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Old 11-23-2012, 06:38 PM   #16
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The Polynesian. CL & theme park view. During the Christmas holidays!
I love the atmosphere of the resort, but usually settle for dining there and
walking around enjoying the scenery. Guess I'd better buy that lottery ticket.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:17 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by allstonsmommy
Title says it all.... if you were planning a Disney vacation and had no budget restrictions which resort would you choose to stay in and why?
We've always wanted to try Grand Floridian Royal Palm Club. So that

! If it's something we've done before I know Dh would probably say Poly CL but i would say WL CL.

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Old 11-23-2012, 07:23 PM   #18
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We would stay in a grand villa at Kidani. So everyone could have their own bedroom and really enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

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Old 11-23-2012, 07:23 PM   #19
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Poly Concierge MK view.

Just a gorgeous setting with the lush tropical landscape. The view across Seven Seas Lagoon to the MK makes this a really special place.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #20
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We've been fortunate to have stayed at 4 WDW deluxe resorts, and have loved each one. So I'd like to stay at GF Royal Palm to cross it off my bucket list
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Aug 2003 WDW Marriott Courtyard, [B]Aug 2005 [/BSeaWorld, Universal, Busch Gardens Hilton Garden Inn, ]Aug 2007 WDW CBR, Jan 2008WDW WL, Aug 2008St. Pete Beach, Universal-HRH, Sea Workd & Aquatica- Hyatt Place & Doubletree, Jan 2009WDW AKL, Aug 2009Key West Sheraton Suites, Cocoa Beach Hampton Inn, & WDW POR/WL, Jan 2010WDW Poly, Jan 2011WDW POR, Aug 2011WDW POR/BC CL, Jan 2012WDW WL, Aug 2012AKL CL, Jan. 2013POFQ Aug. 2013 WDW Pop, GF, YC Jan 2014POR, Aug 2014 Universal Portofino Bay, & WDW GF,

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:02 PM   #21
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This is a HARD decision! I like the Bay Lake or Contemporary MK view idea a lot! But my first thought when I read the original post was Boardwalk with a room overlooking the Boardwalk. We stayed at the Dolphin and I fell in love with that area and the proximity to Epcot and the Studios.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #22
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Probably POLY - but any other monorail resort would be wonderful also...
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:10 PM   #23

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We were fortunate to spend 2 nights in a king deluxe room in GF Royal Palm Club last year. It was absolute heaven! I am dreaming of our next stay, hopefully in Sept. If money was no object, it would just be a much longer stay!!! And include rooms for our 2 adult kids.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:32 PM   #24
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We are staying 7 nights at the Contemporary MK view in May. We have only stayed at moderates for other visits so I am excited. Although, I pretty much chose it for the LOCATION as my boys are 6, 2, and 2.. and when it's time for them to leave the parks things can get rough quickly.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:52 PM   #25
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Grand Villa at BLT. This way I could enjoy the sights of MK, take the monorail to my favorite restaurants, and stay in a beautiful place.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:29 AM   #26
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I would get a 3 bedroom grand villa at the Boardwalk in late October - early November. Amazing hotel, and within walking distance to the Food & Wine festival in Epcot. It would be my family of 4 (me, dh and 2 dds) my father, and my inlaws. When are we going???? ( ;
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:45 AM   #27
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I would buy more DVC points!

Then we could stay in 2 bedrooms or Grand Villas & stay much longer & go more often!
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:02 PM   #28
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Contemporary CL

We've stayed CL at the Comtemporary and loved it! It's a great location!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:15 PM   #29
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Probably a theme park view room at the Contemporary. My first thought was Grand Floridian but I like the rooms at the Contemporary more.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:21 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by allstonsmommy View Post
Title says it all.... if you were planning a Disney vacation and had no budget restrictions which resort would you choose to stay in and why?
Have stayed at BWV MUSIC and Wilderness Lodge. For my money I love WL. It has a great pool, great quikservice, incredible sit down restaurant (roaring forks) and really nice bar. The store in the lobby has much more than souveniers because the villas are there (food, milk, beer, munchies etc...). Although we have not stayed at all the deluxe resorts I think this one is the best because of cost, the cheapest of all the deluxe with all the amenaties. Also very short boat ride to MK as well as Contemporary if you need to go to epcot.

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