VWL owners, now I get it!

Discussion in 'DVC Resorts' started by igitur, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. igitur

    igitur Mouseketeer

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    For the first time in the 9 years we've owned DVC (at BCV,) we are staying at VWL...down here now for Thanksgiving and I have to say...it's awesome! I've read so many posts of how everyone loves this resort. Being from Michigan, it holds even more appeal for us, especially this time of the year...it feels like we're up north! The sites, smells and Christmas music make it even more special (doesn't even bother us that there's a chill in the air.) Lucky are those of you who own this property. It's wonderful!
     
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  3. partypa

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    So glad you now "get it"
    Cozy up by the Fireplace and enjoy every magical minute :santa:
     
  4. MEK

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    Its one of my home resorts and I wish I was there for the holidays. Enjoy!
     
  5. MomtoBJSF

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    Glad you are enjoying it!. We went back in March, our first time at WDW,we stayed there and completely fell in love with the place, we will be arriving Friday, cannot wait!!!.
     
  6. horselover

    horselover VWL Groupie

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    Yeah! :thumbsup2 So glad to hear you're enjoying my favorite home away from home. It really is a magical place especially during the holidays. Enjoy the rest of your stay!
     
  7. JJSWDW

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    It's our favorite and our home resort. We absolutely love it and don't mind when we can't get a room some place else. Though, we do have things we like about all the DVC resorts. VWL is small and under the radar for most DVCers. We are staying here too this week and enjoying the cool weather.
     
  8. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
     
  9. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

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    Thanks for posting your impressions. I'm so glad you are really taking the opportunity to absorb the ambiance and charm of this resort! :thumbsup2

    We've stayed at every DVC on-site at WDW and I have to say that every one of them has some very strong positive attributes. Sure we like some a bit more than others, but I can honestly say that we've enjoyed every DVC stay we've had.

    And now you've gotten me even more fired up (if that's possible) for our upcoming Christmas trip to VWL. Awesome!! :santa:
     
  10. jimmytammy

    jimmytammy <font color=purple>Swivel, it's a hard habit to br

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    Glad you are enjoying VWL. We own there and have spent most of our DVC vacations there. It holds a special place in our hearts for sure.
     
  11. sleepydog25

    sleepydog25 Been here awhile

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    I echo what the others have said. It's a very special resort under normal circumstances (serenity, theming, intimacy), but during the holidays, it becomes a magical place to stay. Don't forget to walk over to FW to take in the RVer's displays. Some of them are quite elaborate and often whimsical! :thumbsup2
     
  12. twinmom108

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    So glad you're enjoying VWL! WL is our favorite WDW resort. Our first Holiday stay there is coming up in 5 days & we can't wait to get there & see the Christmas tree in the lobby. Happy Thanksgiving!
     
  13. igitur

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    we did go over to FW...took a boat ride over there yesterday to check it out and decided to have lunch at Trail's End. What a pleasant surprise! Great menu! All my son wanted was the cornbread and they brought him an entire loaf with the most wonderful sweetened creamy butter...it was heaven! I'm looking forward to another trip for lunch...they do a great job making ordinary dishes a little more interesting!
     
  14. spiceycat

    spiceycat <font color=blue>Own at BWV, VWL and BLT<br><font

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    yea trail end is one of the few reasonable priced restaurants in WDW.

    thanks - have not been there in years and going to BLT next month - Trail's end is just a boat ride away...:wave2:

    also love VWL - next year hoping to stay there!
     
  15. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    The Trails End dinner buffet is a huge hit with my family. DGC 7, 8 and 9 each find something they love, and when the kids are happy, we all are!:thumbsup2
     
  16. wildernessDad

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    Glad you like WL!

    If you have time, take a look around. Go up the elevator in the main lodge and get off on the second floor. Check out the seating areas around the second floor.

    Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge / Villas and Grand Californian were all designed by architect Peter Dominick (RIP).
    http://architecture.about.com/od/architectsaz/p/dominick.htm
     
  17. VLee

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    Now you know why almost half of our 700 points are there! Love it, especially at Christmas time. And it is the only resort that my husband would stay at. (or the campground). We stay at others usually in the summer.
    But love its activities available and ease to the Fort.
     
  18. michelleiada

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    We are DVCers with BCV being our home and we love it there! That said, I am strongly considering adding on at VWL for holiday time visits!
     

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