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AKL 57 72.15%
CSR 10 12.66%
Pop 12 15.19%
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #16
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We love AKL. I admit I'm not a Value person, and POR is our fav moderate.
What room category were you going to book at AKL? If its savana view, I'd say the rooms closest to the lobby aren't the best views. I'd request 2nd pod of rooms for savanna views.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:39 PM   #17
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Assuming that you ruled out POFQ because the discount wasn't as high as the discount for POR, I would be curious to know the price difference between POFQ and AKL. I love AKL, but love POFQ equally. Sounds like you love POR, but are concerned about the walking. To me, POFQ is the best of both worlds for you. It is half the size of POR and requesting a room close to food court also gets you close to the only bus stop and the main pool.

AKL may be deluxe, but it is still a very big resort.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #18
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We've been to WDW 3 times as a family. Oddly enough, we've stayed at the three resorts you are deciding between. My choice would be AKL, hands down. That being said, we are going in June and will stay at CSR again, unless we get a good deal on a deluxe. Won't stay at Pop again...I know lots of people absolutely love it, but I found the beds so uncomfortable, walls paper thin, and bus service very slow compared to the other two.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #19
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I have stayed at POFQ and yes I know that you aren't staying there but it was very nice. I would go back there. I would rule out Pop because of 1) It is a value and the others are nicer so I would go to at least a moderate. And 2) I just dont really like the values because, in my opinion, they look tacky. Now, I have stayed at CSR and it was nice. I have not personally stayed at AKL but I have heard from family that it is really nice and cool to get to see all the animals right there. So I would pick either the AKL or CSR. But I have to pick one, so I will pick CSR.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #20
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Thanks to everyone who voted! I am confident that you guys made the right decision! I am now booked at AKL in a standard view room! :-) There was a lot of enthusiasm for AKL so I'm really excited to stay there now. I'll let you know how it goes in a TR soon <3
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