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Old 05-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #16
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I am a big fan of AKL (it is my first DVC home ), but it is quite expensive too.
My favourite moderate is Port Orleans Riverside. It is beautiful, peaceful and romantic!!
If you have your heart set on a deluxe, why not consider renting DVC points for your stay. It can work out far less expensive, and you may find you can rent out a one bedroom villa fro around the same price as you would get a moderate room. Check out David's DVC rentals (link below). He is very repeatable, and very highly thought of here on the boards. As a DVC owner, I have rented out my points through him very quickly and easily. Highly recommended!!

http://www.dvcrequest.com/

The only downside of renting points is that you miss out on any free dining deals that may be being offered by the UK agents. It depends on what your priorities are!!!
thanks for that tinkerbell i'v never heard of renting the DVC points to be honest i'v never really looked into the disney vacation club as until we got engaged i never actually thought i'd be staying in a disney hotel. will need to check out the link its something worth looking into if it would mean we could stay in polynesian for slightly less. Last time i priced it think we were saving about £500 between the AKL and GF so AKL is still in the running for now lol
(ps we'r not too fussed about any particular dining deals or anything *** we'r only staying 5nights plus we'l prob be meeting up with family that wont be staying in disney for some meals or during the day to go round the parks so prob wouldn get the most out of a deal anywayz lol)

We'v been able to have a look around the french quarter of orleans but not the riverside one sounds like its got 3 things we do want, lovely setting, peace&quiet and bit of romance i work with children so obviously i know they'r not "seen and not heard" or anything like that i just think the budget hotel are more child orientated and would be busier with families so we look forward to taking our own kids there one day. While we'r still a couple without children I like my mickey mouse in more subtle ways eg arranged in the towels on the bed or something lol.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:05 PM   #17
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Hi everyone this is my first time so any help would be great .so I will be there on July 4 th I heard that goin to poly beach is a great place to watch the fireworks ,does anyone have any info,advice etc,thanks a bunch I will be in Orlando area
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:57 AM   #18
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Hi everyone this is my first time so any help would be great .so I will be there on July 4 th I heard that goin to poly beach is a great place to watch the fireworks ,does anyone have any info,advice etc,thanks a bunch I will be in Orlando area
Not sure but if its as popular as the NYE fireworks then its only people staying at the Poly that will be allowed so you might want to check on that.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:05 AM   #19
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I absolutely love the Animal Kingdom Lodge and the French Quarter. Keep in mind that Disney will give you and your guests discounts on the hotel which can make many of the hotels quite affordable. I never in a million years thought I'd ever be able to afford staying at the Beach Club but with the discount, we're able to stay there for the honeymoon. Also, if enough of your guests rent rooms in your room block, you will get one night free in any Disney hotel you want. You could definitely use that for the Poly if you wanted!
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:23 PM   #20
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I absolutely love the Animal Kingdom Lodge and the French Quarter. Keep in mind that Disney will give you and your guests discounts on the hotel which can make many of the hotels quite affordable. I never in a million years thought I'd ever be able to afford staying at the Beach Club but with the discount, we're able to stay there for the honeymoon. Also, if enough of your guests rent rooms in your room block, you will get one night free in any Disney hotel you want. You could definitely use that for the Poly if you wanted!
thanks i'v heard disney do give a discount if you get people from your wedding party to also book too. does that apply if they'r not stayin at the same hotel as u tho? my fiance's family have never been to florida or WDW so are torn between whether to stay in disney(our nephew will hav jus turned 5 in 2014 when we get married) or whether to hire a villa next to where my family plan to hire a villa (my family prefer a villa, this'l b there 7th time to florida an their done wi hotels lol).my fiances family r kinda overbearing sometimes an i know if they stayed in the same hotel as us they'd b wantin to sit wi us at the pool or have meals together, or even coming to the door in the morning to see which park we'r goin to then end up coming with us. i love them as much as i love my family but our time in disney is meant to b jus us for our honeymoon an we want to spend time as jus a couple. So if we'd still get discount an they could stay in a different disney hotel that'd b great if not i'd rather not hav the discount if that makes sense lol
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #21
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You get a discount on hotels by setting up what's called a room block. You can select up to four hotels at which to block rooms and offer discounts. If privacy is a concern, just don't include the hotel you're staying at in the block, or include it (to get the discount for your own stay) and don't offer it to the guests as an option. And if neither of these is feasible, you can always request that the room assigner put your room far away from the rest of your party.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:41 PM   #22
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For the questions about Resorts/bus pickups, here is my (somewhat limited) experience:

The All Star value resorts (I know you said you weren't interested in staying there, but this might be where the "full bus" mention came from) often share buses.
All Star Sports is the first for pickup and drop-offs, and therefore preferable in that aspect (the bus always arrives empty, and you always get off first)
Then All Star Music
All Star Movies is last.

During the busier times (park openings / closeing times) each resort has their own bus. But frequently throughout the day, there will be one shared bus for all three. I have been SO HAPPY the times I have stayed at Sports simply due to the fact that I knew I would find space on the bus going to the resort (and even a SEAT), and be able to get off first on the way home.

I stayed once at Coronado Springs, and they have four stops (which is nice because it is a very large resort). If I remember correctly ... the bus picks up in backwards order, 4-3-2-1 .... ... and I can't remember the order it dropped off! Sorry!
Either way, if you stay there, you'll want a preferred space room near stop 4 or 1, which is at the front of the resort and near all the main amenities. The resort is VERY large and after walking around all day at the parks - for breakfast in the morning, or just to fill our mugs...- it was a real pain to trek all the way across the lake to the food court areas. We swore to only book preferred space rooms after that stay


That was probably more bus info than you ever wanted .... but that was my experience. Good luck
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:07 AM   #23
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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I'm a Scottish girl too so I'd love to see a planning journal from you do I can keep up to speed with all your decisions! I'm not engaged but hope one day to be planning a dftw of my own! Please start a planning journal I'd love to read it! Xx
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:09 AM   #24
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thanks everyone for the replies for hotels and discounts an buses etc its been very helpful.

good to know that colorado springs is a long walk to the amenities, we visited there while we in orlando last year, i wanted to get a look at as many prospective hotels as possible. it was lovely we only saw the main area didnt get to see any room blocks or anything so that information is good to know.

Family are possibly stayin at one of the all star resorts so its good to know that bus info for them although they'v not decided completely yet their just starting to look at prices an options etc like me. If they do decide to stay in disney think i def will use room block for some discount!

I hadn't really considered doin a planning journal on here but if its somethin people would wanna read i might have a look at a ouple other peoples journals an start mine. i'm slowly slowly beginning to do more an more wedding things lol

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:41 PM   #25
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Congratulations!

We visit WDW often and are now planning our 10 year Vow Renewal. I am just going to throw my opinion out there.

French Quarter is my vote. that is where we stayed for our honeymoon and loved it. It was quiet, romantic, not too many children. It was perfect. Granted I have stayed at Animal Kingdom and found it amazing and I have stayed at Old Key west (not a fan of there) I would still choose french quarter especially for the price range. It is not as large as riverside, coronado, or carribean beach. French quarter does share a bus with riverside, but I remember it being the first stop. We visit french quarter every year even if it is just to walk around. I hope that helps.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:18 PM   #26
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Congratulations!

We visit WDW often and are now planning our 10 year Vow Renewal. I am just going to throw my opinion out there.

French Quarter is my vote. that is where we stayed for our honeymoon and loved it. It was quiet, romantic, not too many children. It was perfect. Granted I have stayed at Animal Kingdom and found it amazing and I have stayed at Old Key west (not a fan of there) I would still choose french quarter especially for the price range. It is not as large as riverside, coronado, or carribean beach. French quarter does share a bus with riverside, but I remember it being the first stop. We visit french quarter every year even if it is just to walk around. I hope that helps.
thank u that does help, french quarter was one we briefy looked around last year quite liked it, what are the rooms like? if its jus a bus between the french an riverside i supose that would b ok prob not too crowded
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #27
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Congrats :-) on up coming wedding .
I too am from Scotland (fife) and getting married @ WDW in August 2014 !! Ages yet I know , but I have already booked my big reception etc.
My partner has been doing some research on the kilt hire situation as he wants to wear one . He's found out apparently there not that many places in Florida who hire them and the ones that do don't have enough in stock for demand and poor quality . Iam not sure if this is correct , but he is not risking it , he is just going to either buy his own or hire it out for 2 weeks .
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Congrats :-) on up coming wedding .
I too am from Scotland (fife) and getting married @ WDW in August 2014 !! Ages yet I know , but I have already booked my big reception etc.
My partner has been doing some research on the kilt hire situation as he wants to wear one . He's found out apparently there not that many places in Florida who hire them and the ones that do don't have enough in stock for demand and poor quality . Iam not sure if this is correct , but he is not risking it , he is just going to either buy his own or hire it out for 2 weeks .
Good luck :good vibes x x
2014 like us!! we'r june tho hopefully. we should keep in touch with anythin useful we find out i'v nothing booked at all yet an pretty much no decisions made, altho i did get a sample invitation from someone an i love it so i know i have my invitations sorted an ready to order when we have date confirmed etc.
I'm the same for kilts we found a shop west of tampa that would do them but have heard good an bad things about it plus it would b quite a trip there and back for fittings etc think we'r goin 2 do the same just hire them for a few weeks take them with us. we could end up payin a lot of luggage charges *** there'l b 4kilts an a 5 year olds kilt between our whole party.

Good luck to u too :D (ps hav u started a plannin journal yet? i haven't was thinkin of doin one soon dunno if its too early since i have nothin planned anywayz)

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I've been to WDW over 25 times and stayed in every resort except for Caribean Beach. If you want to stay away for kids at a. Operate try Coronado Springs. Since they have a convention center there are usually more adults than children. The rooms are. Ice and it's quiet. We love the Pop Century, the rooms are smaller than a moderate. It have found it quiet, at least compared to the other budget, and very convenient to everything. I don't thinktheyshare a bus with. Anyone. The Wilderness lodge is beautiful and you can usually get a pretty good price. It is the least expensive of the deluxe hotels. The other optionistodo what we do, spend a few nights at a budget Disney so we can afford a few nights at one of the deluxe hotels. They move your luggage for you even in plastic bags.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:20 AM   #30
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I've been to WDW over 25 times and stayed in every resort except for Caribean Beach. If you want to stay away for kids at a. Operate try Coronado Springs. Since they have a convention center there are usually more adults than children. The rooms are. Ice and it's quiet. We love the Pop Century, the rooms are smaller than a moderate. It have found it quiet, at least compared to the other budget, and very convenient to everything. I don't thinktheyshare a bus with. Anyone. The Wilderness lodge is beautiful and you can usually get a pretty good price. It is the least expensive of the deluxe hotels. The other optionistodo what we do, spend a few nights at a budget Disney so we can afford a few nights at one of the deluxe hotels. They move your luggage for you even in plastic bags.
thanks for all the advice and experience in the hotels we'r still considering which one to go with its wilderness lodge or poly or S/D (*** we might have a swan wedding) an the port orleans is still an option too. i'm not sure bout stayin in a budget and a deluxe for a few nights each, we'r hopin to b in orlando for 3 weeks an will b stayin in a villa with family for the first part of the holiday an then spend a week in a disney hotel. IMHO it seems like a lot of hassle an waste of time to stay in more than one disney as we'd already need 2 pack up an move our stuff from the villa to disney it seems pointless then to pack up stuff an move again after only a few days. i know disney r good transporting ur luggage etc they cant pack 4 u tho so even tho it would mayb only take an hour or so to pack it'd still feel like a waste 2 me.
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