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

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  1. marshall4539

    marshall4539 Earning My Ears

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    Hi, we are going to WL in Sept and have booked a woods view. I am wondering what is the best room area to request. We are hoping for connecting rooms (with my parents), and a good balcony. We would prefer a room on the 2-3 floor, but 4th floor would be ok too!
    What does everyone recommend!
    Thanks
     
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  3. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

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    If having connecting rooms is very important, I would make that your only request.

    Everyone's definition of best will be different. Check out post #2 of this thread for detailed descriptions of all the different woods views locations and pick which one sounds good to you.:thumbsup2
     
  4. RedfromNL

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    9 days, just 9 days:banana::banana::banana::dance3::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  5. GrandCalifornian

    GrandCalifornian Can't Wait To Go Back

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    I agree. We made that our only request last September, and while we had booked Standard View we ended up with awesome woods view connecting rooms above the registration desk on the 5th floor. You really can't go wrong at WL, and September should be a great time to be there. We are looking forward to it this year too.
     
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    :cool1::cheer2:pixiedust:
     
  7. Princess Leia

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    Thanks for the welcome. It will be lovely doing Disney from a different perspective. We always cheer when we go under the Disney arch - now we will have an extra cheer going under the Wilderness Lodge arch. :drive:
     
  8. Princess Leia

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    We are going to eat at Whispering Canyon on our first night. I reckoned that it would be worth checking out what all the noise was about. :woohoo:
     
  9. OttawaDisGirl

    OttawaDisGirl Earning My Ears

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    Woot! Six days till we reach the WLV. Our first trip to this resort, based on this thread, it should be awesome! :)
     
  10. Momofonelittlemickey

    Momofonelittlemickey Earning My Ears

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    Any thoughts on a ground level room at the Lodge? My son loved the patio at the Poly last year.
    What do the ground rooms face?
     
  11. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Welcome! How exciting! I think you'll love it. Will you be posting live?
    Welcome!

    They can face the woods toward MK or the Inner Courtyard of WL or VWL's Courtyard/pool area.
     
  12. OttawaDisGirl

    OttawaDisGirl Earning My Ears

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    I might do a few! I don't know... Never done it before. What do people live post? BTW, I'm a long time lurker on this thread... Love it here!
     
  13. aml3679

    aml3679 Kita's Mom

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    Please delete us from the list - after discussing costs, we added a day to our vacation and switched to Port Orleans Riverside. We will visit the Wilderness Lodge to see the Christmas Decorations and to eat at Artist Point.
     
  14. Gingerkimball

    Gingerkimball Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for all the info! I will definitely request a inner courtyard view. I know it will be extremely busy in July but I look forward to coming back to the WL in the early afternoon to enjoy the pool and hopefully get my little one to nap. I'm sure I'll have more questions soon. Thanks!
     
  15. Liberator

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    Are all WL-rooms renovated yet?

    :surfweb:
     
  16. dansdad

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    Yup. According to post #1 of this thread the rehab completed September 2012.:thumbsup2
     
  17. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Well, DISers sometimes post a TR (Trip Report) in the TR section of the DIS or post updates to the thread of their resort, like here. The TR or live report is like a diary of your vacation and can be detailed or not. Some include photos of where they went, what they eat, what they did. Or some will just check in with the thread from time to time to give updates, with or w/o photos, and maybe ask if people have any questions. It's totally up to you!

    Adding a day is great! I also include non-WL stays in the Lodgers' Log (like mine:rolleyes1), so I'm happy to just change your dates and resort:)

    ETA: I just checked the Log and you aren't there:confused3

    :)

    There are photo links in the first post, too - they look great!

    You do such a great job of remembering where everything is:goodvibes
     
  18. katmg

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    This may not be the right place for these questions, but I thought I would try here, since we're planning on staying at WL.

    DH would like to go ahead and book our Jan 2014 stay at WL now so that we can start paying for it. I am planning on doing a room only reservation at this time. If I do that and a discount (hopefully!!) comes out later, will I lose my deposit? Will I need to rebook? Is there a benefit to just waiting for the (possible) discount to come out?

    We're so excited about this trip, I think being able to book something now would help it feel more real!

    Thank you!!
     
  19. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    You've come to the right place - welcome!

    If you book now, and want to apply an eligible discount later, you won't need to make a new reservation, unless you change from a RO to a Package. You won't lose your deposit either, it would just be applied toward a new reservation. Best to book now to ensure you secure the room type you want.

    Happy booking!
     
  20. Wood Nymph

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    You can book a room now and when or if a discount comes out later, you can apply the discount to your reservation without losing the deposit or having to rebook as long as there is availability for your room type. The only time you would have to rebook is if you changed room types, I believe. And then they would refund your deposit and you would put down a new deposit. The only time you would have to pay a fee to cancel a room only reservation is if you do it less than five days before your check in date.

    I don't see any reason to wait until a discount comes out if you are sure that you are planning a trip. We booked a room at rack rate in July of last year for our Feb trip and when a discount was released in Oct we were able to get the discounted rate. We didn't have to make a new reservation to do it.
     
  21. DetTigsGal

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    I booked our June trip in January and had the discount applied when they announced the summer ones. The same thing happened with the T'giving trip :)
     
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