Ferb, I know What We're Going to Do Today! - Updated 9/30

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  1. Charleston Princess

    Charleston Princess DIS Veteran

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    I always love looking at Tower of Terror pictures! Disney really did such an outstanding job on the decadent, decaying Hollywood look for the hotel. :goodvibes
     
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  3. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

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    I think my favorite is Talking Tina. It, also, is about a doll. Macabre stuff.
     
  4. If U Had Wings

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    The one resort that I knew I wanted to check out before I left this trip was the Wilderness Lodge. Before I had snagged the great deal at the Boardwalk I had a reservation for the Wilderness Lodge. I had never seen the resort at all, and had heard so much about it that I was really curious to see it for myself. It didn't disappoint. It was beautiful.

    We lucked out and were able to catch a bus with only a minimal wait. The decorations at the lodge started as soon as you got off the bus.

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    Our first glimpse of the stunning lobby.

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    The Wildernesss Lodge definitely felt the most traditionally Christmasy. I can see why it's so tough to get a reservation here during the holiday season.

    The main tree in the middle of the lobby was gorgeous.

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    A smaller tree near the exit to the courtyard area. It had some adorable decorations on it.

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    The amazing fireplace that everyone always talks about. The crackling fire felt wonderful on such a chilly day.

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    I loved how the stream started inside of the lobby before running outside and all the way down to the pool. With the cold weather this day, there was steam rising off of the water inside of the lobby.

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    Following the stream outdoors and down to the pool -

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    I thought the Wilderness Lodge resort and grounds were just stunning. I had never really considered it before for a trip, and had been a bit unsure of my original reservation there. After my visit it's definitely on my to-stay someday list. It had a really relaxing feel that was lovely. That being said, I was glad that I had gone with my gut feeling and changed my reservation for this trip to the Boardwalk. For me the Wilderness Lodge had a much more romantic feel to it, and not as much of girls' fun trip to Disney feel. I wouldn't think twice about going there with a special someone, or even for what I had originally been planning - a peaceful solo trip.

    Once we were done poking around we headed down to the boat dock to our next stop.

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  5. Charleston Princess

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    Beautiful pictures of the Wilderness Lodge! I've never been over to visit it, either, but one of these days, I will!
     
  6. Lady Lallie

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    Ahhhhh, Wilderness Lodge. So very beautiful and relaxing. :cloud9:
     
  7. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

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    You are right- so, so peaceful and beautiful! Glad you got to have some time to stop by and check it out! And glad it made the "someday cut".
     
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    I LOVE your WL photos!! It is so pretty during the holidays. I think that is so cool that the stream that runs inside was steamy.
     
  9. Lovemy3babes

    Lovemy3babes Is always in need to get herself and her children

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    The Wilderness Lodge is my dream deluxe!! I just love the look and everything I have read about the feel. Someday I will stay there too. :)
     
  10. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    What simply stunning pictures of Wilderness Lodge! I have never gone over there and seen it either! I think I will have to make a stop on an upcoming trip!!!
     
  11. If U Had Wings

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    It was just beautiful. It really felt miles away from the Disney craziness.

    It was really lovely. Just the brief time I was there felt relaxing.!

    It definitely made the someday cut. Of course I think just about everywhere at Disney is on the someday list. :lmao: It's definitely been bumped up the priority list though.

    I loved the steam coming off the stream. It just added to the natural, organic feel to the resort and the setting.

    It was beautiful. I loved how the theming was so complete.
     
  12. If U Had Wings

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    It's definitely worth a visit. One of the best parts of this trip was getting to explore and check out the other resorts. :thumbsup2
     
  13. praisehisname

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    Beautiful pictures from Wilderness Lodge; I'm so glad you had time to visit!
     
  14. If U Had Wings

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    I'm glad too. Especially at the holidays, there is so much to see and enjoy at each of the resorts. It felt great to get away from the parks and soak that up.
     
  15. If U Had Wings

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    I had a few things I wanted to do at the Magic Kingdom before our trip had ended. We still had the universal fastpasses that we had been given on our first day when BTMR broke down to use up, my friend wanted to ride the train, we both wanted to poke around Toontown since it will be disappearing soon, and I had decided to go ahead and get the Dooney & Bourke wristlet that I had seen on the first night. ( I really wanted the tassel bag, but was really trying to be good. :goodvibes)

    When we got to the Magic Kingdom we hopped on the train and took it to the Toontown station. I always like being able to ride the train at least once on my Disney vacations. It never feels like a real trip if I don't sneak in a ride.

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    As Toontown (and all it's former incarnations) wasn't added to the park until I was in my teens, it's never a place I visited very often. Even on the trips I've made with my nieces, the time I've spent there has been minimal. It was fun walking around checking out all the little details. I got to ride the Barnstormer for the first time ever. Surprisingly, even though it was pretty crowded, it only had a 20 minute wait. I have to say I was surprised by how much fun this little coaster was. It was nothing like the kiddie coaster I was expecting.

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    Donald's boat was dead. It was way too cold to be getting wet. I heard a lot of mother's yelling at their kids not to get close to the water. :lmao:

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    We headed over to the country fair building to pick up some pressed pennies. I would have loved to have met Tinkerbell. There was no line visable, but the sign had posted an hour wait. There was a CM there verifiying that yes, it really was an hour wait at that point. We passed. We had too many things we still wanted to do.

    LL has her interest in the lights of Disney. I'll admit I'm a bit of a ceiling fan. That's a bit weird isn't it? :confused3

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    Mickey and Minnies houses were very full of visitors.

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    A few last shots from Toontown -

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    Two parks and one resort done for the day, but we still had things to check out before the end of the day. :)
     
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    I don't get to Toontown too often, either. Those are some great photos!! When is it scheduled to close?
     
  17. Lady Lallie

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    My light fixture obsession expands to ceilings as well. I really am a fan of that ceiling in toon town. I remember admiring that last May. Quite pretty.
     
  18. jenjolt

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    You know another thing I haven't done, ridden the Barnstormer LOL!! I'm going to miss ToonTown, I really like being able to walk through Mickey and Minnie's houses...of course I'm sure the expansion is going to be fabulous too!!!

    Another great update!!!
     
  19. Charleston Princess

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    Barnstormer scares me the most out of all the Disney coasters. I'm not even kidding about that. :rotfl:
     
  20. miprender

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    Awe... we love the WL. That is were we honeymooned there in 1996 and it was DH's first time ever to Disney. So the WL holds very special memories for us:love: But we have not returned there since.:confused:

    We love TooTown too. I'll be sad to see it go, but DD6 will love to see the new princess castles.
     
  21. Tinkerbellarella

    Tinkerbellarella <font color=darkyellow>I was all like, "Um, well..

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    Ok, so for any other word geeks that were curious about what a Natatorium is...it's a swimming pool! Particularly the indoor variety.

    Somehow, though, I think I may be the only word geek. ::yes::

    You know...I've never been on it. I've always felt that I should have a child in tow in order to ride. LOL!
     

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