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Old 03-19-2013, 10:46 AM   #31
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We were pricing out a few options and we can do 7 days at AOA suite or at a lower level Deluxe or a Moderate. OR for about the same price so for 10 or 11 days if we stay at a Value. While I'm not thrilled with the Value Resorts the idea of more disney vacation days is tempting. What do you think? Will 10 days at a value be too much since they don't have as many amenities. Or it should be ok since we aren't really hang at the resort people anyway.

I would pick the 7 day trip at a lower level Deluxe (Wilderness Lodge would be my pick, since I've never stayed there and its looks wonderful!). A day trip is plenty time to hit all the park once and go around for a second day on a couple without rushing things! We have never stayed at WDW over 7 days. I think it's plenty of time. If I stayed 10 or 11 days then I might need a vacation from my vacation
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:46 AM   #32
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I'd opt for the 7 nights at a deluxe. I don't think you'd be sitting around in your room, but rather you'd be enjoying the relaxed feeling and enjoying the little extras you get at a deluxe. Depending on which one you choose (WL? CR wing room?), you'd get some other forms of transportation that are more relaxing than taking a bus or car to the parks. There are boats, walking paths, monorail too. You can rent boats or bikes at some/most deluxes. There are sit-down restaurants at the deluxes. For us, it's more enjoyable with the extras.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:48 AM   #33
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Briar rose...for the"deals" just keep your eyes on these boards and on the Walt Disney World website...if you have a Disney visa you will normally receive advance notification of sales...good luck!
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:48 AM   #34
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I would pick the 7 day trip at a lower level Deluxe (Wilderness Lodge would be my pick, since I've never stayed there and its looks wonderful!). A day trip is plenty time to hit all the park once and go around for a second day on a couple without rushing things! We have never stayed at WDW over 7 days. I think it's plenty of time. If I stayed 10 or 11 days then I might need a vacation from my vacation
Ohh you think it may be too much time? Hmmm
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Briar rose...for the"deals" just keep your eyes on these boards and on the Wslt Disney Eorld website...if you have a Disney visa you will normally receive advance notification of sales...good luck!
Oh wonderful!! I just got the Disney visa a few months ago!! Thank you!
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:47 PM   #36
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I would go to stay longer. Going to the parks and enjoying all they have to offer is more important to me than staying at a stale resort. I guess I'm not a hotel snob. We've only stayed at values and they're fun, relaxing, beds are comfy, bathrooms are clean and we're not surrounded by snobby rude people. Sorry, I just don't understand the animosity towards resorts below a mod. Doesn't make any sense. Your attitude makes your vacation....if you have a good one, your vacation will be wonderful no matter where you stay!
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:51 PM   #37
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I would go to stay longer. Going to the parks and enjoying all they have to offer is more important to me than staying at a stale resort. I guess I'm not a hotel snob. We've only stayed at values and they're fun, beds are comfy, bathrooms are clean and we're not surrounded by snobby rude people. Sorry, I just don't understand the animosity towards resorts below a mod. Doesn't make any sense. Your attitude makes your vacation....if you have a good one, your vacation will be wonderful no matter where you stay!
Thank you! I agree we will have a good time no matter what! That's just us. I was so curious though after hearing bad things about value resorts. Someone I know even compared it to a motel 8!
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Have you considered rentiing points from David`s and staying at a deluxe villa? Not sure how that will compare to any deals you are finding but it is something else to look into which has not yet been mentioned here.
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Have you considered rentiing points from David`s and staying at a deluxe villa? Not sure how that will compare to any deals you are finding but it is something else to look into which has not yet been mentioned here.
Ohhh I don't know anything about that. I guess I should go research
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:21 PM   #40
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Thank you! I agree we will have a good time no matter what! That's just us. I was so curious though after hearing bad things about value resorts. Someone I know even compared it to a motel 8!
Seriously? Motel 6? OMG...people are nuts! Well I have no opinion on music or sports, maybe they're bad (doubt it) but movies and pop are great. I'm somewhat biased obviously since I've never stayed anywhere else but I've looked at plenty of pics and videos when planning our trips and we always go back to what's cheapest. Cheap doesn't mean motel 6 cheap or motel 6 quality. Yes, the mods and deluxes look amazing....but my bank account looks more amazing after our vacation and we have the same amount of fun if we stayed at AKL or movies. It boils down to what's important to you. To me, it's the fun atmosphere for our kids. A mod/deluxe is more pleasing to the adults because they look nice. Before booking our trip, we were 100% sure we were staying at POR, but the more videos I watched, I realized the resort looks boring. It's up to you....but for us, it's the parks that draw us to disney, the resort is just a bonus and again for us the values are a good bonus and nothing like a motel 6.
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I vote for a longer vacation also.

If you are not spending too much time at your resort-then all levels are simply hotel rooms with beds-places to sleep- and none are uncomfortable.

I like the facilities provided in dvc properties,extra bedrooms,washing machine and dryer and kitchen.

If simply staying in a hotel room,I am as happy in a value room as I am in a moderate.
We liked the foodcourts at pop and all stars.
The theming and the pools were all great.
We aren't bothered by the lack of a table service restaurant.

We have stayed at port orleans also,and whereas the boat to dtd was pleasant,it was a once only,as ds was not keen.
There were nightly movies for watching outside on an evening,but we never attended.
Also,family bikes for hire and other activities which I can't remember!
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #42
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The values really make it seem more "Disney" to us, the icons surround you while your there. We have stayed at all levels and this trip we are bringing our almost 2 year old(first trip!) to ASMU and I think that he will enjoy the hotel almost as much as the parks. That being said, my 13 yr old preferred the value (asmo) over the mods and preferred the deluxe (contemporary) with the monorail option over them all. The monorail is (for us) the best part of staying deluxe, but the price and kid friendly looks of the values have our name wrote all over it for this trip. and with a new baby, it'll probably be values for a while. Heck, it's Disney, I'm just thrilled to be going! 2 1/2 more weeks and well be at (asmu) can't wait to see how the baby reacts to a six foot tall mouse!!!
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #43
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Ohhh I don't know anything about that. I guess I should go research
I am trying to post a link to another thread. Hope it works and happy researching. I am sure anywhere you stay will be fun as you will be at Disney!!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3048130
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Thank you! I agree we will have a good time no matter what! That's just us. I was so curious though after hearing bad things about value resorts. Someone I know even compared it to a motel 8!
People tend to throw the values under the bus. I have stayed at all levels and we actually like the values. Does everyone of course not. But just because I don't want to stay in a deluxe don't mean I'm going to give them a bad name. I had the worst housekeeping 2 years in a row and it wasn't a value. But things happen.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #45
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10 or 11 days is a long time to be go, go , going...we like to relax and enjoy the resort as well. If I were to stay longer I would definitely want a nicer resort so that I could have down time to relax, enjoy the pool with my kids etc....just my opinion.
Our last vacation was 11 days. We did go other places besides just the Disney world too. It did get to be long and exhausting. We wanted to make the very most of our days there, so we were up and on the go by 8am at the very latest. Some mornings we were at the park by 7:30 for breakfast reservations.
We stayed as late as the park was open at night. One night, was MNSSHP and we didn't get back to our timeshare until 1:30am. long day!!

We went to discovery cove during our vacation. That was our most relaxing day during the entire trip! Animal kingdom and epcot were less hectic, hollywood and magic kingdom were the longest, most fun filled days! Sea world felt busy, but universal was a little more laid back -- for us anyways.

We stayed at our timeshare resort for our last vacation, so that made the 11 day vacation more affordable. Under $800 for 10 nights.
Our upcoming Disney vacation we're staying on Disney, at the Grand Floridian, for 7 nights.
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