Villas at Wilderness Lodge:
Well this was our first time staying at a DVC so I can’t really compare it to other DVCs but we LOVED VWL! The size of the resort is pretty small compared to others so it was so easy to get everywhere.
The bus stops for the whole resort are right outside the villas & the boat dock is a short walk.
The buses weren’t bad. Typically we didn’t wait too long for a bus, but you do share buses with other resorts. Some with Fort Wilderness and others with Grand Flo. It wasn’t bad, but you definitely need to allow an hour to get anywhere. The boat was a nice option to the MK and some days we found ourselves taking it to go to Epcot too (t MK got on monorail to TTC then changed monorail at TTC to Epcot).
The room itself was good. It could’ve used some serious dusting, but it was dark furniture so that may be why it showed up so much. The vents were loaded with dust bunnies though - if only I thought to pack some swifers !
The bed & pillows were super comfy and we had great night sleeps there. The pullout couch on the other had was what you’d expect a pullout couch to be & I don’t think I would’ve liked sleeping on it. DD11 on the other had liked it very much and never complained.
Staying in a DVC I was a little worried about not having daily mousekeeping & especially not getting fresh towels. It wasn’t a problem though and just made us tidy up after ourselves each day (it was also good when we took a break midday to know we wouldn’t be interrupting the cleaning). On day 3 we came back to our room and fresh towels had replaced the used ones. That was nice!
Since there were just 3 of us we stayed in a studio. We eat breakfast in the room each day so having a toaster and microwave worked out great. Garden Grocer (whom I highly recommend) delivered our groceries on our arrival day & we were all set for the week.
Renting points for this trip allowed us to stay at a deluxe hotel for a really good price. We paid $100 less than what POFQ would’ve been for the week.
We loved the themeing of the resort as it made you feel very cozy! The location is great of you plan on alot of MK days. Getting to Epcot & HS is a little inconvenient, but not too bad. We will definitely stay here again…
next up…thoughts on the dining plan