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Wilderness Lodge Feature Pool Closure

Sparkle81

Well-Known Member
#41
Out of interest, is there a link anywhere to it being mentioned on the official website? Would just like to have it handy to strengthen my bargaining position with the TA if necessary ;)
 
#42
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Forget the link, virgin have been officially informed of the work now so they know. The letters are going out today apparently but the man who is Mr Disney at Virgin is off until Monday....If you are not with Virgin I would imagine every TA has been told but apparently if they go on the system to make a booking now the pool refurb is mentioned when Wilderness is chosen as a resort destination so tell them that.
 
#43
When are Disney exactly planning to put this officially on their website? I was going to book WL for mid-sept last week luckily we've yet to book. No where on their site does it mention the pool closure which considering its been confirmed everywhere else the least they could do is inform people who are making new bookings!.....on the Polynesian resort page it gives notice of resort renovations, for a pool as integral to the resort experience as the WL they should be warning any future guests before people book their vacations.
 

Corey P

Well-Known Member
#45
Oh crap I just booked a room at WL last week not knowing any of this............My kids use the pool for sure. #$%^, this is going to screw things up a bit. I should at least get a bigger room discount. I don't know what we will do.
 

ninjaprincesst

Well-Known Member
#46
Oh crap I just booked a room at WL last week not knowing any of this............My kids use the pool for sure. #$%^, this is going to screw things up a bit. I should at least get a bigger room discount. I don't know what we will do.
They do have a quiet pool you can use by the villas .
 

Corey P

Well-Known Member
#47
They do have a quiet pool you can use by the villas .
Been there done that. In fact I go over there because the hot tubs are usually empty.

First problem is work on the pool screws up the whole view.

Second I'm sure some how construction will make it hard for me to get around the area, to the boats etc.

Three the kids like the slide. I guess we can boat over to the Contemporary, how about access to the BLT pool area??? Doubt BLT.

Four is they aren't dropping the room rate for me, will I have to listen to jack hammers in the background??? I would love a vacation with that beeping sound as various equipment back up. If they charge full rates then I should get a full hotel not one in pieces. Whack a $100 off the rooms and I'll be fine with that.
 

ninjaprincesst

Well-Known Member
#48
Been there done that. In fact I go over there because the hot tubs are usually empty.

First problem is work on the pool screws up the whole view.

Second I'm sure some how construction will make it hard for me to get around the area, to the boats etc.

Three the kids like the slide. I guess we can boat over to the Contemporary, how about access to the BLT pool area??? Doubt BLT.

Four is they aren't dropping the room rate for me, will I have to listen to jack hammers in the background??? I would love a vacation with that beeping sound as various equipment back up. If they charge full rates then I should get a full hotel not one in pieces. Whack a $100 off the rooms and I'll be fine with that.
It stinks I agree, thought about trying to switch, but I don't want to lose my free dining and about the only other deluxe I can afford is AKL and while the savannah view would be great the location, and fact that buses are the only transportation stinks.
 
#50
We ended up moving to the GF. My wife was not at all happy that we had to give up our club access and forego our planned stay at WL. I just couldn't get past the idea of having a 3 year old and 1 year old at WDW without true access to a pool.
 

BigTxEars

Well-Known Member
#52
Pool refurbs suck as do all refurbs. I know they are needed and have to happen at some point which will screw up somebodies trip no matter when they occur but they suck none the less.
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
#53
Has anyone confirmed the addition of one of those kiddie spray parks? My boys would love that...they seem to be adding them with all of the recent major pool refurbs.
 
#54
What is extremely upsetting to me is the fact that this has most likely been known for months and months. Instead of doing the right thing and let us know before we booked they robed us of making an educated decision. My family booked an 8k vacation in a two room villa. Now with only 75 days left to go they have nothing left to switch us to. After 12 vacations to that place I can't believe this is how they are treating us.
 
#55
Pool refurbs suck as do all refurbs. I know they are needed and have to happen at some point which will screw up somebodies trip no matter when they occur but they suck none the less.
But it is BS that they did not let us know before we booked or at least time to book something else. My trip is in 75 days and there are no villas available.
 

BigTxEars

Well-Known Member
#56
But it is BS that they did not let us know before we booked or at least time to book something else. My trip is in 75 days and there are no villas available.
No doubt, communication could be much better. Not sure how far out they finalize plan for these refurbs but I would guess 4-6 months at least.
 
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Sparkle81

Well-Known Member
#58
Forget the link, virgin have been officially informed of the work now so they know. The letters are going out today apparently but the man who is Mr Disney at Virgin is off until Monday....If you are not with Virgin I would imagine every TA has been told but apparently if they go on the system to make a booking now the pool refurb is mentioned when Wilderness is chosen as a resort destination so tell them that.
Did you get anywhere changing your resort in the end? We finally switched yesterday to Beach Club, and our free dining plan is being honoured too :)
 

Corey P

Well-Known Member
#60
Not happy about this info, we finally saved up enough money to stay at this particular resort and we have to deal with a pool closure.
If I was you I would try to switch to another resort. I've been to WL many times and it just won't be the same with construction going on. Especially if you saved up a while and haven't ever been there, now is not the time go spend a load on WL.
 
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