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Old 04-08-2013, 12:21 PM   #3166
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1) We were on page 2?!?!?! We can't have that!

2) No new post in over 25 hours?!?!?!?! We can't have that either!


So....

Happy Monday everyone!


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Old 04-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #3167
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I have been MIA since my trip is so far away and I've actually been busy at work (crazy I know). But after reading danceteachermom's TR it made me miss the lodge so much! Some of the things she pointed out are some of our favorite things about the lodge, and most of all it's the transportation. Even though I didn't love doing a split stay, we did VWL and BWV just to avoid the buses! It was fantastic.

I think when people say the villas need updating it's after staying in some of the newer DVCs. This happened to me. We had stayed in AKL just before our VWL trip and at first I was a little disappointed. The villas definitely looked and felt dated in comparison. I think some updating will help it. But you really can't beat the boats or the feel.

Not to say that there won't be some AKL points in my future!
Indeed - it's time to rid the resorts of all those bedspreads

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1) We were on page 2?!?!?! We can't have that!

2) No new post in over 25 hours?!?!?!?! We can't have that either!


So....

Happy Monday everyone!


You saved us from the bowels of page two - you're Lodge Hero of the Day!
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:10 PM   #3168
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You saved us from the bowels of page two - you're Lodge Hero of the Day!
Ill take it!!!!
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:57 PM   #3169
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I would like to see the villas get a little refurb. The carpet and green trim does not appeal to me.

Does anyone know if they are planning to change the carpet in the villas?
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:53 PM   #3170
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That just isn't good customer service. What happened when you tried again?

Well, I got more bad news..... They still had no idea about the Her Royal Highness package, so I booked it myself through Disney Catering.

I haven't heard back about booking tee times and I emailed them over 24 hrs ago. So I will probably call tomorrow. I read they can be booked at the 180 mark on 1 place and my husband said its 90 days .

I asked about bottled water and was informed they do not provide it in CL. They provide carafes that you can fill with their filtation system and take back to your room, which is fine it gives me an excuse to buy a new water bottle when I get there

Maybe you can help me WDWkook, Do you know what types of wine are provided in the CL lounge? I love White Zinfandel and its cheap so I was hoping they had it there

Truly, it feels like whomever I got these couple times was just couldn't be bothered or they are new. I had such a good experience with the AKL IPO that I'm not discouraged, yet. I'm just really glad that I know a vast amount about WDW and I have everyone on the boards to help increase that knowledge. . I also am reminded, that these are not the same people who I will meet when I get there so I'm just staying positive. It helps that so many people have raved on her about how accommodating the CM are in CL
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #3171
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Oh, 1 more question....My daughter loves rice crispy treats at Disney. Do they have them in the CL? If not can they get them? I know several other CL offer them.

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Oh, 1 more question....My daughter loves rice crispy treats at Disney. Do they have them in the CL? If not can they get them? I know several other CL offer them.

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They did not have them when we were there. Which is probably really good as DGD would have eaten nothing else.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #3173
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How long is the bus trip from VWL to Downtown Disney? We'll have our car with us, but I'm just wondering if it'd be worth it to just take a bus.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #3174
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How long is the bus trip from VWL to Downtown Disney? We'll have our car with us, but I'm just wondering if it'd be worth it to just take a bus.
The bus ride ride to DTD is one of the longer ones, but was probably less than 20 minutes once the bus arrived. Waiting for the bus took us quite a while, but that is just luck of timing.

We don't have a car during our trips and enjoy using the Disney transportation, but if we did have a car DTD is probably one of the few places we would choose to drive to.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:29 PM   #3175
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How long is the bus trip from VWL to Downtown Disney? We'll have our car with us, but I'm just wondering if it'd be worth it to just take a bus.
The parking in DTD is horrible. This really comes down to a personal preference though. Waiting for a bus with tired children can be tough. I swore after the last trip I would never take the bus there again but we will be this trip

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #3176
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This may not be where I ask this but I figured sombody would know... I have always used the extra magic hours but have heard that it is better to avoid the parks with EMH that the other parks was less crowded. What is everyones take on this?
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #3177
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We always get park hoppers, so if we can manage to make it to the park that has EMH's at rope drop, then we will head there, hang around until it starts to get crowded, then move to another park or back to the resort. We are more likely to go to the park that has the evening hours than we are to go to the morning hours parks. But in general I agree that the park with the early morning hours gets more crowded than a park that opens at regular time.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:07 PM   #3178
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Sitting in the lobby of WL right now looking out the spectacular windows and wishing we could stay longer. We have just two hours left and it has been a fabulous vacation. We will definitely be back. Highlights of the lodge for us have included enjoying our first villa style room, Artist Point, the boat ride to MK, and enjoying being on the lake. We used the boats and bikes at the marina, the arcade, the Cub's Den, and the walking path to Fort Wilderness. I am so sad to be leaving.
How long does it take to get to Fort Wildreness? We are arriving at VWL on Saturday & I signed up for archery at the campground! Can't wait
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:22 PM   #3179
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There is a boat to FW that takes about 15 minutes. There is also a bus to FW. And some of the park buses, especially the bus to Epcot, go from WL to FW before they go to the park. The bus ride would be less than ten minutes. I'm not sure where the archery is at FW. You might have to take an internal bus to get to the archery range from either the boat dock area or the bus stop area.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:14 PM   #3180
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Fw

You can also walk to FW. My son does it all the time to fish. I don't know the exact distance but I would say about 20 min. Where the archery range is I do not know.
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