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Old 11-12-2013, 07:46 PM   #3511
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Even with only 20 days left to touchdown in the most magical place on earth, my DH's grandfather was suddenly taken ill on Friday and will be passing within a day or so (undiagnosed, stage 4 cancer). Disney thoughts are actually helping our kiddos and reading comments on here let's me be grateful for the time that is coming for our family. My best friend and her hubby surprised me by changing their plans from DL to WDW to be with us and it'll be a fun surprise for my girls.

20 days and my girls are already fighting over who will get the aisle seat.
I'm so sorry to hear about your DH's grandfather. That sounds like it was very sudden. It is really nice that your friends will be able to join you. We'll be there part of the same time as you.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:12 PM   #3512
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Hi All!! Getting really close to our First trip to the world...very excited! I have a couple questions - I read on the 1st page that we are to include our name, check in date and reservation number on packages to be mailed to us?
1) Silly question here am I really supposed to put my reservation number on my package?
2) I have seen photos of the refridgerators but would like to know personal experiences here - can 2 1/2 gallons of milk fit in the side door - OR 1 full gallon of milk in the main area?
3) I know I'm a few weeks away - but for those that are there now and just got back how are the nights - are the chilly or on the warm side?

I'm coming from Nebraska so it is pretty darn chilly at night and I'm just curious what Florida is like



4) We are renting a car - Is it too much of a hassle to stop at the Walmart close by WDW or would you suggest ordering form Garden Grocers....we just need pop, water, bread and milk.......

I thank you all for your WDW wisdom
We always stop at that WalMart to stock up on breakfast items on our way to our resort from the airport. It is a really nice, clean store.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:51 AM   #3513
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Of course! Yippee!


Time to get to packin'!


I had a quinoa wrap at RF and it was delicious.


That's the one! It was large, but it's cut in half.

This was served at Trail's Ends' dinner buffet in August and it was quite tasty:




Everyone with a WDW resort booking who is registered on MDE will be able make FP+ and MB selections around the 90-day mark. Have fun planning!







Thanks Kook! I'll look forward to tasting that wrap for myself perhaps as early as tomorrow evening.

And we have an ADR for Trail's End this Saturday following our day in AK. That quinoa salad will go well with the fried chicken. At home I only eat baked or grilled chicken but, like most, I do indulge at WDW!
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:30 AM   #3514
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And just like that our plans have changed.

Unfortunately, we will not be staying at the Wilderness Lodge in August. Although I would prefer to stay there, a travel agent I worked with previously had an offer allowing us to stay in the Polynesian for the same time period for a couple hundred dollars less, plus giving us one free entry to a water park or Disney Quest. My son is desperate to stay in a monorail resort (he loves them so) and I will practically do just about anything to make his little self happy. So, its the Poly for us this time.

Hopefully we will stay at the Wilderness someday...perhaps sans kids?
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:27 PM   #3515
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I'm so sorry to hear about your DH's grandfather. That sounds like it was very sudden. It is really nice that your friends will be able to join you. We'll be there part of the same time as you.
Thank you! It was sudden, but it's been a wonderful few days with family. I flipped the countdown chart to 19 this morning and the DH said, "I can't wait to go!"

Only downside to the best friends tagging along so late is that we can't squeeze them onto our ADR's.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:34 PM   #3516
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We always stop at that WalMart to stock up on breakfast items on our way to our resort from the airport. It is a really nice, clean store.
Which one do you go to - there are 2 there is one on Vineland Rd and another one which I don't have the address for...I want to go to the easiest closest one to the resort Thanks for your answer!!
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #3517
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Which one do you go to - there are 2 there is one on Vineland Rd and another one which I don't have the address for...I want to go to the easiest closest one to the resort Thanks for your answer!!
We go the one on Vineland Rd. We found the prices much better than Publix.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:08 PM   #3518
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Is there anyone there that could tell me if they started putting the decorations up, yet? Also, how is the quiet pool area looking? Is there still a lot of construction going on?

I am so excited! My dad and I will be checking in at the Lodge Saturday morning.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #3519
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Is there anyone there that could tell me if they started putting the decorations up, yet? Also, how is the quiet pool area looking? Is there still a lot of construction going on?

I am so excited! My dad and I will be checking in at the Lodge Saturday morning.
We were there Nov 1-3 and the quiet pool was gutted.. I don't know if it would be done by now
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:47 PM   #3520
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I'm missing the WL right now! We may have a chance to go to WDW for a day in January, but we won't be able to stay OP, so no WL for a while.

Anyone have any trip reports from WL recently or at xmas? I would love to read to get a vicarious WL fix. Christmas at WL is always so breathtakingly gorgeous.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:51 PM   #3521
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Hi all! We arrive at WL on Friday and VWL on Saturday for the week!!!


Does anyone know how the installation of the new fence/gate at Hidden Springs will impact walking back to the villas from the boat dock after 11 pm when the pool closes??

Hopefully everything is going as planned and HiddenSprings will reopen Friday!

Thanks!!
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:11 AM   #3522
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Hrm...what to do this weekend? Oh that's right! We are going to Disney World! It has been a rough year so we can't wait to get to the Lodge this weekend and just be able to relax!
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:48 AM   #3523
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We leave in 2 days for WL !! Woo Hooo !!!

Question, do you have problems with Mousekeeping replenishing your coffee packets in the room? Do you call down to the front desk & ask for more?
Or just leave a note for the mousekeeper?
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #3524
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We leave in 2 days for WL !! Woo Hooo !!!

Question, do you have problems with Mousekeeping replenishing your coffee packets in the room? Do you call down to the front desk & ask for more?
Or just leave a note for the mousekeeper?
Never had a problem. If you need more call housekeeping or leave a note. Calling the front desk gets you to a call center and odds of the request actually getting to housekeeping are slim.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:16 AM   #3525
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Never had a problem. If you need more call housekeeping or leave a note. Calling the front desk gets you to a call center and odds of the request actually getting to housekeeping are slim.
I actually had the opposite thing happen to me..I asked the CL CM for an extra blanket and was told "No problem" ..we went out for the day and came back to no blanket..called Housekeeping from phone in the room, when we got back from dinner, 2 were sitting on the foot of the bed.
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