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Old 04-05-2014, 05:17 PM   #256
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1. Boardwalk Inn (club level)

2. Grand Floridian (royal palm club)

3. Animal Kingdom (club level)

4. Port Orleans Riverside (Dixie Landings when we stayed)

5. Yacht Club

6. Contemporary

The only one I really wouldn't stay at again is the Contemporary.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:18 AM   #257
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First of all... Thank you JimmyMcG. I loved this thread!! It was a lot of fun to see all the responses, and to see how others compared to mine.

I am a High School Math teacher, and as a mathematician, yes 'sonofanarchy' has a valid point. BUT, I also agreed with you, that while not scientific, given a large enough sampling, you could definitely get a 'feel' as to the favorites.

Second... I thought it would be a good idea to put a few of my students to good use, and to take a look at the results so far (up to reply #256)

The number of people choosing a resort as their #1...
45 Polynesian
35 Animal Kingdom Lodge
31 Wilderness Lodge
26 Boardwalk Inn
22 Beach Club
14 Yacht Club
14 Port Orleans Riverside
11 Grand Floridian
10 Old Key West
and interestingly...
36 Beach/Yacht combined
17 Port Orleans Riverside/French Quarter combined
9 Contemporary/Bay Lake Tower combined
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:24 AM   #258
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My students also made a list for responses that were in people's "TOP 2"

70 Polynesian
56 Animal Kingdom Lodge
55 Wilderness Lodge
45 Beach Club
35 Boardwalk Inn
33 Grand Floridian
25 Yacht Club
22 Port Orleans Riverside
18 Port Orleans French Quarter
17 Contemporary
14 Old Key West
13 Bay Lake Tower
13 Coronado Springs
12 Caribbean Beach
and...
70 Beach/Yacht combined
40 Port Orleans Riverside/French Quarter combined
30 Contemporary/Bay Lake Tower combined
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:31 AM   #259
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and for responses that made people's "TOP 3"

86 Polynesian
84 Animal Kingdom
68 Beach Club
65 Wilderness Lodge
48 Boardwalk Inn
47 Grand Floridian
36 Yacht Club
35 Port Orleans Riverside
31 Port Orleans French Quarter
29 Contemporary
21 Old Key West
21 Bay Lake Tower
20 Caribbean Beach
19 Coronado Springs
18 Saratoga Springs
17 Pop Century
8 Art of Animation
6 Fort Wilderness
6 All Stars
5 Dolphin/Swan

and if combined...
104 Beach/Yacht
66 Port Orleans Riverside/French Quarter
50 Contemporary/Bay Lake Tower
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:44 AM   #260
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I want to say thank you again to JimmyMcG. I was surprised how many of my students were also huge Disney fans (well not surprised actually). They had just as much fun with this thread as I did.

And I want to use this space to thank them as well. They did a good job with this, and it obviously helped them appreciate the statistics involved (sampling size, etc)

And it appears the top 10 (so far) would be
1. Polynesian
2. Animal Kingdom
3. Wilderness Lodge
4. Beach Club
5. Boardwalk Inn
6. Grand Floridian
7. Yacht Club
8. Port Orleans Riverside
9. Port Orleans French Quarter
10. Contemporary
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:56 AM   #261
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Well how cool that someone had their students rank them!!! I've stayed at WL and AKL and they are definitely fantastic. BC for us this year. I hope we love it, too!
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:56 AM   #262
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Here is how I would rank the resorts I have stayed at:

#1 Poly
#2 Contemporary
#3 POR
#4 POFQ
#5 CSR
#6 ASSp
#7 ASMu
#8 Beach Club
#9 CBR

I wouldn't say there is any resort on a never go back list, but I wouldn't do CBR again unless I booked a preferred location or had a car. And to stay at the Beach Club again I would plan on using taxis quite a bit.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:16 AM   #263
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BWI
AK
YC
WL
Poly
AsM
CBR

Will be staying At CR CL in May 2014, hoping that will become #1
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:46 AM   #264
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kjcs618--do you have the number of times each resort was included on a list? I think JimmyMcG was planning to use those numbers to get a baseline for all resorts.

Interesting numbers put together by the students.

I picked Poly #1 but I stayed there with a good discount during value season. When shopping for a resort, I think this list will be helpful while I determine how much I'm willing to pay for a resort. I also research what others say about the resorts and try to find out how their priorities compare to mine.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:18 PM   #265
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'day-day'... no, they didn't. But, I think JimmyMcG DID do that when he tallied his "percentages". He used his 'percentage' as a number of times someone ranked a resort 1st, compared to how many times they actually mentioned a resort.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:55 PM   #266
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'day-day'... no, they didn't. But, I think JimmyMcG DID do that when he tallied his "percentages". He used his 'percentage' as a number of times someone ranked a resort 1st, compared to how many times they actually mentioned a resort.
Thanks. I searched and found the tallies JimmyMcG put together. I hadn't realized they were already put together and even updated.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:19 PM   #267
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What a fun idea!

I would rank our resorts as:

1) POFQ (our favourite by far!)
2) POR
3) Poly
4) ASMu
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:45 AM   #268
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What a fun idea! I would rank our resorts as: 1) POFQ (our favourite by far!) 2) POR 3) Poly 4) ASMu
What is PFQ?
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:47 AM   #269
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1. Boardwalk Inn (club level) 2. Grand Floridian (royal palm club) 3. Animal Kingdom (club level) 4. Port Orleans Riverside (Dixie Landings when we stayed) 5. Yacht Club 6. Contemporary The only one I really wouldn't stay at again is the Contemporary.
Did you stay in the villas at GF? Trying to figure out where to stay? It's our first time. We have a two year old and a four year old? Any suggestions? We want to stay where the monarail is.
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:50 AM   #270
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Any suggestions on where to stay with a two and four year old? Thinking of staying at grand flo villas?? Anyone stayed there?
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