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Old 10-31-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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I'm wondering if anyone is interested in forming a new thread or sub-board for those of us who don't have a "home" resort?? Over the years I've hopped around to the different resort threads, they are full of some really awesome people, and I've loved getting to know so many of you... but for someone like me who is constantly staying at different resorts I don't feel I've found a place to settle in. As my buddy Alan would say, I'm a one man wolf pack! So what do you guys think???
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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Good Morning DISfamily!

After having a good long UGLY cry about not making it onto the Disney Moms Panel this year I immediately came to the Resort Board to drowned my sorrows. I've been coming here for over 10 years, and consider board #12 my home. I love this place!

I'm wondering if anyone is interested in forming a new thread or sub-board for those of us who don't have a "home" resort?? Over the years I've hopped around to the different resort threads, they are full of some really awesome people, and I've loved getting to know so many of you... but for someone like me who is constantly staying at different resorts I don't feel I've found a place to settle in. As my buddy Alan would say, I'm a one man wolf pack!

So what do you guys think???
I certainly don't have a home resort yet. If I were to pick one today, it would be WL!!! That place is amazing...but we are still in the process of trying them all, so no "home" yet!

There are some fabulous peeps on the resort changers thread. I've been lucky enough to be in with them for a little over a year - they are like family! But always interested in "meeting" more people!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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I certainly don't have a home resort yet. If I were to pick one today, it would be WL!!! That place is amazing...but we are still in the process of trying them all, so no "home" yet!
I'm not alone!!!! I agree the WL is amazing, that's my problem I guess, I think they are all amazing!
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I'm not alone!!!! I agree the WL is amazing, that's my problem I guess, I think they are all amazing!
Well...they are all amazing. :P
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:13 AM   #5
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Well, seeing as you have stayed at most of the resorts....riddle me this....

We are currently booked at Beach Club. Just a garden view.

We had started off this reservation being booked 5 nights YC CL and 5 nights Poly CL.

Though I think the BC/YC area looks beautiful, and we really like the feel when we walk around there...I worry that it's missing some of that Disney "magic" that you get by being at the Poly, and seeing the castle all the time, etc... I know that sounds stupid, but I really loved that about the WL...we had the castle right outside our balcony!!!

Do you think I'll get that magic at BC/YC?? And, I'll say, we've never stayed at Poly, only visited...and if I switch my ressie, it will have to be CL b/c that's the only thing available with Military discount...
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Erika, I think that's a great idea! While BC is my favorite and Poly is a close second, we love so many resorts for different reasons and I love discussing all of them. As you can see from my signature, we've stayed in many resorts and continue to return to many resorts! I think we're now addicted to split stays as a result.

And I just wanted to send you a big hug regarding the Moms Panel. I know the feeling. I applied in 2010 and made it all the way to the final round - the phone interviews. A few days after the final interviews, Laura called to let me know that I was not selected as a panelist. I was really discouraged and a bit exhausted from the stress of the process. But I think you're on the right track! A few days on the resort, restaurant and theme park boards and I was feeling better already. We can still offer all the planning assistance we would have provided on the Moms Panel right here on the boards.

Completely agree on the discounts. I have this feeling about what's reasonable given the season and the resort. So while I was willing to pay the cost of CR CL for the night of MNSSHP earlier this month, I can't bring myself to spend that much for a standard room at GF in March.

Mousemommy, if you go with CR, I have to recommend CR CL with a Bay Lake View! Peaceful water view from the room, MK view from the lounge, and I think CL makes a big difference in the CR experience. But I love the Poly/BC split, so I'd stick with that! Best of both worlds!
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:11 AM   #8
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Erika, I think that's a great idea! While BC is my favorite and Poly is a close second, we love so many resorts for different reasons and I love discussing all of them. As you can see from my signature, we've stayed in many resorts and continue to return to many resorts! I think we're now addicted to split stays as a result.

And I just wanted to send you a big hug regarding the Moms Panel. I know the feeling. I applied in 2010 and made it all the way to the final round - the phone interviews. A few days after the final interviews, Laura called to let me know that I was not selected as a panelist. I was really discouraged and a bit exhausted from the stress of the process. But I think you're on the right track! A few days on the resort, restaurant and theme park boards and I was feeling better already. We can still offer all the planning assistance we would have provided on the Moms Panel right here on the boards.

Completely agree on the discounts. I have this feeling about what's reasonable given the season and the resort. So while I was willing to pay the cost of CR CL for the night of MNSSHP earlier this month, I can't bring myself to spend that much for a standard room at GF in March.

Mousemommy, if you go with CR, I have to recommend CR CL with a Bay Lake View! Peaceful water view from the room, MK view from the lounge, and I think CL makes a big difference in the CR experience. But I love the Poly/BC split, so I'd stick with that! Best of both worlds!
Thank you so much!! I can't even explain to people how devastating it is to not be chosen, heck most of my friends and family if not all of them have never heard of the moms panel. So it's sort of a personal struggle today to pack my suitcase and prepare to leave tomorrow for WDW. I'm still excited, but its bittersweet. Thank goodness for the DISboards or I might go batty!!

I've got some awesome pics from our stay at the CR mk view , I highly recommend it!!! Let me go find the link, I'm still struggling to manage the DIS app on my iPhone.
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I can't make up my mind which I like best!
We recently returned from a BC/BWI split stay and I keep waffling (mmm...waffles)....what was I saying? Oh yeah, I keep waffling on which resort I liked better. I've also highly enjoyed the GF, BLT, S and D, CSR, DL...that's right..I refuse to call it POR , WL, and AKL.

I think what's great is that whatever your'e in the mood for...and whatever your budget will allow, Disney has a "home" for you.

I suppose if I had to rank all my Disney stays right now.....eeek....this may change by the day, but for today...here goes....

1. BWI
2. BC (there's about a .0000000001% difference between this and #1)
3. GF
4. Swan
5. Wilderness Lodge
6. Dolphin
7. DL (ok...POR)
8. BLT
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I can't make up my mind which I like best!
We recently returned from a BC/BWI split stay and I keep waffling (mmm...waffles)....what was I saying? Oh yeah, I keep waffling on which resort I liked better. I've also highly enjoyed the GF, BLT, S and D, CSR, DL...that's right..I refuse to call it POR , WL, and AKL.

I think what's great is that whatever your'e in the mood for...and whatever your budget will allow, Disney has a "home" for you.

I suppose if I had to rank all my Disney stays right now.....eeek....this may change by the day, but for today...here goes....

1. BWI
2. BC (there's about a .0000000001% difference between this and #1)
3. GF
4. Swan
5. Wilderness Lodge
6. Dolphin
7. DL (ok...POR)
8. BLT
9. CSR
No Poly????
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Haven't stayed there...yet.
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