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Old 03-15-2013, 04:02 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by willowsnn3 View Post
Our first trip we stayed at CBR and it was okay. Then we stayed at POP a couple times. Then we had 5 people one trip so we tried POFQ and it was nice. Then POP a couple more times then had 5 again so we tried CR and I loved that one, lol. Since then we have done only POP as that seems to be our all time favorite. Short stay at ASMU once but didn't care for it.
HOw did you stay at POFQ and CR with a family of 5. Only way it is possible is if one is under the age of 3. POR is the only moderate that you can put 5 people in a room (all over age 3).
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:05 PM   #32
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Part of the fun for us is staying at different resorts.

I will say that we had a stretch where we stayed at OKW 7 trips in a row - it's our favorite and home resort- but before that we had another 6 trips in 5 different resorts. I do like checking other resorts out; we've stayed at all the moderates at one time or another, and many deluxes; we've done a 1 or 2 nights at Pop, and then this year we did our first 2 ASMu stays; one trip was 1 night before checking into our first time at BCV, and the 2nd trip was 5 nights at ASMu. Being able to check out other resorts just puts in perspective how much we do enjoy OKW, but there are some little things that other resorts have, like more dining options that make other resorts a little better.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:14 PM   #33
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We decided on what resort with the pin code Disney sends us. Have not stayed at a deluxe resort yet but that is OK because I rather have the money to keep returning to WDW We would like to try POR in June 2014!
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:36 PM   #34
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We usually stay at ASMu... we did one split stay in the past with a few days at AKL. I fear that has spoiled us and we'll never find another resort like it. We have decided to make ASMu our home base, but do a split stay at every trip from now on. We are contemplating POR or CBR this time. And who knows, maybe in the future our split stays will be mod/deluxe!
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:37 PM   #35
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We decided on what resort with the pin code Disney sends us. Have not stayed at a deluxe resort yet but that is OK because I rather have the money to keep returning to WDW We would like to try POR in June 2014!
I agree with the pin code or discounts released. That is why we booked poly this time because we got 35% off the room rate. I don't think I could stomach rack rates. For our dates this year it was over 500 per night! As it was we paid what we would spend for a week at bonnet creek for two nights at the poly....it was a hard sell to my DH but he knows I have always wanted to stay onsite so he indulged me!
We are doing a full disney vacation with all the parks next year as we have only done MK and AK, hoping for the stay play and dine deal to be released or another good room only discount again!
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:41 PM   #36
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We stayed onsite for the first time at the poly two weeks ago and I fell in love....am considering booking there again for longer next year but wondering if I should try another resort? Do people stay at the same resort every year or branch out and try different ones?

This year we only did two nights and it wasnt enough! Next year is at least five nights!
We did the first couple of times, then started to branch out and try new places. I'm so glad we did since we found so many places at WDW that we love. In fact, we have so many that we like that we can't choose just one and we tend to do split-stays now whenever we go so that we can stay at 2 favorite resorts.

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Old 03-15-2013, 06:42 PM   #37
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First place we stayed was Wilderness lodge, then AKL, POP, AKL, then we decided to buy DVC. We didn't want to stay at POP again, the place is so crowded, and it was costing a lot OOP for deluxe rooms. After we got DVC, we stayed at BWI, BLT, BC, OKW, AKV, AKL, WLV, and SSR. Can't beat deluxe accomodations for so much less money. Worked out great for us, we're not losing out on anything, plus the studios have kitchettes which is a big plus compared to regular rooms. I think my favorites are AKL and OKW.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #38
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POFQ. I can't wait to get there again. We stayed at POR last Oct. in a royal room and I don't want to go back ever again. As pretty as POR is, as much as I liked the quiet pool next to Oak Manor, I missed POFQ way too much.

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Old 03-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #39
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My goal is to try different ones each time. Honeymoon was POR, last trip was Poly, This one is a few days at POR for the RR and then BWI. My dh hates Disney so I am not sure when we will get to go back. When we do I want to try either CSR or CBR and do another split with either YC or BC

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We have yet to stay at the same resort twice, we want to try them all. The only two resorts that we would absolutely stay at again (from the ones we have stayed at) are POP and WL....but, we must continue on with our quest.
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We have repeated resorts twice now. 2 stays at ASMu and 2 stays at an off site place, Quality Suites.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:01 PM   #42
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We always stay at POP, we have done Contemporary but cant afford to do it every year. We have also done POR, while we like it we also like POP a lot and love the food court so we stay there. I am happy enough just to be in Disney!!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:06 PM   #43
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The GF is our absolute favorite and the place we have stayed the most. However, it is our ambition to stay at every Disney resort eventually.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #44
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Our first trip we were at the Poly and were not impressed by the staff and old dark buildings. So when we went back a couple of years later we stayed at the BC and completely fell in love. We stuck with the BC after that and bought DVC at the BCV.

Because of DVC we do branch out now and then. AKL has become our second favorite resort and we bounce back and forth between BCV & AKL.

We have had chances to try other resorts for last minute trips or when adding on a couple of days and paying cash. It is fun to try new places but we always miss our two favorites. So we would never skip even a few nights at one of our favorites.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:24 PM   #45
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have stayed at every WDW except gf - from 1993 to 1996 stayed just at OKW - then it was called DVC.

now do love BLT - but still like to stay at AKV, BCV, BWV - so pretty happy anywhere - that say first choice is now always BLT.
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