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Old 03-02-2013, 12:22 AM   #46
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However, when someday I'm dead and gone it's more important to me that I leave a legacy of generosity and concern for the less fortunate.
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I actually won this upcoming trip and am allowed to choose my accommodations.
Seeing that you want to leave a legacy of generosity and concern for the less fortunate, and that you won this trip so that it is at no cost to you, why don't you help out a dying yougster by donating your room to the Make A Wish Foundation?
This is a terrific organization that has vast experience in bringing terminally ill children to WDW, and I am sure that your offer would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:26 AM   #47
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That is not a very nice thing to say.
Well while I'm at it, I'll also say that playing the lotto and gambling is a huge waste of money, as is smoking, and drug use. There's a lot of dumb things to spend money on, and when it comes to creating suckers who will ultimately end up paying $20 for a bottle of soda, Disney wins.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:29 AM   #48
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Seeing that you want to leave a legacy of generosity and concern for the less fortunate, and that you won this trip so that it is at no cost to you, why don't you help out a dying yougster by donating your room to the Make A Wish Foundation?
This is a terrific organization that has vast experience in bringing terminally ill children to WDW, and I am sure that your offer would be greatly appreciated.
You're right, there is no healthy middle ground, it's either don't go to Disney ever OR go deluxe club level. Either you give up everything or you give up nothing. All I was saying is sometimes it's okay to give up something, especially something as expensive and ultimately frivolous as club level.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:35 AM   #49
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Well while I'm at it, I'll also say that playing the lotto and gambling is a huge waste of money, as is smoking, and drug use. There's a lot of dumb things to spend money on, and when it comes to creating suckers who will ultimately end up paying $20 for a bottle of soda, Disney wins.
But I guess you don't consider it a dumb thing to spend $400 at Victoria & Albert's, or eating at a signature restaurant and spending $6 for a baked potato when as you previously said you can go to Wal-Mart and spend $6 for 10 pound bag of potatoes.
Really, if you don't want to stay CL and pay the prices then good for you - I don't know why it should bother you or why you care what other people want to do with their money.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:50 AM   #51
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Yes. And the clown isn't that bad. I much prefer that pool over SB (almost as over-hyped as Dole Whips)
we stayed at BCV and didnt' care for storm along bay at all the "lazy river was short,.. trying to navigate along the pool with the sand bottom was kiling my calf muscles! that stupid littloe "whirlpool/eddy was, well stupid.

you had to go out of the pool area and cross the promenade to get to the slide entrance.

now, if we had been able to stay here when our sons were 12 and 15, they would have had a gas there. but, alas they are 31 and 34 now. but trying to keep track of little ones there? I wouldn't want to.

Imuch prefer an expansive pool (much like the big blue nemo pool at AOA. the pool at Royal Pacific 9Universal) is SO NICE!!

do you know, surprisingly, what is a very nice pool on disneyproperty? The Surf's up pool at ALl star sports. very pretty. the Old Man Island pool at POR is just too tight spaced/ too congested.

the Dig Site at Coronado springs is the best! much better than Storm along bay, with all it's hype

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:10 AM   #52
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Well we are choosing the boardwalk over the Grand Floridian based on its location and getting a view of the boardwalk. Are we crazy?
the construction at GF is an important factor. other than that, when considering deluxe resorts, you need to consider location. esp proximity to your favorite park.

if I were there with littel kids, I would choose a monorail resort. even though we tour without children, the best part of BLT was walking to MK!

but as an adults only tour group (group of 2) we prefer the epcot resorts. we love walking (or boating) to both epcot and DHS (mor eadult oriented resorts). and of course, the boardwalk.

we ahve stayed at both the BWV and the BCV. once each. I preferred the BCV, It was quitet, we had a balcony overlookig the quiet pool and yet we were ashort walk to the boardwalk. I didi LOVE the beach club villas quiet pool
and I loved the burger at hurrican hannahs but we weren't so crazy about storm along bay.. (we had no kids with us).

at boardwalk, we had a 1st floor, standard view.. meh.


but, in April we have a BWV boardwalk view, so I am lookng forward to that. it will be noist, probably, but also fun.

see, each trip is different. out friends say "why do you go to the same place all the time?" we don't.. each tri is different!!!
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Not with that maniacal clown staring at me! Just looking at pics gives me the heebie jeebies
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:58 AM   #54
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I'd love to crunch the numbers for you.

We are a family of 5. We stayed at CL for only $80 more a night than standard with AP discount.

continental breakfast for 5 - $50 and that's low balling it - nowhere on property will you find all you can eat beverages, pastries, hot oatmeal & fresh fruit for $10 per person.

drinks - we spend a lot of time at the resort & each person in our family has at least 4 beverages a day in the loungs, if not 6, 8 or 10. Even at the minumum of 4 per person, per day, that 20 beverages that would cost $3 each in the parks/restaraunts. There's $60.

snacks, appetizers & desserts - we use these to supplement our other meals in WDW, and easily save $50 a day for a family of 5 having these at our convenience.

So if I crunch that's $160 a day for us, we worth the $80 extra per day we paid for the CL upgrade. And it's not all about the food - it's the whole CL experience.

We have no desire, nor would we ever spend $400 on a "culinary experience" like Victoria & Alberts. To us, that's a waste of money, especially with a family of 5.
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First of all- thank goodness disney is upgrading bed spreads. I notice they are all trying to imitate the look of the beautiful boardwalk inn rooms, can't blame them!
Actually, Contemporary was the first to go to the white duvets, so Boardwalk wasn't breaking any ground when it went to that type of bedding.

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Anyhow, I never said anyone had to agree with me I was just gleefully sharing my well informed opinion.
That's the thing, you don't have a well-informed opinion. You can ask a million people on the Disboards about each resorts and you'll probably get close to a million different answers. You've educated yourself with people's opinions. Actually becoming well-informed comes from staying at different resorts, that's how the people you've asked so many questions of have formed their own thinking on the resorts.

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As far as belittling and demeaning club level participants, I don't know if my comment was quite that extreme. My opinion of club level is it's the highest up charge for the smallest benefit. The least value for your dollar at Disney by far. You could eat at Victoria and Albert's every night for the price of club level, or every other night if the reservation is for two guests. Or hey skip the club level, donate the money to charity and feed a few hungry children for a year.
Again, you're not being very well-informed, assuming everyone pays the same upcharge to get to CL. We booked our trip for next October as a bounce back when we were at Disney in January. It was just less than $50 per night to go from a standard room at Yacht Club to a CL room. We're used to staying DVC and having a kitchenette where we make breakfasts in the morning (we either order groceries or go pick some up at Publix). CL will serve as our substitute for that, plus the beers/wine/sodas/snacks, as well as IPO and CL CM help during the trip makes the splurge worth it for us.

Oh, and we've got a dinner planned at Victoria and Albert's for that trip, it's not an either-or proposition for us.

And I'm the co-chair or chairman on two charity committees, so I'm the last person who would need a lecture from someone like you about charitable giving.

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I actually won this upcoming trip and am allowed to choose my accommodations.
Now this all makes so much sense. You aren't even paying for your trip, but you feel the need to judge how everyone else spends their HARD EARNED money.

Seriously, you're going to stay at BW for free and then you start a thread about how ridiculously overpriced deluxes are? It's the height of hypocrisy. Either that or your a troll with waaaaaaaaay too much time on your hands.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:16 AM   #56
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I say no. I really like the BW, but like BC better. I would also rather stay at WL during the holidays. The thing I like best about BW is the boardwalk area itself, rather than the resort. I think the resort and rooms are pretty, but no prettier than other resorts. I also dislike the loooong hallways in the BWV. Also not wild about the pool area. I have no problem with the clown, I just don't think it's anything special. I like the Grotto Pool at the S&D quite a bit more than the BW pool...not to mention the pool bars at the S&D. The Epcot resorts area is hands down my favorite place to stay, but the BW would not be my first choice in that area.
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I'd love to crunch the numbers for you.

We are a family of 5. We stayed at CL for only $80 more a night than standard with AP discount.

continental breakfast for 5 - $50 and that's low balling it - nowhere on property will you find all you can eat beverages, pastries, hot oatmeal & fresh fruit for $10 per person.

drinks - we spend a lot of time at the resort & each person in our family has at least 4 beverages a day in the loungs, if not 6, 8 or 10. Even at the minumum of 4 per person, per day, that 20 beverages that would cost $3 each in the parks/restaraunts. There's $60.

snacks, appetizers & desserts - we use these to supplement our other meals in WDW, and easily save $50 a day for a family of 5 having these at our convenience.

So if I crunch that's $160 a day for us, we worth the $80 extra per day we paid for the CL upgrade. And it's not all about the food - it's the whole CL experience.
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I think troll is right. Won the trip? This says otherwise:

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Two Adults staying 2 nights at the swan and 5 nights at the boardwalk inn.

Total price we are paying for a rental car, two round trip flights from long island, all of our hotel nights, and two 6 day non-hopper tickets=

$1,660. Yep. That's everything except for what we will pay for food and souvenirs. How? Free flights, free rental car, and two free nights at the swan all with credit card sign up bonuses. Also getting a TA rate on one park ticket and on the boardwalk inn. I could never afford it without these deals!
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Either that or your a troll with waaaaaaaaay too much time on your hands.
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And here the GF is the BEST!

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I'll chime in here and recommend the grand floridian. Staying there will fulfill your wish to get the best of disney before you move. It is marvelous and luxurious and impressive while being convenient as well. Every time I visit there I think "this is THE place to be." The poly and WL are cool but the floridian just screams A-MAZING
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