Wilderness Lodge Club Level Trip Quandry

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  1. Renee H

    Renee H Mouseketeer DVC Gold

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    Great post... thanks! I think DH and I will just have to discuss and figure out what to do. But I learned from this thread already what CL “access” means! Thanks guys!
     
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  2. Renee H

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    Thanks!! You’ve been very helpful!
     
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  4. gayles

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    We were at WLCL Oct. 12 till 16,2018 My Grandsons 11 & 13 . It was fine. The grounds are lovely .My Daughter & I had a nice lunch ( Boys too) & Drinks At new Gyser point Wonderful they have an area very close boys played Ping Pong then joined us .Its right on water/ Bay it’s lovely.we all loved sitting by The Large Fireplace & Reflect of how lucky we are & Thankful.We also reserved taking a boat out to see the Fireworks on 1 st night we arrived .Its right on the Property.so much to do just have to research it before you arrive. Any other questions I can help you with is no problem.
     
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  5. Renee H

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    That sounds wonderful!!! Exactly my hopes... were you staying in one of the delux rooms or just a standard club room?
     
  6. DisneyWishes14

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    I concur with gayles on just how lovely WL is, especially at Christmas. My DS11 loves basketball and they have a 1/4 court there which we played on a few mornings. WCC is a lot of fun and one of DS11's favorites. He also enjoyed swimming and getting lunch at Geyser Point. They have corn hole, ping pong, etc. You can also walk or boat over to Ft. W to visit the stables. We did HDDR and a sleigh ride last December at Ft. W and it was so special. There are just so many fun things to do that are very conveniently accessed from WL. And the lobby at Christmas is so, so stunning!
     
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    Oh yeah, I definitely understand what you mean. I was just trying to brainstorm some options that might make the situation work for your family.

    You could also request the highest possible floor? If you aren’t on 7, you’ll at least be as high up (and far from
    busy common areas) as possible?
     
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    Yes... I know... that’s what we would do for sure. Not sure what our chances are of getting the 5th floor with only 2 on each floor I believe
     
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  9. danikoski

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    Just so you know, if you all would fit in a standard size room, you can add club level for $99/night at WL. That way you could request close to elevators, high floor, and most likely it'd be short elevator ride up. Now it's still a request, not guaranteed. Not sure if there are rooms available for your time, but just thought you should know.
     
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    I did not know that! So you mean as a general rule they let you add CL amenities to any room for the $99? There isn’t anything available but if that’s true that’s good to know
     
  11. GADisneyDad14

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    This is only available at WL, no other resort. It is only available at check-in and is subject to availability. You don't physically move rooms to the CL floor - you keep whatever room you were assigned for your booking category - but you are given access to the lounge and CL CMs for your stay.
     
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    I went through your dilemma a few years ago! Same thoughts as you. My kids were borderline age where we let them go to the lounge on their own, but I was nervous of the location of the deluxe rooms to the lounge. Also, same as you, I totally trust my kids but can't completely trust all strangers, sadly.

    With your trip so close, I'd be hesitant to cancel it altogether? Especially with all the planning and anticipation. Maybe you could even try splitting your trip. Might be easier to find availability that way. In our case, we did end up switching resorts, but it was well ahead of our trip and it wasn't the Christmas season either.

    Good luck!
     
  13. danikoski

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    As GADisneyDad14 said, only for WL, based on availability, add at front desk. WL started doing this because they took half of their CL rooms out with the creation of Cooper Creek.
     
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    Do you have to do this for all nights of your stay or could you upgrade to club level access for some nights only?
     
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    No idea...do you know @GADisneyDad14 ?
     
  16. GADisneyDad14

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    I’m pretty sure (although not 100% certain) you need to do it for your entire stay.
     
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  17. danikoski

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    You can also ask your question on the WL resort thread that's on here. Someone over there would protect definitely know.
     
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    I think I was at delux level . 2 queens . We had to move over to Boulder Ridge Villa ( 1 Bedroom) only reason because they didn’t have a 5 Day Window for us to stay whole time .i was sad at 1 st but not anymore love being over at BR. Would stay again next year when we go in October.ive also been at WL & watched them ( being the Elves) put up the amazing tree. Everyone sits around with a drink or Hot Chocolate . It was Midnight but something our Family will never forget. It truly was Magicial .
     
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    How often would you be sending the kids by themselves? It seems short sighted to cancel a trip that is so close over this. Do the kids know you are going?
     
  20. Nancyg56

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    I cannot tell you that you are overprotective, that is a personal comfort thing that every parent decides for themselves. I am a Nana and have found I am way more protective of my DGD than I ever was of my own kids.

    What I would say is that children are way more aware of their surroundings than we give them credit for, given that they are actively learning how to be prepared for situations in school that we never even contemplated. In pairs a team of girls should be fine if they are provided specific instruction on where they can meander to, and that they should not separate.

    I think I woudl keep what you have planned, scope out the trek to the lounge, and then make arrangements as a family to manage it. At this point changes are not as easy as they would have been 6 months ago, and you really have booked a beautiful place to experience Disney Holidays. I know that you will enjoy your trip, and you may fins that the proximity to the lounge is in fact a positive rather than a negative aspect of your location.
     
  21. Mdsleiman

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    Are there also regular club level rooms on the first, second and third floor? I also believed that the CL rooms were all on the lounge floor
     

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