Got back last night. This one was a doosy! Totally awesome things happened, and one incident that has put such a sour taste in my mouth with a certain disney resort, that I will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER stay there again. And to be honest, has put a shadow on my love for Disney. I’m not quite sure how much detail I’m going to go into, as the incident involved my Mom and out of respect for her, I probably will be quite brief, but I can assure you the night Manager of Villas of Wilderness Lodge is dispicable!
Probably won’t start report right away, as I do like to include photos, but right now, they are “stuck” on my camera phone, as it’s misbehaving, and I can’t get them off the phone. So, as soon as I get that figured out, I’ll start.
But, I can say the weather was perfect! Crowds were horrible for October. One Cast Member was talking to a guest at Pirates saying Disney was trying to figure out why it was like Christmas crowds (they extended Magic Kingdom to 3am one night!) I picked this time of year for easier scooter maneuvering for my Mom. Didn’t work. People were very nice for the majority of the trip…there’s always that one self centered idiot (that I told would have bad karma the rest of the day for his attitude!) But, there was still a lot of giggling and fun to be had.
I did want to mention, for those who didn’t get picked for testing Magicbands, we really got the raw end of the deal during this transition. We never got any fastpasses. As I mentioned on another thread, they were always either gone, or so many hours in advance (8 hours) that it didn’t work for us. For example, we got to Epcot at 9:14am. We walked directly to Sorin, where Fastpasses were already at a return time for 4pm! This was yesterday, so we had to catch Magical Express at 3:30pm, so we got in line, as to not miss it. By the time we rode the ride and walked out, Fastpasses were totally gone. How in the world could they have gone through all of them that quick? Definitely not from the amount of people who were at Epcot that day, who were commited to being there. No, they got snatched up by everyone sleeping in, enjoying their meals somewhere else. I’m sure its a great perk for them, but we just got left in the dirt, and don’t feel Disney thought this through. Left a bad taste in my mouth, and I wonder how many others felt the same way. A simple fix of acknowledging that we weren’t on the same playing field as Fastpass+ and provide maybe a universal fastpass per day for us would have even things out. Nope, we just got left out!
Wow, I just reread my thread, and I have to say this is probably a little more negative than my usual trip reports. Sorry people, there are many good things to share with you also. Just want to get my photos fixed first, and I’ll share those with you soon.