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Old 03-06-2013, 11:42 AM   #16
Wish I was at the Lodge
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WL is my ultimate favorite, the feeling of being out in nature and in a log cabin is perfect. The CM there are extremely friendly, and the main lobby is the best hotel entrance anywhere
Fort Wilderness countless times (1990-now)
Allstar resorts- couple times

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Wilderness lodge- (Feb 4,5,6 2010)(Feb 4,5,6 2011)
Caribbean Beach - (Mar 2010)
Saratoga Springs- (July 2010)
Coronado- (Aug2010)
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #17
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Using only the resorts Ive stayed in -
1) Poly - although its been a few years its still my favorite. The theme and location cannot be beat
2) SSR - stayed here and fell in love with it. It's so peaceful and relaxing and the location to DTD is wonderful
3) AKL - a vacation in a vacation
4) OKW - Relaxing and you feel like you've really escaped the crowded parks. great pool and wonderful sized rooms
5) GF - Fabulous location although felt crowded with the heavy visitor traffic
6) WL - nice resort but just not my personal favorite rooms. Boat to MK was nice
Places checked off the hotel list : Poly, Poly CL, SSR, BC, DI, AKL, OKW, GF, WL, CBR, POR, POP
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #18
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Fantasy wise it would be BC, due to the pool. Reality I would really like to stay in the cars area of AoA.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #19
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I would love to stay at the Poly, but it's way way way out of my budget. I usually stay at values, but was able to swing a moderate this time around and I am staying at POR. I love the themeing there and can't wait!!
WDW - ASMu Sept 09/ Pop Sept 11/ AoA Sept 12/ POR RR May 13/ POFQ Nov 13/ BC May 14

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:38 AM   #20
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The Polynesian. It's always been my dream resort and after one night there this past week (the last night of our trip after being at CBR) it confirmed that I love it the most. I've worked at, walked around, and stayed at most of the Disney resorts by now- and nothing gives me that same magical feeling like Polynesian. The location, the hawaiian theming, the "vintage" feel of the resort, the pool, the lobby... I just love it all. Hope to do more than one night in the future!

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:51 AM   #21
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If I was rich Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge are the two I'd try first. Then Yacht Club!
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #22
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I love CR, even though WL and Poly are way prettier. CR has larger rooms than WL, and I like everything in 1 building as opposed to Poly (we stay in the tower).

But my real favorite is BLT! Love that 1 bedroom.
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15 Trips to WDW since 1981 - Bay Lake Tower (2013), Port Orleans Riverside (2013), Contemporary (2009), Polynesian (2008), Wilderness Lodge (1995 and 2006), Caribbean Beach (1995 and other prior dates), Beach Club (1996), Disney Inn (1986), Disney Villas And now a Disneyland trip as well! Grand Californian (2010)
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:54 AM   #23
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Poly. That was my favorite resort stay ever. Normally can't afford it and just got lucky for that one stay. Would love to do it again.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:00 AM   #24
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Polynesian is my pick!

Our first time staying on Disney property we stayed at CBR in a pirate room. We loved the theming and the pool but our room was too far from everything. Not a fan of the long walk after walking all day in the parks.

Our second trip we stayed a long weekend and had a discount so we were able to swing a stay at the Poly. It was amazing. I loved everything about it. If I could afford it, I would stay there for a week.

Our upcoming trip in November we will be staying at POR in a Royal Guest Room. We are super excited to try this resort. Everyone seems to love it.

I love vacations at Disney because of their attention to detail. Every step you take on Disney property is covered in magic. You can't beat the experience.

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:01 AM   #25
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Animal Kingdom

I love Animal Kindom because if your kids like animals they are entertained 24x7. The feel of the place is also very relaxing and peaceful which is nice after a hetic but fun filled days at the parks.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #26
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If money was no issue, it'd be the Poly for sure. The tropical atmosphere, great restaurants, beautiful grounds & proximity to the MK are just a few reasons.

Taking money into consideration, Pop Century for sure. Stayed there 2x so far and wouldn't hesitate to do it again. Clean, fun atmosphere, great CMs, tasty food court, fun pools and it's own dedicated bus are just a few reasons.
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My Trips: 4 times as a child, offsite
Trips Together with Chris: 4/09- AS Movies~~11-12/09- AKV Kidani~~7/10- Pop~~6/11- OKW~~1-2/12- Pop~~ 10-11/12- DISNEYMOON! @ SSR (BECAME DVC MEMBERS!)~~
7-8/13- BWV~~3/14- OKW~~ 8/14- AS Music, VGF & Pop~~ 10/14- SSR (2nd anniversary!)~~11/14- ?? (Chris' 30th birthday)

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:31 AM   #27
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Cabins at the Fort. The Fort. The Fort. The Fort!!

So many reasons. Its just so different from everything else and has so many unique offerings! Love it!
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