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Old 04-16-2010, 02:55 PM   #31
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I've stayed at many resorts as you can see below. My favorite is WL. Its a great balance of cost and amenities. I love being so close to the MK and also all the resorts I like to eat at. I had a 4 yr old, 2yr old, and 4 month old on our last trip and it was so great rolling on and off the boat to MK without folding up the strollers.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:58 PM   #32
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Our budget is more in the value to moderate category. I would love to stay at the Poly. The restaurants seem to be the best at resorts (Kona Cafe and O'Hana). I would really like to wake up one morning and have some tonga toast in bed. *SIGH* Unfortunately, I dont think we will be able/willing to spring that kind of money.
Have stayed at PORS back when it was known as Dixie Landings. Loved, loved, loved it. It is absolutely gorgeous there. I felt like I walked off the pages of a Mark Twain novel. Very quiet and serene. The boat to Down Town Disney was very fun.

But my absolute favorite resort of all time is Caribbean Beach Resort!!! Yes, it truly is. I know people sometimes complain about the size of the resort and the walking distances, which are both valid points, but the awesome kiddie pool with its mini slides makes it all worthwhile in my opinion. My 4 and 2 year old were ridiculously thrilled with this area of the pool. This is something you can not get at any other resort!!!
I had absolutely no problems with the bus system, very short waiting times, not too crowded. This resort was beautiful as well. Very "tropic". Disney's strength in hotels, parks, and everything else is AMBIANCE, and CBR has that aplenty. My husband and I are relatively young and pretty fit, so walking to food court and pool was a pleasant outing and not a chore. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone with young kids for the pool alone is worth it. The pirate rooms seem pretty cool too, maybe we will try them next time (we are most certainly staying at CBR in the near future).
Thanks for this information. You have just made up my mind for me. I am booking CBR in Oct.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:58 PM   #33
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Favorite value: Pop. Favorite mod: POFQ Favorite deluxe: BW and WL
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:01 AM   #34
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Grand Floridian and AKL---I know that sounds like two complete opposites, but they both are so thorough in their theming and design!
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:41 PM   #35
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i am now only 3 months till im at my favorite hotel!
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:42 PM   #36
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i want to stay at the grand floridian during christmas so badly but ive never even been to disney in christmas maybe one day i could and maybe i can stay at ur favorite hotel
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:01 AM   #37
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Yacht & Beach Club....love it there! Either one is good for me.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:26 AM   #38
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WL and the Poly for me.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:58 PM   #39
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Of the mods we've stayed at POFQ wins.

I'd love to try Beach Club though!!!
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:19 PM   #40
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I haven't stayed in to many differant ones, but I really like POR.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:29 AM   #41
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Wilderness Lodge is #1 with us and Poly is a close second. Just love the theming and the amenities, both are absolutely beautiful.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:14 AM   #42
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anybody else
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:53 AM   #43
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No matter where we "plan" to stay, we always end up back at the Poly. It's just so relaxing and convenient. And we know the place like the back of our hands!
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:45 AM   #44
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Pop Century!...because its only one ive stayed at so far
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:33 PM   #45
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Smile Pop by far - no contest!

We've stayed at many of the resorts both on and off site but we like Pop the best - great location, rooms food, and great cast members. We have alot of fun and seem to be "home" when we go there. The very first stay there I felt it almost immediatley - ("I'm home" ). Can't say enough about it. would love to work for Pop someday to improve it. From adding canopies over the bus waiting areas, to adding water fountains outside to potentially adding a wide screen TV outside showing wait times, next bus arriving, etc..
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