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Old 09-29-2013, 02:55 PM   #2776
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Well we did it. We spilled the beans.
This trip was set to be a surprise, but my kids were asking..sometimes begging for us to book a trip EVERY day. We were all set to go in August and cancelled to bring our new puppy home. So I got the great idea to surprise them with this trip. It was becoming more and more apparent that while a surprise would have been exciting, the kids were missing out by not being able to be excited and anticipate the trip. Last week my 16 year old sent me a text with a list of 30 things she would give up for Disney (one of which was her brother).
Today, my 9 year old was actually in tears saying "I don't even care if it's a year away, or two years away!! I just want to know we can go again one day."

So it was time. We sat them down and said "December 13th.. what is that day?"

Dd said "2 months after Thanksgiving". Ds said "12 days before Christmas".
We then said "Nope.. it's the day you leave for your trip to Disney World."

They FLIPPED OUT. Dancing, cheering, hugs and teary eyes!!!
We then discussed all the details and looked at all of the Wilderness Lodge pictures in the photo thread. They are SO excited.

They are both glad we told them. So it's official..I can't keep a secret to save my life, but I have 2 ecstatic children!!! 75 days to go!!!!
Join the club.. I told DH I wasn't going to tell DD we had club level till we got escorted to the elevators... But then, I couldn't stand it.. So I spilled the beans..
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:01 PM   #2777
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Join the club.. I told DH I wasn't going to tell DD we had club level till we got escorted to the elevators... But then, I couldn't stand it.. So I spilled the beans..
We can start our very own Wilderness Lodge Bean Spillers Club. Only it can't be a secret club, because we stink at that.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:01 PM   #2778
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Well we did it. We spilled the beans.
This trip was set to be a surprise, but my kids were asking..sometimes begging for us to book a trip EVERY day. We were all set to go in August and cancelled to bring our new puppy home. So I got the great idea to surprise them with this trip. It was becoming more and more apparent that while a surprise would have been exciting, the kids were missing out by not being able to be excited and anticipate the trip. Last week my 16 year old sent me a text with a list of 30 things she would give up for Disney (one of which was her brother).
Today, my 9 year old was actually in tears saying "I don't even care if it's a year away, or two years away!! I just want to know we can go again one day."

So it was time. We sat them down and said "December 13th.. what is that day?"

Dd said "2 months after Thanksgiving". Ds said "12 days before Christmas".
We then said "Nope.. it's the day you leave for your trip to Disney World."

They FLIPPED OUT. Dancing, cheering, hugs and teary eyes!!!
We then discussed all the details and looked at all of the Wilderness Lodge pictures in the photo thread. They are SO excited.

They are both glad we told them. So it's official..I can't keep a secret to save my life, but I have 2 ecstatic children!!! 75 days to go!!!!
Great story!

Enjoy the 75 days of pre-trip excitement!

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:33 PM   #2779
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The scary views from the standard view rooms were enough to make me book woods view, too.


Our daughter had a perfect view of the castle and fireworks from room 6010, but it wasn't a bunk bed room. We had a really good view, too, although it was partially obscured by one tree branch. It was room 6018 and had two queens. But I'm pretty sure that someone reported that they had a bunk bed room in one of the rooms in between our two rooms, like maybe room 6014, 6012, or 6016. The closer to room 6010 you get, the better the view.
Are the only rooms with a perfect view of the castle those on the 6th floor? Or are there rooms on lower floors that have that perfect view as well? Would 5010 likely be just as good as 6010, for example? Not sure how much the tree coverage might differ from floor to floor. We would request 6th floor, but don't want an enclosed balcony!
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Are the only rooms with a perfect view of the castle those on the 6th floor? Or are there rooms on lower floors that have that perfect view as well? Would 5010 likely be just as good as 6010, for example? Not sure how much the tree coverage might differ from floor to floor. We would request 6th floor, but don't want an enclosed balcony!
I've only been to the WL once, so I don't know. But I am hoping 5010 would have a good view, too, since I want an open balcony next time.

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Well we did it. We spilled the beans.
This trip was set to be a surprise, but my kids were asking..sometimes begging for us to book a trip EVERY day. We were all set to go in August and cancelled to bring our new puppy home. So I got the great idea to surprise them with this trip. It was becoming more and more apparent that while a surprise would have been exciting, the kids were missing out by not being able to be excited and anticipate the trip.
....
They are both glad we told them. So it's official..I can't keep a secret to save my life, but I have 2 ecstatic children!!! 75 days to go!!!!
Yay for spilling the beans. i could never keep it a secret since I love to talk about it too much. And I found that the anticipation is half the fun of the trip. We once went on a trip to Disney at the last minute. We had one day to plan, pack and get on the road. But I missed the planning and anticipation of a Disney trip so much that I decided we would never do that again.
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Join the club.. I told DH I wasn't going to tell DD we had club level till we got escorted to the elevators... But then, I couldn't stand it.. So I spilled the beans..
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We can start our very own Wilderness Lodge Bean Spillers Club. Only it can't be a secret club, because we stink at that.
I can also be a member of that club. I originally booked our Nov/Dec trip at CSR...After a few days of why didn't I Just book my favorite resort, WL for the holidays; I made the switch. I had every intent of surprising my DW once we arrived in Orlando... But noooooo, I had to spill the beans. Then when Disney released their discounts I called and switched to WL CL and also received a refund of over $600 and was going to wait until we were escorted up to the 7th floor. But once again, NOOOOO I couldn't wait to spill the beans. Yes I stink at keeping a secret.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:51 PM   #2782
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Are the only rooms with a perfect view of the castle those on the 6th floor? Or are there rooms on lower floors that have that perfect view as well? Would 5010 likely be just as good as 6010, for example? Not sure how much the tree coverage might differ from floor to floor. We would request 6th floor, but don't want an enclosed balcony!
Here is something I found on another thread. There is a 5th floor room with a good view of the fireworks.

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Just back a few hours ago!! room 5034 had the PERFECT view of the castle and fireworks!!
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:18 PM   #2783
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Here is something I found on another thread. There is a 5th floor room with a good view of the fireworks.
Awesome to hear! Thank you. Now let's just cross the fingers that we both get to have the same experience next time.
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I can also be a member of that club. I originally booked our Nov/Dec trip at CSR...After a few days of why didn't I Just book my favorite resort, WL for the holidays; I made the switch. I had every intent of surprising my DW once we arrived in Orlando... But noooooo, I had to spill the beans. Then when Disney released their discounts I called and switched to WL CL and also received a refund of over $600 and was going to wait until we were escorted up to the 7th floor. But once again, NOOOOO I couldn't wait to spill the beans. Yes I stink at keeping a secret.
Hi Goofy4prez!! Welcome to our club!!
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:01 AM   #2785
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Well we did it. We spilled the beans. This trip was set to be a surprise, but my kids were asking..sometimes begging for us to book a trip EVERY day. We were all set to go in August and cancelled to bring our new puppy home. So I got the great idea to surprise them with this trip. It was becoming more and more apparent that while a surprise would have been exciting, the kids were missing out by not being able to be excited and anticipate the trip. Last week my 16 year old sent me a text with a list of 30 things she would give up for Disney (one of which was her brother). Today, my 9 year old was actually in tears saying "I don't even care if it's a year away, or two years away!! I just want to know we can go again one day." So it was time. We sat them down and said "December 13th.. what is that day?" Dd said "2 months after Thanksgiving". Ds said "12 days before Christmas". We then said "Nope.. it's the day you leave for your trip to Disney World." They FLIPPED OUT. Dancing, cheering, hugs and teary eyes!!! We then discussed all the details and looked at all of the Wilderness Lodge pictures in the photo thread. They are SO excited. They are both glad we told them. So it's official..I can't keep a secret to save my life, but I have 2 ecstatic children!!! 75 days to go!!!!
We arrive at the WL on the 17th after a night at ASMovies. I think you are the first person I have heard of with a trip overlapping ours. Glad to hear you can share in the excitement and planing with the kids.
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Can someone please change my info on the Lodgers Log. We are booked back at the lodge! Don't know how I could have ever considered a different resort. Also our dates are a little different now. We will be staying Nov 16-24th, we added a day.
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Well we did it. We spilled the beans.
This trip was set to be a surprise, but my kids were asking..sometimes begging for us to book a trip EVERY day. We were all set to go in August and cancelled to bring our new puppy home. So I got the great idea to surprise them with this trip. It was becoming more and more apparent that while a surprise would have been exciting, the kids were missing out by not being able to be excited and anticipate the trip. Last week my 16 year old sent me a text with a list of 30 things she would give up for Disney (one of which was her brother).
Today, my 9 year old was actually in tears saying "I don't even care if it's a year away, or two years away!! I just want to know we can go again one day."

So it was time. We sat them down and said "December 13th.. what is that day?"

Dd said "2 months after Thanksgiving". Ds said "12 days before Christmas".
We then said "Nope.. it's the day you leave for your trip to Disney World."

They FLIPPED OUT. Dancing, cheering, hugs and teary eyes!!!
We then discussed all the details and looked at all of the Wilderness Lodge pictures in the photo thread. They are SO excited.

They are both glad we told them. So it's official..I can't keep a secret to save my life, but I have 2 ecstatic children!!! 75 days to go!!!!
This is so awesome! I love the sacrifices you DD was willing to make; I would have given up my DB as well for a trip! Made me laugh!
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Well we did it. We spilled the beans.
This trip was set to be a surprise, but my kids were asking..sometimes begging for us to book a trip EVERY day. We were all set to go in August and cancelled to bring our new puppy home. So I got the great idea to surprise them with this trip. It was becoming more and more apparent that while a surprise would have been exciting, the kids were missing out by not being able to be excited and anticipate the trip. Last week my 16 year old sent me a text with a list of 30 things she would give up for Disney (one of which was her brother).
Today, my 9 year old was actually in tears saying "I don't even care if it's a year away, or two years away!! I just want to know we can go again one day."

So it was time. We sat them down and said "December 13th.. what is that day?"

Dd said "2 months after Thanksgiving". Ds said "12 days before Christmas".
We then said "Nope.. it's the day you leave for your trip to Disney World."

They FLIPPED OUT. Dancing, cheering, hugs and teary eyes!!!
We then discussed all the details and looked at all of the Wilderness Lodge pictures in the photo thread. They are SO excited.

They are both glad we told them. So it's official..I can't keep a secret to save my life, but I have 2 ecstatic children!!! 75 days to go!!!!
I knew it!

Now you can consult them on every detail which will be lots of family fun.

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Can someone please change my info on the Lodgers Log. We are booked back at the lodge! Don't know how I could have ever considered a different resort. Also our dates are a little different now. We will be staying Nov 16-24th, we added a day.
Congratulations on changing back to WL! Someone changed the LL
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Is there a room 2334 at the lodge? It was weird I called to double check my request to make sure overlooking the otter pond and highest floor were put in by the previous gal I talked to and for some reason they had 2334 on my reservation...i have no idea how that got there and we aren't trying to request anything near a specific room. Any thoughts? Should I call them back and ask if that number can be removed?


And what's the lodgers log???


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Is there a room 2334 at the lodge? It was weird I called to double check my request to make sure overlooking the otter pond and highest floor were put in by the previous gal I talked to and for some reason they had 2334 on my reservation...i have no idea how that got there and we aren't trying to request anything near a specific room. Any thoughts? Should I call them back and ask if that number can be removed?


And what's the lodgers log???


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It could be a leftover request that remained from another resort you originally booked before changing to WL. There isn't a 2334 at WL that I know of and if there was, it wouldn't fulfill your desire to be on the highest floor. Just call back and have them remove and replace with whatever you'd like.

The Lodgers' Log is in Post #1. It's a list of guests and their dates.

ETA: I see you're checking in soon. You might want to check your MDE to see if the Room Assignor may have booked you into a different category, though I'm still not sure how 2334 would fit.
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