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Old 12-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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Would Love Your Opinion

Just found out that my sis is giving my entire family a short trip to WDW for Christmas! (Hooray!) However, my DH & I want to add a day at the beginning of the trip for just us. I'm now struggling over which resort to choose: pay over $500 for one night at the WL, or pay a little under $300 by staying at a Moderate. I need your opinion!

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1.) DH & I have tix to MVMCP for that first night, so staying somewhere near MK would be an advantage.
2.) We've never stayed at WL and would love to give it a try.
3.) Over $500 for one night at a hotel seems pretty insane to me. At the same time, "YOLO" keeps popping into my head.
4.) Staying at CBR or another Moderate means saving $200, which is pretty substantial. We've stayed at CBR many times and love it.

That being said, what would you do? Thanks for the input!
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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Just found out that my sis is giving my entire family a short trip to WDW for Christmas! (Hooray!) However, my DH & I want to add a day at the beginning of the trip for just us. I'm now struggling over which resort to choose: pay over $500 for one night at the WL, or pay a little under $300 by staying at a Moderate. I need your opinion!

Factors:
1.) DH & I have tix to MVMCP for that first night, so staying somewhere near MK would be an advantage.
2.) We've never stayed at WL and would love to give it a try.
3.) Over $500 for one night at a hotel seems pretty insane to me. At the same time, "YOLO" keeps popping into my head.
4.) Staying at CBR or another Moderate means saving $200, which is pretty substantial. We've stayed at CBR many times and love it.

That being said, what would you do? Thanks for the input!
While I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the WL....I can't imagine paying $500/ night for any hotel room...but that's just me.

It would be convenient though....I would actually suggest a value if its just for one night and you're going to be in the parks anyways...I really dislike CBR though.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:07 AM   #3
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While I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the WL....I can't imagine paying $500/ night for any hotel room...but that's just me.

It would be convenient though....I would actually suggest a value if its just for one night and you're going to be in the parks anyways...I really dislike CBR though.
I've always been afraid that the Value resorts would be a serious let-down. Don't get me wrong--I'm not usually a "ritzy"/"resort" kinda gal. But when I'm at Disney, I want the magic. Do the Value resorts feel magical for adults? I've always wondered...
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I've always been afraid that the Value resorts would be a serious let-down. Don't get me wrong--I'm not usually a "ritzy"/"resort" kinda gal. But when I'm at Disney, I want the magic. Do the Value resorts feel magical for adults? I've always wondered...
I honestly do.....I have felt more "at Disney" than I ever did at CBR. Yes, the values offer you a more "in your face" Disney experience...it's kind of like staying at a Disney store...

You definitely won't get "ritzy", but you will get clean and comfortable. You like CBR so you obviously don't mind the double beds.

DH and I stayed exclusively at values before kids (even our Disneymoon was at All Star Sports)...our kids have only stayed at one value, POP and then we've stayed mods/deluxe since that trip...but our value trips were certainly magical.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:26 AM   #5
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I agee with previous post about the values resorts are like staying at a Disney store, but that is why you are there at DISNEY!!! Yes i have stayed a both Pop and Sports and truely Loved them. I consider POP as my favorite. I would also recomend staying at PORFQ, the resort is very nice and a nice stroll with the hubby down the street of the FQ is very romantic. The boat ride to DTD and the walk up to POR is also lovely.

IMPHO, i would pick FORFQ or POP.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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If you were going to spend most of the day and evening at the resort, then I'd say YOLO, go and enjoy it. But you will be spending the entire evening in the park. You'll sleep in the room for a few hours and then check out. I'd rather save a few $$$ and sleep elsewhere.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:09 AM   #7
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if you are going for free, for the rest of your trip, you could splurge, but is it worth it?!
i personally would not pay that much, essentially all you get is a room,granted a nice one but still.

do whatever you feel is right, and have a great time.
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