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Old 11-09-2012, 06:55 AM   #91
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Kitchen sink at B & C. Watching the Boardwalk entertainers.
My kids love the boardwalk entertainment! It's especially nice when the parks all close by 9:00 pm and you need stuff to do before bedtime.

I'm trying to decide where to stay in January after BLT. Part of me says it would be easy to do the CR... we can just walk over there with our luggage and easily switch rooms. Another part of me says go for something completely different, like the Epcot area or Kidani, so it seems more like a new resorts. Currently we are doing BLT for 3 nights, leading up to the marathon, so the additional 2 or 3 nights would be after the race. BWI might be a good choice, normally we do YC/BC for SAB but since it's winter time that really isn't a factor. Hmmmmm.... not sure what to do.
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My kids love the boardwalk entertainment! It's especially nice when the parks all close by 9:00 pm and you need stuff to do before bedtime.

I'm trying to decide where to stay in January after BLT. Part of me says it would be easy to do the CR... we can just walk over there with our luggage and easily switch rooms. Another part of me says go for something completely different, like the Epcot area or Kidani, so it seems more like a new resorts. Currently we are doing BLT for 3 nights, leading up to the marathon, so the additional 2 or 3 nights would be after the race. BWI might be a good choice, normally we do YC/BC for SAB but since it's winter time that really isn't a factor. Hmmmmm.... not sure what to do.
The Wilderness Lodge would be nice if you don't feel like doing a lot of walking after the marathon. BWI would probably be my choice after staying in the MK area.
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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!
I like that idea!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #94
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My kids love the boardwalk entertainment! It's especially nice when the parks all close by 9:00 pm and you need stuff to do before bedtime.

I'm trying to decide where to stay in January after BLT. Part of me says it would be easy to do the CR... we can just walk over there with our luggage and easily switch rooms. Another part of me says go for something completely different, like the Epcot area or Kidani, so it seems more like a new resorts. Currently we are doing BLT for 3 nights, leading up to the marathon, so the additional 2 or 3 nights would be after the race. BWI might be a good choice, normally we do YC/BC for SAB but since it's winter time that really isn't a factor. Hmmmmm.... not sure what to do.
I know the winter time makes BC/YC a hard choice, that was one of my issues for Feb. Are you set on a split stay? Why not BLT for the entire time? I tried to convinve myself to do YC in Feb, but CR just makes more sense for my family (I think ).
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:16 AM   #95
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I know the winter time makes BC/YC a hard choice, that was one of my issues for Feb. Are you set on a split stay? Why not BLT for the entire time? I tried to convinve myself to do YC in Feb, but CR just makes more sense for my family (I think ).
We rented points for just the 3 nights at BLT and that was all he could get us there. So we definitely have to move to another resort. I'm thinking either CR, BWI, or AKL would be good choices but I'm really not sure. All the holiday stuff will be over, the decorations will be down, and I'm guessing the weather will be chilly. So swimming isn't a factor. I wish they'd release the AP rates for January.
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I can't make up my mind which I like best!
We recently returned from a BC/BWI split stay and I keep waffling (mmm...waffles)....what was I saying? Oh yeah, I keep waffling on which resort I liked better. I've also highly enjoyed the GF, BLT, S and D, CSR, DL...that's right..I refuse to call it POR , WL, and AKL.

I think what's great is that whatever your'e in the mood for...and whatever your budget will allow, Disney has a "home" for you.

I suppose if I had to rank all my Disney stays right now.....eeek....this may change by the day, but for today...here goes....

1. BWI
2. BC (there's about a .0000000001% difference between this and #1)
3. GF
4. Swan
5. Wilderness Lodge
6. Dolphin
7. DL (ok...POR)
8. BLT
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:33 AM   #97
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I really want to try BLT...but I love club level..and I love gf...and wl...to say I have no idea where to start...we have two wl cl rooms on August..but a 2br blt would be cheaper and a w/d...with five kids...unfortunately I don't always book sensibly..
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I can't make up my mind which I like best!
We recently returned from a BC/BWI split stay and I keep waffling (mmm...waffles)....what was I saying? Oh yeah, I keep waffling on which resort I liked better. I've also highly enjoyed the GF, BLT, S and D, CSR, DL...that's right..I refuse to call it POR , WL, and AKL.

I think what's great is that whatever your'e in the mood for...and whatever your budget will allow, Disney has a "home" for you.

I suppose if I had to rank all my Disney stays right now.....eeek....this may change by the day, but for today...here goes....

1. BWI
2. BC (there's about a .0000000001% difference between this and #1)
3. GF
4. Swan
5. Wilderness Lodge
6. Dolphin
7. DL (ok...POR)
8. BLT
9. CSR
No Poly????
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I really want to try BLT...but I love club level..and I love gf...and wl...to say I have no idea where to start...we have two wl cl rooms on August..but a 2br blt would be cheaper and a w/d...with five kids...unfortunately I don't always book sensibly..
I admit I'm a bit leery of BLT after reading so many people don't like it. But I'm going with an open mind. I expect to walk to the CR for pretty much anything we might need, and I'm OK with that. We plan to walk to MK and monorail to Epcot most of the days we are there, so that will be convenient. I agree with you, we are CL people and love it, but I'll try anything once.
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I admit I'm a bit leery of BLT after reading so many people don't like it. But I'm going with an open mind. I expect to walk to the CR for pretty much anything we might need, and I'm OK with that. We plan to walk to MK and monorail to Epcot most of the days we are there, so that will be convenient. I agree with you, we are CL people and love it, but I'll try anything once.
I was leery too, but we fell in love!!! We didn't notice anything other than very little wear/tear and everything else was awesome. We requested a high floor, even numbers and we were NOT disappointed. We had half lake/half MK view and we loved it.

Can't wait to go back...we've been DVC members for a while and have stayed at about 70% of all the resorts, and this by far was our favorite!

Do be prepared to walk though ;-)
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I was leery too, but we fell in love!!! We didn't notice anything other than very little wear/tear and everything else was awesome. We requested a high floor, even numbers and we were NOT disappointed. We had half lake/half MK view and we loved it.

Can't wait to go back...we've been DVC members for a while and have stayed at about 70% of all the resorts, and this by far was our favorite!

Do be prepared to walk though ;-)
Unfortunately for our group (marathon trip) only one villa is lake view, the others are all standard view (including ours) so I'm not expecting any kind of view whatsoever. Mainly I just hope I'm not looking at a big pile of garbage in a dumpster. LOL
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just read through the whole thread and I LOVE IT! We have been going to WDW every year since 97 ( I went 2x before that too) and we don't have an actual home resort either. We have stayed at Dixie Landings , POFQ, ASMU, ASMO, POP, AKL, CR, and will be staying at AOA this coming April. I have followed many of your trip reports...we also have 2 boys! Glad to find this thread
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just read through the whole thread and I LOVE IT! We have been going to WDW every year since 97 ( I went 2x before that too) and we don't have an actual home resort either. We have stayed at Dixie Landings , POFQ, ASMU, ASMO, POP, AKL, CR, and will be staying at AOA this coming April. I have followed many of your trip reports...we also have 2 boys! Glad to find this thread
Yay!!!! WELCOME!!!! Which part of AoA are you doing in April? I bet you are excited!!!
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And you can add me to the list of Dixie Landing folks!

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