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

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  1. JinxedSydney

    JinxedSydney Lurker Extraordinare

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    It's so funny to see people start packing with single digits left. I'm dying to start packing now... (just look at the ticker!) :rotfl2:

    Kook, will you add me to the LL? Dec 2 - 10
     
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  3. BwoZoo22

    BwoZoo22 DIS Veteran

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    Me too please! We will be in a Woods View room from Nov. 2 through Nov. 7. It's exciting to see how many DISers will be at WL during this time!
     
  4. GrandCalifornian

    GrandCalifornian Can't Wait To Go Back

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    Lol, no, we just barely started the laundry. Last night we dug out some of the souvenirs so I could take gifts to coworkers. Maybe tonight we'll get some more clothes clean.

    Melissa is sorting through the over 5000 pictures we took, so that's a fun way to relive the trip. We will start a TR to share them, and I'll post the good WL ones here and on the photo thread. I have also gone back and fixed posts with blurry ones that I didn't catch when viewing them on my phone.

    This time I also took pictures to mark the travel times with the different transportation methods, so I am compiling a list and will post the average times. It should be a more accurate update to the rough numbers I posted from last year. :thumbsup2

    We did book the bounceback for Sep. 2014. We have to really look at the finances, but going one more time in September before Allie's in school has a lot of appeal.
     
  5. shburks

    shburks DIS Veteran

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    Thank you!
     
  6. R2-JD

    R2-JD It was all started by Walt Disney!

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    I am!
    I don't like when any trip we go on is over, but Disney trips are the hardest for me. I miss the Lodge :sad1:
    Thanks for liking the pictures. I took a lot but I wish I had taken even more pics than I did.

    Thanks for sharing all of your pics as well. Can't get enough of looking at the Lodge. I must say we are jealous of your post trip dinner. How cool is it to get home from WDW and go to DL and have dinner at a mini version of the Lodge.:cool2:

    We have never done a trip report and we'll give it a shot this weekend. I think it will be a photo thread like Kook did.

    JD
     
  7. rhondakg

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    I know that there have been previous post :thumbsup2 re: Magic Bands being available for WL
    1.) are people still getting them? :cheer2:
    2.) how long out should you check to see if they are available is it when you do your online check in? :coffee:
    3.) What if your travel agent is doing your online check in, and it isn't there - how often should I check back? :flower3:

    We are 80 days out and it seems soooo far away - I just can't stand it....:cloud9:

    Thanks for all of your help!!!!! :grouphug:
     
  8. KristenRB

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    2 more days!!! I check in on Friday :D

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  9. Wood Nymph

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    They haven't released Magic Bands for anyone who is checking into any resort in November yet. We are 74 days out, checking in on Nov 30th and I have been keeping an eye on the Magic Band discussion for November. I'll be sure to post here if the MB's become available for WL for Nov and Dec. :)
     
  10. LB1122

    LB1122 Life's full of tough choices...Disney is not one o

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    I am so with you on the packing thing. I have a few things
    "packed" in a box and a working list. Not to mention crafting to do.

    So love coming here to read up on things. Thanks for the hairdryer info. so forget hotels have these in them now.
     
  11. Bee2u

    Bee2u ImJustBeeNme

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    I'll be at WL Sept. 19 - 22. Only two days! :yay: WL is my favorite resort and it will be my DD's first time there. I'm looking forward to showing it to her.
     
  12. Gregawsk8

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    We check in to the Villas on Thursday! We can't wait, it is our first time there.
     
  13. rhondakg

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    Thanks so much!!:dance3:
     
  14. rhondakg

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    Just noticed you will be at the lodge 1 week before I get there.....so fun - let us know about mb when you get the opportunity - thanks. :wave2:
     
  15. gwynne

    gwynne Be always blooming

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    Hi Kook, Probably because I asked if we could think about staying near MK on one of our trips in the next couple of years. :rotfl:
    He said, sure, and if you'd like to now, see if it's available. :goodvibes
    I think I've posted on the RCers thread that MK is his least favorite park. Anyway, I am very excited, and I think we will both love WL/CL. :cool1:
     
  16. JinxedSydney

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    Woohoo...I'm not the only one! :banana:
     
  17. Mousemommy1

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    You will love it. :cloud9:
     
  18. kmedina

    kmedina Loves all things Disney

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    Enjoying the thread, Kook. Will you add us to the front page? We'll (me, DH, DS6 and DS2) be there 10/27-11/03/13.

    Grand Californian, We are doing Disneyland just prior to WDW. Although we are staying at PPH this trip, I will venture over to GF for dinner at Napa Rose on 10/24. It is not as neat as your tradition, but I will be at both lodges within a few days of each other. When we get back to Cali, we are going straight to Universal Hollywood on 11/03. I like that you go to Disneyland though.
     
  19. GrandCalifornian

    GrandCalifornian Can't Wait To Go Back

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    Sounds great! On our Honeymoon we spent our wedding night at GC and then flew out to WL, so I guess that was our first double Lodge day like that.

    Napa Rose should be great. We have never eaten there. We do Storyteller's each year on our anniversary (since it was also where we had our rehearsal dinner) but never wind up at Napa Rose. Have a great trip, and we hope you enjoy Disney on both coasts as much as we do. :thumbsup2
     
  20. kmedina

    kmedina Loves all things Disney

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    It is cool that you had your wedding night at Disneyland and immediately went to WDW for your honeymoon. Our drive to Disneyland takes almost as much time as a direct flight to DisneyWorld, so we could not have done both.

    This will be the first time we've ever done them back to back. We did our honeymoon at WDW. DH started a new job last year. We took a week off earlier this year for DCL. He did not think he had any vacation time left, so we booked a long weekend at Disneyland for our 10 year anniversary. When he discovered he had another week, he said we should go to DisneyWorld instead. I said why don't we just go to both (since Disneyland was already booked). He agreed. We decided to add Universal at the end, because we just got our son's school schedule. They have a staff development day, and we did not want to fly plus drive back and just sit around for a day and a half (well, I didn't).
     
  21. goofy4prez

    goofy4prez A guy can love Disney and still keep his man card!

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    I'll be keeping an eye out for your posts. We are also going to be at the WL the same time you are. We arrive on Nov 29th and leave Dec 5th. :thumbsup2
     
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