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    So... What can you tell me about staying at Wilderness Lodge?
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    Are there noisy/quiet parts? Is it quieter on the higher floors?
    Any sections to avoid?
    How is the bus service? Etc....
    Thank you. :)
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    I'm interested to hear about this too. We stayed one night in concierge for our 5 wedding anniversary bit would love a proper stay there.



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    We've stayed there in the DVC villas. It was so peaceful and quiet! We loved the main pool, and the quiet pool. The location is very nice and we really enjoyed taking the boat ride to MK.
    The food there is good (we'll leave Ol' Tink's usual complaint about how the DDP has ruined dining at Disney out of this discussion, but it still applies :D ) both at Whispering Canyon and Artist Point. They have a decent counter service place too.

    We love the lobby, with the Native American displays. The building itself is the AKL, or rather AKL is a duplicate of WL, it's the décor that makes them different.

    Anyway, I think you would enjoy it there. It has a lovely northern feel to it (which probably means nothing to someone who is not from the Northern US)! :D






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    Thank you. :)
    I did consider the Villas but there's a big difference in the price.
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    Yes, I'm sure there is a huge difference. I have no idea how to do it, but I know that some people rent points to stay in the villas, and that makes it much more affordable. Last I know points were going for $10-12 each...
    But I'm sure the resort section would be just as lovely.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 322166, member: 43
    We love the lobby, with the Native American displays. The building itself is the AKL, or rather AKL is a duplicate of WL, it's the décor that makes them different.

    :D
    How in the world did I not know that? This place is amazing....you learn something new ever day! So is the Artist's Point the same as Jiko? Whispering Canyon the same layout as Boma? I am gob smacked...not that you say it Tink, I can see how they are very very similar.










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    Oh no, not all all. Whispering Canyon is not a buffet, it's table service. They do offer an all you can eat skillet kind of thing. Artist Point is comparable with Jiko with regard to the quality of the food and service (and price). It's not set up like it though. I rather prefer Artist Point's set up over Jiko. Particularly the far right table which is in the corner where the corner is formed by windows. The view is glorious.

    The general lobby area and the general architecture of the two buildings are the same structural plans.






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    The restaurant setup is totally different in AKL and Wilderness Lodge. We much prefer JIKO to Artist Point but both of them have excellent food. JIKO has an outstanding selection of South African Wines.





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    So, any other WL fans here? How are the buses, the CMs? Are the beds comfortable? If your room is near the lobby, is it noisy?
    (We're not really interested in restaurants. :) )
    Thanks. :)
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    This was our first on-site stay and while it is a beautiful resort I prefer BC. Whispering Canyon food was awful and we vowed never to go back there (although breakfasts were really good) and I was a bit disappointed with the pool because there was no quiet pool when we first went, although there is one now by the DVC villas. Boat ride to MK was lovely but found the bus service to other parks a bit hit or miss. I still love walking round there but don't think I would go back again








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