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Old 03-18-2013, 12:22 PM   #61
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The first time DH and I stayed onsite was at the Contemporary. We really enjoyed staying there but then the next time I went with my Mom we stayed at Port Orleans Riverside and I loved that resort! So beautiful! Then when DH and I decided to go again, we stayed again at POR. I didn't even think about going back to the Contemporary. To me it was just a big hotel with a pool, parking lot and a lot of asphalt. To me, POR is so much nicer, the way the hotel is spread out, the landscaping, the pool areas, the water and river, etc. etc. DD and I are doing a "mother/daughter" WDW trip in September and we're staying at POR. I've thought about trying other resorts like Caribbean Beach, Animal Kingdom Lodge, etc. but really love POR and hate to go elsewhere.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:08 PM   #62
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We usually stay at the Poly when going; just love it. We have stayed at Port Orleans Riverside twice; Contemporary once; Animal Kingdom once. We just keep going back to the Poly. Can't help ourselves.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:35 PM   #63
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We have stayed at Poly twice, WL once and last trip POR. We loved POR but I'd like to be close to MK and try CR. I like the comfort of staying where I know my way around already, but hate to not experience other resorts! I booked CR theme park view for December. It's so much ore expensive too, as much as we liked POR... Not sure what to do!
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:54 PM   #64
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The last two times I stayed a week each. I ended up with a split stay each time. I liked it and wouldn't mind doing it again so that I could stay at POFQ which I love, and then a few nights somewhere else.

Next trip I'm only planning on 4 nights, so I'll go back to POFQ. If I were staying longer I'd consider a split stay again so I could try out the Poly.

(now if BC came out with a great sale I'd go back there but I don't see that happening)

I tend to stick with what I know and like. I"m pretty loyal that way. But I"m also willing to try something new if I need or want too.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #65
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We are booking our fourth year in a row at POFQ. I keep threatening a split stay but we never do it mainly because of the park tickets/DDP issue that makes it a bit of a deal breaker.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #66
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first stayed at POP in 2006 and everytime since have been there I thought of switching to all star sports or animation but went with POP once again
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:21 PM   #67
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We have stayed at the Dolphin six times! We won't stay anywhere else!!!

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:46 AM   #68
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love hearing everyone's favourite resort! I am finding it hard to think about staying anywhere but the poly!
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:26 AM   #69
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Our first stay was at AKL. We loved it and can't believe we can stay anywhere else. It is luxury, new and beautiful. The recent trip was a last minute decision and to justify it, we went for POP. Well, it is different, but we find it to be very nice for the price difference. The food court, shop, and common areas are great. Only real differences are the outside corridors, room being really basic and bus stops being furthest away.

For future trips, I believe we will try other resorts. Our kids really want to stay at the ones at Magic Kingdom. But every time I look at the price, I will look elsewhere. The next ones that we will likely try are POFQ and BW. I also had my eyes on the new building at Grand Floridian, I love new things.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:36 AM   #70
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I don't stick with one resort but there are several I have been to many times

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2003 - CR
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #71
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Our first couple of trips we stayed at Pop and we really enjoyed it. Next trip, we decided to try a mod and stayed at POFQ - loved it! This has been our favorite resort for several trips - smaller & nicely themed. One year when POFQ was booked we stayed at CBR. It was nice but POFQ is still our favorite. I'd like to try Wilderness Lodge at some point - maybe when I plan my retirement celebration - in about 100 years.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:51 AM   #72
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We rotate depending on length of stay and budget....

Longer vacations we will normally stay at POR....

Weekend get away: Contemporary

Quick trips/kids Birthdays: All Star Movies
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:07 AM   #73
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Once we went Epcot area we will never stay anywhere else.
We love BC but if we can not get a decent rate we stay at S/D. WE prefer Swan but Dolphin is fine by us as well

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by ConvenientTruth View Post
We rotate depending on length of stay and budget....

Longer vacations we will normally stay at POR....

Weekend get away: Contemporary

Quick trips/kids Birthdays: All Star Movies
cR has always been my dream resort but it wasnt available for this trip....however after eating at chef mickeys again and checking it out I am torn....I keep telling my DH that I want to stay there for a week but am thinking I would now do a cr/poly split stay.

Do you like CR for kids?
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