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Old 03-07-2013, 08:59 PM   #16
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Glad you had a great time. The Poly is an awesome resort and it's hard to beat the location. We've never stayed at the CR, but I think that would be a good split with AKL. Keep in mind that as the pp said, AKL will work if 5 includes 1 under the age of 3; otherwise, AKL wouldn't be an option in a regular room. I don't know if the GF interests you at all, but that's a beautiful resort and is just 1 monorail stop away from MK. The rooms at the Poly and CR are the largest of the deluxe resorts, but the rooms at the GF are pretty comparable. Good luck deciding on a resort (or resorts) and have fun planning for your 2014 trip .
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:07 PM   #17
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I'm not a fan of the split stay, I prefer to unpack and stay put. I'd stay at a monorail resort, and go to AKL after AK to check it out and have dinner. Then ride the bus back to MK and either walk to CR or hop on the monorail to get to the Poly.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:46 AM   #18
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Thanks everyone. Someone on here told me that if I started deluxe I wouldnt go down to moderate, anyone agree with that?? Would love the LM room for my ariel loving daughter but the room would feel cramped I think.
There will be five of us but our baby will be under 3 next year when we go.
DH said 18 months again at dinner but I know I can convince him to go in February again. I loved going that time of year, crowds were really low and weather was perfect.
My girls cried when we left and said it was their favourite place!

I think my oldest summed it up perfectly when watching wishes she said "when you are at disney anything can happen!"

I am leaning towards poly again to really enjoy it and maybe an epcot resort....which one do people recommend? kids will be almost 2, 5, 6

Dh doesnt want to stay at akl so maybe just dinner there one night.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #19
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Thanks everyone. Someone on here told me that if I started deluxe I wouldnt go down to moderate, anyone agree with that?? Would love the LM room for my ariel loving daughter but the room would feel cramped I think.
There will be five of us but our baby will be under 3 next year when we go.
DH said 18 months again at dinner but I know I can convince him to go in February again. I loved going that time of year, crowds were really low and weather was perfect.
My girls cried when we left and said it was their favourite place!

I think my oldest summed it up perfectly when watching wishes she said "when you are at disney anything can happen!"

I am leaning towards poly again to really enjoy it and maybe an epcot resort....which one do people recommend? kids will be almost 2, 5, 6

Dh doesnt want to stay at akl so maybe just dinner there one night.
Not everyone feels they need to stay deluxe once they try it, but we are in that category. Our first onsite stay was at CBR and we had a great trip and loved the resort, but the following year we tried a deluxe and haven't stayed anything but deluxe since. We love the extra amenities the deluxes offer, the larger rooms, the alternate transportation options, etc. AKL is a beautiful resort, but if your DH doesn't want to stay there, I think a Poly split with an Epcot resort is a good idea, especially if your park time will be split among all of the parks. We've only stayed at the BC, but have visited the YC and BWI many times over the years and I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. The BC seems to be a little louder and more hectic than the other two (to me), but I think that's due in large part to Cape May being right inside the BC lobby. But the other two are just as "kid friendly" as the BC and I think you would be happy at any of them. Good luck and happy planning .
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:34 AM   #20
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Thanks everyone. Someone on here told me that if I started deluxe I wouldnt go down to moderate, anyoneth the Epcot resort Arab agree with that?? Would love the LM room for my ariel loving daughter but the room would feel WDW cramped I think.
There will be five of us but our baby will be under 3 next year when we go.
DH said 18 months again at dinner but I know I can convince him to go in February again. I loved going that time of year, crowds were really low and weather was perfect.
My girls cried when we left and said it was their favourite place!

I think my oldest summed it up perfectly when watching wishes she said "when you are at disney anything can happen!"

I am leaning towards poly again to really enjoy it and maybe an epcot resort....which one do people recommend? kids will be almost 2, 5, 6

Dh doesnt want to stay at akl so maybe just dinner there one night.

We were instantly hooked the first time we stayed on property too! I would never even consider staying off site again. We fell in love with the Epcot resort area and are now DVC members with our home resort being Beach Club...our favorite! We have two trips planned this year and are treating family members to stays in a two bedroom villa. I simply can't get enough of WDW! It's a total addiction!
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:31 PM   #21
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We were instantly hooked the first time we stayed on property too! I would never even consider staying off site again. We fell in love with the Epcot resort area and are now DVC members with our home resort being Beach Club...our favorite! We have two trips planned this year and are treating family members to stays in a two bedroom villa. I simply can't get enough of WDW! It's a total addiction!
I am thinking beach club/poly split maybe.....would beach club be good for kids ages 2,5,6??

I agree it is an addiction. we got home wed and my dh called me thursday to see if i was planning our next trip already? lol. He would rather go other places but he loves seeing our kids reactions to disney and with their ages right now nothing else will top disney!
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:45 PM   #22
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Thanks everyone. Someone on here told me that if I started deluxe I wouldnt go down to moderate, anyone agree with that?? Would love the LM room for my ariel loving daughter but the room would feel cramped I think.
There will be five of us but our baby will be under 3 next year when we go.
DH said 18 months again at dinner but I know I can convince him to go in February again. I loved going that time of year, crowds were really low and weather was perfect.
My girls cried when we left and said it was their favourite place!

I think my oldest summed it up perfectly when watching wishes she said "when you are at disney anything can happen!"

I am leaning towards poly again to really enjoy it and maybe an epcot resort....which one do people recommend? kids will be almost 2, 5, 6

Dh doesnt want to stay at akl so maybe just dinner there one night.
I don't really feel that way. I like all the resorts I have stayed in for a variety of reasons. I've stayed Deluxe at both GF (CL!) and WL, and have also subsequently stayed at CSR and the Fort. I will be going back in 2 weeks to stay at POFQ. I can definitely stay anywhere at Disney, but always know what I'm getting when I go!
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #23
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Most people just don't get it until they do it. Most of us here have seen the light and will never go back to offsite. Welcome to the light.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:20 AM   #24
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I have always wanted to stay onsite and it was everything I wanted it to be and more. Something magical about seeing the castle at the poly!

My DH who says we aren't going every year is coming around too which is awesome! I stay home with my girls and we need to save for these trips, if I was working I would love to go twice a year!

Having said that we love onsite now, I truthfully think we loved the poly for the conveniences of it and think with three kids 5 and under we will be monorail resort people/ deluxe resort people for a while. It was so easy using the monorail and if I had to pack my kids up to get them on a bus after the parks I don't see the advantage of onsite and would probably stay at bonnet creek. When they are older though I want to try POR.

I am officially hooked! Now only if I could win the lottery! Lol
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #25
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We stayed on-site, had a deal we couldn't pass staying off-site and have never done that again. No matter what the cost savings by staying off-site.

Why we love staying at Disney resorts:

Theming, the Cast Members, the beautiful gardens and fountains, resort restaurants and shopping, walking around the resorts and hearing the birds and no traffic noises outside your room, only the sound of the resorts carts, no road construction to drive around getting to WDW, no rush hour traffic congestion getting to WDW, love WDW transportation (no parking hassles), packages delivered to your room, the ease of getting back to the resort mid-afternnon rest, relaxation, swim, than getting back to the parks again and more.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:15 AM   #26
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I agree with all the reasons you listed. it was so easy staying onsite and being immersed in the magic was great. I loved the poly because it was disney but not in your face disney.

I wish i could go back for Christmas!!
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