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ObsessedwiththeMouse
05-20-2007, 09:50 AM
Ok, this morning, my husband and I were talking about where we'd live if we won the lottery and I said "The POLYNESIAN!!" Just joking, of course....but my husband goes "well, sure, maybe for a little while"... :lmao:

If you won the lottery, would you live at a resort? Which one?

lovmy2girls
05-20-2007, 09:53 AM
Well, maybe not live, but I will be moving closer to the Mouse (WDW) and staying a lot more at the Poly. Maybe even concierge this time:goodvibes

magicmouse2
05-20-2007, 09:59 AM
OKW. Definately the best resort to live in. Quiet and tropical. I love the Poly too but I would be too frustrated by the annoying tourists;) OKW gets less people traffic.:cloud9:

tiggrsbride
05-20-2007, 10:01 AM
Yes! Thanks for letting me indulge in my favorite Disney dream! Let's see...Poly LVC, BC Concierge, finishing up at the Contemporary MK Atrium Club. I think I'll need about three weeks to visit. DH and DD may try to wrangle an AK stay, too. Oh, I guess we could plan that for the next trip!!! I'm going to buy a ticket!

Trekker
05-20-2007, 10:05 AM
I would move every 14 days and rotate between all mmoderate and deluxe resorts - that would be fun.......

ktink
05-20-2007, 10:13 AM
I would stay a week at Poly, BC, YC, BWI, GF, and CR all of course would be concierge level.;)

LoveMyLAP-BAND
05-20-2007, 10:29 AM
Let's think about this. If I really won the lottery and I really moved to WDW, I would live at one of the vacation club resorts. I would want to live in a place with a kitchen and a washer and dryer. That being said, I think I would choose the villas at the Wilderness Lodge.

fla4fun
05-20-2007, 10:54 AM
Let's think about this. If I really won the lottery and I really moved to WDW, I would live at one of the vacation club resorts. I would want to live in a place with a kitchen and a washer and dryer. That being said, I think I would choose the villas at the Wilderness Lodge.

Of course, if you won the lottery, you could use Disney's high price laundry service for your laundry and order room service whenever you want, so you wouldn't HAVE to have a kitchen or laundry facilities. But I would probably book one of the grand villas at BWV, just for the space. I think if you were living there, you'd get claustrophobic in anything less.

TMB1203
05-20-2007, 10:57 AM
I would live at OKW, I like the set up of the larger rooms (1 bedroom/2bedroom) and parking so close.

Of course, my summer home would be VWL :goodvibes

simonkodousek
05-20-2007, 11:00 AM
Well, if the lottery was REALLY REALLY high, like in the multi-millions, I think I'd live at the Polynesian in one of those really big suites.

~Simon :)

nurse.darcy
05-20-2007, 11:05 AM
I would live at the presidential suite at the BWI. Amenities galore and a great room . . . woo hoo. . .

monami7
05-20-2007, 11:26 AM
How much did I win? can I live in the castle? My family calls it m Heidi's castle, so I think it would be appropriate. Ok if not then...In the presidential suite at AKL. I think that would be just about heaven.

disneyjunebug
05-20-2007, 11:34 AM
I would "make do" and suffer through Conceirge at the Contemporary until the Contemporary Vacation Club is finished, then I would move into the biggest, highest one, with a balcony overlooking the MK, of course.

And drats, my numbers didn't come up last night.....

skipperkim
05-20-2007, 12:19 PM
Let's see.... I'd have 2 homes there. One is at CR, MK view of course. The other would be at BC with an Epcot view. I'll just rotate between the 2.

disneykid4ever
05-20-2007, 01:25 PM
No question, Villas at Wilderness Lodge (as long as our dogs could come too). We looooooove it there!

solstice621
05-20-2007, 01:46 PM
I've always said we would live on a cruise ship if we won the lottery, but if I had to choose a resort at WDW, I would choose the villas at Wilderness Lodge (with frequent trips on DCL of course).

waltfan1957
05-20-2007, 03:02 PM
OKW. I would be too frustrated by the annoying tourists;)

???

KingdomHearts
05-20-2007, 03:18 PM
I LOVE this question! We know what we would do because we talk about it all the time!!! :rotfl: We would buy ourselves a timeshare, buy a second house in Celebrations, then I would want to stay at every hotel on property to see which one was my favorite. Right now my favorite is the YC, I would want to stay there first. OH I WISH..........pixiedust:

CanadianGuy
05-20-2007, 03:30 PM
We had this discussion over on the Canadian board when there was a lottery here in Canada that the grand prize was a million dollars a year for 25 years, TAX FREE! They called it -- Millionaire for Life.... And back then I did some figuring..

Ok. Let's say I wanted to 'live' at Disney hotels. How much would that cost.

Well.. not as much as I thought at first.

A high season rate for a tower room at Contemporary is 550$ ~ 1000 a night. So a year there would cost about $200,750 ~ $365,000

A high season rate for a basic room at the Grand Floridian is 720$ a night.. So a year there would cost about $262,800.

Of course.. there are more expensive rooms at both places.. these are just ball parks.

A million dollars would buy you 11,363 DVC points at 88$ a point.

It would take around 8400 points for the full year .. EACH YEAR.. in a studio thru 2054 at Saratoga Springs with about 3000 points left over each year for special occasion upgrades. Of course, I'm ignoring the pesky 5000 point ownership limit for the purposes of being 'fun'.

Of course I could cheap out and stay at a Value resort... at 131 a night it's a bargain at $47,815 a year.

Hmm.. The Disney Dining Plan is a bargain too. 39$ a day for a year is only $14,235 ... and I'd never have to buy groceries. Or stand in line at the market.

Ahhh.. to dream.

Of course, you could just buy a house in Orlando and that would be a much smarter investment. But what fun would that be.

J

marc1477
05-20-2007, 04:36 PM
I would have to resort hop every week or so to see them all.

pezheadmeg
05-20-2007, 04:51 PM
I would want my space to be decorated to my tastes. So it would be a multi-million dollar custom built RV with the a car port for the matching golf cart. Which would be permanently parked at Fort Wilderness. Of course it would have it's own washer-dryer, dishwasher, and slide outs which put it at the size of a small house.

LoveMyLAP-BAND
05-20-2007, 05:51 PM
Oh wait- I have kids. Do you think the school bus will stop in front of the Wilderness Lodge??:rotfl2:

mickeymedic
05-20-2007, 06:07 PM
I would take up permanent residence in the new DVC tower at the Contemporary. )Rumor has it that it will be partially occupied by permanent residents.):rolleyes: I would spend at least 1/4 of the year on board a Disney Cruise ship - in the Walt Disney Suite, of course.

Dis-Wiz
05-20-2007, 06:48 PM
No question, I would live in the Grand Floridian most definitely!!!!! Living like a princess all day, every day. :rolleyes: :cloud9:

I would live in the Walt Disney suite, of course, and dine at Victoria & Albert's every night. :cloud9:

MINNIE OF TWO MICE
05-20-2007, 06:53 PM
Hmmmmm. I would stay at the poly or the wilderness lodge. I've only been to the poly but the wilderness lodge's scenic places are very pretty princess:(on the internet!).

Sincerely,Minnies Daughter:tink:

ObsessedwiththeMouse
05-20-2007, 06:57 PM
How fun to hear where everyone would stay....Ah...to dream! ;)

I probably wouldn't "live" at the Poly, per se.....just take a REEAAALLLLY long vacation!

As funny as this sounds, my brother, who is a cast member, looked into "living" at one of the values, to see how cost effective it would be....especially with his cast member rate! In the end, it was actually cheaper to live at his apartment, but not by much!

I love everyone's choices...Keep 'em coming!

bolgers love wdw
05-20-2007, 07:25 PM
My wife and I vote for Wilderness Lodge Club Level... the Yosemite Suite would be great.... we would have a fantastic view, enough room for us and we love the Old Faithful Club and its staff.... I could get used to waking up and going down the hall to the grab some yummy continental breakfast every morning, relax on the 7th floor reading the newspaper and listening to the music in the lobby...... I wonder what the mortgage is for that room.. ;)

HappyDznyCamper
05-20-2007, 08:00 PM
I would want my space to be decorated to my tastes. So it would be a multi-million dollar custom built RV with the a car port for the matching golf cart. Which would be permanently parked at Fort Wilderness. Of course it would have it's own washer-dryer, dishwasher, and slide outs which put it at the size of a small house.

:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2
Maybe with another one parked next door for the cook/maid
:laughing:

princessesrule4
05-20-2007, 08:08 PM
GF RPC and I'll take the Walt Disney Suite if no one else has "moved in" !!;) :thumbsup2

tinabheart
05-20-2007, 08:11 PM
I would move every 14 days and rotate between all mmoderate and deluxe resorts - that would be fun.......


my thoughts exactly - but I want to add all the villas too! Then, after visiting them all once, I would probably narrow it down to one or two. I'm sure that the honeymoon suite at WL would probably be one of them (even though it would just be me) but I would also add my own bus/driver. Actually just a nice car would be good to take me everywhere I wanted to go during the peak seasons. And as other posters mentioned -- taking advantage of the laundry service and free dining...can't imagine anything I would need!

It's fun to dream...now I have clothes to fold!

PamNC
05-20-2007, 08:26 PM
I wouldn't live at a resort, but I'd certainly head down to the Polynesian and stay for a long time. As long as I could stand to be away from my fur-babies.

I don't think I could live there, but if I were mega-wealthy, the CM's would all know me by name because I would certainly go A LOT! Probably ever couple of months.

Speaking of which, and this is off-topic. I met a woman who told me that her sister is so obsessed with Disney that she goes once a month. Usually without her family. She just books a flight and goes on down. EVERY month. And she lives in Jersey.

I couldn't help but wonder if this sister is on the DIS. :thumbsup2 She'd have to be right???

Anyone out there have a sister Patty Kean who lives in Mt. Airy, NC??? If so, I work with her husband John and she told me all about you. You're a person after my own heart.

PamNC

momtobrynncess
05-21-2007, 02:41 PM
Thank God I am not the only one who fantasizes about winning the lottery and literally living at the world!!! I would rent out the presidential suite at CR, and come and go randomly. I think initially we would stay for about a month or two (with dogs of course too :-)), then kind of come and go, knowing we could be there whenever we wanted.......

luna99
05-21-2007, 03:52 PM
Speaking of which, and this is off-topic. I met a woman who told me that her sister is so obsessed with Disney that she goes once a month. Usually without her family. She just books a flight and goes on down. EVERY month. And she lives in Jersey.

Anyone out there have a sister Patty Kean who lives in Mt. Airy, NC??? If so, I work with her husband John and she told me all about you. You're a person after my own heart. PamNC

lmao! that is hilarious and so cool! what an awesome lady.

luna99
05-21-2007, 03:55 PM
If I won the lotto ... I'd stay in cinderellas castle for at least a few days but then I think it'd get kinda lonely up there all alone at night (Unless I could go into the park and play with mickey and donald and everyone!) :thumbsup2 ....

so then I'd probably go and tour all the resorts and stay at each for about a month. That'd take me well over a year to do right? how many resorts are there? there's gotta be more than 12! yeah, one resort a month would be awesome.

and maaaayybe.. if I REALLY won the BIG TIME lotto... I'd just buy a room at my favorite resort if that's even possible.. so when I'm out travelling all over the world, I'd have this resort room I could let my friends and family stay in anytime they wanted to visit WDW. :dance3:

and oh my gosh, I'd eat at world showcase like everyday! mmmmm!

HarbinsMom
05-21-2007, 05:36 PM
For me, it would be the Polynesian. I might spend a few nights at WL, but most of my time would be spent at the Poly. It's just so beautiful there.