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Old 05-03-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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Are there any resorts you would not go to just because of its theme?

Just was curious if I was the only one.

I know Coranado Springs has queen beds and probably is a great resort.... but I am from Arizona (not originally) and I hate it here. I want to get away from here and so to be on vacation in a SW themed resort would not work at all.

Also shy away from the OKW for the same reason....but would stay there because the theme at least seems fun.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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You are not the only one. There are several resorts that do not appeal to me based on theming. No need to elaborate, because my "never" resorts will be many other people's "must" resorts. Neither of us is right or wrong. We just have different tastes and expectations.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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Like anyone else, I have resorts I would never stay at; not so much of the theming, but the relaxation factor. I also travel alone, so I look for something that is spread out, so I can have a lot of "me" time w/o being overrun by huge families. I.E., quiet pools; alternative dining, etc.

I have resorts that I have been able to learn how to co-exist with the larger groups, and they suit me just fine.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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I feel that way about the Poly. We've vacationed in Hawaii several times and the Poly just feels wrong to me. I know it's a great and much loved resort but it's the only deluxe we haven't tried.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:54 PM   #5
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There are several resorts we have no desire to stay at. The ones, based on theme only, are: Grand Floridan, Wilderness Lodge, Boardwalk and the BLT.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:57 PM   #6
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CBR does nothing for me. The rooms remind me of every other hotel in Florida.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:02 PM   #7
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I agree with you about Coronado Springs although my reasons are different then what you listed. A few years ago I only went there to purchase a pin which was only sold in their store. Well when I got there the first thing I said is how they are in an isolated area of WDW which I didn't like. I also didn't like how far their rooms are from their main building. Now I understand all Moderate Resorts basically have that same set up of thier room locations, however I thought their set up was way to long of a walk. Besides that I remember reading the reviews of Pepper Market and how bad they were when it comes to the service from the Cast Members working there. So it doesn't sound like a great place to eat at, so instead we would rather eat at a local restaurant in Toronto called Rich Tree Marketplace that has the exact same ordering set up as Pepper Market.

I would also have to include the Swan. During our first stay at the Boardwalk Inn we decided to walk over there since it's very close. Well I honestly didn't see what was so special about it. I thought their lobby and other common areas lacked any theme or atmosphere.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:12 PM   #8
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Yup. I can't convince DH to ever stay at the Contemporary because he says it just feels to cold and well, contemporary (yeah, I laugh at him for that). He really doesn't like contemporary decor in the real world so no way will he choose a resort that's themed like that when there are so many other resorts that he does like to choose from. That's the great thing about WDW; there's a resort themed for any taste.

There are other resorts that we won't stay at for reasons other than theming but you just asked about theming.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:17 PM   #9
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I won't stay at POP because I don't like the theme at all.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:31 PM   #10
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Yes, there's a few that seem to have themes that hold no attraction for me personally: SSR, CSR, CBR + any of the Values However, I will never say never because until last year, I would have added AKL to that list. However, after a short stay there, I fell in love with the resort So, I might be open to trying one that doesn't particulary appeal.
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The only theme I don't care for is the Contemporary, and I have no desire to stay there.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:27 PM   #12
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Well if you asked about theme, there really is only resort I don't really care for the theme of. WL is too much like the lodges here and in Ohio for me. I can stay at a real lodge close by, so I don't want to stay at one in Florida.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:33 PM   #13
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OP, for the same reason you *don't* like CSR, we love it! The Southwest feel is so very different from the area where we live, it's like having 2 vacations in one!

And, so, themewise, I have to say the POR holds no appeal for us; in our area of Florida we have areas that remind me of both sections of POR. Same goes for CBR - there are housing developments that resemble that style of architecture and are similarly colored.

I don't think there's a Deluxe I wouldn't stay at if I didn't have to pay the bill!
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:34 PM   #14
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I have no desire to stay at Fort Wilderness or POFQ. I'm not outdoorsy at all (but I could handle WL) and the statues and jesters at POFQ creep me out. OH! I wouldn't do Boardwalk either. I don't handle clowns very well and that slide ruined the whole resort for me, lol.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:36 PM   #15
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AKL / AKV doesn't appeal to me at all. When I was researching where to stay for our trip next year I really didn't like the look of the decor at AKV. It looked really dark to me. I know others have fallen in love with AKV, and thats great, because if we all thought the same wouldn't WDW resorts be boring!!

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