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17Feb/094

The High Life

During our stay at the Wilderness Lodge in Disney we were pleasantly surprised to be bumped up to the concierge level upon arrival. This means we got to stay on the top floor (much to my father's dismay: he's afraid of heights).

The biggest perk was the free food that was available all day long. It wasn't just cereal and bananas either - we're talking Disney here people. Think warm fruit cobbler, brownies, beer, wine, hard liqueur, hot chocolate, fresh baked cookies, fruit platters, mixed nuts, gummi bears, soda pop, the works! ALL FREE!

Here's a quick video of the mid-evening fare:

I don't know how much more the concierge level is, but it would be worth every penny for the convenience and the fact that every other meal at Disney costs an arm and a leg.

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  • janice

    Did they tell you why you were moved? I'll need to remember that if we ever go and want to know how to get bumped up to the high life :)

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    Yes – we had a “Grand Gathering” of rooms, which means they guarantee that all four of our rooms would be next to each other. When my sister, who was the first to arrive, checked in they didn't have four room next to each other on the “regular” floors so they bumped us up.

    So my advice to you: check in early in the day so that the people who haven't checked out yet don't show up as “open room” – perhaps that might help? It's only a guess at why. Probably just dumb luck.

  • janice

    Did they tell you why you were moved? I'll need to remember that if we ever go and want to know how to get bumped up to the high life :)

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    Yes – we had a “Grand Gathering” of rooms, which means they guarantee that all four of our rooms would be next to each other. When my sister, who was the first to arrive, checked in they didn't have four room next to each other on the “regular” floors so they bumped us up.

    So my advice to you: check in early in the day so that the people who haven't checked out yet don't show up as “open room” – perhaps that might help? It's only a guess at why. Probably just dumb luck.