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

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  1. nyrebecca

    nyrebecca DIS Veteran

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    We have been here since Sunday and have had no problems with the wifi.
     
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  3. summerrluvv

    summerrluvv <font color=darkorchid>Work Hard. Have Fun.<br><f

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    Can anyone confirm if they have regular wagon rides at Ft. Wilderness (not the $60 sleigh ride), to see the Christmas lights/decorations around the campground? I keep finding conflicting responses. Posting here because I figure some will take the boat over from WL, and we will be there next month. Thanks!
     
  4. hockeybabe

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    I'm arriving 12-12-12, what is the chance that there will be any WL Christmas pins left for sale? I noticed there is a limited edition pin of 750. I really want one!
     
  5. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

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    It's pretty good wifi. I uploaded pics to facebook and the boards on my ipad and everything with no issues.
     
  6. mwmom

    mwmom 5th Time Disney Visitor

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    Did online check in a
     
  7. mwmom

    mwmom 5th Time Disney Visitor

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    Oops...think send went too soon. Did online checkin and just arrived. Awesome room as requested!

    Good luck!
     
  8. ready2vacation

    ready2vacation Mouseketeer

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    Deleting - posted too soon :) Changed over to BWI...
     
  9. tiggerguy2000

    tiggerguy2000 Disney Veteran<br><font color=green>Isn't worried

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    Bought VWL without ever seeing the place and it has become our favorite resort.
     
  10. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Here is the AllEars wagon ride info. The sleigh rides require reservations and the wagon rides don't accept reservations:

    Wagon Rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Take an old-fashioned, horse-drawn wagon ride which offers a 45-minute scenic tour around Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

    Wagon Rides depart at 7:00pm and 9:30pm nightly from the front of Pioneer Hall.

    Fireworks Wagon Rides at 8:30pm for the 9:00pm fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. (offers audio track for show - subject to fireworks being held at the Magic Kingdom.)

    Price: $8.00 Adult; $5.00 Child (ages 3-9) Children under 3 are complimentary. Children ages 3-9 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Reservations: Not accepted; Wagon Rides are on a first-come, first-served basis only.


    Group Wagon Rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Group wagon rides are available throughout the year. They can be booked by calling the Trail Ride Reservation area at 407-824-2734. The rate for a group is $300 per hour. The wagon will hold 30 adults or a combination of 35 adults and children.




    I would think the chance is good since they will have only been on sale less than a month when you get there:confused3

    Wonderful! Where are you off to today?

    Yippee for an adults-only trip!

    :goodvibes
    When is your next VWL stay? New Years? Or are you at WL?
     
  11. pld5

    pld5 Mouseketeer

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    Finally in Double Digits! 99 Days away from coming "home". Can't wait! Just have to get through that pesky Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Valentine's Day first...... :joker:
     
  12. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    The Old Faithful Club is worth the wait!
     
  13. pld5

    pld5 Mouseketeer

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    That's what I've been thinking! I already know the WL is worth it, and OFC will just make it that much better!:yay:
     
  14. joeandmel

    joeandmel Earning My Ears

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    Does the vwl still put up a christmas tree?
     
  15. yolie912

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    Yes, they do. I think it's up now.;)
     
  16. joeandmel

    joeandmel Earning My Ears

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    Thank you doing our own christmas tree tour today.
     
  17. bluecastle

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    It's taken many Saturday mornings, but I am finally caught up on my favorite thread. (have fallen behind on my emails, but I have my priorities!)
    Have been enjoying everyone's reports and photos and also their excitement of going there during the holidays. December 2009 was my first, and only, holiday visit and I cried when I walked into the lobby and saw the tree in person. Like someone else mentioned, I said good morning and good night to it everyday! As far as the weather that week (12/27 through Jan. 2) it was freezing and there was really only one day that anyone went into the pool. (with the exception of the ducks) We bought sweatshirts, gloves, and hats and carried on. I sat on a bench at the Osborne Lights enjoying my hot cocoa and felt like it was all the more Christmassy because of the cold. The first time I encountered the fake snow on Main St. I actually thought it was real for a few seconds. That was unusual for Florida, but it is possible, so the moral of the story is to pack for every possibility and adjust your expectations based on the weather.
    Belated thanks to jecskc for those wonderful photos of the villas. The carpet looks a bit worn, and maybe the rooms are not as fresh-looking as the Lodge, but that kitchen and all the space is calling to me!
    And, as always, thank you to WDWKOOK for a wonderfully warm place to go that is filled with Disney magic as well as helpful info. You go above and beyond (e.g. your helpfulness on how to add a ticker, no matter how many times it may be asked)
    Thanks to everyone for sharing and keep those reports and photos coming!
     
  18. nyrebecca

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    We checked out this morning and I already want to go back!
     
  19. summerrluvv

    summerrluvv <font color=darkorchid>Work Hard. Have Fun.<br><f

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    Thanks, I had seen that, and someone on the campground board said they don't offer it during the holidays. I guess we'll just have to stroll over to find out for sure.
     
  20. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    Sorry the pics were blurry kook :hug: Kate plopped into a comfy chair and I am surprised we got her out of the WL lobby ;) I asked HRH what she thought of WL, and if she wanted to stay there..she said she would stay there if she had to but she loved the Poly, almost equally to GF :rolleyes: I've created a monster...and miss Bree....GF all the way..Kate she really loved WL and CR :upsidedow
     
  21. hockeybabe

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    I have a bunk-bed woods view room booked. I was thinking of requesting a room over the WCC on a floor with one of those cozy seating areas overlooking the lobby. I like to get out and get my coffee from Roaring Forks early while the rest of the family gets ready. Do you know what floor those sitting areas are on, and are there bunk bed rooms on those floors?
     
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