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Old 09-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #121
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I agree with the OP. It's fine to discuss your opinions such as I won't stay offsite, I won't stay onsite, I don't like the theme of the GF, I have found the buses to be slow at AKL, whatever. What really bothers me is when people comment on the types of people who stay at those resorts. I hate reading a seemingly innocuous thread and someone will just slip it in, people who stay at the GF are snobs, people at deluxes are cheapskates who don't tip, people who stay at the values are white trash...
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #122
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I hate the implication that people who stay offsite are somehow having an inferior vacation experience. While I usually stay on-site when I visit WDW, sometimes there are situational motivations that make an off-site resort a better choice.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:26 PM   #123
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You're very lucky that you haven't had that issue at a value. We have had that particular blessing. Ugh.

But you are right- it is not just confined to the values, nor is it at ALL of the values. It can happen with any level resort, just not with the frequency found at the values. It's simply a matter of doing your due diligence. If I had properly done my homework, I would have known about the cheer/dance throngs at AS Sports on that fateful spring vacation.....
Agreed! Our CBR experience was shortly after I joined the Dis and I wasn't too active on it, so I hadn't done as much research as I could have, or I would have known about the cheer leading competition....

But now a days, I research maybe a little too much
But I shouldn't be victim to any "surprises".
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #124
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If Pop Warner is there your vacation will be RUINED.
I see that posted all of the time, and I didn't find it to be true. We stayed at the Music resort during Pop Warner a couple of years ago, and had no problems with them at all. No rudeness at the bus stop or food court. No loud noise at all hours of the night.

I see the same thing posted about the Sports resort too. And during our stay there, the only reason I knew there was a girls basketball team there at the same time is because we saw them at the food court. Just walking around like normal people. No running amuck, shoving people around or yelling or carrying on like crazy idiots.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:09 PM   #125
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Its the "Wow, Disney again? You MUST be doing really well" comments.

Drives me crazy. The same people that say this go out to dinner twice a week while we eat home on a budget every night so that we can have our Disney vacation. Ugh.
I totally agree with this! DH and I do without many extras that some family and friends spend money on (eating out, nail salon, cigarettes, starbucks, very expensive pocketbooks, etc.) and complain they can't afford a trip. If they cut back or cut out some of that stuff and put that money in an envelope they would be suprised how quick it adds up. Linda
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:09 PM   #126
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I hate the implication that people who stay offsite are somehow having an inferior vacation experience. While I usually stay on-site when I visit WDW, sometimes there are situational motivations that make an off-site resort a better choice.
Not really a misconception. It's a matter of opinion. I have stayed both off and on, and have had great times doing both. But I truly do fell like I'm missing a little something when we have to stay off property. Again, that's just my opinion
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #127
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Not really a misconception. It's a matter of opinion. I have stayed both off and on, and have had great times doing both. But I truly do fell like I'm missing a little something when we have to stay off property. Again, that's just my opinion
I agree except you get those who say that EVERYONE who stays offsite is missing something. Not necessarily. That person with that opinion might be unhappy if they stay offsite but that isn't necessarily true of everyone.

I personally like both for different reasons.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:54 PM   #128
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I hate when they assume I am;

A Floridian because i stay at GF
A Polynesian because i stay at POLY
An artist because i stay at AA
Well you get the idea ....
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #129
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So glad someone started this! We stay deluxe because that's where the villas are...and the villas have mutliple bathrooms, washer/dryers and kitchens. Also, some (BLT, BCV, BWV) are within a reasonable walking distance to certain parks, so nice for the older and younger set we have with us. (Wait, did I just imply that only old people stay in villas?)
When traveling with the in-laws and small children, it's just better for us to cough up the extra $$ to have these amenities. You can bet that in a couple of years when the kiddies are bigger, I'm going to strong-arm the grandparents into staying at cheaper resorts!

The first poster said something about a dad making the "Must be nice" comment about people getting off the monorail at GF. Um, did he not understand that some people were likely getting off just to eat at 1900 PF? Or might have been stopping by to check out the decor? Or that people staying there might have saved for years/used a discount code? I don't get comments like that.

The following are sort of annoying to me in the parks:

1. Loud comments or stares about whining/tantrumming kids. You have no idea what's going on - move on and worry about your own problems.

2. Assuming that anyone using an electric cart is fat/lazy/doesn't need it. I've seen the nasty comments here and I've heard them in the parks. Doesn't mean there aren't people who don't use them properly, but one can't generalize like that.

3. Assuming that people without obvious handicaps who use a handicap pass are cheating the system (has happened to us with our autistic son - we've had people actually try to cut in front of us in the handicap/accessible line or make rude comments because they just assumed we were in the wrong place!)

4. Assuming that all cast members are there specifically to do your bidding and are personally responsible for every aspect of your happiness. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people talk down to wait staff, front desk personnel, mousekeepers about some issue that has nothing to do with that person's job. (If your dinner is cold, politely ask to exchange it for another, don't berate the waiter!) It drives me nuts. Yes, they are part of the Disney magic, but they still need to be treated with respect and dignity.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #130
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If you think people are judging you for staying, or not staying, at certain Disney Hotels, try this one----

My DH & love the Ft. Wilderness Campground and have stayed there since the 2nd year they opened. A couple years ago we were on the boat back from MK when several families were coming in for the Hoop de do show, a young girl old enough to know better loudly proclaimed that she was not happy that they had to go to a campground just to reach the dinner show Her mother, thinking probably that it would sound better, said, but honey, it's a very nice campground!

My DH & I still laugh about it. Wanted to let her know that some of the MH's there may have cost more than her house, but we realized it was ignorance brought on by what she was taught. We love camping all over (raised our children on camping vacations) and quite honestly prefer our MH over any of the hotels there. We could stay in any of them if we wanted to, but don't want to. It's the mentality of a lot of people that if you camp, you are trashy and can't afford anything else. It's a way of life just like staying in Hotels. Whatever anyone enjoys and can do on vacation is the thing to do. Any and all of the hotels there are nice, they just aren't us.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:56 AM   #131
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I hate the implication that people who stay offsite are somehow having an inferior vacation experience. While I usually stay on-site when I visit WDW, sometimes there are situational motivations that make an off-site resort a better choice.
That would get me too. I just don't like people who act like they know the secret to a good holiday and if you make a different choice you're foolish/stupid/whatever. (I dont like them in other settings either )

I like being on-site. For me it enhances the holiday. If it doesn't for you then don't!! It is your holiday, enjoy it your way.
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