(CLOSED) Disney's WILDERNESS LODGE and VILLAS INFORMATION THREAD ~2013~

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  1. lulubel88

    lulubel88 Mouseketeer

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    I'm on the 4th floor and can see the monorail pass and the castle spires through the trees. I'm sure the view on the floors above me are a little better. I'm here until Friday so I can give the exact room number then.
     
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  3. moonshadow

    moonshadow Mouseketeer

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    We checked out last Saturday and I have to say of all the resorts we stayed out the WL is by far our favorite. The feeling you get when there is simply amazing. We loved being awed and peaceful at the same time!

    I have posted some more pictures of the lodge, hope you enjoy them.

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  4. pigletto

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    I think all of the gift shops in the resorts had them when I was there in February, so you can get one at whatever resort you happen to be at for dinner or whatever. I know I saw them at the Poly, Fort Wilderness and the Contemporary so I can't imagine WL wouldn't have one.
    The aren't inexpensive by any means but the quality was decent. :)

    As for us... 87 days to go! My stomach literally does a flip looking at some of these pictures!! I want to be there NOW!!!:rotfl:
    I even got a wild hair yesterday thinking "Well, dh has a week off in October, we could see if we could switch our point rental, and our flights are with Southwest so we could move them....:idea:"

    But patience will pay off. I want to be a VWL, and I want to be there for the Christmas season. I can only imagine it's even more beautiful with all of the decorations. So.. I wait.:rolleyes1
     
  5. trailgirl r

    trailgirl r Are we there yet?

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    We check in on Friday evening! However, we just moved into our new house 2 weeks ago and most of our things are still in boxes. I can't find the cord that connects my camera to my laptop! Without the cord I can't post pictures from the Lodge:sad2:
     
  6. trailgirl r

    trailgirl r Are we there yet?

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    Love the mist coming off the water in this picture. Your dessert looks wonderful!
     
  7. moonshadow

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    This was my favorite spot to have coffee in the morning. Wish I was there right now :)

    The dessert is the cobbler found in Artist Point. It was as good as it looked.
     
  8. kermitman18

    kermitman18 Earning My Ears

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    I have be stalking this thread for awhile now and love every minute of it.

    Today is FINALLY the day we leave. We will be arriving at WL this afternoon and thanks to this thread I am most excited about the lodge.

    It will be our first time staying deluxe as a family.

    Thank you to everyone for posting your pics and comments because it made the wait bearable.
     
  9. R2-JD

    R2-JD It was all started by Walt Disney!

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    Thanks goofynut41! When we were passing by the front of MK I took some pics with our regular lens and wasn't happy with them. So when we did our loop of the lake I switched to the telephoto lens. That shot was taken way back amongst the islands as we were coming back up from the Polynesian.

    I really like renting a boat and going on a private tour of the lakes.

    JD
     
  10. pigletto

    pigletto DIS Veteran

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    Look at that ticker!! No more days!!:goodvibes
    I'm so jealous! Have a wonderful trip!:)
     
  11. GrandCalifornian

    GrandCalifornian Can't Wait To Go Back

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    It looks great. This was our first trip not renting a boat, and while we rode the transportation boats a lot there is just something neat about getting to go exactly where you want to in such a beautiful place. Thanks for all the great pics. Looking through pics helps make the return home bearable. :thumbsup2
     
  12. frazeemama

    frazeemama Earning My Ears

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    Thanks!!! Are you able to see the fireworks from Wishes at night?
     
  13. frazeemama

    frazeemama Earning My Ears

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    Thanks! I may try to request 5th floor because I do want an open balcony. Keeping my fingers crossed we get to see the castle and Wishes!
     
  14. moonshadow

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    We were just in room 5011. From there the lake was mostly blocked by trees. We could not see the castle or electric parade on the lake at night.
     
  15. shburks

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    Posted this separately, but if any WL experts know this I would appreciate it!

    I haven't stayed at WL since the refurb (last stay in fall 2011) and wondering if anyone can tell me about the hairdryers there. Good? Strong? Pictures? :)
     
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    Can someone add my date?? Nov 1 - 3 WL Club Level
     
  17. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Only 38 days!!!

    WOOHOO! Happy planning and catching-up. Let us know if you have any questions.

    I have the same feeling and I think he'll let you know within 24 hours...or minutes;)

    Nice to see some photos of that other Lodge. Are you all packed and done with:laundy:?

    You sure are checking-in soon and I can't wait to hear what you think. You may have missed my question, but just curious, why did you make the RC?

    Oooo nice. I thought one or two were going on the BWI/BWV thread, but I may be all wrong on the dates. You might want to post to some other Deluxe threads and see if you can share if no one can here.

    Only part of the 6th floor and all of the 7th have enclosed balcony railings.

    Sounds like someone won't be getting much sleep. But that's OK, a Disney-tired is a great thing.

    What family fun! How many rooms are you in or are you in a villa?

    You.Must.Concentrate. You don't want to forget to pack.

    I did enjoy them! Thank you. You'll have to book your return trip soon;)

    The time will start going faster and before you know it - you'll be walking in and seeing this:

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    Glad you came out of lurkdom and welcome! I'm glad you found the thread useful and you can always say 'thanks' by posting some new photos while you're there:thumbsup2. You're going to LOVE the LODGE and we can't wait to hear what you think.

    DD and I have long hair and find they work really fast:

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    I've added you to Post #1.
     
  18. marmalade

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    Can you add me to the front page as well? We are going December 11-15th and staying CL. Our first time staying her and our first time visiting during the holidays. :cool1:
     
  19. MagicallyDelicious

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    You've picked a wonderful resort for the holidays. It is most beautiful that time of year.
     
  20. lulubel88

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    Not sure if I'll be in my room to see but I think from my room they should be visible in the small gap between the trees. The floors above me have a better view I'm sure. I'm on the balcony now and it looks like the wind has blown a limb down that wasn't there this morning. It wasn't hanging that low before.
     
  21. GrandCalifornian

    GrandCalifornian Can't Wait To Go Back

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    Congratulations! Tomorrow you'll be on your way. I have been meaning to reply about the foam crown. We also got ours at the village gift shop across from Gaston's Tavern in New Fantasyland, but we also saw that they have them in a couple of shops in World Showcase at Epcot. (England and at least one other). Your daughter should have a wonderful time. :goodvibes
     
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