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marybogue 02-08-2013 08:47 AM

A $500 Walk to MK?
 
So, I was pricing the difference between CR and WL, and it is roughly a $500 difference. I am sure the $500 includes other amenities, but is being able to walk to MK worth the $? :confused3

I was on Trip Advisor reading some horrid reviews of the CR. WL has considerably less bad reviews, and even won a trip award. We are booked for the Garden Wing, and I requested a patio room, which I know we may not get. Am I under the correct impression that all WL rooms have a patio(something I really want). This is me reading every review of WL and CR - :coffee:

I am annoying myself with this indecisiveness. Can someone shed any light on this issue or just tell me to snap out of it, you're going to WDW, relax?!!!

carolinamama 02-08-2013 08:58 AM

We've stayed at both. While we love the theming at WL, we prefer CR overall (we're actually staying at BLT this time). The rooms at CR are considerably larger, and we like our space (plus we have a big family). We stayed in the tower, Bay Lake side, and just really enjoyed it. At WL, we did have a small balcony. If you want an actual patio, know some are right on the pool with no privacy. Plus, at CR, you've got the monorail versus all bus/boat service.

While I use TripAdvisor, I tend not to rely on it for Disney or expensive hotels. Non-Disney peeps have different expectations, especially for the price paid.

AleedraS 02-08-2013 09:07 AM

I haven't stayed at WLAN, however we have stayed at CR and it was worth it to us. We have younger kids who love MK and we stayed during peak season. Being able to walk to MK was worth the price of not having the bus aggravation. Also with 5 people in our family we wanted a room that was large and had everything we needed close ( more amenities). As our kids grow older we are looking towards venturing into other resort that may not be on the monorail line, but the convenience with small kids and midday breaks is worth us paying for right now. You just have to look at your family and see what works best for them. Good luck! :)

Mommy2TwoMickeys 02-08-2013 09:12 AM

Honestly, I think that you will be pleased with either choice you make. I have personally stayed at the WL 2x's! The resort is Beautiful :thumbsup2 I have never stayed at the CR, but I have heard great things about it. I have walked through their to Lobby to go to Chef Mickeys and I could see myself staying there. The WL and AKL, I believe, are the least expensive Deluxe resorts. Not quite sure why :confused3 . The one thing I can say is having a monorail is such a selling point for us!!

marybogue 02-08-2013 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by carolinamama (Post 47441642)
We've stayed at both. While we love the theming at WL, we prefer CR overall (we're actually staying at BLT this time). The rooms at CR are considerably larger, and we like our space (plus we have a big family). We stayed in the tower, Bay Lake side, and just really enjoyed it. At WL, we did have a small balcony. If you want an actual patio, know some are right on the pool with no privacy. Plus, at CR, you've got the monorail versus all bus/boat service.

While I use TripAdvisor, I tend not to rely on it for Disney or expensive hotels. Non-Disney peeps have different expectations, especially for the price paid.

Thank you Carolinamama (I'm in N. Carolina!) and AleedraS! Can you take a double stroller on the boat from WL to MK?

marybogue 02-08-2013 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Mommy2TwoMickeys (Post 47441754)
Honestly, I think that you will be pleased with either choice you make. I have personally stayed at the WL 2x's! The resort is Beautiful :thumbsup2 I have never stayed at the CR, but I have heard great things about it. I have walked through their to Lobby to go to Chef Mickeys and I could see myself staying there. The WL and AKL, I believe, are the least expensive Deluxe resorts. Not quite sure why :confused3 . The one thing I can say is having a monorail is such a selling point for us!!

Thank you! My children will be 6 and 5 at the time of the trip, and I keep thinking that maybe the monorail/walkway will be a lifesaver at midday cranky times. But then I look at pictures of the WL - so beautiful! I'm annoying! Isn't there another thread for habitual resort changers? Lord, help me! ::yes::

dansdad 02-08-2013 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by marybogue (Post 47441811)
Isn't there another thread for habitual resort changers?

Yes there is!:thumbsup2

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3019855

princessallegra 02-08-2013 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marybogue
So, I was pricing the difference between CR and WL, and it is roughly a $500 difference. I am sure the $500 includes other amenities, but is being able to walk to MK worth the $? :confused3

I was on Trip Advisor reading some horrid reviews of the CR. WL has considerably less bad reviews, and even won a trip award. We are booked for the Garden Wing, and I requested a patio room, which I know we may not get. Am I under the correct impression that all WL rooms have a patio(something I really want). This is me reading every review of WL and CR - :coffee:

I am annoying myself with this indecisiveness. Can someone shed any light on this issue or just tell me to snap out of it, you're going to WDW, relax?!!!

I would really take TA reports on wdw with a huge grain of salt. We love WL and just wanted to add that the bus to MK is literally 5 minutes. However with a stroller some people don't find the buses convenient. I do think $500 is worth it to be that close to mk and on the monorail. However do you like the theming of the CR? We don't and we love the theming and feel of the WL. also the WL buses are the best we have found on property (with the exception of service to dtd). Good luck with your decision!

marybogue 02-08-2013 09:35 AM

[QUOTE=dansdad;47441828]Yes there is!:thumbsup2

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3019855[/Q

:lmao: Thanks! I think. ;)

macajack 02-08-2013 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by marybogue (Post 47441542)

I am annoying myself with this indecisiveness. Can someone shed any light on this issue or just tell me to snap out of it, you're going to WDW, relax?!!!

I'm traveling with 2 other adults who literally want me to "just take care of it, we know you'll do great". I SO feel your indecisive, "want it to be the perfect choice" pain. Wanted you to know you're not alone, not one bit.

marybogue 02-08-2013 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by macajack (Post 47442215)
I'm traveling with 2 other adults who literally want me to "just take care of it, we know you'll do great". I SO feel your indecisive, "want it to be the perfect choice" pain. Wanted you to know you're not alone, not one bit.

Aw, thanks!! :wave2: Planning a WDW vacation is becoming a full time job! Good luck!

owl0306 02-08-2013 10:13 AM

room size is different. CR is 436 sq ft and WL is 340 sq ft. You can sleep 5 plus a baby under 3 at CR. WL you can sleep 4 plus a baby under 3.

marybogue 02-08-2013 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by owl0306 (Post 47442380)
room size is different. CR is 436 sq ft and WL is 340 sq ft. You can sleep 5 plus a baby under 3 at CR. WL you can sleep 4 plus a baby under 3.

I'm thinking it could be a little tight, especially when bringing in my Bob double stroller. The extra space at CR is a big plus for my mom, who is traveling with us. Thanks!

reddfrogg 02-08-2013 10:33 AM

Theming
 
Some people feel the theming of the CR is not as Disney as other resorts. Personally I love the space and the view!!! WL is nicely themed ( a little more cramped) but I go to the northwoods at home, not in Fla.

Reese D 02-08-2013 10:51 AM

I've stayed at both and much prefer the CR to WL.


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