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rvchat
04-28-2011, 04:51 PM
AKL

Saratoga Springs

Old Key West

Thanks, standard room only.


We pretty much love them all, so it's hard to choose! :goodvibes

Pakey
04-28-2011, 04:53 PM
If it's a studio rather than a one bedroom, I would pick OKW. For us, the studios get too small with the sleeper sofa opened for sleeping.

rvchat
04-28-2011, 04:58 PM
If it's a studio rather than a one bedroom, I would pick OKW. For us, the studios get too small with the sleeper sofa opened for sleeping.

Thanks, only able to book studios due to price. BUTTT, we don't care, WE ARE ALWAYS out. :)

Pakey
04-28-2011, 05:04 PM
Have you stayed at any of them?

I have stayed at all 3. AKL is my favorite resort at all of WDW. I love the theming, the restaurants, the pools, etc. So if space is not a concern, this would be my first choice. The only negative, and it's a small one, is the bus ride to/from MK. It's a long way on a SRO bus at the end of the day.

Second would be OKW. I love the rooms here. They are bigger, the balconies are nice here. Landscaping is mature and with the building layouts, I love sitting outside and feeling like it's my own private garden.

SSR would be my last choice. I've stayed here 5 times and there's nothing wrong with the resort, it's just not a favorite of mine. I am excited for the new themed pool to open at the Paddock section late summer though. I think the Turf Club is a pretty decent TS there but the CS choices are pretty limited. For me, the best thing about this resort is the spa on property.

rvchat
04-28-2011, 05:12 PM
If it's a studio rather than a one bedroom, I would pick OKW. For us, the studios get too small with the sleeper sofa opened for sleeping.

Thanks, only able to book studios due to price. BUTTT, we don't care, WE ARE ALWAYS out. :)

MMrules
04-28-2011, 05:15 PM
I would pick AKL :cloud9:

It is a beautiful resort! There is a lot to do around the resort for children such as nighttime stories around the fire, night binoculars for animal watching. There are 2 great pools. They also have arts/crafts activities for the kids and an option for the kids club if you want to go have dinner together. SSR and OKW don't have the kids club options (Not sure if that is important for you).

I absolutely fell in love with AKL when we went in 2007. It is very relaxing, beautiful and I LOVE watching the animals. It is like a vacation within itself:)

mkarizona
04-28-2011, 06:25 PM
I would pick AKL :cloud9:

It is a beautiful resort! There is a lot to do around the resort for children such as nighttime stories around the fire, night binoculars for animal watching. There are 2 great pools. They also have arts/crafts activities for the kids and an option for the kids club if you want to go have dinner together. SSR and OKW don't have the kids club options (Not sure if that is important for you).

I absolutely fell in love with AKL when we went in 2007. It is very relaxing, beautiful and I LOVE watching the animals. It is like a vacation within itself:)

I agree!

MYD714
04-28-2011, 06:28 PM
I would pick AKL :cloud9:

It is a beautiful resort! There is a lot to do around the resort for children such as nighttime stories around the fire, night binoculars for animal watching. There are 2 great pools. They also have arts/crafts activities for the kids and an option for the kids club if you want to go have dinner together. SSR and OKW don't have the kids club options (Not sure if that is important for you).

I absolutely fell in love with AKL when we went in 2007. It is very relaxing, beautiful and I LOVE watching the animals. It is like a vacation within itself:)

I agree too!

AKL is my favorite resort on property. I'm super bummed that we're staying at OKW this summer instead of AKL.

GrumpyBelle
04-28-2011, 07:28 PM
Another vote for AKL....This is one of our favorite resorts, even with a standard view you can still use the public viewing areas to see the animals.

kerri0616
04-28-2011, 10:07 PM
AKL pool view. It's not much more than a std view and you know you won't be looking at a parking lot.

Kerri

crazygoalie39
04-29-2011, 12:29 AM
Another vote for AKL. Love the theming there. Second choice would be OKW because they have 2 beds in their studios.

Kona65
04-29-2011, 07:16 AM
AKL

Saratoga Springs

Old Key West

Thanks, standard room only.


We pretty much love them all, so it's hard to choose! :goodvibes

Saratoga Springs and Old key west have terrible bus service. The resorts are large, and the transportation is spotty at best.

AKL is in a very remote area, once your at the resort, your at the resort.

I would think about WL, or if your budget allows, YC/BC.

wdwlibrarian
04-29-2011, 09:55 AM
I would pick AKL :cloud9:

It is a beautiful resort! There is a lot to do around the resort for children such as nighttime stories around the fire, night binoculars for animal watching. There are 2 great pools. They also have arts/crafts activities for the kids and an option for the kids club if you want to go have dinner together. SSR and OKW don't have the kids club options (Not sure if that is important for you).

I absolutely fell in love with AKL when we went in 2007. It is very relaxing, beautiful and I LOVE watching the animals. It is like a vacation within itself:)

Agreed. We love AKL! The pool area is so wonderful and the restaurants are great. Plus we love that you can see the animals even if you don't pay for a savannah view room.

Tyme4wdw
04-29-2011, 09:57 AM
Another vote for AKL here!

JerseyDevils
04-29-2011, 10:36 AM
AKL. this is my fav resport! Treated ourselves to AKL for our honeymoon.

gabzee
04-29-2011, 11:09 AM
Another vote for AKL. One of our favorites!

catra121
04-29-2011, 12:04 PM
AKL...it's just the coolest!

Danibelle
04-29-2011, 12:08 PM
OKW. I love the layout of the resort. We always drive to the parks, so I like the location also.

rvchat
04-29-2011, 01:12 PM
AKL. this is my fav resport! Treated ourselves to AKL for our honeymoon.


thanks, NO ONE LIKES SARATOGA Springs. :(