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uagirl
10-08-2008, 11:04 AM
My DH and I are heading back to Disney World in January. It is just the two of us. We are checking into the WL on Jan 18, but will be arriving the afternoon of the 17. We need somewhere to stay for that night. I would like to stay somewhere in the park, since this is only DH's second trip. I have stayed at the Poly, GF, and WL. Any suggestions?

matt&jakesmom
10-08-2008, 11:07 AM
AKL-We stayed back in 06 and loved it. Nothing like waking up and looking out the window and seeing animals.

Enchanted
10-08-2008, 11:08 AM
Well, I was going to say GF because I've never been there and I'm dying to try it out, but since you've already stayed there, I'll go with my second choice (assuming money is no object, of course....):

MK Tower View at the Contemporary. :love:

robinbutterfly
10-08-2008, 11:08 AM
Gf

letstalkboutdisney
10-08-2008, 11:13 AM
I would love to stay at the beach club!

MickeyNicki
10-08-2008, 11:17 AM
If it were me I would stay at a value or mod for one night and then change over to the WL

ROEDISNEY
10-08-2008, 11:17 AM
No ? The GF. OMG! Love trhis place :banana:

ransom
10-08-2008, 11:20 AM
Contemporary, MK view.

Misty89
10-08-2008, 11:23 AM
CR

and becasue i am a dork :surfweb: :confused:

it would be a suite in the wing.
( i do not need a MK view, i know i am very close to it:cloud9: )

IMGONNABE40!
10-08-2008, 12:36 PM
I would love to try the Contemporary--assuming the construction would not be in my way.

RustManFan
10-08-2008, 01:27 PM
I would like to try the Yacht and Beach Club and would suggest that. Been looking at many photos and it looks amazing!

HelenParr
10-08-2008, 01:35 PM
Agree with PP on AKL for one night. Such great theming. Not only is it awesome to wake up and see the animals (which you can do from hallway windows, you don't even need Savannah view for one night), also great dining choices, and the excellent fireplace seating area.

YC/BC would also be good for change of theming and pace from WL.

KatMark
10-08-2008, 01:43 PM
If you want to be in the park I would suggest the Poly or the Contemporary (we don't care for the GF at all). Truthfully, for one night I'd just stay at a value or a mod for the expense of it.

disneyfan55
10-08-2008, 02:04 PM
If it were me I would stay at a value or mod for one night and then change over to the WL

I personnaly would stay at a value. All the other suggestions are great but remember they come at a high price. To me if I had to wait until around 4 or so to check in and check out by 11, I would stay in the most inexpensive place I could. Why waste the money on a deluxe or even moderate for that matter only to stay basically a few hours? You can always visit the other deluxe hotels and get almost the same effect as staying for just 1 night. Just my thoughts.

By the way, WL is my favorite!! Lucky you!!!

wdwmaw
10-08-2008, 02:40 PM
If I were to ever get to go to the world alone with my DH and had the money :)

AKL Concierge level and would treat him to the sunrise safari on Sunday morning. If the money is a problem then I still would go to AKL (great hot tubs, they can be very private).

LVSWL
10-08-2008, 02:57 PM
Contemporary, MK view.

Oh Yeah! I agree with this!

Rhode Island Quahog
10-08-2008, 03:01 PM
Contemporary MK view.

MelanieC
10-08-2008, 03:42 PM
I'd love to stay at AKL, but for convenience I'd probably pick a monorail resort. I think Poly would be fun to stay at. I've stayed at CR and it was nice -but nothing fancy.

TJA
10-08-2008, 05:13 PM
Are you looking to stay at a resort that would really impress your husband, or are you just looking for a place to sleep the first night? The answer has a big effect on my opinion. Let's say you really want to stay in a cool place to impress your husband: I'd choose YC, BWI, or CR tower MK view. I'm leaning towards BWI or YC because you will be moving to WL which is a resort near MK, so I thought it would be cool to stay in an Epcot resort (BWI or YC) for the first night to check out that area. We LOVE the Epcot resort area. You can stroll on the boardwalk for entertainment, restaurants, shopping, Espn Club....you can walk right to the Epcot countires for a nice dinner.....you can walk or boat to HS. It's amazing!

Of course, if you'd rather be in the MK area for the first night, then I chose CR tower MK view because that view will totally impress your husband, I think. You can watch Wishes right from your balcony.

If you are simply looking for a place to sleep the first night before you move to WL, then I'd probably look at POR. It's a moderate-level resort and has a very romantic setting. Its sister resort, POFQ is nice as well (and smaller).

grannyminnie
10-08-2008, 05:25 PM
The Walter E. Disney suite at the GF!!!

Alicnwondrln
10-08-2008, 05:33 PM
the grand floridian of course:)

Amyg
10-08-2008, 09:21 PM
I would stay at AKL! I love the ambiance and being able to look out the balcony and see the animals! The restaurants are great as well.

Ladyhawke10
10-08-2008, 11:39 PM
The best rooms at WDW (IMHO) are the MK castle view and/ or lagoon view at the Grand Floridian. This resort never ceases to keep me in awe of its beauty/ peacefullness/ magic/luxurious/ decadent happy atmosphere :lovestruc

terbethk
10-09-2008, 01:34 AM
I'd looove to stay at AKL or GF

kaffinito
10-09-2008, 06:09 AM
I think it depends on your DH's tastes and how much he like WDW. If you are trying to 'wow" him, and he already likes WDW I would go for Poly, CR, or AKL.

If he isn't too thrilled about going, I would probably stay at one of the values or one of the moderates so he would like WL more. If it were my husband, I wouldn't want him to make comparisons for the rest of the trip in case he loves the place you stay in the first night. For example, for my husbands first stay we are staying at AKL for the subtle "wow" factor.

Have fun choosing! :goodvibes

Yen Sid
10-09-2008, 07:32 AM
If I were to ever get to go to the world alone with my DH and had the money :)

AKL Concierge level and would treat him to the sunrise safari on Sunday morning. If the money is a problem then I still would go to AKL (great hot tubs, they can be very private).

I would have to agree with you, stayed at AKL Concierge Level with wife and none of the kids and absolutely loved it; would stay there again in a heartbeat but would rather wait till construction is done so it does not take away from the morning views out on the balconey.:smickey:

LoriZH
10-09-2008, 07:34 AM
If it were me I would stay at a value or mod for one night and then change over to the WL

This is what I would do and have done only we stayed at CSR & CRT after.

aladams2
10-09-2008, 03:04 PM
Does Cinderella's Castle count? That is definately where I would want to stay for just 1 night!!;)