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

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  1. bluecastle

    bluecastle Mouseketeer

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    Hi all! Don't know if anyone has shared this before, but Disney Visa cardholders get 10% off of breakfast and lunch at Trail's End. I know some of us like to eat there, so I thought I would post this info. (Although I suspect KOOK has probably done so before)
    Now, back to catching up on the thread. :)
     
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  3. GrandCalifornian

    GrandCalifornian Can't Wait To Go Back

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    This is great info. We will probably plan on an out of pocket breakfast there even though we'll be on the dining plan. The extra discount will make it an even better deal. Thanks!
     
  4. WDWKOOK

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    :wave2:Happy Mother's Day to our great Lodger Moms!





    I did not post this so thank you for letting everyone know! I only knew about the TiW and AP discounts so thanks to you, we might have more Lodgers trying out TE:thumbsup2
     
  5. Wood Nymph

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    The 10% discount applies to lunch at Whispering Canyon Cafe, too. :thumbsup2
    Here is the list from the website:

    10% off select dining locations at Walt Disney World® Resort (meal period restrictions may apply). exclusions include alcoholic beverages, taxes and tips

    Walt Disney World® Resort - Disneys Animal Kingdom Lodge: Sanaa (Lunch)

    Disneys Contemporary Resort: - The Wave (Breakfast and Lunch)

    Disneys Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground: Trails End Restaurant (Breakfast and Lunch)

    Disneys Old Key West Resort: - Olivias Café (Breakfast and Lunch)

    Disneys Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa:Turf Club (Lunch)

    Disneys Wilderness Lodge: Whispering Canyon Café (Lunch)

    Disneys Yacht Club Resort:Captains Grill (Breakfast and Lunch)


    Downtown Disney® Area

    Capn Jacks (Lunch)
     
  6. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Thank you for updating the Visa Card discount list, Wood Nymph!
     
  7. bluecastle

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    Wood Nymph- I woke up this morning thinking " why didn't I post all the restaurants?!" I was just about to do that and saw that you beat me to it! Thanks!!
     
  8. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Here are the latest WL REHAB updates from Disney (I also post them in Post #1):

    Now  May 3, 2013: Transportation Dock ropes will undergo design and replacement.

    Now  May 9, 2013: Guest Parking lot will undergo rejuvenation.

    Now  Aug. 5, 2013: Main building exterior repairs will occur.

    May 5  June 28, 2013: Presidential and Vice-Presidential Suite will undergo soft goods replacements.

    May 6-13, 2013: 2nd Floor Mercantile will undergo carpet replacement.
     
  9. disney613

    disney613 Earning My Ears

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    We are having dinner at the Hoop Dee Doo Review and I am wondering how long it will take to get from Wilderness Lodge to Fort Wilderness? Are they in the same area? How do we get from place A to B.
     
  10. disd55

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    It takes at most 10 minutes to get from WL to FW, if that. Just walk to the dock at WL, which is located past the pool area, and then wait on the side heading for FW. Then at FW get off and there should be signs directing you to the HDDR. I am not sure if you need to take a bus to the HDDR since FW is so big but ask a resort worker once you get off the boat. Have fun!
     
  11. jackemail

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    Once you get off the boat at FW, it is a VERY short walk (5 minutes or less) to HDDR---and all of the HDDR fun and good food!
     
  12. jackemail

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    Kook, can't wait until June 2 when we get to try the deluxe club level room for the first time. Have stayed at WL several times (I have,but not my 4 granddaughters who are accompanying me), but never tried the OFC. We'll only be there a couple of nights before we move on to Boardwalk (my favorite), but am really looking forward to WL.
     
  13. Wood Nymph

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    The boat to FW sometimes travels to CR before it goes to FW. There are two boats that travel in opposite directions between WL, CR and CR. Give yourself twenty minutes to get there.

    We had a great time at Hoop Dee Doo.

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  14. chimommy

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    Hello Everyone... Staying at WL in dec... can't wait. I have a few questions...

    1) What are good activities around the resort for younger children?
    2) How long is the Bus ride to Hollywood Studio's
    3) HOw do you get to the chip n' dale smores event?
    4) how long does it take to get to the contemporary via boat.
    5) do they ever stop running the boats?

    Thanks... cant wait for our trip... first time staying at a disney property =)
     
  15. GrandCalifornian

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    Neat, you should have a great trip. I'll chime in with a few answers based upon our experiences at WL, and I am sure others will join in as well.

    There are afternoon pool parties at the main pool every day. There is also a shallow kiddie pool right next to the main pool. There is also a hidden mickey hunt where you can go around the resort with a sheet to guide you in looking for them. You can get the sheet at the front desk or from here. There is also a small playground by the beach, and sand to play in at the beach, but swimming in the lake is not allowed. Finally there are bike rentals, and you can ride them on the trails that lead over toward Fort Wilderness.
    In our experience it was about a 10-15 minute ride, with a stop at the Grand Floridian to pick up additional guests. From WL HS is one of the longer rides, but not terrible.
    I believe this is the smores event at Fort Wilderness, and to get there you can either take a boat or bus from WL to FW (which is 5 minute trip on the bus or 5 or 10 minutes on a boat depending on whether it stops at CR first), or it is about a 15 minute walk through the woods between the resorts (so some people may not want to do it at night). Once you are at the Settlement area of FW (where the boat docks and Hoop De Doo are), you can ride any internal FW bus to the park in the middle of FW, and that is where the smores event is. The FW bus drivers will help make sure you get the right stop, and it is a pretty short ride (less than 5 min) but to walk it would be at least half a mile from the Settlement area.
    If the boat is headed from WL to CR it is about a 4-5 minute ride, but the same boats also go the other direction, so if that's the case it could stop at FW first then go to CR, makining it about a 10 minute ride.
    The Blue Flag boats, which run in a loop between WL, CR, and FW run from 6:55AM to 11:30 PM every day. The boat to MK has different hours that are based on MK park hours.
    You should have a great time, and you picked an AWESOME resort. We love it.
     
  16. MindyMouse76

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    Hello!

    For anyone that recently stayed at the WL - is the Shampoo and Conditioner combined, or separate bottles that they provide. We are staying in a standard room (NON club level). I also assume they provide bar soap for the shower.

    Thanks.
     
  17. CuteAsMinnie

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    Good thing the Presidential will be all spruced up just in time for us. :thumbsup2

    :rotfl:
     
  18. CuteAsMinnie

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    Unless it has changed very recently, shampoo and conditioner in separate bottles. Mickey soap is waiting for you at the sinks and in the shower.

    I would love it if anyone knows the wattage of the hair drier (I'm asking for DD cuz mean mom says we don't need to pack one!). :hyper:
     
  19. CuteAsMinnie

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    What fun that will be! :thumbsup2
     
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    I'm sold, Kook!!!!!!:woohoo:
     
  21. snausman

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    Hi All, we will be leaving on Saturday for WDW!!! It is a present to my niece, she is graduating HS tomorrow. It will also be her very first time at WDW. She is so excited. I have been countless times to WDW and always look forward to going back. I have also stayed at WL 6 times over the years and do love it. I was just wondering if we couple be added to the Lodge Log.

    Thank you,

    Laura
     
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