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  1. Laura
    August 24, 2015

    My family will be staying in a deluxe suite 10/31 to 11/7. Just received notice of the construction. Do you know which room we should request that will be the furthest from the construction, preferably with some view? Do you think we will be affected by the construction. We have tried to change resort and can’t find rooms available that will hold 6 of us. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Love your site!


    • Dave
      August 25, 2015

      Laura, the deluxe rooms are all corner rooms. Each has a view towards bay lake, and some have an additional view to the courtyard, but some to the woods. You want a courtyard room on the north side. But there’s not a lot of those.

      How old are the kids? Family Suites at Music and Art of Animation sleep six, as do the Cabins at Fort Wilderness. Deluxe rooms at the Boardwalk Inn sleep six (no link as I’ve never stayed in a six person room there), and you can try for two connecting standard rooms anywhere. Disney does not guarantee connecting rooms, but if you have two adults and four kids, all 3 or older, it’s near a slam dunk.


  2. Melissa
    May 26, 2015

    My family of 5 likes their space- we have a Dlx Room Club Level reserved at the Wilderness Lodge. This is not our first trip so we thought trying Club level would be a treat- we also like having a sofa/sitting area rather than sitting on beds. Although I read your review about their odd layout of the Dlx Club Room. We are trying to decide if 2 connecting standard room would be a better trade for the SF, more beds & baths although no social sitting area for all of us. The villas are not available. Or is club and the sitting area worth the Dlx Room? They come our to be about the same price.


    • Dave
      May 27, 2015

      Melissa, that’s a tough call, as the sitting space is so small, and of course you’ll still need to use it as a bed, meaning its value as extra space goes away then. What about a standard (or club) room at the Poly or Contemporary?


  3. Tena in ND
    June 9, 2014

    My family (party of five, 3 adults & 2 kids) is planning a trip to WDW for January 20-28, 2015. We are going to stay at the Wilderness Lodge, and are looking at booking the deluxe room for the added sleeping capacity. The separation of spaces is also very appealing! My question is this: how do I reserve a room as close as possible to the Old Faithful lounge? I called the reservation line and asked the same question, and they didn’t have an answer. 2015 rates have not been released, so I can’t book it online yet. I would like to reserve as soon as possible in order to lock in our room. Suggestions? Thank you very much.


  4. Dave
    November 28, 2012

    Thanks, Joann!

    The “deluxe rooms” at BC and BW have been around forever, but used to be called junior suites. “Junior Suites” creates higher expectations than they deliver, hence the name change to deluxe rooms. I haven’t stayed yet in either, but did find some floor plans for you:

    Yacht Club: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1897027

    BoardWalk Inn: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2463858


  5. Joann
    November 28, 2012

    Great review. We are Disney regulars and I just stumbled up the “deluxe room” or “junior suite” at he Wilderness Lodge. I also noticed that now some of the other deluxe hotels are offering deluxe rooms. Have you seen the deluxe rooms at the Boardwalk Inn or the Yacht Club or do you know where I might find a floor plan or photos.
    Thank you!


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