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Wilderness Lodge DVC additions - Copper Creek Villas & Cabins

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by danlb_2000, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    The same way they do over the entirety of WDW. I don't think there is a guest accessible area of WDW that is less than a few hundred feet away from an area that wouldn't be considered mosquito heaven.
     
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    It won't but state of Florida pays little. I get out of here, i will make more but then Disney won't be down the street anymore lol.
     
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    flyerjab Pandora Bound - 2017 Premium Member

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    I completely agree. I am almost afraid to ask what they do to keep people from being constantly eaten alive by mosquitos. Consider the heat and humidity, coupled with the constant presence of water and surrounding swamp land and we travel to the resort multiple times each year. I can't recall the last time I was ever bitten in WDW, and this is with swimming after dark in the resort pools, walking the path between DHS and the Boardwalk, etc.
     
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    xdan0920 Think for yourselfer Premium Member

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    Megan and I were discussing this last night. Neither of us have ever been bitten while in WDW, it defies logic. I shudder to think what type of resources they are expending to ensure this.


    By the way, is zika still a thing down there?
     
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    It still exists, but the media has moved on to other things so you would never know it.

    In regards to what Disney does to keep them at bay, it is my understanding that they do pretty much everything that can be done. They spray, eliminate breeding grounds where possible, use traps, natural predators, etc.
     
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    The legacy of Jiminy Cricket lives on. ;)
     
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    As I said, they have NOT been successfully doing this at Wilderness Lodge as it is. I had a balcony overlooking the smokehouse and the same forest that this cabins will be up against.

    Whenever I've been bitten by a mosquito, it's been at a resort. I wonder how mosquitoes are for the Treehouse Villas? I was also eaten alive on the bridge between Bay Lake Tower and Contemporary watching Wishes in October. And there's concrete everywhere, there!

    I'm not complaining, by the way. I'm genuinely curious of what the plan is here.
     
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    I can say that I have never been bitten at a resort and I have stayed at nearly all of them. I honestly don't think I have ever been bitten at WDW.

    That being said, the mosquito problem in Florida has been getting worse over the last few years. A single hard freeze will often deal a serious blow to mosquito population and the majority of the state has not seen freezing temperatures for more than a few hours at a stretch for what seems like several years.
     
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    Maybe I just taste better to them.
     
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    That is quite possible. There has been a lot of research showing that mosquitoes do prefer some people over others.
     
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    The lake side porches are screened in.
     
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    flyerjab Pandora Bound - 2017 Premium Member

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    Here are the views from our room.

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    flyerjab Pandora Bound - 2017 Premium Member

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    I'm just going to say right out - Geyser Point is spectacular. The view from our table.

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    One of the best views at a Disney QS.
     
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    Is there an unseen barrier between those tables and Gator Bay?
     
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    flyerjab Pandora Bound - 2017 Premium Member

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    There is a drop and a wooden post fence with netting to keep out the gators.

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    Also, the general theming in this new area is top notch.

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    Yes and the food is terrific too.

    Unfortunately, it comes at a price of almost destroying the WL. But who cares so long as The Timeshare Kingdom of the World grows, right?

    The new villas look absolutely like crap and are designed like someone went to IKEA. And the convoluted back story that cost WDI who knows how much to craft is absurd. The whole idea that WL was created in the image of National Parks lodges has been replaced by railroad and travel tales. And the 'Copper Creek Villas' reside inside the WL, but why should that matter?
     
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    Ken Potrock spoke of the newest Disney Vacation Club resort in a video that was posted on the DVC Facebook page. Regarding the cabins, Ken said that DVC was listening to its members by creating more unique offerings. If the average member owns 150 points and a week in a cabin during Adventure season is 639 points, then who do you suspect DVC is listening to for suggestions?

    One day, 20 years from now, after DVC and Parks & Resorts have erected a dozen or so towers and skyscrapers, I wonder if someone with sense will realize that Walt's planned utopia became another major American city driven by capitalism and corporate greed.
     
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    If people are willing to spend there money, they should keep building. I love capitalism and so did Walt. If it wasn't for capitalism, there would be no Disney.
     
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