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Old 06-20-2014, 11:16 AM   #46
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Subscribing to this new thread. Excited to have our first stay at VWL in late October. Making lemonade out of the p**l situation and will enjoy all the other wonderful things the resort has to offer!
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:36 AM   #47
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Just curious? No one is worried about the pool anymore? I was looking at the pictures (of the hotel) this morning and it makes me sad to think of switching to another hotel.

I wonder how bad the construction will be....tarps, walls, lots of noise, or minimal?

Yes, there are still MANY people worried about it! Some of us have just chosen to roll with it and enjoy the many other things available! Plus, we now have a reason to visit the Contemporary for the first time ever.
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:52 AM   #48
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WL CL was our first CL stay and we loved it. Have only stayed 2 CLs since (GF RPC and GF SL) and while RPC is my favorite, WL CL runs a very close second. Both have great offerings, great lounges, and wonderful CMs.

The WL is an amazing resort in any room category, but CL just adds to it, IMO. The lounge is a great place to relax, the food offerings are great, and the CL CMs treat you like family. If it's doable, I'd make the change.
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So excited for our first stay in the lodge in November!
Yep! Be excited!!! It's a fabulous resort. And while you're there, visit the CR and the FW. Since you can get to those resorts by a quick boat ride, it makes for a great afternoon.



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We're staying too! Looking forward to November as well. Current travelers post pictures and have a great trip!
Just got back on the 14th and have tons of pics! Will be happy to post a few



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Subscribing to this new thread. Excited to have our first stay at VWL in late October. Making lemonade out of the p**l situation and will enjoy all the other wonderful things the resort has to offer!
One afternoon when it was pouring down rain, we did the Hidden Mickey search. If you go to the front desk, they will give you the HM hunt. We actually divided up into teams (we lost ) And when we found all HMs, we returned to desk and the kids all got a trading pin. Lots of fun for the whole family!




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Yes, there are still MANY people worried about it! Some of us have just chosen to roll with it and enjoy the many other things available! Plus, we now have a reason to visit the Contemporary for the first time ever.
Well said! And if you like Hidden Mickey's, there's several over at the CR and FW, too. We always take our HM book with us everywhere we go.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:08 PM   #49
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Just curious? No one is worried about the pool anymore? I was looking at the pictures (of the hotel) this morning and it makes me sad to think of switching to another hotel.

I wonder how bad the construction will be....tarps, walls, lots of noise, or minimal?
Of course I'm worried. I'm scheduled Dec. 1-7. Maybe it will be finished, but if it goes over the least little bit, I'll be in the refurb. I'm on rented points, and have no options to move or change my dates. I just don't see any value in rehashing it over and over at this point.
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Of course I'm worried. I'm scheduled Dec. 1-7. Maybe it will be finished, but if it goes over the least little bit, I'll be in the refurb. I'm on rented points, and have no options to move or change my dates. I just don't see any value in rehashing it over and over at this point.
I understand. I don't want to rehash it. I'm just struggling myself with what to do. CR really is still unappealing to me. Right now there are no GF rooms and even if there were is a lot of money for us.

I love WL and I miss the fork, the mercantile, etc....just afraid I am going to cry if we get there and it's a mess.

However, we are planning a return trip to somewhere in Disney in April 2015.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:20 PM   #51
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Yay! A new thread! Kook, you must be heading out soon? Sunday? Can't wait to see your on location updates and photos!

Our countdown is at 28 days!!
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:31 PM   #52
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I understand. I don't want to rehash it. I'm just struggling myself with what to do. CR really is still unappealing to me. Right now there are no GF rooms and even if there were is a lot of money for us.

I love WL and I miss the fork, the mercantile, etc....just afraid I am going to cry if we get there and it's a mess.

However, we are planning a return trip to somewhere in Disney in April 2015.
Did you have free dining? I know that will make switching difficult. If you do, I would consider moving to the Epcot resorts, and hoping for a room discount. I know this is really stressing you out. You will probably be happier if you don't need to think about it anymore. You can stay at WL in April.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:06 PM   #53
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Does anyone know how long after Christmas the decorations are taken down?

Are there any New Years Eve events at the lodge?

What's better on NYE - MK or Epcot when staying at the lodge?
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:07 PM   #54
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Since we already have the CV room booked at the rack room rate, we are waiting for the AP discounted rates to come out.
Do the CL rooms ever get the AP discount?

I don't want to change and then find out that we don't qualify for the discount.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:08 PM   #55
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Did you have free dining? I know that will make switching difficult. If you do, I would consider moving to the Epcot resorts, and hoping for a room discount. I know this is really stressing you out. You will probably be happier if you don't need to think about it anymore. You can stay at WL in April.
No we have a BB and there is very little availability left.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:12 PM   #56
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Following the new thread. Kook- have a GREAT trip!
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:23 PM   #57
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Hi WL vets,

I just got, after lots and lots of checking, VWL dlx studio for 11/17-25 free dining. I would have preferred 11/15-23 or something but beggars can't be choosers.

We have been saving WL for all these years so that we could stay there in a winter month with Christmas decor up, etc. This is the year! Regarding the pool refurbishment, how much impact do those of you who know that area think it will make? Would it be better to switch to BW this year and try again for WL another year? I just don't want to taint our experience. We won't be looking at it daily since we are in the villas, but sill unsure. Maybe we would get lucky and most of the walls and mess would be gone by then, since it is so close to the end date of construction...
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:27 PM   #58
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This trip 9/28-10/5 will be not just my first stay at WL but my first deluxe stay! I was seriously considering moving since the rehab was announced....BUT after a little frustration and disappointment about the pool situation I have decided to stay put. It took a little perspective but this is why I made the decision:

1: I was barely able to afford the upgrade to deluxe, if I moved I'd have to downgrade all the way to value (no mods avail for FD anymore) and that's not happening
2: When I really thought about the MAIN reasons I wanted to upgrade the real reasons weren't the pool but were the closeness to MK, being so much closer to all the restaurants I want to eat at (1900PF, HDDMR, Kona, ect), more options of transportation, not having to walk a mile to food and coffee in the morning (and I've heard that it can actually be close to that for a non preferred room at CBR where I switched from)
3: if I'd stayed at CBR it might still have taken 5-10 minutes to get to the feature pool from where our room ended up being.
4: According to BFF "this will just give us an excuse to explore CR"

As a side note I am really hoping that the new straight to the room check in test they are doing now at some of the resorts is at WL for our trip! We booked room only at POR for just 9/27 since our flight doesn't come in until 6:15 pm and couldn't justify spending the extra $450 to add to the package. It would be so nice to just drop our bags at bell services at POR and be able to go straight to EPCOT without a stop at WL to get our DP and tickets activated!

Hopefully my reasons for staying will help some others still on the fence feel a little better too
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:54 PM   #59
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Thanks for the new thread space, Kook, and have fun on vacation!

It will be interesting to see if WL becomes part of the straight to the room check in test. I don't think I like the idea. I like having some input on the room assignment when I check in, like when they say I'm getting an upgrade to a CV, when there is a specific reason I reserved a WV.

Like many WL lovers, we are sticking with our plans for the WL and hoping construction impact is minimal. If it's disturbing, well, we will just need more of those yummy habanero lime margaritas from TL.
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:22 PM   #60
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Thanks for the new home Kook! I hope you enjoy your vacation and may you be sprinkled with pixie dust again!

Can't wait for all the work to be done on the lodge so I can start planning my next trip! Thinking of Christmas of 2015 with my two boys while DH is deployed! It would be tough spending Christmas without him home with us.
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