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UberClaire
09-17-2012, 05:21 PM
Hi everyone -- I hope I'm posting this in the right place. I'm new here, so please be kind!

My FI and are are getting married in August 2013. We're considering going to Disney World for a six day honeymoon after the wedding. Where would you all recommend staying? I think we've narrowed it down to two moderate and two deluxe resorts.

Deluxe:
Animal Kingdom Lodge -- we love the idea of being able to see animals from our balcony, but we're concerned about how far away it is from everything. Also, it doesn't seem like getting a king bed is likely.

Beach Club/Yacht Club -- I love the location. I think Epcot will be our favorite park, so being able to walk there would be great. I like that Beach Club is closer to Epcot, but I've read that Yacht Club may be quieter. I just don't see anything "special" about the resort itself for us besides its location.

Moderate:
Coronado Springs -- The decor is beautiful, we like the idea of the quiet pools and the hammocks by the water. Also we can get a king bed at this resort. However, the location isn't great and the reviews seem to be the most mixed of any resort we're looking at.

Port Orleans French Quarter -- I've read that the gardens are beautiful and the location is good. I'm not as excited about this resort, but for the price it seems to have the best and most consistent reviews.

We're also wondering if upgrading to a deluxe hotel is worth it as we'll be spending significant time in the parks and out of the room. Another thing we've considered is doing three nights in one resort and three nights in another, but it might be too much of a hassle for how short a time we'll be there.

Sorry for the tl;dr post! I know a lot of these questions probably have very subjective answers, but we'd be greatful for any advice or suggestions you could provide!

mackiemom3
09-17-2012, 05:50 PM
Location Location Location! My husband and I love this location for skipping the transportation issues that come with from stalled monorails, and long rides on delayed packed full boats and especially buses! Only a short stroll from Epcot the favorite park of most adults..ie food and drinking around the world! We stay here during the food and wine fest!

FiggieFan
09-17-2012, 06:06 PM
We prefer POFQ but it is a bit of a ride to/from some of the parks. You might want to try the beach/yacht club. Someone I work with stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge and they enjoyed it with their kids for the first few nights, but keep in mind you hear the wild animals at night and that the animals (and animal smell) are right outside your balcony, so it might not be the best honeymoon place. At POFQ, you can take a nice stroll down the river to POR and it is small and very nice - haven't had a problem with noise. The boat to POFQ to downtown is nice if you want to take in the Cirque show.

spiceycat
09-17-2012, 07:33 PM
would stay at POFQ for 2 or 3 days then BC for 3 or 4 days.

would go for a standard view in both. especially since you are not there to enjoy the hotel - really think you might change your mind once you are in the BC.

just be sure to do the moderate hotel first then deluxe.

now this does not work if you doing the dinning plan. the dinning plan requires you to buy tickets at both hotels - so not worth it - just pick one.

Princess on the Run
09-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Changing hotels part-way in seems like a lot of fuss to me and I always wonder why people would purposely set it up to do that.

We stayed a Kidani (at AK) this past Feb and are staying at BCV this coming Feb. I absolutely loved Kidani and since you won't have 3 small children with you, you won't need the 2 bedroom and kitchen we needed and AKL would be awesome. We didn't notice the animal sounds/smells at all but maybe a savannah view might have that (we had standard view).

But BC is amazing and for a honeymoon, I might go that route. Sand, sun, gorgeous pools and so close to all kinds of attractions.

UberClaire
09-18-2012, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the advice everyone.

I'm just trying to justify the cost of a deluxe resort. We keep saying -- "we can go to an all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic and have a villa with our own private pool on the beach for only $2500!" but something about the Disneymoon keeps drawing us back in.

I love that we'd be able to walk to Epcot at YC or BC, but the price is essentially double from CSR.