Disney's WILDERNESS LODGE, BOULDER RIDGE VILLAS, COPPER CREEK VILLAS and CABINS Information Thread

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  1. pepperandchips

    pepperandchips [melinda]

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    The quote didn't work but this is for you, @Partysaurus Rex (love the username!)


    It would be good for the "regular" fireworks too - the videos I posted are from the end of the holiday fireworks with the "perimeter bursts" but there was plenty to see of the fireworks just above Magic Kingdom as well. Obviously there's no sound (no music soundtrack) but if you want a low key fireworks experience you can't beat seeing them from your balcony.

    That being said - mid-May 2017 will bring a new fireworks show to magic kingdom. I would *assume* the new fireworks will be launched from the same places as Wishes currently are but anything could change. Even with no fireworks this would be an extremely convenient and lovely room with a great day and night time view!
     
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    WL during December is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L construction or not but, as previous poster said, construction SHOULD be done by then. IMO...under NO circumstances would I change to another resort. :lovestruc :tink:
     
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  4. AngiTN

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    I so agree with this. The construction is so not an impact on the inside of the resort that I can't fathom that being a reason to change your resort. I'd venture to guess if you didn't tell them, some guests would never know there is construction going on anyway. It's dealt with that well
     
  5. Mollygirl21

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    We just returned from a week at WL - had room 5010 and it was great! We looked toward MK and the Contemporary and had a view of Wishes each night :) The room was a little further down than ideal for Wishes because there are still some trees blocking the view of the castle but we could see the fireworks clearly (higher numbers would be better but there was nothing to complain about from 5010).

    The one downside of being on that side is the water parade each night...we were up early each morning and exhausted each night so we were in bed early and the music from that water parade is LOUD!! And kind of annoying :rolleyes:

    Geyser Point opened on our second last day and Roaring Forks closed. The downside to Geyser Point is that it was a bit of a hike to refill our mugs but the upside was the view while eating breakfast - it was a gorgeous, relaxing spot for breakfast and the staff worked so hard to make it a great experience. We had the eggs benedict both mornings and it was delicious.

    The pool was fun and there were so many lifeguards! The slide was great - lay down to go faster! Hot tub was hot and the kid's splash pad was a hit. They had afternoon activities for the kids - my son made a sun catcher one day.

    The busses worked nicely - never had more than a 15 minute wait and we really liked the sign that told us how long until the next bus. We used the boats quite a bit to get to the Contemporary or MK. The only day we took a bus to MK was for our PPO ADR.

    It was a great first stay at WL!
     
  6. Partysaurus Rex

    Partysaurus Rex Earning My Ears

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    Thank for the help, we are going in July with my two children (6 and 4) and the fireworks are a little late for them. I was hoping they could watch from the balcony and then go to bed.
     
  7. Masonmj84

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    So with Roaring Forks closed, is the only place to refill mugs the new Geyser Point?
     
  8. Wood Nymph

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    We were in a room that was near the Mercantile, about as far away from Bay Lake as you can get, and the Electric Water Parade seemed loud from that room, too. I don't know why they play it so loudly for the WL. We stayed at the Grand Floridian in December and the EWP went past our room every night, and it was not as loud as when it goes past WL.

    Thanks for the review of Geyser Point. I'm not looking forward to the distance from the main building but I am looking forward to the view. It was the one thing I missed when we stayed at the WL last January.
     
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  9. AngiTN

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    It is loud, that's for sure. Though I admit, I can't fathom going to bed that early at Disney so it's never kept us up. Even with early mornings we aren't a family that can turn in that early. Not at Disney. I tell my crew "you can sleep at home" ;) Staying out for fireworks is a must

    Looking really forward to GP. It's right up our alley.
     
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  10. Anesthesia Fine

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    HA! My family is one of the weird ones where this is a feature and not a bug. So I'm very excited, because when I prepped my fax request, it was for rooms in this general area. I love bringing a cup of coffee out to the balcony and watching that dang parade.

    Thanks for the Geyser Point review! We'll be there mid-June so I'm hoping Roaring Forks is re-opened by then, but I'm looking forward to checking out GP too.

    We used the boats a lot on our first trip to WL and they're quickly becoming my favorite part of a Disney trip, in general. It sounds like you had a great time!
     
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    Wow! That is a lot of people to coordinate, @preemiemama. Congratulations!

    I'd be happy to add you, @Roxyfire.

    Congratulations on booking your first stay. I think it's fun to eat at all the restaurants at your resort and since you're on the DxDP, I would go ahead and book AP. We've had hit or miss experiences over the years, but the atmosphere and view is lovely and usually the food and service is good.

    I always recommend at least one "resort day" so you can fully enjoy all the amenities at both WL and FW.

    Welcome to Bay Lake, @Scott MC! Sounds like an exciting trip for everyone. I'll log your dates.

    :welcome: to the DIS and the thread, @RolloTomasi!

    Thank you for posting about your recent CL stay. It's really nice they're now offering to stock the fridge. In the "old CL days," this used to only be done at the Tower Club level at CR, but was stopped several years ago. It's a nice upgrade to offer it at the OFC now.

    Thanks so much for the map update, @GrandCalifornian!! I'll post it to the ROOM chapter.

    Welcome to the thread, @Stateman! An exact completion date hasn't been made public. The estimate was originally around April, but that may be overly optimistic at this point.

    Welcome, @TeacherDL! The construction should be finished by then and WL is gorgeous and cozy at Christmas! There is a CHRISTMASTIME chapter in the thread with lots of photos. It's hyperlinked in POST 1.

    Thank you for posting the photo and menu, @TheLodgeLady!

    Thanks for posting about your stay and your visit to the newly-opened GP, @Mollygirl21

    Yes.
     
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    We are starting to plan for our 2017 Disney trip and return to the Wilderness lodge. I cant wait to see what Geyser Point has waiting for us. I think we will enjoy it better than the former pool bar or the mini bar that was set up at the Vila pool. Plus it will also be a great spot for watching the water parade...Does anyone know since Roaring Forks is closed for refurbishment that the Dining Plan will be accepted at Geyser Point? I haven't seen DP notated on the menus.
     
  14. GrandCalifornian

    GrandCalifornian Can't Wait To Go Back

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    The Disney Food Blog has pictures of the Quick Service window at Geyser Point and it shows DDP items.

    http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2017/...nt-bar-and-grill-at-disneys-wilderness-lodge/

    The wdwinfo page lists the location as not accepting the dining plan, but that must just be for the table service.

    We are looking forward to trying GP, and it will be a great addition to RF for the future.
     
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    Will the pool hours open earlier in the summer?
     
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    Interesting article which states - "Speaking of weather, thanks to a DFB reader on Facebook, we now know that there are retractable walls/windows here so that the location can be completely enclosed!"
     
  17. APiratesLifeForMe2

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    Let's just hope they bring them back when roaring fork reopens this summer.
     
  18. Epcot Mom

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    We have loved the Lodge since it opened and although we are staying elsewhere for a trip in March, we were planning to spend an evening at Roaring Fork for dinner and just hanging out at the Lodge. How intrusive is the construction? I realize it won't be going on in the evening but I'm wondering how much of the atmosphere is changed due to construction. Is the lobby still full of scaffolding? I have seen the photos of the Geyser Point and it looks like a great place to hang, we are mostly wondering what else is still an issue? How about on the DVC villas side of the Lodge proper, can you even walk over there now? I understand that's where most of the construction has been with the pool renovation and such.

    Thanks!
     
  19. GrandCalifornian

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    The construction is really quite unobtrusive. There are scrims up in the South side of the lobby, but no scaffolding. The North side is all open. With the walls down that surrounded Geyser point the waterfront area is all open. There are still walls around the villas pool area though as the new pool is still under construction.
    Be aware though that Roaring Fork is now closed for refurbishment, and there is not a confirmed reopening date so Geyser Point is likely to be your only quick service option.
    The South wing of the main building is totally closed, so other than the walkway by the Mercantile on the 2nd floor that goes to the buses and villas building you really can't go through it.

    We would definitely stop by to check it out.
     
  20. Epcot Mom

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    Great news! We will check it out! Thanks for your quick reply!
     
  21. Jillinwonderland

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    With Roaring Forks closed for refurb, where will we use our resort refillable mug?
     

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