can you help me decide please?

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  1. karentan

    karentan <font color=green>my main job for tomorrow is to g

    Dec 17, 2004
    trying to book a deluxe room for the first and probably last time in my life!!
    what would you choose and why?

    poly MK view
    contemporary MK view (if i can get one, jersey week!!)
    boardwalk view (again if i can get one)
    GF MK view (not as keen on the GF)
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  3. TiszBear

    TiszBear DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 2004
    Out of the choices you gave I would do this: GR MK view or the Poly MK view. To be able to see the fireworks from your room is amazing.

    Good Luck
  4. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt,vwl,bwv

    Oct 26, 2000
    either Polyn or BW - Jersey week is during the food/wine festavial -so you will want easy transportation to Epcot.
  5. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    I would have to say the Poly MK view :goodvibes. Out of the 4 resorts you mentioned, we have only stayed at the Poly, but we LOVE that resort :love:. Everything about it is wonderful.....the tiki torches lit at night, the beach, seeing the castle while you swim, watching fireworks from the beach...the list goes on and on ;). As far as the other 3.....the Contemporary has just never appealed to us; the resort just seems too old :sad2:. At the GF we always feel like we don't "belong" when we're there....seems too stuffy for us :rolleyes1. As for the Boardwalk.....we really haven't spent much time around this resort, but we like the MK area better than the Epcot/Boardwalk area :rolleyes:. I'm sure all of those resorts are nice, but our preference is the Poly :thumbsup2. Whichever resort you choose, I'm sure you'll have a great time :dance3:. Good luck deciding and happy planning :banana: :banana:
  6. AllyGirl_79

    AllyGirl_79 Mouseketeer

    Feb 12, 2005
    I love the Polynesian and the Boardwalk ... but we had dinner at the Cali Grill at the CR this past trip and now I understand why people get so excited about that view!

    I guess I'd say Poly is my first choice if you think this is your one shot at a deluxe -- easy access to MK and Epcot by walking to the TTC, great restaurants, watch the fireworks from your room or the beach, walk along the torch-lit pathways, etc. However, if you think you'll spend most of your time at Epcot/DHS, the Boardwalk might be the way to go. As far as I know, though, you can't guarrantee a Boardwalk view unless you're booking a deluxe room (which is also concierge). I think Boardwalk has water views, which can inlclude a pool view. Hopefully someone can correct me if I'm wrong about that.

    All of the choices are great, though, and I hope you have a fabulous trip!
  7. lmhall2000

    lmhall2000 May the road rise to meet you....May God hold you

    Aug 11, 2002
    I'd go for Contemporary Tower over Poly...just so cool to be on the upper floors watching the fireworks....and you can WALK to MK!
  8. rie'smom

    rie'smom <font color=green>"Always let your conscience be y

    Sep 13, 2005
    I'd go for the Contemporarytower. You cannot beat the view and as ImHall 2000 posted, you can walk.
    We've had bad experiences at the Epcot resorts during F & W. Loud, drunk people do not make for a goodnight's sleep.
  9. karentan

    karentan <font color=green>my main job for tomorrow is to g

    Dec 17, 2004
    i was leaning towards the contemporary, but because its during jersey week, its all booked up already. got a hold on a poly room, but still undecided.
  10. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2006
    I would go with the Contemporary Magic Kingdom view, because it's best possible view in all of WDW.
  11. Reginak

    Reginak Mouseketeer

    Jan 27, 2004
    Love them all. They are all great. My husband and I can't decide.

  12. catbertdave99

    catbertdave99 We Wanna Be There NOW!!!

    Feb 24, 2005
    Poly MK... I would love to have that!:thumbsup2
  13. deide71

    deide71 DIS Veteran

    Aug 14, 2005
    Have to add my vote for CR MK view:

  14. TJA

    TJA DIS Veteran

    Oct 8, 2000
    Well it really depends on your family members plus your taste. If you are just 2 adults and going to WDW during the food and wine festival, then the Epcot resorts would be awesome! You could just walk to the festival each day or night and enjoy the festivities. Or, in the alternative, if you have kids or simply love MK the most, then Poly or CR would be awesome to have the MK views and see Wishes and the water parade and also have easy access to MK. Just depends on what you're looking for in this trip. I can't imagine regretting staying at any of your choices -- you've picked some good ones! One thing I do want to mention is that Poly and CR have fabulous, large, and newly refurbed rooms, while BWI has smaller rooms that need a bit of an update, but that does not stop us from loving the Epcot resorts!

    Oh, and beware because once you stay at one of those deluxes, it's very hard to stay anywhere else!
  15. Stitch's Greatest Fa

    Stitch's Greatest Fa DIS Veteran

    Jan 18, 2004
    It would have to be the Poly - we LOVE the theming. Stayed there on our honeymoon 4 years ago and I would kill to be able to afford it every year.
  16. Tam1067

    Tam1067 LOVES LOVES LOVES the Poly

    Mar 29, 2006
    I see you're from the UK, and in that case, the Poly's theming would probably be really different than what you are used to at home. I'm sure you have some GF type of places there, so that would be out for me. And the Poly allows direct access to the TTC monorail line to Epcot which is a great perk.
  17. Alicnwondrln

    Alicnwondrln DIS Veteran

    Jul 8, 2003
    I would say the Poly, but switch to the CR tower if I could
  18. let'sgo

    let'sgo DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2005
    We've stayed at the Poly, and loved the theming and the views. Plus you have direct monorail service to MK and Epcot.

    I would also book a dinner at the California Grill (wow, what views) and then watch the fireworks outdoors on top of the roof. We did that on our last night and it was the perfect ending to a wonderful trip. Be sure to take your camera.

    Whatever you decide, you can't really go wrong. Have a great time!
  19. bnk1120

    bnk1120 I'll take chicken wings and beer.

    Jan 29, 2006
    POLY!!!! If I only had one chance to stay at a deluxe that would definitely be it. It so pretty and romantic. The monorail, Kona coffee, MK views, lush tropical foliage...definitely the Poly. CR holds no interest for me whatsoever. We stopped in there last month to check it out and see if our opinions had changed - nope, don't like it. Feels too much like an office building inside...
  20. tink_lover

    tink_lover POLKA PRINCESS

    Jan 14, 2007
    MK View CR - Simply amazing!!!! Great rooms, quiet resort - we loved it!
  21. PlainJane

    PlainJane <font color=teal>It was wonderful both times<br><f

    Dec 25, 2005
    Poly would be my first choice, with BWI being a close second.

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