Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-22-2015, 10:05 AM   #1
CatManDoo
Mouseketeer
 
CatManDoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 229

BC or AKL?

We are looking at visiting the first week of October and are trying to decide between Beach Club and Animal Kingdom Lodge. On the one hand, BC has the better location, especially considering the Food and Wine Festival and proximity to Epcot/World Showcase. Also, they probably have the better pool (?). On the other hand, AKL has the better theming and, of course, the animals. The distance from the parks (other than AK), though, is worrisome. It seems like it would be difficult to manage some of the nighttime offerings, (e.g. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween, Illuminations, etc) being that far away. Our kids are both 11, so theming may not be as big a deal to them. Just having a hard time deciding. Are there things I'm overlooking that might tilt the scales one way or the other? Thanks all!
__________________
CatManDoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 10:29 AM   #2
mickeynut1
DIS Veteran
 
mickeynut1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 15,223

Quote:
Originally Posted by CatManDoo View Post
We are looking at visiting the first week of October and are trying to decide between Beach Club and Animal Kingdom Lodge. On the one hand, BC has the better location, especially considering the Food and Wine Festival and proximity to Epcot/World Showcase. Also, they probably have the better pool (?). On the other hand, AKL has the better theming and, of course, the animals. The distance from the parks (other than AK), though, is worrisome. It seems like it would be difficult to manage some of the nighttime offerings, (e.g. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween, Illuminations, etc) being that far away. Our kids are both 11, so theming may not be as big a deal to them. Just having a hard time deciding. Are there things I'm overlooking that might tilt the scales one way or the other? Thanks all!
We've stayed at both while I'm glad we tried the BC, we weren't wow'd by SAB and we find the CS options to be very limited (at least for my family). AKL is out away from everything, but we found the buses to be great as it didn't take more than maybe 5 extra minutes to get around compared to other resorts. Since the buses only service AKL and Kidani, there's no sharing with any other resort(s). With all of that said, if you are planning to spend a lot of time at F&W, the BC would probably be the better choice; however, we prefer the theme/decor/atmosphere of AKL and that would be my choice (especially if you will be spending equal time at all of the parks).
__________________


Country Inn & Suites LBV June 2001 - CBR July 2002 - BC December 2003 - WL CL Oct/Nov 2004 - WL September 2006 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2007 -Poly September 2007 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2008 - AKL/GF SL/WL January 2010 - AKL/GF December 2010 - GF RPC May 2011
mickeynut1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.