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

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  1. goofynut41

    goofynut41 Disney Veteran

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    Were going the same time... I am planning my MVNCP off this years list, same days of the week, hope it will be the same... Waiting a whole year, it will drag by and the week there will fly by...:yay:
     
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  3. rachdd

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    For anyone at WL now... I am checking out today and would love to spread some Christmas cheer by giving away our Christmas tree. Let me know and we can meet up.
     
  4. ejrj

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    That is so sweet! We leave later today but don't check into WL until Monday. Too bad. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!
     
  5. ejrj

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    Sun.  “Enchanted”—Rated PG
    Mon.  “The Muppet Christmas Carol” —Rated G
    Tues.  “The Santa Clause”—Rated PG
    Wed. “Winnie the Pooh” (2011) —Rated G
    Thurs.  “Brave”—Rated PG
    Fri.  “Secret of the Wings”—Rated G
    Sat.  “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” —Rated G

    I received the current resort newsletter in my email the other day.

    :) We are leaving (home) in just a few hours. Why is this the one day my kids are sleeping in??!!! I'm ridiculously excited right now!!!!
     
  6. rachdd

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    If you would like, I could leave it with the bell desk with your name on it for when you check in. Just let me know.
     
  7. Weluvdizney2

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    If you get the tree and would like to pass it on, I check in the 15th. :-)
     
  8. WDWKOOK

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    Technically, no WL rooms have TPV, but some of the higher Woods View rooms in the North Wing can have a view of the Castle, CR and Wishes. However, none of 25 Deluxe rooms have this view as they located at the ends of the wings so most have a Bay Lake View.

    On the first page of this thread, there is a map showing the location of the Deluxe rooms and more specific Deluxe room location information HERE.

    Yes, there are wooden high chairs available in the OFC so no need to bring one.

    While you aren't permitted to take the wine bottle out of the food service area, you can take individual containers of beverages back to your room. You may take wine in glasses (just make sure to return the glasses to the lounge). I suppose you could also put some in the styrofoam cups they keep in the drawer.

    ETA: According to the Deluxe Room comments on the first page from a previous WL thread, they seem to have a connecting door:

    All of these rooms do offer a connecting option that would be a room with 2 queen beds or a room with one king bed that is either woods or courtyard view. Rooms X000 are the rooms in the North wing that are at the very end of the hall on the left corner, Contemporary side they are Lake/tree view, X003 are the 2 doors down on the right corner with a pool/lake/tree view rooms X123 are halfway down the south wing in the left corner overlooking the pool/lake/geyser. Room X166 is the room at the far end of the south wing on the left corner with a lake view and rooms X169 are 2 doors down on the right corner also with a lake view. Rooms 2123, 3123, 1166, 1169, 2166, and 2169 have dormer balconies.”

    That is so kind of you!

    Did you take them up on their offer?

    Thank you for posting the movies and I hope you have a great trip!

    popcorn::
     
  9. rachdd

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    Okay, first person to message me their name, I will leave it with the bell hop desk.
     
  10. WDWKOOK

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    According to the Lodgers' Log, CaliKT arrives today. Maybe you could PM them?
     
  11. shotinfilm

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    I tried to PM you, but alas, I'm mostly a lurker and can't PM until I have more posts... :-(
     
  12. ejrj

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    Sent a pm but not sure if I was the first one. If you want, send me your info by pm now and I will certainly pass it along when we leave on the 16th. :)
     
  13. emilyann415

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    Are they doing flag family now that refurb is done?
     
  14. MomtoGKC

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    We checked in about 8pm last night. Because of your advice I requested a north side inner courtyard room and I got it. We are in room 4005 which is almost at the end of the north wing. We have a view of the pool and a lot of trees. We were able to see the EWP (or whatever the acronym is for the water parade) through the trees- would have had a better view if we weren't so far towards the end.

    My mom and aunt booked a woods view and got the room across the hall- 4004- they have a view of the fireworks and my aunt said she could really see the higher MVMCP fireworks.

    The Christmas decorations are beautiful, the redone rooms are much lighter and brighter. Two of the desk people weren't as friendly as what you would expect, but the man who walked us in to the lodge from the car and the housekeeper who had to bring us a second air mattress because the first was broken were both super nice.

    Happy to be back here and can't wait for Osborne lights tonight and MVMCP tomorrow!
     
  15. lsumommaof4

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    Thank you for all your answers! You are the Wikipedia of the Wilderness Lodge!! I looked at the map for the deluxe room locations. Do you prefer the ones that look to be closer to bay lake or the ones that looked to be closer in?

    Thanks for the wine advice! We are going Mardi Gras week so I'll bring the CM's plenty of mardi gras beads.

    And to clarify your answer on the connecting doors, there are none available without them, correct? If so, my crazy husband will stack furniture against it :confused3

    So glad we won't have to pack a high chair with 2 adults and 5 kids crammed in our vehicle on our lonnnnng drive!
     
  16. E-P-C-O-T

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    So, I switched to Poly standard when the AP discount came out, got a great rate and we were set, but, I kept thinking that I really wanted to stay at the WL. Poor DH was so excited to stay at the Poly after 8 years and I just did not have the heart to tell him I wanted to go back to WL. Then, a miracle happen ;), the price on our return went up, so, we had to stay an extra night (what a huge sacrifice :lmao:) and I took the chance and told DH that I really wanted to stay at the WL and he told me he missed the WL too, so, we are back at the WL and I am as happy as a clam :goodvibes

    We will be there in 21 days :cool1:
     
  17. CynBeth

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    What days of the week does the schedule show for this year? Are you staying at WL your whole trip or doing a split stay?
     
  18. disney newb

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    Just got back last night from a wonderful magical stay at Wilderness Lodge! We were there Sunday and left Friday afternoon. Weather was awesome... wait times were minimal. Definitely the best time of the year to go :)

    We had a beautiful Woods view facing the woods and Villas...5th Floor. Room 5164. There are definitely pros and cons. Loved the view!! We were right next to the stairwell and so it made it easy to leave; there was an exit door towards the bottom of stairwell that was right next to the walkway that lead you to the bus stop or the other direction lead you towards the little beach area :) This also made it really easy to wake up early to catch the sunrise from the beach and dock area.

    The only thing I didn't like was how far it was from the lobby. It was the room furthest away from everything. I didn't feel a connection to the lobby like we did our first time there :( We hardly spent any time there! Also going down the stairwell was a breeze but going up was a different story lol the electric water pageant was always super loud every night..as if the building and walls were paper thin!

    We had requested a high floor room facing the MK but I guess at least they got 1 of 2 requests. I always wanted a room with a nice view so now I know that even though it's awesome to wake up to a great view, I'd rather have the intimate feeling and convenience of being closer to the lobby lol ... anyways, just a mini-trip report :) will post pics when they're finished uploading!
     
  19. CaliKT

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    Checked in yesterday. Our beloved Lodge is gorgeous! Checked in and were told our room wasn't ready yet. The CM said she could check go see if any other rooms were available. I asked out if curiousity what our current room assignment was. Turns out it was a Bear Face room! I said, "Oh no, we're waiting!" Decided to grab a quick lunch at Roaring Forks in he hopes the room would be ready when we were done, and it was. Love our room! Great view and convenient!

    Went to Epcot. Didn't do TT yet, Kook, but will report back later in the week!

    Any picture or info requests while I'm here?
     
  20. CaliKT

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    Emily Ann, they are doing flag family. I asked at check in,and unfortunately had been totally booked for duration of our stay
     
  21. jgperkin

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    I would love pics!!!! Hoping to stay next Dec. At WL..... what are bear face rooms?
     
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