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Old 11-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #76
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I have a feeling that I will love WL. My daughter, who was ten years old the first time that we stayed at the BC, has never stayed anywhere else (except for one time at the YC and a short weekend at the Polynesian when I did the Disney half-marathon). Her family will be at the WL with us and she already says that she thinks this will be her new favorite resort. And she hasn't even been there yet.

When I stayed at the Polynesian for a long weekend in 2002 it really fell short when compared to the BC. Sure, the rooms were bigger and the location of our building next to the TTC was great. But the room was not as richly furnished as a BC room. And I hated the long walk in the cold rain (it was January) to get a cup of coffee. The lobby was annoying with its multiple levels and the restaurants seemed loud and cold. I like everything under one roof, which is why I think the WL will be perfect.
That is the main reason I loved the WL so much ~ everything was right there in one building. Which meant you got to pass through the lobby everytime you came and went. Maybe one day we will save enough to stay in one of the CL suites that will accomodate a family of 5. I guess we could do DVC, but that still wouldn't be the same...for me anyway.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:33 PM   #77
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That is the main reason I loved the WL so much ~ everything was right there in one building. Which meant you got to pass through the lobby everytime you came and went. Maybe one day we will save enough to stay in one of the CL suites that will accomodate a family of 5. I guess we could do DVC, but that still wouldn't be the same...for me anyway.
We have never done CL. But we have done a villa - the BCV. The villas are great. They have a full kitchen and a washer/dryer. The extra large whirlpool bathtub in the master bathroom is wonderful after a busy day. And the separate living room is really nice. I would prefer that to CL any day.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:34 PM   #78
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Hey Cali-D!!!!

I remember you were a huge BWI fan there for a long time after we finally got you away from the GF. I agree the CL really is phenomenal, we need to get back over there sometime soon. Funny you mention BLT, we are going to be staying there for the first time too, in January. I'm looking forward to trying it out... I've read a lot of good and bad reports. Since I'm currently in love with the FLE I think walking back and forth from BLT will be perfect for me.

I know you love the GF, we have always had that in common you and I. Saturday when I was walking on the Poly beach I took this pic:



I am really getting excited about the villas! Do you think they'll be able to capture the true theme and luxury of the GF?? I'm picking out my villa right there on the corner facing MK. I'm thinking a nice fireworks view from a double sized 2 br villa balcony would be perfect!!!

Good to see you!!!!!!!!
Such a fantastic picture! I have my fingers crossed that the villas will be a more modern take on luxury with victorian touches, which would lead to a renovation of the resort rooms. I'm very anxious to see them. Hoping they make the perfect addition to the resort. I'm going to try to stay there shortly after opening if all goes right.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:34 PM   #79
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It's nice to find another HAPPY thread!!
Yes it is, I'm so sick of snarky people!
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I Live in the NW and still love WL . It still feels different, and love walking into that lobby!
i think the lobby and grounds are great. It is the room decor that gives me that "feels like back home" vibe. I will say I LOVE the newly remodeled bathroom tiles in the shower. So adorable.

I guess I just want to feel like I am in a "different world" while on vacation. That is one of the reasons I love WDW. They created so many different resort experiences for their guests that we can pick and choose the themes that appeal to us and create a different magical experience on each vacation. They are so smart
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What a great idea for the thread..... I've never stayed at any resort more than once. I loved Poly and BC... Liked POR and CSR. My son and i are trying our first value.. POP when we take a long weekend trip in January.
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Yes it is, I'm so sick of snarky people!
You said it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When you have a nice hostess you usually get a friendly thread... Great idea having a general resort thread
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So, since our upcoming April trip will be the first time staying in one of the Epcot resorts...can someone send me a list of things not to miss or take advantage of while staying there??? We will be there for 10 nights!

We are already looking forward to SAB, checking out Boardwalk, the short walk to Epcot...anything else??
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What a great idea for the thread..... I've never stayed at any resort more than once. I loved Poly and BC... Liked POR and CSR. My son and i are trying our first value.. POP when we take a long weekend trip in January.
Pop is great!!!
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So, since our upcoming April trip will be the first time staying in one of the Epcot resorts...can someone send me a list of things not to miss or take advantage of while staying there??? We will be there for 10 nights!

We are already looking forward to SAB, checking out Boardwalk, the short walk to Epcot...anything else??
So many things!!! Movies on the beach, ice cream at Beaches n Cream, the ESPN club, sushi and karaoke at the Swan, surrey bike rentals, so much more I can't even think of off the top of my head. We love that area!
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Such a fantastic picture! I have my fingers crossed that the villas will be a more modern take on luxury with victorian touches, which would lead to a renovation of the resort rooms. I'm very anxious to see them. Hoping they make the perfect addition to the resort. I'm going to try to stay there shortly after opening if all goes right.
I'm assuming they will add some turrets or something to pull the two resorts together visually. They should incorporate some of the elements they used in the Cinderella castle suite, like the hidden TV!
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So, since our upcoming April trip will be the first time staying in one of the Epcot resorts...can someone send me a list of things not to miss or take advantage of while staying there??? We will be there for 10 nights!

We are already looking forward to SAB, checking out Boardwalk, the short walk to Epcot...anything else??
Kitchen sink at B & C. Watching the Boardwalk entertainers.
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