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Old 01-05-2008, 09:55 AM   #31
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WOW great pictures from the DVC resorts Thanks for taking the time to post them all!
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:21 PM   #32
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I must really be a purist but when I went touring last year (didn't have enough time to do the resorts this year) I just wasn't that impressed with WL/VWL. I saw AKL first so saw WL as just a replica. Nice, just not the eye-popping extravaganza posts here tend to claim.

BWV and BCV were more impressive to me. All that red, white and blue Americana style.

SSR's decorations were very classy this year. Just enough to be Christmassy without being overwhelming. Wish I'd had time to pop over to OKW. Those Key West colors looked very interesting. Never saw that before.
BroganMC, that's funny, because we felt both the WL and the AKL were just mimicing the Grand Californian. We have stayed at the GC at Christmas a few times, but this was our first trip to WDW at Christmas, so I guess it's just a matter of perspective.

I loved the BWV lobby and agree it was one of the more impressive ones. The OKW decorations look a bit cartoony in my shots, but they look more subdued in person.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:26 PM   #33
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The VWL tree that I saw this Xmas is below. Personally, I feel that it looks quite nice. It is certainly not the spectacular one within WL, but the atrium at VWL is not nearly as big as the lobby at WL.

WildernessDad, I think the VWL tree looks much better in your picture. I wish I had seen it as it was intended to look. I agree that the tree is the right size for that particular lobby. Unfortunately, a whole lot of people saw it looking the way I did, which is pretty sloppy, IMO. No offense, I like the VWL, and was just surprised by it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:51 PM   #34
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I must really be a purist but when I went touring last year (didn't have enough time to do the resorts this year) I just wasn't that impressed with WL/VWL. I saw AKL first so saw WL as just a replica. Nice, just not the eye-popping extravaganza posts here tend to claim.

BWV and BCV were more impressive to me. All that red, white and blue Americana style.

SSR's decorations were very classy this year. Just enough to be Christmassy without being overwhelming. Wish I'd had time to pop over to OKW. Those Key West colors looked very interesting. Never saw that before.
Brogan--the 2006 decorations were widely considered to be sub-par throughout WDW. I did not see WL last year, but even the podcast last year commented that WL was not its usual splendor. And the parks were really underdone last year, though they seem to have received the feedback loud and clear as this year they did a MUCH better job!
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:51 PM   #35
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What a great thread! I loved the pictures of the different resorts. Now I'm trying to talk my DH into going to BWV for Christmas next year
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:26 AM   #36
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I love your pictures!

I was there in early December, and sadly, I lost more than half my photos through some technological quirk. Anyway, its nice to see your photos! I may have to print some of them and add them to my photo album.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:52 AM   #37
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WildernessDad, I think the VWL tree looks much better in your picture. I wish I had seen it as it was intended to look. I agree that the tree is the right size for that particular lobby. Unfortunately, a whole lot of people saw it looking the way I did, which is pretty sloppy, IMO. No offense, I like the VWL, and was just surprised by it.
If people noticed a problem, then they should have notified the staff so that it could be fixed. I took that picture late in our stay. We departed on the 21st, so it may have not been depleted of lights for long.
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Beautiful pictures..... Thanks for taking the time to share them.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:52 AM   #39
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If people noticed a problem, then they should have notified the staff so that it could be fixed. I took that picture late in our stay. We departed on the 21st, so it may have not been depleted of lights for long.
You seem a bit offended by my observation, which is not what I inteded. I would have pointed out a blunder like that tree at any of the resorts. I love my DVC and I expect DVC to live up to what they told me it would be when I purchased. If people don't complain when DVC gets sloppy, then DVC thinks that nobody cares.

I took my pic on the 21st and someone else on this thread pointed out the lights were still out when they checked in on the 23rd. Evidently it was fixed either the 23rd or 24th. Three to four days is pretty long for something so obviously wrong, IMO. We don't know whether or not anyone did complain about it, but Disney should have noticed before a guest had a chance to complain. We saw at least 4 or 5 different cm's walk past that tree when we were there.

I won't even mention those plastic potted poinsettias on the fireplace and the lack of "vision" that those displayed.
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Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. I enjoyed sharing them with you. I also have pics of the other deluxe resorts, but I wasn't sure whether or not to put them on this thread.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:22 PM   #41
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Thanks for sharing!

Wow! What great pictures! Thanks for sharing! I am suffering from the Post disney trip blues right now and your pictures make me feel like I am right back there! Thanks again!
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You seem a bit offended by my observation, which is not what I inteded. I would have pointed out a blunder like that tree at any of the resorts. I love my DVC and I expect DVC to live up to what they told me it would be when I purchased. If people don't complain when DVC gets sloppy, then DVC thinks that nobody cares.
I am not offended at all.

I had a problem with my room; the tv in the Master bedroom was acting goofy. I called maintenance and informed them about the problem. I didn't complain nor was I mad. We came back after going to the MK and the problem was fixed. We own the place, so to speak. It's okay to inform them of problems.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:12 AM   #43
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Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. I enjoyed sharing them with you. I also have pics of the other deluxe resorts, but I wasn't sure whether or not to put them on this thread.
I would love to see them! If I can't see them in person, this is the next best thing! I like your close-ups of the trees.
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I would love to see them! If I can't see them in person, this is the next best thing! I like your close-ups of the trees.
Me too I'd like to see the other delux resorts!
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:40 PM   #45
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Thanks for sharing your great pictures! I have my first trip home in August 2008, then I want to plan a Christmas stay for 2009!
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