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Old 02-03-2007, 01:04 PM   #31
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Saratoga Springs
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Contemporary
Polynesian
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Yacht Club
Wilderness Lodge Villas
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The only two I wasn't very impressed with were BWV and CR.
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:07 PM   #32
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:26 PM   #33
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Forgot about the Disney Institute. Stayed there twice.
Also both ships Disney WONDER & Disney MAGIC (WONDER is my fav)
Also Disneyland PARIS (twice, both at the 'pink'hotel in the park!!)
Last but not least - Disneyland Hotel California (more years ago than I want to admit!!)

Brings me back to : What is with the Treehouses? Any Plans?
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:33 PM   #34
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Fun thread!

Polynesian Village Resort (old name, which I miss!) - 5 times
Contemporary Resort (North wing and Tower) - 4 times
Caribbean Beach resort - 6 times
Dolphin - 5 times
Beach Club - once
Port Orleans French Quarter- 4 times
Animal Kingdom Lodge - once
Grand Floridian - once
POP Century - 4 times (5th time this March for 2 nights)
Port Orleans Riverside - twice
Boardwalk Villa's (soon to be in March,07) - first

When it was known as Disney Village:
Viscount - twice
Hilton - once
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:37 PM   #35
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I stay at the Disneyland Hotel too! But I must admit, I love WDW more than DL
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:39 PM   #36
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Brings me back to : What is with the Treehouses? Any Plans?
The treehouses are currently being used by International Exchange Cast Members. (The ones from the various countries working at the Epcot Pavillions).

They can't tear them down, because if they do, they can't rebuild due to protected land. It would be cost prohibitive to remodel them for guests because now that there was hurricane damage, the extensive remodeling required would force them to make a certain percentage of them ADA accessible for guests. Apparently employee housing doesn't apply because they do provide accessible housing for their college program folks and international exchange folks. The "theming" of cast member housing is not an issue.

(Something about anything over a 40% remodel requires them to add accessibility).

Just another little tidbit, you know those small boats that go between Ft. Wilderness, Wilderness Lodge, Contemporary and Poly, GF, and MK. Those boats are quite old (been around since 71). If one breaks down enough that they have to do a 40% refurbish, they'll have to make them accessible or discontinue their use. They can continue to use them as is because they do provide accessible transportation. Apparently the "theming" of transportation is not an issue either.

This is probably TMI, but enjoy!
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:46 PM   #37
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We have stayed in 9, see signature. We want to stay in all the Disney owned hotels and at the rate we travel we should have done so by 2013
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:22 PM   #38
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So far, it has been the Contemporary, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Polynesian, Port Orleans Riverside, and

Old Key West.
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:27 PM   #39
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:31 PM   #40
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Dolphin
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CSR
AK
Pop
CBR
BWV
I liked all of them but my favorites so far are BW, AKL and CSR in that order
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:33 PM   #41
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Tree house/golf course villas - first trip to WDW and of course, sadly they no longer exist - Saratoga Springs there now....loved renting golf carts and using them to get to and from DTD (when Chef Mickey's was an awesome steak restaurant there)

Dixie Landings - three times; now POR; my DS's favorite due to good memories

POP - once (and never again we had such a bad experience there)

OKW - once - really spacious, nice 2 BR villa but we thought the pool was "ordinary"

AKL - many times in various accomodations - our favorite!!

WL - 2BR villa - much smaller than the OKW villa; not one of our favorite trips to WDW - transportation was horrible, food court a joke. But, loved Whispering Canyon and Artist Point. Pool was really nice too.

upcoming - first stay at CR; 1 BR suite; first split stay too (CR 2 nights; AKL 3 nights) Looking forward to our Tower Bay view (booked too late to get MK view) and the Tower lounge for viewing fireworks.
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:38 PM   #42
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i have stayed at 2:
POFQ
Caribbean

this march will make 3, when i'll be staying at POP
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:09 PM   #43
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All of them, with the exception of Shades of Green.
FW 7x
FW Cabins 3x
GF 2x
Poly 1x
CR 3x
AKL 1x
WL 1x
YC 1x
BC 3x
BW 1x
Dolphin 1x
Swan 1x
CSR 1x
CBR 3x
POFQ 1x
POR 2x
ASMusic 2x
ASMovies 3x
AS Sports 1x
POP 2x
BCV 4x
SSR 2x
OKW 2x
BWV 1x
VWL 1x
Grosvenor 1x
I might be off on FW visits. They were family visits when I was a kid. Then, I stayed there as an adult as well, so there might be more.

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Old 02-03-2007, 03:11 PM   #44
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Check out sig, and will be staying at OKW again this Septempber. I love OKW and POR. I wasn't a big fan of CBR!
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:11 PM   #45
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We've stayed in a lot of them

We have stayed in these:

Polynesian
Contemporary
Swan
Dolphin
Yacht Club
Beach Club
Wilderness Lodge
Grand Floridian
CSR
CBR
All Star Music
POR

Our favorite is the Polynesian. Followed closely by the Yacht and Beach Club. I'd say next in line is the Swan and Dolphin. We love being on the monorail line and the Epcot Resort area isn't chopped liver either.

Out of the ones we haven't tried yet, I'd like to try the Boardwalk and AKL. But, I wouldn't want to stay at AKL for an entire trip, it would have to be a split stay. I think it's too far removed but I would like to try it for a few days, especially in concierge so we could do the Sunrise Safari.

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