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Old 07-13-2013, 09:29 PM   #676
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We are getting ready to leave for our first stay at the WL. Many thanks to all of you for the advice. This will be our 5th summer trip in a row, and too many others to count, but I still get excited just like my very first time at WDW!
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What time is the storytelling in front of the fireplace? I don't recall seeing/hearing about this the last time we were there. Going Sept 14-21.
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What time is the storytelling in front of the fireplace? I don't recall seeing/hearing about this the last time we were there. Going Sept 14-21.
I believe it was around 8:30pm. I would definitely ask for a schedule when you check in since times most likely change depending on seasons. I hope they still have it, please let me know when you get back if they still offer it!!
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I'm heading in 16 days for my Honeymoon. The last 2 weeks of the trip we will be at WL. I was a bit hesitant at first due to the lack of theme park access (compared to the BWI, the first resort of our stay), that is, until I saw how quick the WL Ferry was compared to the T&T centre ferry.

Is the ferry regular or is there 20 minute waiting times? As it seems quick enough that getting the ferry followed by the monorail seems like a reasonable way to get to Epcot.
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I'm heading in 16 days for my Honeymoon. The last 2 weeks of the trip we will be at WL. I was a bit hesitant at first due to the lack of theme park access (compared to the BWI, the first resort of our stay), that is, until I saw how quick the WL Ferry was compared to the T&T centre ferry.

Is the ferry regular or is there 20 minute waiting times? As it seems quick enough that getting the ferry followed by the monorail seems like a reasonable way to get to Epcot.
It will be faster to take the bus, most likely, since the boat to CR could be a wait of 15 minutes. And then you could wait up to 15 minutes for the resort monorail to take you to the TTC to catch the Epcot monorail. Or you could take the bus to MK, a five minute ride, and catch the monorails from that point.

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It will be faster to take the bus, most likely, since the boat to CR could be a wait of 15 minutes. And then you could wait up to 15 minutes for the resort monorail to take you to the TTC to catch the Epcot monorail. Or you could take the bus to MK, a five minute ride, and catch the monorails from that point.

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As the buses are quicker, I assume they would have larger queues at peak times?
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As the buses are quicker, I assume they would have larger queues at peak times?
The buses arrive empty and since WL is not a huge resort, there might be plenty of room for everyone. The bus to Epcot usually stops at FW before heading to Epcot. When we were there the AK bus shared with either GF or FW. And the HS bus shared with GF. But on the way back to WL from the parks, the lodge is the first stop and a quick ride back.

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OK, so I've been back from an absolutely fabulous trip. Have been back for a while in fact.

I will write a tripreport with some pics later but right now I'm finding it hard to find time and energy for that.

You see I'd hardly been back for a day when they told me they were cutting my job , nice huh? Looks like I'll be out of work somewhere in september or whenever they finally make up their minds.
Been really busy trying to find something else, so far no luck.

I am glad though we decided to take the trip this year then, unless I find another job that pays so well as this one does no more fabulous trips like this one. (Queen Mary II to New York and then two weeks of WDW)

I will go and show and tell you some more with a TripReport later on.
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I have lots of updated pics of WL and Old Faithful Club from our June trip in my trip report link is below in my signature
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:07 PM   #685
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Just booked a trip for Sept. 25 to Oct 2nd!! Staying club level for the first time here and very excited. We have stayed club level at GF,BWI,YC and have BC booked for December.

My husband loves the lodge for a quiet vacation and he is looking forward to trying something different for food at the Lodge. I will be reading here daily now to gather any information I can on the club level!!!!
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You, of all people, have never done CP.... Pre-park opening?

Be at the turnstile by 7:45 (I'm assuming your ADR is at 8:10). Enjoy the early morning peacefulness of MK. It is something that can not be duplicated.

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Yes, me of all people have never done a pre-park opening ADR (hangs head in shame). We shall be at the turnstile promptly at 0745 - thank you so much!

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For the past few months I kept thinking about the WL. The day after Christmas I booked our upcoming trip to WDW and ended up booking the CSR. Well I should have known better. Thursday I finally gave into temptation, called WDW and changed my resort from the CSR to my favorite resort in WDW... Yepper, that would be the WL.

Our dates are 11/29 - 12/5. This is going to be the first time we will not have concierge but did book it with a courtyard view. We are also going to be on the DxDP for the first time and looking forward to that. I cannot wait to see the WL again with all the Christmas decorations.
We knew you'd finally come around - you can only resist temptation so long. DxDP, huh? Well, we'd love to hear about some of your ADRs. I'll add you to the Lodgers' Log and BTW, congratulations on your amazing weight loss

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Just booked my stay at Wilderness Lodge for October 19th-24th 2014, club level!!!! It will be my 6th trip and 3rd time staying at WL. Just can't stay away!! It will be my dd's first time staying in WL, she will be 3 by the time we go. Can't wait to do the story time in front of the big fireplace with her :D. It will also be the first time we are there for Halloween. So excited to do Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party :D :D :D

Edit: oops!! Just realized this is a 2013 thread. Still excited nonetheless. Haha
Welcome! 2013 only refers to when the new thread was posted. Feel free to discuss anything WL/VWL/WDW-related here. We have dates in our Lodger's Log for 2014 so I'd be happy to add you to the first page.

The lobby story time isn't listed in the monthly activity sheet that I have hyperlinked on the first page. But, I can find out more for you in 17 days!

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We are getting ready to leave for our first stay at the WL. Many thanks to all of you for the advice. This will be our 5th summer trip in a row, and too many others to count, but I still get excited just like my very first time at WDW!
How exciting! I hope you had an easy trip and are all settled in and enjoying your vacation. I get really excited, too and talk about it everyday and then I can't believe it when we're finally there

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What time is the storytelling in front of the fireplace? I don't recall seeing/hearing about this the last time we were there. Going Sept 14-21.
I don't recall ever seeing it either. I did a quick search and couldn't find a recent reference to it so I'll ask in person in 17 days if someone doesn't post sooner about it.

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I'm heading in 16 days for my Honeymoon. The last 2 weeks of the trip we will be at WL. I was a bit hesitant at first due to the lack of theme park access (compared to the BWI, the first resort of our stay), that is, until I saw how quick the WL Ferry was compared to the T&T centre ferry.

Is the ferry regular or is there 20 minute waiting times? As it seems quick enough that getting the ferry followed by the monorail seems like a reasonable way to get to Epcot.
Welcome and what a perfect spot for a Disneymoon! Your vacation sounds wonderful. The Blue Flag boat goes to both Ft. Wilderness and Contemporary. From the CR, you can walk to the MK. You can also take the Red Flag boat (it's not one of those large ferries that goes from the TTC to MK) directly to the MK. There is also a non-stop bus. I have never seen a line for the MK bus, but there will be lines for boats and other buses. All WDW transportation arrives and departs in 20 minute intervals - give or take. There is more transportation information on the first page.

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Just booked a trip for Sept. 25 to Oct 2nd!! Staying club level for the first time here and very excited. We have stayed club level at GF,BWI,YC and have BC booked for December.

My husband loves the lodge for a quiet vacation and he is looking forward to trying something different for food at the Lodge. I will be reading here daily now to gather any information I can on the club level!!!!
Welcome from the BWI thread! I'll add you to our Lodgers' Log.

You're going to love the Old faithful Club. The lounge seating area is large and cozy and the view out to the geyser, pool and Bay Lake is just beautiful. The CMs and CL manager are top notch
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Thanks Kook!! I am really looking forward to trying the club level there. Any tips you can give me would be greatly appreciated. What type of views are offered? I have a feeling we are going to LOVE it!! We have stayed at the WL a couple time and Jim loves the atmosphere there. We don't do the parks too much, except when we go with the grandchildren, and this trip will be a chill trip.
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kook did I hear somewhere that you'll be there in 17 days????
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Thanks Kook!! I am really looking forward to trying the club level there. Any tips you can give me would be greatly appreciated. What type of views are offered? I have a feeling we are going to LOVE it!! We have stayed at the WL a couple time and Jim loves the atmosphere there. We don't do the parks too much, except when we go with the grandchildren, and this trip will be a chill trip.
If you've stayed at WL before then adding CL will make it perfect! And, it's the perfect 'chill' resort. Even our DD14 loves chillin' at WL. You already know about all the fireplaces and sofas/chairs to chill out in. There are more sofas and chairs to chill out in on the 7th floor. The North Wing seating is very quiet and relaxed. We also love the beach because it's rarely crowded and so peaceful. We love walking to FW and going to Trail's End for breakfast or dinner (lunch is good, too but they don't have the buffet then.) Have you tried the Territory Lounge? Have you taken the free Lodge tour?

Make sure you go over to VWL and explore the lobby. The Carolwood room has lots of interesting things related to Walt's trains that Jim might enjoy. I love the inglenook they have in the lobby. It's across from Sturdy Branches and it's so cozy in front of the fireplace.

There are two CL views: Woods and Courtyard. Within Courtyard there is INNER which is of the WL courtyard and VWL courtyard. If you won't mind the afternoon pool party, I would recommend an inner courtyard view. The South Wing rooms are marginally closer to the lounge than the North Wing rooms. Our favorite room is one of only two STD CL rooms that directly face the courtyard and have no connecting door. They are rooms 7035 and 7127 and they are next to the two suites and at the very end of each wing.

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kook did I hear somewhere that you'll be there in 17 days????
Guess what, Linda????? Only 17 more days!!!!

Nice to see you back over here. Is some WL scheming going on?
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If you've stayed at WL before then adding CL will make it perfect! And, it's the perfect 'chill' resort. Even our DD14 loves chillin' at WL. You already know about all the fireplaces and sofas/chairs to chill out in. There are more sofas and chairs to chill out in on the 7th floor. The North Wing seating is very quiet and relaxed. We also love the beach because it's rarely crowded and so peaceful. We love walking to FW and going to Trail's End for breakfast or dinner (lunch is good, too but they don't have the buffet then.) Have you tried the Territory Lounge? Have you taken the free Lodge tour?

Make sure you go over to VWL and explore the lobby. The Carolwood room has lots of interesting things related to Walt's trains that Jim might enjoy. I love the inglenook they have in the lobby. It's across from Sturdy Branches and it's so cozy in front of the fireplace.

There are two CL views: Woods and Courtyard. Within Courtyard there is INNER which is of the WL courtyard and VWL courtyard. If you won't mind the afternoon pool party, I would recommend an inner courtyard view. The South Wing rooms are marginally closer to the lounge than the North Wing rooms. Our favorite room is one of only two STD CL rooms that directly face the courtyard and have no connecting door. They are rooms 7035 and 7127 and they are next to the two suites and at the very end of each wing.


Guess what, Linda????? Only 17 more days!!!!

Nice to see you back over here. Is some WL scheming going on?
Thank you for the information!! Maybe I will add the request to my reservation. I am just happy to be going. I didn't know about the lodge tour, sounds interesting.
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