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On the 1st Day of Christmas Walt Disney Gave to Me.....Final Chapter 5/14/10!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by karajeboo, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

    On the 1st day of Christmas, Walt Disney gave to me....

    A room at the Wilderness Lodge!


    Yes, the McSparklesons are back and we brought Daddy this trip! I will countdown all 12 days of Christmas at WDW (even though we only stayed 3 days!) with tons of pics and dining reviews too!

    Here we are in all our glory....

    Me and Ally, 8 year old daughter....


    Daddy (Jeff) and Ally


    So stay tuned for MY 12 days of Christmas version...... (first I need to go finish my last TR from September!!!).

    So back to the song....

    On the 1st day of Christmas, Walt Disney gave to me....

    A room at the Wilderness Lodge.

    We booked a room in the villas and if you've read any of my other TRs, you'll know that I tend to get, um, FREE upgrades quite a bit. Might be my charming personality, or just plain dumb luck (I like to think it's the personality thing!), but I always book the el cheapo room, and end up with something other than a parking lot view.

    This time was no exception.

    I was expecting a lovely view of the bus stop, but instead got this!




    Hey, it's not fireworks view at Magic Kingdom, but it beats looking out at the minivans from Nebraska!!!!





    Plenty of room in our studio, and I was so mad I forgot we were in a villa or I could have packed some breakfast items, since we had a fridge and microwave.

    I have always liked Wilderness Lodge and really wanted to stay here during Christmas. I got my wish! It was very warm and welcoming.



    I loved the proximity to MK by boat, but otherwise, we had some issues with transportation. I'll go into that a bit later. Stay tuned!
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  3. askelton

    askelton Disney Cosmo

    We have stayed at WL and normally it wouldn't be my style, but I really liked it. :thumbsup2 Somehow we too got upgraded to the concierge level. Figures we only stayed one night. :rolleyes:

    I like that you are stretching 3 days into 12. :cool1:
  4. Another TR already! I hope you don't run into any bachlorette parties!

    MAGICFOR2 DIS Veteran

    Reporting in your Sparkleness! princess: I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmasy pics! :santa: My favorite evening on our last trip was at WL! I really want to stay there sometime.
  6. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

    Nutso reporting in:lmao:
  7. praisehisname

    praisehisname Mouseketeer

  8. nettii

    nettii Mouseketeer

    Very cute way to start your tr looking forward to th rest!
  9. OhioDisneyLover

    OhioDisneyLover Mouseketeer

    I'm in. popcorn::

    Can't wait to hear more.
  10. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

    I think the reason we always get the upgrades is that we stay 2 or 3 nights. So it's cheaper to upgrade us than someone who is there for the week. Remember when we were upgraded from ASMo to CSR??? That was a whole resort upgrade!

    No bachelorette parties, but wait for it........ mean people on buses!!!

    Not only Christmas pics, but Jeff got me an early Christmas present, a new video camera that takes short little bursts of video. So I may try to show some of those too!

    I knew my nutty bud would be here!!! ;)

    Hang on, it could be a bumpy ride!!!

    Thank you! Does this mean I can only do 12 installments????

    You just like it cause you saw my OSU shirt!!! :rotfl2:

  11. CRdisMom

    CRdisMom Mouseketeer

    McSparklesons are back - yeehaw!!! Love the reports. It keep me going.
  12. katierae81

    katierae81 Member

    ......I O!!! Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on!:thumbsup2
  13. emser

    emser Earning My Ears

    Of course I'm in!!!
    I figure since I am now hooked and live on the boards (thanks to you) I will follow along!!!
    Now I don't want to be a nag still being kinda new and all, but it's been almost 2 days since you last posted!!
    Oh wait...I'm your little sister...nagging is what I do!!!
    Let's go...11 more before Christmas!!!
  14. buzz for boys

    buzz for boys <font color=royalblue><marquee>Certified Serious S

    Cant wait to read more x
  15. Wicket's Mom

    Wicket's Mom Mouseketeer

    I gotta ride along with the Sparkleson's! How lucky you are to be able to go so often! :dance3:
  16. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

    I'm going NUTS waiting for an update:rotfl2:
  17. reelmom

    reelmom <font color=blue>If I don't get tagged, I am gonna

    Read your other TR and looking forward to this one.
  18. AlohaPolynesian

    AlohaPolynesian Mouseketeer

    Ohio State Buckeye fans? I'm in for sure!! I've never really even considered saying at WL so I look forward to hearing more about it along with the rest of your trip!
  19. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

    Back and ready to tell my tale!

    Woo hoo!!! Gotta love me some Buckeyes - the people, not the candy, although the candy is pretty good so maybe that IS what I love!

    No little sisters allowed!!!! I'm gonna tell Mom!

    Hope to get an update in today or tomorrow!

    Well, not so much riding as walking. There's a LOT of walking in Disney! And yes, we are very blessed to be so close and be able to do this!

    Rosie, you were BORN nuts! C'mon tell the truth - you love Chip n Dale don't you?

    Don't give up on the other TR just yet, it's not done!

    We Buckeyes gotta stick together! :thumbsup2
  20. MEK

    MEK DIS Veteran

    Looking forward to your TR! I am staying at the wilderness lodge (villas) in May. Can't wait to hear all about it!
  21. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

    The villas were where we stayed! I'll detail VWL in my next update!

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