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That's a real headline.

From a real magazine.

What the Fort?

Man Caves?

At Disney?

Sign me up!

Not so fast.

The clever author took some journalistic liberties.

The "Man Caves" are the Copper Creek villas.

Womp. Womp.

Disney World is Now Offering a Luxury Man Cave for Tired Dads

The new Copper Creek Cabins are serving Lincoln Log realness—but they'll cost you.

There comes a time in every man’s life when his kiddos start asking questions—not about babies or what’s happening in their pants, but how far away Orlando is. From the moment your brood discovers there’s a place they can meet basically every star of every movie they’ve ever watched, it’s settled. You’ll be Disneying.

Even if you’re just going with your Lilo and Stitch-obsessed romantic partner or extremely enthusiastic nephew, Walt Disney World feels more like an inevitable obligation than a getaway. But now, thank god, you can pull off the ultimate macho retreat while doing double-duty as Man Of The Year. Say hello to Copper Creek Cabins, your rustic and non-princessy theme park respite that feels like an Airbnb in the Rockies with Mickey Mouse as the host—if only his fat gloved fingers could work an iPhone.

With live edge wood slab counters, an indoor-outdoor automatic fireplace and cathedral ceilings featuring exposed wood beams, the two-bedroom standalone cabins are nothing short of an HGTV marathon come to life. A family-friendly mix between Pendleton hipster retreat and high-end hoteliery means you can kick it in a massive freestanding bathtub, even if you'll only use it to scrub glitter out of a small child’s hair after visiting Cinderella’s princess makeover salon. Those built-in leather headboards, swanky stone detailing and oversized waterfall showers will almost have you forget you’re in a place where every hotel is overtly themed, even this one.

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The sleek retreats line the lakefront of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, a make-believe Pacific Northwest chalet channeling national park reverie and Yosemite fantasies by way of hearthside rocking chairs, hourly geyser eruptions and a six-story lobby serving Lincoln Log realness. You can sip a manhattan by a waterfall without putting on hiking boots once—it’s every dude’s dream getaway, despite the stroller-pushing and slow-paced boat rides.

Still, there’s weirdly plenty for dads to enjoy at Disney’s parks—a robust booze selection! meeting Chewbacca! the upside-down Aerosmith-themed roller coaster!—but when you’re sweating through your clothes from Floridian humidity wondering if procreation is your biggest regret, every hardwood inch of that cabin will permeate your air conditioned dreams. It’s rugged luxury in a glimmering feminine world of princesses and fairy dust, a haven from the chaos and oppressive planning Walt Disney World necessitates, giving you control over your vacation, life and destiny for as long as you’re on Mickey’s home turf.

So here’s the plan: Set up grocery delivery for a week of culinary bliss amidst theme park mania—cabins have fully outfitted kitchens with shared grills nearby—and if you forget the sauce, grab a fifth of Patron, a couple of Fat Tires or, seriously, a jug of moonshine from the hotel gift shop doubling as bodega. Wake up early to brew a pot of coffee and sit shirtless on the screened-in patio or watch the Seahawks defense on the newfangled in-mirror TV while slathering your body in SPF 50. There’s even a private hot tub, a far cry from the all-ages human soup Disney’s poolside jacuzzis descend into. Boiling bowls of water sound tyrannical in Central Florida’s heat, but when every bone in your body is on fire from inadvertently slow-marching a half-marathon while drinking around the world at Epcot, you’ll be overjoyed to return home to a dunk tank filled with water jets you can press your exhausted muscles against in hopes of being able to physically bend your legs again come sunrise.

Disney’s fresh new cabins cost a pretty penny—pricing starts at $1835 per night—but if this place is all about make-believe, where better is there to enjoy a rare sliver of serenity than within a manufactured woodsy wonderland?

https://www.gq.com/story/disney-man-cave-for-dads

It all sounded great until that last sentence where the $1835 a night price tag got mentioned, didn't it?.

TCD

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It's obvious the person who wrote the article knows nothing of the sanctity of the Man Cave.

I agree with you Mo. I much rather sit in the spa on a deck surrounded by water.

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38 minutes ago, keith_h said:

It's obvious the person who wrote the article knows nothing of the sanctity of the Man Cave.

I think it was a stretch to try and grab the eyeballs of a different audience for a WDW article.  That or they just automatically think "wilderness" = "dudes"

Um, I'm wearing the slippers I used to wear at our camp in Maine when I went out in the snow to use the outhouse.  LOL

I love the whole vibe of the Wilderness Lodge, but if I'm paying that kind of money and can get a view of the nightly fireworks from my personal pool overlooking a lake...  #NoContest

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48 minutes ago, keith_h said:

It's obvious the person who wrote the article knows nothing of the sanctity of the Man Cave.

I agree with you Mo. I much rather sit in the spa on a deck surrounded by water.

Sorry, but those things on the deck of the Polynesian Bungalows are plunge pools, not spas/hot tubs. 

Hot water > Cold water.

TCD

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8 hours ago, Tri-Circle-D said:

That's a real headline.

From a real magazine.

What the Fort?

Man Caves?

At Disney?

Sign me up!

Not so fast.

The clever author took some journalistic liberties.

The "Man Caves" are the Copper Creek villas.

Womp. Womp.

Disney World is Now Offering a Luxury Man Cave for Tired Dads

The new Copper Creek Cabins are serving Lincoln Log realness—but they'll cost you.

There comes a time in every man’s life when his kiddos start asking questions—not about babies or what’s happening in their pants, but how far away Orlando is. From the moment your brood discovers there’s a place they can meet basically every star of every movie they’ve ever watched, it’s settled. You’ll be Disneying.

Even if you’re just going with your Lilo and Stitch-obsessed romantic partner or extremely enthusiastic nephew, Walt Disney World feels more like an inevitable obligation than a getaway. But now, thank god, you can pull off the ultimate macho retreat while doing double-duty as Man Of The Year. Say hello to Copper Creek Cabins, your rustic and non-princessy theme park respite that feels like an Airbnb in the Rockies with Mickey Mouse as the host—if only his fat gloved fingers could work an iPhone.

With live edge wood slab counters, an indoor-outdoor automatic fireplace and cathedral ceilings featuring exposed wood beams, the two-bedroom standalone cabins are nothing short of an HGTV marathon come to life. A family-friendly mix between Pendleton hipster retreat and high-end hoteliery means you can kick it in a massive freestanding bathtub, even if you'll only use it to scrub glitter out of a small child’s hair after visiting Cinderella’s princess makeover salon. Those built-in leather headboards, swanky stone detailing and oversized waterfall showers will almost have you forget you’re in a place where every hotel is overtly themed, even this one.

2017_1011_GQ_DisneyCabins_CascadeCabins.
 

The sleek retreats line the lakefront of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, a make-believe Pacific Northwest chalet channeling national park reverie and Yosemite fantasies by way of hearthside rocking chairs, hourly geyser eruptions and a six-story lobby serving Lincoln Log realness. You can sip a manhattan by a waterfall without putting on hiking boots once—it’s every dude’s dream getaway, despite the stroller-pushing and slow-paced boat rides.

Still, there’s weirdly plenty for dads to enjoy at Disney’s parks—a robust booze selection! meeting Chewbacca! the upside-down Aerosmith-themed roller coaster!—but when you’re sweating through your clothes from Floridian humidity wondering if procreation is your biggest regret, every hardwood inch of that cabin will permeate your air conditioned dreams. It’s rugged luxury in a glimmering feminine world of princesses and fairy dust, a haven from the chaos and oppressive planning Walt Disney World necessitates, giving you control over your vacation, life and destiny for as long as you’re on Mickey’s home turf.

So here’s the plan: Set up grocery delivery for a week of culinary bliss amidst theme park mania—cabins have fully outfitted kitchens with shared grills nearby—and if you forget the sauce, grab a fifth of Patron, a couple of Fat Tires or, seriously, a jug of moonshine from the hotel gift shop doubling as bodega. Wake up early to brew a pot of coffee and sit shirtless on the screened-in patio or watch the Seahawks defense on the newfangled in-mirror TV while slathering your body in SPF 50. There’s even a private hot tub, a far cry from the all-ages human soup Disney’s poolside jacuzzis descend into. Boiling bowls of water sound tyrannical in Central Florida’s heat, but when every bone in your body is on fire from inadvertently slow-marching a half-marathon while drinking around the world at Epcot, you’ll be overjoyed to return home to a dunk tank filled with water jets you can press your exhausted muscles against in hopes of being able to physically bend your legs again come sunrise.

Disney’s fresh new cabins cost a pretty penny—pricing starts at $1835 per night—but if this place is all about make-believe, where better is there to enjoy a rare sliver of serenity than within a manufactured woodsy wonderland?

https://www.gq.com/story/disney-man-cave-for-dads

It all sounded great until that last sentence where the $1835 a night price tag got mentioned, didn't it?.

TCD

$1835 PER night?!  I know we've mentioned rates like that before but seriously 😳😳😳

On a much smaller scale, I really wanted a brownie tonight m, but could not find one at the MK.  On our way out, I stopped in at Tony's (we've never eaten there) and asked what desserts they had.  Found out they had chocolate cake and figured I'd try that, so I asked if I could get it to-go.  They weren't sure, asked around, I waited and then the hostess told me they could do it and we're trying to find a to-go box.  I said, "Okay, thank you, but I don't even know how much it is".  The girl asks, comes back and tells me $35!!   "$35?!", I say "is it an entire cake?!".  No, she tells me...just a really big piece.  Really, $35 for a piece of cake?!!😳  WTF?!!

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9 hours ago, twiceblessed....nacole said:

$1835 PER night?!  I know we've mentioned rates like that before but seriously 😳😳😳

On a much smaller scale, I really wanted a brownie tonight m, but could not find one at the MK.  On our way out, I stopped in at Tony's (we've never eaten there) and asked what desserts they had.  Found out they had chocolate cake and figured I'd try that, so I asked if I could get it to-go.  They weren't sure, asked around, I waited and then the hostess told me they could do it and we're trying to find a to-go box.  I said, "Okay, thank you, but I don't even know how much it is".  The girl asks, comes back and tells me $35!!   "$35?!", I say "is it an entire cake?!".  No, she tells me...just a really big piece.  Really, $35 for a piece of cake?!!😳  WTF?!!

That's just a crazy price!  Are you sure they weren't tacking on about $25 in packing/handling fees? :P

Starbucks doesn't have brownies?

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10 hours ago, twiceblessed....nacole said:

On a much smaller scale, I really wanted a brownie tonight m, but could not find one at the MK.  On our way out, I stopped in at Tony's (we've never eaten there) and asked what desserts they had.  Found out they had chocolate cake and figured I'd try that, so I asked if I could get it to-go.  They weren't sure, asked around, I waited and then the hostess told me they could do it and we're trying to find a to-go box.  I said, "Okay, thank you, but I don't even know how much it is".  The girl asks, comes back and tells me $35!!   "$35?!", I say "is it an entire cake?!".  No, she tells me...just a really big piece.  Really, $35 for a piece of cake?!!😳  WTF?!!

So, did you get that really big piece of cake?

For future reference, the Roaring Fork quick serve at Wilderness Lodge has brownies.  But, get the Magic Cookie Bar instead.  Trust me.

TCD

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Ok that makes no sense at all! I just pulled up the menu for Tony's and that cake is $9.  Were they packing it in a limited edition commemorative to-go box??

1 hour ago, Tri-Circle-D said:

For future reference, the Roaring Fork quick serve at Wilderness Lodge has brownies.  But, get the Magic Cookie Bar instead.  Trust me.

TCD

Note to self - put the Magic Cookie Bar on the list.

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1 hour ago, Travisma said:

That's just a crazy price!  Are you sure they weren't tacking on about $25 in packing/handling fees? :P

Starbucks doesn't have brownies?

Everything Starbucks had (with chocolate) also had peanut butter (our little man has a peanut allergy 😔).

I know..$35 fir a piece of cake?!! The poor girl, I actually laughed.

 

46 minutes ago, Tri-Circle-D said:

So, did you get that really big piece of cake?

For future reference, the Roaring Fork quick serve at Wilderness Lodge has brownies.  But, get the Magic Cookie Bar instead.  Trust me.

TCD

Heck no!  Ironically, we actually ended up over at Roaring Fork; the brownie looked dry to me, so we got some soft serve and a chocolate/marshmallow cupcake that was decent.  They used to have a chocolate cupcake with a carmel center that was really good...but that's gone, along with the roast beef sandwich that we really liked.

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2 hours ago, Travisma said:

Starbucks doesn't have brownies?

Starbucks certainly has cupcakes, cake pops, and I've seen brownies there too. 

For sure, the Big Tops Treats counter back in Storybook Circus had brownies.  They're listed on the menu (photo credit to the Disney Food Blog):

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http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2012/10/08/review-house-made-caramel-corn-and-more-at-big-top-treats-in-the-new-fantasyland/

TCD

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7 minutes ago, BradyBzLyn...Mo said:

Ok that makes no sense at all! I just pulled up the menu for Tony's and that cake is $9.  Were they packing it in a limited edition commemorative to-go box??

What??!  Really??  I have no idea.  I wonder if the girl was confused and was actually trying to sell us an entire cake (this was the hostess and not the manager who was boxing up the cake). 

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2 hours ago, twiceblessed....nacole said:

What??!  Really??  I have no idea.  I wonder if the girl was confused and was actually trying to sell us an entire cake (this was the hostess and not the manager who was boxing up the cake). 

That's a possibility.  $35 for the whole cake doesn't sound so far fetched.

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