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

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  1. Valgoof

    Valgoof DIS Veteran

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    Just call the regular WDW number and ask them to apply the Disney Visa discount to your reservation. I dont know if/when Chase contacts people. It is always on the dis first. :goodvibes
     
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  3. DisneyDmbNut

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    I wonder why? I just looked at it the other night and it wasn't listed as a refurb
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  4. Valgoof

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    Yep I was thrilled with 35%!! One of the earlier rumors showed WL with 25% so that extra couple hundred dollars was the tipping point for me. All of my dining plans were set up around WL so I am glad it all worked out. :thumbsup2
     
  5. Valgoof

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    Soo pretty! :goodvibes. DH wants green and I am debating between red or orange. Another decision to make! :rotfl2:
     
  6. WDWKOOK

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    Only a guess, but maybe they moved up the original rehab date due to the impending fence installation at the feature pool. Perhaps this means that the WL pool fence will be installed after the rehab of the VWL pool, around mid-November and they want to make sure at least one pool is open. I have no information to base any of this on though and it could just be that the rehab was originally scheduled at that time.
     
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    means no late night pool dips on Nov 1 :sad2:
     
  8. CuteAsMinnie

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    Good for your DD!!!!! The Junior year of h.s. is by far the toughest and the AP classes take up soooo much of their time. Miss one day and it could break you. Both of my kids took AP US History (fondly known as APUSH) in their junior year and it taught them both alot about themselves (dedication, determination, organization) that carried with my DD now a junior in college and DS now a senior in hs.

    Best of luck to your DD! Sounds like a WL trip may be just what she needs when she passes that AP exam!!!:woohoo:
     
  9. BwoZoo22

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    Mine were delivered at 9:37am!! And I'm stuck at work!! I want to play with mine too!! :yay:

    My ship notification email was dated this morning, 2am. Less than ten hours later, they are sitting lonely on our front step! Argh! :crazy2:

    Funny thing, I got the USPS MB invite last night, too late to have personalized my MBs!
     
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    AH!! I was smart and used my office as my shipping address!!! :cool1:
     
  11. mrsp1030

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    We love WL and next Thanksgiving will be the last time we can stay in a regular room before our youngest turns 3. We have 3 boys who will be 8,6, and 2 at the time. Our big debate is do we do a bunk bed room (kids are dying to stay one one), rent points for a one bedroom or save money and rent a studio. What are your thoughts/opinions
     
  12. crazycatlady

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    I really hope that the feature pool is not closed during my stay mid-November! One of the reasons we picked the WL was because of the pretty pool area. I think that pool closings should have to be posted at least 3 months out so that people can decide if they want to change resorts and not have to do it with less than a month's notice. :(
     
  13. Wood Nymph

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    I guess it all depends on what you want to do. If you really want to save money then the studio would be the way to go, although it would be the least "fun" of all the choices. If I could get a one bedroom villa for the price of a bunk bed room then that would be really nice. But the boys would have a ball in the bunk beds and a bunk bed room would give you more space than a regular room would. So it is all up to you. :goodvibes
     
  14. WDWKOOK

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    That's great news!

    Welcome! WL would be perfect for spending half-days at MK and there is so much for your kids to see and do at WL, FW and CR. It's easy to get to the MK and you can choose from a non-stop bus or boat. However, without a daybed, one of the adults would have to either sleep with the child or you could get bunk beds and one adult could sleep in a bunk.




    I completely understand. DD14 is in AP World History and Honors courses and there is a lot of work so the days of missing even one day are over.

    December Break is good for both delicate flowers and AP participants, though admittedly, not great for prices. Spring Break is also still beautiful weather and lower crowds and prices Vs. Christmastime. Have you considered those times?

    How nice of you to organize a GKTW trip for your church. I hope that means another trip for you in the summer:)

    I'll have to tell DD she has APUSH next after...APWH...But, I might get that look:rolleyes2

    Speaking of Seniors, do you have a graduation trip planned yet?:scratchin

    Welcome! I would book the bunk. I have to be able to make changes to my reservation, have complete control over the reservation and daily housekeeping (it's vacation!), so renting is out, for me at least. Do you have to have a kitchen? If not, I would book the bunk. Your kids really want one and it would be your last chance so I think it's an easy decision - for me.
     
  15. Tinkerbellsmomma

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    Just switched from POFQ to WL yesterday with visa deal! So happppy! Glad to be close to MK got 3 days there. Booked standard maybe get an upgrade??? Can't wait til January!
     
  16. ocalla

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    Was so excited to finally make our room reservations yesterday WITH a great discount!!!

    Now it feels real :cool1:
     
  17. mggeary

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    Hello all, four family trip staying at the lodge for the first time this Nov, 9th-17th! All booked in standard rooms. Really no interest in upgrading to Woods or Courtyard. Looking for help on room location request. We would like to be close to the lobby/bus and perhaps on the North side to be closer to Roaring Forks. No interest in a fireworks view.

    I was thinking of requesting "high floor, opening to lobby if possible, north side of building preferred". I have not reviewed the room type maps so this may be contradictory or impossible. Any advice would be great!
     
  18. mrsp1030

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    Do the beds have underneath storage at the lodge? I can't remember!
     
  19. mommy2twingles

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    Made our finaly payment last night :yay::yay: Can't wait till next month for our stay.
     
  20. GrandCalifornian

    GrandCalifornian Can't Wait To Go Back

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    Take a look at the map on the first page of this thread to show you the options, but while doing so keep in mind that upgrades do happen, so booking Standard doesn't completely limit you to the standard view rooms. For the open to lobby rooms it doesn't make much difference which side you are on for the distance to Roaring fork since the lobby is narrower than the distance between the rest of the wings. Our favorite request is: open to lobby, high floor. We have really enjoyed our rooms on the South side of the lobby above the registration desk. Happy planning and enjoy your trip.

    They do not, at least we couldn't figure out how to store anything under there.

    Woo hoo! It is getting closer, and will be here before long.
     
  21. jdcronin

    jdcronin Earning My Ears

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    Thoughts on WL room? Heading down in Feb with my 4 yo and looking for a room with potential view of MK/Fireworks? Any thoughts on room location/view?
     
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