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Old 08-23-2013, 06:24 AM   #91
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My DH has been visiting WDW since there was just the MK, and he alway as stayed at the CR. WHen he took us, we stayed there so he was surprised we did nto choose that resort when we began visiting now that we have a DGD. Back then, the CR was that modern structure that exemplified WDW. Kind of that contradiction between past tales that the MK detailed, and that future that WDW was heading towards. He loved everything it stood for, literally.

Looking at it now, I see a gigantic toaster. If he insisted we stay there, we would, but I think the rest of the family still breathes a sigh of relief every time we book anywhere else
We started our madness at CR back in 1977.... It was the place to be... We always stayed in the north garden wing... My father wouldn't stay in anything over 4 floors.... Fire department couldn't reach back then....

Many trips to WDW and all were at the CR... We enjoyed the Pueblo Room, Monorail Club, Outer Rim and especially the Fiesta Fun Center... Best game room on property for many years...

Then the changes began and we list interest in the resort... Shrinking the game room and then moving it upstairs ruined it... Still holds memories, might have to do a return visit some day...
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:38 AM   #92
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I know I know everyone will think I am crazy but I have to say I love the look of the resort and the pool is okay the restaurants are fun the lobby is warm and beautiful but the rooms are just blah...for all the hype and rave and the price I would expect more.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:21 AM   #93
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Just wanted to say thank you. This was SPOT ON! I just came back from a 10 day stay, and I could not believe the amount of rude people from these particular "groups"! It's not a coincidence. Almost ALL of the line cutting, pushing & shoving, and obnoxious behavior I witnessed was from South Americans. Mostly young, but holy crap I just couldn't believe how bad they were acting. Does this mean that EVERY person from Brazil is like this? No. It just means that EVERY a-hole I ran into coincidentally was Brazilian. I'm sure there are plenty of great people from South America. Unfortunately though, and everyone that's been to Disney, has witnessed these same types of rude, and obnoxious behavior from a large percentage of them. So why is that? The people I ran into weren't all young, so it's not an age issue. Is it a cultural issue? Are the things I consider rude, like screaming on a crowded bus or cutting a line, considered "normal" in South America? Is it "OK" to push people aside to get on the Monorail for a seat "OK" in South America? Am I just missing a difference in cultural normalities here? Whatever the reasons, they exist, whether or not we call it stereotyping or not, there's a problem in that culture, and I'm definitely not the only one that sees it. Many people around us from all over the World were commenting on it throughout our trip.
It is a cultural thing...most of them are from very wealthy self important families and they come in their winter (our July) it is very common for them to push and shove other people as that is what they do back at home. They spend a lot of money on disney which is why disney does nothing about their horrible behavior. I think it is a crime! To be fair though a lot of the South Americans aren't like that and don't like being lumped into the btg and their bad behavior. But it makes for a horrible experience and I think disney needs to get a handle on it.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #94
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Looking at it now, I see a gigantic toaster. If he insisted we stay there, we would, but I think the rest of the family still breathes a sigh of relief every time we book anywhere else
I will never be able to go past CR again, without envisioning a giant piece of toast popping out!
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:33 AM   #95
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any of the All-Star resorts. Only because there are to many groups booked there. (Cheer, Karate, tour groups etc.)
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #96
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I have stayed at (so far) these hotels and I'll rank from least to most favorite.

Contemporary - too sterile of an atmosphere
All Star Music - just very blah and non-Disney
Wilderness cabins -I liked the rooms and amenities but the bus rides were long to get anywhere and the cabins were too close together.
POR - Overall very nice - I liked the food court and relaxing atmosphere.
Boardwalk - LOVED the short walk to Epcot - not really loving the lack of quick service food choices though.
Wilderness Lodge - My hands down fave resort anywhere for theming - I could be happy just sitting in the lobby all day! So cozy!
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:38 PM   #97
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We've had fantastic times on all our Disney trips,4 onsite for whole vacations.
7 onsite with 3 one night stays in values.

We've stayed at pop,all star music,all star movies,okw,ssr,por and just returned from pofq.

the only resort we've booked to return to is okw,although we would happily return to pofq-it was beautiful.

Not disliked,but not as loved-music,por,ssr.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:55 PM   #98
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All Stars(all of them) and AKL. Because they are so far from everything else.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:18 PM   #99
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It is a cultural thing...most of them are from very wealthy self important families and they come in their winter (our July) it is very common for them to push and shove other people as that is what they do back at home. They spend a lot of money on disney which is why disney does nothing about their horrible behavior. I think it is a crime! To be fair though a lot of the South Americans aren't like that and don't like being lumped into the btg and their bad behavior. But it makes for a horrible experience and I think disney needs to get a handle on it.
Quick OT... just wait until the Olympics hit Rio. The whole world will get a glimpse of some behaviour that will astonish them. I honestly have no idea why they were awarded the Olympics after the way they behaved when they hosted Pan American. We were there for gymnastics and watched as athletes from every country except Brazil were literally booed, shrieked and bell-rung off off the aparatus. When the Brazilian athletes were on the podium, you could hear a pin drop. It was the most noticeable and reprehensible behaviour I have ever seen.


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Old 08-31-2013, 02:38 PM   #100
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Least Favorite - whichever value group is movies. Did it in late July one year after 12 days at BC (big mistake right there) but we wanted to add an extra day and that was the only thing available(should have read the warning signs right there).

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Love the Wilderness Cabins at Fort Wilderness -stay here now sometimes when I want to take advantage of some of the wonderful things going on over there for the grand kids. The horse drawn carriage ride, the pony rides the campfires which are sooo much fun.

Least favorite DVC resort toss up between SSR and CR-BLT.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:45 PM   #101
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I didn't love POR. The transportation killed it for me. It was the one big glaring negative for an otherwise perfect trip. I don't think I'd stay there again.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:37 PM   #102
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I don't think there's ever really been a resort that I really didn't like. I wasn't crazy about Pop, but like any of the values, it is what it is.

I will say that we loved our room at BC, but the counter service was a bit of a nightmare and all the hallways felt so identical that after a long night at our adult night at F&W....I had to pay VERY close attention going back to the room! That said, we still loved it!
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:56 PM   #103
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I've enjoyed all of the resort's that I've stayed at so far: POP, CBR, CSR, POFQ. we travel with others and will meet up with them at their resorts. I was really unimpressed with the rooms at the Poly, they seemed musty. And I just don't like the themes at AK or GF.

Staying at my first deluxe in a few weeks, CR , I gave in because we are sharing the room with 3 others, but I am not really looking forward to it. I love sitting in a quiet courtyard after a long day in the parks or swimming in a quiet pool. DR doesn't look like it ha either.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:04 PM   #104
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We have stayed at all of the All Stars, Pop, all of the moderates including FW. Deluxes AKL,WL, and SSR. Hands down the one I disliked the most is CSR, dont like the food court and too "conventiony". We just stayed at All Star Movies in mid August and I liked it more than I thought I would, food court was great. AKL is our all time favorite!
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