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Unread 19 May 19, 06:00 PM  
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Cannot make my mind up- need inspiration

My 7 month window for my Xmas trip is here tomorrow.

I am doing a split stay- first bit 20-26 Dec, second section 26-31.

I don't want to stay at SSR until the refurb is done, and it's looking like there is no chance of that- otherwise, my choice would have been easy and I would have done the second slot there.

First bit I am doing Riviera I think, as a) It is available in the busiest time I have ever seen at Xmas (Star Wars, must be), and b) Whilst I don't like the location, the rooms look impressive, I am keen to stay just after it has opened 4 days before, and I want to try the Skyliner. I will report back on it when there.

It is the second bit I am struggling with. I like OKW and the proximity to DS and the extra bed in the 1 bed (girl and boy children so better). Also the new refurb.

But something is calling me to Boulder Ridge as it is Xmas. But no extra bed, and I am somewhat put off by the slight scruffiness of the rooms (refurb 2 years I think) as highlighted on Pete Werner on Dis recent Youtube video where he goes with his mother.

Also OKW is fewer points (by a bit).

Can anyone inspire me to come to a decision? I have another 6 days to make a decision on the second bit.
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OKW would be my choice as it seems to work out better for you all around.

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Id describe Boulder Ridge as homely - Ive a soft spot for Wilderness Lodge and it really is magical at Christmas. depends if smart & sophisticated is more your scene! OKW is my least favourite resort though.
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Id describe Boulder Ridge as homely - Ive a soft spot for Wilderness Lodge and it really is magical at Christmas. depends if smart & sophisticated is more your scene! OKW is my least favourite resort though.
I am anything but smart and sophisticated, I do like a nice room though. I do like OKW but the rooms were getting old last time I was there- that problem is solved, just never stayed WL at Xmas. We also like to go running, is the path still open to Fort Wilderness with the construction does anyone know?
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Being serious OKW all day long in your situation ref the children.
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I think the path between WL and Fort Wilderness campground is closed at present due to the construction of the new Reflections resort at River Country. You do see runners jogging past when waiting at the WL bus stops so there must be a route somewhere.
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I think the path between WL and Fort Wilderness campground is closed at present due to the construction of the new Reflections resort at River Country. You do see runners jogging past when waiting at the WL bus stops so there must be a route somewhere.
Thanks that was what I was thinking, I wonder where the route is if it is shut off.
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Well those plans went to pot! Clicked to book on Riviera standard view, all fine, but then first night disappeared before I clicked on confirm. Snooze and lose, fastest finger first- I was in a meeting that overran by a few minutes! Strange how 20/12 has gone only- may appear again I suppose. In interim I have booked Beach Club- not a bad consolation prize. May waitlist Riviera, not sure, Beach Club less points and I love it there anyway. Could have had Boardwalk, but thought would have a change as there last summer. A lot of rooms seemed to disappear this morning for some reason. Could have had Riviera preferred but too points intensive- I am hoping to do Grand Californian and another WDW stint next year.
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