!!
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It is nice to run into another South Carolinian here on the DIS! Was that football game perhaps the University of SC Gamecocks?!?

Thanks for the photos of the WLV. It looks great. WL is one of our favorites but we have never stayed in the Villas.

Sooooo sorry about your ankle! But the scooters are the bomb when you need one. I hope that it helped make it through your trip with ease.

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It is nice to run into another South Carolinian here on the DIS! Was that football game perhaps the University of SC Gamecocks?!?

Thanks for the photos of the WLV. It looks great. WL is one of our favorites but we have never stayed in the Villas.

Sooooo sorry about your ankle! But the scooters are the bomb when you need one. I hope that it helped make it through your trip with ease.

Can't wait to read more!

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Kelli !! Yes, USC all the way baby !!!

We love the Wilderness Lodge.

The scooter was really fun and I now that I am back in the real world, I really miss it !!
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Day 2- Part Two

Exploring the resort – continued.



A panoramic view











We checked out the gift shop.



And we got

A coffee cup



Some confetti popcorn



And some chocolate coins for DD



At this time, it was about 11 AM and we were hungry. So we went to Roaring Forks



to pick up our mugs and get some lunch.



The kids ordered what they always order. No surprises there.
Chicken Breast Nuggets (8 pieces) - French Fries or Vegetable Salad $7.89





DH and I decided to split the

Roast Beef and Blue Cheese - with vegetable salad or House-made chips $9.39



This was really outside our box so to speak, but we were both really surprised at how good it was. It was nice blend of savory flavors that we enjoyed. The sandwich was huge, though. I never would have been able to eat the whole thing myself.

For dessert, I had a Mickey Rice Krispie treat. Which I ate later.



The kids had ice cream. They had a self serve station there.



DS put root beer in his to make a float. And DD added the chocolate coins she got in the gift shop to hers.



We were pleased with lunch and bellies full, we set off to explore more of the resort.



As I scootered up this ramp, I noticed my battery go way down on power and I thought it was odd. (foreshadowing ….)
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Hi Susan! Thanks for taking and posting all the pics of your villa. I was wondering if you might recall if there was enough room on the floor of the master bedroom for a twin-size air mattress? We are thinking about taking a trip next year and inviting my son's GF to go with. Wondering if there would be room for DS on the floor of the bedroom, so that his GF could have the living room area all to herself???
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Hi Susan! Thanks for taking and posting all the pics of your villa. I was wondering if you might recall if there was enough room on the floor of the master bedroom for a twin-size air mattress? We are thinking about taking a trip next year and inviting my son's GF to go with. Wondering if there would be room for DS on the floor of the bedroom, so that his GF could have the living room area all to herself???
Hey Barb !! Yes, I thought there was enough room for that.
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nice panoramic view what camera did you use

Your son reminds me of my son at that age

the hurry up at take the stupid picture

NO FAIR a cliff hanger
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WL really is a gorgeous resort! I love your photos of it!

Your meal at Roaring Forks sounds really good. Random question: I noticed that your rice krispy treat was on a stick there, does it seem like they're being packaged like that now, or is that just a CS thing, and the shops still sell them in the little square bag, no stick?
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We stayed two night at WL and I fell in love with it. The Villas looks beautiful makes me wish we weren't to old to buy into DVC. Bummer about your foot. I hope it didn't give you to much trouble. and good luck with surgery on Thursday. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story.
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Your son reminds me of my son at that age

the hurry up at take the stupid picture

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We have a Sony Cybershot. I think it takes pretty good point and shoot photos.

Yes, he is not into photos here lately. It is hard to get a good shot of him. DD is still a poser though.

It that a cliff hanger ?? YAY !! I don't think I have ever had one of those before

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Your meal at Roaring Forks sounds really good. Random question: I noticed that your rice krispy treat was on a stick there, does it seem like they're being packaged like that now, or is that just a CS thing, and the shops still sell them in the little square bag, no stick?
WL is sooo beautiful !! You know I thought the whole Rice Krispie on a stick thing was strange, too. I mean, once you take a bite, it slides off the stick anyway. It's stupid. Maybe it is to prevent sticky fingers. But don't you expect to get sticky fingers when you eat one of those things ?? I did notice that the RK treats were NOT on a stick in the stores. And we did buy one of those, too. Well, we used a snack credit. 'Cuz, you know, everything tastes better if it is Mickey shaped !! AmIright ??

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We stayed two night at WL and I fell in love with it. The Villas looks beautiful makes me wish we weren't to old to buy into DVC. Bummer about your foot. I hope it didn't give you to much trouble. and good luck with surgery on Thursday. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story.
Hey !! Thanks for stopping by !! Yes, WL is sooo pretty !! We love how warm and welcoming it is.

I suggest renting DVC points. It really is cheaper than paying Disney prices for Deluxe. Look into it. It is worth it !! The scooter was a life saver on this trip. Thanks for the well wishes !! I really do dread that surgery.
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