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View Poll Results: Which resort for family of five with 3 teenagers.....
Contemporary......$4186 21 47.73%
Fort Wilderness Cabins...$3401 12 27.27%
AOA Nemo Suite with DDP....$3721 10 22.73%
AOA Nemo Suite with QS...$3181 1 2.27%
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Which resort to stay at with FD?

Please help me, money is all relative, right??

I can't say money is no object because I have three teenagers heading to college in years 2014-2016..so here are the options with the announcement of free dining...so here are my options:

Contemporary Resort: $4186

Fort Wilderness Cabins: $3401

AOA Nemo Family Suite: $3721 (with the $540 additional to upgrade to full service dining...)

AOA Nemo Family Suite: $3181 Only Counter Service

We really enjoy the TS to relax and be with the family, and we'd likely spend more than $540 if we just ate at 3 of our choices instead of 6.

So, which would you vote for....

We've been to CR once, love the theming and comfier beds/proximity to our fave park MK

Have never stayed at the others..

Transportation complaints worry me about the Cabins and will we have the "Disney" feel?
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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Has free dining been offered?? Or are you just saying IF free dining becomes available?
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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I dont think its been offered.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
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As of right now it will likely be offered May 6th for Disney Visa holders and May 9th for others, booking Sept. 2-Sept. 25th...QS at Values, DDP at others
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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I just saw on another board that a poster whose brother is a TA heard FD will be available for booking on May 9th for September 2nd through 25th.

My vote is for the Nemo Suites. I loved AoA and had no complaints about transportation or getting that Disney feel. Plus, the Nemo Suites are closest to the main building/bus stops!
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:31 PM   #6
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Please help me, money is all relative, right??

I can't say money is no object because I have three teenagers heading to college in years 2014-2016..so here are the options with the announcement of free dining...so here are my options:

Contemporary Resort: $4186

Fort Wilderness Cabins: $3401

AOA Nemo Family Suite: $3721 (with the $540 additional to upgrade to full service dining...)

AOA Nemo Family Suite: $3181 Only Counter Service

We really enjoy the TS to relax and be with the family, and we'd likely spend more than $540 if we just ate at 3 of our choices instead of 6.

So, which would you vote for....

We've been to CR once, love the theming and comfier beds/proximity to our fave park MK

Have never stayed at the others..

Transportation complaints worry me about the Cabins and will we have the "Disney" feel?
I voted the CR for a few reasons:

1. In the odd chance that FD does not come out (although I hear that the guy who posted it is VERY reliable) you may still be able to rock the room discount.
2. CR has awesome transportation options
3. CR is only $465 more than AoA if you pay to upgrade to the DDP. I feel like for such a small amount, CR would be an amazing upgrade.
5. What if the worst happens and AoA is once again shut out of FD?
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Are all three teenage boys coming on the trip?...wonder how sleeping arangements would be at AOA...I thought the pull down was smaller and isnt the couch only full size?
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Are all three teenage boys coming on the trip?...wonder how sleeping arangements would be at AOA...I thought the pull down was smaller and isnt the couch only full size?
Sorry, one son teenager and two daughters...so the girls would share a bed and my son would have the murphy bed or the day bed at CR....we have always stayed at Deluxe before because they did not have family suites at Values when we last traveled to the World in 2005....If I could get the pricing for the standard view room I would book CR...just going over 4k hurts my head!
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I just called to see if they would have any standard view rooms at CR which would bring my total below 4k...nope...but I went ahead and switched to CR for fear all the garden view rates would disappear...AAAGH!! That makes the 6th time I have switched our reservations!!! Geez Louise!!

I very well could end up back at the cabins but not many are voting for those...I just don't want to see dishes/kitchen while I'm on vacation..we rarely get time to get away so when we do, I just want to ride Splash Mountain 27 times and lay by the pool....the room is to sleep in and I don't want to waste time on a bus getting somewhere....sigh...but that $$ savings always throws all my 'perfect wishes' out the window! I appreciate all the votes...come May 6th, hopefully you all will have decided for me!
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I just called to see if they would have any standard view rooms at CR which would bring my total below 4k...nope...but I went ahead and switched to CR for fear all the garden view rates would disappear...AAAGH!! That makes the 6th time I have switched our reservations!!! Geez Louise!!

I very well could end up back at the cabins but not many are voting for those...I just don't want to see dishes/kitchen while I'm on vacation..we rarely get time to get away so when we do, I just want to ride Splash Mountain 27 times and lay by the pool....the room is to sleep in and I don't want to waste time on a bus getting somewhere....sigh...but that $$ savings always throws all my 'perfect wishes' out the window! I appreciate all the votes...come May 6th, hopefully you all will have decided for me!
I hear you! We are in the same boat....we are currently booked at CR garden view garden wing for 9/7-9/14 prior to our Disney Fantasy 7 night Western Caribbean Cruise and are trying to keep costs for resorts down. We are torn between keeping CR GW ressie or changing to WL (which is our fav) or to our first Mod Resort like POR....decisions, decisions!!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:25 AM   #11
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I just called to see if they would have any standard view rooms at CR which would bring my total below 4k...nope...but I went ahead and switched to CR for fear all the garden view rates would disappear...AAAGH!! That makes the 6th time I have switched our reservations!!! Geez Louise!!

I very well could end up back at the cabins but not many are voting for those...I just don't want to see dishes/kitchen while I'm on vacation..we rarely get time to get away so when we do, I just want to ride Splash Mountain 27 times and lay by the pool....the room is to sleep in and I don't want to waste time on a bus getting somewhere....sigh...but that $$ savings always throws all my 'perfect wishes' out the window! I appreciate all the votes...come May 6th, hopefully you all will have decided for me!
Your cheapest and probably most comfortable option will be to get 2 connecting rooms at a value resort. We have a large family and do free dining every year and that's what we have done for years. But, we have stayed at most of the other resorts at some point over the years. I did not enjoy the cabins at all. I felt they are way overpriced for what they are and need updating badly. The real deal breaker was only one bathroom. With multiple teenagers, two bathrooms is a must. Two connecting value rooms gives us more room and 2 bathrooms and its a lot cheaper than the cabins.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:50 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone!! Contemporary wins!! I was able to nab a standard view rate with FD...saved us $2000 over what the Garden View with DDP was going to be! Thanks for all your help!
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