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Old 04-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Hotel lobby exploring/drinking suggestions!

I just love exploring Disney's resort lobbies and bars. It's an event in itself.
What would be your favorite ones to go have a drink in and enjoy the scenery?
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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Top of the list for me would be the Wilderness Lodge. The lobby is awesome. It has a nice lounge, too, the Territory Lounge.
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AKL has a wonderful lobby (designed by the same architect as WL) and there's a place called Victoria Falls where you can get a drink. If you do go there, walk to the end of the lobby and down the stairs if you want to see some giraffes and other African animals.

GF has a beautiful lobby as well, and in the evening there's a band playing there. I think the place to relax is called "Mizner's" but I'm not 100% sure of the name.

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:37 PM   #4
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We just love the second floor of the Poly, overlooking the lobby, pool and lagoon
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A tie between the Poly and AKL..each so different but amazing in their own way. I give the edge to Poly because of the overall relaxing yet so close to everything feeling you get there.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:55 PM   #6
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I haven't gone to the bars but love sitting in the GF lobby, enjoying the music, and people watching. Sitting in a rocking chair in front of the fireplace at WL is also a fav.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:58 PM   #7
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I haven't gone to any bars/longues but I love the lobby of AoA, has all the concept art from previous animated films, I could spend a lot of time just wondering around in there.

I also remember Caribbean Beach Resort having a nice lobby too
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:08 AM   #8
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I spent one of my favorite evenings in the WL lounge. I had this fantastic b.b. chicken pizza and it was Sunday night, so I was doing the crossword puzzle. The bartender was also a puzzle freak and helped me.

I ended up meeting a fantastic group of women from Chicago, who were there for their (every five year) sorority reunion. They invited me to tag along with them, since I was on a solo trip. I had a blast.
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