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Old 04-02-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Do you ever venture from your "home" resort?

Port Orleans French Quarter feels like home to us, but I'm considering staying at Port Orleans Riverside (again) or Coronado Springs (for the first time) for our next trip -- both for a different experience and to save some money.

If you have a resort that feels like home and stayed at another resort, how did you feel? Were you glad to try something new, or were you wishing you were "home?"
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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I consider WDW my home so no matter which resort I'm at I'm happy! The only time I didn't feel that way was at SSR.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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Port Orleans French Quarter feels like home to us, but I'm considering staying at Port Orleans Riverside (again) or Coronado Springs (for the first time) for our next trip -- both for a different experience and to save some money.

If you have a resort that feels like home and stayed at another resort, how did you feel? Were you glad to try something new, or were you wishing you were "home?"
I am going to WDW in two weeks with my sister and her daughter... we are staying at the WL, however, I have always stayed at the Poly... slightly nervous...weird, huh?
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
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I am going to WDW in two weeks with my sister and her daughter... we are staying at the WL, however, I have always stayed at the Poly... slightly nervous...weird, huh?
Don't be nervous WL is very nice! Main difference is the smaller room size. I'm sure you'll have a great trip!
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:51 AM   #5
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How Funny... our home resort is CBR, and we are considering Port Orleans French Quarter, or Riverside... But I dont know if I would love it the same
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:01 AM   #6
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How Funny... our home resort is CBR, and we are considering Port Orleans French Quarter, or Riverside... But I dont know if I would love it the same
We loved CBR but POFQ was nice enough. I liked the smaller size of the resort. The pools do not compare though. My 7 year old was okay with the pool at FQ but it is seriously so small and the hot tub was barely bigger than a bathtub. So if you are pool people I would go with Riverside.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #7
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If you have a resort that feels like home and stayed at another resort, how did you feel? Were you glad to try something new, or were you wishing you were "home?"
We called the Beach Club our home for about 21 years. We decided to try the WL on our trip this last February because of the lower cost and we always wanted to stay at that beautiful resort. It turned out that we really liked WL, a lot, but we also missed being at the Beach Club. The best part of the Beach Club for us was being able to walk into Epcot every day. We rarely had to take a bus while we were there. The hardest part for us when we stayed at the WL was having to take buses. And we really missed not being able to pop into Epcot.

But we are going back to the WL in December, for one more visit. There were a lot of things we liked better at the WL, like a real counter service and a more relaxing atmosphere. And the place is gorgeous. But then we will be back at the BC for the Flower and Garden Show in the spring. That is the way we plan to cope with our new love of two resorts.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:26 AM   #8
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I consider AKL my "home" resort, but we have stayed a bunch of places, including GF and BWI. We are looking forward to trying WL this summer.

We would stay at GF again, but we probably wouldn't stay at another EPCOT resort. EPCOT is my favorite park, but the resort area was not for us.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:32 AM   #9
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Over the years we have stayed at just about all the WDW resorts, except for the value resorts. We're DVC members so our stays these days are mostly at DVC resorts. As you can tell from my screen name, OKW is our favorite but we do enjoy staying at the others as well, just for a change.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:48 AM   #10
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Gosh, I guess you could technically say my "home" resort is AKV-Kidani, but as you can see from my signature, I've hopped around a lot at the DVC resorts. I'm so glad I have! AKV used to be my favorite, but as of last October, VWL is my favorite! Checking out the other resorts has never been a bad experience, but it is hard to top what you've already settled into, still it can happen.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:06 PM   #11
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Thanks for the feedback, everyone!

It looks like for the most part, you can't go wrong with a Disney resort.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #12
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We were going to venture from what we consider our home resort, the Polynesian, and stay at Bay Lay Tower this August. Summer discounts were just released and ended 8/14. We were planning on checking into BLT 8/15 for 10 nights. The Summer deal is too good to pass up. Checked availability at BLT for dates before 8/14. BLT all booked up. Guess what, going back to Poly and saving money. It must have been meant to be. Need to change the ticker!
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #13
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I consider YC my Disney home, but I have stayed at several other WDW resorts since I fell in love. There was only one time that I was really missing YC, and that's because I REALLY hated ASMu. We've also stayed at WL, CSR, POFQ, and Pop since YC and have enjoyed them all. This year we are trying BWI and BC. Since so much of why I love YC is SAB, I feel like that's a pretty safe departure from YC. No matter how much we enjoy BWI and BC, I'm already planning YC next year for my 50th birthday.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:27 PM   #14
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If you have a resort that feels like home and stayed at another resort, how did you feel? Were you glad to try something new, or were you wishing you were "home?"
We do split stays .. that way we get to go "home" (WL) and try something new all in the same trip.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #15
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We stayed at POP our first two trips and my DH didn't want to stay anywhere else but then we got a free upgrade to OKW on our third trip. Ever since then we've tried a different resort every single trip. Well we did do BCV and then YC the next year but those are 2 different resorts. This year we are trying CR garden wing. I don't know if we'll try every single resort or not, I've never been interested in SSR because we live right next to Saratoga so the theme seems boring to me. I think it is fun trying out different resorts and there are some that I would love to go back to again, AKL, YC and POR.
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