The Wilderness Lodge FAQ (Part 6) Simbas and Tiggers and Humphreys OH MY!

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    MAGICinMYHEART <font color=FF0066<b>WL Vet</b><br><font color=gre

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    Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Villas Resort

    Please read the first few post of this thread as we have collected and update information through the years. Cost, times, activities, schedules do change we will confirm and update it here on page 1 as soon as we can.

    So relax, enjoy and post any questions you may have someone will try and help.



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    WELCOME HOME

    The Wilderness Lodge and Villas are nestled in a dense forest of pines on Bay Lake, accessible by waterway from the Magic Kingdom. The Lodge and Villas were inspired by the U.S. National Park lodges built in the 1900s.
    Wilderness Lodge and the Villas offer varying accommodations, ranging from 350-1072 sq. feet. The Lodge houses 728 guest rooms and suites, with some encircling the cavernous lobby but most in the two wings. The cozy Lodge rooms are outfitted with pine furniture and quilted bedspreads. Most Lodge rooms have two queen beds, but some offer a bunk bed in place of the second bed. The Villas feature 136 studios, one-and two-bedroom suites, each with a kitchenette or full kitchen, VCR, and washer and dryer.


    Questions Asked at Wilderness Lodge:

    What are the advantages to staying at the WL?


    Located in the Magic Kingdom Resort area, the WL is a themed resort unto itself. Many folks feel they could stay at the Lodge their entire trip and still have had relaxing vacation with their money well spent.

    Is there a Wall Safe located in the rooms?

    The rooms do have a small Key-operated safe in the closet to store valuables. It's big enough for your plane tickets, cash/travelers checks and maybe some jewelry, but not much more. For storing larger valuables inquire at the front.

    Is Internet service available?

    Yes, wired broadband High-speed Internet access (Fee: $9.95 for a contiguous 24 hour period) If you do not want or can not use the in-room HISA, you have several other options. You may use regular dial-up in the room (check for telephone charges)
    Some wireless connections are available if you visit other resorts. (Convention Centers) If your laptop computer or Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) is Wi-Fi enabled, you'll be able to access the internet from the common areas of these resorts. Fee: $4.99 for the first 60 minutes or $9.95 for 24 contiguous hours. The vendor that provides this Wi-Fi service, Smart City, will bill you using a secure credit card transaction via the on-screen internet connection. Check with other resort for more information.

    Disney Vacation Club Members have "free" wired broadband internet access when staying in a Disney Vacation Club Resort on points. (Free Daily Internet charge effective May 4, 2008)

    What time does the geyser erupt?

    The geyser erupts every hour on the hour from 7:00a.m. until 10:00p.m.

    Are there towels available at the pool?

    Towels are available at the pool by the pool bar. They are also located by Hidden Springs Pool at the Villas.

    What time is the Electrical Water Pageant?

    The Electrical Water Pageant is nightly at 9:35p.m. on Bay Lake. (Note: May be canceled due to inclement weather.) You'll be treated to the delightful Electric Water Pageant which makes its way across Bay Lake nightly. This whimsical light and music show will entertain you and your family for about 10 minutes. It's worth seeing at least once!

    What about shopping?
    The large Wilderness Lodge Mercantile in the Lodge carries Disney themed clothing, sundries, camera supplies, postage stamps, beer & wine, foodstuffs, newspapers, and souvenirs. With the Villas just next door the Mercantile carries a larger selection of groceries then most Disney Gift Shops.

    Are tours of Disney's Wilderness Lodge available?

    A unique tour, called the "Wonders of the Lodge," is offered to guest on various days beginning at 9:00a.m. During the summer months the tours will be on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.This guided tour provides an informative look at the history of Disney's Wilderness Lodge, including its distinctive construction, theming and artwork. Please call the Front Desk for the schedule of the tour days and availability. (Guest should meet in the Lobby of Wilderness Lodge.)

    Where can I find a Map of Wilderness Lodge?

    Wilderness Lodge area Map

    Wilderness Lodge Room #'s and Locations

    What activities are available at WL for children?

    Daily Activities:
    Open Crafts and Games
    located in Cub's Den (free)
    Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2:30-4:00pm

    Magic Cookie Hour:
    Join in at the Roaring Fork to decorate your own cookie with sprinkles, icing and a touch of Magic. All ages.

    On select days Wilderness lodge has programs for children:
    When you arrive at the Lodge you will receive a Recreation Activities list which will cover the entire month.
    The follow are some examples of the activities during your stay:

    Chalk Art:
    Design your own chalk masterpiece at the main pool. All ages.
    Pool Party:
    Get ready to party at Silver Springs Pool as we turn up the music with fun games and dancing for everyone. All ages.
    Pool Games:
    Meet at Silver Springs Pool for pool games. Games include Finding Nemo, relay races, fish wars, and much more. All Ages.
    Beach Games:
    Put on the sunscreen and head to the beach for some fun games including towel toss, ring toss, steal the bacon, tug-of-war, obstacle course, and much more. All ages.
    Water Basketball:
    Want to make your day a slam dunk? Join in at the Silver Springs Pool for WaterBasketball. All Ages
    Dodgeball:
    Come & dip, duck and dodge for some Dadgeball fun at the beach. All ages.
    Giant Jenga & Giant Checker:
    Head to Silver Springs Pool for a chance to play Giant Jenga & Giant Checkers. All ages.
    Crab Soccer:
    Crawl your way to victory with crab soccer at the main beach. All ages
    Duck Races:
    Ready-Set-Go to Silver Springs Pool for a fun-filled duck race down the stream. All ages.
    Bingo:
    Get Bingo B-4 anyone else can win! Meet behind Trout Pass Pool Bar. $1.00 per card, per game. Prizes are awarded to the winners. all ages.

    Activities and programs are subject to change. In the event of inclement weather they will be moved to the Wilderness Lodge Lobby.

    *For good rainy day activities, ask for a Kid's activity/coloring book at the bell station or a list of Hidden Mickeys at Guest services. You can also get a list of the resort's music at the Mercantile shop.

    A Great Adult Activity:

    Segway Tour:
    Wilderness Back Trail Adventure
    Embark on a journey like no other. Disney's Back Trail Adventure allows you to experience a Segway as you enjoy the Florida landscape around Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.
    Call 407-WDW-TOUR for reservations.

    Explore the resort:

    Indian artifacts, historic paintings, and survey maps are displayed. Follow Silver Creek from it's indoor origin as a Hot Spring and onward outside as a bubbling brook and waterfall, eventually making it's way to Bay Lake.

    Flag family:

    Ask about becoming a Flag family. Each morning a family is selected to go on the Lodge roof to help raise the flag! This is a wonderful and very popular treat, that can only be requested at check-in, prior reservations are not possible.

    As of June 1, 2007 all rooms at WDW are Non-Smoking.
    Disney's Wilderness Lodge and The Villas @ Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a smoke-free environment except for designated outdoor smoking locations. A $250-$500 room recovery fee, plus tax, will be charged for smoking in guest rooms, balconies or on patios.

    Designated Smoking Locations:
    There are two designated smoking locations at Wilderness Lodge, and one location for the Villas.

    The main DSA is located on the south side of the Lodge outside behind the Arcade, exit through the doors near the Mercantile Gift Shop the smoking area is just past the Buttons and Bells Arcade on the right.
    The second DSA is located on the patio behind the Trout Pass Pool Bar next to Bay Lake.
    The DSA at the Villas is located outside behind Sturdy Branches Health Club, near the rear door.

    Cub's Den:
    Children's Entertainment Center
    4:30p.m.-Midnight
    Ages 4-12
    $11.00 per hour
    (Meal included)
    Call WDW-DINE for reservations.


    TRANSPORTATION:

    You can take a direct Boat or Bus to the Magic Kingdom. Boats also ferry you to Ft Wilderness and the Contemporary. Buses take you EPCOT, Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, and the water parks.* To reach other resorts, go to the Magic Kingdom (daytime) or Downtown Disney (evening), and then transfer to a resort bus. Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge share many of their bus routes, so travel to and from Fort Wilderness is quite convenient.*


    Boats:

    New transportation routes for service between Wilderness Lodge and the Magic Kingdom: November 2007

    Red Flag Motor Cruiser
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    Red Flag Motor Launch
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    The Photos above are of a Red Flag Motor Launch and the Red Flag Motor Cruiser that run between the Wilderness Lodge and the Magic Kingdom. (*NOTE the sizes of the two types of boats.)

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    As many know there are two separate boat routes that serve Wilderness Lodge:

    The Blue Flag Resort Boats Run continuously between the three resorts (Wilderness Lodge, Contemporary Resort and Ft. Wilderness Campground) there are at lest two of these smaller boats that run during the day. Always check with the boat Capitan as to which resort the boat will be headed for next, in the am they travel clockwise WL, CR, Ft Wilderness at 3:00pm they reverse the route to counter clockwise WL, Ft. Wilderness, CR. The operating hours are 6:45am-11:30pm (Times & Schedulles are subject to change)

    The smaller Blue Flag Motor Launches Resort Boats holds appx 39 guest are open to the elements and require a guest to transfer from wheelchairs to the boat with a step down. (strollers also need to be folded) The Motor Launch boats are unable to load ECV's.


    Red Flag Resort Boats hours of operation are from 1/2 hour before park opens until 1 1/2 hours after park closing.

    The operating times that are posted: Means 1/2 half hour before the opening time of the Magic Kingdom, rather it's EMH (morning) or regular scheduled hours. The boats also continue to run 1 1/2 hour after the Magic Kingdom closes rather regular closing time, EMH (evening) MNSSHP, MVMCP or Pirate & Princess Party.


    The Red Flag Boats operate between The Wilderness Lodge and Magic Kingdom only. There are two boats that run between the Lodge and MK continuously, on the day I took the new route we had one large Motor Cruisers and one smaller Motor Launches serving the Wilderness Lodge with FWC having two larger Motor Cruisers.

    The larger Red Flag Motor Cruisers Boats Holds appx 120 guest. Guest traveling in wheelchairs or ECV's have access without transferring from chairs and strollers may also be left open and rolled directly on board. Note:These larger Motor Cruisers will be able to load wheelchairs/ECV's, there is a Warning posted on the dock that states that due to water levels access to wheelchairs /ECV's may not be able to load. (thus the Direct Bus access between Wilderness Lodge and the Magic Kingdom) In over twelve years of visiting Wilderness Lodge I have never seen anyone in a wheelchair or ECV ever not be able to board, the boats are enclosed.

    **Please note that if the Red Flag Boat being used is a Motor Launch the same boarding restrictions will apply for strollers or wheelchairs. They require a guest to transfer from wheelchairs to the boat with a step down. (strollers also need to be folded) The Motor Launch boats are unable to load ECV's.

    Bus:

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    Because everyone seems to question the Bus Service @ Wilderness Lodge I’m going to attempt to post my experiences during my many stays at the Lodge:

    Magic Kingdom/Ft Wilderness Campground Buses:

    This bus stop shares buses that travel to the Magic Kingdom (Direct route to and from Magic Kingdom) and a second bus that travels to Ft Wilderness Campground this bus goes to the Settlement Depot. (Pioneer Hall/Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Show) You may ask the driver which location they are going to before boarding.
    *Note: The Direct Bus runs between Wilderness Lodge and the Magic Kingdom until after the Magic Kingdom closes then reverts back to the old route to TTC so depending on when your trip is and when the MK closes this could be another option to travel from the Monorail Resorts to or from Wilderness Lodge after normal park hours.

    Magic Kingdom: Disney Bus service begins approximately 1 hour prior to the park opening time listed for that day. If it's EMH the time will adjust to 1 hour before also.

    Disney's Hollywood Studio Bus:
    This bus arrives @ The Wilderness Lodge first, and then travels to Ft. Wilderness Campground the Settlement Depot. Using this back route the bus doesn’t travel to the front of the Campground (Pioneer Hall/Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Show) this extra stop only takes a few minutes.
    Returning from DHS the bus travels directly to The Wilderness Lodge then continues to Settlement Depot.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: Disney Bus service begins approximately 1 hour prior to the park opening time listed for that day.

    EPCOT Bus:
    This bus arrives @ The Wilderness Lodge first, and then travels via Vista Blvd. to Outpost Depot at the front entrance of Ft. Wilderness Campground for guest staying at the campgrounds. This may take up to an additional 10 min.
    Returning from EPCOT the bus travels directly to The Wilderness Lodge then continues back to the Outpost Depot.

    Epcot: Disney Bus service begins approximately 1 hour prior to the park opening time listed for that day.

    Animal Kingdom/Blizzard Beach Bus:
    This bus arrives @ Wilderness Lodge first, then travels via Seven Seas Drive to the Grand Floridian to board guest, then travels to Blizzard Beach then Animal Kingdom.
    Returning from Animal Kingdom the bus stops first @ Blizzard Beach for guest returning to the resorts. Then goes on to Wilderness Lodge followed by the Grand Floridian.

    Animal Kingdom: Disney Bus service begins approximately 1 hour prior to the park opening time listed for that day.
    Blizzard Beach: Bus service will begin 1 hour prior to the park opening time listed for that day.

    Downtown Disney/Typhoon Lagoon:
    This bus arrives @ Wilderness Lodge first, and then travels via Vista Blvd. to Outpost Depot at the front entrance of Ft. Wilderness Campground for guest staying at the campgrounds. This may take up to an additional 10 min. the bus then proceeds to DTD’s Marketplace, Pleasure Island, West Side then Typhoon Lagoon.
    Of all the buses this route always takes the longest wait & travel time. This route has to travel in areas with heavy traffic that is off property at times, so please keep this in mind when you take it. I have also heard that this route may also not go to Ft. Wilderness but shares with the Grand Floridian.

    Downtown Disney Marketplace/Pleasure Island/West Side: DTD buses start running at approximately 8:30am. This is a combined bus stop located at Downtown Disney/Pleasure Island. The bus driver will announce the latest bus return time.

    Typhoon Lagoon: Bus service will begin 1 hour prior to the park opening time listed for that day.

    *NOTE: With Disney’s On Demand Service Bus Service the routes may change at anytime, during Peak and Off Peak Seasons the routes may also be changed. The above routes I have posted are the routes that have been used on 99% of my visits to the Wilderness Lodge and The Villas @ Wilderness Lodge. I have also encountered new bus drivers that have taken creative liberties with the routes and correct order of each location.

    Character Breakfasts Service will begin ½ hour before the earliest seating. The marquee on the bus will read "Character Breakfast." It should be noted that guests should verify with the driver which park the bus is going to for the character breakfast because there are different ones for different parks. They have the flexibility to allow direct transportation to the theme parks, and area resorts.

    If you want to arrive early to any park you could catch a Character Breakfast bus going to the Park but unless you have a ADR or other scheduled event you will have to wait until the Park opens to gain access.

    Please take note that all times are subject to change. If you have questions regarding transportation within WDW you should contact Guest Services for additional information.

    Think of the bus ride as an adventure your children will.


    RECREATION:
    Pools:

    All pools are outdoor and heated
    One Main feature pool with a slide (Silver Creek Springs Pool)
    Silver Creek Pool Hours Lifeguard/Slide
    9:00a.m.-10:00p.m.
    Note* If No Lifeguard is on duty the slide will be closed.
    (hours subject to seasonal changes)

    [Silver Creek Springs Pool-Pool and spas are open 24 hours (weather and maintenance permitting; please respect quiet hours 12AM - 7PM)
    One quiet pool located at Villas, Hidden Springs Pool (No lifeguard on duty)
    Kiddie pool
    Three Jacuzzis (Two-one Hot one Cold are located next to Silver Creek Springs Pool, one Hot at Villas next to Hidden Springs Pool)

    The swimming pools are intended for the exclussive use of The Wilderness Lodge and The Villas at Wilderness Lodge guests. Swimmers aid's are only allowed in shallow water. Life jackets are available for use at no charge at Teton Boat & Bike Rental with a Resort ID card. (room key)
    For consideration of others please do not leave personal items, including pool towels, to reserve pool chairs.


    For your safety and enjoyment, diaper-age children are required to wear swim diapers or rubber pants when using and pool at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort. Swim diapers are available at the Mercantile for your convenience.

    Health Club:
    Sturdy Branches Health Club:
    Full range of cardio and strength equipment, free weights
    Massage Treatments offered. In room massage by appointment.
    (See post # 3 on this page for rates and treatments available.)

    Sauna room:
    Personal Training by appointment
    Located in The Villas at Wilderness Lodge (next door)

    Bay Lake Beach:
    For sunbathing.

    Arcade:
    Buttons and Bells Games Arcade available for the kids

    Playground:
    Playground equipment available

    Watercraft Rentals: (See below for rates)
    Water mice, sailboats, pontoon boats, canopy boats and water-skiing

    **Bike Rentals:
    Bikes are available to rent (See below for rates)

    Fishing:
    Hook a fun-filled fishing trip for the entire family. Bass Fishing Excursions and Children's Fishing Excursions for bluegill (ages 6-12 years) are available on Bay Lake and Seven seas Lagoon. Trips are two hours long and depart from Wilderness Lodge Marina. Fishing guide and equipment provided for up to 5 guest per boat. (Catch-and-release basis only) (See below for rates)

    Jogging:
    Jogging path extends about a mile to Ft. Wilderness.
    WL & Ft. Wilderness Campground Trails

    Kids Activities:
    Game room, kiddie pool, and Cub's Den themed baby-sitting service for kids ages 4-12.

    ***Teton Boat & Bike Rental***
    Explore the Seven Seas lagoon, Bay Lake and the Wilderness Trails.
    Bike Rental 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. (Bikes must be turned in by 5PM)
    Boat Rental 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. (Last boat rental at 4:45PM)
    Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon close at 5:00PM


    Note: Prices are valid as of February 2008. Prices are subject to change without notice, list prices do not include tax or gratuity.

    Specialty Cruises:
    Celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, or group outings by watching the Magic Kingdoms Firework.
    Hours vary, standard trip lasts 50 minutes. Prices vary depending on the party size, food, and decorations.
    Maximum 8-10 people per boat: Includes driver, snacks & beverages.Addition food and beverage packages are available (additional charge)
    Call WDW-PLAY (407-939-7529) for reservations

    Motorized Boats:
    Sea Raycer $32.00 per 1/2 hour, $40.00 per 3/4 hour, $45.00 per hour
    2 passenger maximum (320 lb. max)
    *Driver must be 12 years of age and be 5 ft. tall in order to operate: also must be accompanied by an adult with a valid driver's license.
    **Single drivers of the boats must be over 16 years old and have a valid Drivers Licensed No age restrictions for passengers. Parent/legal guardian signature required for all minors.

    17' Boston Whaler Montauk:$45.00 per 1/2 hour
    6 passengers maximum
    *Diver must be 18 years of age

    21' Sun Tracker Pontoon Boat: $45.00 per 1/2 hour
    10 passengers
    *Diver must be 18 years of age

    Bicycles
    Mongoose bikes of various sizes
    $9.00 a hour, $18.00 a day.
    Size vary,based on availability *Helmets must be worn by those 15 years old or younger (privided free of charge) Parent/legal guardian signature required for all minors.
    Surrey Bikes
    $19.00 1/2 hour-2 Seater
    $21.00 1/2 hour-4 Seater
    Operator must be at least 18 years of age and in good health. Height
    of 5'4" required to reach pedals. Shoes are required

    Fishing Excursion
    Guided Bass Fishing Excursions:
    7am-9am or 10am-12:00pm
    $250.00
    1:30pm-3:30pm $225.00 Excursion Daily 2hr
    Extended trips are also available
    Guided excursions are tax-exempt. All Guided excursions include 2 hours of fishing for up to five people, an experience guide, rod & reels, tackle, artificial bait, live bait, non-alcoholic beverages, a digital photo or your outing & a one-year BASS membership. Call WDW-BASS (407-939-2277)

    Attention: the family plans have once again been discontinued as of June 1, 2007
    At The marina I was referred to the new Disney Premium Plan that when booking this package offers unlimited use of the boats and bicycles, so for now no more Captain or Family Plans. I will note this information but as they have discontinued these plans before they may bring them back. If you are interested in either of these plans please check at the Marina for current discounts. As for now they have a 10% discount for DVC members and a 15% discount for AP pass holders
    **Recreation Family Plans:
    Plan includes the Water Mouse, Pontoon Boats, Canopy Boats, Sailboats and Bicycles, (Cruises and Surry Biles NOT included)
    Captain Plan: 4 hours of rental per Group
    Family Plan: Length of Stay Plan (10 Day Rate for Unlimited use of Equipment Listed Above) (Up to 5 Guests per Plan)

    RESTAURANTS:
    Artist Point:

    Dinner Menu
    Children's Dinner Menu
    Whispering Canyon Cafe:
    Breakfast Menu
    Lunch Menu
    Dinner Menu
    Children's Breakfast Menu
    Children's Lunch Menu
    Children's Dinner Menu
    Roaring Fork Snacks:
    Menu
    Territory Lounge:
    Menu
    Miss Jenny's In Room Dining:
    Menu
    Trout Pass Pool Bar

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    WILDERNESS LODGE-GUEST ROOMS
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    Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a majestic reflection of the famous National Park lodges of America's Great Northwest. This Deluxe Resort features a spectacular pool area with water slide, white-sand beach, and a complete array of dining and recreational options.

    Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort:
    901 Timberline Drive
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida. 32830
    (407)824-3200

    Check In/Out: 3:00 PM/11:00 AM
    Check-in: Check-in is after 3:00pm. For guest arriving before 3:00pm you may still check-in to receive room keys, tickets etc. (or other options if you have booked a package) The Lodge will make every effort to get you into your room soon as possible. If your room isn't ready you will be given a small card with the resorts telephone # to call and check on the availability during the day.

    Check-out: Check-out time is before 11am. Express check-out is available to guests using their VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, DinersClub, and JCB cards. This option should be given to you at check-in if not please call or visit the Front Desk.

    ATM: ATM machines are available in the main lobby of the resort.

    First Aid: For all emergencies, Dial 911. In-room medical care services are also available. Dial "Front Desk" for assistance. For your safety, special containers are provided, upon request by Housekeeping, for disposal of hypodermic needles and razor blades. Please Dial "Housekeeping" to request a Sharps container. No charge.

    Mousekeeping: For special services including bed boards, bed rails, extra pillows and blankets, baby cribs, extra hangers, towels, specific cleaning time requests, or any sundry items you may require, Dial "Housekeeping/Maintenance" on your in room phone.

    Airline Check-in: You can check your luggage and receive your airline boarding pass at the Resort Airline Check-in Desk, located in the Porte Cochere. If you are departing on a domestic flight from Orlando International Airport (MCO) on participating air carriers, you can check in no less than 3 hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

    Magical Express Service: If you are utilizing this service and would like assistance transporting your luggage to the motor coach departure location. Please call LUGGAGE/VALET on your in-room phone.

    For room rates visit: Disney on line

    About 37 Lodge rooms with King beds double as the barrier-free (handicap-accessible) rooms and have a large shower with no tub.

    * Note there are more then 37 rooms with King size beds, So yes there are regular King size bed rooms with full baths.

    STANDARD ROOM-TWO QUEEN BEDS (sleeps 4) Guest Room amenities include:
    In-room wall safe, voice mail, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, coffeemaker and refrigerator.
    Pak-n-Play Cribs available upon request.

    Please note that a Standard Room either Regular or Club Level is not necessarily Standard View Room. ie All Standard View Rooms, Woods View Rooms & Courtyard View Rooms are also a Standard Rooms.
    There are basically three rooms categories at Wilderness Lodge.
    1.) Standard Room (sleeps 4 adults + one infant under the age of 3)
    2.) Deluxe room (Sleeps 6 adults + one infant under the age of 3)
    3.) Suites (occupancy depends on which Suite you have book please very with IPO)


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    DELUXE-TWO QUEEN BEDS & ONE SOFA BED
    The Deluxe rooms have now been upgraded to Club Level (Concierge) they sleeps 6. The Deluxe Guest Room has a sitting area separated from the bedroom by French doors, additional television, refrigerator with ice machine, coffeemaker, and wet bar. All Deluxe Guest Rooms feature woodland views, but may also have a view of Bay Lake or the Inner Courtyard.

    The deluxe rooms are located through out the Lodge and the views vary, they are considered non view specific. Meaning you don't pay any more for a view you may have, because your paying for the room class not a view. The standard club level rooms are also non view specific which means you may only request a view or room location.

    So the location of one of these rooms will be up to the room assigner, if you would like a specific room location you should have the request added to your room reservation. Remember a request isn't a guarantee so you may receive any of the rooms.

    example:
    Request room located at the end of the North Wing.
    Request room Located at the end of the South Wing.
    Request room located half way down South Wing near elevators.

    There are no deluxe rooms located on the 7th floor, you will have access to the 7th floor via your room key.

    I found the following information posted by a Wilderness Lodge expert (trust me this poster knows The Wilderness Lodge and the Villas) adding it to our information as it's very informative.

    orignally posted by HumphreytheBearThere are actually 25 "Deluxe Rooms" (Junior Suites) They are 1000, 1003, 1166, 1169, 2000, 2003, 2123, 2166, 2169, 3000, 3003, 3123, 3166, 3169, 4000, 4003, 4123, 4166, 4169, 5000, 5003, 5123, 5166, 5169 and 6123.

    All of these rooms do offer a connecting option that would be a room with 2 queen beds or a room with one king bed that is either woods or courtyard view. Rooms X000 are the rooms in the North wing that are at the very end of the hall on the left corner, Contemporary side they are Lake/tree view, X003 are the 2 doors down on the right corner with a pool/lake/tree view rooms X123 are halfway down the south wing in the left corner overlooking the pool/lake/geyser. Room X166 is the room at the far end of the south wing on the left corner with a lake view and rooms X169 are 2 doors down on the right corner also with a lake view. Rooms 2123, 3123, 1166, 1169, 2166, and 2169 have "dormer balconies, due to the design of the building these rooms have brick on the balcony railing so you can not see out unless you are standing up (if you sit you see brick), just FYI.


    Concierge @ Wilderness Lodge Old Faithful Club Lounge

    I have been requested to add a little information on Page 1 describing Concierge and the procedure's for guest that are thinking about or have already booked their first concierge stay at Wilderness Lodge.

    You will receive an E-mail or phone call from the IPO Staff shorty after you book concierge. (These staff cast members aren't located at Wilderness Lodge but will be your first contact.)
    Updated new information:
    The 200 day mark is the latest date you should wait to hear from the Planning Office. If you haven't received a call by then you need to be sure you contact the IPO asap.

    For Guest stay Club Level:
    Wilderness Lodge Itinerary Planning Office
    407-824-2466 phone
    407-824-3162 fax

    Sample Letter:
    WELCOME
    Personal Itinerary Planner

    Disney?s Wilderness Lodge Resort has assembled a team of itinerary planners who will work closely with you in developing an itinerary that best meets the needs and wishes of your party. Many of our restaurants, recreational opportunities, spa treatments, and shows can be booked 180 days or more in advance of your visit. For the greatest success in securing the dates and times you prefer, we recommend that you contact our team at your earliest convenience. You may contact us by e-mail, telephone, or by completing and returning the attached Personal Vacation Itinerary Planner. All requests made will be booked, based upon availability. A confirmation will be returned to you in the form of a personalized itinerary.
    Your itinerary planning team is available to assist you from 8a.m. to 8 p.m., everyday of the week, excluding holidays. We may be reached via e-mail, mail, fax, or telephone at the numbers and address listed below. We encourage you to visit our website: www.disneyworld.com.


    So you have all your ADR's, special gifts, and room request done and it's time for your Trip.

    If you arrive by personal/private car at the Wilderness Lodge the first contact will be the security gaurd at the entrance. You will be required to show a photo ID (required for any arriving guest) notify the guard that you will be a Concierge Guest then drive to the main entrance you will be met by one of the Concierge Cast Members who will escorted you and your group to the 7th floor. You will by-pass the check-in line in the Lobby, but you must be escorted to have access to the 7th floor.

    When you arrive, if your room is ready they may show you directly to your room to freshen up and get settled in...before going back and checking in. If your room isn't ready you may still check-in and enjoy the lounge and food offerings.
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    The Club Concierge Cast Members of the Old Faithful Club at Disney Wilderness Lodge wish to welcome you home!

    Club Concierge Cast Members are at your service daily from 7 am to 10 pm to arrange dining, childcare, transportation, recreation activities, account settlements and many other services.

    The Old Faithful Club Lounge, located on the 7th Floor Atrium Area, is for the exclusive use of our Club Guest. We invite you to sample our food and beverage offerings, take part in our available activities, or simply relax and enjoy the surroundings.

    When visiting the lounge, may we suggest footwear and cover-ups for swim wear. We ask that an adult accompany Guest below the age of 10. If you plan to partake in our wine, beer or cordials, please be prepared to present appropriate photo identification.

    We hope you enjoy your stay at Wilderness Lodge...dedicated to the legacy of our National Parks.

    Hours of Service
    Coffee Service...............................................6:30am-10:00pm
    Continental Breakfast......................................7:30am-10:30am
    Snacks & Refreshments...................................11:30am-4:00pm
    Wine & Cheese Selections................................5:00pm-7:00pm
    Cordials & Desserts.........................................8:00pm-10:00pm
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    The following items are just an example of the offerings:

    Continental Breakfast: (each day, was the same)
    *Blueberry and Chocolate Chip muffins (the mini kind...not full sized)
    *Bagels (mini kind) flavors were: sesame, plain, poppy seed. A toaster was available as was cream cheese, butter, jelly, and peanut butter
    *4 cereals, Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes, Fruit Loops and Cheerios
    *A pastry, usually filled with apple or stawberry
    *Croissants
    *Coffee, different kinds of tea, hot cocoa, chocolate milk, white milk, orange and apple juice
    Snacks & Refreshments: (each day the same)
    * Gummy Bears
    * Nuts
    * Pretzels
    * Chocolate Chip/Sugar Cookies
    Also…an assortment of sodas and juices was available in the fridge.
    Wine & Cheese Selections-Evening Appetizers: Each day there was bread, butter, cheeses, vegetables and dip, crackers and those PB&J Uncrustables.
    Each day the following would change.:
    Day 1 (Wednesday)
    * Soup-Hearty Vegetable
    * Appetizers-Buffalo Chili
    Day 2 (Thursday)
    * Soup-Cream
    *Appetizers-Sausage Dish
    Day 3 (Friday)
    * Soup-Potato Cheese
    * Appetizer-Salmon Pot Pie
    Day 4 (Saturday)
    * Soup-Hearty Vegetable
    * Appetizer-Pulled Pork
    Evening Desserts:
    Each night there were brownies, cookies and magic cookie bars..and one hot dessert. It would vary...between apple crisp and a blackberry/blueberry cobbler type dish. Very delicious.


    The above concierge information was compiled with assistance from: LisaRN, dizneykid and other Wilderness Lodge Vets. Thank you all
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    VILLAS at WILDERNESS LODGE-STUDIO & VILLA RATES-GUEST VILLAS & STUIDO
    For a room lay-outs for the Villas click on link below.
    Villas @ Wilderness Lodge

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    Enjoy spacious studios and one-and two-bedroom villas amidst the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains during the nostalgic railroad era of the 1800s. This Home Away From Home Resort, part of the Disney Vacation Club family of resorts, features a pool with a slide, health club, and a complete array of dining and recreational options.

    The Villas @ Wilderness Lodge:
    801 Timberline Drive
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida. 32830
    (407)824-3200

    Check In/Out: 4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
    Check-in: Check-in is after 4:00pm. Guest staying at The Villas @ Wilderness Lodge will check-in at the Wilderness Lodge front desk. For guest arriving before 4:00pm you may still check-in to receive room keys, tickets etc. (or other options if you have booked a package) The Lodge will make every effort to get you into your Villa soon as possible. If your villa isn't ready you will be given a small card with the resorts telephone # to call and check on the availability during the day.
    Check-out: Check-out time is before 11am. Express check-out is available to guests using their VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, DinersClub, and JCB cards. This option should be given to you at check-in if not please call or visit the Front Desk.
    For room rates visit: Disney on line

    Mousekeeping: For special services including bed boards, bed rails, extra pillows and blankets, baby cribs, extra hangers, towels, specific cleaning time requests, or any sundry items you may require, Dial "Housekeeping/Maintenance" on your in room phone.

    Mousekeeping if renting/staying on points: The only major difference in your stay as a DVC member or renting points from a DVC Member, is that you will get housekeeping services less frequently. For stays of fewer than eight days, DVC/Renters members get a "trash and tidy" day on the fourth day of their stay. For stays of eight days or more, members get a full cleaning on Day 4 and a "trash and tidy" day on Day 8. Additional housekeeping services are available for a fee. A start-up selection of amenities will be provided in your Villa. Additional supplies cab be delivered for a fee. Additional Tide-$1.00; additional towels-$6.00; additional soap and shampoo-$5.00; an additional coffee-$5.00

    Fees for additional Mousekeeping:For additional cleaning you will need to give 24-hour notice by calling Mousekeeping. The charges are as follows:
    Trash and Towel-$10.00
    A full cleaning for a Studio-$30.00
    One-Bedroom-$45.00
    Two-Bedroom-$60.00

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    Studio Villas-are 356 square feet and come with one queen bed and a full sleeper sofa. There is a small dining table and two chairs, color TV, and bathroom. Also included are a microwave, coffee maker, under the counter refrigerator, ceiling fan, wet bar, hair dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner. There will also be a private porch/balcony. The Studio Villa can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults and one child under 3 in a crib.

    One-Bedroom Villas-are 727 square feet and have one bedroom with a king-sized bed and its own whirlpool tub and TV, a living room (which has a queen-sized sleeper sofa, and TV), one full bathroom, plus a sink/vanity area in the room with the Jacuzzi , a fully equipped kitchen (which includes a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave), dining area (which includes table and four chairs), stacked washer and dryer, hair dryer, a nice walk-in closet as well as a smaller closet, and a private balcony or patio which includes two chairs and a small table. There will also be a private porch/balcony. The One Bedroom Villa can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults and one child under 3 in a crib.

    Two-Bedroom Villas-are 1,080 square feet and basically are a Studio Villa and a One-Bedroom Villa that are connected with a communicating door. (See description above of both rooms for what's included.) Master suite has a king size bed; additional bedroom has a two queen size beds; living room has a queen size sleeper sofa. Per Disney, this Two-Bedroom Villa will accommodate "eight adults, plus one child under the age of 3 in a crib". There will also be a private porch/balcony.

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    The Legend of Humphrey Bear and his MAGICAL NOSE.

    Humphrey is located in the Lobby and is the Mascot (an animal, person, or thing adopted by a group as its representative symbol and supposed to bring good luck) of The Wilderness Lodge and the Wilderness Lodge Vet's Legend is that if you rub Humphreys Nose at the start of or during your visit to WDW you will be favored with PIXIE DUST and you will have a MAGICAL STAY.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON HUMPHREY AND WHY HE IS IN OUR HEARTS:

    One our most loved VETS was a sweet gentleman named Roy Car aka FloridaCat he loved Humphrey and always posted to rub his noise so the Magic could begin. We vets also make sure to say "Hi" to Roy our dear friend when we all visit by rubbing Humph's nose.

    This Wilderness Lodge FAQ Thread is dedicated to Roy Carr and his Memory because he was very instrumental in making this and the previous 5 WL FAQ threads the great threads they have all been. He posted weather reports for the WDW area every morning as he lived very near the world. He was our Wild Wacky Wonderful WL Weatherman the title was even bestowed to him by the DIS-Tag Fairy.


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    Y'all come on back and see us real soon! :wave:
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    "While at the Lodge, Pat Humphrey Bear’s nose so the magic can begin."
    From the DIS Class Yearbook...The WL Vets
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    This FAQ Thread was been assisting posters for six years. It's time to start a new thread due to the volume of post and answers on the previous thread, there are links at the bottom of this post for all the FAQ threads that will allow you to review any post you might want to check.

    Previous WL FAQ LINKS:
    NEW Wilderness Lodge FAQ!!
    NEW (and IMPROVED, if THAT's possible!)Wilderness Lodge FAQ Like the Phoenix, out of the ashes arises THE NEWEST WL FAQ! (Part 3)
    The New (Part 4) WL FAQ Thread...Just the Facts M'am!
    The NEW WL FAQ (Part 5) Simbas and Tiggers and Humphreys OH MY!


    For a great thread to view Photo's of the Wilderness Lodge & The Villas @ Wilderness Lodge just click on the link below:
    The Wilderness Lodge Photo Thread
     
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  3. MAGICinMYHEART

    MAGICinMYHEART <font color=FF0066<b>WL Vet</b><br><font color=gre

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    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive here on the Wilderness Lodge Thread is:
    What room request should I make?

    Of course it depends on personal preference and which type room view you have booked.

    If you use this information along with link to the map Wilderness Lodge Room #'s and Locations, you should be able to make a more informed request, remember request are just that, no room request are guarantied. I am only posting the room #’s as a guide to the room layout map. The map does have a few errors but for general locations it is good. (Thank you Ronald Duck)

    Please DO NOT request specific room #’s this will handicap the room assigner by limiting your request to one room. If the room you requested is already occupied they wouldn’t know where you might want to be located or why you requested this room.

    Just click on the link below:

    Wilderness Lodge Room #'s and Locations

    Wood and Courtyard View Rooms also have Bunk Bed Rooms that are a billable view, to guarantee the bunk beds only. These rooms are spread out through the Lodge they are not located in specific areas nor lumped all together. If you are paying for the Bunk Beds you will receive them, they are no longer a request.
     
  4. MAGICinMYHEART

    MAGICinMYHEART <font color=FF0066<b>WL Vet</b><br><font color=gre

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    Sturdy Branches Fitness Center:
    Located next door at The Villas @ Wilderness Lodge

    Strengthen and tone your "limbs" by visiting the Sturdy Branches Healh Club with the latest Life Fitness, state-of-the-art exercise equipment or experience relaxation with a personalized massage therapy. Dry Sauna and in-room massages are also available. Use of the Fitness Center is for the Guests of Wilderness Lodge and The Villas @ Wilderness Lodge at no additional charge.

    Health Club Hours: 6am-9pm Daily
    Treatment Hours: 8am-8pm Daily
     
  5. MAGICinMYHEART

    MAGICinMYHEART <font color=FF0066<b>WL Vet</b><br><font color=gre

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    Originally Relocated @ the request of:
    FloridaCat,
    Now dedicated to the memory of our Dear Friend Roy Carr:

    FloridaCat,
    Wild Wacky Wonderful WL Weatherman
    You sit in a bathtub to eat a FL orange
    It does not get any better then this
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    Location: Deltona, FL
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    WILDERNESS LODGE LAYOUT

    Upon entering the massive front doors, you will find on your left public rest rooms, Whisper Canyon Café, The fireplace and then to Artist’s Point. You then descend down a wide ramp hallway to the doors to the courtyard. Turning left you will find Roaring Forks Food Court, Public Restrooms, elevators and across from the elevators is Guest Laundry.

    Back at the main entrance, turning to your right will be the Bell Service desk, behind them is a small room where the Meeses can watch Disney Movies while M&D are getting checked in.
    Then along the right wall is the check in counter. At the end of the counter is an INFORMATION CENTER where you can pick up maps and time sheets for the parks. The CM will give you a packet with Wilderness information and a Lodge activities sheet. Continuing along that wall is the elevators.

    Going down the hall at the end of the check in counter is Mercantile Gift Shop, across from them are elevators. Then there is the Arcade room and Cubs Den. Going out the doors takes you to the bus terminal. There are signs informing you where each bus will stop and where it is going.

    BUILDINGS:
    For the sake of clarification I am naming the buildings LOBBY, NORTH WING A, NORTH WING B, SOUTH WING A, SOUTH WING B. With the A buildings close to the lobby and the B building connected to the A buildings; towards Bay Lake. The North buildings are on your left facing the lodge and South buildings on your right.

    Rooms are numbered “Floor-Building-Room”. An example is 6008 is sixth floor, north wing, room 8. 6108 is sixth floor, south wing, room 8.
    Even room numbers are to the outside and odd numbers are rooms towards the courtyard side.
    Room numbers are somewhat confusing as in the North wing, room numbers are ##6 to ##00 from the lobby towards the boat dock. They are the opposite in the South wing, ##60 at the end and ##00 at the lobby.

    NORTH BUILDING, WING A: Outside is all Standard View overlooking the service area parking lot. This is where all deliveries are being made to the Lodge. This would work if you are only in the room to sleep. During the day there is a lot of activity of trucks making deliveries. The view is not distasteful; it’s the truck traffic during the day.
    Inside rooms are Courtyard View in the general vicinity of the Waterfalls.

    NORTH WING BUILDING B: Outside is Woods view and is very quiet and private. We enjoyed it very much and would request it on future trips. We had a good view of Otter Pond, while we never saw any Otter’s there were plenty of Ducks swimming and Rabbits having dinner. The MK fireworks are very plain to see and my estimation is rooms 5012 to 5032 had the same opportunity as well as the same rooms on 4th and 6th floors. Rooms #008 to the end of the building are blocked by two large trees to view MK and to far from Otter Pond to see except a small end of it.

    Courtyards views on the inside offer a fantastic view of the pool area and are somewhat noisy until the pool is closed for the day.

    NOTE: If you are in the South wing,you can still view the MK fireworks. Go to the 5th or 6th floor where the two wings meet. pull back the shutters on the big windows. Fastest way to get up it the elevator by RF.

    SOUTH BUILDING A & B: Both sides are considered Courtyard View; however the outside rooms view the Villas and are quiet. Inside view is the courtyard.

    Elevators in the wings are located where Wing A & B connect. Rooms to the far end have a long walk to the elevators or use the stairwell on the end to go to the pool or boat dock. It is my opinion that the North side offers more in convenience then the South side. Both sides are equal in access to Courtyard and pool, but the North has a greater convenience to Roaring Fork area of the lobby and to the boat dock. 5028 was a few steps from the elevator, not a noise problem, which opened into the RF hallway, Pubic restrooms and the Courtyard area just outside RF.
    All end units facing Bay Lake are suites

    Room numbers will not be given to you under any circumstances until it is ready for occupancy, security is the reason given.
    If you arrive early you can check in, but your room key is not activated until Housekeeping clears it as ready, then you will be told what room you are in.

    You should note the 6th floor rooms have a “pit” for your balcony. You can identify it in the pictures by where the roof looks like it was cut and raised. This is the 6th floor. They are very private, but you do have to stand to see over them. The lobby is 7 stories high

    The best way to get to the North Wings from the lobby is to take the main elevator to your floor and walk across the hall overlooking the lobby.

    Coming from the boat dock or pool, entering by RF is best for the North Wing. The entrance close to where A & B connect is best for the South Wing.

    WL MAP:
    http://allearsnet.com/acc/map_wl.jpg

    POOLS: Silver Spring and Silver Creek meanders down to the waterfalls and into the pool. There is a small slide and it is in the rocks that jut out into the pool. Two large hoppers by Trout pool bar have abundance of towels. The main pool is very pleasant during morning hours and does become somewhat crowded in the afternoon. Our plan was to stay at the main pool and after lunch move over to the Villas pool. While smaller is very nice and less crowded. A bonus is they have piped the lobby music to Rock Speakers in the surrounding landscape. We had a table in the shade and a speaker nearby and was very relaxing and enjoyable. WL sound track offers a very good selection of Western songs.
    On the back of each Lifeguard station is a white board. Each morning they list Park Hours, that day's weather and Lodge activities, like Duck races.
    At the end of the main pool is the Kiddie pool. Up the steps are the two spas.

    WILDLIFE: They seem to have adapted very well to guests. One morning an Armadillo came up the walk searching for tidbits. Egrets and many other birds had no problem standing by a table for any fallen morsel. Ducks have no problem getting the pool for a swim with you. (Better Kim?)

    WL LAUNDRY:
    Location: 1st floor across from the elevators down from Roaring Forks
    Washers: 5 (med sized loads) $2.00 a load
    Dryers: 10 $2.00 for 15 min, (60 min max)
    Go in the evening time right before the rush. There is a waiting line till about 11:00pm. If you didn't come back for your dryer in time your stuff is taken out! Everyone is splitting their wash load into 2 dryer loads so it would dry faster. Most of the WL VET ladies recommend early morning.

    Hair blowers, irons, ironing boards, coffeemakers are located in the rooms.

    The Geyser starts at 7:00 AM and on the hour until 10:00 PM

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    WHILE AT THE LODGE, PAT THE BEAR'S NOSE SO THE MAGIC CAN BEGIN.

    When you wish upon a star
    Makes no difference who you are
    Anything your heart desires
    Will come to you

    At least once each year since 1991
    WL 7/2003
    WL 9/2003

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  6. MAGICinMYHEART

    MAGICinMYHEART <font color=FF0066<b>WL Vet</b><br><font color=gre

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    While staying at Wilderness Lodge many guest enjoy visiting
    Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground
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    [RESTAURANTS:

    Trail's End Buffet

    Beamed ceiling and split rails give this Pioneer Hall buffet its frontier flavor.
    Location: Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Specialties: All-you-care-to-eat home-style buffet
    Breakfast: Breakfast meats, omelets, Mickey waffles, French toast
    Lunch: Fried chicken, pizza, sandwiches, soup and salad
    Dinner: Fried chicken, BBQ ribs, peel and eat shrimp and chefs specialties
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Service Type: Buffet
    Menu

    Hoop-Dee-Doo
    Musical Revue @ Pioneer Hall:

    The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a hilarious vaudeville-style entertainment plus all-you-can-eat vittles. Enjoy a special evening at Pioneer Hall. Casual dress. Price includes tax and gratuity.
    Location: Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Specialties: All-You-Care-To-Eat fried chicken, smoked BBQ pork ribs, corn, baked beans, tossed green salad, fresh baked bread and strawberry shortcake. Unlimited draft beer, wine, sangria and soft drinks.
    Meals: Dinner
    Service Type: Dinner Show
    Special Requirements:Priority Seating Required.
    Priority Seating:
    Please call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463)†
    Menu

    Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    Come join a knee-slappin' good ol' time. You'll be thrown back to Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer's old stompin' grounds when you enter the outdoor pavilion just a stone's throw away from Pioneer Hall. This is an outdoor (under cover in a pavilion) picnic event, with Disney Characters, live Country Western music and an all you can eat BBQ Buffet. Open seasonally, on selected days. Price includes tax and gratuity
    Location: Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Character Meals: Mickey and Friends
    Specialties:
    All-You-Care-To-Eat Buffet featuring BBQ pork ribs, baked chicken, hot dogs with all the fixin's, corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, corn bread, watermelon, marble cake. Unlimited draft beer, wine, lemonade and iced tea.
    Meals: Dinner
    Service Type: Dinner Show and Character Dining
    Special Requirements: Priority Seating Required.
    Priority Seating:
    Please call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463)†
    Menu

    Crockett's Tavern Lounge
    Blaze a trail to this refreshing outpost of flavor featuring pizza, appetizers, smoothies and full service bar. They pioneered great taste.
    Chuck Wagon
    (located near the campfire area)Open during the Campfire Program, serving hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, and marshmallows for roasting.
    Location: Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground[/font]
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    Nice job on starting the new thread MAGICinMYHEART. Been getting some good info off the last one for a while and now I'll start lurking here! :thumbsup2
     
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    Great Job!!
     
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    YAY!!! A new WL thread. Thank you MAGICinMYHEART. Great job!!:thumbsup2
     
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    Another WL lover here....glad to be in on the "ground floor" of this new thread.
    Can't wait to go "home" again!
    Thanks MAGICinMYHEART!
     
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    I am glad to see a new thread started. We are going to be staying at the WL for the first time May 29th through June 7th, 2008. I read through a lot of the other thread but there were sooo many pages. I am looking forward to reading the posts on the new thread.
     
  12. Dodie

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    There's a little about our late-January Wilderness Lodge (concierge level) stay in my trip report, particularly in post #1, if anyone's interested. It was lovely. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I miss it already.

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1704634
     
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    What she said :thumbsup2

    Thanks MAGICinMYHEART :goodvibes
     
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    Thanks, thanks, thanks!!
    I can't wait to be back home!! :cool1:
     
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    Lots of great info here...printed out all 19 pages! We are looking forward to our trip in May and this thread has become a great resource for us. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together!:)
     
  16. Atchley

    Atchley "Bedsheets? Who invited that kid?"

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    We have reservations at WL for July 19. We are driving down. Is it possible that when we check in Saturday morning that they can hold our stuff, even though we didn't fly? We have an appt at DtD at 12:00. We would prefer not to leave our stuff in the car if at all possible but I didn't know if they would hold it for us seeing as we didn't fly.:confused3
     
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    If you arrive and your room is not ready bell services will hold your luggage --it does not matter if you flew or if you drove. Have a great trip!
     
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    Hi Beckie. Thanks for starting the new thread and all you always do for it!!!!!!
     
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    On to a new thread...:cool1:
     
  21. Samsma

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    I posted this on a separate thread, but does the WL have comfortable chairs in the room? My sister is having shoulder problems and can't lay down for long. Do you think they could maybe let us borrow out of the hall or something if they don't have one in the room? It's a lot to ask, I know, but I'm really worried she will be up all night for 5 nights. Thanks!
     
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