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Old 11-12-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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We're 3 adults now...where would you stay?

While there's no immediate WDW trip in our plans, it became evident this summer that DS 18 is just too big to share a room with DH and me. Our favorite resort is the GF, but reserving two GF rooms is awfully expensive. Also, we want to widen our Disney horizons and maybe try a different resort. Would you rent a DVC villa with one bedroom or two or would you just reserve two rooms at a less expensive resort than the GF? As you can see from my signature, we've already stayed multiple times at GF, Poly, CSR, AKL and once at WL. In general, we probably wouldn't return to the Poly, CSR, WL or WLV. If you were in our situation, where would you stay? We would be open to going back to AKL and staying at Kidani or Jambo. But, maybe it's time for an Epcot resort? What do you think? Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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If its just 3 of you, I don't see why an 18 yr old can't share a room, he would have his own bed
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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If its just 3 of you, I don't see why an 18 yr old can't share a room, he would have his own bed
Well, it just seemed a bit cramped and crowded last time and I think he would like to have his own space.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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1 bedroom villa at Beach Club or Boardwalk.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:49 PM   #6
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I don't blame you about the sharing. Will not want to share with my kids by the time they are 18. I know you asked about on property but while we enjoy on property and GF is our favorite...we really like the Waldorf and Hilton Bonnet Creek and we frequently receive a discount large discount when reserving two rooms. We ask for the "stay connected rate."

Over Thanksgiving by watching the rates over the summer at Hilton BC we had a standard room rate of $149 with the stay connected rate of 50% off the second room.

While we still do Disney resorts we enjoy switching it around with others.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #7
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One bedroom at Bay Lake Tower. You and your spouse have a king sized bed and wonderful bathroom. Your teen has his own bathroom. The pull out is comfortable.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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I don't blame you about the sharing. Will not want to share with my kids by the time they are 18. I know you asked about on property but while we enjoy on property and GF is our favorite...we really like the Waldorf and Hilton Bonnet Creek and we frequently receive a discount large discount when reserving two rooms. We ask for the "stay connected rate."

Over Thanksgiving by watching the rates over the summer at Hilton BC we had a standard room rate of $149 with the stay connected rate of 50% off the second room.

While we still do Disney resorts we enjoy switching it around with others.
Swan and Dolphin often offers similar "stay connected" rates if you book 2 rooms, as well. Often you can apply a promo/discount offer to the first room and if "stay connected" rate is offered, you can still get that for the second room, as well.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:41 AM   #9
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I'd see if you can rent points for a DVC villa. I'm 26 and still share with my parents. I just make sure to have my own bed/sofa bed. I prefer renting DVC points because we can get a deluxe resort for about the price of a moderate when we stay in a studio. We just got back from SSR and I was surprised at the size of the studio.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:51 AM   #10
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I think it all depends on how much you're willing to spend. You can do 2 rooms at a value or try another one of the DVC resorts. Which park do you tend to visit more often?

Off topic, I see you're from Long Island. I hope you're fairing well after the hurricane.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #11
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I think it all depends on how much you're willing to spend. You can do 2 rooms at a value or try another one of the DVC resorts. Which park do you tend to visit more often?

Off topic, I see you're from Long Island. I hope you're fairing well after the hurricane.
Thanks,everyone. I am thinking BCV or AKL villas. We've never stayed in a villa before and at this point it might be nice to spread out a bit and be able to prepare a snack in our room. We have never stayed at an Epcot resort, so BCV might be nice. I would prefer to spend under$650/night. Is that realistic for a one bedroommvilla?Our favorite parks are MK and Epcot.

The hurricane was unbelievable. Our home remained safe and dry as we are on a pretty big hill. Other parts of our town did flood. But, there were fallen trees and downed power lines everywhere. Schools were closed for a week and many businesses lost 2-3 days. There were tremendous gas station lines. Even now, gas is still being rationed. We were without electricity or heat for 12 days and we are comparatively very lucky. In my mom's neighborhood on the South Shore, there was incredible flooding. Boats broke free and houses and cars flooded. All over you see homes with all the belongings and furniture outside just waiting for the garbageman. You can also see the water lines on houses and some are 5-7 feet high. There is a curfew from dusk to dawn to prevent looting. People line up for free food and clothing because the storm left them with nothing. A lot of electricity has been restored, but for the two weeks prior everyone was crowding into public spaces such as schools or libraries to stay warm and charge their phones. School were open last weekend just so kids could have someplace warm to go. I really hope never to experience anything like this again.
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So DH and DS have helped me narrow it to a one bedroom at BWV or BLT. Any thoughts on which is better? We usually stay in the MK area and like the idea of being on the monorail and able to walk into MK from BLT. We also like being able to see the fireworks and electric water pageant. On the other hand, BWV sounds like it would be fun because of the available evening entertainment. We've never stayed at an Epcot resort before. Is it noisy at BWV? That's a concern for us. DH and DS decided against BCV because SAB doesn't appeal to them because of the sandy bottom. DS wouldn't mind AKV, but since we've stayed AKL twice before, we'd rather try something new. Any additional insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:05 PM   #13
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I love the Boardwalk area. We stayed right over the bakery one trip and never had an issue with noise. We loved walking to Epcot and taking the boat to the Studios. However, you certainly can't go wrong at BLT! Looks very magical! You will love the 1 bedroom villa. We stayed in one over Xmas at SSR due to an upgrade from AOA. I'm going to have a hard time going back to "regular" rooms!
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:55 AM   #14
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Well, if you are wanting separate sleeping areas, but not booking two rooms, then your best options are the suites at the value resorts (ASMu and AoA) or the FW Cabins. The cabins have a double in the living room and a double and twin bunks in the bedroom. The suites would have a queen in the bedroom, and various fold out options depending on the resort. The cabin would give you a full kitchen and the suites would have a kitchenette (both of which could be a bonus in keeping an 18 year old full of food ). The suites would also have two bathrooms, which would come in handy getting ready in the morning.

You could also rent points for a DVC villa, either a one bedroom or a two bedroom.

Or you could just book two rooms at a value or moderate resort. No kitchen facilities, but two bathrooms and plenty of beds to go around. Any time we have booked two rooms at a mod, it's been a king attached to two queens.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:12 AM   #15
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I'd look into a 1 bdrm villa, check David's wdw rentals, it would be cheaper then booking thru wdw. And a lot of people on the boards have used him.
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