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Old 11-01-2013, 10:20 AM   #106
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Of the ones we've experienced:

1) Boardwalk Inn
2) Poly
3) AKL (too remote - likely will not return)
4) All Stars Movies (would return only if every other hotel at WDW was booked)

We stayed at CR back at the very beginning so I don't think it's fair to rank it now since it's been 40+ years but I very much want to find a way to try it again (was all booked up for my next trip.. )

Same thing with the Swan (too long since we've been there.)

I have to say that the start of this thread (and the room only discount that finally came out a few weeks ago) swayed me to make a reservation at WL for our trip this coming February - I changed from the Dolphin where I had a AAA discount but I wanted to be on property for the Magical Express, magic bands, etc.

So excited!


We are now staying at the Beach Club as 2 more kids are going so we are now over the limit for WL. I'm sorry we won't experience the WL this time, but am keeping it at the top of my list along with the Contemporary for the next trip...
February 2015 - Beach Club & Universal Resort (TBD)
February 2014 - Polynesian
December 2009 - BWI
June 2007 - AKL
November 2003 - Polynesian
October 2000 - ASMo
March 1990 - Swan
Summer 1972 - Contemporary

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Old 11-01-2013, 10:39 AM   #107
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1. Wilderness Lodge
2. Animal Kingdom
3. Port Orleans Riverside/Dixie Landings
4. Coronado Springs
5. French Quarter
6. Contemporary
7. Any All stars for a short weekend
8. Pop Century not a fan )

Those are the ones I've stayed at. Have not got to stay anywhere else yet.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #108
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Gosh, this is really tough! There are things that I liked about each.

1. BC
2. YC
3. AKL
4. WL
5. Poly
6. AsMu (years ago!)

Aug 2014 - YC Jan 2014 - Disney Dream and WL Oct 2013 - PBH Oct 2012 - BC (DxDP) Oct 2011 - YC (DxDP) May 2011 - PBH and AKL (DxDP) Sept 2010 - Poly (DxDP) Oct 2009 - BC (DDP) May 2004 - RPR April 1995 - AsMu

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Old 11-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #109
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From where I have stayed

1. Beach Club
2. Grand Floridian
3. AKL
4. CSR
5. Poly
6. POP

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Old 11-01-2013, 04:30 PM   #110
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1) BWI
2) FWC
3) GF
4) YC
5) CR
6) SSR
7) Poly

WL and AKL are upcoming, so I'll see where they may fall in the mix. My #1 and #2 choices are absolutely certain. The rest could all be #3, except POFQ is last only because I love a balcony in the morning, or at night, when everyone else in asleep.

Apr 86 DL...Sep 93 WDW Off-site...Nov 05 WDW Off-site...May 07 POFQ '50th B-day'!...Aug 08 Poly 'We survived TS Fay'~Hawaii Upgrade!...Aug 09 GF 'P-O-S-H Trip'~Lagoon View upgrade!...Jun 10 FWC 'Gathering of the Princesses'~1st Road Trip...Dec 10 CR 'ChiChi's Very Merry Birthday Party'...Aug 11 FWC 'FACES@TheFort' ~Road Trip #2...Dec 11 YC 'Occupy Main Street USA'~First solo trip!...Jul 12 SSR 'TrulyEpicAdventure.4.3'~Road Trip #3...Jun13 FWC 'Stitch's Great Escape XIII'~Road Trip #4...Sep 13 BWI 'Spidercuzzins Not So Scary F&WF'...Dec 13 WL 'Chillin' Christmas'...Feb 14 AKL 'Jambo Junket'~Solo Trip #2...Apr 14 BC 'Flower Power!'~Solo Trip #3...Sep 14 BWI 'Diva-licious Magic'...Nov 14 WL 'Lodge Tree-t'...Jan 15 AKL 'Where I'm Going?'
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:39 PM   #111

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Based on the resorts we've stayed at:
1. Poly
2. GF
3. AKL - would have ranked much higher if not so remote/reliant on busses
4. BC
5. WL
6. SSR - probably wouldn't stay here again
163. AS Music (really will never stay here again....)

Would love to try BW, YC, and CR - maybe someday....

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:38 AM   #112
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From my experience

1) Beach Club
2) AKL Jambo
3) Swan/Dolphin
4) Pop Century
5) Saratoga Springs (Didn't feel magical)
6) All Star Sports (will not return)
Pop Century 7/2007- 1st Trip-- Disney Cruise on the Magic 2009--Pop Century 6/2010-- One Night Premium B-day trip ASsp/Dolphin 9/2010-- Saratoga Springs Resort 7/2011 -- Beach Club Villas/Disney Dream 9/2011!Disney Dream AKL 02/13 Adults Only!11/13 Disney Dream/ Swan Thanksgiving Surf and Turf! Food and Wine ASMo Bday trip 9/14
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:28 AM   #113
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My hotels!

1. Grand Floridian
2. Yacht Club
3. Fort Wilderness
4. Port Orleans
5. Polynesian
6. I haven't stayed at any others, but all the ones I have stayed in have been great!
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:49 AM   #114
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1. Poly
2. YC
3. BC
4. WL
5. AKL
6. Dolphin
7. Ft. Wilderness cabins

Hope that is everything. We want to stay at CR/BLT and BWI but love our usual split of YC or BC and Poly too much!
Jen, mom to three

Upcoming: Disneyland 7/14 Mom & DS3, BCV 11/14

YC & Poly 10/13 Poly & BC 12/10GC at Disneyland 06/09Mom and DS2, WL 1/09YC & BC (yes, both!) 9/08 Hojo's near Disneyland 6/08Mom and DS1, WL 1/08Poly 9/07 BC 10/06 AKL & Poly 12/05 Mom and DS1, WL & Dolphin 2/05 First trip as an adult to AK & FW cabins, 12/04
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:18 PM   #115
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Cont. love the MK view!!!
POR loved the waterslide
I can never pick my favorite ride at Disney World. Ok...Splash Mountain!
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:26 PM   #116
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Wilderness Lodge
Beach club

Top three for me. We'll be at the W.L. On Wednesday!! Then it's Boardwalk on Saturday
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:30 PM   #117
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Wilderness Lodge
Beach Club
Grand Floridian
Port Orleans Riverside
Coronado Springs
Saratoga Springs

These are the ones I have stayed at
CSR - business trip 12/03
WL CL - 1st family visit! - 7/10
Poly - 5/11
GF - 3/12
SSR/VWL - 6/12
BC CL - 6/13
WL - 12/13
WL - 12/14
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:52 PM   #118
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Solely based on the resorts we have either stayed at or spent some time at and visited.....


August 2013 Beach Club
August 2011 POP
May 2010 CBR
October 2008 ASMO
September 2006 & 2007 POP
Previous 2 visits off site
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:36 PM   #119
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For me
Grand Floridian
Wilderness lodge
Caribbean beach
Port Orleans riverside
Coronado springs
Pop century
All star movies
Beach club
All star sports

2010 Auntie shows Niece the world pop century
2009-Grand Floridian 25th Anniversary/Birthday
2007-Polynesian 4th of July
2006-Contemporary Son College Graduation
2006- Disney Cruise My 40th Birthday
2005- Disneyland's 50th Paradise Pier with husband
2004-Wilderness Lodge Husbands Family Grand Gathering
2003- Polynesian Just husband again
2002- Polynesian just husband
2001- Comtemporary Mom and adopted kids
2001- Dixie Landings Free Work Trip
2001- All Star Movies just Me
2000- Dixie Landings Sister and I
1999- Carribian Beach Best Friend only No Famlies
1998- Carribiean Beach 15th Anniversary No Son
1997- Dixie Landings Best Friend and Families
1995- All Star Sports First Time On Site Son 11
1989- Off Site Son Five years old
1985- Off Site Son's first Trip
1983- Off Site Honeymoon Trip
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:40 PM   #120
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We have only stayed at these 2 resorts for our past 5 visits:

1. Polynesian
2. Wilderness Lodge

My family would rate them the opposite, but I am a Poly girl all the way.
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