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Old 04-08-2014, 09:11 PM   #1651
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We could handle the king bed, but the handicapped bathrooms are awkward to use. In many the sink and mirror are in the same "room" as the zero entry shower. Also the shower has fold down seats taking up shower space. The front desk folks educated us that the vast majority of king bed rooms are also handicapped room because those rooms are typically slightly larger and make putting a king bed in the room easier. They are also the hardest rooms to book, so the 1st action is almost always to place a ressie with only two persons into the king room. It has happened to us that way on our last two trips.

If you don't mind the alternative bathroom configuration, then its no issue. For us we really want the configuration where the sinks are in a separate space from the head and shower.
I doubt we will like the handicapped bathrooms either. Did u only find out that u were assigned an accessible room when u got into the room or did u ask about it at check in? I would hate to go to the room only to come back downstairs and request a room change.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:31 PM   #1652
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We could handle the king bed, but the handicapped bathrooms are awkward to use. In many the sink and mirror are in the same "room" as the zero entry shower. Also the shower has fold down seats taking up shower space. The front desk folks educated us that the vast majority of king bed rooms are also handicapped room because those rooms are typically slightly larger and make putting a king bed in the room easier. They are also the hardest rooms to book, so the 1st action is almost always to place a ressie with only two persons into the king room. It has happened to us that way on our last two trips. If you don't mind the alternative bathroom configuration, then its no issue. For us we really want the configuration where the sinks are in a separate space from the head and shower.
Thank you for the heads up. Just DH and I on our upcoming trip. Really don't want a handicapped room. King bed would be great but we really like the separate sink area. Did you ask about your room type upon check in? This will be our first stay at WL (except for a one night stay way back in 2007, bunk bed room, boys loved it!).
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:50 PM   #1653
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Just got home from a 5 day stay at the lodge. In executive Summary format.
[LIST][*]Room 5132 is Awesome. Right next to the villa side back elevator. Quiet; beautiful view; easy backdoor to the bus area and quiet pool.
Did you hear any pool noise in that room?

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A room warning...if you are travelling as only 2, you will get booked into a king size bed room, usually a handicapped room. We had to work the front desk pretty hard to fix that when checking in.
We have been to the WL three times now and have always gotten two queen beds. Are you requesting a king bed?
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Did you hear any pool noise in that room? We have been to the WL three times now and have always gotten two queen beds. Are you requesting a king bed?
This is good to hear. Previous post making me a little nervous. We are fine with a king or 2 queens but really want the typical bathroom. Good to know you have had previous experience.
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Did you hear any pool noise in that room?
Very little to none. The quiet pool isn't usually loud anyway. IN the middle of the day, there may be some kids in the pool, and you may hear a little splashing around. I consider it very quiet.


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We have been to the WL three times now and have always gotten two queen beds. Are you requesting a king bed?
we always request two queens. The last two times at WL and the come into town nights at the value resorts had us in king/handicapped rooms. The check in CMs at both locations said they use parties of two to fill king rooms. I make a point to check for it now, and they ultimately fix it, but it has been a regular occurrence for us.
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Yes they do have the straps on the small sizes. They are USCG approved and fit little kids well. Our daughter wore one (and enjoyed it) last year just before she turned four.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:53 AM   #1658
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Hi all!

We have never stayed at WL before, and are about to book a studio ay VWL using points. Can someone just confirm for me that in fact the renovated studios do sleep 5? we have three young kids with us.

Also, does anyone have pics of the renovated rooms?

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Yes they definitely sleep 5 and you can now book for 5 in a studio online. Use the search button and you will find the thread with new pics.
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Can you watch the fireworks from the beach area? Is there sound? I am probably arriving just before fireworks time and wonder if I will be able to see them. Thanks
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Can you watch the fireworks from the beach area? Is there sound? I am probably arriving just before fireworks time and wonder if I will be able to see them. Thanks
The beach really faces the wrong way for the fireworks. They don't bring in the Wishes music. You might see some of the higher fireworks, but you'd do as well in front of WL and better on a high floor in the middle of the North Wing.

You can see the EWP from the beach and boat dock though, and we enjoyed doing that on our first night.
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What time is EWP?
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:44 PM   #1663
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What time is EWP?
Is passes by WL at 9:35 sharp.

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Currently it is 9:35 PM but it may change seasonally and is announced on the monthly activities calendar that Kook links to from the second post.
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Currently it is 9:35 PM but it may change seasonally and is announced on the monthly activities calendar that Kook links to from the second post.
A little more details than my post

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