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  • On Oct 11, 2008
    Lori from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Panel, I just got back from a stay dw at the Poly. We booked our next year trip while there. I booked again at the Poly but would like to know if staying at the Wilderness lodge would equal to the stay at the Poly?

    This is a seriously tough question to answer!  We have fallen in love with so many WDW resorts because of each of their unique theming; it is difficult to say that one is better than another.  Perhaps I could point out some differences to help you decide:

    WL has smaller rooms:  340 sq. feet compared to 409/448 sq. feet
    WL uses only boats and buses for transportation - no monorail access
    WL is one building; it makes getting around easier, especially during rain
    WL doesn't have a view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks
    WL has a lobby that beckons guests to sit and relax 
    WL has a jacuzzi; the Poly doesn't
    WL is basically for parties of 4 while the Poly allows parties of 5
    For us, the theming of the WL pool is better
    WL doesn't have turn down service
    WL offers families a chance to be the Flag Family of the Day (incredible views!)
    WL has separate sinks/toilet-shower areas; not all rooms at the Poly have this
    WL has balconies/patios while not all Poly rooms have balconies
    WL has 2 sinks while not all Poly rooms have that

    Since we are a family of 5, we haven't stayed in the Wilderness Lodge in the past 5 years; I truly miss the resort and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!
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