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Old 10-09-2013, 06:52 AM   #2956
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We'll be there soon (1week). Haven't been to WL in over 10 years! I wonder if there will be any changes?
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:02 AM   #2957
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Hi! I just booked our first WL trip yesterday! This trip has already changed a lot in the one week since discounts were announced... went from CR to POR and finally changed to a split stay with AoA and WL!!! I'm so excited! It's the best of both worlds for me, hubby and the kids! (of course, I'd prefer all week at the WL, but the trip is for the kids!) We're staying Feb. 5-8 in a WVBB room!
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:05 AM   #2958
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We'll be there soon (1week). Haven't been to WL in over 10 years! I wonder if there will be any changes?
I know that the rooms have been refurbished about a year ago and the beds no longer have the ugly bedspreads. There are pictures of the before and after on the first page of this thread.

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Hi! I just booked our first WL trip yesterday! This trip has already changed a lot in the one week since discounts were announced... went from CR to POR and finally changed to a split stay with AoA and WL!!! I'm so excited! It's the best of both worlds for me, hubby and the kids! (of course, I'd prefer all week at the WL, but the trip is for the kids!) We're staying Feb. 5-8 in a WVBB room!
It will be interesting to see which resort the kids like better. Bunk beds are fun and the kids will love them.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:59 AM   #2959
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Wow! What view?
Woods view - Standard wasnt available... We plan on spending so much time in the parks that I just cant justify paying more for a view...
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Grumble... may I vent here? I consider this to be my "home" thread on the boards. United changed up my reservations a bit and now I arrive 1/2 hour later on the 11th (still hoping we'll make our 5:30 ADR at Rainforest Cafe) and depart 1 hour earlier on the 17th, which I think messes up our last morning breakfast ADR at Whispering Canyon.

Anyone know how much time DME allows to/from MCO to the resort? Our returning flight is now at 12:15 PM instead of 1:15 and we have an 8 AM ADR at Whispering Canyon, which I'm thinking we'll have to cancel to make it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:23 AM   #2961
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I know every time we leave resorts on DME, we have to be at bus stop 3 hours before flight time.

When landing at MCO, I always allow at least 1-1/2 hours to arrive at resort. (example: land at 10:00, expect to be at resort no sooner than 11:30)
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:33 AM   #2962
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:34 AM   #2963
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Grumble... may I vent here? I consider this to be my "home" thread on the boards. United changed up my reservations a bit and now I arrive 1/2 hour later on the 11th (still hoping we'll make our 5:30 ADR at Rainforest Cafe) and depart 1 hour earlier on the 17th, which I think messes up our last morning breakfast ADR at Whispering Canyon. Anyone know how much time DME allows to/from MCO to the resort? Our returning flight is now at 12:15 PM instead of 1:15 and we have an 8 AM ADR at Whispering Canyon, which I'm thinking we'll have to cancel to make it.
The ME picks up resort guests three hours before their departure time. We ate at WCC on our last day and it was relatively quick , about 45 minutes , since the restaurant was almost empty. If you really want to eat breakfast there then I am sure they can seat you early.

The only question would be if you can pack up and check your bags in time. If you are using the airline bag check option you have to have your bags down there more than three hours ahead of time or they won't take them.

I hate when airlines change flights.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:34 AM   #2964
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I know every time we leave resorts on DME, we have to be at bus stop 3 hours before flight time.

When landing at MCO, I always allow at least 1-1/2 hours to arrive at resort. (example: land at 10:00, expect to be at resort no sooner than 11:30)
Thanks for the info. I *think* we'll be OK on the 11th--arriving at 2:33 and dinner ADR at 5:30. That's 3 hours. I'll just hope for the best.

And I'm going to see if I can make our breakfast ADR earlier on the 17th, or maybe I'll just cancel, because I'm guessing we'll have to be at the bus stop by 9 AM or so for a 12:15 PM flight. I hate that you can't edit times on Disney's site.

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The ME picks up resort guests three hours before their departure time. We ate at WCC on our last day and it was relatively quick , about 45 minutes , since the restaurant was almost empty. If you really want to eat breakfast there then I am sure they can seat you early.

The only question would be if you can pack up and check your bags in time. If you are using the airline bag check option you have to have your bags down there more than three hours ahead of time or they won't take them.

I hate when airlines change flights.
Not sure if we'll be able to pack up and check our bags in time. But I changed the ADR to 7:30 AM (earliest I can get) and if I feel like we'll be cutting things too close, I'll cancel a few days before while at WL. Hopefully the early time will allow us to eat there and be finished in 45 minutes so we'll be at the bus stop on time.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:36 AM   #2965
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I see a scheme here... If you can get DS to want more dad time at DW, you will just have to give in and quietly follow along!
I am sure being apart from his nutty younger sisters (and little bro) will make him plenty happy

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Hi! I just booked our first WL trip yesterday! This trip has already changed a lot in the one week since discounts were announced... went from CR to POR and finally changed to a split stay with AoA and WL!!! I'm so excited! It's the best of both worlds for me, hubby and the kids! (of course, I'd prefer all week at the WL, but the trip is for the kids!) We're staying Feb. 5-8 in a WVBB room!
Very cool split...AoA looks like fun too!

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The ME picks up resort guests three hours before their departure time. We ate at WCC on our last day and it was relatively quick , about 45 minutes , since the restaurant was almost empty. If you really want to eat breakfast there then I am sure they can seat you early.
We had a breakfast ADR around 9a, but woke up super early so we stopped by and were seated right away. And it was a quick breakfast too!

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Thanks for the info. I *think* we'll be OK on the 11th--arriving at 2:33 and dinner ADR at 5:30. That's 3 hours. I'll just hope for the best.
I think it will all work out. Plus the bus stop is right there, so all good!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #2966
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Woods view - Standard wasnt available... We plan on spending so much time in the parks that I just cant justify paying more for a view...
I love the woods view rooms! Fits so well with the WL theme and provides a quiet, calming atmosphere to the room!

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Grumble... may I vent here? I consider this to be my "home" thread on the boards. United changed up my reservations a bit and now I arrive 1/2 hour later on the 11th (still hoping we'll make our 5:30 ADR at Rainforest Cafe) and depart 1 hour earlier on the 17th, which I think messes up our last morning breakfast ADR at Whispering Canyon.
And it makes your vacation an hour and a half shorter! Always hated that! So glad I'm in a SW Air hub city now; our direct flight to MCO has had the same schedule for eight years now. We love the Red Eye, no wasting vacation time on travel!
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Oh, gosh I'm 58 days away from our first WDW vaca and to boot we get to stay at WL - I just need my MB/FP + to appear so that I can take a vaca from planning before the trip begins, I'm tired ....this is taking its tole (sp?) on me
I have been stalking Tusker House for months to get a 8:15 a.m. reservation and I finally got it yesterday - OH MAGIC BANDS WHEN will you become available???

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Grumble... may I vent here? I consider this to be my "home" thread on the boards. United changed up my reservations a bit and now I arrive 1/2 hour later on the 11th (still hoping we'll make our 5:30 ADR at Rainforest Cafe) and depart 1 hour earlier on the 17th, which I think messes up our last morning breakfast ADR at Whispering Canyon. Anyone know how much time DME allows to/from MCO to the resort? Our returning flight is now at 12:15 PM instead of 1:15 and we have an 8 AM ADR at Whispering Canyon, which I'm thinking we'll have to cancel to make it.
The Magical Express will pick you up 3 hours before your flight. No time for breakfast !
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Grumble... may I vent here? I consider this to be my "home" thread on the boards. United changed up my reservations a bit and now I arrive 1/2 hour later on the 11th (still hoping we'll make our 5:30 ADR at Rainforest Cafe) and depart 1 hour earlier on the 17th, which I think messes up our last morning breakfast ADR at Whispering Canyon.

Anyone know how much time DME allows to/from MCO to the resort? Our returning flight is now at 12:15 PM instead of 1:15 and we have an 8 AM ADR at Whispering Canyon, which I'm thinking we'll have to cancel to make it.
I would go to the lobby concierge the night before ( or even the desk at WCC) and ask if you can come early.. I don't think it will be too big of a problem
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And it makes your vacation an hour and a half shorter! Always hated that! So glad I'm in a SW Air hub city now; our direct flight to MCO has had the same schedule for eight years now. We love the Red Eye, no wasting vacation time on travel!
I keep sending SW emails BEGGING them to find a way into our city!!! I love SW, but the 2 hour drive to get to NOLA is a bit of a hassle. Thinking of either Delta or United for the next trip.
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