(CLOSED) Disney's WILDERNESS LODGE and VILLAS Information Thread ~2012~

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  1. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    So I am still on the Lodgers' Log for August :blush:

    Kook grab your pencil...

    DH and I will be at WL 4/3-4/5 in a Honeymoon room :cool1:

    For you fabulous Lodgers...this is the 2nd trip I was blessed with a discount (it was BB in 2012 and AP this Spring) pixiedust:
     
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  3. TaraPA

    TaraPA <font color=navy>I will think of that animatronic

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    Checking out of AKV now - this is the 1st I've had a chance to get online. Spent 1st nights at WL CL - amazing! Loved it! And YES THEY HAD OATMEAL!!! Got to meet Randy, what a nice guy. Turns out we had a gift basket in our room upon arrival - signed from an old high school friend that we haven't seen since the 80's. Turns out he's the room inventory manager at WL! We had booked standard & had 7055 which was bunks with a pool view. Sweet!

    Weather was PERFECT all week- sunny but a cool breeze & not a drop of rain. No humidity either. Very chily at night but we like it that way. Parks were moderately full. We did the Easter Egg Hunt at Epcot yesterday, that was something we've never done before.

    Time to get ME...so sad....I hear we have snow at home...
     
  4. AngiTN

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    We did see each other, every so briefly. Sort of neat to be right across from each other, in that big ole resort.

    We did have a blast. So hard to be gone for 10 days (12 if you count our travel time) though. Both DH and I were hugely backed up at work. I am caught up, he is not. But that is why I haven't had time to get on here and post our updates.

    It got so cold we ended up not being able to enjoy the pool as much as I had hoped to. But we enjoyed our time at the resort and had no complaints at all. The staff was wonderful. They did a great job decorating the room for us.

    The Mousekeepers often posed Melody's stuffed toys so that they were all on the bed watching TV when we returned to the resort. That was a hoot

    On our next to the last day someone (no idea if it was staff, mousekeeping, or someone else) left Melody a huge birthday balloon tied to our door. It was super sweet and stayed nice enough that we were able to take it home and use it in her birthday party at home.

    There was a darling family of ducks that swam in the pool right with everyone. It was so cute.

    I have pics and will try to get them uploaded soon.

    I can't think of Ketchup without hearing them announce that someone wants Ketchup down in WCC. There was one server that could hold those notes forever. Folks dining would start cheering. It was always fun.

    I never took any pics but I think I can recall the main items

    as of 3/8 (this is based on my memory and is not a complete list but close)
    Breakfast
    4 cold cereals
    Oatmeal with brown sugar, raisins and craisins to add
    Cut up fresh fruit, cantelope, honeydo, watermellon, grapes
    Apples, bananas, oranges (this was out at all times)
    Blueberry muffins, chocolate muffins, cinnamon rolls
    Crossaints
    2-3 kinds of bagels
    butter, jam, peanut butter, cream cheese
    Coffee, brewed and machine with latte, cocoa, etc
    Variety of tea bags
    Milk, white and chocolate, boxes and pourable
    Juices, orange, cranberry, apple
    Water, still and sparkling

    Snacks
    Goldfish
    Snack mix with an Asian flare (wasabi peas, nuts, sesame sticks, etc)
    Gummies
    Chips (housemade sort) with dip
    Sodas
    Lemonade, mixed juice like a fruit punch (forget exactly what)
    Waters again

    Heartier snack time
    Beers, Moosehead, YingLing, domestic Light beer (Bud maybe?) one more I'm forgetting
    Wines, 2 Fingers Merlot, a Cab, a Chardonnay
    Bread with 2 spreads, humus, baba ganosh (SP?), roasted pepper spread, etc
    Cold salad, house made. Varied daily, always great
    Soup, varied daily
    Peanut Butter & Jelly shooters
    1 hot item, some we had were (that I recall)
    Pot stickers
    BBQ (pulled pork)
    Grilled Chicken on a stick
    Crab ragoons
    Fresh veggies with dip

    Cordial/desert time
    bar cookies
    cobbler, varied daily
    cookies
    brownies
    in addition to wine/beer
    liqueurs like Kahlua, Grand Mariner, Irish Cream, etc
     
  5. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    You're welcome and here's a little something for you... :banana:

    So you really want me to officially erase August? I shall use a huge Sharpie to place your Honeymoon Suite nights into the Log, my sweet:yay:

    No wonder you didn't reply to my PM:badpc:. What a coincidence with the gift basket being from your young (never old) high school friend! How sweet and thoughtful!

    Are you taking any oatmeal home with you as a memento? Can't wait to hear more about your trip when you get back home - stay warm.

    Looking forward to seeing your photos and thanks for checking in with us! What was your DGD's favorite thing at WL?
     
  6. AngiTN

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    That is a good question. She really loved so much about it. Matter of fact, early in to our trip she informed us that anytime we have to stay in a hotel she wants it to be this one. She loved the Lounge. She had to look in there every time we came back, even if it was closed. She got a kick out of running from the elevator to our room (we got room 7045 so not a long walk and had nice views overlooking the courtyard).

    She really liked the foods in the Lounge too. Drank lots of Apple Juice, which was a surprise since she'd never really had it before. Loved the Peanut Butter and Jelly shooters. Another surprise since in the past she only liked Peanut butter, no jelly.

    The pool was a hit, what little we got to use it.
     
  7. AngiTN

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    Some pics of our recent stay

    The view off our balcony
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    An arrangement of the some of the items we had in the room, left by the staff when they decorated the room. One of our towel animals is a dog and is right in front of Duffy

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    Decorations done by the staff
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    Includes personalized, autographed photo of Minnie Mouse
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    Another one of our towel animals.
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    Mousekeeping did this on several evenings. Pluto always held the remote and had it on The Disney Channel. Melody got a huge kick out of this
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  8. Wood Nymph

    Wood Nymph DIS Veteran

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    You had a wonderful view. It looks like it was a beautiful day that day.

    I love what they did with the animals. They arranged my grandchildren's animals like that. They had a big Mickey Mouse with them, too. :)
     
  9. StitchIsOurHero

    StitchIsOurHero <font color=red>I was smart enough to marry a DH w

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    AngiTN, :wave2: to another East Tennesseean!! LOVED your WL Pics!!

    I am TOOOO excited right now. . .we leave TODAY at lunch, and we will check into WL CL tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all of the info I have gotten here! You all rock!!
     
  10. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Oh, I bet you're so excited! I hope you have a great vacation and safe travels. Will you be able to report to us live?
     
  11. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    What wonderful memories you helped make for your DGD. Thank you so much for posting your wonderful photos - I love your view:love:, just wish they didn't have those enclosed balcony railings. I love when mousekeeping sets up the animals. I have some cute "mousekeeper magic," as I call it, posted on the first page of the CR thread.

    Did you book a BB or have plans to return for DGD's 6th birthday?
     
  12. TheLodgeLady

    TheLodgeLady Mouseketeer

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    So glad you had a great time!!! :cheer2:
     
  13. AngiTN

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    No, we didn't book another trip. As for her 6th birthday, she'll be in school so that makes future trips much more difficult. That the primary reason we went all out for this one, staying 10 days, CL, etc. I'm sure we'll return one day but any future trip will have to work around a school break, which means crowds, which we don't do well. I've got 6 individual non-expiring park passes that we'll use one day (gifts from bad experience at Pop last Christmas). Maybe Melody and I will take a short trip with just the 2 of us :)

    The rails (and Roaring Fork) were my only dislikes of the entire Lodge. It wasn't awful but it would have been nice to sit and look out.

    Hi back at ya! Have a blast! pixiedust: You spending the night along the way? I can recommend a couple hotels if you are in the need of one, one in Perry and one in Macon. :)
     
  14. Liberator

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    THIS is so beautiful!! :worship:
     
  15. AngiTN

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    I almost forgot to post pics of the little ducklings hanging out in the pool.

    They were so very cute. This pic was done the day we arrived. We saw them a week later and they had doubled in size.

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  16. WDWKOOK

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    Sooo cute, AngiTN!

    Our resort changin' friend, pas130 has made a switch from the Honeymoon Suite back to a CSR CL room, so off to try to erase my Sharpie I go...



    ETA: Just noticed we don't have any April Lodgers logged:listen:
     
  17. GrandCalifornian

    GrandCalifornian Can't Wait To Go Back

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    Wow, and I thought the crowds in September were light...
     
  18. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    :lmao::rotfl2:
    Oh yeah, you're in trouble, a few others will be there with you in September, but April...

    Bay Lake in April:
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  19. WDWKOOK

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    From MousePlanet and I heard this on DIS Unplugged 3/19:


    Walt Disney World annual passholders can now trade in their paper cards for plastic cards equipped with RFID chips to allow entry through the new turnstile-free gates. Passholders can make the exchange at the Odyssey in Epcot anytime before May 20, and as a bonus there are some props on exhibit there while you wait your turn. Premier passholders still need to wai
    t for more information before exchanging passes.
     
  20. gwynne

    gwynne Be always blooming

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    That is an amazing photo, no doubt about it!:cheer2:
    I am having such fun backreading on this thread and the WL photo thread. Can't wait for our stay!
    Standard CL 3 nights, Starting Sept 24 :dance3:
     
  21. Dr Ken

    Dr Ken Don't want to "earn" my ears. I'm retired!

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    That's cause we're not in your log!

    My new wife and I will be in one of the four honeymoon rooms from Apr 24 until Apr 28. On the 28th, we're resort jumping to GF.

    My pre-trip report is on the honeymoon forum. Sorry, I don't know how to post the link.
     
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