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Old 10-10-2013, 06:28 AM   #2971
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Hadn't even thought about having to be there 3 hours early for Magical Express to take us to the airport! I just changed my Chef Mickey reservation to 7:00 am.

Can I leave from the Contemporary on ME or will we have to go back to WL? I'd be happy to take our luggage with me to the Contemporary if that's easier.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:32 AM   #2972
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Hadn't even thought about having to be there 3 hours early for Magical Express to take us to the airport! I just changed my Chef Mickey reservation to 7:00 am.

Can I leave from the Contemporary on ME or will we have to go back to WL? I'd be happy to take our luggage with me to the Contemporary if that's easier.
Unfortunately, they will only pick you up at your resort. But the boat ride to and from the Contemporary is really quick, which will help.

If your airline participates in the ME baggage handling service then you can check in your bags before going to CM.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:08 AM   #2973
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Thanks for the info, I'm not sure if the system has been updated or not, but I've read online that because the salute tickets are vouchers that affects the FastPass+. Since you link the vouchers with your app and schedule your FastPass+ but when you turn in the vouched to activate them you'll be given a RFDI ticket/card with a different number code than your vouched, therefore your FastPass+ schedule will be connected to your vouched but not your actual hard ticket (possibly making your FastPass+ selections null and void). Maybe they will transfer over your FastPass+ selections to your new hard ticket when you arrive and activate your tickets, but I'm not sure about that.

I do hope it works though cause I want to link my tickets to the app so I can start making my FastPass selections. I might try to link our vouchers (thanks for letting me know how to do that!) and hope that it won't be effected negatively when we activate the tickets at the gate.

Thanks again for the help, I really appreciate it!
I just called Disney to ask them about this and they said they used to have that issue but know how to remedy that now. I hope it doesn't make them null and void either I planned everything out to a tee! haha

Anyways my trip is early NOV for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon so when it is all said and done I will let you know how it went!
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:54 AM   #2974
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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
I ended up making our breakfast ADR at Whispering Canyon at 7:30 AM. As long as it takes an hour or less, we should be OK as our departing flight is now 12:15 PM (so I'm guessing Magical Express will pick us up around 9 AM).

We've decided to tempt fate on arrival day, though. Hopefully 3 hours is enough time to depart the plane, get on the ME, check-in at WL and make it to Downtown Disney. If not... and we don't make our 5:30 ADR at Rainforest, then we'll just go to Wolfgang Puck Express or Earl of Sandwich. There wasn't a credit card guarantee so I'm not as anxious.

Getting pretty excited now. Made a countdown calendar for my DS to mark off. Tomorrow is 31 days... so I consider that to be 1 month!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:06 AM   #2975
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Only 6 weeks until we are home at WL! This will be our 3rd stay (we haven't been since Dec 2010) and we are so very excited! We have a 15 hour drive so we are not too excited about that, but I am trying to come up with things to make the trip go by quickly!
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:47 AM   #2976
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I just called Disney to ask them about this and they said they used to have that issue but know how to remedy that now. I hope it doesn't make them null and void either I planned everything out to a tee! haha Anyways my trip is early NOV for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon so when it is all said and done I will let you know how it went!
Awesome, have a wonderful time and I can't wait to hear how your trip goes!

Thanks for all your help, it's been great and since my MDE stuff is all linked up to now too I hope it'll all fall into place nicely!
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:25 PM   #2977
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I ended up making our breakfast ADR at Whispering Canyon at 7:30 AM. As long as it takes an hour or less, we should be OK as our departing flight is now 12:15 PM (so I'm guessing Magical Express will pick us up around 9 AM).

We've decided to tempt fate on arrival day, though. Hopefully 3 hours is enough time to depart the plane, get on the ME, check-in at WL and make it to Downtown Disney. If not... and we don't make our 5:30 ADR at Rainforest, then we'll just go to Wolfgang Puck Express or Earl of Sandwich. There wasn't a credit card guarantee so I'm not as anxious.

Getting pretty excited now. Made a countdown calendar for my DS to mark off. Tomorrow is 31 days... so I consider that to be 1 month!
I can understand your scheduling stress! We were going to stay in a cheap airport hotel our first night, because we land at midnight. But the logistics of checking in, checking out the next morning, getting to the WL in time to check in, leave our bags, and get to EP before our 10:30 special event, had way too many moving parts for me. I looked at finances and all the savings I was able to collect with this year's reservation, and determined a maximum amount I was willing to pay for an extra night at WL, to avoid the airport hotel step. Called reservations, and they quoted me a price under that amount! Based on the price for that one night, they must have applied the 30% discount I received in August.

Still not getting much sleep that night, but I will be less nervous about getting to EP in time for the fun to begin!
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:10 PM   #2978
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I can understand your scheduling stress! We were going to stay in a cheap airport hotel our first night, because we land at midnight. But the logistics of checking in, checking out the next morning, getting to the WL in time to check in, leave our bags, and get to EP before our 10:30 special event, had way too many moving parts for me. I looked at finances and all the savings I was able to collect with this year's reservation, and determined a maximum amount I was willing to pay for an extra night at WL, to avoid the airport hotel step. Called reservations, and they quoted me a price under that amount! Based on the price for that one night, they must have applied the 30% discount I received in August.

Still not getting much sleep that night, but I will be less nervous about getting to EP in time for the fun to begin!
Sounds great to me!!! Hope you have a fabulous time on your F&W trip.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:46 PM   #2979
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Unfortunately, they will only pick you up at your resort. But the boat ride to and from the Contemporary is really quick, which will help.

If your airline participates in the ME baggage handling service them you can check in your bags before going to CM.
Thank you! I guess we can check in our bags and get everything ready to go so then we'll just need a quick boat ride back from the Contemporary after breakfast!
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:39 PM   #2980
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Booked our spring break....please add us to the log. We will be at VWL April 4-12...already counting down the days. Starting making ADRs. Thinking of and planning for spring break is my stress relief.

Looking forward to some new experiences this trip and to old favorites. So far I have booked ADRs at Via Napoli, Artist Pointe, Maya Grill, Sci-Fi, and Kona. Looking forward to seeing how fast pass plus impacts our vacation. We are expecting it to mean that we will no longer have to do rope drop to get on our favorites. So for once a Disney vacation may mean sleeping in a few times.

Hoping the fence is not up around the pool yet in April....worried it will impact the ambiance.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:53 PM   #2981
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If you stay CL can you reserve a bunk bed room or is it just considered a request? Thanks
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If you stay CL can you reserve a bunk bed room or is it just considered a request? Thanks
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Thanks. Do they have many bunk bed rooms in club level?
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:28 AM   #2984
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For the Wilderness Lodge Club Level Rooms. What are the recommended rooms with the best views? I am assuming all of the CL rooms are on the Seventh Floor? Perhaps the Northside Woods View? Or rooms 7035 and 7127 directly facing the courtyard/ lake?

Appreciate y'alls wisdom, advice and experience. Trying to plan an Oct 14 visit.

Mahalo.
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I was once told by a Room Assignor that the bunks are scattered randomly throughout the resort. I wasn't able to get an exact count or room-type map. Generally, those who request them report on this thread that they've gotten them.

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Aloha,

For the Wilderness Lodge Club Level Rooms. What are the recommended rooms with the best views? I am assuming all of the CL rooms are on the Seventh Floor? Perhaps the Northside Woods View? Or rooms 7035 and 7127 directly facing the courtyard/ lake?

Appreciate y'alls wisdom, advice and experience. Trying to plan an Oct 14 visit.

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Aloha oe and welcome!

All of the Standard Club Level rooms, the two suites and the four Honeymoon Suites are on the 7th floor. The 25 Deluxe rooms are on floors 1-6. Our favorite room that we always request is 7127 in the South Wing and its sister room in the North Wing is 7035. These are the only two non-suite rooms that directly face Bay Lake and the Courtyard of WL. We think the view is perfect...









But, I must offer a disclaimer about these two rooms. While we love it, others might not and even our Lodgekeeper wondered why we loved it. It's fairly secluded being at the very end of the hallway so there is little foot traffic. There isn't a connecting door which we love and there's no room on one side and only the Presidential Suite on the other. There are only two rooms in each wing on the 7th floor that are on the end of the wing.

However, on the opposite side of the headboard is a Lodgekeeping room where the carts go and during the daytime, there is some noise and bumping from the carts and there is also an elevator near the room so you hear it whirring up and down (24/7). We love the view and quietness so much that the elevator noise has become part of the "charm" for us...most of the time
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