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Old 03-07-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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I get it now.....onsite it is! I am hooked

We just got back from two nights at the poly as an add on for another trip and I am hooked!!!!! I want to go again next winter and do a full week onsite and nothing but disney! Didnt think I would love it as much as I did. Convenience was great, theming was great, food, I could go on!!
Thanks to everyone here for your tips, advice etc!!!

We had some pixie dust too....etwb shut down and our girls wanted to see it so we sat and waited for the fireworks nearby....a great CM came over and took us to a special spot to watch wishes and then escorted us first to line up for etwb!!! it was amazing!!

Beast at be our guest picked our middle daughter to dance with too which was adorable!!!!!

now for 2014 planning! DH said 18 months and then this morning agreed to next winter again!! yahoo....thinking CR/AKL split?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #2
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Awesome! We really enjoy going specificially to "Disney" and not "Florida" or "Orlando". We love the immersion of it and pixie dust makes it even more special. It sure is addicting though...
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Staying onsite definitely provides a totally different experience (in our opinion). I am so glad you had a wonderful and magical time.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #4
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So glad you had a great trip! I do love AKL - so unique - happens to be one of my favorite resorts right now but I love them all - LOL. Have a fun time planning!
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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You could always go Mod (CSR or POR will not disappoint) and stay for 10 or 11 days for the same price !
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:35 PM   #6
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Yeah! Another convert

Once you go onsite it's hard to go back! Glad you enjoyed.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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We will have five in our room and I really enjoyed the monorail as we are at MK from opening to close!! We have never done epcot or hollywood studios yet so looking forward to those parks!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:17 PM   #8
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Most people just don't get it until they do it. Most of us here have seen the light and will never go back to offsite. Welcome to the light.
You mean there are other places to vacation besides Walt Disney World?
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:20 AM   #9
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I have always wanted to stay onsite and it was everything I wanted it to be and more. Something magical about seeing the castle at the poly!

My DH who says we aren't going every year is coming around too which is awesome! I stay home with my girls and we need to save for these trips, if I was working I would love to go twice a year!

Having said that we love onsite now, I truthfully think we loved the poly for the conveniences of it and think with three kids 5 and under we will be monorail resort people/ deluxe resort people for a while. It was so easy using the monorail and if I had to pack my kids up to get them on a bus after the parks I don't see the advantage of onsite and would probably stay at bonnet creek. When they are older though I want to try POR.

I am officially hooked! Now only if I could win the lottery! Lol
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:02 PM   #10
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We stayed on-site, had a deal we couldn't pass staying off-site and have never done that again. No matter what the cost savings by staying off-site.

Why we love staying at Disney resorts:

Theming, the Cast Members, the beautiful gardens and fountains, resort restaurants and shopping, walking around the resorts and hearing the birds and no traffic noises outside your room, only the sound of the resorts carts, no road construction to drive around getting to WDW, no rush hour traffic congestion getting to WDW, love WDW transportation (no parking hassles), packages delivered to your room, the ease of getting back to the resort mid-afternnon rest, relaxation, swim, than getting back to the parks again and more.
Disneyland 1975, Off site/Big Red Boat 1987, Port Orleans/Wonder 1999, Off site 2000, Poly/Wonder 2004, CBR/Eastern Magic 2007, WL 2009, GF/Wonder Panama Canal 2011, POR 2012, AKL/Dream 2013, All Star Music/Fantasy Eastern 2014, Numerous ports of call to other countries
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:15 AM   #11
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I agree with all the reasons you listed. it was so easy staying onsite and being immersed in the magic was great. I loved the poly because it was disney but not in your face disney.

I wish i could go back for Christmas!!
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