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Old 11-29-2013, 01:26 PM   #121
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I hope everyone had a wonderful time with their friends and family yesterday. If anyone did Black Friday sales I hope you all are home safe with some goodies you got on the cheap!

Kook, when you have time, we changed the dates of one of our 2014 trips. My son kindly informed us we would miss the Autism walk if we went in April, and well, that would not be good. Please remove the April date, and add us in for August 24th thru 30th. At least we were still able to keep our discount!
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #122
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Hello.. usual lurker here on the boards. I am going to be calling and switching my reservation from the poly to wl for last week of feb. I figured $800 is better in my pocket
Anyways.. I m looking at a bunk bed woods view. I m thinking the little pond would be a nice view. I want to be close to roaring forks and the boat launch. Does this sound like a good spot for that? When I call to switch should I make a room request then? I have never made a room request before. I honestly just don't want to be over by those Villas.
What do you pros recommend for a room request. .. how should I word it?
Any help would be much appreciated
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:32 PM   #123
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I hope everyone had a wonderful time with their friends and family yesterday. If anyone did Black Friday sales I hope you all are home safe with some goodies you got on the cheap!

Kook, when you have time, we changed the dates of one of our 2014 trips. My son kindly informed us we would miss the Autism walk if we went in April, and well, that would not be good. Please remove the April date, and add us in for August 24th thru 30th. At least we were still able to keep our discount!
We will be down at the same time for once!!!
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Hello.. usual lurker here on the boards. I am going to be calling and switching my reservation from the poly to wl for last week of feb. I figured $800 is better in my pocket
Anyways.. I m looking at a bunk bed woods view. I m thinking the little pond would be a nice view. I want to be close to roaring forks and the boat launch. Does this sound like a good spot for that? When I call to switch should I make a room request then? I have never made a room request before. I honestly just don't want to be over by those Villas.
What do you pros recommend for a room request. .. how should I word it?
Any help would be much appreciated
If you ask for North Wing, Otter Pond you will be close to both the boat launch and Roaring Forks. You could ask for a low floor if you want to be able to see the pond.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:49 PM   #125
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. . . and we're packed!

Van is loaded, kids are in bed and I'm too excited to sleep yet!

WL here we come
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:19 PM   #126
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Hi! Does anyone know if Roaring Forks has grilled cheese? Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:27 AM   #127
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It isn't on the menu. Sorry.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:36 AM   #128
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There are many arrivals according to the Lodgers' Log yesterday and today. I hope everyone is having a magical vacation!




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I am just crazy about the Wilderness Lodge. It is so beautiful and so well located. The Staff and grounds and vibe amazing. With 18 hotels in WDW I don't know but thats the ONLY place I want to stay. If I was made of $$$$ I'd be a fixture there! Thanks for your great thread.
Welcome to the thread and I hope you get to book WL soon!

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Is it 2 requests or 3 that you can have? We already have 2 eaten up by our request for adjoining rooms and pack-n-play, but I'm wondering if I can/should add something like "view of wishes?" Or should I just leave it alone and hope for a good woods view room? I spent so much time researching poly when I thought we'd stay there, but I don't know much about WL other than what's posted in this thread.
When the new reservation system was implemented a few years ago, some posted that you could now make up to 3 requests, but when I once asked a WDTC CM, he told me he could put in as many as I'd like.

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The day has finally arrived. I am sitting at the airport in Cleveland waiting to head to WDW. I cannot wait to walk into the WL and begin this long overdue vacation. Hope to run into a few of you at the WL. If I've got a Goofy shirt and a cap with the Ohio State Buckeyes on it, that would be me.
I hope you're having a great time and enjoying all the beautiful decorations.

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We'll be at the airport 24 hours from now. It looks like good traveling weather. I'll keep a look out for you. If it is cold out I'll have my green Tigger jacket on, or maybe my white hooded sweatshirt with the little Mickey emblem on it, both of which I've had for years and years.
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I hope everyone had a wonderful time with their friends and family yesterday. If anyone did Black Friday sales I hope you all are home safe with some goodies you got on the cheap!

Kook, when you have time, we changed the dates of one of our 2014 trips. My son kindly informed us we would miss the Autism walk if we went in April, and well, that would not be good. Please remove the April date, and add us in for August 24th thru 30th. At least we were still able to keep our discount!
Of course I'll change you and aren't you a sweet (and frugal) mom.

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Hello.. usual lurker here on the boards. I am going to be calling and switching my reservation from the poly to wl for last week of feb. I figured $800 is better in my pocket
Anyways.. I m looking at a bunk bed woods view. I m thinking the little pond would be a nice view. I want to be close to roaring forks and the boat launch. Does this sound like a good spot for that? When I call to switch should I make a room request then? I have never made a room request before. I honestly just don't want to be over by those Villas.
What do you pros recommend for a room request. .. how should I word it?
Any help would be much appreciated
Welcome! As long as you're in the North Wing, you'll be as far from VWL as you can get.

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. . . and we're packed!

Van is loaded, kids are in bed and I'm too excited to sleep yet!

WL here we come
You must be on your way now! I recommend a stop at Sonic. I hope you'll check-in with us soon!
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:49 AM   #129
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16 days until we leave! I have my magic bands, fast pass plus selections and dining reservations. The luggage tags and magical express is another story. The first set they sent us was messed up so the second set should be on it's way. Hopefully it arrives in time. I will start packing soon!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:52 AM   #130
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16 days until we leave! I have my magic bands, fast pass plus selections and dining reservations. The luggage tags and magical express is another story. The first set they sent us was messed up so the second set should be on it's way. Hopefully it arrives in time. I will start packing soon!!!!!
Three weeks from today for us. Great idea to start packing soon and we should do a little of that this weekend. I find it easier to pack for a winter trip Vs. summer since we need fewer types of shoes and bottoms and you can layer. Happy packing!
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:54 AM   #131
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Hello.. usual lurker here on the boards. I am going to be calling and switching my reservation from the poly to wl for last week of feb. I figured $800 is better in my pocket
Anyways.. I m looking at a bunk bed woods view. I m thinking the little pond would be a nice view. I want to be close to roaring forks and the boat launch. Does this sound like a good spot for that? When I call to switch should I make a room request then? I have never made a room request before. I honestly just don't want to be over by those Villas.
What do you pros recommend for a room request. .. how should I word it?
Any help would be much appreciated
Well some things to consider here. First of all a woods view as opposed to courtyard view. Most of the woods views are on the voila side although they call some of them courtyard..its a little confusing. Then there is the sun situation. You get a much better vibe I think with a courtyard/bayview 5th floor villa side because the early morning sun and afternoon sunset doesn't blast in your face…and it gets HOT on the MK side.
The woods view as opposed to the courtyard view isn't really that much cheaper and unless you want lots of privacy the courtyard view is the better room. You can see the whole Lodge in its beauty, Baylake, the geizer, etc. very nice. Just call the Lodge directly and ask for what you like. When I arrived they had assigned us the exact room I requested!!! 6th floor (because we wanted the semi enclosed balcony..being up high away from noise, but will all the view and sunrise and low afternoon sun) plus I just put the top mattress of the bunk be out there and slept there every night! I had a self created suite away from my buddy who snored! Loved it and no one could see it from outside like all the other balconies!!! The semi enclosed balconies on 6th floor aren't for everyone but I loved it!
As for being close to Roring Forks..You might want to rethink the MK side of the Lodge…Wispering Canyon can get very loud all day. On the ills side there are three elevators in two locations and there are three access exits on at the end by the water, the other in the middle by the spring and the other in the lobby.
The middle one takes you right outside and only a few feet from the restaurant side where Forks is..so its no hassle at all. as few the boat launch..same thing..the walk is the same from the geyser either side you are on.
Good luck I'm so jealous!
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Just booked our trip at VWL for the kids' spring break: 4/4/14-4/11/14. My third VWL stay!
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:19 AM   #133
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We will be down at the same time for once!!!
Cool! I see you are staying Sugarloaf. We did that a few years back. The room there was gorgeous!
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Just booked our trip at VWL for the kids' spring break: 4/4/14-4/11/14. My third VWL stay!
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:45 PM   #135
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Hi everyone! We are checking into VWL in a one-bedroom unit in less than week!

Can anyone confirm that there will definitely be a Pack and Play in the room without request? I am so nervous that there won't be one there when we check in, and that there won't be anything available or some other scenario. I specifically booked a one-bedroom villa because it supposedly comes with a Pack and Play without needing to request one and just hope there is one available. Our DS is 13.5 months and will not sleep in a bed with us. Also, what brand is the Pack and Play in the rooms?
The pack n play in our villa room was in the front closet with a high chair. The brand was Graco. If you're concerned about sleeping, we rented a full-sized crib and that worked out well for us. We also brought white noise machines (use them at home), but we didn't have any noise concerns.
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