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    Yep, right from the beginning. I can remember it being built and having a sneak peek from the MK monorail a while back.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 49142
    That's cool...don't know where I got that from, was it always a Disney owned resort?
    yep always Disney. Opened 1994 and I think overshadowed somewhat by the ongoing love affair some folks have with the polynesian and of course the top of the range reputation of the grand floridian.

    Special features like the working geyser and hot springs make it even nicer

    Now it's not on the monorail if that matters, but the boat ride is nice and quick. They'll often stop on the way to show you the fireworks over the castle and there's always a nice gathering on the boat dock each night to watch them from there.

    I can't really say enough good things about it
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    Thanks, may be on our short list for the next trip. We were thinking of doing the CR after being retooled this year.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 49141
    nah our kids adored it
    Yes so did my DGD and she was 4 when we went, it just has that adult feel to it IMHO.












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    I also like the attention to small details at the WL, like the animal footprints in the concrete pathways....obviously man made but a nice touch anyhow.





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    While it is tough to beat the Polynesian for location, the Wilderness Lodge is an absolutely gorgeous resort. The wooded setting and being back out of the hustle and bustle of the MK resorts makes it an ideal locale.





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    Im a big fan of the "all in one building" resorts. I never like checking in and then going to one of the outside buildings, just a personal thing I guess.
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    I remember it just being sketches in a brochure and dreaming about it only here can I share my 'sadness'

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    Quote Originally Posted by piglet, post: 49152
    Yes so did my DGD and she was 4 when we went, it just has that adult feel to it IMHO.

    Matthew still goes on about the beavers in the lift

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    makes me smile just looking at it. I hope they still do the "wonders of the lodge" tour which gives more information on the design and history
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