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View Poll Results: Which resort(s) is/are your favorite for a non-park stay?
Bay Lake Towers 5 3.73%
BoardWalk Villas 18 13.43%
Beach Club Villas 18 13.43%
Wilderness Lodge Villas 12 8.96%
Old Key West 23 17.16%
Saratoga Springs 26 19.40%
Animal Kingdom 59 44.03%
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Which Resort is your favorite when you aren't going to the parks?

Either because you don't have kiddos with you, or you just want a vacation day to get away - where would you most enjoy staying at DVC without a park ticket?

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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We are new to DvC but our 2nd stay was at AKL no parks...except we did go to Blizzard Beach. We were there for 4 night and had a great time. The theming make you feel like you are a different world. Pool was excellent..... Fun at DD....
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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I chose 3 - AKL, SSR and OKW. AKL is a great all-in-one destination, and I just love the Kidani 1 and 2 bedrooms villas. SSR and OKW are also great resorts and the proximity to DtD is an added bonus.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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I've only had one "no park" segment of my January stay with friends. We stayed in Jambo, AKV. It was a perfect and so AKV is my pick!
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #5

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Originally Posted by bobbiwoz View Post
I've only had one "no park" segment of my January stay with friends. We stayed in Jambo, AKV. It was a perfect and so AKV is my pick!
Me too. Lots to do compared to the others, IMHO. AKV is almost a vacation in and of itself if you don't want to do the parks.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:59 PM   #6
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I voted SSR because we really enjoy the proximity to DTD and all that it offers.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #7

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Originally Posted by WilsonFlyer

Me too. Lots to do compared to the others, IMHO. AKV is almost a vacation in and of itself if you don't want to do the parks.
I agree. AKV can be a destination all on it's own.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #8
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SSR for spa, to relax, and close to DTD, plus treehouses are fun. I picked AKV too, for all the above reasons.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:23 PM   #9
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The nights at AKL Jambo and Kidani are the most peaceful and relaxed places at Disney for me. Love the music and cozy spots by the fires and listening to the CM's from Africa telling their stories!!! Love the wine and cheese tasting on Wednesdays at Jiko
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:56 AM   #10
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We love SSR because when we aren't visiting the parks, we spend quite a bit of time at DTD. Love the boats but we especially enjoy the walk.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:31 AM   #11
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My favorite no park destination would AKV, since I could stay there and never leave the resort and still have everything I want in a vacation...Great dining, great animal viewing, and lots of learning from the exchange docents!
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #12
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I voted for OKW because it's my favorite no matter if we're doing the parks or not! As Floridian's we split our vacation time between, the parks, the water parks, the outlet malls and Orlando's other attractions and restaurants! After 50 plus trips, still love the parks but in moderation!

Any of the resorts work for us no matter if it's a no park trip or not! The buses and our car make them all work!

OKW, Kidani, BWV & SSR in that order, would take any of them...
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:35 AM   #13
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Hard for me to answer this being that last year was our first full stay at a DVC resort.

We did stay 1 night at SSR ( Springs section ) which was nice...

BWV is great because of it's proximity to both parks, but that's not what this question is about...But the entertainment on the BW more than makes up for that though....Also We really enjoyed the pool too.A lot of people hate the dreaded clown, but honestly we had a great time from the pool parties for the kids to us just hanging out and reading or relaxing...

I am glad to see all the raving reviews for AKL though, being that we will be heading there (JAMBO) on our next trip... Can't Wait...

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #14
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Torn between BLT and BCV but chose BCV for the beach feel, SAB and Boardwalk area. Also walking up to IG for Illuminations to get a small dose of Disney.

BLT to view Wishes and TOTWL would be nice, as would the monorail loop for dining shopping, and the boat to WL as well.

All said once its winter I could stay 2 months at any of the resorts on this list for 2 months and not leave property if that was the rule. Just would have a pecking order if we could choose.

Then again I could sit a Clearwater Beach if I can't go in the parks anyway.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:03 PM   #15
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Love AKV!!There's so much to do there! Also, I think the theming is so relaxing....perfect for a non-park stay

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