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1.Where is the laundry? Is there laundry at the villas outside of the room?
Laundry in the Lodge is next to the Roaring Forks Cafe. In the Villas we have alwasy had one in the unit.
2.Are there good lockers/changing rooms near the pool? Cost for lockers? I hate to be that wet family on the elevator.No changing rooms by the pools. But I have seen folks change in the restrooms by the main pool. NOT very private to say the least.
3.Any experience with in room dining or pizza?Dinning was good in the room the one time we did it years ago. Never had the pizza since we have never had good pizza in WDW
4.Is the trail to Fort Wilderness pretty easy or would I take a boat?It is a very relaxing trail but can be a little long for youngsters. DW and I rent bikes and ride from the Lodge or Villas and around FW. Really relaxing way to spend down time
5.Any reason to take the bus to Magic Kingdom?It is a very quick 3-4 minute ride. We also do the boat if we are not in a rush. But the bus is quicker overall
6.Whats a good location to request for a standard room?We have never had what I would call a bad room. The best rooms for us are the first floor rooms. They have no rail restricting you on the patio.
7.Hows the food at the territory lounge? Can you order from the artist point menu? I think I’ll put the kids into the cubs den for a night or two for a break and eat there. I don’t know if I want to sit alone at AP.Lounge has its own menu. Ask about the AP menu and you might receive. But even a 2 top along the window is really nice for dinner at AP.
8.Uncrowded pool times?Only had a busy time at the lodge pool during the late midday period during the summer. If you are staying at the Villas the pool for that location is basically empty at all times.
Hope this helps. You will love either the Lodge or Villas, no matter where you are staying.