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Old 01-15-2014, 11:38 AM   #1
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A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS ~Trip Report~

Howdy and Happy New Year!

This Trip Report covers some highlights of our most recent vacation at Walt Disney World. DH, DD (15) and I stayed at Disney's Wilderness Lodge from December 22 - 30, 2013. This visit marked my 8th stay at Wilderness Lodge and 20th visit to Walt Disney World. Our last Wilderness Lodge Club Level stay was summer of 2013.








TRIP REPORT LINKS...

POST 1: CHRISTMAS AT WL/VWL

POST 2: CHRISTMAS AT THE MAGIC KINGDOM AREA RESORTS AND PARKS

POST 3: CHRISTMAS AT DISNEY'S BOARDWALK INN

POST 4: DINING

POST 5: RECREATION

POST 6: TRAGIC...err...MAGICBANDS, FASTPASS PLUS and LINKS TO PAST TRs and CURRENT THREADS










For this trip, I booked a Woods View room for the first time in ten years. I was unable to book a Club Level room using any discount so I had three room-only reservations, each with a different discount: Military, AP and SoG over-flow. I was thrilled that we would be spending our first family Christmas at Wilderness Lodge, but knew that I would miss the Old Faithful Club and its wonderful staff.

A few days prior to our arrival, during an otherwise mundane day of house cleaning, the phone rang. I saw on caller ID the numbers 407-824xxxx. It's WDW! Why are they calling?! Is there a problem?! What could this be about?! Answer the phone and find out!!

A kind gentleman announced that he was with the Itinerary Planning office for Wilderness Lodge. Those are the folks who are actually located over at the Polynesian and sometimes send emails with HOWDY! Or sometimes with ALOHA! And, sometimes with both a HOWDY! And an ALOHA! Even though I've booked WL-CL four other times, I had never received a call from the IPO in the past. This time, I wasn't booked Club Level, so why are they calling me?!

The gentleman kindly asked for my arrival information, "What time will you be arriving?" "Are you driving or flying?" "Can I make any arrangements for you?" Umm, does this mean what I think it means? Are we actually staying Club Level? The CM didn't seem to know that I didn't know and I guess we were both surprised at the same time.

The Club Level manager, Randy, went above and beyond with his generous and thoughtful upgrade. This was the BEST Christmas (and pre-Christmas) present and so unexpected. It turns out that the upgrade was intended to be a surprise upon arrival and the IPO sort of spilled the club level beans. But, we were actually thrilled to know in advance and be able to look forward to staying Club Level a few days prior to arriving.

Upon arrival at about 11:00 AM, we were met curbside and escorted up to the 7th floor. We were so excited to see some familiar and friendly faces like Lindsay and Loyda. Loyda is very efficient and organized and already had all our materials and KTTW cards ready for us. The envelope that the KTTW cards were in was marked, "ROOM # ??????" Loyda then said, "You lead the way, take me to your room." Not only was I amazed that we were actually staying Club Level, but Loyda topped that by having us show her to our favorite room, 7127. As we walked down the hallway to the end, there are only two rooms at the end that directly face the WL courtyard. I joked that at this point we were either in the Presidential Suite or next door in 7127. Either would be absolutely acceptable.

DD and I stayed once at WL during Christmas 2010. DH was deployed at the time so this was his first Christmas stay at WDW and he loved it. Experiencing the Lodge at Christmas is a special treat. Wilderness Lodge and the Villas sure do take a good picture, but seeing it in person is magical.











DISNEY'S WILDERNESS LODGE
































THE VILLAS AT DISNEY'S WILDERNESS LODGE















THE OLD FAITHFUL CLUB











Decorations begin going up the week prior to Thanksgiving Week. In 2013, the Christmas tree went up on 11/19.

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CHRISTMAS AT THE MAGIC KINGDOM AREA RESORTS...












GRAND FLORIDIAN













POLYNESIAN










DD and I had to make a stop at Captain Cook's for their Pulled-Pork Nachos.






CONTEMPORARY

























While this isn't Christmas-related, we were fascinated by this slightly kitschy hand-made sign which hangs behind the Sand Bar near the restrooms. It can be seen as you are exiting the marina, heading towards CR:











MAGIC KINGDOM








DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

These performers were hilarious. The man drove down the street from near the park entrance while talking on the truck's PA system with a British accent. The sign on the truck reads, "PU Radio Broadcasting" with other letters strategically covered on one side of the truck. He then stopped in front of the Sorcerer Mickey Hat area and interviewed some guests. His interaction with those for whom English wasn't their native tongue was particularly entertaining. He and the woman also made announcements about things to see and do at DHS. They were a hoot and the act was even more fun since we had never seen it.












EPCOT'S LIVING WITH THE LAND





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DINING...




CALIFORNIA GRILL

We were eagerly anticipating experiencing the newly re-opened, err, re-imagined CA Grill. I made our dining reservation for the first seating on Christmas Day the moment that reservations re-opened. We make it a point to dine at CA Grill almost every vacation.

We were very disappointed, primarily in the poor service, except for the woman who checked us in downstairs. She was very personable and fun, assigned us to a lovely table and even came upstairs at one point to say 'hello' again to us. Unfortunately, our server seemed inexperienced and was unprofessional. We were the first seating on Christmas Day, but our server never wished us a 'Merry Christmas' or even a 'Happy Holiday' nor did he make any small talk about our vacation or ask us if we had dined there before.

When I asked about an ingredient that I was unfamiliar with in a mixed drink that was featured on the menu, he replied that it was "some sort of liquor," and he "didn't really know what it was, but it was bitter" and he "disliked the drink and thought it tasted bad." He never offered to find out more about the ingredient or offer an alternative beverage. So I ordered a Margarita on the rocks which came in a small glass, like a tumbler. I asked why they weren't using Margarita glasses anymore and he replied that, "Those would be wasteful since they could only be used for Margaritas and no other drinks."

We were only given bread plates, even though we ordered an appetizer and Dragon Roll. When the sushi arrived, we had to use our appetizer/bread plates. There were no chopstick holders or individual soy sauce dishes anymore. We instead received, upon request, one rectangular dish with 3 compartments for soy sauce, wasabi and ginger. I asked for my own soy sauce dish so that we could customize the amount of wasabi to our own specific tastes, but we were told that they only now serve the communal dish with the 3 compartments. Tokyo Dining provides each person with their own soy sauce dish, soy sauce, wasabi and plates, and CA Grill used to, but not any longer.

The service was so disappointing that we chose to cut our losses and just order a couple of salads and three appetizers instead of entrees and we didn't even want to order dessert, which is unusual for us. This experience was so negative that we have no plans to return to CA Grill.






We noticed a big change in the sushi. This could be due to the fact that sushi chef, Yoshie, who worked there from 1995 - 2012 retired and/or they are now cutting corners. The attention to detail is lacking in the 2013 Dragon Roll when compared with the 2012 version.

DRAGON ROLL 12/13:


DRAGON ROLL 8/12:






UPON EXITING THE ELEVATOR, YOU ARE GREETED BY WINE, WINE AND...



MORE WINE...







SONOMA GOAT CHEESE RAVIOLI APPETIZER




VIEWS




















TERRITORY LOUNGE AT WILDERNESS LODGE















A newly discovered favorite which I highly recommend! All ages are welcome. We dined there four times and we can't wait to return. We loved being able to order entrees from Artist Point and/or an appetizer and drink(s). The atmosphere is more relaxed since it's a lounge and you don't need an ADR. However, you do need to ask for the Artist Point menu as it won't be on your table.

Many thanks to terrific Territory Lounge server LouAnn for telling us about ordering entrees from Artist Point and the ability to have entrees served as a "split." Also, many thanks to Cheri who very kindly didn't charge me for a Grapefruit Vodka Somethingorother that I couldn't drink more than one sip of. I learned that liking grapefruit doesn't mean you'll like grapefruit vodka.





These are the entrees from December that I can recall. A few kid's meals are also available.


~Scallops

~Salmon Silverbay. Not cedar plank, but DH (who loves salmon) loved it - $35

~Beef Tenderloin. Delicious! - $43

~Chicken. I believe this was a small Cornish Game Hen cut into several pieces. It was tasty, but a bit tedious cutting around such a small bird - $29

~A ravioli dish that DD had, but we can't recall the name of it and on the receipt it only says "Vegetarian" - $28

~A mixed grill-type dish with a few different meats including sausage, I believe.





Sharp Cheddar-Beer Fondue





Smokey Portobello Mushroom Soup











SCI-FI DINE-IN THEATER






We learned something new this visit - you can get in at Christmas without an ADR! It's always crowded there and even with an ADR, you'll usually wait in a long line to check-in and another for your table, but I thought I'd try anyway. I discovered that if you're a party of 1-3, there is an area in the back of the theater with about 6 tables with umbrellas which they call "Flying Saucers." These tables, err, flying saucers, are offered on a walk-up basis with only about a 20 minute wait (at least they were during Christmastime). This was actually perfect for the three of us because we are usually split-up in the car with one person having to sit alone in the front or back of the car.


The only disappointment was that we did get a PARKING VIOLATION which we had to pay on the spot. Tipping the server didn't even get us out of this one.
















AKERSHUS

We tried Akershus for the first time since it had changed over to all princesses, all the time. We had loved the Akershus buffet, but weren't sure what to expect this time around.

We tried to check-in about 25 minutes before our ADR, but were told to come back no sooner than 10 minutes prior. We dutifully returned and waited in a line to check-in...again. After check-in, we waited in another line for about 15 minutes until our royal party was called and we were finally allowed inside, where we again waited in, you guessed it, another line. Though not a Norwegian invention, lines are the norm at Akershus. Even the women's restroom inside the restaurant had a line that was out the door both when we arrived and when we left. The line we were currently in was to have our photo taken with one of the princesses. As of December, you were still given prints of your photo session.

We then waited a moment and were seated about two feet from where we had posed for photos. We kindly asked if we could be seated further away from the princess photo line. At this point, any reminder of a LINE would have been detrimental to the enjoyment of our lunch. We were taken to the back near the door from which the princesses exit/enter. This was a half booth/half chair configuration. The entire booth portion which ran along the window at the front/left of the building, as you face it, was in dire need of immediate replacement. The seat had no cushioning left, was ripped and cracked. I was shocked to see such a seat anywhere at WDW, much less be firmly planted within one. DH and I are both about 5'10" and we were so low in the booth that our chests were at table height. DD is a couple of inches shorter so she sat in the one chair at the table.

The buffet items looked familiar and we enjoyed them as much as in the past. At lunch, there is a limited selection of entrees from which to choose. They were small in size, but tasty and you could certainly supplement with more food from the buffet. DD loves Ikea meatballs, so she ordered the Epcot version:



The princesses made their rounds and we were greeted by each one. We only dined here for the food and DD (15) was gracious enough to indulge her parents. DD posed with each princess and most even chatted with her and asked questions.

Since this is a character meal, you are paying for that experience, which was good, except for all the lines. If you are only going for the food, your money would be better spent elsewhere. We wish they offered one meal sans princesses, but that's not an option at this time.

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RECREATION...










Fort Wilderness guests go to great lengths at Christmastime to decorate their RVs, cabins, campsites and golf carts.





We've always enjoyed the recreational opportunities at Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness. The trails from WL to FW are perfect for running, walking and bike riding. The Archery Experience is lots of fun, affordable and I highly recommend it.

When DD and I stayed at Wilderness Lodge in 2010, we went horseback riding on Christmas Day. We decided this trip to make it a family tradition. We're experienced at riding horses, so I warned DH that this was a very tame, flat and slow-moving ride. Despite that, DH had a great time and now wants to add horseback riding to each future WDW trip.

Horseback riding costs just under $50 for a 45-minute guided ride. You'll check-in at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch and wait near the stables for your horse. Riders are matched to horses according to experience and size. Guides will help you mount-up and adjust your stirrups. Florida state law requires that everyone wear a helmet and Disney does not allow you to carry anything on the ride so photography is prohibited. Lockers are provided, free of charge.

A guide is placed at the front and rear of the single file line. The ride is very nice for those who have no prior riding experience as it is a slow-moving ride on tame and gentle horses. You will not be riding the Draft Horses (pictured above) that you see at the stables near Pioneer Hall. Some horses will try to eat along the way, but they are tractable and easily re-directed. The guides will yell out some questions along the way and try to make contact with each family. They will admonish riders who let their horses veer or who aren't preventing their horses from eating and they will compliment competent and experienced riders.

A trail ride through FW will not be a high-energy experience. It will be a very relaxing ride through FW and it's certainly a memorable and unique experience which I recommend everyone try at least once. The guides are knowledgeable and well organized and everyone will have a great time. Giddy-up!





BIKE RENTALS

A great way to see all the FW decorations or to just take a tour of the area is to bike over from WL. Bike rentals are available by the hour and by the day at the Teton Boat and Bike Rental.











A one hour bike rental is $9 or $18 per day. We were pleasantly surprised to find that all recreation is still 30% off for Annual Passholders. We were also pleasantly surprised that the CM only charged us for 30 minutes because we returned the bikes short of one hour. This, combined with the 30% off, made for a $10 bike rental for three for about 45 minutes.

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TRAGIC...err...MAGICBANDS...


The MagicBands were actually not so tragic. They functioned as intended most of the time. The exception was when our second or third room-only reservation started, the bands wouldn't work until their numbers were linked to our reservation. Each of our three reservations had different MagicBand numbers associated with them, and one of the reservations wasn't linked correctly. As long as they are linked correctly to your reservation/room, they will work.

Our personal issue with the MagicBands is its ability to track you. Knowing that we were wearing a long-range tag made us feel like an Amazon package in a warehouse or cattle whose whereabouts are being tracked.

Long-range RF tags are embedded in the MB in order to monitor your movements thoughout park and resort areas. The long range scanners are placed throughout the resort and park areas so that guest movement, or lack thereof, can be monitored, collected and used for the benefit of Disney. The long-range scanners aren't in plain site, unlike the short-range touch points that are now in place where the turnstiles used to be and also at FastPass entry points:






You will hear the phrase "Mickey to Mickey" repeatedly now as your MagicBand's Mickey (the short-range RF tag is beneath it) must touch the touch point Mickey perfectly. If it isn't able to scan your MagicBand, the lights will not turn green and the CMs will bark, "Mickey to Mickey!"

All resort guests can still request KTTW cards and use them exclusively. The MagicBand legal documents which appear on the Disney website, details an option to "opt out" and also mentions the option of using the KTTW card. We knew all this before arriving and decided to test both MagicBands and KTTW cards during our 8-day stay.

We did have three sets of MagicBands because we had three room-only reservations. The MagicBands worked well, with the exception of the change-over to a new reservation that I described above. After the problem was fixed, we were able to use the same MagicBands our entire stay because their numbers had been linked to our room reservation.

For us, one of the greatest and perhaps unintended consequences of the MagicBands, is the ability to now use KTTW cards for EVERYTHING. Anything that is associated and linked within your MDX account is now associated with your KTTW card. It was not previously possible to associate everything, but since the inception of MBs and the new My Disney Experience (MDX) account, everything is linked to the KTTW card as long as it is properly linked in your MDX account. Our FP+, Memory Maker/PhotoPass, Annual Passes, room key and charging were all accessible using only our KTTW card. We were even able to pull paper Fast Passes, though this feature will likely soon disappear. As of now, you cannot link your Tables in Wonderland card, but I was told by a TiW CM that they hope to add this feature perhaps in a couple of years.


The only problem we encountered while using the KTTW cards is that most CMs are very skeptical they will work and some were downright rude and completely opposed to our using our KTTW card for some features. Most notable were PhotoPass photographers. We knew that our Memory Maker purchase was linked in our MDX account and we knew that it worked using our KTTW card because we checked at the GF PhotoPass kiosk, but all but one photographer was opposed to our using it. They claimed it would not work and we would be "disappointed" that our photos wouldn't upload to our account. We encountered the most opposition at the Buzz Lightyear PhotoPass Center. One CM told me that I was wrong, that this wasn't possible and that it could not be done and he refused to allow me to upload our photos. I'm not one to give-up, so after asking for the manager, she finally admitted that I was right and allowed me "just this once" to upload our attraction photos into our Memory Maker account using only our KTTW card. Of course it worked, but it was met with great resistance.

One PhotoPass photographer who at first told us it wouldn't work, was surprised when the KTTW card did work and he told us that he learned something new and he had no idea you could now use them. He also told us that if another PhotoPass photographer doesn't know where to scan the KTTW card, just tell them that the scan point is the castle.

We also encountered some CMs at park entry points who looked confused over our using our KTTW cards for entry with our Annual Passes. One even tried to grab it from my hand, but removed his hand when he saw the light turn green. We even tested the FastPass+ system by using our MB at the ride's first touch point and then our KTTW card at the ride's second touch point and the green light always illuminated at both touch points.

We concluded that Disney doesn't want to promote the use of the KTTW card because it lacks the ability to track you, which is how Disney thinks the MBs will someday payoff for them. If you prefer to use a KTTW card, you can ask for them. We prefer the KTTW card because it functions like a MagicBand, but with one important distinction, it can't track our movements as there is no long-range tag in the KTTW card, only short-range (for use at touch points). The KTTW cards are also much less expensive than the MBs and you don't have to wear them on your wrist or mail them to guests. The MBs are said to be waterproof so they would be nice to use in the pool or water parks. You can use both the MB and the KTTW or either exclusively.





FASTPASS PLUS...

I have nothing but good things to say about FP+. It worked flawlessly for us and it is a must-use feature, especially when parks are busy.

I made all our FP+ reservations in advance and was able to manipulate them and make adjustments sometimes within 10 minutes of a desired time. In fact, once I was able to change all our FP+ times from AK to MK in about 5 minutes and for times that we wanted, about an hour from the time I changed everything.

The flexibility of FP+ is wonderful and not having to go to each attraction to secure one FastPass at a time is so much more convenient. You can now plan ride times for the afternoon or evening, when before, you would miss out on available FPs for popular attractions like Soarin' or TSM if you didn't get there early.







We had a magical and relaxing Christmas at WDW. Our next WDW vacation will be a split stay at BWI and WL-CL in June, and we plan on returning to Wilderness Lodge for Christmas 2014.







IF YOU'VE MADE IT THIS FAR AND WOULD LIKE MORE...





BAY LAKE RESORT AREA TRIP REPORTS AND THREADS:

WL/CL PICTORIAL 9/13

WL/CL TRIP REPORT 8/12

WL/CL TRIP REPORT 4/12

WL/VWL INFORMATION THREAD

CR/BLT INFORMATION THREAD

BAY LAKE TOWER TRIP REPORT 8/12

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Wow oh wow, my dear friend...you are true WL royalty How exciting, I am still so very very happy for you! Thank you for all the amazing resort decorations I am sorry to hear about the CG disaster, how disappointing on Christmas no less

DDs meatballs are a hidden Mickey BTW what princesses were there, we haven't been there since 2009 I think, and Bree has her favorites
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Count me in. Looking forward to reading all about your Christmas stay.
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Thanks for all those pics! Especially WL because I didn't make it over this time.

Like you we only had problems with MB's when we started 2nd/3RD/4TH reservations. This happened in November and January.

I wish Disney would train people better. It seems like we are always having to explain to them their system

At CR Atrium club many people were stuck on elevators because of an issue with MB's only and some KTTW cards not accessing the 12th floor. I always carry both card and band to be safe.

Oh ya a family (one in a wheelchair too) got locked out of SL as well. Luckily I came by when I did. It was after 10pm.

Overall we did enjoy not digging out cards to access parks, fastpasses, lounges or rooms. Even the guys liked the convenience after a day of use.

Thanks again, I will show dd later all your great pics. 10 days left til spring semester and off she goes again
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Wow oh wow, my dear friend...you are true WL royalty How exciting, I am still so very very happy for you! Thank you for all the amazing resort decorations I am sorry to hear about the CG disaster, how disappointing on Christmas no less

DDs meatballs are a hidden Mickey BTW what princesses were there, we haven't been there since 2009 I think, and Bree has her favorites
Nothing gets past a nurse, not even HM Meatballs

We saw the following princesses at lunch:

Aurora, Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White and Belle. Others have reported Mulan, but we didn't see her.


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Nothing gets past a nurse, not even HM Meatballs

We saw the following princesses at lunch:

Aurora, Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White and Belle. Others have reported Mulan, but we didn't see her.
You are too funny Bree isn't one for food, hence her petite-ness...so I am trying to figure out if we should do both Akershus and CRT or stick with CRT (I promised my princess the castle)....instead of spidey-senses I have Kook-senses
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Looking on the bright side, I'm hoping DW uses this long range tracking with the MBs to alleviate choke points in the parks. That would be nice.

Wow, I sure am jealous of your royal treatment! We have received upgrades in the past, but never so extravagant! What an awesome Christmas present!
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Great trip report, Kook. I love that it is complete, too.

You report is the second one I've read with a less than stellar review of the new California Grill.
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BC - 2001, 1998, 1994, 1992; YC - 1997; GF - 1989, 1988; Poly - 1987, 1986, 1985; CR - 1981, 1980; offsite - 1982, 1976, 1973
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