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  1. Leigha B
    May 8, 2018

    Stumbled across all of your Wilderness Lodge reviews today as my husband and I are considering staying there for our 20th anniversary in january 2019. Wow! Originally I thought I wanted to stay a the Poly, but your commentary may have just changed my mind. I think the woodsy feel and tall trees might be very warming in January. Thanks for all of the pictures and candor!

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    • Dave
      May 9, 2018

      🙂 Leigha!

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  2. Rachel Blankinship
    August 14, 2017

    We returned home three weeks ago from our stay at Wilderness Lodge. This was our second stay, eleven years apart. Geyser Point was FANTASTIC! (Of note: Salman BLT was on the dinner menu) The ambiance, energy and service was a refreshing change. If you love a great charcuterie, try the one at Geyser Point. They only offer a little shaved parmesan for cheese but flavors are bright and wonderful. Let’s talk Roaring Fork: They should have left well alone. The food was so much better and FAMILY friendly before the return. After day six of ten I couldn’t eat there anymore. Can somebody tell me why it is impossible to find a salad at Disney World that is not pre-dressed, that doesn’t have funky fruit and or nuts and meat? All I wanted was a normal vegetable with cheese, perhaps some croutons or sunflower seeds salad. Why can’t disney offer regular salad dressings on the side? I was so excited a delicious salad was delivered to our table at Garden Grille, even though it was pre-dressed it had a creamy dressing. There are exceptions of course but Disney needs to up the game on food for the price people are paying. I have a health condition that requires me to consume copious amounts of sodium and soup is usually a salty kick for me. I ran into trouble and had to purchase canned food items at the gift shop. Private dining was able to make some homemade chicken soup for me and for that I am forever grateful.

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    • Dave
      August 15, 2017

      Rachel, thanks!!

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  3. Patrick Butler
    August 13, 2017

    While I agree with your overall assessment, there is less than meets the eye with the new construction and refurbishment at WL. For starters, the new Boulder Ridge pool isn’t a true improvement over the delightful, but now gone, Hidden Springs pool. Newer? Sure. But, it lacks character, trees, the solitude, and the bubbles in the water of the original. Further, Roaring Fork had far better food before it was closed and reopened. The original Mickey waffles with toppings are gone, replaced by a waffle basket. If you want toppings now, you can ask for a gloppy sugary sauce with a banana slice or two. No more strawberries, chocolate chips, whipped cream, fresh bananas, et. al. While Geyser Point does offer something new–and it is gorgeous–it has reduced its opening menu by about a third. Gone are there excellent eggs benedict (two ways!) and their superb lunch sandwich, the salmon BLT. Finally, the new cabins are lovely, they chopped down and dozed a lot of the wilderness that once made it the Wilderness Lodge. People who haven’t stayed there before and those who prefer cement to grass and trees will indeed find the Lodge more appealing. Those of us who considered it home are less enthused and feel they could have done better.

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    • Dave
      August 14, 2017

      Thanks, Patrick–very thoughtful. I don’t share your opinion of either the old or the new pool–the old pool is below–but do understand the poignancy of the change, especially for those who had been going to the old villas with its stand of trees between it and Bay Lake…

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